2014 Press Releases

September 15, 2014
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is kicking off a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month by calling on people with type 2 diabetes to increase their physical activity and eat healthier to Stop Diabetes. From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, the Association will conduct activities and highlight resources across the country that showcase the benefits of being active and eating healthy to manage their diabetes and reduce their risk of developing diabetes complications.

September 15, 2014
La Asociación Americana de la Diabetes Celebra el Mes de la Hispanidad
La Asociación Americana de la Diabetes (Asociación) está celebrando el Mes de la Hispanidad con el objetivo de informar a todas las personas con diabetes tipo 2 sobre la importancia de incrementar su nivel de actividad física y comer alimentos y comidas más saludables para ponerle un Alto a la Diabetes. Entre el 15 de septiembre y el 15 de octubre, la Asociación realizará actividades y promoverá recursos a lo largo del país para demostrar el beneficio que brinda tener una vida activa y comer mejor calidad de alimentos para controlar la diabetes y reducir el riesgo de desarrollar serias complicaciones.

September 11, 2014
Subway Development Corporation of Washington, D.C. Donates $350,000 to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce a $350,000 donation from the McLean, Virginia-based Subway Development Corporation of Washington (SDC) on behalf of the Subway restaurants in the Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Washington D.C. region. The check was presented to the Association yesterday at SDC’s 17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, where proceeds from the event also benefitted the Association.

September 9, 2014
American Diabetes Association and Takeda Launch ConnecT2DayTM to Encourage Better Self-Management by Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
Today, the American Diabetes Association (Association) and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (Takeda) unveiled ConnecT2DayTM, a program based on innovative research that offers new tools for health care professionals (HCPs) who are looking for additional ways to partner with patients in managing their type 2 diabetes. ConnecT2Day gathered input from both patients and HCPs through instant response dial testing and a nationwide survey, and identified important insights and optimal language to help guide conversations between HCPs and patients with type 2 diabetes.

August 29, 2014
Dancing, Dedication and Diabetes
James Samson’s professional dancing career was just getting started when he was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 27. He could have lost it all—but he never gave up on his dreams. The September 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast®, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, shares how this cutting-edge performer manages diabetes on and off the stage.

August 12, 2014
America Gets Moving 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®, one of the Association’s premier fundraising events. Over the course of the next few months, 108 walks are scheduled to take place, raising funds that are critical to change the future of the disease.

July 30, 2014
Refreshing Summer Snacks in the August Issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine
When hunger strikes between meals, you want to reach for a snack that will provide a healthy energy boost. In the height of summer, something crisp and cool really hits the spot.

July 28, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Interim CEO
The American Diabetes Association (Association) today announced that Suzanne Berry, MBA, CAE has been named interim chief executive officer until a permanent CEO is appointed, effective August 1, 2014. Earlier this month, current CEO Larry Hausner announced that he will be stepping down from that role effective July 31.

July 24, 2014
Diabetes Among Hispanics: All Are Not Equal
People of Hispanic and Latino origin are at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes and related cardiometabolic abnormalities, but the risk varies considerably among specific ethnic groups and other factors, such as the length of time they have been living in the United States, according to two studies and an accompanying commentary being published in the August issue of Diabetes Care®.

July 8, 2014
Women Celebrating and Cycling Together to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association kicks off their Tour de Cure Women’s Series with two events this year happening in Southern California on Saturday, September 13 and in Northern California on Sunday, October 26. Whether an avid cyclist or just a beginner, the Tour de Cure Women’s Series is a chance to ride in sisterhood to celebrate all women living with diabetes and all those affected by the disease.

July 7, 2014
American Diabetes Association and Walgreens Support Efforts to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association (Association) announced today its collaboration with Walgreens, a National Strategic Partner of the Association, and the Balance® Rewards program to help further the movement to Stop Diabetes.

July 1, 2014
Statement from the American Diabetes Association
Larry Hausner, CEO of the American Diabetes Association (Association) has announced that he will step down as CEO of the Association effective July 31, 2014 to pursue new opportunities in his native New York metro area. On behalf of the Association, and the nearly 30 million people in the United States with diabetes, the Board of Directors would like to thank Mr. Hausner for his seven years of service.

June 27, 2014
NASCAR’s Ryan Reed Tackles Type 1 Diabetes On and Off the Track
The July 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast®, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, profiles up-and-coming NASCAR driver Ryan Reed, who is also an ambassador for the Association’s Drive to Stop Diabetes awareness campaign with Lilly Diabetes.

June 24, 2014
Study Links Exposure to Environmental Pollutants to Obesity, Diabetes
Exposure to Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), a group of chemicals resistant to biodegradation and ubiquitous in the environment, may be contributing to the pandemics of type 2 diabetes and obesity, according to a study being published in the July issue of Diabetes Care ®.

June 20, 2014
La Asociación de Diabetes Establece Nueva Medida de A1C Para Niños con Diabetes Tipo 1
Una nueva declaración que se dio a conocer en la 74 o. Sesiones Científicas de la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes®, anunció que la Asociación recomienda bajar la medida de los niveles de la glucosa en la sangre en niños con diabetes tipo 1 para reflejar la evidencia científica más reciente y además para concordar sus reglas generales con las de la Sociedad Internacional de Diabetes Pediátrica y del Adolescente (ISPAD por sus siglas en inglés).

June 17, 2014
Do “Walkable” Neighborhoods Reduce Obesity, Diabetes?
People who live in neighborhoods that are conducive to walking experienced a substantially lower rate of obesity, overweight and diabetes than those who lived in more auto-dependent neighborhoods, according to a pair of studies presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions®.

June 16, 2014
Diabetes Association Sets New A1C Target for Children with Type 1 Diabetes
According to a new position statement released at the Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions,® the American Diabetes Association is lowering its target recommendation for blood glucose levels for children with type 1 diabetes, to reflect the most current scientific evidence and additionally to harmonize its guidelines with those of the International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD).

June 16, 2014
Diabetes Distress v. Depression: Are People with Type 2 Being Misdiagnosed?
Researchers have long understood there is a strong association between diabetes and depression. But new research presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions® shows that symptoms of depression in people with type 2 diabetes can be significantly reduced through interventions for “diabetes distress,” suggesting that much of what is being labeled as depression may not be a co-morbid psychiatric disorder after all, but rather a reaction to living with a stressful, complex disease that is often difficult to manage.

June 16, 2014
Long-term Follow-up of Diabetes Prevention Program Shows Continued Reduction in Diabetes Development
New guidelines for the treatment of high cholesterol are not appropriate for people with type 2 diabetes – or are they? Two researchers will debate the topic at a symposium to be held on Tuesday, June 17, at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions®.

June 15, 2014
Understanding the Unique Nature of Children’s Bodies and Brains
With the increase in childhood obesity and the associated increase in type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents, there is growing interest in how children’s bodies process the foods they eat and how obesity and diabetes begin to develop at early ages. Two studies presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions® help to shed light on this topic.

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