2013 Press Releases

April 24, 2013
American Diabetes Association Opens Call for Nominations for National Service Achievement Awards
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest and leading voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, has opened the call for nominations for the annual National Service Achievement Awards.

April 23, 2013
Gene Therapy Used in Dogs to Treat Type 1 Diabetes
In a major advance in the use of gene therapy for treating type 1 diabetes, researchers have shown that this approach can provide beneficial therapeutic effects in dogs for up to four years, without causing hypoglycemia, according to a study published in the May issue of the journal Diabetes

April 22, 2013
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Service during National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The American Diabetes Association is celebrating their volunteers this week during National Volunteer Appreciation Week (NVAW), April 21-27, 2013. The Association recognizes all of the volunteers who devote their time throughout the year to Stop Diabetes.

April 22, 2013
NASCAR Driver Ryan Reed to Race in the Drive to Stop Diabetes℠ Car in Richmond
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Ryan Reed will compete for the first time in the No. 16 Drive to Stop Diabetes Ford Mustang at his first race of the season, scheduled for April 26, 2013 at the Richmond International Raceway.

April 19, 2013
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Arizona House Bill 2042
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the passage of Arizona House Bill 2042, a key piece of legislation in the fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

April 12, 2013
Statement by the American Diabetes Association on the Passing of Professor Harry Keen
The American Diabetes Association mourns the loss of Professor Harry Keen, MD. Dr. Keen was the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes in 1992 and the Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology Award in 1989.

April 10, 2013
New Book Focuses on Care for People with Type 1 Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association and JDRF have teamed up to release a new book that will help clinicians better understand the best and most recent research on how to diagnose and treat type 1 diabetes, as well as where the biggest gaps lie in our knowledge of this type of diabetes, which is growing at epidemic proportions in the United States and around the world.

April 2, 2013
American Diabetes Association Announces Jane Chiang, MD, As New Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Community Information
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce that Jane Chiang, MD, of Los Altos, Calif., has been named Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Community Information, and will join the Association on April 15.

March 28, 2013
Refresh Your Skills with Diabetes Forecast Magazine
From carb counting to blood glucose testing, from reading nutrition labels to understanding complications, the April issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, offers valuable information to help readers brush up on their diabetes know-how.

March 26, 2013
Statement by the American Diabetes Association on the Passing of Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE
The American Diabetes Association mourns the loss of Richard R. Rubin, PhD, CDE from Monkton, Maryland. Dr. Rubin served as an Association volunteer for more than 30 years, having been President, Health Care and Education in 2006–2007, chair of the Association’s Committee on Professional Councils, and chair of the Council on Behavioral Medicine and Psychology.

March 26, 2013
Are You at Risk For Developing Type 2 Diabetes?
Today marks the 25th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day® and the Association is encouraging the public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to help determine whether they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The risk test, which is available on Facebook, can be taken in less than a minute, and easily shared with family, friends and loved ones.

March 21, 2013
Latest Advances in Diabetes Research to be Presented in Chicago at World’s Largest Diabetes Conference, June 21-25, 2013
More than 13,000 top scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world will share cutting-edge research, treatment recommendations and advances toward a cure for diabetes

March 18, 2013
American Diabetes Association Announces Call for Research Award Nominations
With nearly 26 million adults and children in the U.S. living with diabetes, and another 79 million living with prediabetes, diabetes is a physical and financial burden for the health of the nation. To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions and ultimately end this deadly epidemic, the American Diabetes Association is undertaking a bold new initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes.

March 6, 2013
American Diabetes Association Releases New Research Estimating Annual Cost of Diabetes at $245 billion
The American Diabetes Association (Association) released new research today estimating the total costs of diagnosed diabetes have risen to $245 billion in 2012 from $174 billion in 2007, when the cost was last examined. This figure represents a 41 percent increase over a five year period.

February 27, 2013
Diabetes Forecast Magazine Encourages People with Diabetes to Live Life without Boundaries
Though it may take a bit more effort, people with diabetes can live life without boundaries, whether that means becoming a professional baseball player or designing a stylish, diabetes-friendly shoe. The March issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, offers tips and real-life stories about living life with diabetes to the fullest, even when faced with challenges.

February 26, 2013
Take it. Share it.
Tuesday, March 26, 2012, is the 25th 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 26, 2013
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association Issue Joint Response to published JAMA Article
The American Association of Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American Diabetes Association believe that the study by Singh et al, Glucagon-like Peptide 1-Based Therapies and Risk of Hospitalization for Acute Pancreatitis in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, published online February 25th in JAMA Internal Medicine does not provide the basis for changing treatment in people with diabetes.

February 20, 2013
New Study: Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012
The American Diabetes Association (Association), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus will hold a joint press conference on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. to release a new study that examines the economic cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S.

February 13, 2013
Lilly Diabetes Celebrates Six Years of Scholarship Support for Diabetes Summer Camps
Lilly Diabetes donates $90,000 to the camp scholarship fund; six donations totaling $442,000 made since 2008.

January 30, 2013
Take Control of Your Health for Free
With diabetes statistics reaching nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States and an additional 79 million Americans have prediabetes putting them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association announced today its 2013 schedule for their free community health events throughout the country – the American Diabetes Association EXPO.

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