Advocacy Overview

Diabetes Advocacy Hero

Advocacy Overview

Transforming lives with action.

Living with diabetes imposes a massive cost on 27 million Americans today.

The American Diabetes Association invites you to join us as we work to address and bring down the Cost of Diabetes Care together, as a community, fighting for change.

Learn more

Find out how the ADA's advocacy supports research funding, health care access, and more.

Take action and make a difference. Learn about the advocacy priorities at the state and federal levels, as well as those for legal advocacy.

The issues

Know your rights related to COVID-19.

Do you have questions about your rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic? Visit the ADA’s Know Your Rights COVID-19 page for more information.

Join us

Get everything you need to become a diabetes advocate and make an impact. Learn how to sign up as an advocate, take action, see our priorities, access resources, and more.

Stay on top of the news

Read the latest advocacy-related press releases and get the Advocacy Insider newsletter for featured stories, legislative information and policy updates.
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Connected to Congress

The ADA fights for people with diabetes to thrive by advocating for their rights, increased funding for diabetes programs and research, and so much more. You can join this fight by becoming an ADA Influencer. Get the opportunity to speak directly with the legislators of your state and make diabetes a priority in Congress.

See what you can do

Learn more about advocacy efforts and find out how you can make a difference.