2011 Press Releases

June 28, 2011
Advances in Treating Type 1 Diabetes: Drugs Show Promise for Preserving Body’s Ability to Produce Insulin
The progression of type 1 diabetes may be slowed in those newly diagnosed, through the use of promising new medications currently under development, according to data presented by researchers at the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions®.

June 28, 2011
Diabetes Prevention Improves Quality of Life, May Save Money for People at High Risk
Efforts to prevent type 2 diabetes in persons at high risk for developing it improve quality of life and may save money, according to data presented by researchers at the American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions®.

June 25, 2011
American Diabetes Association Advising on the Use of Information Technology to Improve Diabetes Prevention, Management in Beacon Communities
The American Diabetes Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are working with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) in an effort to inform a nationwide program to increase the use of health information technology (IT).

June 25, 2011
Routine Diabetes Screening, Early Intervention Needed
With type 2 diabetes now dramatically increasing in European countries where systematic screening is not consistently or routinely employed, researchers are exploring how early detection and intervention can help increase control of the disease and reduce life-threatening complications such as cardiovascular disease.

June 24, 2011
American Diabetes Association Honors Outstanding Community Service
The American Diabetes Association honored several of its volunteers today for outstanding contributions in the fight to Stop Diabetes at the Association’s Community Volunteer Leadership Conference in San Diego, CA.

June 22, 2011
American Diabetes Association Announces Awards
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, announced today that several leading researchers, clinicians, volunteers and educators in the diabetes field will be presented with national achievement awards this week.

June 21, 2011
American Diabetes Association Announces 71st Scientific Sessions® Press Briefing Schedule
American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions Press Briefing Teleconferences

June 17, 2011
The American Diabetes Association Announces New Editors for Diabetes Journal
The American Diabetes Association announces the appointment of K. Sreekumaran Nair, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and Foundation, as the Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes, the Association’s premier peer-reviewed research journal.

June 16, 2011
Medical Societies Respond to the FDA’s Safety Announcement on the Use of the Diabetes Medication Actos (pioglitazone)
Diabetes leaders today are responding to the announcement made by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday that the use of the diabetes medication Actos (pioglitazone) for more than one year may be associated with an increased risk of bladder cancer.

June 14, 2011
The American Diabetes Association Welcomes Novo Nordisk as the New National Premier Sponsor of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that Novo Nordisk, one of the world's leading companies in diabetes management and long-time supporter of the Association, has signed on as a National Premier Sponsor of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes

May 26, 2011
The Balanced Diet
Whether you have diabetes or are just trying to make healthy choices, you’ve probably heard that you should follow “a balanced diet.” But what is a balanced diet? Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, seeks to answer that question and share helpful recipes in its June 2011 issue, which focuses on summer cooking and eating.

May 24, 2011
American Diabetes Association Announces New Research Grant for Diabetes Technology
The American Diabetes Association announced today new research funding to study the effectiveness of technology-based diabetes management devices. The research awards will be granted pursuant to an application process and supported by Medtronic.

May 23, 2011
Latest Advances in Diabetes Research to be Presented in San Diego, California at World's Largest Diabetes Conference, June 24-28, 2011
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.

May 16, 2011
The American Diabetes Association and Converse, Inc. are Looking for Champions
The American Diabetes Association announced today that Converse, Inc. will be a National Promotional Sponsor of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.

May 13, 2011
American Diabetes Association Applauds the U.S. Department of Justice and Medical and Disability Rights Groups
Key medical organizations, organizations advocating for the rights of children with disabilities, child care advocates, the United States Department of Justice, the California Department of Education, and the California School Boards Association filed briefs in the California Supreme Court this week.

May 2, 2011
Health Alert For People With Diabetes Affected By Tornadoes
The recent tornadoes that devastated communities in the South have affected thousands. Natural disasters can put Alabamians with diabetes at special risk, whether they were directly affected by the tornadoes or helping in relief efforts.

April 27, 2011
The Amazing Race Winner Nat Strand Talks About Managing Her Diabetes Across the Globe
From dog sledding in the Arctic Circle to rappelling down a canyon in Oman, the CBS reality-television competition The Amazing Race is no easy challenge for anyone – especially someone living with diabetes. “Honestly, I figured, ‘If I can do this, I can do anything,’ ” competition winner Nat Strand tells Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association. The May issue features an interview with Strand and her best friend and Race partner, Kat Chang, about their amazing experience on the show, being the first all-female team to win, and managing Strand’s type 1 diabetes along the way.

April 25, 2011
Latest Advances in Diabetes Research to be Presented in San Diego, California at World's Largest Diabetes Conference, June 24-28, 2011
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.

April 20, 2011
Every 17 Seconds, Someone Receives This News. What to Do if You are One of Them.
A new American Diabetes Association initiative called the Living With Type 2 Diabetes Program was launched today to support those newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

April 19, 2011
Cycling to Help Stop Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association is challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the 20th annual Tour de Cure®, a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes. More than 50,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the Tour de Cure at sites throughout the country in 2011.

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