Press Releases

The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:

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.

November 24, 2015
Versatile Role of Insulin Highlighted in Special Issue of Diabetes Care
Insulin therapy, the cornerstone of diabetes treatment for more than 90 years, has undergone substantial changes since it was first introduced, especially over the past two decades.

November 14, 2015
The American Diabetes Association Encourages People to Focus on Healthy Living for World Diabetes Day
During American Diabetes Month® this November, the American Diabetes Association joins the International Diabetes Federation to raise awareness of diabetes on Nov. 14 – World Diabetes Day.

November 13, 2015
The American Diabetes Association Kicks Off the 6th Annual I Decide to Stop Diabetes Campaign to Reduce the Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in Communities of Color
During American Diabetes Month®, the American Diabetes Association®, is continuing its efforts to reduce health disparities and Stop Diabetes® through the power of community in minority groups through the annual I Decide to Stop Diabetes (ID Day) campaign.

November 12, 2015
Eat Well, America!℠ This Holiday Season with Delicious Recipes from Diabetes Forecast
Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, has released its Holiday Food Issue, which features delicious harvest-time recipes for the season.

November 2, 2015
The American Diabetes Association Launches Eat Well, America!℠ Campaign during American Diabetes Month®
To promote healthy habits and wellness that will last throughout the year the American Diabetes Association launches the theme of this year’s American Diabetes Month®, Eat Well, America!℠.

October 26, 2015
The American Diabetes Association Disappointed in Scope of New Screening Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes And Pleased with Expansion of Lifestyle Interventions
The American Diabetes Association (Association) thanks the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for releasing a final recommendation for Screening for Abnormal Blood Glucose and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus that improves upon the previous guidelines released in 2008.

October 19, 2015
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.

September 29, 2015
American Diabetes Association and JDRF Report on Symposium that Examined Links Between Diabetes and Intestinal Microbes
The American Diabetes Association (Association) and JDRF announced today publication of a report in Diabetes that paves the way for a better understanding of the microbiome and diabetes.

  • Last Reviewed: November 18, 2013
  • Last Edited: December 17, 2014