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If Not Now, When?

World Diabetes Day 2021 theme from the International Diabetes Federation

The availability of insulin and other elements of diabetes care remains out of reach for millions who need them. People with diabetes are at risk of severe and life-threatening complications, especially if they do not receive adequate support or treatment. Complications include:

🔸Heart Attack
🔸Stroke
🔸Kidney Failure
🔸Blindness
🔸Lower Limb Amputation

What can be done to improve access to diabetes care worldwide? It all starts with our lawmakers. We need to keep our state and federal lawmakers accountable in ensuring that our healthcare system:

🔹Provide basic health care at a reasonable cost to people with diabetes

🔹Develop policies to improve prevention of type 2 diabetes

🔹Enhance screening to ensure timely diagnosis and prevent complications resulting from diabetes

🔹Develop mechanisms to engage people with diabetes in the development of diabetes policies

As we’re voting for newly elected officials today, make sure the candidate you’re voting for is willing to support health equity for all.

Until Next Time,

The Genetic Diabetes

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