2012 Press Releases

September 26, 2012
American Diabetes Association Announces Fourth Annual John Pipe Voices for Change Award Winners
Several leading Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees will be presented with the American Diabetes Association’s John Pipe Voices for Change Award.

September 20, 2012
American Diabetes Association Launches Senior Signature Series
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the launch of the Senior Signature Series, which will provide diabetes resources and education for older adults. In the U.S., there are currently nearly 26 million people living with diabetes and more seniors have diabetes than any other age group – 10.9 million, or 26.9 percent, of all people age 65 and older.

September 12, 2012
Subway Development Corporation of Washington Presents American Diabetes Association with Contribution to the Fight to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce a donation from the Subway Development Corporation of Washington.

September 5, 2012
American Diabetes Association and Meijer Join Forces to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association (Association), the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce that Meijer, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer, has signed a five-year agreement as a regional sponsor of the Association’s Stop Diabetes Movement.

August 31, 2012
American Diabetes Association Applauds D.C. Public Schools Agreement and D.C. Department of Health Rulemaking to Ensure Children with Diabetes are Safe at School
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to help keep District children living with diabetes safe at school.

August 30, 2012
Diabetes Forecast Celebrates Diabetes Victories
In its September issue, Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, encourages readers to celebrate diabetes successes together.

August 14, 2012
Co-Workers, Families and Friends 'Step Out' to Stop Diabetes
This year, thousands of people in communities across the country will Join the Millions℠ in the fight to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event. Step Out is a fundraising walk that takes place in 125 cities across the country to raise awareness about diabetes and to raise much needed funds to help change the future of this growing epidemic that is taking a physical, emotional and financial toll on our country.

August 1, 2012
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Introduction of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act
The American Diabetes Association (Association) applauds Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Senator Richard G. Lugar (R-IN) and Senator John D. Rockefeller (D-WV) for their leadership in the fight to Stop Diabetes® through the introduction of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act.

July 30, 2012
Fighting for Themselves and for Others
In the beginning, a diabetes diagnosis is a personal issue that may seem impossible to defeat. But eventually, hope can spread with the help of others. In its August issue, Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, presents stories of inspiration and bravery to encourage people with diabetes to thrive.

July 30, 2012
Fighting for Themselves and for Others
In the beginning, a diabetes diagnosis is a personal issue that may seem impossible to defeat. But eventually, hope can spread with the help of others. In its August issue, Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, presents stories of inspiration and bravery to encourage people with diabetes to thrive.

July 19, 2012
Statement Regarding the House FY 2013 Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee Appropriations Bill
The American Diabetes Association (Association) strongly opposes the FY 2013 House Labor, Health and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill as passed by the House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee and urges changes by the full Appropriations Committee.

July 17, 2012
Leading Health Groups Outline Guidance on Outcomes-Based Incentives
A forward-thinking new initiative by a group of leading health care organizations has produced the industry’s most consensus-driven guidance for the use of outcomes-based incentives in employer-sponsored wellness (or health management) programs.

July 9, 2012
American Heart Association/American Diabetes Association Scientific Statement:Non-nutritive sweeteners: A potentially useful option – with caveats
Substituting non-nutritive sweeteners for added sugars in beverages and other foods has the potential to help people reach and maintain a healthy body weight and help people with diabetes with glucose control, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association.

July 6, 2012
The American Diabetes Association to Co-Sponsor the Town Hall Meeting: ¡Salud! Eliminating Disparities That Block Good Health among Latinos at the Largest Latino Conference in Las Vegas
The American Diabetes Association (Association), the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences, will be participating in the 2012 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, July 7 – 11.

July 5, 2012
Diabetes Forecast Magazine Inspires People with Diabetes to Get Moving
Regular exercise offers many benefits, but it’s important for people with diabetes to have an effective management plan before, during and after a workout. In its July issue, Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, presents many motivational stories and suggestions for controlling diabetes with exercise—whether you’re planning to run three miles or 30.

June 28, 2012
American Diabetes Association Applauds the U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Uphold the Affordable Care Act
The American Diabetes Association celebrates today’s monumental U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

June 18, 2012
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Louisiana Senate Bill 759
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce the passage of Louisiana Senate Bill 759, a key piece of legislation in the fight to keep children with diabetes safe at school.

June 15, 2012
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Connecticut House Bill 5348
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce the passage of Connecticut House Bill 5348, a key piece of legislation in the fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

June 15, 2012
American Diabetes Association Applauds Federal Funding for Diabetes Research and Prevention
The American Diabetes Association applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee for their leadership in the fight to Stop Diabetes® by investing in critically important diabetes research and prevention programs.

June 12, 2012
Letter to Secretary Sebelius
Our organizations and the millions of Americans we represent, congratulate you for achieving consensus at the 65th World Health Assembly to adopt a 25 % reduction in premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases by 2025.

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