2013 Press Releases

June 23, 2013
Pathway to Stop Diabetes: The American Diabetes Association’s Bold New Research Initiative
In an effort to spur the nation’s most creative thinkers into finding innovative ways to thwart the epidemic spread of diabetes, this year, the American Diabetes Association will begin to award research grants under its newly created Pathway to Stop Diabetes program.

June 22, 2013
Major Advance Toward an Artificial Pancreas: “Smart” Device That Reduces Low Blood Glucose Levels Overnight Undergoing FDA Review
In a major advance in the development of an artificial pancreas, researchers have shown that an insulin pump can be programmed to temporarily shut off when blood glucose levels dip too low, successfully reducing the duration and incidence of nighttime hypoglycemia, according to study results published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented concurrently at the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions® this week.

June 22, 2013
Major Long-Term Benefits of Intensive Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes: Study Reports Near-Normal Glucose Levels Lead to Large Reductions in Kidney, Heart, Severe Eye Diseases and Stroke
Long-term, intensive therapy for people with type 1 diabetes helps them achieve near-normal glucose levels and substantially reduces the risk of developing severe eye disease, impaired kidney function, heart disease and stroke. These findings are the latest results from a landmark government-sponsored study, reported at a special symposium held at the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions® today.

June 21, 2013
All Fat is Not Bad: Study Shows Exercise Creates “Good Fat”
Two new studies of mice and humans suggest that exercise can train fat to behave differently than the fat that develops from sedentary behavior, and that this "good fat" may elicit metabolic improvements in other tissues, according to research presented today at the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions®.

June 21, 2013
When Does Type 1 Diabetes Begin to Develop? Research Reveals How to Identify Those at Highest Risk
In a major step toward determining when type 1 diabetes begins to develop, researchers have created tools for accurately predicting who is at highest risk for this disease, opening possibilities for earlier intervention and potentially greater preservation of beta cell function, according to scientists at a joint American Diabetes Association/Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) symposium today at the American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions®.

June 20, 2013
Diabetes Association Releases Statement on the Socioecological Determinants of Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes
The epidemic growth of type 2 diabetes in the U.S. over the past decade has clearly been shown to be associated with social, environmental and economic factors, as outlined in a Scientific Statement released today by the American Diabetes Association at its 73rd Scientific Sessions®.

June 18, 2013
Vijay Viswanathan, MD, PhD, FRCP, Receives American Diabetes Association’s Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award
The American Diabetes Association will present the Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award for the first time to Vijay Viswanathan, MD, PhD, FRCP.

June 18, 2013
American Diabetes Association Announces 73rd Scientific Sessions® Press Briefing Schedule
American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions® Press Briefing Teleconferences

June 17, 2013
Chicago Hospitality Workers Learn About Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association is hosting their 73rd Scientific Sessions®, the largest diabetes conference in the world, in Chicago June 21-25. As a way of engaging with the Chicago community, the Association will reach out to hospitality employees of the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and other participating hotels, to educate them about diabetes prevention and management.

June 17, 2013
American Diabetes Association Announces Award Winners at 73rd Scientific Sessions
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 13, 2013
Dribble to Stop Diabetes Coming to Chicago
The Dribble to Stop Diabetes campaign is sponsoring a WNBA/NBA D-League FIT Clinic during the NBA Nation presented by Sprint’s tour stop in Chicago.

June 10, 2013
American Diabetes Association Calls for Independent Review of Incretin Therapy
The American Diabetes Association (the Association) is asking all pharmaceutical companies involved in the development or marketing of incretin-based medications, used to lower blood glucose levels, to make patient-level data on their products available for an independent review that could help settle the question of whether such therapies contribute to the development of pancreatitis or pancreatic cancer.

June 4, 2013
American Diabetes Association and Lilly Announce Creation of Research Awards
The American Diabetes Association and Eli Lilly and Company are pleased to announce the creation of a three-year collaborative research program aimed at better understanding diabetes care in older adults, many of whom are disproportionately affected by this disease.

June 3, 2013
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 applications for the national committees.

May 29, 2013
Get Grilling with Diabetes Forecast Magazine
From fresh grilling ideas to sure-fire travel tips, the June issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, offers many ways to savor the sizzle of the season.

May 29, 2013
California Supreme Court to Hear Oral Arguments in Case Seeking to Ensure Access to Insulin for California Students with Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments today in the American Nurses Association v. Tom Torlakson as Superintendent of Public Instruction, a case that disputes the legality of non-medical professionals administering insulin to children with diabetes in a school setting.

May 23, 2013
Type 2 Diabetes in Youth Progresses Faster, More Aggressively Than in Adults, Even Under Optimal Treatment Conditions
Even when they receive the best currently available treatment and close monitoring of their condition, American youth with type 2 diabetes experience a more rapid progression of co-morbidities far more aggressive than what is typically seen in adults.

May 7, 2013
American Diabetes Association Releases New Consumer Research on Eye Health
The American Diabetes Association released new research today, conducted by Harris Interactive®, which examines the level of awareness and understanding of eye health for people who are living with diabetes.

May 2, 2013
American Diabetes Association® and Alere™ Wellbeing to Offer Weight Loss Program to Employers
Alere™ Wellbeing (AWI) and the American Diabetes Association® (Association) announced today a new collaboration focused on weight loss to help address the staggering rise of prediabetes and diabetes among American adults.

April 29, 2013
Let’s Get Bold!
From supporting innovative research to defending the legal rights of workers with diabetes, the May issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, describes the many ways people around the country are boldly striving to Stop Diabetes.

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