2018 Press Releases

April 26, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Announces Eight Recipients of 2018 National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation’s leading organization committed to fighting diabetes by driving discovery through research and innovation, by intensifying the urgency around the diabetes epidemic, and by supporting people living with and affected by diabetes, is proud to announce this year’s recipients of the ADA’s National Scientific and Health Care Achievement awards. Individually and collectively, their exemplary leadership, mentorship and many achievements have advanced the field of diabetes care and improved health outcomes for people with diabetes.

April 25, 2018
American Diabetes Association® and American Psychological Association Announce First-Ever Directory of Mental Health Professionals with Specific Knowledge About Diabetes
Acknowledging the complex environmental, social, behavioral and emotional issues―known as psychosocial factors―that impact people with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Psychological Association (APA) partnered to build the ADA-APA Mental Health Provider Diabetes Education Program to prepare mental health providers with the knowledge and tools to treat these unique mental health challenges.

April 24, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Announces Recipients of 2018 Professional Interest Group Awards
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation’s leading organization committed to fighting diabetes by driving discovery through research and innovation, by intensifying the urgency around the diabetes epidemic, and by supporting people living with and affected by diabetes, is proud to announce the 2018 recipients of the ADA’s Professional Interest Group awards.

April 23, 2018
The American Diabetes Association® Encourages Everyone to Get Up and Get Moving on May 2 for National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is calling on people across the country to get moving in honor of its fourth annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day on May 2.

April 11, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Disappointed by Changes to Essential Health Benefits that Put People with Diabetes at Risk
Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) expresses disappointment with the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2019, announced on April 9 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which moves forward with changes that weaken rules requiring certain health plans to cover a minimum set of “essential health benefits” (EHBs).

April 11, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Issues First Updates to 2018 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
New this year, the ADA is updating and revising the online version of the Standards of Care throughout the year with annotations for new evidence or regulatory changes that merit immediate incorporation.

April 2, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Celebrates Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Launch
Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) celebrates the launch of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP).

March 22, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Releases “Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S.” Report at Annual Call to Congress Event Urging Legislators to Make Diabetes a National Priority
Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) released its new “Economics of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017” (Economic Costs of Diabetes) report, detailing the fiscal impact of diabetes on American citizens individually and on the nation as a whole.

March 20, 2018
The American Diabetes Association Urges Americans to Learn Their Diabetes Risk and Take a Minute for their Loved Ones on March 27
On Tuesday, March 27, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) asks everyone to take the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test for themselves or for a loved one to learn their risk for type 2 diabetes for Alert Day.

March 16, 2018
Nearly 200 Advocates, Researchers and Professional Football Players Will Assemble Thursday, March 22 for American Diabetes Association’s® Annual Call to Congress
On Thursday, March 22, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) will release its new “Economics of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017” report, detailing the monetary impact of diabetes on our citizens individually and for the nation as a whole.

March 9, 2018
The American Diabetes Association®, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the Endocrine Society Strongly Disagree with the American College of Physicians’ Guidance for Higher Blood Glucose Targets for People with Type 2 Diabetes
Together, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Association for Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE), the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and the Endocrine Society strongly disagree with the American College of Physicians’ (ACP’s) proposed new guidance that suggests higher blood glucose targets for people with type 2 diabetes.

March 8, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Deeply Concerned About New Guidance from American College of Physicians Regarding Blood Glucose Targets for People with Type 2 Diabetes
The ADA is deeply concerned by the new guidance, “Hemoglobin A1C Targets for Glycemic Control with Pharmacologic Therapy for Nonpregnant Adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Guidance Statement Update from the American College of Physicians,” published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on March 5, 2018.

March 6, 2018
American Diabetes Association Joins Class Action Lawsuit Against CoreCivic, the Nation's Second-Largest Private Prison Management Firm
In its continued commitment to improving the lives of all people living with and affected by diabetes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today announced that it is requesting to join a class action lawsuit, Civil Action No. 3:17-cv-00048, against CoreCivic, Inc., the second-largest private prison management company in the U.S., and the Tennessee Department of Correction.

February 21, 2018
American Diabetes Association Names John J. Agos as New Chief Strategic Development Officer
Accomplished healthcare executive John J. Agos has been named Chief Strategic Development Officer (CSDO) for the ADA.

February 9, 2018
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Renewal of Special Diabetes Program
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) stands today with millions of Americans, including more than 114 million living with or at risk for diabetes and more than half a million Diabetes Advocates across the country, to celebrate the inclusion of $600 million in funding for the Special Diabetes Program (SDP) in the federal budget agreement passed by Congress and signed by the president earlier today.

February 5, 2018
American Diabetes Association Awards $9.75 million to Six Leading Researchers for the 2018 Pathway to Stop Diabetes® Research Grants
The ADA cnnounced awarding $9.75 million to six recipients of the 2018 Pathway to Stop Diabetes (Pathway) research grants, providing $1.625 million to each scientist over a five- to seven-year grant term to spur breakthroughs in fundamental diabetes science, technology, diabetes care and potential cures.

January 24, 2018
More than 40 American Diabetes Association Current and Past Presidents Demand Congress Renew Special Diabetes Program Funding
In a letter to congressional leadership, more than 40 current and past presidents of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) came together to demand that Congress renew funding for the Special Diabetes Program (SDP).

January 12, 2018
American Diabetes Association Disappointed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Recent Decision to Allow States to Impose Medicaid Work Requirements
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is deeply disappointed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to allow states to impose work requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility.

January 8, 2018
American Diabetes Association Thanks the 2017 Principal Officers and Welcomes 2018 Officers and New Members to National Board of Directors
The ADA thanks the four Principal Officers who helped the ADA raise awareness of diabetes and improve the lives of those living with and affected by diabetes throughout 2017, and welcomes the 2018 Principal Officers and Board of Directors.