2011 Press Releases

April 14, 2011
Statement Regarding the FY 2012 House Budget Resolution
The American Diabetes Association strongly opposes current proposals included in the FY 2012 House budget resolution that take our country in exactly the wrong direction in our fight to stop diabetes.

April 6, 2011
American Diabetes Association Launches Diabetes 24/7
Diabetes 24/7, a new online application, uses personal health records and will allow people living with diabetes to manage their condition and share valuable health information with others on their care team.

April 5, 2011
Take Control of Your Health for Free
With diabetes statistics reaching nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States and an additional 79 million Americans have prediabetes, the American Diabetes Association announced today its 2011 schedule for their free community health events throughout the country – the American Diabetes Association EXPO.

March 31, 2011
Spring Clean Your Diabetes Routine
Spring cleaning means it’s time to tackle the home, the car, and even the office – but what about your health? The April issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, provides spring cleaning advice in five important areas of diabetes care in order to get back to the basics.

March 30, 2011
American Diabetes Association Announces New Research Grant Program in Clinical Care Delivery
A major new research initiative was announced today by the American Diabetes Association. The awards are part of a $1.5 million initiative being funded by sanofi-aventis U.S., a leading company in the management of diabetes.

March 30, 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.

March 29, 2011
What Protects Some Against Diabetes Complications?
Some people with diabetes possess yet-unidentified factors that reduce the risk for and even prevent them from developing diabetes-related complications, despite living with the disease for decades, a study published in the April issue of Diabetes Care has found.

March 28, 2011
Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin to Address Disparities in Diabetes
To address the severe onset of diabetes and its complications in high-risk populations, the American Diabetes Association will convene its Fourth Disparities Partnership Forum April 6-7, 2011.

March 24, 2011
American Diabetes Association Applauds New Rules Protecting the Rights of Workers with Disabilities
The American Diabetes Association commends the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for its publication of reasonable and clear regulations protecting the rights of people with diabetes and other disabilities in the workplace.

March 23, 2011
Statement Regarding the Anniversary of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
One year ago today, we witnessed a historic moment for people with diabetes and for those at risk for diabetes – the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

March 22, 2011
Are You Ready for a Challenge?
Today the American Diabetes Association has issued a challenge to Americans – a challenge that will only take a few minutes but could save a life.

March 17, 2011
New American Diabetes Association Guide Offers Guidance for Parents of Children with Diabetes
Raising a child is a challenging task; however, raising a child with diabetes adds a level of complexity that can be overwhelming for parents. That’s why the third edition of American Diabetes Association’s Guide to Raising a Child with Diabetes, by Jean Betschart Roemer, MN, MSN, CRNP, CDE, features the latest advances in diabetes care and parenting advice from the diabetes experts.

March 16, 2011
Lilly Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association partner to send 88 children with diabetes to American Diabetes Association Diabetes Camps in 2011
Today Lilly Diabetes announced it will help children with diabetes attend summer camp by donating 88 scholarships to the American Diabetes Association’s (Association) 2011 campership program.

March 15, 2011
How to Overcome Disparities and Reduce the Burden of Diabetes Complications
The American Diabetes Association will convene its Fourth Disparities Partnership Forum to address the severe onset of diabetes and its complications in high-risk populations.

March 8, 2011
Hundreds of Diabetes Advocates Arrive in Washington, DC to Urge Congress to Stop Diabetes®
More than 200 volunteer advocates from the American Diabetes Association will meet with their Members of Congress this week, to urge them to support federal funding for diabetes research and prevention programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

February 28, 2011
To Carb or Not to Carb?
The March issue of Diabetes Forecast has it all: recipes, research, a pop star, health information, siblings, a love story, and a homely potato on the cover. Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, demonstrates many sides of diabetes with articles that will speak to your inner dietitian, rock star, researcher, scientist, chef, and companion:

February 25, 2011
Breastfeeding Babies Exposed to Diabetes in Utero Protects Against Childhood Obesity
Breastfeeding a baby exposed to diabetes in utero may help protect that infant from becoming obese during childhood, according to a study published in the February issue of Diabetes Care.

February 22, 2011
Join the Million Challenge
American Diabetes Association Alert Day happens every fourth Tuesday of March and is a one day “wake-up” call to find those at risk for developing type 2 diabetes by encouraging the public to take the Diabetes Risk Test

February 16, 2011
NBA Joins American Diabetes Association and Sanofi-Aventis U.S. To Support New Dribble To Stop Diabetes Awareness Campaign
The National Basketball Association (NBA), the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the NBA Development League, in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association and sanofi-aventis U.S., today announced the launch of Dribble to Stop Diabetes, a national multimedia campaign designed to encourage fans to live an active, healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about diabetes prevention, management and the potentially serious health complications that can be associated with the disease.

February 16, 2011
Insulin Therapy for Hospitalized Patients Should Not Be Abandoned
The publication of the systematic review of intensive insulin therapy in hospitalized patients and the American College of Physicians (ACP) clinical guidelines for inpatient glucose control in the February 15th issue of Annals of Internal Medicine has again raised the issue of optimal management of hyperglycemia in the hospital.

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