The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:
September 29, 2015
American Diabetes Association and JDRF Report on Symposium that Examined Links Between Diabetes and Intestinal Microbes
The American Diabetes Association (Association) and JDRF announced today publication of a report in Diabetes that paves the way for a better understanding of the microbiome and diabetes.
September 24, 2015
JDRF and the American Diabetes Association, in Collaboration with Multiple Diabetes Organizations Publish New Classification and Staging Approach for Presymptomatic Type 1
JDRF and the American Diabetes Association (Association), announced today that a new classification approach for staging T1D in its earliest presymptomatic stages would be published in the September 24th online version of Diabetes Care.
September 23, 2015
Prince Hall Shriners Present $100,000 Donation to the American Diabetes Association to Further Research for and Increase Awareness of Diabetes in the African American Community
The American Diabetes Association (Association) accepted a $100,000 donation presented by the Prince Hall Shriners (PHS) and its’ Auxiliary, to support the Association’s African American/Live Empowered® initiative and a peer-reviewed research project on the impact of stress on type 2 diabetes risk in ethnic minorities.
September 22, 2015
Subway Development Corporation and Oh Cal Mid Atlantic Donates $200,000 to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce a $200,000 donation from the McLean, Virginia-based Subway Development Corporation and Oh Cal Mid Atlantic on behalf of the Subway® restaurants in the VA, MD, DE, DC regions.
September 15, 2015
Hispanic Heritage Month: A healthy celebration!
The American Diabetes Association launches a new Create Your Plate interactive tool to help Latinos/Hispanics balance the meals they love to better manage their diabetes.
September 2, 2015
Diabetes Forecast Magazine Celebrates Everyday Movers and Shakers in the Diabetes Community
Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, has released its People to Know 2015 List.
August 13, 2015
Amaranth Diabetes Foundation Presents $500,000 Donation to the American Diabetes Association Research Foundation to Sponsor Four Promising Projects in Diabetes Research
The American Diabetes Association Research Foundation received a $505,623 donation from the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation (ADF).
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
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
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
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
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 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 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.