Press Releases

Media Contact: Michelle Kirkwood, Vice President, Strategic Communications and Public Relations,

The most recent press releases from the American Diabetes Association:

April 1, 2019
17 Patient Groups Urge Appeals Court to Uphold Health Care Law
17 patient groups have filed an amicus curai brief today in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case of Texas v. United States.

March 29, 2019
ADA’s William T. Cefalu, MD, to Testify on the Rising Cost of Insulin Before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy & Commerce on Tuesday, April 2
The American Diabetes Association’s Chief Scientific, Medical and Mission Officer, William T. Cefalu, MD, will testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy & Commerce’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee during their “Priced Out of a Lifesaving Drug: The Human Impact of Rising Insulin Prices” hearing on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

March 27, 2019
American Diabetes Association® Issues Critical Updates to the 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes
The American Diabetes Association issues updates to the 2019 SOC focused on new research findings impacting care for cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease in people with diabetes.

March 25, 2019
More than 200 Diabetes Advocates to Knock on Legislators Doors at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, March 28 for the American Diabetes Association’s® Annual Call to Congress
On Thursday, March 28, the American Diabetes Association® (ADA), along with hundreds of people living with diabetes, caregivers, health care providers, and researchers will meet with members of Congress to ask them to make diabetes a national priority.

March 21, 2019
American Diabetes Association® Applauds the House Diabetes Caucus for Introducing the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Act
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) thanks House Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Vice Chairs Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN), Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-CA), and Congressman Mike Kelly (R-PA) for their leadership in introducing the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training Act in the U.S. House of Representatives.

March 18, 2019
Know Diabetes by Heart Expands to Include Quality Improvement Programs to Address Gaps in Type 2 Diabetes Care
This landmark initiative supports health care providers in educating people living with type 2 diabetes within health care systems.

March 15, 2019
American Diabetes Association® Supports Legislation to Expand Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training for Medicare Beneficiaries
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) applauds the re-introduction of the Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Act in the U.S. Senate. The Expanding Access to Diabetes Self-Management Training (DSMT) Act would strengthen access to a program proven to support people living with diabetes.

February 15, 2019
American Diabetes Association® Names Three Awardees for $4.875 Million in 2019 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Grants
The American Diabetes Association announced today it is awarding this year’s prestigious Pathway to Stop Diabetes grants, totaling $4.875 million dollars, to three researchers, with each scientist receiving $1.625 million dollars over a five-year grant term to support breakthroughs in basic science, clinical science, technology, care and potential cures in the field of diabetes.

January 15, 2019
Three ADA Pathway Grant Awardees’ Collaborative Breakthrough: Analysis Describing the Genetic Link Between Beta (β) Cell Function and Type 2 Diabetes Published in Cell Reports
American Diabetes Association (ADA) Pathway to Stop Diabetes® grant recipients Michael L. Stitzel, PhD, of the Jackson Laboratory, Stephen C.J. Parker, PhD, of the University of Michigan, and Praveen Sethupathy, PhD, of Cornell University, recently embarked on a collaborative research initiative empowered by the ADA Pathway to Stop Diabetes program. Bringing together diverse areas of expertise, their collaboration led to today’s report that establishes new detail about the genetic signatures of the cells that produce and release insulin, pancreatic beta (β) cells.

January 9, 2019
House Votes to Defend Health Care Law in Federal Appeals Court
Today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to petition to intervene in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that could determine the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The House will ask to join 17 attorneys general in the appeal of a December District Court ruling that found the entire ACA invalid because Congress eliminated the individual mandate penalty in its 2017 tax reform bill.

January 8, 2019
American Diabetes Association® Welcomes 2019 Principal Officers and New Members to National Board of Directors
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is honored to welcome the 2019 Principal Officers and Board of Directors. The 18-member board is comprised of forward-thinking medical, scientific, education and executive professionals, who will strategically lead and focus efforts to ensure the ADA continues to be synonymous with excellence.

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 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 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.

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