Is It Time to Stop Diabetes?

September 25, 2009

The American Diabetes Association will be Encouraging Americans to Join a National Movement to Fight a Disease that Strikes Every 20 Seconds
WHAT: In recognition of American Diabetes Month® in November, the American Diabetes Association will be launching a movement to encourage Americans to confront, fight and Stop Diabetes.
Anyone can join the movement by choosing to share their experiences with diabetes, helping to raise awareness about diabetes, becoming active in their community, learning about diabetes, giving of their time and passion, or donating funds to support diabetes research, information, or advocacy efforts. 

WHO: The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

WHEN: November 2, 2009

WHY: With nearly 24 million children and adults afflicted with the disease in the U.S. and an additional 57 million at risk for type 2 diabetes, diabetes has reached epidemic proportions.  If current trends continue, one out of three children will face a future with diabetes.

HOW: To let your viewers/listeners/readers know about American Diabetes Month and the Stop Diabetes movement.  Interviews with an American Diabetes Association spokesperson are available upon request.
Information is available in English and Spanish by calling the Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or online at




About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)