Our mission is to unite and align key diabetes stakeholders and the larger diabetes community around key
diabetes-related policy and legislative efforts in order to elevate diabetes on the national agenda.

Letters and Comments

The DAA has submitted the following letters and comments to Congress and federal agencies advocating for improved prevention, detection, and care for people with diabetes and those at risk:



Letter to Appropriators supporting sustained, robust funding of the CDC’s chronic disease
and diabetes programs (July 2017)
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Letter to HHS Secretary Price and CMS Administrator Verma supporting the Medicare
Diabetes Prevention Program (June 2017)
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Letter to Diabetes Caucus and Capitol Hill Leadership providing context to
DAA Health Reform Principles (June 2017)
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Letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Mulvaney on using better diabetes
treatment to curb health spending (May 2017)
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Letter to Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group on DSMT (May 2017) Read More Download PDF
Letter to CMS Administrator Verma on barriers to diabetes self-management training (DSMT)
in Medicare (April 2017)
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Letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Price on DAA 2017 Priorities (March 2017) Read More Download PDF
Letter to Appropriators re National Diabetes Prevention Program FY18 funding (March 2017) Read More Download PDF
Letter of Support for Preventing Diabetes in Medicare Act (September 2016) Read More Download PDF
Comments to HHS/CMS re Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule (September 2016) Read More Download PDF
Letter to HHS, Labor and Treasury re FAQ on new USPSTF Diabetes Screening Guideline (July 2016) Read More Download PDF
Comments to CMS re MACRA regulation (June 2016) Read More Download PDF
Comments to ICER on Diabetes Prevention Program Draft Report (May 2016) Read More Download PDF
Letter to Appropriators re National Diabetes Prevention Program FY17 funding (March 2016) Read More Download PDF
Comments to ICER on Review of Diabetes Prevention Programs (March 2016) Read More Download PDF
Comments to Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group (January 2016) Read More Download PDF
Comments to Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on 2017 Payment Notice (December 2015) Read More Download PDF
Letter to Speaker Ryan (December 2015) Read More Download PDF
Comments to Healthy People 2020 on Proposed Diabetes Screening Objective (November 2015) Read More Download PDF
Letter of Support for the Gestational Diabetes Act (October 2015) Read More Download PDF
Letter Reaffirming Support for the Access to Quality Diabetes Education Act (September 2015) Read More Download PDF
Letter to United States Preventive Services Task Force on screening in youth (July 2015) Read More Download PDF
Comments to Senate Finance Committee Chronic Care Working Group (June 2015) Read More Download PDF
Letter to Committee & Caucus Leaders Requesting Diabetes Hearing (June 2015) Read More Download PDF
Letter to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality on diabetes screening guideline (May 2015) Read More Download PDF
Letter to Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight
on out-of-pocket cost estimates for Consumers (April 2015)
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Letter to Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Confirmation (March 2015) Read More Download PDF