Press Releases

Media Contact: Michelle Kirkwood, Vice President, Strategic Communications and Public Relations, press@diabetes.org

The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:

May 25, 2018
Catherine C. Cowie, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s® Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology
Catherine C. Cowie, PhD, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology.

May 24, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Releases Long- and Short-Term Public Policy Recommendations for Improving Insulin Affordability
Today, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) released its “ADA Public Policy Statement: Insulin Access and Affordability,” (Public Policy Statement) outlining both long- and short-term recommendations for improving insulin affordability. The ADA’s recommendations include increasing transparency across the entire insulin supply chain; streamlining the approval process for biosimilar insulins; lowering or removing patient cost-sharing for insulin; and increasing access to health care coverage for all people with diabetes.

May 22, 2018
Viswanathan Mohan, MD, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes
Viswanathan Mohan, MD, PhD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes. This award honors individual outstanding service in the cause of diabetes, performed with an international perspective and with international impact.

May 18, 2018
Andrew J. Ahmann, MD, Named American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes
Andrew J. Ahmann, MD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award. Presented annually, the award honors praiseworthy contributions to diabetes clinical practice.

May 16, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Applauds Reps. Reed and DeGette for Efforts to Expand Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training for Medicare Beneficiaries
The American Diabetes Association® today applauds House Diabetes Caucus co-chairs Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) for their commitment to improving the lives of millions of Americans with diabetes by introducing the Expanding Access to the Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Act.

May 16, 2018
Jackie L. Boucher, MS, RDN, to Receive the American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award
Jackie L. Boucher, MS, RDN, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 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 11, 2018
Rury R. Holman, FMedSci, Receives American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award
The American Diabetes Association® (ADA) will present the 2018 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award to Rury R. Holman, FMedSci. This award recognizes exceptional contributions in patient-oriented or clinical outcomes research that have had a significant impact on diabetes prevention and treatment. Dr. Holman will be recognized with this honor during the ADA’s 78th Scientific Sessions, June 22-26, 2018, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

May 11, 2018
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Implementation of U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s National Menu Labeling Policy
On behalf of more than 114 million Americans living with and at risk for diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) celebrates the recent implementation of the national menu labeling policy by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration.

May 9, 2018
Mark A. Atkinson, PhD, Named American Diabetes Association’s ® 2018 Albert Renold Award Recipient
Mark A. Atkinson, PhD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 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 8, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Releases White Paper by Insulin Access and Affordability Working Group at Hearing of Senate Special Committee on Aging
Today, the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) Chief Scientific, Medical and Mission Officer William T. Cefalu, MD, testified before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging (Committee) at 10:00 a.m. ET. Dr. Cefalu addressed the Committee and answered questions about the rising costs of insulin, which impacts millions of Americans with diabetes who rely on this life-sustaining medication. He also shared the findings of the ADA’s “Insulin Access and Affordability Working Group: Conclusions and Recommendations” white paper, which was simultaneously published online today in the journal Diabetes Care.

May 4, 2018
Lora K. Heisler, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
Lora K. Heisler, PhD, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award (OSAA).

May 3, 2018
Gerald I. Shulman, MD, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement
Gerald I. Shulman, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s® (ADA’s) 2018 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, the ADA’s highest honor. The Banting Medal recognizes significant, long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment or prevention of diabetes.

May 2, 2018
ADA’s William T. Cefalu, MD, to Testify Before U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging Regarding the Rising Cost of Insulin
The American Diabetes Association’s Chief Scientific, Medical and Mission Officer William T. Cefalu, MD, will testify before the U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging at 10:00 a.m. ET on Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

May 1, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Announces Tracey D. Brown, MBA, BChE, as new CEO, effective June 1, 2018
The National Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey D. Brown, MBA, BChE, as the ADA’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2018.

April 27, 2018
Patient Advocacy and Health Care Provider Groups Urge California Legislators to Ensure Better Care for Californians with Diabetes
Yesterday, a coalition of four leading patient advocacy and health care provider organizations, including the American Diabetes Association (ADA), presented testimony to California lawmakers urging them to ensure people with diabetes who receive their health care coverage from Medi-Cal have access to the life-saving medical technology known as continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).

April 26, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Announces Eight Recipients of 2018 National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation’s leading organization committed to fighting diabetes by driving discovery through research and innovation, by intensifying the urgency around the diabetes epidemic, and by supporting people living with and affected by diabetes, is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the ADA’s National Scientific and Health Care Achievement awards. Individually and collectively, their exemplary leadership, mentorship and many achievements have advanced the field of diabetes care and improved health outcomes for people with diabetes.

April 25, 2018
American Diabetes Association® and American Psychological Association Announce First-Ever Directory of Mental Health Professionals with Specific Knowledge About Diabetes
Acknowledging the complex environmental, social, behavioral and emotional issues―known as psychosocial factors―that impact people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Psychological Association (APA) partnered to build the ADA-APA Mental Health Provider Diabetes Education Program to prepare mental health providers with the knowledge and tools to treat these unique mental health challenges.

April 24, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Announces Recipients of 2018 Professional Interest Group Awards
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation’s leading organization committed to fighting diabetes by driving discovery through research and innovation, by intensifying the urgency around the diabetes epidemic, and by supporting people living with and affected by diabetes, is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the ADA’s Professional Interest Group awards.

April 23, 2018
The American Diabetes Association® Encourages Everyone to Get Up and Get Moving on May 2 for National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is calling on people across the country to get moving in honor of its fourth annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day on May 2.

April 11, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Issues First Updates to 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
New this year, the ADA is updating and revising the online version of the Standards of Care throughout the year with annotations for new evidence or regulatory changes that merit immediate incorporation.

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