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The American Diabetes Association.

Action Alert today!  See below.

Yvette Roubideaux MD MPH
Chair, Awakening the Spirit Team
American Diabetes Association

From: American Diabetes Association
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1:32 PM
To: Lisa Foster
Subject: Next Step for Special Diabetes Programs

Good news! Thanks to the ongoing support of Diabetes Advocates like you,
yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives voted 355-59 in support of a
Medicare package that included a two-year extension of the Special
Programs. This is a great step, but we’re not done yet!

The Medicare package will be voted on in the Senate tomorrow, so we
need to keep
up the pressure. Please send a letter to your Senators asking them to
vote in
favor of the Medicare package that includes a two-year extension of the
Diabetes Programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Indian

Thank you for your tireless efforts this week asking Congress to help
us change
the future of diabetes. Please ask your Senators to fight diabetes by
this vote happen and supporting the Medicare package that includes a
extension of the Special Diabetes Programs. Click on Take Action Now to
your letter.

To Take action, go to this link:

Quoting Yvette Roubideaux MD MPH <

SDPI Reauthorization Update

While those of you at the meeting are hearing this in person, I
wanted to make
sure those of you not at the meeting know that today is an important
day for
SDPI Reauthorization – see below

Yvette Roubideaux MD MPH, Chair, Awakening the Spirit Team
American Diabetes Association

From: American Diabetes Association []
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2008 2:18 PM
To: Lisa Foster
Subject: The vote on the Special Diabetes Programs is happening

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Dear  ,

We mentioned this would be a busy week and we have just found out that
the House
of Representatives is expected to vote on the extension of the Special
Programs tomorrow, June 24th, as part of the Medicare package.

As you know, this legislation will extend vitally important funding
on type 1 diabetes and funding for research, treatment and prevention
for Native Americans populations who are affected by diabetes in
disproportionate numbers. The bill will come up under a "suspension of
rules", a procedure intended to speed up the process and move the
forward.  It also means that two-thirds of the Members need to vote
the bill
for it to pass.

Many of you have already written your Members of Congress on this
issue, but
your voice needs to be heard again!

Help us get closer to a cure! Click on Take Action Now to urge Del.
Norton to
vote in favor of the two year extension of the Special Diabetes

Take Action Now!


Please forward this information to all program staff attending the
Grantee Meeting next week!

Dear Grantees:

We are really looking forward to spending some time with you next
at the SDPI Demonstration Projects Grantee Meeting, Year 4 Meeting 2.
Here are a few quick miscellaneous notes to assist you in being
before you get here.

*    An updated agenda is attached.  Please note that though the
content of the meeting hasn’t changed much, the schedule is different
than previous drafts of the agenda.  Please plan accordingly.

*    In order to get the most out of the Semi-Annual Progress Report
presentation, please review the progress report in detail in the days
prior to the meeting.  Also, please print your own copy of the
Progress Report to bring to the meeting so you can easily follow
with the presentation.  You can download it from the CC website,
Publications on the left navigation bar.  You can also find your
Grantee-Specific Progress Report at the same location.  There will be
ample time for questions and comments following the presentation, so
please make a note of anything you want answered.

*    The continuation application and carry-over issues will be
discussed at this meeting.  Please come prepared with your questions
these two issues.

*    Meals reminder: A hot lunch will be provided on Thursday.  On
Wednesday, you are on your own for lunch before the meeting and only
beverages will be provided during the afternoon break.  The bus
the hotel at 12:00 p.m., so please plan to eat before then.  Please
plan to bring your own morning and afternoon snacks for both days if

*    Gamma grantees’ regular Tuesday data submission is still due the
week of the grantee meeting; however you can send in your electronic
submission on any day of that week.

*    Weather for the week is predicted to be in the mid-to-high 80s,
dry and sunny.

*    Though there is no special evening bus to an area mall just for
grantees this meeting, the hotel runs a free shuttle to the nearby
Northfield Mall.  A shuttle schedule will be provided by the hotel at

Safe travels, and we look forward to seeing you next week!



Alisa D. Katai, MHA

Project Coordinator, Diabetes Prevention Program

IHS SDPI Demonstration Projects Coordinating Center

Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Bldg/MS F800

delivery: 13055 E 17th Ave, First Floor, Aurora CO 80045

mail: PO Box 6508, Aurora CO 80045

p: 303-724-0288  f: 303-724-0332

For general questions or when I’m unavailable, please contact

Meghan Berrier  303-724-0426

For questions on data and forms, please contact:

Jenn Russell  303-724-1422