2014 Press Releases

February 25, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Call for Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Award Nominations
To accelerate the research needed to ultimately Stop Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, aims to fund 100 new diabetes researchers over the course of the next decade. Today, the Association announced the 2014 call for nominations.

February 24, 2014
American Diabetes Association, YMCA of the USA and American Medical Association Release New Cost Estimate on Federal Savings of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act
The American Diabetes Association and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), released important new research today examining HR 962/S 452, the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (MDPA).

February 20, 2014
NASCAR Nationwide Driver Ryan Reed Kicks Off the Season at the Daytona International Speedway with the Drive to Stop Diabetes Initiative
- NASCAR Nationwide Driver Ryan Reed will be driving his No. 16 American Diabetes Association Drive to Stop Diabetes presented by Lilly Diabetes Ford Mustang at the Daytona International Speedway on February 22.

February 12, 2014
Lilly Diabetes Donates 91 Scholarships to Support the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Summer Camp Program
Today Lilly Diabetes announced its support for the American Diabetes Association’s (Association) summer camp program for the seventh year in a row with a donation of $91,000 that will send 91 children to diabetes camp this summer.

February 5, 2014
Chris Carmichael Cycling to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association is teaming up with Chris Carmichael and challenging riders to be part of the movement to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the Tour de Cure®, a cycling event to raise funds to help fight diabetes. More than 65,000 cyclists are expected to participate in the Tour de Cure in 90 cities throughout the country in 2014. All funds raised at the Tour de Cure events will go to support the Association's mission -- to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

February 4, 2014
Take Control of Your Health for Free
With diabetes affecting nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States and an additional 79 million Americans with prediabetes putting them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (Association) announced today its 2014 schedule for their free community health events throughout the country – the American Diabetes Association EXPO.

February 3, 2014
CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH BY RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT THE SERIOUSNESS OF DIABETES
During Black History Month, the American Diabetes Association (Association) is raising awareness about the seriousness of type 2 diabetes among the African American community by providing educational materials and program resources to help stop this growing epidemic.

January 30, 2014
For the Win!: Two Olympic athletes with diabetes share their amazing feats in Diabetes Forecast
With the 2014 Winter Games right around the corner, Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, profiles two top-notch athletes who are living proof that people with diabetes can compete in the Olympics.

January 29, 2014
American Diabetes Association, Lilly Announce New Scholars Program for 74th Annual Scientific Sessions
The American Diabetes Association and Eli Lilly and Company are pleased to announce the creation of the American Diabetes Association Scholars Program.

January 22, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Ann Meredith as the New Executive Director for the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey Area
The American Diabetes Association (Association), the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce that Ann Meredith, a recognized non-profit leader, has been named Executive Director of the Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey area, effective January 21. Meredith will be responsible for strategic, fundraising and program initiatives, along with development of staff, volunteers, and the Community Leadership Board chaired by Joseph McHale, a senior partner with the Philadelphia-based law firm of Stradley Ronan Stevens and Young, LLP.

January 16, 2014
The American Diabetes Association Applauds the Passage of the FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act
The American Diabetes Association applauds the passage of the FY 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act and praises both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for their leadership to help end the diabetes epidemic by investing in critical diabetes research and prevention programs.

January 13, 2014
The American Diabetes Association Launches Redesigned Website
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is proud to announce the launch of its redesigned website, diabetes.org, the gateway for all Association information and activities. The site has been improved to place a greater focus on consumer needs and deliver on the Association’s mission promise.

January 10, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Basma Abdellaoui as the 2014 National Youth Advocate
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is pleased to announce Basma Abdellaoui, 16, as the Association’s 2014 National Youth Advocate. Diagnosed at the age of three, Basma, of San Diego, CA, has been living with type 1 diabetes for nearly all her life.

January 9, 2014
American Diabetes Association Announces Research Award Recipients
To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions to diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s bold initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, aims to fund 100 new diabetes researchers over the next decade. Today, the Association announced the first group of researchers who will receive grant support through this innovative program to focus on transformational research approaches to Stop Diabetes®.

December 30, 2013
Diabetes Forecast Publishes 2014 Consumer Guide
Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, has released its annual Consumer Guide with the January 2014 issue. Whether you’re satisfied with your diabetes regimen or feel stuck in a rut, learning about new tools and how they can fit into your treatment plan can put you in control of your health.

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