2009 Press Releases

February 25, 2009
American Diabetes Association and Novo Nordisk, Inc. Announce $1.2 Million Research Support
A new grant received by the American Diabetes Association will study how hormones in the gut could one day prevent or treat type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The American Diabetes Association-Novo Nordisk Clinical/Translational Research Award will provide $1.2 million to support researchers studying the effects of intestinal hormones on obesity and pre-diabetes, two risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

February 18, 2009
American Diabetes Association Welcomes Newest Volunteer Leaders To 2009 Research Foundation Board of Directors
The American Diabetes Association, the nation's largest and leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, is pleased to announce the newest members of its Research Foundation Board of Directors.

February 17, 2009
Are Chocolate and Coffee Good for You?
Coffee, chocolate, wine – you’ve probably heard claims that these foods are actually good for you. But are they? The March issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, looks at five controversial foods and examines what science says about the pros and cons of each – and how to get the best out of all of them.

February 13, 2009
The American Diabetes Association Applauds Congress on Passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) applauds the U.S. Congress for passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). This Act includes many vital investments in our economy that will provide essential economic stimulus while benefiting the health and well-being of people with chronic illnesses like diabetes. Funding in this act will help address the staggering $174 billion that diabetes costs our country every year.

February 10, 2009
Is Your Plate Heart Healthy?
Heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death in people with diabetes, yet many people are unaware there is a connection. If you or a loved one has diabetes it is important to know how to reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.

January 26, 2009
Higher A1C Levels Linked to Lower Brain Function
Higher average blood glucose (sugar) levels in people with type 2 diabetes are linked to lower cognitive functioning, according to a study published online today in the journal Diabetes Care

January 21, 2009
Randy Jackson Speaks About Diabetes: “An Old Dawg Can Learn New Tricks!”
This year Randy Jackson will celebrate ten years of living with diabetes. In an interview with Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, the American Idol judge and Grammy-award winner shares his story of being diagnosed with diabetes, the hurdles he faced, and the path he chose toward better health.

January 14, 2009
American Diabetes Association Selects Minnesota Native Chris Stokes as its National Youth Advocate
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation's largest and leading voluntary health organization dedicated to the fight against diabetes, has selected Chris Stokes, 17, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, to be the Association's 2009 National Youth Advocate. Chris was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 15 months old.

January 8, 2009
American Diabetes Association Reflects on 2008 Accomplishments In the Fight Against Diabetes and Looks Ahead to Challenges in 2009
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest and leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, is working to change the future of diabetes. While 2008 was a year of challenges for many Americans with diabetes, it was also been a year in which the Association has demonstrated its leadership in the fight against diabetes. What follows are some of the major accomplishments in the diabetes community that the Association is celebrating from 2008, as well as a look ahead to the continued challenges the Association faces on behalf of those with, or at risk for, diabetes in the year to come.

January 7, 2009
Survey Finds That – Despite Best Intentions – Most Americans Do Not Make Comprehensive Life Plans For Healthy Living
A new survey of American adults reveals that three-quarters (74.8%) report feeling positive about their overall health, despite the fact that a majority of them also report having a serious disease or being at risk for serious health conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

January 5, 2009
American Diabetes Association Welcomes Newest Volunteer Leaders To 2009 Board Of Directors
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest and leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, is pleased to announce the newest members elected to the Association’s Board of Directors.

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