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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.

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 16, 2014
The American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of the FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act
The American Diabetes Association applauds the passage of the FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act and praises both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for their leadership to help end the diabetes epidemic by investing in critical diabetes research and prevention programs.

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.

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