2017 Press Releases

February 15, 2017
American Diabetes Association Announces New Awards for Research in Cardiovascular Disease Among People with Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association (Association) today announced a new funding opportunity to support research into cardiovascular disease (CVD) among people with diabetes, one of the most dangerous and deadly complications of the disease.

February 8, 2017
American Diabetes Association Announces $9.75 million to Six Leading Researchers for the 2017 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Grants
Today, the American Diabetes Association announced $9.75 million to six recipients of the 2017 Pathway to Stop Diabetes research grants, providing $1.625 million to each scientist over a five- to seven-year grant term to spur breakthroughs in clinical science, technology, diabetes care and potential cures

January 25, 2017
American Diabetes Association® Launches Online Hub for Insulin Affordability Advocates
The American Diabetes Association today unveiled a new online hub—makeinsulinaffordable.org—as part of its Stand Up for Affordable Insulin Initiative, which was launched in November 2016. The site houses key resources, including the Association’s national petition for insulin affordability.

January 19, 2017
American Diabetes Association Applauds Indian Health Service’s Impact on Diabetes Care in American Indian/Alaska Native Communities
The American Diabetes Association congratulates the Indian Health Service (IHS) for the significant impact of its diabetes care programs in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities across the country.

January 13, 2017
American Diabetes Association Discouraged by House Vote to Dismantle Affordable Care Act without Simultaneous Replacement Legislation
Advocating for the nearly 116 million Americans living with diabetes or prediabetes, the American Diabetes Association (Association) is discouraged by the passage in the U.S. House of Representatives of a budget resolution that moves forward the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without simultaneous replacement legislation.

January 12, 2017
American Diabetes Association® Opposes Senate Vote to Proceed with Affordable Care Act Repeal without Immediate Replacement
On behalf of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes and the 86 million more with prediabetes, the American Diabetes Association (Association) is extremely disappointed the U.S. Senate voted overnight to pass a budget resolution that sets up a process to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a plan to simultaneously replace the law.

January 9, 2017
Renowned Physician, Educator and Researcher William T. Cefalu, MD, Named Chief Scientific & Medical Officer of the American Diabetes Association
William T. Cefalu, MD, has been appointed Chief Scientific & Medical Officer (CSMO) of the American Diabetes Association and will formally begin serving on Feb. 20, 2017. Cefalu, who has more than 30 years of work in diabetes research and care, replaces Robert E. Ratner, MD, who retired on Dec. 31, 2016, after serving as CSMO for nearly five years.

January 5, 2017
Prominent Patient Groups Stress Importance of Pre-Existing Condition Protections in Any Health Care Replacement Plan
Several of the nation’s leading patient organizations sent a letter to Congress today stressing the importance of protecting guaranteed access to comprehensive and affordable insurance coverage for patients with pre-existing health conditions.

January 4, 2017
American Diabetes Association Thanks the 2016 Principal Officers and Welcomes 2017 Officers to National Board of Directors
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, thanks the four Principal Officers whose terms of leadership service ended in 2016 and welcomes the new 2017 Principal Officers and Board of Directors.