2012 Press Releases

March 27, 2012
American Diabetes Association Unveils New Diabetes Risk Test
Today marks the 24th annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day® and the Association has released a new and improved Diabetes Risk Test to help Americans determine whether they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Updated with a more sophisticated algorithm and available on Facebook, the test can be taken in less than a minute, and easily shared with family, friends and loved ones.

March 22, 2012
American Diabetes Association Increases Focus on Prevention:Two New Reports Provide Further Support for Long-Term Cost and Medical Effectiveness of Lifestyle Intervention, Medication in Preventing Type 2 Diabetes
Lifestyle intervention and treatment with metformin provide safe, long-term, cost-effective means of preventing type 2 diabetes and should be incorporated into prevention strategies for reducing the dramatic rise in incidence of type 2 diabetes in the U.S., according to two new analyses and an editorial published in the April issue of Diabetes Care.

March 21, 2012
Statement by the American Diabetes Association Regarding the FY 2013 House Budget Resolution
The American Diabetes Association (Association) opposes the FY 2013 House budget resolution that will place current efforts to Stop Diabetes at risk. If passed, the resolution would drastically alter essential health programs and jeopardize vital diabetes research and prevention programs.

March 6, 2012
Latest Advances in Diabetes Research to be Presented in Philadelphia at World’s Largest Diabetes Conference, June 8-12, 2012
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 developments made in stopping this deadly disease that affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States, with an additional 79 million Americans having prediabetes.

March 2, 2012
Leading Health Organizations Call for Urgent Action to Address Noncommunicable Diseases
Last September, the UN General Assembly (GA) held a High Level Meeting on Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs), an historic opportunity to put NCDs—including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and chronic respiratory diseases—on the global health agenda.

March 1, 2012
Take Control of Your Health for Free
With diabetes statistics reaching nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States and an additional 79 million Americans have prediabetes, the American Diabetes Association announced today its 2012 schedule for their free community health events throughout the country – the American Diabetes Association EXPO.

February 29, 2012
American Diabetes Association Statement on Recent FDA Safety Changes in Labeling For Some Cholesterol-lowering Drugs
Yesterday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced safety changes in the labeling for some cholesterol-lowering drugs (statins).

February 28, 2012
Diabetes Forecast Magazine Celebrates Diabetes Victories
Victory can take many shapes in the fight against diabetes, from overcoming daily food temptations to making it as a professional basketball player. Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, offers many such stories in its March issue.

February 28, 2012
Take it. Share it.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 is the 24th Annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day, “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

February 14, 2012
American Diabetes Association Applauds Funding for National Diabetes Prevention Program
The American Diabetes Association applauds the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for providing $10 million in Fiscal Year 2012 funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to administer the National Diabetes Prevention Program from the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

February 13, 2012
Statement Regarding the Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
The American Diabetes Association is concerned that funding for core discretionary and mandatory health programs included in the President’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget falls far short of the investment needed to stop the diabetes epidemic.

February 7, 2012
Chris Carmichael Cycling to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association is teaming up with Chris Carmichael and challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the 21st Annual Tour de Cure®, a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes.

February 2, 2012
American Diabetes Association Names Robert E. Ratner, MD, FACP, FACE as Organization’s Chief Scientific and Medical Officer
The American Diabetes Association announced today that Robert E. Ratner, MD, FACP, FACE has been named Chief Scientific and Medical Officer, effective May 7, 2012.

February 1, 2012
Partnership between Lilly Diabetes and the American Diabetes Association to send 89 children to American Diabetes Association Diabetes Camps in 2012
Lilly Diabetes today announced its commitment to send 89 children to diabetes camp this summer through a collaboration with the American Diabetes Association (Association).

January 30, 2012
Show Us Your Moves
Physical activity is one of the best methods of improving blood glucose, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol. The February issue of Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, offers powerful inspiration to exercise from professional athletes and everyday people alike. Whether it’s snowboarding or playing a game on Nintendo Wii, this issue demonstrates that there are countless ways to get moving, even during winter.

January 26, 2012
NBA, American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US Tip Off 2012 Dribble to Stop Diabetes Campaign
The National Basketball Association (NBA), the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the NBA Development League (NBA D-League), in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association and Sanofi US today tipped off the second year of the Dribble to Stop Diabetes campaign, a national multimedia campaign designed to encourage fans to live an active, healthy lifestyle and raise awareness about diabetes prevention, management and the potentially serious health complications that can be associated with the disease.

January 24, 2012
Lifestyle Counseling in Primary Care Setting Dramatically Reduces Time to Reach Treatment Goals for People with Diabetes
Lifestyle counseling, practiced as part of routine care for people with diabetes, helps people more quickly lower blood glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol levels and keep them under control, according to a large, long-term study published in the February issue of Diabetes Care.

January 12, 2012
National Patient Groups File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Defending Patient Protections in the Affordable Care Act
The nation’s leading groups representing patients and families living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease or stroke jointly filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court today in support of provisions of the Affordable Care Act that are critical for people with life-threatening chronic diseases.

January 11, 2012
American Diabetes Association Applauds Revised U.S. State Department Policy
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that the U.S. State Department has revised its policy for individuals who are living with insulin-treated diabetes who wish to serve as Foreign Service personnel.

January 10, 2012
Broader Screening Guidelines for Diabetes Urged by Diabetes Advocacy Groups
America cannot stop the growing wave of type 2 diabetes—and its complications and costs—unless the recommendations for screening are broad enough to identify patients who are at risk for the disease.

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