2007 Press Releases

October 26, 2007
Aggressively Treating Cardiac Risk Factors May Reverse Ischemia
People with diabetes who have asymptomatic heart disease may be able to vastly improve the flow of blood to their hearts without surgical intervention, according to a study being published in the November issue of Diabetes Care, which comes out on October 26, 2007.

October 23, 2007
The American Diabetes Association Offers Tips for People with Diabetes Affected by California Wildfires
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) offers the following tips for people with diabetes who are affected by the California wildfires.

October 4, 2007
Diabetes in the Bedroom: Scarier than Halloween?
Halloween can be frightening, from the haunted houses to the trick-or-treating ghosts and goblins. But for some, there is something that is much scarier than Halloween: diabetes in the bedroom.

October 3, 2007
American Diabetes Association Announces Three Year Collaboration with The Dignity Memorial?? Network
National Strategic Partnership will help others live their best possible life ? particularly as it relates to raising awareness of diabetes and important life-planning issues

October 1, 2007
Kmart Steps Out to Fight Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) today announced that Kmart has reinforced its commitment to ADA and elevated its support for the diabetes community by becoming a National Strategic Partner (NSP). As a National Strategic Partner, Kmart will raise at least $1 million to support

September 27, 2007
Eating AGE-Rich Foods Causes Dysfunction Linked to Heart Disease
A study in this month?s Diabetes Care finds that ingesting food or drink rich in advanced glycation end products (AGEs) causes immediate, short-lived but significant endothelial dysfunction, shedding light on the mechanism by which dietary AGE content can be linked to cardiovascular disease.

September 10, 2007
American Diabetes Association and Goya Foods Inc. Team Up To Support Diabetes Awareness and Outreach in the Latino Community
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) today announced that Goya Foods, Inc. has signed on as a Program Sponsor to support ADA?s Latino outreach program, Por Tu Familia. Por Tu Familia (or ?for your family?) is ADA?s community-based outreach campaign that brings information about the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle to the Latino community.

September 5, 2007
Top tips to enjoy healthy Latin food without losing the taste (Recipe)
Traditional Latin American foods have a reputation for being full of flavor. Unfortunately, many of these foods that have brought families together for generations are being prepared now in ways that can compromise one?s health.

August 14, 2007
Top Tips for Beating the Brown-Bag Blahs
Lunch can be dreadfully boring if you pack the same brown bag every day.

August 8, 2007
Children With Diabetes Win Assurance of Legally-Required Services at School
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O???Connell joined representatives of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today to announce a landmark agreement that ensures California students who are classified as disabled because of diabetes will be safe at school and enjoy the same legally-required educational opportunities as their peers.

July 26, 2007
American Diabetes Association: Americans with Disabilities Act Restoration Act Vital to Protecting Individuals with Diabetes from Discrimination
The American Diabetes Association (the Association) today came out in strong support of the Americans with Disabilities Act Restoration Act.

July 5, 2007
Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, APRN, BC-ADM, MA, CDE, Receives American Diabetes Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, announced today that Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, APRN, BC-ADM, MA, CDE, received the Association's prestigious Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award at the organization’s 67th Scientific Sessions and National Leadership Meeting, which was held June 22-26 in Chicago, IL.

June 20, 2007
American Diabetes Association Urges Congress to Override Presidential Veto of Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act
The American Diabetes Association today issued the following statement in response to President Bush’s veto of the “Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act” (S.5), which would accelerate stem cell research by easing existing funding restrictions and supporting research that uses embryonic stem cells, while maintaining strict ethical guidelines.

June 15, 2007
American Diabetes Association Introduces "I Decide To Fight Diabetes" Day
To complement its “I Decide To Fight Diabetes” campaign, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announces two new ways for people to join ADA in the fight against diabetes: The “I Decide Day” (“ ID Day”), and personalized “I Decide” logo products.

June 6, 2007
American Diabetes Association Strongly Advises Patients Using Rosiglitazone To See Their Doctor
On June 5, 2007, the New England Journal of Medicine published results of an interim analysis of the cardiovascular safety trial of rosiglitazone (brand name, Avandia).

May 30, 2007
Add Some Flavor to Your Summer
Whether it’s a picnic with your family or a barbeque with your friends, summer is a great time to enjoy a host of seasonal foods.

May 22, 2007
Advocates Tell Candidates to Provide Quality Health Care Coverage Now
The chief executives of AARP, Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association led rallies today in support of quality health care for all Americans in four states with an early presidential primary or caucus.

May 21, 2007
Statement from the American College of Cardiology, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association Related to NEJM article, “Effect of Rosiglitazone on the Risk of Myocardial Infarction and Death from Cardiovascular Causes”
Today the New England Journal of Medicine published an article entitled, “Effect of Rosiglitazone on the Risk of Myocardial Infarction and Death from Cardiovascular Causes.”

May 9, 2007
American Diabetes Association: Diabetes School Care Act Significant Step in Meeting Medical and Educational Needs of Indiana Students with Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) applauded the signing of the “Diabetes School Care Act,” legislation that will help ensure that Indiana public schools are responsive to the medical and educational needs of students with diabetes.

April 27, 2007
Keeping Kids With Diabetes Safe at School:Non-Medical Staff Can Do the Job, Study Shows
School children with type 1 diabetes can be safely cared for at school by a mix of medical and non-medical staff, according to a study being published in the May issue of Diabetes Care.

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