2012 Press Releases

December 27, 2012
Diabetes Forecast Releases 2013 Consumer Guide
Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, has published its annual Consumer Guide in the January 2013 issue. From blood glucose meters to insulin pumps, the number of products on the market can be overwhelming, so the magazine has composed a catalog of reliable information people with diabetes can use to choose the products that best meet their needs.

December 20, 2012
New Standards of Care Suggest Less Intensive Blood Pressure Goals for People with Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association is recommending changes in blood pressure goals for people with diabetes as well as clarifying how frequently people with type 1 diabetes should test their blood glucose levels.

December 18, 2012
American Diabetes Association Announces 2013 Federal and State Legislative Priorities
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce its legislative priorities for 2013, including both legislative and regulatory work the Association executes across key issue areas, with a specific commitment to ending health disparities.

December 11, 2012
American Diabetes Association Announces Bold New Research Initiative
To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions and ultimately cure this deadly epidemic, the American Diabetes Association is launching a bold new program, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, an effort to inspire and support a new generation of diabetes researchers.

November 29, 2012
Diabetes Forecast Magazine Helps Readers Plan for a Healthy New Year
Another year is coming to an end, which can mean anything from setting positive new goals to dealing with constant stress, especially for people with diabetes. The December issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, provides readers with information and tips for common challenges they may face during this time of year.

November 28, 2012
High-Doses of Resveratrol Provide No Metabolic Benefit to Obese Men
Taking high-dose supplements of resveratrol, a compound found in small amounts in red wine, provided no significant health benefit to obese but otherwise healthy men, according to a study published online November 28th in the journal Diabetes.

November 26, 2012
American Diabetes Association Opens Call for Applications for Elected Officers and National Board of Directors
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, has opened the call for applications for our Elected Officer positions as well as for members of the National Board of Directors.

November 21, 2012
Number of Youth with Diabetes Projected to Rise Substantially by 2050
If incidence rates remain the same, the number of youth with type 2 diabetes in the U.S. is projected to increase by a staggering 49 percent over the next 40 years, while the number with type 1 is expected to climb 23 percent, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published in the December issue of Diabetes Care.

November 12, 2012
American Diabetes Association Recognizes Volunteers for Outstanding Service
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, presented several volunteers with National Service Achievement Awards. These prestigious awards honor volunteers of the community who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to the cause.

November 12, 2012
The American Diabetes Association Shines Literal Light on a Disease that Affects Millions During American Diabetes Month®
Today, the American Diabetes Association prepares to take its annual effort to raise the profile of diabetes to a larger-than-life stage: Washington DC’s iconic Union Station. This year’s American Diabetes Month activities will culminate with a compelling HD projection on the interior of Union Station, helping to spread awareness of a disease that affects nearly 26 million Americans, with another 79 million at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

November 12, 2012
American Diabetes Association Honors Outstanding Community Service
The American Diabetes Association honored several of its volunteers for outstanding contributions in the fight to Stop Diabetes at the Association’s Community Volunteer Leadership Conference this past weekend in New Orleans. These volunteers made significant contributions to the Association’s Stop Diabetes movement on a national and local level.

November 1, 2012
The American Diabetes Association Kicks Off Annual American Diabetes Month®
Today, the American Diabetes Association launches American Diabetes Month® with a host of online and offline activities designed to focus the nation’s attention on the issues surrounding diabetes and those who live with it each and every day.

October 31, 2012
For American Diabetes Month, Diabetes Forecast Magazine Observes How Far the Diabetes Community Has Come
In its November issue, Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, marks American Diabetes Month® by celebrating the good news happening in the fight to Stop Diabetes®.

October 25, 2012
American Diabetes Association and American Geriatrics Society Publish Consensus Report on Diabetes in Older Adults
Adults age 65 and older are more likely to have diabetes than any other age group, but researchers and clinicians have the least amount of data regarding how best to treat this population, a consensus report published jointly by the American Diabetes Association and American Geriatrics Society concludes. The report, written by a Consensus Panel of diabetes experts from multiple disciplines, will be published simultaneously online Oct. 25 in Diabetes Care and in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

October 25, 2012
Walgreens Continues in the Movement to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that Walgreens has reaffirmed its commitment as a National Strategic Partner and will continue to help Stop Diabetes by supporting the Association's type 2 diabetes prevention initiative for consumers called CheckUp America. The company will support activities designed to help those at highest risk for type 2 diabetes become aware and take action to Stop Diabetes before it starts.

October 18, 2012
American Diabetes Association to Host Fifth Annual Disparities Partnership Forum
While diabetes affects Americans of all ages and walks of life, minority populations are disproportionately affected by the disease. African American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities have a higher incidence of diabetes and are often less able to obtain the care they need to manage their disease.To help address these challenges, the American Diabetes Association will host its fifth annual Disparities Partnership Forum, Overcoming Disparities: Diabetes Care in High-Risk Populations.

October 15, 2012
A Day in the Life of Diabetes
During American Diabetes Month® this November, the American Diabetes Association will launch a socially-focused initiative, A Day in the Life of Diabetes, to demonstrate the increasing impact diabetes has on our families and communities nationwide. Successfully managing diabetes can be a herculean task, making what might seem like an otherwise ordinary life rather extraordinary.

October 10, 2012
American Diabetes Association to Host Health Events for Older Adult Population
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce a series of health events that will provide diabetes resources and education for older adults, age 65 years and older.

October 1, 2012
CVS/pharmacy® Joins the Millions® in the Movement to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association announced today that this November’s American Diabetes Month is sponsored by the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare Advantage for Diabetes® savings program, a free offering that provides exclusive savings, prescription management services, recipes, and pharmacist tips developed exclusively for those living with the disease as well as their caregivers.

September 27, 2012
Diabetes Forecast Encourages Readers to Envision a Better Future with Diabetes
In its October issue, Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, asks readers to use their powers to help create awareness of the issues surrounding diabetes and the people it affects.

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