Press Releases

The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:

April 23, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Award Winners at 74th Scientific Sessions
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards.

April 22, 2014
The Link Between Hypoglycemia and Cardiac Arrhythmias: An Answer to Why Tight Glycemic Control May Increase Mortality in People with Diabetes and a Possible Explanation for the “Dead in Bed” Syndrome for People with Type 1?
In 2008, part of a government-funded clinical trial that examined whether tight glycemic control could reduce cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes was terminated early when a higher than expected number of patients died – though researchers were uncertain what caused the deaths. Now, a separate study by researchers in the United Kingdom being published in the May issue of the journal Diabetes suggests the answer may lie in the link between overnight low blood glucose levels and abnormal heart rates that disturb the flow of blood to the heart.

April 11, 2014
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Alabama Senate Bill 57
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is thrilled to announce the passage of Alabama Senate Bill 57, the latest victory in the Association’s ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

April 7, 2014
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Tennessee Senate Bill 1445
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is thrilled to announce the passage of Tennessee Senate Bill 1445, the latest victory in the Association’s ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

April 7, 2014
American Diabetes Association Salutes Volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The American Diabetes Association (Association) honors our volunteers during the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Appreciation Week (NVAW), April 6-12, 2014. It is a time for the Association to acknowledge their distinguished volunteers who are bringing its mission to life across the country.

March 31, 2014
American Diabetes Association Applauds the One-Year Extension of the Special Diabetes Program
The American Diabetes Association (Association) applauds the one-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP), approved by Congress today. The federal funding for this essential program was set to expire on September 30, 2014, but the inclusion of SDP as part of the fix to the Sustainable Growth Rate has ensured the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) and the Special Diabetes Programs for Type 1 Diabetes (SDP-Type1) will continue through September 2015 with an additional $300 million in funding.

March 27, 2014
Good Health, Head to Toe
The April issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, provides readers with recommended medical tests and targets, tried-and-true carb-counting tips and information on how to have a great diabetes visit with a primary care provider.

March 25, 2014
¿Usted corre el riesgo de desarrollar diabetes tipo 2?
Hoy se conmemora el 26th Día de Alerta® Anual de la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes, día de “toma de conciencia” en donde se le pide al público estadounidense que tome el Examen de riesgo para saber si corren el riesgo de desarrollar diabetes tipo 2.

March 25, 2014
Are You at Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?
Today marks the 26th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day®, a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Americans are urged to take the risk test, share it, and start living a healthy and active lifestyle.

March 24, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Research Collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce The American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes, a three-year collaborative research program aimed at improving the evidence base for, and clinical care of, people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

March 5, 2014
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Kentucky House Bill 98
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the passage of Kentucky House Bill 98, a key piece of legislation in the fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

February 27, 2014
Building a Better Pancreas
The March issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, illustrates how researchers are putting artificial-pancreas prototypes into real-world settings, bringing this important technology closer to reality.

February 25, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Call for Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Award Nominations
To accelerate the research needed to ultimately Stop Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, aims to fund 100 new diabetes researchers over the course of the next decade. Today, the Association announced the 2014 call for nominations.

February 25, 2014
Tómelo. Compártalo. Camine.
El martes 25 de marzo de 2014, es el 26th Día de Alerta® de la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes, día de “toma de conciencia” en donde se le pide al público estadounidense que tome el Examen de riesgo para saber si corren el riesgo de desarrollar diabetes tipo 2, lo compartan, y comiencen a vivir una vida saludable.

February 25, 2014
Take it. Share it. Step Out.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, is the 26th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

February 24, 2014
American Diabetes Association, YMCA of the USA and American Medical Association Release New Cost Estimate on Federal Savings of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act
The American Diabetes Association and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), released important new research today examining HR 962/S 452, the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (MDPA).

February 20, 2014
NASCAR Nationwide Driver Ryan Reed Kicks Off the Season at the Daytona International Speedway with the Drive to Stop Diabetes Initiative
- NASCAR Nationwide Driver Ryan Reed will be driving his No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang at the Daytona International Speedway on February 22.

February 12, 2014
Lilly Diabetes Donates 91 Scholarships to Support the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Summer Camp Program
Today Lilly Diabetes announced its support for the American Diabetes Association’s (Association) summer camp program for the seventh year in a row with a donation of $91,000 that will send 91 children to diabetes camp this summer.

February 5, 2014
Chris Carmichael Cycling to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association is teaming up with Chris Carmichael and challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the Tour de Cure®, a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes. More than 65,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the Tour de Cure in 90 cities throughout the country in 2014. All funds raised at the Tour de Cure events will go to support the Association's mission -- to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

February 4, 2014
Take Control of Your Health for Free
With diabetes affecting nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States and an additional 79 million Americans with prediabetes putting them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (Association) announced today its 2014 schedule for their free community health events throughout the country – the American Diabetes Association EXPO.

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  • Last Edited: January 4, 2014