Imagine the Power of Our Community
More than 100 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes or prediabetes, each navigating a unique personal journey. Imagine the power of that community if we joined together to Take Action.
Your voice can make a difference. Join us by advocating for people living with diabetes to accelerate affordable access to the latest medical advancements and cutting-edge technology.
Source: CDC. National diabetes statistics report, 2017
Advocacy For Access
Use Your Voice to Effect Change
Become an advocate for the change you want to see, for yourself and for future individuals living with or impacted by Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. A few steps can create positive change for affordable access.
Sharing their story
Make Your Voice Heard – Advocate for People with Diabetes
Charlie Iacono, Diabetes Advocate; Teresa Miller, JDRF Board Member, Caregiver and Mom; Kelly Reilly, CDE, RN and Trent and Cindy Wright all encourage people with diabetes to speak up and make their voice heard toward insurance companies. Take that first step towards advocacy and be persistent – your voice can make a difference.
It’s time to take action
For People Living with Diabetes
Stories matter. Share yours today. Use your voice to tell insurance providers that affordable access to diabetes treatment isn’t a matter of choice, but a medical necessity to your health.Take Action
Diabetes can be a complex and challenging disease, for both the person that is diagnosed and caregivers. Empower yourself. Take action on behalf of your loved one and advocate to insurance providers to grant affordable access to the latest medical advances and cutting-edge technology.Take Action
Founder & CEO, Kyler R Cares, a non-profit dedicated to providing life-saving
medical devices for children and adults living with Type 1 Diabetes.
"For people living with T1D, access to improved diabetic technology is imperative for accurate and optimal glucose control. Advocacy for Access teaches people to advocate for the tools they need – a crucial component to successfully managing their disease."
“The importance of advocating for greater access to therapy and technology needed to control diabetes is immeasurable. We have a right to our health, which means making treatment that will lead to better outcomes, fewer complications, and a better quality of life, accessible to those who need it.”
“Developing a voice to advocate for yourself and others is empowering and integral to managing diabetes.”
Program Manager, DiabetesSisters
“I’ve found these guides helpful for myself when faced with access issues. I've been proud to recommend them to our community, members of my PODS Meetup group, and people living with chronic illnesses other than diabetes.”