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JL
- 661 days ago - donations.diabetes.org
Unless Congress takes action by Friday, March 1st, every federal program, including diabetes research and prevention programs, will be cut dramatically through across-the-board funding reductions known as sequestration.



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JL A. (276)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:30 am
Unless Congress takes action by Friday, March 1st, every federal program, including diabetes research and prevention programs, will be cut dramatically through across-the-board funding reductions known as sequestration. We need to make sure spending cuts don’t sever the lifeline diabetes research and programs provide to the nearly 105 million Americans with diabetes and prediabetes. Now is the time to tell your Members of Congress how important diabetes research and prevention programs are to you and your community.

We must act together to bring attention to important programs at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health and the Division of Diabetes Translation at the Centers for Disease Control. Congress needs to understand the impact the cuts being discussed on Capitol Hill would have on diabetes research and programs to prevent and manage diabetes.

Act now to tell your Members of Congress not to cut diabetes research and prevention funding.

This week is our chance to tell our Members of Congress diabetes is an epidemic our nation cannot afford to ignore. While we support fiscal responsibility, we cannot balance the budget on the backs of people with diabetes.

J, let your voice be heard by taking action today, and letting your Members of Congress know cutting diabetes research and prevention programs will create problems, not solve them.

Take action today!

Thank you for all you do to Stop Diabetes®.

Sincerely,

Shereen Arent
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs & Advocacy
American Diabetes Associatio
 

Nicole W. (644)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:36 am
signed and shared, thank you JL
 

Michael Kirkby (86)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:45 am
Noted & posted
 

Joe R. (190)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 9:45 am
Thanks JL. Signed and noted.
 

Diane K. (132)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:25 am
signed! thanks
 

SuSanne P. (186)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:40 am
Thank you JL. For some reason I am unable to sign at this moment, but will try later. Not to be negative but I don't believe anything will be positive come the first!
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:21 am
Noted, signed, twittered and google shared. Thanks J.L. My nephew has diabetes so I will do whatever I can to help him.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:54 am
You are welcome Nicole, Joe. Diane, SuSann4e and Tamara.
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Autumn S. (154)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:16 pm
signed and noted, TY JL
 

Angelika R. (144)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 2:57 pm
noted -sorry wrong form, can't sign :(
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:10 pm
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Thanks for trying Angelika!
 

Robby R. (15)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:11 pm
Signed
 

Dan & Tina P. (30)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 3:14 pm
S&N
 

Mitchell D. (132)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:51 pm
S and N.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:58 pm
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Giana Peranio-Paz (394)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:45 pm
Noted and signed.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 10:47 pm
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Lynn Squance (232)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:58 pm
Signed

As a diabetic myself, this is extremely important that research and education continue. Some populations are more susceptible to diabetes than others. But believe me, diabetes is a BIG game changer that can result in amputations of limbs (particularly feet and toes), blindness, and puts people at significantly increased risk of heart disease, strokes, Alzheimer's just to name a few. BTW, I visit my mother in a dementia unit weekly, and the number of patients there that have diabetes is staggering (I see all the needles at meal times). Fortunately my mother is not one of them.
 

Judy C. (100)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:31 am
Signed. Thanks J.L.
 

John B. (122)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:15 am
Thanks J.L. for the post and link. Read, signed, message sent and post noted.
"Thank you for taking action!"
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 7:22 am
Thank you for reminding us all of the added risks diabetes brings Lynn. You are welcome Judy and John.
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Jude Hand (59)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 9:40 am
Noted and signed, tx. Mentioned to Mr. Desantis (my rep, wouldn't you know a Republican) a sampling of people I know with the disease - not by name of course, all of whom are employed, don't sell drugs or hang out on street corners. Trying to get the point across that some of the folks he regularly rubs shoulders with will be hurt by this sequester going through and, if some kind of point is trying to be made in letting it happen, he's hurting allies not foes.
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 11:40 am
I hope your approach makes your rep be able to hear you Jude. You cannot currently send a star to Jude because you have done so within the last day.
 

Birgit W. (152)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:01 pm
Thanks
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:17 pm
You are welcome Birgit
 

Natalie V. (27)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:02 pm
noted / signed
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 4:23 pm
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Winn Adams (203)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 5:27 pm
Signed
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 6:00 pm
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Ludger W. (72)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 12:58 am
done
 

JL A. (276)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 7:36 am
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DORIS L. (61)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 11:46 am
I signed this petition.
 

Cheriann P. (17)
Thursday February 28, 2013, 1:42 pm
Noted. Unable to sign. L♡ve ☮ Peace.
 
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