Why this ad?
Skip navigation

no spam, unsubscribe anytime.
Skip navigation
Goal: 10,000 Progress: 6,871
Sponsored by: The Diabetes Site

Only months after helping the Miami Heat win the 2013 NBA title this past June, NBA star Ray Allen is now putting the drive and energy he had on the court towards advocating the need to keep and increase funding for diabetes research on Capitol Hill.

The Special Diabetes Program, which has been funding type 1 research since 1997, is currently in danger of government funding cut backs. Allen's six-year-old son, Walker, is one of three million Americans living with type 1 diabetes who hope this funding can bring about a cure in their lifetime.

Since 2004, the U.S. government has dispersed $150 million towards type 1 and type 2 diabetes related efforts. However, to rework government budgets, Congress is now looking into transitioning funding from a 3-year grant to a single-year renewable program.

Let's speak up for type 1 diabetes research and keep the momentum going! Sign this petition to tell U.S. Senator Bill Neslon (FL), chair of the Special Committee on Aging and Senator Patty Murray (WA), chair of Senate Budget Committee of the importance for multi-year funding to make headway in type 1 diabetes research.

Sign Here






To Senator Bill Nelson and Senator Patty Murray,

Type 1 diabetes, a growing condition that is affecting over three million Americans each year. We have recently heard that you may cut back on the Special Diabetes Program which helps fund type 1 diabetes research.

This has left many type 1 research supporters worried about  the change slowing down the progress researchers have made.

Now is not the time to cut funding. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes are the leading cause of kidney failure, blindness in adults and amputations. By keeping the multi-year grant, researchers will be able to continue clinical trials and research which will get us steps closer to a type 1 cure and type 2 drugs that can reverse diabetes risks such as most recent drug Lucentis, that is now reversing diabetes-related eye damage.

The health and future of over 18 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes is in your hands, please reconsider cutting back on diabetes research funding and realize the importance it has on our nations health.

Thank you for your reconsideration.

Petition Signatures


Aug 1, 2014 Joseph Martinez GOD BLESSES AMERICA!
Aug 1, 2014 Ann Thompson Please continue to support funding for Diabetes Research. My 6 year old grandson has Type 1 Diabetes and research is his only hope for a cure so he doesn't have to struggle with this disease forever. Please do not cut funding for Diabetes.
Aug 1, 2014 ana perez
Jul 31, 2014 Helen Katz
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 Barbara Harris
Jul 30, 2014 Jo Reno The research funding needs to continue to find a cure.
Jul 30, 2014 Madeleine Bateman
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Find a cure. Keep the research funded please!
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 Jan Smith
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) Do not cut federal funding for Type 1 diabetes.
Jul 29, 2014 Alison Bowie It is criminal that there not a cure yet for this disease, and that the medications required to live cost so much due to a patent held by Eli Lily. My son's out of pocket costs for his medications per month are over $800 after insurance. Shame on you!
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Denise Sebik
Jul 28, 2014 Douglas Bilharz
Jul 28, 2014 Clinton Wilson Please continue to fund at greater levels research for curing Type I Diabetes.
Jul 27, 2014 Angela McCain I am 43 yrs old and having lived with type 1 for 30 yrs it has taken a toll on my body. I fell like I'm 60 and that's not fair. We need research to speed up not slow down.
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 marie Bowers Please do not cut research
Jul 27, 2014 Chloe Love For my sissy Peyton and all the other lives that depend on this <3
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Mike Sullivan My wife just came down with type 1 Diabetes at the age of 56.She almost died because we had no idea she was sick. Please, please, please, keep funding the research needed to find a cure.
Jul 27, 2014 crystal holbourn
Jul 27, 2014 Jan Cheek
Jul 27, 2014 Terri Gallop Please do not cut funding for diabetes research!
Jul 27, 2014 Linda Messer
Jul 27, 2014 Chris Lynch
Jul 27, 2014 Beverly Walters Please keep funding diabetes research! Many lives depend on it!
Jul 27, 2014 Jennifer Hudson
Jul 27, 2014 Marta Hayles
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Thomas Bucci
Jul 27, 2014 Stephanie Davis
Jul 27, 2014 miriam whiting
Jul 27, 2014 debbie blood please ,please
Jul 27, 2014 Jennifer Watchorn
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 27, 2014 Joyce Spanel
Jul 27, 2014 Robyn Hawxhurst
Jul 27, 2014 Lindsey Fick
Jul 27, 2014 Jessica Coladonato My sister has been diabetic for 29 years and this cause means a lot to me.
Jul 27, 2014 erica urbina
Jul 27, 2014 (Name not displayed) My daughter was diagnosed at the age of 5. That was almost 25 years ago. She has had the pump for 15 years which made life easier but it is still a daily struggle to keep her blood sugars in line.
Jul 27, 2014 Cynthia Meiners
Jul 27, 2014 Heather Bailey My 11 year old daughter was diagnosed May 1, 2014. Please continue research funding. Insulin is not the cure, merely the treatment. She needs a cure. Please help!
Jul 27, 2014 Kate Filoramo I have a husband and two sons with type one diabetes. I need a cure.
Jul 27, 2014 Shauna Russell
Jul 27, 2014 Kathy Bledsoe Please keep the research going!!! We need a cure for our children !!!!!
Jul 27, 2014 Sheila Bucci Please keep diabetes research funding. I am a 49 year old woman who has been living with type 1 diabetes for 43 years. As I get older I am showing the effects of long term diabetes. I have trouble with my eyesight and nerve damage in my feet and legs.

back to top

Why this ad? Why this ad?
Share this page and help fund research: