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

Alexandria,
March 30, 2011

WHAT: American Diabetes Association’s 71st Scientific Sessions 

WHEN: Friday – Tuesday, June 24-28, 2011

WHERE: San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

WHY: 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.  Keep your readers, viewers and listeners informed of the advances made in fighting this disease that affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States and contributes to the deaths of over 230,000 Americans each year. The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. is over $174 billion; further published studies suggest that when additional costs for gestational diabetes, pre-diabetes, and undiagnosed diabetes are included, the total diabetes-related costs in the U.S. could exceed $218 billion.

REGISTER: For more information about the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions, or to register online, go to: professional.diabetes.org/media

ON-SITE: The News Room in the San Diego Convention Center will be open Friday – Monday, from 7:00 am – 5:30 pm PDT and Tuesday from 7:00 am to noon PDT.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.