2009 Press Releases

December 29, 2009
End Stage Renal Disease Declines Among People with Diabetes
After rising steadily for years, the incidence of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), or kidney failure, has begun a steady decline among people with diabetes, likely due to improvements in treatment and care that reduce dangerous risk factors, according to a study being published in the January issue of Diabetes Care.

December 29, 2009
American Diabetes Association’s New Clinical Practice Recommendations Promote A1C as Diagnostic Test for Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association’s new Clinical Practice Recommendations being published as a supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care call for the addition of the A1C test as a means of diagnosing diabetes and identifying pre-diabetes.

December 24, 2009
“People with Diabetes Earn Important Victory Today”
“The passing of health reform in the Senate is a historic moment for our nation and for all people affected by diabetes,” commented George J. Huntley, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association.

December 18, 2009
Diabetes Forecast Publishes 2010 Annual Diabetes Consumer Guide
When shopping for a new cell phone or even a car, there are dozens of features to explore and choices to make. The same is true of shopping for medical products that will help manage a chronic disease. For many people with diabetes, it can be difficult to determine which products are right for them. But help is on the way: Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, is publishing its annual Consumer Guide in the January 2010 issue.

November 27, 2009
Diabetes Prevalence Expected to Double in Next 25 Years
By 2034, the number of Americans living with diabetes will nearly double and diabetes spending will nearly triple to $336 billion, even if the prevalence of obesity in this country remains stable, according to a study published in the November issue of Diabetes Care.

November 19, 2009
American Diabetes Association Launches New Diabetes.org
To meet the changing needs of people affected by this growing epidemic, the American Diabetes Association has launched a completely redesigned www.diabetes.org in English and Spanish.

November 17, 2009
American Diabetes Association Convenes 3rd Annual Disparities Conference
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, is bringing together community leaders from around the country for a two-day meeting to discuss major challenges, and to share ‘promising practices’ to address health disparities faced by minority populations when it comes to the prevention, detection, and management of obesity and type 2 diabetes. The meeting will take place November 18-19 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, in Arlington, VA. “When it comes to the impact of diabetes and obesity in minority populations, the statistics are daunting,” said Sue McLauglin, BS, RD, CDE, CPT, President, Health Care & Education, American Diabetes Association. “The challenges are great, but the urgency to stop diabetes and obesity is even greater. We are convening this forum to exchange best practices and to foster collaboration in our attempt to identify solutions and actions that will eliminate disparities in health care at the community level.” The American Diabetes Association Disparities Partnership Forum will include an opening keynote address from Garth Graham, MD, MPH, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Minority Health, promising practice presentations, idea exchanges, and a closing keynote address from Dr. Kyu Rhee, Chief Public Health Officer, Health Resources and Services Administration.

November 13, 2009
American Diabetes Association Recognizes World Diabetes Day
The American Diabetes Association will join International Diabetes Federation and their worldwide global diabetes efforts on World Diabetes Day, November 14, to raise awareness of the growing diabetes epidemic. This year’s theme for World Diabetes Day is Diabetes Education and Prevention.

November 13, 2009
American Diabetes Association Recognizes World Diabetes Day
American Diabetes Association Recognizes World Diabetes Day American Diabetes Association Supports the Worldwide Global Efforts Surrounding World Diabetes Day

November 11, 2009
Statement on Secretary Sebelius’ Report
The Health and Human Services report issued today, during American Diabetes Month, explains the crucial need for health reform for people with and at risk for diabetes.

November 6, 2009
The American Diabetes Association Applauds Congress for Their Tireless Commitment to Reforming the Nation’s Health System
The American Diabetes Association announces its support of the Affordable Health Care for America Act (H.R. 3962) and commends the House of Representatives for including provisions that will make health care more accessible to the millions of Americans with diabetes and other chronic diseases.

November 2, 2009
As America Earns Failing Grade, American Diabetes Association Launches Movement to Stop Diabetes
Americans earn a failing grade on diabetes awareness, based on survey results released today by the American Diabetes Association.

October 29, 2009
Pivotal Diabetes Prevention Study Reinforced
A study published online today and in an upcoming edition of The Lancet provides evidence that intensive lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss and increased physical activity continue to reduce the rate of developing type 2 diabetes after 10 years. Results from the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) indicate that lifestyle intervention reduced the onset of type 2 diabetes by 34 percent compared with placebo.

October 21, 2009
Diabetes Forecast Brings Indulgence to the Kitchen
When someone is diagnosed with diabetes, some of the first questions usually are about food: What can I eat? What sacrifices must I make? Will I ever enjoy a good meal again? Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, is setting out to transform these worries into opportunities this November. In a special food issue, the magazine features recipes and photos to inspire delicious yet healthy holiday meals, along with clever tips on cooking diabetes-friendly food.

September 25, 2009
Is It Time to Stop Diabetes?
The American Diabetes Association will be Encouraging Americans to Join a National Movement to Fight a Disease that Strikes Every 20 Seconds.

September 16, 2009
Diabetes Forecast Offers "10 Tips" to Save Money and Improve Your Health
Diabetes has so many costs – to your health, your emotions, and of course, your wallet. The October issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, features ten ways to save some money and improve your health. With a little know-how, you can save some big bucks on screenings, supplies, and preventive treatments

September 10, 2009
Co-Workers, Families And Friends ‘Step Out’ To Stop Diabetes
This year, thousands of people in communities across the country will come together to demonstrate their support in the fight against diabetes by participating in the American Diabetes Association's Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes® event. Step Out is a fundraising walk that takes place in more than 160 cities to raise awareness about diabetes and to raise much needed funds to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

September 1, 2009
American Diabetes Association Research Foundation and Novo Nordisk Award Research Grant to University of Virginia Health System and Stanford University School of Medicine Scholars
The American Diabetes Association Research Foundation has selected two scientists, University of Virginia Health System researcher Zhenqi Liu, MD, and Stanford University School of Medicine researcher Gerald Reaven, MD, to receive the American Diabetes Association-Novo Nordisk Clinical/Translational Research Award. This $1.2 million grant program supports efforts to study the effects of intestinal hormones, such as glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), on obesity and pre-diabetes, two risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

August 18, 2009
Diabetes Forecast Spotlights the Serious Competition of Team Type 1
Professional athletes with diabetes have become more visible lately, but rarely do they embark on sporting endeavors to showcase their diabetes. The cyclists of Team Type 1 do exactly that. The September 2009 issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, features the story behind Team Type 1, from a burrito bet to aspirations of competing in the Tour de France.

August 6, 2009
American Diabetes Association Scientific Journals Lead in Performance Rankings
Diabetes and Diabetes Care, the flagship research publications of the American Diabetes Association, remain the highest-ranked journals devoted exclusively to diabetes research and treatment.

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