Representatives Reid Ribble and Susan Davis Lead Bipartisan Letter to Appropriators on the National Diabetes Prevention Program
Dear Chairman Kingston and Ranking Member DeLauro,
As you begin the appropriations process for Fiscal year(FY) 2015, the undersigned Members of Congress ask that you give strong consideration to the burden of diabetes in the United States and provide $20 million for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the prevalence of diabetes is growing, we have the potential to prevent many new cases of the disease. In preventing diabetes we can also avert the rising health care costs that stem from diabetes and its complications.