About the Caucus


The mission of the Congressional Diabetes Caucus is to educate Members of Congress and staff about diabetes and to support legislative activities that would improve diabetes research, education and treatment. The Congressional Diabetes Caucus was founded in 1996 and has grown to be one of the largest and most influential member organizations on Capitol Hill. During the 116th Congress, the Caucus will:

  • Urge relevant authorizing committees to support diabetes programs and patient care through letters and testimony.
  • Hold informational events for Members and staff here in DC to increase awareness of the disease among Members.
  • Ensure diabetes is adequately addressed in all relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Continue to build the House Congressional Diabetes Caucus into a sustainable, dynamic political force and informational clearinghouse by increasing membership and activities.