Beyond Type 2 Advocacy
Everyone impacted by diabetes—type 1, type 2, and beyond—has a right to the best care possible for their unique situation. This means having access to the technology, medications, support and clinical care teams that help each individual manage their chronic condition. We work to increase access and remove barriers, giving our community the tools needed to succeed.
High quality, modern insulin must be available to people with diabetes regardless of employment or insurance status, across all demographics, without barriers and at an affordable and predictable price point.
Our advocacy work focuses on equity: making sure people with diabetes have access to care by tackling issues like systemic racism, financial privilege and discrimination in all its forms.
If Congress doesn’t hear about what matters to our community, they won’t take action. Sending messages to your elected representatives is one of many ways to raise your voice on important issues impacting people with diabetes. The latest actions available are listed below, but keep checking back, as new bills are introduced often.
What you can do right now: fill out your name and street address and click next. Our grassroots platform will find your elected representatives and walk you through sending a message to let them know your thoughts!
States have power over our health through budgets and bills, so it’s just as important to let our state representatives know how their decisions can impact our daily diabetes management.
State insulin price capping bills have been one way to provide financial relief to some members of our community. However, these bills only assist those who have select state-regulated commercial insurance. To learn more about the limitations of insulin capping bills, click here.
We are actively monitoring these state insulin price capping bills (listed below), as we believe that even helping a few community members with out-of-pocket costs is one step closer to ensuring all people with diabetes in the United Sates have affordable access to insulin. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular bill and where it stands in the state’s legislature process, click on the name of the bill.