Press Releases

The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:

March 4, 2015
American Diabetes Association Releases First “Research Year in Review” and Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2014 Annual Summary Report
The American Diabetes Association invested nearly $30 million in diabetes research through four major grant programs last year according to the Association’s first annual report highlighting diabetes research efforts released today.

February 19, 2015
American Diabetes Association Names Kevin L. Hagan Next CEO
The American Diabetes Association today named Kevin L. Hagan, a proven, nationally-recognized leader, as its next chief executive to reinvigorate the national fight to end the diabetes epidemic in America.

February 19, 2015
La Asociación Americana de la Diabetes nombra a Kevin L. Hagan como su próximo CEO
Hoy, la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes ha nombrado a Kevin L. Hagan, un líder con trayectoria y reconocido a nivel nacional, como su próximo director ejecutivo en un intento de revitalizar la lucha nacional que permita poner fin a la epidemia de diabetes en los Estados Unidos. Hagan se unirá a la Asociación en un momento en que la incidencia y los costos de la diabetes se encuentran en su punto más elevado. Estimaciones recientes indican que 1 de cada 3 estadounidenses adultos tendrán diabetes en 2050. Hagan fue elegido de forma unánime por la Junta Directiva de la Asociación.

February 11, 2015
Alpha Gamma Delta Joins the American Diabetes Association in the Movement to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association is excited to announce its new relationship with Alpha Gamma Delta, an international women’s fraternity founded in 1904, in order to help educate and raise awareness of diabetes through their collegiate and alumnae membership.

February 3, 2015
Lilly Diabetes Donates $92,000 in Camp Scholarships to the American Diabetes Association
Today Lilly Diabetes announced its support of the American Diabetes Association (Association) summer camp program by donating $92,000 for camp scholarships – $1,000 for each year Lilly has helped those living with diabetes since introducing the world's first commercial insulin in 1923. The program’s goal is to help children with diabetes learn to independently manage their disease while they enjoy traditional camp activities.

February 3, 2015
American Diabetes Association Announces Call for Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Award Nominations
With nearly 30 million adults and children in the U.S. living with diabetes, and another 86 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 end this deadly epidemic, the American Diabetes Association’s bold initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, will fund 100 new diabetes researchers over the next decade. Today, the Association announced the 2015 call for nominations.

February 2, 2015
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Black History Month and Commitment to Reducing Health Disparities
During Black History Month, the American Diabetes Association is raising awareness about the seriousness of type 2 diabetes among the African American community.

January 27, 2015
The American Diabetes Association Announces Successful 2014 Tour de Cure® Results That Will Help Stop Diabetes®
Today, the American Diabetes Association announced the results from a successful Tour de Cure® in 2014. The cycling event had more than 61,000 cyclists participating in 86 cities throughout the country, raising a total of $27 million to help fight diabetes.

January 6, 2015
American Diabetes Association Announces Recipients of Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Awards
To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions to diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s bold initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, will fund 100 new diabetes researchers over the next decade. Today, the Association announced the second group of Pathway scientists who will receive grant support to focus on transformational research approaches to Stop Diabetes®.

January 5, 2015
American Diabetes Association Announces New National Officers and Board Members
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest and leading voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce its officers and Board of Directors members for 2015.

December 30, 2014
A Health Home Run: Baseball’s Dmitri Young Gets Another Turn at Life
Former professional baseball player Dmitri Young's stunning transformation started with taking control of his type 2 diabetes. Young’s story makes the perfect centerpiece for the January/February 2015 issue of Diabetes Forecast®, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, which is packed with tips for improving your health in the new year.

December 23, 2014
New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease
The American Diabetes Association is recommending a less stringent diastolic blood pressure target for people with diabetes and that all people with diabetes take either moderate or high doses of statins, in keeping with recent changes to guidelines for cardiovascular risk management enacted by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA). These recommendations are reflected in the most recent changes to the Association’s annual revised Standards of Medical Care, being published in a special supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care.

December 23, 2014
American Diabetes Association Releases Position Statement on New BMI Screening Cut Points for Diabetes in Asian Americans
The American Diabetes Association is lowering the Body Mass Index (BMI) cut point at which it recommends screening Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes, aligning its guidelines with evidence that many Asian Americans develop the disease at lower BMI levels than the population at large, according to a position statement being published in the January issue of Diabetes Care.

December 22, 2014
The American Nurses Association, American Nurses Association/California, California School Nurses Organization, and the American Diabetes Association Join Together to Support Students with Diabetes
The American Nurses Association (ANA) , American Nurses Association/California, California School Nurses Organization and the American Diabetes Association are pleased to announce a joint statement on the Provision of Care to Students with Diabetes in the School Setting.

December 18, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces 2015 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce its federal and state legislative and regulatory priorities for 2015. Each year, the Association identifies the leading priorities which will focus efforts across targeted issue areas as part of our ongoing efforts to Stop Diabetes®. In addition, in all areas of engagement, there will be an ongoing commitment to ending health disparities.

December 9, 2014
American Diabetes Association Reveals America’s Healthy Holiday Meal
During American Diabetes Month® last month, the American Diabetes Association (Association) asked the country to vote online each week for their favorite seasonal foods and flavors. The winning picks inspired a special collection of recipes—a menu for America’s healthy holiday meal. The special occasion meal was unveiled today in a cooking video, featuring award-winning cookbook author Robyn Webb, MS, LN, who is also the Food Editor of Diabetes Forecast, the Association’s healthy living magazine.

December 1, 2014
Medals of Honor
The December 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast®, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, celebrates the triumphant stories of those who have successfully managed insulin-dependent diabetes for 10, 25, 50, 75 years or more.

November 20, 2014
Economic Burden of Prediabetes Up 74 Percent Over Five Years
The economic burden of diabetes in America continues to climb, exceeding more than $322 billion in excess medical costs and lost productivity in 2012, or more than $1,000 for every American, according to a study being published in the December issue of Diabetes Care that also includes a state-by-state breakdown of the prevalence and costs associated with diabetes. Additionally, increased costs associated with prediabetes and undiagnosed diabetes highlight the growing importance of prevention and early intervention.

November 14, 2014
The American Diabetes Association Encourages People to Focus on Healthy Living for World Diabetes Day
During American Diabetes Month® this November, the American Diabetes Association will join the International Diabetes Federation to raise awareness of diabetes on Nov. 14 - World Diabetes Day. Nov. 14 is the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin.

November 5, 2014
The American Diabetes Association Kicks Off the Annual I Decide to Stop Diabetes Campaign to Reduce Health Disparities and Stop Diabetes® in Minority Communities
During American Diabetes Month®, the American Diabetes Association (Association), is continuing its efforts to reduce health disparities and Stop Diabetes® in minority communities through the annual I Decide to Stop Diabetes campaign.

  • Last Reviewed: November 18, 2013
  • Last Edited: December 17, 2014