2010 Press Releases

December 30, 2010
Diabetes Forecast Consumer Guide 2011: The Latest Tools for a Healthy Diabetes Lifestyle
Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, has published its annual Consumer Guide in its January issue.

December 29, 2010
Revised Standards of Care Call for Changing How Gestational Diabetes Should Be Diagnosed
The American Diabetes Association is recommending changes in the way pregnant women are tested for gestational diabetes, which will likely result in a doubling of the number of women diagnosed, but should also reduce the health risks to mother and baby.

December 9, 2010
Exercise Can Help Tame Type 2 Diabetes, Say New Guidelines
New guidelines on exercise for people with diabetes are likely to open some eyes—and, for those who follow them, help prevent or manage diabetes, improve overall health and boost quality of life.

December 9, 2010
American Diabetes Association Applauds Two-Year Re-Authorization of Special Diabetes Program
The American Diabetes Association®, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, praises Congress for reauthorizing the Special Diabetes Program. The renewal, which was part of the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010, will ensure the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) and the Special Diabetes Programs for Type 1 Diabetes (SDP-Type1) continue through September 2013. The measure will provide $150 million in funding per year to each program. Nearly 24 million Americans are living with diabetes and another 57 million have prediabetes. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report stating that if current trends continue, one in three Americans will have diabetes by the year 2050.

December 2, 2010
The American Diabetes Association Applauds House Passage of Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act
The American Diabetes Association applauds Chairman George Miller and the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act today. This passage allows President Obama to sign this important legislation, which passed the U.S. Senate in August, and reauthorize federal child nutrition programs.

November 29, 2010
How Your Vote Can Help Stop Diabetes®
Today the American Diabetes Association announces it has been selected as a candidate in Members Project, a partnership between American Express and TakePart.

November 26, 2010
Type 1 Diabetes Mortality Rates Dropping
Mortality rates for people with type 1 diabetes are decreasing, but overall remain seven times higher than those of the general population -- likely as a result of long-term complications, a study in the December issue of Diabetes Care reports.

November 23, 2010
In His Own Words
Musician and reality-TV star Bret Michaels has been through a lot this year, from an emergency appendectomy to a life-threatening subarachnoid hemorrhage, followed by a mild stroke that led to the discovery of a hole in his heart – all within six weeks. Michaels, who has lived with type 1 diabetes since he was 6 years old, took time to open up to Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, and share the details of his experience.

November 22, 2010
The American Diabetes Association® Announces Implementation of ReadSpeaker on Website
The American Diabetes Association announces the new addition of ReadSpeaker to its website, www.diabetes.org. ReadSpeaker allows the text on the Association’s content pages to be read out loud to users simply by clicking on the “Listen to text” link at the top of the pages.

November 11, 2010
The American Diabetes Association Encourages People to Take Control of Their Health on World Diabetes Day
During American Diabetes Month® this November, the American Diabetes Association will join the International Diabetes Federation to raise awareness of diabetes on November 14 - World Diabetes Day.

November 8, 2010
What Will You Do to Stop Diabetes®? The Future is in Your Hands.
The American Diabetes Association kicks-off American Diabetes Month® today by asking the public – What will you do to Stop Diabetes®? The future is in your hands.

November 4, 2010
American Diabetes Association Announces New Research Grant Program in Bariatric Surgery
Two of the world’s leading medical device companies in the fields of endoscopic and bariatric surgery are joining together to support a major, novel research effort through the American Diabetes Association.

October 21, 2010
Making Mealtime a Healthy Family Affair
Your children may refuse their vegetables, your spouse may constantly snack, and your parents may expect a sugar-and-butter-laden dessert. No one wants to start a family feud, but how do you keep everyone happy and healthy when it comes to mealtime? Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, offers ideas for making meals a family affair, with extras on cooking with kids and healthy twists on traditional Thanksgiving recipes.

October 19, 2010
During American Diabetes Month®, The Future of Diabetes is in Your Hands
During American Diabetes Month this November, the American Diabetes Association is teaming up with Bret Michaels, musician and winner of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” and rallying Americans to take action and join the movement to Stop Diabetes.

October 12, 2010
Nikki Lang and the American Diabetes Association® Team Up to Download for Diabetes
Nikki Lang, a rising recording star and long-time supporter of the American Diabetes Association has joined the movement to Stop Diabetes® by kicking off a new and unique fundraising effort. Beginning October 1, through the end of the year, Lang will donate 100% of the proceeds of iTunes downloads for the title song, “Feel Better,” off her recently released CD, to the American Diabetes Association.

October 11, 2010
Diabetes Stops Here
The American Diabetes Association launched its first official blog today to help put a face on a disease that kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined. The blog, called Diabetes Stops Here: Living with Diabetes; Inspired to Stop It, aims to document the Stop Diabetes movement by reaching and engaging the 23.6 million Americans living with diabetes as well as the 57 million who are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

October 5, 2010
Bret Michaels Raises Awareness for American Diabetes Month®
Bret Michaels, musician and winner of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” has joined the American Diabetes Association in their movement to Stop Diabetes® by raising awareness about diabetes this November for American Diabetes Month.

September 24, 2010
American Diabetes Association Announces Second Annual John Pipe Voices For Change Award Winners
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, announces several leading Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees presented with the John Pipe Voices For Change Award in recognition of their effective diabetes treatment and prevention services in American Indian and Alaskan Native communities.

September 23, 2010
FDA Announces It Will Significantly Restrict Access to the Diabetes Drug Avandia
Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will significantly restrict the use of the diabetes drug Avandia and other drugs containing rosiglitazone to patients with Type 2 diabetes who cannot control their diabetes on other medications.

September 20, 2010
Actor Anthony Anderson Takes on Diabetes
As one of Hollywood’s self-proclaimed “fat funny guys,” Anthony Anderson has appeared in comedies including Big Momma’s House and Kangaroo Jack, but when he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes at the age of 32, Anderson found that his weight was no laughing matter.

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