September 21, 2018 – This week, Rep. Chris Smith met with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Type 1 Diabetes advocates in Freehold Township.
“We had an informative and crucial conversation on the challenges of Type 1 diabetes, the need for more funding of research, and also the inspiring stories of those who are living with these challenges with courage, grace, and determination,” Smith said.
“At their request, Rep. Smith signed on to a letter, which is being circulated by the Congressional Diabetes Caucus, urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to modernize its policies to cover the next generation of diabetes management technologies,” reported TAPinto Middletown.
“I am pleased to see that for FY 2019, the proposed funding of diabetes research at the NIH is an increase on previous funding levels, and I anticipate voting on appropriations legislation next week to meet these funding requests,” said Smith.
Read the TAPinto Middletown‘s full article here.