2010 Press Releases

March 18, 2010
Inside Diabetes
Many people know that diabetes involves a problem with how the body uses food that results in too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. But exactly what happens in the digestive process? And how do type 1 and type 2 diabetes look at the cellular level? In April, Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, offers a visual guide to diabetes as part of its annual Back to Basics issue, which also features a user’s guide to insulin and simple, effective strategies for meal planning.

March 17, 2010
Are You Surrounded by Risk?
To combat the growing diabetes epidemic, the American Diabetes Association is asking Americans – “What will you do to Stop Diabetes? Know your risk.” On March 23, the 22nd annual American Diabetes Association Alert DaySM, the Association is encouraging people to join the Stop Diabetes movement by taking the Diabetes Risk Test (at stopdiabetes.com or 800-DIABETES) to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and how they can take action to prevent the disease.

March 16, 2010
Latest Advances in Diabetes Research to be Presented in Orlando, FL at World's Largest Diabetes Conference, June 25-29, 2010
More than 13,000 top scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world will share cutting-edge research, treatment recommendations and advances toward a cure for diabetes.

March 8, 2010
The American Diabetes Association Encourages Community Organizations to Join the Movement to Stop Diabetessm
The American Diabetes Association announced today their efforts to further engage community organizations across the country in raising awareness about the seriousness of diabetes and its complications through the Association’s Stop Diabetes movement.

March 2, 2010
American Diabetes Association Applauds Senate’s Efforts to Reauthorize Special Diabetes Programs
The American Diabetes Association applauds today’s introduction of Special Diabetes Program legislation in the U.S. Senate. The bill (S. 3058) would reauthorize the Special Diabetes Type 1 Program and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians for 5 years.

March 1, 2010
What Will You Do to Stop DiabetesSM? Know Your Risk.
On the 22nd annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, the American Diabetes Association will encourage people to join the Stop Diabetes movement by taking the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and, if they are at high risk, to speak with their health care provider.

February 22, 2010
Is Weight-Loss Surgery a "Cure" for Type 2 Diabetes?
More and more reports have been surfacing about weight-loss surgery "curing" type 2 diabetes. At the same time, more and more questions are being asked about this process, how it works, who it works for, and how long it may continue to work. While research and studies that will lead to definitive answers may take years, the March issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, provides the latest information on weight-loss surgery and type 2 diabetes – and poses additional questions that need to be answered.

February 9, 2010
American Diabetes Association Applauds First Lady Michelle Obama’s Childhood Obesity Campaign
The American Diabetes Association applauds First Lady Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity campaign Let’s Move! America’s Move for a Healthier Generation. The Association was present during today’s announcement at the White House.

February 9, 2010
American Diabetes Association Applauds First Lady Michelle Obama’s Childhood Obesity Campaign
The American Diabetes Association applauds First Lady Michelle Obama’s childhood obesity campaign Let’s Move! America’s Move for a Healthier Generation.

February 2, 2010
American Diabetes Association Announces Kansas City, Missouri Native Amy Johnson as 2010 National Youth Advocate
The American Diabetes Association announced that Amy Johnson, 17, of Kansas City, Missouri, will be the Association’s 2010 National Youth Advocate. Johnson was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when she was 12 years old.

February 1, 2010
Improve Your Health – For Free?
In an age of soaring health care costs and staggering diabetes prevalence, the American Diabetes Association announced today its 2010 schedule for free community health events throughout the country – the American Diabetes Association EXPO. By attending EXPO, people will be able to join the Association’s new movement Stop DiabetesSM and learn how to live healthy, be active, and change the future of the disease.

January 27, 2010
Diabetes Forecast Interviews Ballerina Zippora Karz about the Ultimate Balancing Act
Having diabetes can feel like a balancing act among blood glucose (sugar) levels, food, exercise and the ways in which each of these elements affects day-to-day life. Add to this more than 12 hours of dancing each day in pointe shoes, late-night performances and flip-flopping diagnoses, and it’s no wonder that ballerina Zippora Karz “felt like a human yo-yo.”

January 26, 2010
Skipping Insulin Injections – What are the Risk Factors?
More than half of people with diabetes who take insulin injections to control their diabetes say they have intentionally skipped an injection, with one-fifth of them reporting that they do so “sometimes” or “often,” according to a study being published this month in Diabetes Care.

January 20, 2010
American Diabetes Association Welcomes Newest Volunteer Leader To 2010 Research Foundation Board of Directors
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce the newest member of its Research Foundation Board of Directors for 2010, Kenneth Moritsugu, MD, MPH of Falls Church, Virginia.

January 7, 2010
American Diabetes Association Announces New Board Members and Officers
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest and leading voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop DiabetesSM, is pleased to announce its officers and members of its Board of Directors for 2010

January 7, 2010
Nine Achievements in Diabetes in 2009
In a year that will be remembered for swine flu and health care reform, the American Diabetes Association today released a year-in-review list on another topic that received major headlines in 2009: diabetes.

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