Press Releases

The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:

April 15, 2015
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Final Passage of the District of Columbia’s Law 20-192, Commission on Health Disparities Establishment Act of 2014
The American Diabetes Association applauds the passage of the District of Columbia’s Law 20-192, Commission on Health Disparities Establishment Act of 2014. This bill, signed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Muriel Bowser on November 21, 2014, officially became law on March 10, 2015, following a Congressional review. The law was then published on April 3, 2015.

April 13, 2015
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week
The American Diabetes Association honors our volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week (NVAW), April 12-18, 2015. As the Association celebrates its 75th anniversary, this is an excellent opportunity to recognize volunteers who are seeking out imaginative ways to engage in their communities to help Stop Diabetes®.

April 8, 2015
American Diabetes Association Applauds the Signing of Arkansas House Bill 1395
The American Diabetes Association (Association) is thrilled to announce the passage of Arkansas House Bill 1395, the latest victory in the Association’s ongoing fight to keep children with diabetes medically safe at school. This bill, signed in to law last Thursday by Governor Asa Hutchinson, will allow school staff to volunteer to be trained to provide basic diabetes care, including administering insulin and strengthen the tenet that allows children, if they are capable to do so, to self- manage their diabetes while at school.

March 24, 2015
Are You at Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?
Today marks the annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day®, a “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. During its 75th anniversary, the Association continues its focus on ensuring that the public is aware of their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The campaign will run through April 21.

March 16, 2015
Insulin Pumps Need Greater Safety Review: American Diabetes Association Issues Joint Statement with European Association for the Study of Diabetes
Not enough is known about the safety and efficacy of insulin pumps, and a comprehensive safety overhaul – including greater access to data from pump manufacturers and public funding of research on the use of insulin pumps – is needed to allow health care teams to educate and support those using the devices, according to a joint statement by the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes.

March 11, 2015
Hundreds of Diabetes Advocates Arrive on Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Stop Diabetes®
Nearly 200 Diabetes Advocates from the American Diabetes Association will meet with their Members of Congress this week as part of the Association’s premier national advocacy effort, Call to Congress. Held March 11 – 13, 2015 in Washington, DC, advocates will urge policymakers to support federal funding for diabetes research and prevention programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); advocates will also ask Congress for a multi-year reauthorization of the Special Diabetes Program.

March 9, 2015
The Latest Tools for Living Well with Diabetes
Diabetes Forecast, the Healthy Living Magazine from the American Diabetes Association, has released its annual Consumer Guide with the March/April 2015 issue.

March 4, 2015
American Diabetes Association Releases First “Research Year in Review” and Pathway to Stop Diabetes 2014 Annual Summary Report
The American Diabetes Association invested nearly $30 million in diabetes research through four major grant programs last year according to the Association’s first annual report highlighting diabetes research efforts released today.

February 19, 2015
American Diabetes Association Names Kevin L. Hagan Next CEO
The American Diabetes Association today named Kevin L. Hagan, a proven, nationally-recognized leader, as its next chief executive to reinvigorate the national fight to end the diabetes epidemic in America.

February 19, 2015
La Asociación Americana de la Diabetes nombra a Kevin L. Hagan como su próximo CEO
Hoy, la Asociación Americana de la Diabetes ha nombrado a Kevin L. Hagan, un líder con trayectoria y reconocido a nivel nacional, como su próximo director ejecutivo en un intento de revitalizar la lucha nacional que permita poner fin a la epidemia de diabetes en los Estados Unidos. Hagan se unirá a la Asociación en un momento en que la incidencia y los costos de la diabetes se encuentran en su punto más elevado. Estimaciones recientes indican que 1 de cada 3 estadounidenses adultos tendrán diabetes en 2050. Hagan fue elegido de forma unánime por la Junta Directiva de la Asociación.

February 11, 2015
Alpha Gamma Delta Joins the American Diabetes Association in the Movement to Stop Diabetes®
The American Diabetes Association is excited to announce its new relationship with Alpha Gamma Delta, an international women’s fraternity founded in 1904, in order to help educate and raise awareness of diabetes through their collegiate and alumnae membership.

February 3, 2015
Lilly Diabetes Donates $92,000 in Camp Scholarships to the American Diabetes Association
Today Lilly Diabetes announced its support of the American Diabetes Association (Association) summer camp program by donating $92,000 for camp scholarships – $1,000 for each year Lilly has helped those living with diabetes since introducing the world's first commercial insulin in 1923. The program’s goal is to help children with diabetes learn to independently manage their disease while they enjoy traditional camp activities.

February 3, 2015
American Diabetes Association Announces Call for Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Award Nominations
With nearly 30 million adults and children in the U.S. living with diabetes, and another 86 million living with prediabetes, diabetes is a physical and financial burden for the health of the nation. To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions and end this deadly epidemic, the American Diabetes Association’s bold initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, will fund 100 new diabetes researchers over the next decade. Today, the Association announced the 2015 call for nominations.

February 2, 2015
American Diabetes Association Celebrates Black History Month and Commitment to Reducing Health Disparities
During Black History Month, the American Diabetes Association is raising awareness about the seriousness of type 2 diabetes among the African American community.

January 27, 2015
The American Diabetes Association Announces Successful 2014 Tour de Cure® Results That Will Help Stop Diabetes®
Today, the American Diabetes Association announced the results from a successful Tour de Cure® in 2014. The cycling event had more than 61,000 cyclists participating in 86 cities throughout the country, raising a total of $27 million to help fight diabetes.

January 6, 2015
American Diabetes Association Announces Recipients of Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Awards
To accelerate the research needed to discover solutions to diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s bold initiative, Pathway to Stop Diabetes, will fund 100 new diabetes researchers over the next decade. Today, the Association announced the second group of Pathway scientists who will receive grant support to focus on transformational research approaches to Stop Diabetes®.

January 5, 2015
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 2015.

December 30, 2014
A Health Home Run: Baseball’s Dmitri Young Gets Another Turn at Life
Former professional baseball player Dmitri Young's stunning transformation started with taking control of his type 2 diabetes. Young’s story makes the perfect centerpiece for the January/February 2015 issue of Diabetes Forecast®, the Healthy Living Magazine of the American Diabetes Association, which is packed with tips for improving your health in the new year.

December 23, 2014
New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease
The American Diabetes Association is recommending a less stringent diastolic blood pressure target for people with diabetes and that all people with diabetes take either moderate or high doses of statins, in keeping with recent changes to guidelines for cardiovascular risk management enacted by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA). These recommendations are reflected in the most recent changes to the Association’s annual revised Standards of Medical Care, being published in a special supplement to the January issue of Diabetes Care.

December 23, 2014
American Diabetes Association Releases Position Statement on New BMI Screening Cut Points for Diabetes in Asian Americans
The American Diabetes Association is lowering the Body Mass Index (BMI) cut point at which it recommends screening Asian Americans for type 2 diabetes, aligning its guidelines with evidence that many Asian Americans develop the disease at lower BMI levels than the population at large, according to a position statement being published in the January issue of Diabetes Care.

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