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JDF Says Thank you to Members of the House

The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, on behalf of their tens of thousands of volunteers and the 16 million people with diabetes in this nation, would like to take this opportunity to thank Members of:

for their hard work, dedication and ongoing support of federal funding for medical research through the programs of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and more specifically diabetes research through the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK.)

This strong bi-partisan support was once again demonstrated during House approval of H.R. 3755, the Fiscal Year (FY) 1997 Labor-HHS Appropriations bill, which included a 6.9 percent increase in funding for the NIH and a 6.3 percent increase in funding for the NIDDK.

In addition, JDF would like to thank Chairman John Porter and The Subcommittee for their desire and willingness to work closely with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation to include the following language in the report accompanying H.R. 3755:

"Given the enormous economic and personal costs of diabetes, the committee considers diabetes research a top priority and urges the directors of NIH and NIDDK to review the growth rate in diabetes research funding over the past few years to assess whether this field has received appropriate support relative to other areas in the NIH portfolio."

The inclusion of this language into the House report was made possible by the hard work and determination of the thousands of volunteers who contact their elected officials annually to urge their support for increased funding for diabetes research, JDF's historic diabetes research public-private partnerships with the federal government, as well as the recent analysis of diabetes research funding at the NIH which was presented to members of the House Subcommittee. For a copy of this analysis, which was conducted by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Government Relations Department, please send a request to or call 1-800-JDF-1VOTE.

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