Making a Difference in Diabetes
Explore these resources for contacting your lawmakers and staying current on diabetes issues, advocacy, and legislation.
Staying on Top of the Issues
The American Diabetes Association's Advocacy Action Center
The ADA allows you to easily stay up-to-date on diabetes legislation that affects you. Sign up for email alerts to get notifications about important advocacy issues in your area.
Take Action with the JDRF
The JDRF advocacy center keeps you abreast of pending legislation affecting diabetes research. You can also contact your representatives directly from the JDRF site.
Get Involved with the dLife Foundation
The dLife Foundation promotes education and motivation for people with diabetes, particularly children with diabetes, in order to empower them to take control and live a healthy, long life.
Contact Your Lawmakers
Contact your Representative
This online form sends your email directly to your representative.
Contact your Senator
Alphabetical and by-state listings of U.S. Senators, including mailing address, email, and phone numbers.
Contact the White House
Write or email the President and Vice President about pending diabetes legislation.
Contact other Federal Authorities
From FirstGov, a one-stop-shop for contacting all other federal agencies and authorities.
Contact your State Governor
A state-by-state listing of governors in office and their contact information.
Contact your State Legislature
Find your state senator and representative here.
Diabetes Alert Day
American Diabetes Association's Diabetes Alert Day is held every year on the fourth Tuesday of March to call attention to diabetes and to encourage everyone to find out if they are at risk.
World Diabetes Day
The World Diabetes Day Campaign calls on all those responsible for diabetes care to understand diabetes and take control.
Across the country, the month of November is a time to focus on the epidemic of diabetes and to work as hard as ever to stop it in its tracks for the millions of people at risk of developing the disease.
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