Healthcare Reform

 

Tell your government officials that the voices of their diabetes constituents must be heard!
Act NOW to ensure diabetes is part of the healthcare debate!

Follow the 3 simple steps below:
1. Click here to find your representative by inputting your zip code.
2. Click here to determine if your representative is on the Diabetes Caucus.
3. Write to your representative. Weve provided a sample letter - one version for Diabetes Caucus members and another for representatives not in the Caucus - that you can copy and paste below. You can also feel free to edit to tell your own story!

The Congressional Diabetes Caucus was created to educate members of Congress about diabetes. They strive to support legislative activities that will improve the lifestyle of people living with diabetes.


If your representative is a member of the Diabetes Caucus:



As a member of the Diabetes Caucus, you know how critical it is that the needs of people with diabetes be considered in America's healthcare reform.

Our needs are unique. Diabetes is a 24/7 lifestyle, and at best our current system pays for about one hour with a doctor every year. That leaves more than 8,700 hours to manage this very complex condition on our own.

I have found a resource that has made a tremendous impact in my daily diabetes management -- dLife -- a national TV show broadcast every Sunday and a website that I use for staying on top of my diabetes every day. dLife has provided me with information I was not able to find anywhere else, plus by connecting with others struggling each and every day to keep their diabetes in control I don't feel so alone. It is an amazing comfort and resource for me. And gives me practical tools that l use in real life every day -- like recipes, questions and answers from diabetes experts, videos that motivate me to stay on track. It keeps me believing I can go another day or eat a little better or test my blood more often than having my doctor lecture me in the 10 minutes he can spend with me. And the best part? It's absolutely FREE! Doesn't cost me, my insurance company or taxpayers a dime!

For anyone involved in healthcare reform and especially as a member of the Diabetes Caucus, I urge you to become acquainted with dLife. These are the solutions that will empower people like me to get their diabetes under control and keep me out of the hospital. Please visit dLife.com today and advocate for all of us over the next critical few months!
 


If your representative is NOT a member of the Diabetes Caucus but is a member of Congress:



Our needs are unique. Diabetes is a 24/7 lifestyle, and at best our current system pays for about one hour with a doctor every year. That leaves more than 8,700 hours to manage this very complex condition on our own.

I have found a resource that has made a tremendous impact in my daily diabetes management -- dLife -- a national TV show broadcast every Sunday and a website that I use for staying on top of my diabetes every day. dLife has provided me with information I was not able to find anywhere else, plus by connecting with others struggling each and every day to keep their diabetes in control I don't feel so alone. It is an amazing comfort and resource for me. And gives me practical tools that l use in real life every day -- like recipes, questions and answers from diabetes experts, videos that motivate me to stay on track. It keeps me believing I can go another day or eat a little better or test my blood more often than having my doctor lecture me in the 10 minutes he can spend with me. And the best part? It's absolutely FREE! Doesn't cost me, my insurance company or taxpayers a dime!

For anyone involved in healthcare reform, I urge you to become acquainted with dLife. These are the solutions that will empower people like me to get their diabetes under control and keep me out of the hospital. Please visit dLife.com today and advocate for all of us over the next critical few months!
 

 

Last Modified Date: June 13, 2013

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