Advocacy Priorities

Diabetes affects the lives of nearly 30 million children and adults in this country and another 86 million with prediabetes. If current trends continue, one in three children will face a future with diabetes. It's a tragedy that doesn't have to happen.

By working with Congress and State Legislators, we can stop the diabetes epidemic in America.

Read about our 2018 State and Federal Legislative and Regulatory Priorities and our 2017 Advocacy Accomplishments.

2019 State and Federal Legislative & Regulatory Priorities

These priorities include legislative, regulatory and state work the Association does in the areas identified on this page.

Legal Advocacy Priorities

Legal Advocacy is a core component of the Association's strategic plan goal to Raise Voice and Support People, igniting a movement to protect the rights of people with diabetes through an aggressive campaign that combats the stigma of diabetes and highlights the seriousness of the disease.

Explore: Advocacy Priorities

  • Funding for Research and Programs

    A greater commitment to diabetes research and prevention funding is critical in the fight against diabetes. We are working to increase funding for diabetes research at the federal and state levels.

  • Prevention

    We are committed to supporting diabetes prevention issues which strengthen healthy lifestyles and address the alarming rise in child and adult obesity.

  • Health Disparities

    Some communities are affected harder (disparately impacted) by diabetes, which is why we advocate for increased diabetes research, treatment and education in minority populations.

  • Advocacy Accomplishments

    Learn about our 2018 accomplishments.

  • Insulin Access and Affordability

    In response to increasing insulin costs, the ADA launched our Make Insulin Affordable campaign and the Board of Directors formed a Working Group of experts to examine the issue. Learn about ADA’s latest actions to improve access to affordable insulin.