US Presidential Candidates, Senator Chris Dodd (D-Connecticut) and former Governor Bill Richardson (D-New Mexico) seem to be showing a lot of interest in finding a permanent cure to diabetes.
Both of them indicated their intentions during Monday night’s debate.
While answering a question on fixing Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, Richardson responded that almost 33% of Medicare money is spent only on diabetes. He added that they need to put in bipartisan efforts to prevent diabetes and to find a cure for it.
Dodd although made his statement by mistake—while speaking about a video related to Alzheimer’s—he said that he will promote stem cell research to find a cure for diabetes.
Richardson, who made a stronger statement, has not included any plan about combating diabetes on his campaign website.