You literally have the power of millions on your side in the fight against diabetes. Along with the nearly 24 million Americans living with this disease, high-clout national advocacy organizations like the American Diabetes Association and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fight each day for diabetes rights, treatment advances, and a permanent solution to the disease — a cure.
Diabetes research also has many friends on Capitol Hill, including senators and representatives who have personally been touched by the disease. By adding your voice to the call for increases in research funding, both through your vote and with your support of advocacy and education in your community, you take the cause a little bit further. Yes, diabetes is a powerful enemy, but with strength in numbers, the fight can be won.