Treatment / Care

The DAA’s treatment and care priorities are to:

Achieve optimal health outcomes for people with diabetes

  • Ensure equitable access to Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT)
  • Advocate for improvements to DSMT coverage in Medicare
  • Address social determinants of health
  • Support ongoing funding for the Special Diabetes Program and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians
  • Educate about the importance of vaccinations
  • Improve coordination of federal diabetes resources and initiatives

Expand access to digital health

  • Extend and expand CMS COVID-19 waivers
  • Advocate for equitable access to connected care

Educate about the intersection of obesity with diabetes care and treatment

  • Advocate for the full continuum of care to treat obesity, to reduce new cases of type 2 diabetes and to help Medicare beneficiaries manage type 2 diabetes
  • Advocate for high quality and affordable insurance, with reduced out-of-pocket costs (private payer and Medicare)
  • Educate about IRS guidance on preventive care