American Diabetes Association Announces 2010 Diabetes Year-in-Review

Alexandria,
January 25, 2011

Today, the American Diabetes Association released its diabetes year-in-review for 2010. The complete list, which highlights focusing on diabetes achievements by the numbers, can be found at www.diabetes.org.

“Throughout the year, we have seen devastating reports about the effects diabetes has on this country, including a recent study which estimated one in three Americans will have diabetes by 2050 if current trends continue,” commented Larry Hausner, CEO, American Diabetes Association. “Instead, this list focuses on the good news and the progress we have made in the diabetes field this past year.”

The 2010 list of diabetes achievements by the numbers includes:

$600 million – The amount secured by Congress through a two-year reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program.. These funds will be used by the Special Statutory Funding Program for Type 1 Diabetes Research and the Special Diabetes Programs for Indians for research to prevent, treat, and cure diabetes and for programs aimed at those Americans most disproportionately impacted by diabetes.

$34.1 million – The amount of funds made available by the Association to support the broad spectrum of diabetes research.  This funding supported 338 awards at more than 125 leading research institutions in the United States, averaging more than five published papers per currently funded investigator.

1.382 million – People reached through Association health fairs targeting Latino/Hispanic, African American, Native American and general audiences.

1.074 million – People who have taken a stand and joined the Stop Diabetes® movement since it began in November 2009. The Association's goal is to achieve three million supporters by 2012.

$396,935 – The amount of camperships awarded for children to attend the Association’s Diabetes Camps. The average camp fee was subsidized at 50% of the true cost of Diabetes Camp for all families.

180,000 – Participants in the Association’s two signature events in 2010 – Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and Tour de Cure.  These events are expected to raise more than $38 million gross for diabetes research, education and advocacy efforts.

26,000 – Page views to the Association’s first blog, "Diabetes Stops Here: Living with Diabetes; Inspired to Stop It," since it launched in October 2010 at www.diabetesstopshere.org.

25,000 –People who called or emailed the Association's Center for Information and Community Support each month.

17,180 –Scientists, health care professionals and other members of the diabetes community who attended the world’s largest diabetes meeting – the 70th Annual Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida – marking a 5% increase in attendance over the 2009 meeting.

3,450 – Recognized diabetes program sites for the Association’s Education Recognition Programs. These recognized programs meet the National Standards for Excellence in Diabetes Education.
 
1 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the federal health care reform that the Association fought tirelessly to pass because of the improvements in it for those with diabetes.  Once fully implemented, the law will ensure people with diabetes no longer face discrimination in the insurance market because of their diabetes and no longer need to worry their insurance will be taken away from them when they need it most. The bill also offers an array of help for children, young adults, and low and moderate income people with diabetes. It includes many key prevention measures the Association fought for, including a $15 billion fund for wellness and prevention, an authorization of the National Diabetes Prevention Program aimed at those with prediabetes, and a requirement targeting menu labeling at chain restaurants. 

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.