Bush continues funding for diabetes research

Sunday, January 26, 2003

January 27, 2003

WASHINGTON - President George Bush signed into law last month a bill (H.R. 5738) that provides $1.5 billion for diabetes research and programs over the next 5 years.

Set to expire after fiscal year 2003, the President's signature extends the Special Diabetes Program through fiscal year 2008.

The Special Diabetes Program is comprised of two components: Type 1 research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and diabetes prevention and treatment programs for American Indians through the Indian Health Service (IHS). Furthermore, and in recognition of the growing impact of diabetes, funding for each component of the program was expanded from $100 million annually to $150 million annually.