2017 Press Releases

June 12, 2017
Health Disparities Among Patients with Diabetes Can Be Improved by New Approaches and Insights
Health disparities in the U.S., including inequalities in the delivery of care and access to care across various racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups, are of widespread concern, particularly in people with diabetes who require continuous, regular health care to effectively manage their disease.

June 11, 2017
Long-Term Metformin Treatment Found to Reduce Risk of Heart Disease in Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Metformin may be an effective long-term strategy worthy of adding to an individual’s diabetes care plan in order to reduce the risk of heart disease in adults with type 1 diabetes, according to the findings of the study titled, “Results of the JDRF Reducing with Metformin Vascular Adverse Lesions in Type 1 Diabetes (REMOVAL),” presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions® at the San Diego Convention Center.

June 11, 2017
Medication That Inhibits PCSK9 Safely Reduces Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
The medication alirocumab, a PCSK9 inhibitor, reduces LDL cholesterol levels as well as non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to two ODYSSEY DIABETES (DM) presentations at the “Inhibition of PCSK9 in Dyslipidemia Patients with Diabetes” symposium at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions® at the San Diego Convention Center.

June 10, 2017
A Two-Way Text Messaging System Benefits Glycemic Control for Teens with Type 1 Diabetes
Teens with type 1 diabetes (T1D) who adhere to frequent communication through a two-way text messaging system were found to maintain or improve A1C levels while preparing to transition from pediatric to adult care settings, according to the study, “Text Message Intervention for Teens with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Preserves A1C: Results of an RCT.”

June 9, 2017
Overweight Boys Who Return to Normal Weight Before Young Adulthood Eliminate Increased Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes as Adults
Males who are overweight in childhood but achieve normal weight as young adults do not have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in adulthood, compared to men who were never overweight, according to a study titled “Are Adverse Effects of Child Overweight on Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Reversible by Remission to Normal Weight in Young Adulthood?”

June 9, 2017
Severe Obesity in High-Risk Youth Correlates Directly to Increased Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes
The risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) by age 20 was 12 times as high in severely obese American Indian children 5 to 9 years of age as in normal-weight youth in that age range, according to a study titled “Long-term Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Youth with Increasing Severity of Obesity.”

June 5, 2017
Kishwar Azad, MRCS, LRCP, FCPS, MSc, to Receive American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award
Kishwar Azad, MRCS, LRCP, FCPS, MSc, FRCPCH (Hon), has been selected to receive the Association's 2017 Vivian Fonseca Scholar Award recognizing diabetes research focused on the South Asian, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations, and/or research by a scientist from these areas in memory of Mr. P. Nagendran.

June 2, 2017
Mark E. Cooper, AO, MB BS, PhD, FRACP, Receives the American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Edwin Bierman Award
Mark E. Cooper, AO, MB BS, PhD, FRACP, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association 2017 Edwin Bierman Award, recognizing a leading scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the field of diabetes-related macrovascular complications and related risk factors.

June 1, 2017
Gernot Desoye, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association’s 2017 Norbert Freinkel Award
Gernot Desoye, PhD, has been selected to receive the American Diabetes Association® (Association) 2017 Norbert Freinkel Award, given in memory of Norbert Freinkel, a dedicated and insightful investigator and a gifted writer. The award honors a researcher who has made outstanding contributions, including scientific publications and presentations, to the understanding and treatment of diabetes in pregnancy.

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.

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