2014 Press Releases

June 4, 2014
Maria Rosario Araneta, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award
The American Diabetes Association (Association) will present the Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award to Maria Rosario Araneta, PhD at the Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions®, taking place June 13-17, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

June 3, 2014
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Men’s Health Month
June is Men’s Health Month and the American Diabetes Association is using this opportunity to raise health awareness among men when it comes to conditions like diabetes, sexual dysfunction and sleep apnea. Historically, men are not as comfortable as women when it comes to discussing health issues, which can result in shorter and less healthy lives for men in the United States compared to women.

June 2, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Requests for Applications for Research Collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce the opening of a request for applications today for The American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes, a three-year program which will fund research that focuses on improving the clinical care of people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

May 29, 2014
Dine Outdoors this Summer with Diabetes Forecast Magazine
Relaxed dining outdoors makes conversations sparkle and cares drift away. The June 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, offers delightful recipes with fresh ingredients that taste even better in the open air.

May 22, 2014
Depression in People with Type 1 Diabetes Linked to Poorer Health
People with type 1 diabetes who also suffer from depression don’t manage their diabetes as well as those who aren’t depressed, resulting in poorer clinical outcomes and sometimes serious consequences, such as more frequent episodes of severe hypoglycemia and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), according to a study being published in the June issue of Diabetes Care.

May 20, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Recipients of The American Diabetes Association and GSK Research Award
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce the recipients of The American Diabetes Association and GSK Research Award. The $1.5 million award, made possible through GSK, supports a series of research grants focusing on the relationship between nutrition, the microbiome and metabolic pathologies, like obesity and diabetes.

May 1, 2014
Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by Raising Awareness About Diabetes
During Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the American Diabetes Association (Association) is raising awareness about the seriousness of type 2 diabetes within these communities by connecting those living with, and at risk for, diabetes to important resources and educational materials needed to help curb the trajectory of this disease.

April 29, 2014
Thrilling Tales in the May Issue of Diabetes Forecast Magazine
The May 2014 issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, profiles several individuals whose sense of adventure proves that diabetes doesn’t have to hold you back.

April 23, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Award Winners at 74th 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.

April 22, 2014
The Link Between Hypoglycemia and Cardiac Arrhythmias: An Answer to Why Tight Glycemic Control May Increase Mortality in People with Diabetes and a Possible Explanation for the “Dead in Bed” Syndrome for People with Type 1?
In 2008, part of a government-funded clinical trial that examined whether tight glycemic control could reduce cardiovascular events in people with type 2 diabetes was terminated early when a higher than expected number of patients died – though researchers were uncertain what caused the deaths. Now, a separate study by researchers in the United Kingdom being published in the May issue of the journal Diabetes suggests the answer may lie in the link between overnight low blood glucose levels and abnormal heart rates that disturb the flow of blood to the heart.

April 11, 2014
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Alabama Senate Bill 57
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is thrilled to announce the passage of Alabama Senate Bill 57, the latest victory in the Association’s ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

April 7, 2014
American Diabetes Association Salutes Volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The American Diabetes Association (Association) honors our volunteers during the 40th anniversary of National Volunteer Appreciation Week (NVAW), April 6-12, 2014. It is a time for the Association to acknowledge their distinguished volunteers who are bringing its mission to life across the country.

April 7, 2014
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Tennessee Senate Bill 1445
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is thrilled to announce the passage of Tennessee Senate Bill 1445, the latest victory in the Association’s ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

March 31, 2014
American Diabetes Association Applauds the One-Year Extension of the Special Diabetes Program
The American Diabetes Association (Association) applauds the one-year extension of the Special Diabetes Program (SDP), approved by Congress today. The federal funding for this essential program was set to expire on September 30, 2014, but the inclusion of SDP as part of the fix to the Sustainable Growth Rate has ensured the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) and the Special Diabetes Programs for Type 1 Diabetes (SDP-Type1) will continue through September 2015 with an additional $300 million in funding.

March 27, 2014
Good Health, Head to Toe
The April issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, provides readers with recommended medical tests and targets, tried-and-true carb-counting tips and information on how to have a great diabetes visit with a primary care provider.

March 25, 2014
Are You at Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?
Today marks the 26th 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. Americans are urged to take the risk test, share it, and start living a healthy and active lifestyle.

March 24, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Research Collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce The American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Chronic Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the Setting of Diabetes, a three-year collaborative research program aimed at improving the evidence base for, and clinical care of, people with chronic kidney disease and diabetes.

March 5, 2014
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of Kentucky House Bill 98
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce the passage of Kentucky House Bill 98, a key piece of legislation in the fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school.

February 27, 2014
Building a Better Pancreas
The March issue of Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, illustrates how researchers are putting artificial-pancreas prototypes into real-world settings, bringing this important technology closer to reality.

February 25, 2014
Take it. Share it. Step Out.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014, is the 26th 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.

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