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Patient-Centered Policy

Experienced leaders personally connected to diabetes. Unifying voices. Breaking down barriers to care. Driving policy solutions to improve the lives of all people impacted by diabetes.

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Our experienced and passionate advocates engage policymakers and public and private sector influencers, breaking down barriers to care for 37 million Americans with diabetes.

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The Diabetes Leadership Council provides policy expertise and patient perspective on diverse issues impacting the diabetes community. Learn more about recent actions in diabetes policy, advocacy and equity.
DLC and DPAC issue joint statement on Tennessee decision to reject legislation that would cap insulin costs
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Victory For Patients Reiterated - Court Makes it Clear: Rule Requiring Copay Assistance to Count Now in Effect
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CMS’s Commonsense Billing Change Welcomed as Victory for People with Diabetes
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Prioritize people with diabetes equally for COVID-19 vaccination
DLC & DPAC urge the CDC to update vaccination guidance to states Data on COVID-19 risks and outcomes indicate people with diabetes have 3-4x the risk of severe...
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Pausing implementation of 340B insulin price pass-through
Joint statement on the Biden Administration regulatory freeze DLC & DPAC responded to the Administration’s announcement pausing implementation...
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States set priorities for COVID-19 vaccinations
DLC asks governors to prioritize T1D DLC continues engaging with state and federal policymakers to accelerate COVID-19 vaccination for people with T1D...
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We are people with diabetes, parents of children with diabetes, allies and tireless volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of all people impacted by diabetes. The Diabetes Leadership Council unites former leaders of national diabetes organizations, dedicated to securing effective, affordable health care and a discrimination-free environment for every person with diabetes.

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