January 9, 2013

Become a Diabetes Advocate


advocateIf you or someone you know is affected by diabetes , this may be an empowering article for you. The American Diabetes Association wants to tell you how to¬†impact the future of diabetes. If you’re on the Diabetes Resource, chances are you have a good reason to know about diabetes advocacy.

You may be asking yourself why should I get involved? In this day and age, nobody is thirsty for more work in their agenda, especially work that doesn’t compensate you financially for your time, but if you’re looking to have an impact on the ever-growing population affected by diabetes – this is the cause for you. ¬†After all, a stitch in time save nine.

Getting started as a diabetes advocate is easier than one would imagine. Telling an elected official that diabetes is a growing epidemic that cannot be ignored is not a lie. In fact, if your tell them that 1 in 4 people may someday be a supporter of their campaign, you could be quite the political attention-grabber. Contact your local, state, and government officials and start your diabetes advocacy.

Alongside the business at hand for elected officials is the responsible allocation of government spending. As a diabetes advocate, you can speak out for research and program funding to prevent, manage, and cure diabetes. To learn more about these programs, visit the American Diabetes Association Funding for Research and Programs.

The social issues that affect lives with diabetes transcend the federal funding and political agenda of the government. Diabetes is a disease that impacts the personal budget and households and the equality in everyday life. To this end, you can work to make affordable, quality health care available to everyone and fight for fair treatment of people with diabetes.

Your involvement in promoting diabetes advances will inevitably result in you learning more about managing the condition and afford you the positing to connect with others who can share what they’ve learned.

Here’s where the rubber hits the road. You can become an ADA Diabetes Advocate right now. Sign up today and start receiving action alert emails telling you how you can have your voice heard!

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