2016 Press Releases

June 2, 2016
Elizabeth Arquin Walker, PhD, RN, Named American Diabetes Association's 2016 Richard R. Rubin Award Recipient
Elizabeth Arquin Walker, PhD, RN, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Richard R. Rubin Award. This award recognizes a behavioral researcher who has made outstanding, innovative contributions to the study and understanding of the behavioral aspects of diabetes in diverse populations.

May 31, 2016
Edward W. Gregg, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association's Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology
Edward W. Gregg, PhD, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology. This award recognizes significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology.

May 27, 2016
Yutaka Seino, MD, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association's 2016 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes
Yutaka Seino, MD, PhD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes. This award honors individual outstanding service in the cause of diabetes, performed with an international perspective and with international impact.

May 25, 2016
Mayer B. Davidson, MD, Named American Diabetes Association's 2016 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award Recipient
Mayer B. Davidson, MD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association's 2016 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award. This award is presented to an individual to reward and honor meritorious contributions to diabetes clinical practice.

May 24, 2016
American Diabetes Association Applauds FDA's Revised Nutrition Label Rules
The American Diabetes Association applauds the changes to the Nutrition Facts label released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday, May 20, 2016. Accurate and easily understandable food labels are essential in ensuring individuals with and at risk for diabetes are able to follow their individualized eating plans and achieve their daily nutrition goals.

May 24, 2016
Consensus from Diabetes Organizations Worldwide: Metabolic Surgery Recognized as a Standard Treatment Option for Type 2 Diabetes
In a Joint Statement endorsed by 45 international professional organizations, diabetes clinicians and researchers are urging that metabolic surgery be recommended or considered as a treatment option for certain categories of people with diabetes, including people who are mildly obese and fail to respond to conventional treatment.

May 23, 2016
Sheri R. Colberg-Ochs, PhD, FACSM, Receives American Diabetes Association's Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award
Sheri R. Colberg-Ochs, PhD, FACSM, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. This award recognizes a distinguished health professional who has made outstanding educational efforts in the field of diabetes and has demonstrated significant contributions to the understanding of diabetes education.

May 20, 2016
Steven E. Kahn, MB, ChB, Receives American Diabetes Association's Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award
The American Diabetes Association will present the Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award to Steven E. Kahn, MB, ChB. This award recognizes exceptional contributions in patient-oriented, clinical outcomes research that have had a significant impact on diabetes prevention and treatment.

May 17, 2016
Gordon C. Weir, MD, Named American Diabetes Association's 2016 Albert Renold Award Recipient
Gordon C. Weir, MD, of Joslin Diabetes Center, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association's 2016 Albert Renold Award. This award recognizes an individual whose career is distinguished by outstanding achievements in the training and mentorship of diabetes research scientists and in the facilitation of diabetes research.

May 11, 2016
Tamas L. Horvath, DVM, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
Tamas L. Horvath, DVM, PhD, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's 2016 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award (OSAA).

May 10, 2016
American Diabetes Association: Keeping the Individual at the Center of Diabetes Care
Diabetes is a complex disease. Managing it effectively is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. The American Diabetes Association (Association) believes that every person living with diabetes should have access to the care, treatments, tools and information needed to successfully manage their diabetes.

May 4, 2016
Barbara B. Kahn, MD, Receives American Diabetes Association's Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement
Barbara B. Kahn, MD, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's 2016 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement. The Banting Medal recognizes outstanding, long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment or prevention of diabetes.

May 2, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces Second Annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day℠, Wednesday, May 4, 2016
he American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization committed to advancing the research, prevention, care and treatment of diabetes, is proud to announce its second annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, May 4, 2016.

April 26, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces Four Recipients for Professional Interest Group Awards
he American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading voluntary health organization committed to advancing the research, prevention, care and treatment of diabetes, is proud to announce this year's four recipients of the Association's Professional Interest Group Awards.

April 26, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces Eight Recipients of National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards
The American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading voluntary health organization committed to advancing the research, prevention, care and treatment of diabetes, is proud to announce this year's eight recipients of the Association's National Scientific and Health Care Achievement awards.

April 25, 2016
American Diabetes Association Welcomes Tulane Medical Center to Diabetes INSIDE Quality Improvement Initiative
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that Tulane Medical Center has joined the Diabetes INSIDE initiative, which is focused on improving quality improvements within health systems to achieve better patient outcomes.

April 8, 2016
Diabetes Advocates Urged Members of Congress to Fund Diabetes Research and Programs
Yesterday, more than 100 diabetes advocates and professional football players convened in Washington for the American Diabetes Association's Capitol Hill Advocacy Day and held more than 125 meetings with members of Congress and their staff.

April 7, 2016
American Diabetes Association Joins with Professional Football Players to Launch "Team Tackle" Initiative
The American Diabetes Association today announced the launch of Team Tackle, an initiative that brings together 45 current, former and upcoming professional football players – representing all 32 professional teams in the country – with the Association to raise awareness of diabetes and prediabetes.

March 23, 2016
National Diabetes Prevention Program Named the First Preventive Health Initiative Eligible for Medicare Coverage via CMMI Expansion
In a landmark advancement for preventive health care and the 86 million Americans currently most at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell today announced the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) will be eligible for Medicare coverage.

February 23, 2016
Statement on Accessibility and Affordability of Diabetes Medications
The American Diabetes Association supports high-quality diabetes therapies that are available and affordable for all people with diabetes.

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