2010 Press Releases

September 14, 2010
What Your Family Isn’t Talking about Can Hurt You
This Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), the American Diabetes Association is encouraging people to discuss any family history of diabetes, a conversation that could help stop diabetes before it starts.

August 26, 2010
CO-WORKERS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS ‘STEP OUT’ TO STOP DIABETES
This year, thousands of people in communities across the country will join the movement to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes event.

August 24, 2010
The American Diabetes Association Decries New Barrier to Embryonic Stem Cell Research
The American Diabetes Association is extremely disappointed by the federal district court decision yesterday blocking the federal government from funding research involving embryonic stem cells.

August 20, 2010
The Next Big Thing
All people with type 1 diabetes, and some with type 2, need to inject or pump insulin into their bodies to survive. Figuring out how much insulin is necessary requires frequent monitoring and can be difficult, even risky. According to Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, one of the most hopeful trends in diabetes research is the quest to develop an artificial pancreas, a device that could make the lives of people with diabetes safer, healthier and easier – possibly within the next few years.

August 18, 2010
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority joins the American Diabetes Association’s Movement to Stop Diabetes®
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA) is joining forces with the American Diabetes Association’s African American Initiatives -- known as Live EMPOWERED -- to stop diabetes in the African American Community.

August 5, 2010
The American Diabetes Association Applauds Senate Passing of Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act
The American Diabetes Association applauds the U.S. Senate for passing the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act today.

July 23, 2010
People with Diabetes Guaranteed Health Insurance Claims Rights
The American Diabetes Association applauds the new White House rule which will help people with diabetes and other chronic diseases appeal the denials of health insurance claims.

July 20, 2010
Pregnancy and Pre-existing Diabetes
Pregnancy is a time of wonder and amazement – and for women with pre-existing diabetes, it is also a time for very extremely careful (and sometimes baffling) disease management. How do you plan for this? What risks are involved? What can you expect?

July 14, 2010
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Must Lead to Adequate Diabetes Screening
On Wednesday, July 14, the Obama Administration joined medical professionals and leaders from the health community to announce preventive health care coverage made available under the Affordable Care Act.

July 14, 2010
Scientific Leaders Urge Diabetes Patients to Talk with their Doctor before Making Changes to their Medication Use
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Joint Meeting of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee has completed their evaluation of the scientific research available on the safety of rosiglitazone.

July 13, 2010
Eat the Zucchini, Wear the Bikini.
Summer means gardening, grilling, and swimming at the pool. Summer’s produce and expanded cooking options also mean the season is an opportunity to improve your eating habits. The American Diabetes Association announced today a completely revised online nutrition tool in English and Spanish to help you get ready for the season: MyFoodAdvisor (www.diabetes.org/MyFoodAdvisor).

July 12, 2010
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, American Diabetes Association and The Endocrine Society joint statement on potential cardiovascular risks associated with rosiglitazone
Collectively, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Diabetes Association, and The Endocrine Society continue to carefully review the information on rosiglitazone available in the public domain and await further information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) following the completion of the Joint Meeting of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee and Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee.

July 12, 2010
Scientific Leaders Urge Type 2 Diabetes Patients to Remain on their Prescribed Medications Unless Instructed Otherwise by their Health Care Provider
Over the past several weeks reports have again surfaced regarding the cardiovascular safety of the diabetes drug rosiglitazone. While some analyses have suggested an increased cardiovascular risk with use of rosiglitazone others have not provided any evidence of such an association.

June 30, 2010
American Diabetes Association Statement on Blood Glucose Lowering Drugs
The American Diabetes Association does not have official position favoring or recommending against specific drugs that are approved by the FDA to lower glucose.

June 29, 2010
Community-Based Lifestyle Intervention Yields Weight Loss, Reduced Glucose Results Similar to Those in DPP
A community-based lifestyle intervention program, modeled after one used in a landmark government funded diabetes-prevention study, can help participants in a group setting achieve weight loss and blood glucose reductions comparable to those achieved with individual counseling from health professionals, according to data presented by researchers at the American Diabetes Association’s 70th Scientific Sessions®.

June 29, 2010
Mixed Results From ACCORD: Study Found No Overall Reduction in Cardiovascular Risk, But Benefits to Eyes, Kidneys and Nerves
Five-year results of the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) study confirm that neither more intensive lowering of blood glucose (sugar) levels, more intensive lowering of blood pressure, nor treatment of blood lipids with a fibrate and a statin drug reduce cardiovascular risk in people with established type 2 diabetes who are at severely high risk for cardiovascular events.

June 28, 2010
Revised Embargo for Rosiglitazone Study -- American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association has announced a change in the embargo time of the rosiglitazone study being presented at the 70th Scientific Session in Orlando, FL.

June 28, 2010
Diabetes Drug Rosiglitazone Not Associated with Increased Risk of Death, Stroke or Heart Attacks in BARI 2D Study
Rosiglitazone, a commonly used diabetes drug, poses no significant increased risk of death, stroke or heart attack, though it does increase the risk of fractures, according to a new analysis of thousands of patients with established cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

June 27, 2010
Artificial Pancreas Improves Overnight Glucose Control for Range of Real-Life Situations, Latest Data Show
Research into whether an “artificial pancreas” can effectively control blood glucose levels in children and adults with type 1 diabetes continues to make rapid advances, leading those in the field to predict that technology could become commercially available within the next few years, according to speakers at a joint American Diabetes Association - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) symposium at the Association’s 70th Scientific Sessions®.

June 25, 2010
Bret Michaels Receives American Diabetes Association’s Chair’s Citation Award
Bret Michaels, lead vocalist of Poison and winner of this season of “Celebrity Apprentice,” has received the American Diabetes Association’s prestigious Chair’s Citation Award in Orlando, FL.

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