Diabetes Research

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"Access: Diabetes Research," produced in cooperation with patientINFORM, presents summaries of late-breaking research published in respected medical journals on diabetes and related conditions.

In each category below you can find digests that explain the importance of recent research studies. The digests contain links to the original research paper and to resources that you can consult about various health problems.

These digests are intended to help you understand the latest research, but should not be used to make changes in your treatment or self-care. The information provided is not a substitute for advice from your own doctor or other health care providers. If you have questions about this material, please contact your doctor.

Most recently published digests
June 1, 2011
Low Vitamin D Levels and Diabetic Eye Disease in Kids and Teens
Low vitamin D levels seem to be connected to problems with the blood vessels in the eyes in kids and teens with type 1 diabetes. More studies are needed to find out if low vitamin D levels are the cause of the damage to the blood vessels.

June 1, 2011
Gastric Bypass Surgery Can Affect Metformin Treatment
Gastric bypass surgery seems to increase the body’s ability to absorb metformin. This means that patients taking metformin—and similar drugs—may need a change in their dosage if they have gastric bypass surgery.

The structured summary format used by patientINFORM was developed by the Annals of Internal Medicine, which regularly includes patient summaries of research articles.

October 12, 2011

Nation’s Top Patient Advocacy Groups Urge United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions to Support Investment in Health Prevention

Alexandria, VA – Today, leaders from the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Diabetes Association and American Heart Association will testify on the need for a health care system that better incorporates, coordinates and values quality and prevention.

October 3, 2011

Nearly 26 Million Americans on Your Holiday Shopping List?

Alexandria, VA – This holiday season, make your money go further and support a great cause: stopping diabetes.
October 3, 2011

This American Diabetes Month®, Raise Your Hand to Stop Diabetes®

Alexandria , VA – During American Diabetes Month this November, the American Diabetes Association will be communicating the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of diabetes prevention and control by paying tribute those who have raised their hand and work to Stop Diabetes® every day.

September 28, 2011

As Autumn Approaches, Fall into Healthy Living

Alexandria, VA – As summer closes and autumn is approaching, Diabetes Forecast, the consumer magazine of the American Diabetes Association, has everything you need to fall back into healthy living.

September 28, 2011

American Diabetes Association Announces Third Annual John Pipe Voices For Change Award Winners

Alexandria, VA – Several leading Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees will be presented with the American Diabetes Association’s John Pipe Voices For Change Award.
September 23, 2011

Years of Life Without Diabetes Decreasing

Alexandria, VA – Americans are living longer, but fewer of those years are spent in good health for those who are obese because they are developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study being published in the October issue of Diabetes Care.
September 23, 2011

Statement From the American Diabetes Association

Alexandria, VA – The American Diabetes Association announced earlier today that a former Association employee pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in Federal Court in Alexandria, VA.

September 21, 2011

American Diabetes Association Applauds Funding of the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Alexandria, VA – The American Diabetes Association applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee for leading the way in the fight to Stop Diabetes by investing $10 million in the National Diabetes Prevention Program in its FY 2012 Labor, Health, and Human Services (LHHS) Appropriations bill.

September 19, 2011

American Diabetes Association Applauds Introduction of H.R. 2954

Alexandria, VA – The American Diabetes Association applauds the Congressional Tri-Caucus for the introduction of H.R. 2954, the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2011.
September 15, 2011

American Diabetes Association to Speak About the Importance of the National Institutes of Health in the Fight to Stop Diabetes®

Alexandria, VA – The American Diabetes Association will participate in a Congressional briefing to highlight the central role that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) plays in spurring innovative new ways to address and ultimately stop the nation’s growing diabetes epidemic.
September 14, 2011

Medicaid Vital to Protecting Health for Millions of Americans

Washington, DC – Many Americans battle such medical conditions as cancer, diabetes, chronic lung disease, heart disease, and stroke, but those individuals who rely on Medicaid for their drugs and treatment will face extraordinary health challenges if Congress cuts funding for that program.

September 8, 2011

Major Health and Consumer Groups to Spotlight Vital Importance of Medicaid to Protect the Health of Millions of Americans

Alexandria, VA – The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Diabetes Association, the American Lung Association, and Families USA will hold a news conference at September 14, 2011 to spotlight a particularly vulnerable group of Americans whose essential health is threatened by potential Medicaid cuts.

August 31, 2011

Co-workers, Families and Friends 'Step Out' to Stop Diabetes

Alexandria, VA – This year, thousands of people in communities across the country will Join the Millions in the fight to Stop Diabetes® by participating in the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event.

August 29, 2011
Is a Cure in Sight?

Alexandria, VA – In 1923, the New York Times proclaimed, with the discovery of insulin, that diabetes had been cured.

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