2007 Press Releases

April 19, 2007
American Diabetes Association a Proud Supporter of Cover the Uninsured Week
As the nation’s leading health non-profit organization supporting diabetes research, information, and advocacy, the American Diabetes Association will join various health associations, organizations, and supporters during “Cover the Uninsured Week” (April 23-29).

April 18, 2007
American Diabetes Association Launches “CheckUp America” to Curb Rise in Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease
A recent survey from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) found that one in five Americans 40 years and older consider important health-related lifestyle changes “too hard” to implement, indicating many are unaware that relatively small steps can be effective in reducing disease risk.

April 11, 2007
American Diabetes Association Lauds Senate for Passage of Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act
The American Diabetes Association today issued the following statement in response to the passage by the Senate of the “Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act” (S.5), which will accelerate stem cell research by easing existing funding restrictions and supporting research that uses embryonic stem cells, while maintaining strict ethical guidelines.

April 9, 2007
American Diabetes Association: Senate Should Send White House Strong Message of Support for Embryonic Stem Cell Research
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) – the nation’s leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy – today urged the U.S. Senate to pass, with broad bipartisan support, the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (S.5).

April 5, 2007
Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. Commits $1.44 Million to American Diabetes Association Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs
The American Diabetes Association Research Foundation today announced a $1.44 million commitment by Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. to support two important diabetes-related fellowship programs.

April 2, 2007
In order to keep pace with the growing number of Americans with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) invites communities nationwide to Step Out to Fight Diabetes in their brand new fund-raising walk.

March 28, 2007
Diabetes Linked to Higher Parkinson’s Risk
People who have type 2 diabetes are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease as they age, though researchers are uncertain what accounts for the link between the two diseases, according to a new study being published in the April issue of Diabetes Care.

March 28, 2007
Not Just “a Little Sugar”
Mother Love, talk show host, advice guru, and humorist, has declared war against a disease that has taken the lives of both her parents and her sister – and now affects her health.

March 27, 2007
One In Five Americans Are Either At High Risk for Developing Type 2 Diabetes Or Are Unaware That They Already Have Diabetes
iabetes has become the greatest public health crisis of the next quarter century. To address the burden of this disease, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is issuing an urgent call-to-action for Americans to find out their risk for type 2 diabetes during the 19th annual American Diabetes Alert® Day.

March 23, 2007
American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association Support New Initiative to Encourage Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
The American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and American Heart Association strongly support a new public health initiative launched this week to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables.

March 5, 2007
American Diabetes Association Strongly Supports Recently-Introduced Diabetes Screening and Medicaid Savings Act
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) endorsed the Diabetes Screening and Medicaid Savings Act, which was introduced in the U.S. Senate on Friday by Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Pete Domenici (R-NM).

February 27, 2007
Glucose Intolerance Linked to Cancer Risk in Women Also, Persistent Pollutant Exposures May Trigger Insulin Resistance
High blood glucose levels – even before they reach the level needed for a diagnosis of diabetes – may signal an increased risk for cancer in women, according to a new study being published in the March issue of Diabetes Care.

February 22, 2007
American Diabetes Association Offers Free Educational Lesson Plan from PBS Flagship Station WGBH Boston to Support Children With Diabetes In Schools
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) today announced the availability of the new Arthur® Hooray for Health! Dealing with Diabetes lesson plan created by WGBH Boston.

February 5, 2007
Statement of the American Diabetes Association on the Administration’s Proposal to Flatten Diabetes Research and Prevention Funding in FY08
The President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association, Larry C. Deeb, MD, issued the following statement in response to the Bush Administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2008 budget, announced today, which would continue to under-fund diabetes research and prevention at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

January 26, 2007
The Failure to Stay Fit: People with Diabetes Get Far Less Exercise Than Others (But None of Us Get Enough)
Though numerous studies have shown that increasing physical activity helps to prevent diabetes and its many complications, a new survey in the February issue of Diabetes Care shows that people with diabetes or at high risk for this disease remain far less active than the rest of the nation.

January 10, 2007
American Diabetes Association: Embryonic Stem Cell Research Offers Great Promise for Americans with Diabetes
he American Diabetes Association (ADA) – the nation’s leading voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy – today urged the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act (H.R. 3).

January 2, 2007
New Hypertension Guidelines Fail to Improve Blood Pressure Control in People with Diabetes
Despite the publication of increasingly aggressive guidelines for lowering blood pressure in people with diabetes, this condition remains substantially unimproved, according to a study being published in the January issue of Diabetes Care.

January 2, 2007
Diabetes, Heart Associations Align Fight Against Heart Disease
In a joint statement released today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Heart Association (AHA) summarize the evidence supporting lifestyle and medical interventions that can help to prevent the development of heart disease in people with diabetes.

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