Type 1 diabetes patients across the country visit U.S. Capitol to fight for Special Diabetes Program

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WASHINGTON- Young type 1 diabetes patients from all 50 states visited the U.S. Capitol Wednesday to fight for a cure, which they say is only possible through a long-term renewal of the Special Diabetes Program.

The program is set to expire in September. If that happens, it would cut off the $150 million the National Institutes of Health get each year for type 1 diabetes research.

Washington, D.C. correspondent Jessi Turnure has more in the clip above.

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