2013 Press Releases

September 18, 2013
The American Diabetes Association Promotes Diabetes Prevention and Advocacy at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is proud to participate in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 43rd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), the premier conference on legislative and policy issues impacting the African American community.

September 13, 2013
En el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes Promueve la Actividad Física y los Hábitos Saludables.
Durante el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, el país conmemora la historia, cultura y grandes contribuciones de la comunidad hispana, la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes (Asociación) se une a esta celebración con el objetivo de promover la importancia de la actividad física y los hábitos saludables para darle un Alto a la Diabetes®.

September 13, 2013
The American Diabetes Association Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by Promoting Physical Activity and Healthy Habits
During Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), as the nation honors the rich histories, cultures and contributions of the Hispanic community, the American Diabetes Association (Association) is proud to join in the celebration by promoting physical activity and healthy habits in an effort to Stop Diabetes®.

September 11, 2013
Subway Development Corporation of Washington, D.C. Reaches One Million in Contributions to the Fight to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce a $360,000 donation from the McLean, Virginia-based Subway Development Corporation of Washington (SDC). The check was presented to the Association yesterday at SDC’s 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, where proceeds from the event also benefitted the Association.

September 4, 2013
American Diabetes Association and Voxiva Join Forces to Deliver Personalized Diabetes Support to Stop Diabetes® via Cell Phones
The American Diabetes Association (Association), the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, announced a collaboration with Vovixa, a pioneer in interactive mobile health services, to help people living diabetes improve their health using their cell phones.

August 29, 2013
American Diabetes Association Announces Fifth Annual John Pipe Voices for Change Award Winners
Several leading Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees were presented with the American Diabetes Association’s John Pipe Voices for Change Award.

August 29, 2013
Profiles of Courage in the September Issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine
Living with diabetes requires courage and determination. From a woman who is working to end her family history of diabetes to a NASCAR driver who is racing to raise awareness of the disease, the September issue of Diabetes Forecast profiles inspirational stories on individuals who are making a difference in the fight to Stop Diabetes®.

August 15, 2013
American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure Launches a Women’s Focused Series
With a long history in riding to help Stop Diabetes®, the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure, expands with a women’s series.

August 13, 2013
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.

August 12, 2013
California Supreme Court Ruling Protects the Safety and Health of California Students with Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is extremely pleased with the California Supreme Court’s decision in American Nurses Association v. Torlakson, a landmark case litigated by the Association involving diabetes care in California public schools. Today’s decision made it clear that state law is not an obstacle to children with diabetes receiving the proper care and the insulin they need to be healthy and medically safe at school.

August 12, 2013
Dictamen de la Corte Suprema de California protege la seguridad y salud de los estudiantes con diabetes en California
La Asociación Americana de la Diabetes está sumamente complacida con el dictamen de la Corte Suprema de California en el caso de la Asociación Americana de Enfermeros contra Torlakson, un caso de suma importancia litigado por la Asociación respecto al cuidado de la diabetes en las escuelas públicas de California.

July 31, 2013
Statement by the American Diabetes Association on the Need for Food and Drug Administration’s Regulation of Blood Glucose Test Strips
The evolution of portable glucose meters and test strips over the past few decades has revolutionized diabetes management.

July 26, 2013
Diabetes Forecast Magazine Highlights Ways to Keep Kids with Diabetes Safe at School
The August issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Association’s Healthy Living Magazine, illustrates how volunteer advocates can help resolve disputes with schools, plus how parents can help draft critical 504 plans to protect their children.

July 16, 2013
La Asociación Americana de la Diabetes promoverá la salud y la actividad física durante el congreso anual más concurrido por hispanos/latinos, que se realizará en Nueva Orleáns, LA
La Asociación Americana de la Diabetes (Asociación), la más destacada organización voluntaria de salud en la lucha para poner un Alto a la Diabetes® y sus consecuencias mortales, participará en el Congreso Anual del 2013 del Consejo Nacional de la Raza (National Council of la Raza o NCLR), que se realizará del 20-23 de julio en el Centro de Convenciones Ernest N. Morial en Nueva Orleáns.

July 16, 2013
The American Diabetes Association to Promote Health and Physical Activity to Latinos at the Nation’s Largest Latino Conference in New Orleans
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 2013 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference at the Ernest N. Morial convention center in New Orleans, July 20 – 23.

July 8, 2013
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Missouri House Bill 675
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the passage of Missouri House Bill 675, a key piece of legislation in the fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

June 28, 2013
“Her Beloved World”: Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Reflects on Living Well with Diabetes
The July issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, features a candid interview with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who proves that diabetes need not stand in the way of a person’s dreams.

June 28, 2013
ADA/EASD/IDF Statement Concerning the Use of Incretin Therapy and Pancreatic Disease
ADA/EASD/IDF recommendations for clinicians and people with diabetes concerning the use of incretin therapy and pancreatic disease.

June 24, 2013
Lifestyle Intervention Did Not Reduce Cardiovascular Events in Obese Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
For obese people with type 2 diabetes, a long-term intensive lifestyle intervention program, focused on weight loss, can improve physical quality of life, reduce microvascular complications, lower the risk of depression and lower medical costs by reducing the need for hospitalizations, outpatient care and medications, according to research presented today at the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions®.

June 23, 2013
Can Health Care Systems Motivate Patients to Change their Lifestyles and Improve their Health?
Previous research has shown that lifestyle changes such as increasing exercise and making better food choices can help people lose weight, and prevent diabetes and its complications.

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