President Obama, Congress approve increased diabetes research funding
The bill will double 2016 funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) national diabetes prevention program to $20 million, which will support community diabetes prevention programs.
Discretionary funding for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases for fiscal year 2016 was bumped to $1.818 billion; in 2015, the funding was $68 million. Additionally, $170.129 million in funding was earmarked for the Division of Diabetes Translation at the CDC -- an increase of $30 million.
"The American Diabetes Association thanks Congress and the president for making diabetes a priority," an ADA spokesperson said. "We look forward to seeing the progress that is made next year in the fight to stop diabetes."
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