Press Releases

Media Contact: Michelle Kirkwood, 703-299-2053 or mkirkwood@diabetes.org.

The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:

May 24, 2016
Consensus from Diabetes Organizations Worldwide: Metabolic Surgery Recognized as a Standard Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes
In a Joint Statement endorsed by 45 international professional organizations, diabetes clinicians and researchers are urging that metabolic surgery be recommended or considered as a treatment option for certain categories of people with diabetes, including people who are mildly obese and fail to respond to conventional treatment.

May 24, 2016
American Diabetes Association Applauds FDA's Revised Nutrition Label Rules
The American Diabetes Association applauds the changes to the Nutrition Facts label released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday, May 20, 2016. Accurate and easily understandable food labels are essential in ensuring individuals with and at risk for diabetes are able to follow their individualized eating plans and achieve their daily nutrition goals.

May 23, 2016
Sheri R. Colberg-Ochs, PhD, FACSM, Receives American Diabetes Association's Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award
Sheri R. Colberg-Ochs, PhD, FACSM, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. This award recognizes a distinguished health professional who has made outstanding educational efforts in the field of diabetes and has demonstrated significant contributions to the understanding of diabetes education.

May 20, 2016
Steven E. Kahn, MB, ChB, Receives American Diabetes Association's Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award
The American Diabetes Association will present the Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award to Steven E. Kahn, MB, ChB. This award recognizes exceptional contributions in patient-oriented, clinical outcomes research that have had a significant impact on diabetes prevention and treatment.

May 17, 2016
Gordon C. Weir, MD, Named American Diabetes Association's 2016 Albert Renold Award Recipient
Gordon C. Weir, MD, of Joslin Diabetes Center, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association's 2016 Albert Renold Award. This award recognizes an individual whose career is distinguished by outstanding achievements in the training and mentorship of diabetes research scientists and in the facilitation of diabetes research.

May 11, 2016
Tamas L. Horvath, DVM, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
Tamas L. Horvath, DVM, PhD, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's 2016 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award (OSAA).

May 10, 2016
American Diabetes Association: Keeping the Individual at the Center of Diabetes Care
Diabetes is a complex disease. Managing it effectively is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. The American Diabetes Association (Association) believes that every person living with diabetes should have access to the care, treatments, tools and information needed to successfully manage their diabetes.

May 4, 2016
Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Receives American Diabetes Association's Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement
Barbara B. Kahn, MD, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's 2016 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement. The Banting Medal recognizes outstanding, long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment or prevention of diabetes.

May 2, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces Second Annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day℠, Wednesday, May 4, 2016
he American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization committed to advancing the research, prevention, care and treatment of diabetes, is proud to announce its second annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, May 4, 2016.

April 26, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces Four Recipients for Professional Interest Group Awards
he American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading voluntary health organization committed to advancing the research, prevention, care and treatment of diabetes, is proud to announce this year's four recipients of the Association's Professional Interest Group Awards.

April 26, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces Eight Recipients of National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards
The American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading voluntary health organization committed to advancing the research, prevention, care and treatment of diabetes, is proud to announce this year's eight recipients of the Association's National Scientific and Health Care Achievement awards.

April 25, 2016
American Diabetes Association Welcomes Tulane Medical Center to Diabetes INSIDE Quality Improvement Initiative
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that Tulane Medical Center has joined the Diabetes INSIDE initiative, which is focused on improving quality improvements within health systems to achieve better patient outcomes.

April 8, 2016
Diabetes Advocates Urged Members of Congress to Fund Diabetes Research and Programs
Yesterday, more than 100 diabetes advocates and professional football players convened in Washington for the American Diabetes Association's Capitol Hill Advocacy Day and held more than 125 meetings with members of Congress and their staff.

April 7, 2016
American Diabetes Association Joins with Professional Football Players to Launch "Team Tackle" Initiative
The American Diabetes Association today announced the launch of Team Tackle, an initiative that brings together 45 current, former and upcoming professional football players – representing all 32 professional teams in the country – with the Association to raise awareness of diabetes and prediabetes.

March 23, 2016
National Diabetes Prevention Program Named the First Preventive Health Initiative Eligible for Medicare Coverage via CMMI Expansion
In a landmark advancement for preventive health care and the 86 million Americans currently most at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell today announced the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) will be eligible for Medicare coverage.

February 23, 2016
Statement on Accessibility and Affordability of Diabetes Medications
The American Diabetes Association supports high-quality diabetes therapies that are available and affordable for all people with diabetes.

February 2, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces Research Grant Award Recipients
The American Diabetes Association has awarded six scientists prestigious Pathway to Stop Diabetes grant awards.

January 21, 2016
First-of-its-Kind PSA Campaign Targets the 86 Million American Adults with Prediabetes
American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ad Council join forces to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes, one of fastest growing public health crises today.

January 14, 2016
The American Diabetes Association Receives Award from the Alliance of Continuing Education in the Health Professions for Diabetes INSIDE
The American Diabetes Association today received the 2016 Award for Outstanding Innovation in Continuing Professional Development from the Alliance of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) for the Diabetes INSIDE initiative.

January 14, 2016
More than 200 U.S. Companies and Organizations Receive Health Champion Designation Through Nationwide Wellness Initiative
The American Diabetes Association has launched Wellness Lives Here℠, a new initiative that focuses on employee and community wellness by working with organizations to inspire and fuel healthful habits at work and beyond.

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