In the five years since the last hearing on diabetes held in Congress, the number of Americans diagnosed with prediabetes has increased to 86 million, the cost of diabetes care in the U.S. has exploded to $322 billion annually, and without Congressional leadership, this epidemic will wreak financial havoc on our healthcare system.
A new hearing is needed to focus on the current untenable and unstable financial path caused by unbridled diabetes costs and explore potential legislative resolutions. There are existing bills in Congress offering savings measures to stem this epidemic with diabetes prevention programs. See our scorecard for details. There is no better time to investigate and take action.