Latest Advances in Diabetes Research to be Presented in Chicago at World’s Largest Diabetes Conference, June 21-25, 2013

Alexandria,
March 21, 2013

WHAT:    American Diabetes Association’s 73rd Scientific Sessions 

WHEN:    Friday – Tuesday, June 21-25, 2013

WHERE:    McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago

WHY:    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. The American Diabetes Association estimates that diabetes-related costs in the U.S. is $245 billion.

REGISTER:    For more information about the American Diabetes Association’s Scientific Sessions, or to register online, visit: professional.diabetes.org/media

ON-SITE:    The Newsroom in the McCormick Place Convention Center will be open Friday – Monday, from 7:00 am to 5:30 p.m. CT and Tuesday, from 7:00 a.m. to noon CT.

About the American Diabetes Association

Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and every 21 seconds, another individual is diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. The ADA drives discovery by funding research to treat, manage and prevent all types of diabetes, as well as to search for cures; raises voice to the urgency of the diabetes epidemic; and works to safeguard policies and programs that protect people with diabetes. In addition, the ADA supports people living with diabetes, those at risk of developing diabetes, and the health care professionals who serve them through information and programs that can improve health outcomes and quality of life. For more information, please call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find us on Facebook (American Diabetes Association), Twitter (@AmDiabetesAssn) and Instagram (@AmDiabetesAssn)