Great News for Type 1 Diabetes Research
Congress passed the Continuing Resolution on February 9 that fully funded the SPD – Special Diabetes Program. This is vital to the Type 1 Diabetes community as the renewal will allow critical research to continue.
ABOUT THE SDP – SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAM
According to JDRF, since its inception, the SDP has shown tangible results by helping scientists make significant advances in cure therapies, prevention studies and treatments—including artificial pancreas technology and groundbreaking advances in vision improvement among people with diabetic eye disease. The program is funded at $150 million per year—making it an essential component of the overall Federal investment in diabetes research. And they’re funding it for 2 years for $300 million.
CONSISTENT FUNDING IS NEEDED FOR A CURE
The SDP demonstrates a real return on investment annually, making it a traditionally popularly supported program across the aisle in Congress. But you can’t just fund one year at a time.
Multiple-year funding—such as the most recent two-year renewal—is essential to continuing large-scale trials, proactively planning next steps for research programs and allocating research dollars most effectively.
Already, the SDP has proven extremely effective, delivering incredible new technologies and treatment advances that are helping people with T1D to stay healthy. Now, with the continued funding of the SDP, the goal of a cure could be attainable. Read more about the SPD program here jdrf.org
Until Next Time!
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