2011 Press Releases

September 23, 2011
Statement From the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association announced earlier today that a former Association employee pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in Federal Court in Alexandria, VA.

September 23, 2011
Years of Life Without Diabetes Decreasing
Americans are living longer, but fewer of those years are spent in good health for those who are obese because they are developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study being published in the October issue of Diabetes Care.

September 21, 2011
American Diabetes Association Applauds Funding of the National Diabetes Prevention Program
The American Diabetes Association applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee for leading the way in the fight to Stop Diabetes by investing $10 million in the National Diabetes Prevention Program in its FY 2012 Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill.

September 19, 2011
American Diabetes Association Applauds Introduction of H.R. 2954
The American Diabetes Association applauds the Congressional Tri-Caucus for the introduction of H.R. 2954, the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011.

September 15, 2011
American Diabetes Association to Speak About the Importance of the National Institutes of Health in the Fight to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association will participate in a Congressional briefing to highlight the central role that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plays in spurring innovative new ways to address and ultimately stop the nation’s growing diabetes epidemic.

September 14, 2011
Medicaid Vital to Protecting Health for Millions of Americans
Many Americans battle such medical conditions as cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, heart disease, and stroke, but those individuals who rely on Medicaid for their drugs and treatment will face extraordinary health challenges if Congress cuts funding for that program.

September 8, 2011
Major Health and Consumer Groups to Spotlight Vital Importance of Medicaid to Protect the Health of Millions of Americans
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Diabetes Association, the American Lung Association, and Families USA will hold a news conference at September 14, 2011 to spotlight a particularly vulnerable group of Americans whose essential health is threatened by potential Medicaid cuts.

August 31, 2011
Co-workers, Families and Friends 'Step Out' to Stop Diabetes
This year, thousands of people in communities across the country will Join the Millions in the fight to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event.

August 29, 2011
Is a Cure in Sight?
In 1923, the New York Times proclaimed, with the discovery of insulin, that diabetes had been cured.

August 16, 2011
American Diabetes Association Receives Accreditation from Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
The American Diabetes Association has been recognized once again as a Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited charity for its accountability practices.

August 15, 2011
The American Diabetes Association Announces New Editors for Diabetes Care
The American Diabetes Association announces the appointment of William T. Cefalu, MD, of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and the Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSUHSC) School of Medicine, as the Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Care.

August 11, 2011
American Diabetes Association Awards $1 Million in Funding to Support New Research on the Effects of Bariatric Surgery on Type 2 Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association today announced the recipients of two major research grants to support new studies on the effects of bariatric surgery in patients with type 2 diabetes.

August 1, 2011
American Diabetes Association Applauds U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for New Gestational Diabetes Screening Coverage
The American Diabetes Association applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for announcing new guidelines that will allow all women to be screened for gestational diabetes without charging a co-payment, co-insurance or a deductible.

July 28, 2011
Winning With Diabetes: The Biggest Loser’s Aaron Thompkins’ Success Story
Although Aaron Thompkins had initially set out to be the winner on NBC’s reality show The Biggest Loser, he wound up finding larger success in losing weight and learning how to manage his diabetes.

July 27, 2011
American Diabetes Association Applauds Congressional Support for the National Diabetes Prevention Program
The American Diabetes Association applauds Representatives Susan Davis (D, CA-53) and Reid Ribble (R, WI-8) for leading the way in calling for a federal investment in the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a nationwide resource of community-based programs that work to Stop Diabetes®.

July 25, 2011
Parenting Style Impacts Type 1 Diabetes Control in Children, Adolescents
Parenting style can play an important role in improving glycemic control in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published in the August issue of Diabetes Care and its accompanying editorial.

July 21, 2011
New American Diabetes Association Guide Helps Mothers with Gestational, Type 1, and Type 2 Diabetes Deliver Healthy Babies
The American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes & Pregnancy: A Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy for Women Who Have Type 1, Type 2, or Gestational Diabetes provides important insights to prevent diabetes complications by properly managing blood glucose levels, making lifestyle changes, and taking medications.

July 18, 2011
The American Diabetes Association Announces New Editors for Clinical Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association announces the appointment of Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM, from the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI, as the Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Diabetes.

June 30, 2011
Your Guide to Active Summer Living
Summer is a time for fun and exercise – for people of all ages and backgrounds. The July issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, looks at the importance of exercise for people with diabetes and some of their successes, from a professional golfer to young athletes to older folks who are aging gracefully by staying physically active.

June 29, 2011
Sixth Circuit Ruling Helps to Preserve Critical Patient Protections
The nation’s leading groups representing patients and families living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke issued the following statement today in response to the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to uphold the individual responsibility requirement of the Affordable Care Act.

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