The World Health Organization predicts that by 2030, diabetes will be the 7th highest cause of death. In New Jersey, nearly one million people (12% of the population) have been diagnosed with the disease and that number is growing annually. Requests to Diabetes Foundation for insulin and testing supplies have more than tripled in the last five years  and the cost of medication and supplies has skyrocketed. Our staff and volunteers are experiencing an increased number of requests for information from people in crisis, often newly diagnosed, and in need of assistance. Through the generosity of patrons and sponsors, each year we are able to support thousands of people, but with the ever-increasing numbers

of people with diabetes, we simply cannot meet the need. We need your help.