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.

About the American Diabetes Association

More than 29 million Americans have diabetes, and every 23 seconds another person is diagnosed with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (Association) is the global authority on diabetes and since 1940 has been committed to its mission to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. To tackle this global public health crisis, the Association drives discovery in research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and provides support and advocacy for people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes and the health care professionals who serve them. For more information, please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETESS (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)