2007 Press Releases

December 28, 2007
Resolving to Lose Weight in the New Year?
People who want to lose weight in 2008 but can?t decide which weight-loss plan to follow may want to ask their health care provider about the American Diabetes Association?s (ADA) new Clinical Practice Recommendations, issued today.

December 28, 2007
Richard M. Bergenstal, MD of Minneapolis, MN Elected American Diabetes Association Vice President, Medicine & Science
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the leading non-profit health organization dedicated to preventing and curing diabetes and to improving the lives of the nearly 21 million children and adults currently living in the United States with the disease, announced today that Richard M. Bergenstal, MD of Minneapolis, MN was elected Vice President, Medicine & Science.

December 28, 2007
ADA Issues New Clinical Practice Recommendations
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) today issued its annual Clinical Practice Recommendations to help health care providers treat people with diabetes using the most current evidence available.

December 19, 2007
American Diabetes Association Applauds Congressional Reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program
The American Diabetes Association today applauds Congress for passing reauthorization for the Special Diabetes Programs (SDP), included in the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007. The reauthorizations extend funding for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) and the Special Funding for Type 1 Diabetes through September 30, 2009.

December 19, 2007
American Diabetes Association Applauds Congressional Reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program
The American Diabetes Association today applauds Congress for passing reauthorization for the Special Diabetes Programs (SDP), included in the Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007.

December 14, 2007
Diabetes Forecast Publishes Special Annual Resource Guide
Diabetes Forecast, America?s leading diabetes magazine, begins its 60th year of publication with the release of the 2008 Resource Guide. The Resource Guide, a popular annual supplement to Diabetes Forecast, provides readers with a comprehensive overview of new and established products and services to help them get the most out of their diabetes care.

November 27, 2007
The American Diabetes Association Expands Commitment
November is American Diabetes Month and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is recognizing ?The Many Faces of Diabetes? by teaming up with their newly selected National Youth Advocate, Tesch West of Utah, and calling attention to the critical needs of youth with type 1 diabetes.

November 27, 2007
Treating Depression Prolongs Life for Older People with Diabetes
Depressed, older adults with diabetes live longer when they are treated for depression, according to a study in the December issue of Diabetes Care, which publishes on November 27, 2007.

November 26, 2007
AARP Receives American Diabetes Association's Distinguished Service Award
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation?s leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, announced that AARP received the Association's prestigious C. Everett Koop Medal for Health Promotion and Awareness at the organization?s Community Volunteer

November 19, 2007
Senator Pete Domenici Receives American Diabetes Association's Distinguished Service Award
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation?s leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, announced today that Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-NM) received the Association's prestigious Public Policy Leadership Awardat the organization?s Community Volunteer Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting on Nov. 17, in St. Louis, Missouri.

November 19, 2007
Darlene Cain Receives American Diabetes Association's Distinguished Service Award
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation?s leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, announced today that Darlene La Rose Cain, of Portland, Oregon, received the Association's prestigious Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Serviceat the organization?s Community Volunteer Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting on November 17, in St. Louis, Missouri.

November 19, 2007
Bill Booker Receives American Diabetes Association's Distinguished Service Award
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation?s leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, announced today that G. William ?Bill? Booker, II, CPA, of Little Rock, Arkansas, received the Association's prestigious Charles Kopke Medal for Distinguished Service at the organization?s Community Volunteer Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting on November 17, in St. Louis, Missouri

November 19, 2007
The People's Republic of Bangladesh and the United Nations Receive The American Diabetes Association's Distinguished Service Award
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation?s leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, announced today that the People?s Republic of Bangladesh and the United Nations (UN) received the Association's prestigious Charles H. Best Medal for Distinguished Service in the Cause of Diabetes at the organization?s Community Volunteer Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting on November 17, in St.

November 19, 2007
Robert Sevier Receives American Diabetes Association???s Distinguished Service Award
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation?s leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, announced today that Robert Sevier, MD, of Greensboro, North Carolina, received the Association's prestigious Addison B. Scoville, Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

November 19, 2007
Playing Hardball with Type 2
It took a trip to the emergency room for Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC?s Hardball, to own up to his diabetes. In the December issue of the American Diabetes Association?s (ADA) consumer magazine, Diabetes Forecast, Matthews talks about what it is like to work on a high profile television show while managing his condition?and taking control of his health.

November 19, 2007
James A. Horbowicz Receives American Diabetes Association's Distinguished Service Award
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation?s leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, announced today that Robert Sevier, MD, of Greensboro, North Carolina, received the Association's prestigious Addison B. Scoville, Jr. Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service. The award was presented at the organization?s Community Volunteer Leadership Conference and Annual Meeting on November 17, in St. Louis, Missouri.

November 19, 2007
Robert Charles Garrett, FACHE of Hackensack, NJ, Elected Secretary/Treasurer, American Diabetes Association
improving the lives of the nearly 21 million children and adults currently living in the United States with the disease, announced today that Robert Charles Garrett of Hackensack, NJ was elected Secretary/Treasurer.

November 15, 2007
American Diabetes Association Urges Congress to Pass ADA Restoration Act, Help End Employment Discrimination Against Americans with Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association today will reiterate its strong support for the ADA Restoration Act, legislation that would restore the intent of the landmark 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. The U.S. Senate Committee on HELP will hear testimony about pending legislation that would ensure that everyone who is qualified for a job has an equal opportunity to work,

November 9, 2007
ADA Urges President Bush Not to Veto Critical Appropriations Bill
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) strongly urges President Bush to sign the Labor HHS Appropriations bill which will help provide for the well being of millions of people suffering from diabetes. Nearly 21 million children and adults are affected by diabetes in this country.

October 30, 2007
American Diabetes Month Brings Awareness to Growing Health Care Crisis
According to American Diabetes Association, 1 in 4 Americans has diabetes or is at risk for developing type 2 diabetes

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