2017 Press Releases

March 27, 2017
American Diabetes Association Convening Advocates, Researchers and Professional Football Players on Capitol Hill Thursday, March 30
2017 Call to Congress will bring together people living with and affected by diabetes, the caregivers who support them, researchers, and more than 40 current and former professional football players to advocate for continued access to affordable healthcare, diabetes research funding, and help to ensure insulin is affordable.

March 24, 2017
American Diabetes Association Urges Opposition to the American Health Care Act
The American Diabetes Association (Association) expresses continued concerns with the bill and urges all members of Congress to oppose it.

March 20, 2017
87 Organizations Call on Congress to Protect Medicaid
87 organizations issued a letter today calling on Congress to take a hard look at the likely significant and life-threatening consequences of the American Health Care Act on millions of patients.

March 17, 2017
American Diabetes Association Announces Leadership Transition
The American Diabetes Association announces today the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Kevin L. Hagan and the appointment of former member of the National Board of Directors Martha Clark as Interim CEO.

March 17, 2017
American Diabetes Association Statement on the President’s FY2018 Budget
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is deeply concerned that the proposed budget released by President Trump would cut nearly $6 billion dollars from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)—a devastating blow to an agency focused on medical research to improve the lives of our citizens.

March 16, 2017
Patients, Doctors, Leading Patient Advocacy Groups Express Concerns about Proposed Legislation that Would Eliminate Health Care for Millions of Americans
Patients, doctors and several of the nation’s leading organizations that advocate for better health care for chronic disease patients joined today to express significant concerns about the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which is currently being debated in the U.S. House of Representatives.

March 8, 2017
American Diabetes Association Expresses Deep Concerns with Affordable Care Act Repeal Legislation and Impact on Millions with Diabetes
In response to the release of the recent legislation proposed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the American Diabetes Association sent a letter to Congressional leaders raising significant concerns on behalf of the nearly 116 million Americans living with and at risk for diabetes.

March 2, 2017
American Diabetes Association Joins National Football League Players Association as a 2017 Strategic Charity Partner
Building on the 2016 launch of Team Tackle—an initiative bringing together current and former professional football players to raise awareness about diabetes—the American Diabetes Association has been named a 2017 Strategic Charity Partner of the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA).

February 21, 2017
American Diabetes Association Issues Diabetic Retinopathy Position Statement
The American Diabetes Association has issued updated guidelines on prevention, assessment and treatment of diabetic retinopathy for providers and for people with diabetes.

February 15, 2017
American Diabetes Association Announces New Awards for Research in Cardiovascular Disease Among People with Diabetes
The American Diabetes 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 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 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.

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