Press Releases

Media Contact: Michelle Kirkwood, 703-299-2053 or mkirkwood@diabetes.org.

The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:

May 2, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces Second Annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day℠, Wednesday, May 4, 2016
he American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization committed to advancing the research, prevention, care and treatment of diabetes, is proud to announce its second annual National Get Fit Don’t Sit Day, May 4, 2016.

April 26, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces Eight Recipients of National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards
The American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading voluntary health organization committed to advancing the research, prevention, care and treatment of diabetes, is proud to announce this year's eight recipients of the Association's National Scientific and Health Care Achievement awards.

April 26, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces Four Recipients for Professional Interest Group Awards
he American Diabetes Association, the nation's leading voluntary health organization committed to advancing the research, prevention, care and treatment of diabetes, is proud to announce this year's four recipients of the Association's Professional Interest Group Awards.

April 25, 2016
American Diabetes Association Welcomes Tulane Medical Center to Diabetes INSIDE Quality Improvement Initiative
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that Tulane Medical Center has joined the Diabetes INSIDE initiative, which is focused on improving quality improvements within health systems to achieve better patient outcomes.

April 8, 2016
Diabetes Advocates Urged Members of Congress to Fund Diabetes Research and Programs
Yesterday, more than 100 diabetes advocates and professional football players convened in Washington for the American Diabetes Association's Capitol Hill Advocacy Day and held more than 125 meetings with members of Congress and their staff.

April 7, 2016
American Diabetes Association Joins with Professional Football Players to Launch "Team Tackle" Initiative
The American Diabetes Association today announced the launch of Team Tackle, an initiative that brings together 45 current, former and upcoming professional football players – representing all 32 professional teams in the country – with the Association to raise awareness of diabetes and prediabetes.

March 23, 2016
National Diabetes Prevention Program Named the First Preventive Health Initiative Eligible for Medicare Coverage via CMMI Expansion
In a landmark advancement for preventive health care and the 86 million Americans currently most at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell today announced the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) will be eligible for Medicare coverage.

February 23, 2016
Statement on Accessibility and Affordability of Diabetes Medications
The American Diabetes Association supports high-quality diabetes therapies that are available and affordable for all people with diabetes.

February 2, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces Research Grant Award Recipients
The American Diabetes Association has awarded six scientists prestigious Pathway to Stop Diabetes grant awards.

January 21, 2016
First-of-its-Kind PSA Campaign Targets the 86 Million American Adults with Prediabetes
American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ad Council join forces to reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes, one of fastest growing public health crises today.

January 14, 2016
The American Diabetes Association Receives Award from the Alliance of Continuing Education in the Health Professions for Diabetes INSIDE
The American Diabetes Association today received the 2016 Award for Outstanding Innovation in Continuing Professional Development from the Alliance of Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEHP) for the Diabetes INSIDE initiative.

January 14, 2016
More than 200 U.S. Companies and Organizations Receive Health Champion Designation Through Nationwide Wellness Initiative
The American Diabetes Association has launched Wellness Lives Here℠, a new initiative that focuses on employee and community wellness by working with organizations to inspire and fuel healthful habits at work and beyond.

January 13, 2016
American Diabetes Association Opens Call for Applications for Officer and Board Member Positions
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, has opened the call for applications for our Officer and Board of Director positions.

January 12, 2016
American Diabetes Association Announces New National Officers and Board Members
The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest and leading voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce its officers and Board of Directors members for 2016.

January 8, 2016
The American Diabetes Association Commends the Release of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to Promote Healthier Living
The Association is pleased with overarching guidelines in the current edition that encourage following healthy eating patterns and choosing a variety of nutrient-dense foods—including vegetables, fruits, whole grains, fat-free or low-fat dairy, a variety of protein foods, and oils—in recommended amounts.

January 4, 2016
The American Diabetes Association Appreciates Outgoing Members of Board of Directors
The American Diabetes Association extends its gratitude to outgoing members of its Board of Directors: Janel Wright, JD, Chair of the Board; David G. Marrero, PhD, President, Health Care & Education; Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, President, Medicine & Science; Richard Farber, MBA, Secretary/ Treasurer; and Brian Bertha, JD, MBA.

December 22, 2015
American Diabetes Association Releases 2016 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
New obesity management recommendations for the treatment of type 2 diabetes were published as a part of the American Diabetes Association's 2016 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes today in Diabetes Care.

December 21, 2015
Statement by the American Diabetes Association on the Passing of Nash M. Childs, PE
The American Diabetes Association mourns the loss of Nash M. Childs, PE of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

December 19, 2015
The American Diabetes Association Applauds Major Funding Increase for Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association applauds Congress and President Obama for enacting an omnibus spending bill that will boost funding for important diabetes research and prevention programs.

November 25, 2015
The American Diabetes Association Awarded $350,000 from Fitbit in Charity Campaign to Get FitForGood
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce it has been awarded $350,000 from Fitbit, the leader in the connected health and fitness market, as a part of the company's charitable platform, FitForGood – a national step challenge that invited the nation to get fit for a good cause.

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