- 成为20多个患者倡导组织联盟的创始成员，这些组织致力于保护《负担得起的医疗法案》（ACA）中提供的准入和患者保护免受国会各种废除努力的影响。Collective advocacy efforts both within the coalition and by the Association and our advocates gained national media attention and helped defeat the repeal of the ACA numerous times.
- 通过参加数百次会议提高了国家一级的发言权，简报；Diabetes Days at State Capitols;and submitting letters,为支持我们的立法和监管优先事项而发表的评论或声明，在全国各州创造了创纪录的70项立法和监管胜利。
- Mobilized advocates at unprecedented levels — alerts,petitions,and in-person on priorities including health care,insulin affordability,以及为糖尿病研究和项目提供资金。
- Strengthened our collaboration with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) by providing education on diabetes for the agency's entire workforce and serving on a panel at the TSA's annual disability and multicultural coalition meeting.
- 支持针对联邦航空管理局关于糖尿病飞行员医疗认证规则的诉讼，for a second time filing a brief in support of pilot Eric Friedman in a lawsuit at the U.S.Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
- Continued to pursue litigation against the U.S.陆军儿童Youth & School Services to ensure children with diabetes have access to the full range of child care programs offered by the Army.We convened a meeting of top Association and Army medical professionals as part of the mediation process,坚决反对被告人驳回案件的努力。
- Activated 251 advocates,知名糖尿病研究人员，该小组在国会呼吁时处理会员和协会工作人员，提高对ADA在国会的立法优先事项的认识。
- 反对限制项目资格和增加注册人成本的努力，on behalf of the millions of individuals with diabetes in the Medicaid program.
- Discussed the importance of affordable access to insulin with the Secretary of the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services and the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
- 达成了一份由85多名国会两党成员签署的致众议院拨款委员会的信，寻求ADA 2018财年向NIDDK提供21.65亿美元的资助请求，$185 million for CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation and $25 million for the National DPP.The co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus led a similar letter,这是由美国25个两党成员签署的。Senate.
- Protected existing levels of health insurance benefits through 30 state level wins that benefit millions of Americans across the country.否决了有害的提案和立法，这些提案和立法将影响低收入家庭的医疗补助。Successfully supported legislation that eases access to prescribed medications for people with diabetes in several states across the country.为国家医疗补助计划增加了关键的新福利，like the National Diabetes Pr必威体育亚州最佳体育平台evention Program,that will help millions of Americans stay healthier.
- Convened an Insulin Access and Affordability Working Group and met with stakeholders across the insulin supply chain with the goal of making policy recommendations in 2018 for viable long-term solutions that will bring down the cost of insulin for individuals with diabetes.我们举行了200多次国会会议，and collected 266,000 petition signatures and more than 600 patient,照顾者，and provider stories.
- Helped improve Medicare's coverage policy for the National Diabetes Pr必威体育亚州最佳体育平台evention Program,将于4月1日起提供给医疗保险受益人，2018。
- 向1876名个人提供法律宣传援助，helping people in every state and in Puerto Rico.最常见的问题是学校拒绝照护或提供糟糕的糖尿病照护，child care programs,or correctional facilities.The second most common issue involved difficulties getting reasonable accommodations in the workplace,or termination from job because of diabetes.
- 派出2名，955 calls regarding discrimination issues through the Center for Information.More than 40% of individuals called on behalf of children with type 1 diabetes.36%的人患有1型糖尿病。Less than 25% were adults with type 2 diabetes.
- Educated thousands of people with diabetes,their families,advocates,health care teams,and others about the legal rights of people with diabetes through Advanced School Advocacy Trainings,在学校工作间安全，and presentations and trainings at the National Police Accountability Project meeting,ADA研究生会，糖尿病儿童会议。
- Educated individuals with diabetes and prediabetes about the availability of adequate,通过国家市场购买的医疗保险。
- Addressed health disparities through legislative and regulatory work resulting in important state level laws covering: healthy food financing policies to reduce food insecurity,surplus food programs,增加进入农贸市场的机会，budget allocations supporting programs and state level offices of health equity,以及为贫困学校和学区学生提供免费和低价膳食的校本政策。与FDA合作，细胞质雄性不育& HHS leadership on furthering diabetes health equity strategies.
- Promoted diabetes pr必威体育亚州最佳体育平台evention though key legislative and regulatory state-level wins like: increasing school requirements for physical education and activity;通过联合使用协议增加娱乐空间的使用；legislation requiring Diabetes Action Plans aimed at reducing the burden of diabetes through policy interventions;增加糖尿病预防项目的资金；必威体育亚州最佳体育平台and policies aimed at reducing consumption of sugary beverages.