Diabetes Research Working Group Recommends Significant New Research InvestmentFebruary 25, 1999
Noting that since 1981, funding for diabetes research has fallen 30% relative to the overall NIH budget, while at the same time the death rate from diabetes has increased 30%, a Congressionally-established working group of diabetes experts called for the US to increase dramatically its investment in diabetes research. The report, entitled Conquering Diabetes, A Strategic Plan for the 21st Century, makes specific recommendations for how an additional $4.1 billion be spent over the next five years.
You can read the summary of the report, which contains highlights from the full report and lists the funding recommendations.
For More Information
- American Diabetes Association Statement Regarding Release of the Diabetes Research Working Group (DRWG) Report
- A Public Health Crisis, Leading Experts Recommend $827 Million for Diabetes Research from the American Diabetes Association web site.
- Summary of the Report and Recommendations of the Congressionally-Established Diabetes Research Working Group, as published at the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation web site.
Posted 28 February 1999
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