2017 Press Releases

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

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

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