Press Releases

The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:

July 28, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Interim CEO
The American Diabetes Association (Association) today announced that Suzanne Berry, MBA, CAE has been named interim chief executive officer until a permanent CEO is appointed, effective August 1, 2014. Earlier this month, current CEO Larry Hausner announced that he will be stepping down from that role effective July 31.

July 24, 2014
Diabetes Among Hispanics: All Are Not Equal
People of Hispanic and Latino origin are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and related cardiometabolic abnormalities, but the risk varies considerably among specific ethnic groups and other factors, such as the length of time they have been living in the United States, according to two studies and an accompanying commentary being published in the August issue of Diabetes Care®.

July 8, 2014
Women Celebrating and Cycling Together to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association kicks off their Tour de Cure Women’s Series with two events this year happening in Southern California on Saturday, September 13 and in Northern California on Sunday, October 26. Whether an avid cyclist or just a beginner, the Tour de Cure Women’s Series is a chance to ride in sisterhood to celebrate all women living with diabetes and all those affected by the disease.

July 7, 2014
American Diabetes Association and Walgreens Support Efforts to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association (Association) announced today its collaboration with Walgreens, a National Strategic Partner of the Association, and the Balance® Rewards program to help further the movement to Stop Diabetes.

July 1, 2014
Statement from the American Diabetes Association
Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes Association (Association) has announced that he will step down as CEO of the Association effective July 31, 2014 to pursue new opportunities in his native New York metro area. On behalf of the Association, and the nearly 30 million people in the United States with diabetes, the Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Hausner for his seven years of service.

June 27, 2014
NASCAR’s Ryan Reed Tackles Type 1 Diabetes On and Off the Track
The July 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast®, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, profiles up-and-coming NASCAR driver Ryan Reed, who is also an ambassador for the Association’s Drive to Stop Diabetes awareness campaign with Lilly Diabetes.

June 24, 2014
Study Links Exposure to Environmental Pollutants to Obesity, Diabetes
Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), a group of chemicals resistant to biodegradation and ubiquitous in the environment, may be contributing to the pandemics of type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to a study being published in the July issue of Diabetes Care ®.

June 20, 2014
La Asociación de Diabetes Establece Nueva Medida de A1C Para Niños con Diabetes Tipo 1
Una nueva declaración que se dio a conocer en la 74 o. Sesiones Científicas de la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes®, anunció que la Asociación recomienda bajar la medida de los niveles de la glucosa en la sangre en niños con diabetes tipo 1 para reflejar la evidencia científica más reciente y además para concordar sus reglas generales con las de la Sociedad Internacional de Diabetes Pediátrica y del Adolescente (ISPAD por sus siglas en inglés).

June 17, 2014
Do “Walkable” Neighborhoods Reduce Obesity, Diabetes?
People who live in neighborhoods that are conducive to walking experienced a substantially lower rate of obesity, overweight and diabetes than those who lived in more auto-dependent neighborhoods, according to a pair of studies presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions®.

June 16, 2014
Diabetes Association Sets New A1C Target for Children with Type 1 Diabetes
According to a new position statement released at the Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions,® the American Diabetes Association is lowering its target recommendation for blood glucose levels for children with type 1 diabetes, to reflect the most current scientific evidence and additionally to harmonize its guidelines with those of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD).

June 16, 2014
Diabetes Distress v. Depression: Are People with Type 2 Being Misdiagnosed?
Researchers have long understood there is a strong association between diabetes and depression. But new research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions® shows that symptoms of depression in people with type 2 diabetes can be significantly reduced through interventions for “diabetes distress,” suggesting that much of what is being labeled as depression may not be a co-morbid psychiatric disorder after all, but rather a reaction to living with a stressful, complex disease that is often difficult to manage.

June 16, 2014
Long-term Follow-up of Diabetes Prevention Program Shows Continued Reduction in Diabetes Development
New guidelines for the treatment of high cholesterol are not appropriate for people with type 2 diabetes – or are they? Two researchers will debate the topic at a symposium to be held on Tuesday, June 17, at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions®.

June 15, 2014
Understanding the Unique Nature of Children’s Bodies and Brains
With the increase in childhood obesity and the associated increase in type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents, there is growing interest in how children’s bodies process the foods they eat and how obesity and diabetes begin to develop at early ages. Two studies presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions® help to shed light on this topic.

June 14, 2014
Improving Diet Quality Reduces Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Improving the overall quality of one’s diet helps to prevent type 2 diabetes, independent of other lifestyle changes, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions®.

June 13, 2014
Are the New ACC/AHA Guidelines for Lipids Appropriate for People with Diabetes?
New guidelines for the treatment of high cholesterol are not appropriate for people with type 2 diabetes – or are they? Two researchers will debate the topic at a symposium to be held on Tuesday, June 17, at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions®.

June 12, 2014
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Ohio House Bill 264
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the passage of Ohio House Bill 264, a key piece of legislation in the fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school. This bill, which was signed in to law today by Governor John Kasich, allows school staff to volunteer to be trained to assist children with diabetes with insulin administration and, in an emergency situation, to administer glucagon. In addition, the bill allows children, if they are capable to do so, to self-manage their diabetes while at school.

June 4, 2014
Maria Rosario Araneta, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award
The American Diabetes Association (Association) will present the Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award to Maria Rosario Araneta, PhD at the Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions®, taking place June 13-17, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

June 3, 2014
La Asociación Americana de la Diabetes Celebra el Mes de la Salud del Hombre
Junio es el Mes de la Salud del Hombre y la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes aprovecha esta oportunidad para aumentar la concientización sobre la importancia del cuidado de la salud en los hombres, especialmente cuando se trata de enfermedades como la diabetes, la disfunción eréctil y la apnea del sueño. A diferencia de las mujeres, históricamente, a los hombres no les es fácil hablar sobre sus problemas de salud, y esta falta de comunicación puede causar el desarrollo de complicaciones serias y muertes tempranas.

June 3, 2014
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Men’s Health Month
June is Men’s Health Month and the American Diabetes Association is using this opportunity to raise health awareness among men when it comes to conditions like diabetes, sexual dysfunction and sleep apnea. Historically, men are not as comfortable as women when it comes to discussing health issues, which can result in shorter and less healthy lives for men in the United States compared to women.

June 2, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Requests for Applications for Research Collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce the opening of a request for applications today for The American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes, a three-year program which will fund research that focuses on improving the clinical care of people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

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