Diabetes

August 16, 2022

Our Goal: To improve the lives of people with diabetes through support for diabetes research funding and improved clinical care.

Why We Care

Endocrinologists are often on the frontlines of the all-consuming, complex diabetes public health crisis. The Endocrine Society works to make a positive difference in the lives of patients with diabetes, and advocates for access to affordable care and diabetes supplies, and better funding for research focused on diabetes and its comorbidities.

Learn more about this growing epidemic, its staggering costs, and who it disproportionately affects by downloading our Diabetes Research Flyer or our Special Diabetes Program Fact Sheet. Learn more about our advocacy efforts to lower the cost of insulin.

Position Statements Regarding Diabetes

Recent Events

  • We held our Diabetes Hill Day advocacy event April 26-28, 2022. Members met with Congressional staff to discuss the Society’s diabetes-related issues and policy priorities, including insulin affordability, diabetes research, and diabetes prevention. You can still participate in our online advocacy campaign to help amplify our message. 
  • We held a virtual Congressional briefing on March 2, 2022, on "Risk of Diabetes After COVID-19 Infection" Watch the recording. 
  • We held a virtual Congressional briefing on November 19, 2021, on "100 Years of Insulin: Progress Made & What's Next." Watch the recording.
  • We recently asked endocrinologists across the country to share stories concerning their patients’ lack of access to affordable insulin. Read them here
Take Action

Make Your Voice Heard

We rely on your voice to advocate for our policy priorities. Join us to show our strength as a community that cares about endocrinology. Contact your U.S representatives or European Members of Parliament through our online platform. Take action and make a difference today.

We rely on your voice to advocate for our policy priorities. Join us to show our strength as a community that cares about endocrinology. Contact your U.S representatives or European Members of Parliament through our online platform. Take action and make a difference today.

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Who We Are

For 100 years, the Endocrine Society has been at the forefront of hormone science and public health. Read about our history and how we continue to serve the endocrine community.