2012 Press Releases

June 11, 2012
Anti-Inflammatory Drug, Used for Decades, Now Found to Lower Blood Glucose Levels in People with Type 2 Diabetes
In a modern-day clinical trial of a medicine belonging to one of the world’s oldest classes of drugs, researchers have found that a drug related to aspirin and salicylate, which was first used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks to ease pain caused by inflammation, also has glucose-lowering properties and may be a potential treatment for people with type 2 diabetes, according to results presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions®.

June 11, 2012
Study Finds No Increased Heart, Cancer Risk from Daily Insulin Glargine Use
Daily insulin glargine injections, begun during the early stages of type 2 diabetes, neither increased nor reduced the risk of heart attacks, strokes, cancer or cardiovascular-related mortality, researchers found in the largest and longest study of its kind, released at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions®.

June 11, 2012
Studies Find No Increase in Cancer Risk from Insulin Glargine
Three major studies examining long-acting insulin use in the U.S. and Europe found no increased risk of a wide range of cancers in patients using glargine, contradicting previous suggestions that there may be a link, researchers reported at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions®.

June 10, 2012
Diabetes Care Launches Annual Symposium Showcasing State-of-the-Art, Leading Diabetes Research
Researchers representing six teams whose work will be published in a special section of the July issue of Diabetes Care, the journal of the American Diabetes Association, presented their findings on a wide range of landmark diabetes trials and innovative, clinical and translational studies challenging current paradigms of diabetes treatment and evolving clinical management strategies, during the first-ever Diabetes Care Symposium at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions®.

June 9, 2012
Diabetes Rates Increase Significantly Among American Youth
The first analysis of diabetes trends among American youth reveals that the prevalence of both type 1 and type 2 increased among young people substantially over the past decade. Researchers also found that complications such as nerve damage are already emerging in young people, raising concerns about the long-term health consequences for this and subsequent generations if the trend is not reversed, as reported at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions®.

June 9, 2012
Children with Type 2 Diabetes Exhibit High Rates of Hypertension, Early Markers for Kidney Disease and Other Comorbidities
Children diagnosed with type 2 diabetes appear to experience a more rapidly progressive disease than people who are diagnosed as adults, with a higher rate of early complications and a relatively early need for combination therapy or insulin, according to research results from the largest, and only, longitudinal study of its kind to date, of children with diabetes, presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions®.

June 9, 2012
Newly Created Registry Provides First Comprehensive Analysis of Type 1 Diabetes Patients in U.S.
In the most comprehensive analysis of people with type 1 diabetes ever undertaken in the United States, researchers found that most people with type 1 diabetes fail to meet treatment targets, are more often than not overweight or obese as adults, and have difficulty, even under the best of circumstances, reaching target A1C levels as youth, according to data presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions®.

June 8, 2012
American Diabetes Association and GlaxoSmithKline Announce Creation of Research Award
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce the creation of The American Diabetes Association and GlaxoSmithKline Research Award. The $1.5 million award, made possible through GlaxoSmithKline, will support a series of research grants focusing on the relationship between nutrition, the microbiome and metabolic pathologies, like obesity and diabetes.

June 5, 2012
American Diabetes Association Opens Call for National Committees
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, has opened the call for nominations for the national committees.

June 5, 2012
American Diabetes Association Announces Award Winners
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the National Scientific & Health Care Achievement Awards.

June 4, 2012
American Diabetes Association Announces 72nd Scientific Sessions® Press Briefing Schedule
American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Scientific Sessions Press Briefing Teleconferences.

May 31, 2012
The New Face of Diabetes Forecast
The June issue of Diabetes Forecast is all new—with a modern, fresh look and a sharp focus on diabetes.

May 14, 2012
American Diabetes Association Opens Call for Nominations for National Service Achievement Awards
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest and leading voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, has opened the call for nominations for the annual National Service Achievement Awards. These prestigious awards honor volunteers of the community who have gone above and beyond in their commitment to Stop Diabetes.

May 7, 2012
American Diabetes Association Announces New Public Service Announcements For Diabetes Prevention
The American Diabetes Association announces two new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) through its CheckUp America initiative. These PSAs, “Weigh the Risks” and “Demonstration”, encourage the public to take the Diabetes Risk Test or talk with a health care provider to see if they are at risk for type 2 diabetes. CheckUp America is the Association’s initiative to help people lower their risk for type 2 diabetes.

April 30, 2012
Summer Fun, at Home and on the Road
Summertime means family vacations, sleep-away camp and backyard barbecues—but if you don’t plan ahead, it can also mean sunburn and hassles at the airport. The May issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, serves as a complete guide to summer sun and fun for people living with diabetes.

April 27, 2012
American Diabetes Association Applauds Introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2012
The American Diabetes Association applauds the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2012. Introduced by Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii, this legislation aims to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities.

April 19, 2012
American Diabetes Association and European Association for the Study of Diabetes Issue Joint Position Statement on Hyperglycemia Treatment
After several years of planning, discussion and review, new guidelines for managing elevated blood glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes, developed jointly by the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), are being published concurrently in the Association’s journal, April 19 online edition of Diabetes Care and in EASD’s journal, Diabetologia.

April 16, 2012
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Georgia House Bill 879
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce the passage of Georgia House Bill 879, a key piece of legislation in the fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

April 16, 2012
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The American Diabetes Association celebrates their volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week (NVAW), April 15-21, 2012. This year’s NVAW theme is Celebrating People in Action to Stop Diabetes®. This is a time the Association highlights the dedication and efforts of volunteers who support our cause year-round.

March 29, 2012
Diabetes Forecast Magazine Goes Back to Basics
In its April issue, Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, presents many ways for newly diagnosed people and those with long-term diabetes alike to evaluate their care decisions and measure their success.

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