2018 Press Releases

December 17, 2018
Patient-centered Care is the Focus and Priority of the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, Published Today by the American Diabetes Association®
Available in the mobile App and in an abridged format for primary care providers, key Standards of Care updates include new treatment decision pathways, options to decrease cardiovascular disease risk, and a new section on the use of technology.

December 17, 2018
38 Patient Groups Speak Out Against Recent Ruling in Texas v. US
Following Friday’s ruling in the case of Texas v. United States, which found all of the Affordable Care Act to be unconstitutional, 37 patient groups issued the following statement.

December 14, 2018
National Patient Groups Denounce District Court Ruling Overturning Health Care Law
The nation’s leading patient advocacy groups denounced the ruling by a U.S. District Court judge in Texas today that the Affordable Care Act is invalid because Congress eliminated the individual mandate penalty in last year’s tax reform bill.

November 16, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Reaffirms Commitment to Insulin Access and Affordability for All—Transparency on Insulin Pricing Critical
On the second anniversary of the Make Insulin Affordable initiative, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) announces that more than 400,000 Diabetes Advocates have joined the call for affordable insulin for all who need it—the largest response to an ADA call to action to date.

November 13, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Issues Position Statement on Comprehensive Care of Pediatric Patients with Type 2 Diabetes
To address the specific needs of youth with T2D, the American Diabetes Association issued “Evaluation and Management of Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes : A Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association” today, which is available online and will be published in the December 2018 print issue of Diabetes Care.

November 9, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Disappointed by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Recent Decision to Approve Wisconsin’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver Imposing Work Requirements
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is deeply disappointed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) decision to approve Wisconsin’s request to implement harmful changes to its Medicaid program imposing work requirements on enrollees.

November 8, 2018
American Heart Association and American Diabetes Association launch landmark health initiative—Know Diabetes by Heart™
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) today launched their new, multi-year awareness and education initiative, Know Diabetes by Heart™, to reduce cardiovascular deaths, heart attacks and strokes in people living with type 2 diabetes.

November 1, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Joins Three Families to Sue New York City Public Schools for Failure to Provide Diabetes Care to Students
According to a federal class action lawsuit filed today, New York City public schools routinely violate the rights of students with diabetes by denying them necessary services and even excluding them from some school activities altogether.

November 1, 2018
For American Diabetes Month™, Join the American Diabetes Association® and Discover the #EverydayReality of Those Affected by Diabetes
This November, actor Winston Duke and the American Diabetes Association set out to spark a national conversation about diabetes - a disease that impacts nearly half of the U.S. adult population.

October 24, 2018
CMS Guidance Puts Millions of Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions at Risk
More than 25 patient and consumer groups representing millions of people nationwide with pre-existing health conditions issued the following statement in response to administration guidance issued on October 22nd that gives states greater ability to skirt patient protections included in the Affordable Care Act.

October 22, 2018
Let’s Get Cooking: American Diabetes Association® Launches Diabetes Food Hub™, a New Digital Recipe Platform for People with Diabetes
Featuring hundreds of healthy recipes, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) has launched Diabetes Food Hub, a new digital cooking and recipe destination to help people living with diabetes and their families eat healthfully.

October 11, 2018
ADA, JDRF and Helmsley Charitable Trust Announce Funding of Quantitative Analysis of Insulin Purchased from Pharmacies in the U.S.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA), JDRF International (JDRF) and The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (Helmsley) together announce the awarding of funding to the University of Florida for a one-year investigation by Dr. Timothy Garrett of the consistency and potency of insulin that is purchased at retail pharmacies across the United States.

October 5, 2018
New Consensus Report from the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Calls for Paradigm Shift to Patient-Centered Care for Type 2 Diabetes
Produced by an international panel of diabetes care experts assembled by the ADA and the EASD, the ADA-EASD Consensus Report calls for a paradigm shift to patient-centered care and details the panel’s comprehensive review of the latest evidence.

September 20, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Celebrates Culmination of Two Decades of Advocacy on Behalf of Commercial Drivers with Insulin-Treated Diabetes Following Final Rule
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) applauds the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for its new rule permitting individuals with insulin-treated diabetes to be certified to operate commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce.

September 14, 2018
People with Diabetes Impacted by Hurricane Florence: National Diabetes Coalition Available to Support
The Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition (DDRC), comprised of the nation’s leading diabetes organizations, has prepared multiple online resources to support all people with diabetes, especially those who depend upon insulin, so they can continue to effectively manage their diabetes.

September 10, 2018
National Diabetes Coalition Urges People with Diabetes Living Along the East Coast to Prepare for Hurricane Florence
The Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition (DDRC), comprised of the nation’s leading diabetes organizations, is urging all people with diabetes and their loved ones to prepare for Hurricane Florence by putting together a diabetes kit and making a plan to stay healthy and safe during the storm and in its aftermath.

September 4, 2018
Patient Groups: Senate Health Care Bill Would Not Sufficiently Protect Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 4, 2018 — More than 25 patient and consumer groups representing millions of people with pre-existing health conditions issued the following statement regarding S. 3388, the Ensuring Coverage for Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions Act introduced on August 23rd, 2018.

August 23, 2018
National Diabetes Coalition Urges Hawaiians Living with Diabetes to Make a Plan to Weather Hurricane Lane
The Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition (DDRC), comprised of the nation’s leading diabetes care and research organizations, is urging all people with diabetes and their loved ones in Hawaii to prepare for Hurricane Lane by putting together a diabetes kit and making a plan to stay healthy and safe during the storm and in its aftermath.

August 17, 2018
Support for American Diabetes Association’s® 2018 Summer Camps for Youth with Type 1 Diabetes Enables Advanced Training in New Diabetes Care Technologies
To help ensure camp programs are ready to support the many different types of diabetes technology at camp, the ADA convened forty-one experts to build tools, tip sheets and training resources that keep the camp experience ready to embrace state-of-the-art diabetes management technology, insulins and tools.

August 9, 2018
American Diabetes Association® Issues New Position Statement on Care for Pediatric Patients with Type 1 Diabetes
To address the specific needs of youth and adolescents, the American Diabetes Association issued “Type 1 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents: A Position Statement by the American Diabetes Association” today, which is available online and will be published in the September 2018 print issue of Diabetes Care.

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