Advocacy News

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.

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 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 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).

January 10, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Basma Abdellaoui as the 2014 National Youth Advocate
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce Basma Abdellaoui, 16, as the Association’s 2014 National Youth Advocate. Diagnosed at the age of three, Basma, of San Diego, CA, has been living with type 1 diabetes for nearly all her life.

December 23, 2013
American Diabetes Association Announces 2014 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce its legislative and regulatory priorities for 2014, including both the federal and state efforts the Association executes across targeted issue areas. Each year, the Association identifies the leading federal and state legislative and regulatory priorities that will guide our ongoing efforts to Stop Diabetes®.

September 18, 2013
The American Diabetes Association Promotes Diabetes Prevention and Advocacy at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is proud to participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 43rd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), the premier conference on legislative and policy issues impacting the African American community.

August 12, 2013
California Supreme Court Ruling Protects the Safety and Health of California Students with Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is extremely pleased with the California Supreme Court’s decision in American Nurses Association v. Torlakson, a landmark case litigated by the Association involving diabetes care in California public schools. Today’s decision made it clear that state law is not an obstacle to children with diabetes receiving the proper care and the insulin they need to be healthy and medically safe at school.

July 8, 2013
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Missouri House Bill 675
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the passage of Missouri House Bill 675, a key piece of legislation in the fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

May 29, 2013
California Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Case Seeking to Ensure Access to Insulin for California Students with Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in the American Nurses Association v. Tom Torlakson as Superintendent of Public Instruction, a case that disputes the legality of non-medical professionals administering insulin to children with diabetes in a school setting.

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.

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.

January 8, 2013
American Diabetes Association Announces Heather Berg as the 2013 National Youth Advocate
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce Heather Berg, 18, as the Association’s 2013 National Youth Advocate. Heather, of Kent, WA, was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 10 years old.

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  • Last Edited: January 4, 2014

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