Advocacy News

April 7, 2016
American Diabetes Association Joins with Professional Football Players to Launch "Team Tackle" Initiative
The American Diabetes Association today announced the launch of Team Tackle, an initiative that brings together 45 current, former and upcoming professional football players – representing all 32 professional teams in the country – with the Association to raise awareness of diabetes and prediabetes.

March 23, 2016
National Diabetes Prevention Program Named the First Preventive Health Initiative Eligible for Medicare Coverage via CMMI Expansion
In a landmark advancement for preventive health care and the 86 million Americans currently most at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell today announced the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) will be eligible for Medicare coverage.

February 23, 2016
Statement on Accessibility and Affordability of Diabetes Medications
The American Diabetes Association supports high-quality diabetes therapies that are available and affordable for all people with diabetes.

December 22, 2015
American Diabetes Association Releases 2016 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
New obesity management recommendations for the treatment of type 2 diabetes were published as a part of the American Diabetes Association's 2016 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes today in Diabetes Care.

December 19, 2015
The American Diabetes Association Applauds Major Funding Increase for Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association applauds Congress and President Obama for enacting an omnibus spending bill that will boost funding for important diabetes research and prevention programs.

July 27, 2015
Back to School for Kids with Diabetes Requires Homework and Planning
As parents get ready to send their kids back to school this fall, those whose children have diabetes have more than book bags and school supplies to get organized: It’s time to review and plan for how their children's diabetes management needs will be met while they are at school.

July 10, 2015
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Signing of Hawaii’s Safe at School Bill
The American Diabetes Association is thrilled to announce the passage of Hawaii House Bill 10, the latest victory in the Association's ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

June 25, 2015
Patient Advocates: Supreme Court Decision Ensures Continued Access to Critical Care
The American Cancer Society, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association and National Multiple Sclerosis Society responded enthusiastically to today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of King v. Burwell.

June 9, 2015
GLP-1 Alters How the Brain Responds to Food
Gut hormone-based medications used to treat diabetes, such as GLP-1 receptor agonists, have also been shown to reduce body weight. Researchers have been working to understand how. This study, presented today at the American Diabetes Association’s 75th Scientific Sessions, sheds light on how GLP-1 receptor agonists alter the brain’s response to food, possibly reducing cravings and increasing satisfaction while eating.

April 30, 2015
The American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association and the YMCA of the USA Applaud the Introduction of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act
The American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association, and the YMCA of the USA applaud the introduction of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (S. 1131/H.R. 2102).

April 15, 2015
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Final Passage of the District of Columbia’s Law 20-192, Commission on Health Disparities Establishment Act of 2014
The American Diabetes Association applauds the passage of the District of Columbia’s Law 20-192, Commission on Health Disparities Establishment Act of 2014. This bill, signed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser on November 21, 2014, officially became law on March 10, 2015, following a Congressional review. The law was then published on April 3, 2015.

April 8, 2015
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Signing of Arkansas House Bill 1395
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is thrilled to announce the passage of Arkansas House Bill 1395, the latest victory in the Association’s ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school. This bill, signed in to law last Thursday by Governor Asa Hutchinson, will allow school staff to volunteer to be trained to provide basic diabetes care, including administering insulin and strengthen the tenet that allows children, if they are capable to do so, to self- manage their diabetes while at school.

March 11, 2015
Hundreds of Diabetes Advocates Arrive on Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Stop Diabetes®
Nearly 200 Diabetes Advocates from the American Diabetes Association will meet with their Members of Congress this week as part of the Association’s premier national advocacy effort, Call to Congress. Held March 11 – 13, 2015 in Washington, DC, advocates will urge policymakers to support federal funding for diabetes research and prevention programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); advocates will also ask Congress for a multi-year reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program.

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.

October 7, 2014
The American Diabetes Association Applauds Stronger Screening Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association (Association) applauds the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for elevating the draft recommendation for Screening of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Adults, released yesterday.

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.

April 11, 2014
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Alabama Senate Bill 57
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is thrilled to announce the passage of Alabama Senate Bill 57, the latest victory in the Association’s ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

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.

  • Last Reviewed: April 8, 2016
  • Last Edited: April 14, 2016

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