ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

Congress passes bill to renew diabetes program

December 10, 2010 12:44 AM UTC

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday that seeks to renew the Special Diabetes Program for Type I diabetes. The legislation would commit $300 million over two years to extend the program, which supplements NIH research funding with a mandatory funding stream for Type I diabetes research. The program is a special appropriation that the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) administers in collaboration with other NIH institutes and centers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ...