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NCDP responds to Pres. Obama’s comments at AMA annual meeting


PRINCETON, N.J. An organization focused on treatment, education and policy to help people with diabetes has heralded remarks that President Barack Obama made Monday.

Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association in Chicago, Obama cited preventative care and chronic disease management as important ways to improve the country’s healthcare system.

The National Changing Diabetes Program said it appreciated Obama’s “recognition of the important role of the federal government in helping to manage costly and preventable chronic diseases, such as diabetes.”

The company spends around $218 billion a year on diabetes and pre-diabetes, according to the NCDP, and the American Diabetes Association estimated that 23.6 million Americans live with the disease.

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