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May 2009

Diabetes Educators and Their Supporters Asked to Rally Behind “Catalyst to Better Diabetes Care Act”

Diabetes educators and their supporters nationwide are being asked to rally behind congressional legislation that would establish a "national diabetes report card," promote better training of doctors with regard to reporting diabetes as a factor in births and deaths, and set federal standards requiring doctors to achieve a level of diabetes education before they can be licensed or certified.

comments 7 comments - Posted May 8, 2009

September 2008

The California Diabetes Program Has Been Saved!
The California Diabetes Program Has Been Saved!

Dear Colleagues,

Late yesterday the California Diabetes Program received official notice that their request for exemption from the Governor's Executive Order was approved! This allows the program and staff to continue without interruption. The news came in the nick-of-time as lay-offs were scheduled for October 1, 2008.

comments 1 comment - Posted Sep 30, 2008

July 2008

New Yorkers, Speak Up! The Fight for CGMS Coverage Continues
New Yorkers, Speak Up! The Fight for CGMS Coverage Continues

If you are a New Yorker and have been denied CGMS coverage by insurance or would like coverage for a continuous glucose monitoring system, Gina Capone, founder of Diabetes TalkFest, wants you to Raise your Voice.

comments 3 comments - Posted Jul 25, 2008

$300 Million for Type 1 Research: Congress Overrides Bush's Veto of Medicare Bill
$300 Million for Type 1 Research: Congress Overrides Bush's Veto of Medicare Bill

July 16, 2008 – Congress was successful in overriding President Bush's veto of the Medicare legislation, including funding for diabetes research, that was passed by the House last month and by the Senate last week.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 25, 2008

Amputee Coalition of America Enjoys Record Attendance at its National Conference
Amputee Coalition of America Enjoys Record Attendance at its National Conference

The 2008 Amputee Coalition of America’s annual national conference in Atlanta June 19 through 22 set new attendance records, driven by interest in the proposed federal prosthetic parity law and other issues of importance to amputees.

comments 0 comments - Posted Jul 10, 2008

August 2006

A Day to Remember
A Day to Remember

On a steamy day in early June, a throng of diabetes advocates from around the nation marched up those magical white steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to make their voices heard.

comments 0 comments - Posted Aug 1, 2006

May 1999

February 1999

JDF, ADA Criticize Each Other’s Lobbying Tactics

The JDF and the ADA fight against diabetes all across the United States, but when they hit Capitol Hill they go in different directions. So says The Washington Post in a December 1998 story.

comments 0 comments - Posted Feb 1, 1999

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