Press Releases

The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:

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 24, 2015
The American Diabetes Association applauds the Food and Drug Administration's supplemental rule to establish a daily value for and require "added sugars" be declared on the Nutrition Facts label
The need to consume less added sugar is represented in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Knowing the amount of added sugar a food or beverage contains will help individuals make informed dietary decisions to reduce their consumption. As such, the American Diabetes Association strongly supports requiring the declaration of "added sugar" on the Nutrition Facts label to ensure individuals with and at risk for diabetes are able to follow the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

July 14, 2015
American Diabetes Association Research Foundation Collaborates with Foundation for Diabetes Research to Fund Project Aimed at Improving Islet Transplantation
The American Diabetes Association Research Foundation is pleased to announce its collaboration with the Foundation for Diabetes Research (FDR). The FDR will provide support for an innovative research grant with a commitment of $250,000. The grant focuses on the protection of islets during and after transplantation, a promising research effort aimed at reducing complications associated with living with type 1 diabetes and improving quality of life.

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.

July 1, 2015
Safe at School: Diabetes Forecast Celebrates Triumphs for Students with Diabetes
Diabetes Forecast has released its annual Safe at School feature in the July/August 2015 issue.

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.

June 9, 2015
Are Offspring of Obese Moms Pre-Programmed for Obesity and Metabolic Disease?
The evidence is clear that the children of obese parents are prone to obesity themselves, placing them at higher risk for type 2 diabetes, but how and why this occurs remains under investigation. A study being presented at the American Diabetes Association's 75th Scientific Sessions found evidence suggesting that the in utero environment in obese mothers may program a child’s cells to accumulate extra fat or develop differences in metabolism that could lead to insulin resistance.

June 9, 2015
Can Not Having Enough to Eat Lead to Poor Diabetes Management? Study Finds Food Insecurity Affects Glycemic Control and Vegetable Consumption in Latinos
Latinos who worry about having enough food to eat—so-called food insecurity—report having a poorer diet and exhibit worse glycemic control than those who aren’t worried about having sufficient food to survive, according to a study presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 75th Scientific Sessions. The findings suggest that food insecurity should be a factor considered in overall diabetes management.

June 8, 2015
First CVD Outcome Trial of a GLP-1 Agonist Finds No Cardiac Risk or Benefit
One member of a widely prescribed class of drugs used to lower blood glucose levels in people with diabetes has a neutral effect on heart failure and other cardiovascular problems, according to the first clinical trial to examine cardiovascular safety in a GLP-1 receptor agonist, presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 75th Scientific Sessions.

June 8, 2015
Primary Endpoint met for Trial Evaluating Cardiovascular Outcomes with Sitagliptin (TECOS)
Treatment with sitagliptin, a DPP-4 inhibitor, versus placebo for median 3 years in 14,742 patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and established cardiovascular (CV) disease showed non-inferiority for the primary composite cardiovascular endpoint of the Trial Evaluating Cardiovascular Outcomes with Sitagliptin (TECOS), and no increase in hospitalization for heart failure in the sitagliptin group. Full results of TECOS will be published online on Monday 8th June 2015.

June 6, 2015
50 Years of Diabetes Research and Treatment
From how people test their glucose levels to how long they can expect to live, almost everything has changed over the past 50 years for Americans with diabetes. A special symposium held at the American Diabetes Association's 75th Scientific Sessions features a look back at what physicians and researchers have learned and how the lives of patients have changed during the past five decades.

June 5, 2015
Joint Statement Outlines Guidance on Diabetes Self-Management Education, Support
A joint position statement outlining when, how and what type of Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSME/S) should be delivered to patients is being released today at the American Diabetes Association’s 75th Scientific Sessions. The statement is also being published online concurrently in Diabetes Care, The Diabetes Educator and the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

May 4, 2015
American Diabetes Association: Prevent type 2 diabetes, join inaugural National "Get Fit Don't Sit" Day
On Wednesday, May 6, the American Diabetes Association will host the inaugural "Get Fit Don't Sit" Day to get people up and moving as research indicates that changing our sedentary habits is one of the most effective ways to prevent type 2 diabetes.

May 4, 2015
American Diabetes Association Announces Awardees for Research Collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the awardees for The American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes, a three-year research program which funds research aimed at improving the care of people with diabetes and chronic kidney disease. The program is made possible through $1.5 million in funding from Boehringer Ingelheim.

April 30, 2015
American Diabetes Association Announces Award Winners at 75th Scientific Sessions
The American Diabetes Association is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards.

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 22, 2015
Tim McGraw, Merck and the American Diabetes Association Challenge Americans with Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal
Award-winning artist Tim McGraw, who has loved ones impacted by type 2 diabetes, will travel the country to urge people with the disease to get their blood glucose under control.

April 20, 2015
College Diabetes Network and the American Diabetes Association team up to better support young adults with diabetes
The College Diabetes Network and the American Diabetes Association are delighted to announce an initial collaboration to promote better understanding and support of the unique needs of young adults with diabetes.

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.

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