2011 Press Releases

December 29, 2011
Diabetes Forecast Releases 2012 Consumer Guide
The January 2012 issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, is dedicated to its annual consumer guide. The editors have combed the market to provide the reliable information people with diabetes need to choose the best products—from meters and continuous glucose monitors to pumps and insulin pens—to make managing their diabetes easier, faster and more accurate.

December 28, 2011
American Diabetes Association Announces 2012 Legislative Priorities in the Fight to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce its legislative priorities for 2012.

December 20, 2011
Driving and Diabetes: One Size Does Not Fit All
Determining whether someone’s diabetes poses a driving risk should be done on an individual basis and tied to concrete evidence of risk, rather than on a diagnosis of diabetes alone, according to a new position statement by the American Diabetes Association, being published in a special supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care.

December 15, 2011
American Diabetes Association and Walgreens Collaborating to Help Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that Walgreens will become a national strategic partner, and that the national drugstore chain is again working with the Association as one of its partner charities within “Walgreens Way to Well Commitment™" – a four year, $100 million health and wellness initiative.

December 1, 2011
American Diabetes Association Launches Online Volunteer Center
Today the American Diabetes Association announced the launch of their new online Volunteer Center. This center establishes a community, connecting volunteers and complementing existing activities across the country.

November 29, 2011
Proving Life Can Be Extraordinary
There are many portraits of success when it comes to living a happy and healthy life with diabetes. The December issue of Diabetes Forecast profiles incredible individuals with diabetes who help others while helping themselves.

November 21, 2011
Extra Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Severe Arrhythmia-Related Events In Patients with Diabetes and a Previous Heart Attack
Eating a daily additional amount of Omega-3 fatty acids may help protect older people with diabetes who have experienced a heart attack, according to a study being published in the December issue of Diabetes Care.

November 11, 2011
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 14 is the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, the co-discoverer of insulin.

November 9, 2011
American Diabetes Association Launches Mobile Website for On-The-Go Diabetes Information
The American Diabetes Association is proud to announce the launch of its new mobile website to help people more easily obtain the latest news and information about diabetes via their web-enabled mobile devices.

November 1, 2011
The American Diabetes Association Asks: Will you raise your hand to Stop Diabetes®?
Today, the American Diabetes Association launches its annual effort to raise the profile of diabetes with its boldest, most extensive program ever. American Diabetes Month activities will document how the disease affects the lives of millions of Americans and will recognize individuals who are furthering the organization’s movement to Stop Diabetes.

October 31, 2011
Researching the Brain’s Role in Diabetes/Understanding The Impact of Hypoglycemia
The American Diabetes Association today announced a request for applications to research the relationship between the brain and diabetes as well as upcoming efforts to better understand the consequences of hypoglycemia in people with diabetes. The awards represent a $2 million commitment from Novo Nordisk through its Changing Diabetes Initiative to support new studies in diabetes.

October 27, 2011
Celebrate a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season
Are you looking forward to the season of turkey and stuffing that is almost upon us—but not looking forward to stuffing yourself? The November issue of Diabetes Forecast has everything you need to get through the upcoming holidays happier and healthier.

October 24, 2011
Tighter Glycemic Control Linked to Lower Prevalence of Retinopathy in Adolescents with Type 1
A trend to more intensively manage blood glucose levels in adolescents with type 1 diabetes over the past two decades has been linked to a corresponding decrease in retinopathy for this age group, according to a study being published in the November issue of Diabetes Care.

October 24, 2011
Recommendations for the Transition of “Emerging Adults” With Diabetes From Pediatric to Adult Diabetes Care Systems: New Position Statement Released
With the number of children and adolescents diagnosed with diabetes increasing in recent years, more attention must be paid to helping them transition from pediatric health care – in which their treatment is supervised – to adult care, in which they are responsible for managing their own health, according to an American Diabetes Association position statement being published in the November issue of Diabetes Care.

October 14, 2011
What’s For Dinner?
Looking for healthy recipes to lose weight, manage your diabetes or prevent the development of type 2 diabetes? Today the American Diabetes Association announces the launch of a new online nutrition resource, MyFoodAdvisor®: Recipes for Healthy Living.

October 12, 2011
Nation’s Top Patient Advocacy Groups Urge United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to Support Investment in Health Prevention
Today, leaders from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association will testify on the need for a health care system that better incorporates, coordinates and values quality and prevention.

October 3, 2011
This American Diabetes Month®, Raise Your Hand to Stop Diabetes®
During American Diabetes Month this November, the American Diabetes Association will be communicating the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control by paying tribute those who have raised their hand and work to Stop Diabetes® every day.

October 3, 2011
Nearly 26 Million Americans on Your Holiday Shopping List?
This holiday season, make your money go further and support a great cause: stopping diabetes.

September 28, 2011
American Diabetes Association Announces Third Annual John Pipe Voices For Change Award Winners
Several leading Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees will be presented with the American Diabetes Association’s John Pipe Voices For Change Award.

September 28, 2011
As Autumn Approaches, Fall into Healthy Living
As summer closes and autumn is approaching, Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, has everything you need to fall back into healthy living.

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