2017 Press Releases

May 31, 2017
Michael A. Harris, PhD, Named American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Richard R. Rubin Award Recipient
Michael A. Harris, PhD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association's 2017 Richard R. Rubin Award, recognizing a behavioral researcher who has made outstanding, innovative contributions to the study and understanding of the behavioral aspects of diabetes in diverse populations.

May 26, 2017
Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology
Dana Dabelea, MD, PhD, is the recipient of the Association's 2017 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology, recognizing significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology.

May 25, 2017
Nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Report Indicates American Health Care Act (AHCA) Would Endanger Lives of 23 Million Americans; American Diabetes Association Calls on Senate to Preserve the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) by Blocking Passage of the AHCA
The American Diabetes Association (Association) calls on the U.S. Senate to protect access to affordable health care, following the report issued yesterday by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

May 24, 2017
Roger S. Mazze, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes
Roger S. Mazze, PhD, has been selected to receive the Association's 2017 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes, honoring individual outstanding service in the cause of diabetes, performed with an international perspective and with international impact.

May 23, 2017
American Diabetes Association Alarmed by Cuts to Diabetes Research, Prevention and Programs Detailed in President Trump’s FY 2018 Proposed Budget, Announced Today
The American Diabetes Association is alarmed by the significant cuts to critical funding for diabetes research and programs proposed in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget. The reductions outlined affect federal funding for diabetes initiatives and would negatively impact the nearly 116 million Americans living with or at risk of developing diabetes

May 22, 2017
Ruth S. Weinstock, MD, PhD, Named American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes
Ruth S. Weinstock, MD, PhD, has been selected to receive the Association's 2017 Outstanding Physician Clinician in Diabetes Award, honoring meritorious contributions to diabetes clinical practice.

May 19, 2017
Dane K. Wukich, MD, Receives the American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Roger Pecoraro Award
Dane K. Wukich, MD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association's 2017 Roger Pecoraro Award, recognizing a researcher who has made significant scientific contributions and demonstrates an untiring commitment to improving the understanding of the detection, treatment and prevention of diabetic foot complications.

May 17, 2017
Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM to Receive the American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award
Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APRN-BC, BC-ADM, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association's 2017 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award, recognizing 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 12, 2017
American Diabetes Association Responds to Comments by White House Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney about People with Diabetes
On behalf of the nearly 30 million Americans living with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is extremely disappointed by the misinformed statement of Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, as reported by The Washington Examiner.

May 12, 2017
William V. Tamborlane, MD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award
The American Diabetes Association will present the 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award to William V. Tamborlane, MD for exceptional contributions in patient-oriented or clinical outcomes research that have had a significant impact on diabetes prevention and treatment.

May 10, 2017
Daryl K. Granner, MD, Named American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Albert Renold Award Recipient
Daryl K. Granner, MD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association 2017 Albert Renold Award, which 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 8, 2017
Gregory R. Steinberg, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
Gregory R. Steinberg, PhD, is the recipient of the American Diabetes Association 2017 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award (OSAA), given annually in recognition of research in diabetes that demonstrates particular independence of thought and originality.

May 4, 2017
Domenico Accili, MD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement
Domenico Accili, MD, is the recipient of the 2017 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement, the Association’s highest honor. The Banting Medal recognizes outstanding, long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment or prevention of diabetes.

May 4, 2017
American Diabetes Association Expresses Extreme Disappointment in Passage of the American Health Care Act in the House of Representatives and Urges the Senate to Reject the Bill
The American Diabetes Association is disappointed that today, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) legislation to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Association remains deeply concerned with the AHCA and has expressed our reservations throughout the rushed legislative process.

May 2, 2017
American Diabetes Association Recommends Light, Physical Activity Every 30 Minutes for Third Annual, National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day on May 3
The American Diabetes Association’s third annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, offers an opportunity to increase awareness of the dangers of prolonged sitting and the importance of moving more throughout the day.

May 1, 2017
Leading Patient Advocacy Groups Stand Together to Oppose American Health Care Act
On behalf of more than one hundred million Americans battling chronic and other major health conditions, the American Diabetes Association is part of a coalition of 10 patient organizations that remains united in its opposition to the American Health Care Act (AHCA).

April 28, 2017
American Diabetes Association Announces Recipients of 2017 Professional Interest Group Awards
The American Diabetes Association (Association), the nation’s leading organization committed to fighting diabetes is proud to announce the 2017 recipients of the Association’s Professional Interest Group awards.

April 25, 2017
American Diabetes Association Announces Eight Recipients of 2017 National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards
The American Diabetes Association is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the Association’s National Scientific and Health Care Achievement awards.

March 30, 2017
More than 180 Diabetes Advocates, Researchers and Professional Football Players Joined the American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Call to Congress Advocacy Day
Raising their voices on behalf of the more than 116 million Americans living with or at risk for diabetes, more than 180 advocates from 33 states convened on Capitol Hill today for the American Diabetes Association’s (Association) 2017 Call to Congress advocacy day.

March 28, 2017
Learn Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes on American Diabetes Association’s 29th Annual Alert Day
Today marks the American Diabetes Association’s 29th annual Alert Day, an opportunity to sound the alarm about the prevalence and risks of type 2 diabetes by asking Americans to take the Association’s Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test

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