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DAA applauds USPSTF's new draft recommendation for diabetes screening.

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Community Preventive Services Task Force recommends diabetes prevention programs; acknowledges “strong or sufficient” evidence that intervention is effective.

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New study shows people born between 2000-2011 have 40% chance of developing diabetes in their lifetimes.

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DAA News Releases

DAA Press Statement on USPSTF Draft Diabetes Screening Recommendation Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Applauds New U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Draft Diabetes Screening Guideline
October 9, 2014

The Diabetes Advocacy AllianceTM (DAA) applauds the United States Preventive Services Task Force's (USPSTF) new draft recommendation that would encourage health care professionals to screen for diabetes and prediabetes in all adults with risk factors for the disease. The DAA also expresses appreciation for the Task Force's comprehensive and thoughtful review of the evidence that supports the new screening guideline.

Adoption and use of this recommendation, which received a B rating, could help address the diabetes epidemic in America by identifying more of the estimated 86 million adults at risk for diabetes who could then be referred to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs in their communities that have been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Diabetes Prevention Program. The screening guideline could also help identify more of the 8 million adults with undiagnosed diabetes who could receive appropriate treatment and care.

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Continued Epidemic Rise in Diabetes and Prediabetes Shows Need for Immediate Congressional Action
June 19, 2014

In light of startling new data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2014, which show the relentless rise of diabetes and prediabetes in America, the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance(DAA) urges Congress to pass the National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act (H.R. 1074/S 539) this Congressional session.

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Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Announces New Partnership With Department of Health and Human Services to Promote Diabetes Prevention and Treatment
November 19, 2012

Washington DC – The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance (DAA), a coalition of patient advocacy organizations, professional societies, trade associations, nonprofit organizations, and corporations announced today a new strategic partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP). The partnership is designed to help meet the Healthy People 2020 diabetes prevention and treatment milestones.

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Diabetes Coalition Expresses Concern Over Hill Efforts to Weaken Prevention and Public Health Fund
May 8, 2012

WASHINGTON DC – Calling the Prevention and Public Health Fund vital to slowing the diabetes epidemic in the US, the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance (DAA)—a coalition of 19 diabetes-related organizations representing patients, providers, and educators, among others—said today that Congress should keep the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Fund) intact.

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Diabetes Advocacy Alliance Applauds Funding for CDC Program to Prevent Diabetes
February 16, 2012

(WASHINGTON) The Diabetes Advocacy Alliance™ (DAA) today applauded the Department of Health and Human Services for approving $10 million in funding for the CDC's National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), an initiative that provides local communities with lifestyle change programs for preventing type 2 diabetes.

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New Perspectives on Diabetes Screening Recommendation
January 10, 2012

In a press release issued today, the DAA supports arguments for expanded screening criteria for diabetes, made by scholars at The Lewin Group, in a peer-reviewed paper published in the January 2012 issue of Health Affairs.

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DAA Applauds Action of Healthy People 2020
October 31, 2011

In this press release, the DAA applauds the Department of Health and Human Services and its Healthy People 2020 program for including a diabetes control measure as one the 26 Leading Health Indicators for the health of America.

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Diabetes Advocacy Alliance: Broad Coalition Formed to Help Address Growing Health, Economic Threats from Diabetes Epidemic
New Website to serve as resource for policy change

June 15, 2011

(WASHINGTON) As part of its fundamental mission to inform policymakers about the severity of the US diabetes epidemic and offer sound solutions, the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance™ (DAA) today launched www.diabetesadvocacyalliance.org, a Website that will help serve as a resource for diabetes-related news and policy information.

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Capitol Hill Briefing Set For May 10
Diabetes Advocacy Alliance to Raise Awareness of the Costs, Complications, and Potential Solutions to Predicted Diabetes Epidemic

May 03, 2011

(WASHINGTON) By 2025, the number of people with diabetes will swell by 64% to more than 50 million Americans in all, according to projections by the Institute for Alternative Futures. The costs will swamp the health care system, with a price tag of almost $514 billion – an amount comparable to the total budget of today's Medicare program and a 72% increase from 2010.

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Journalists and bloggers that are interested in learning more about the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance™, or are interested in an interview with one of the co-chairs of the DAA, should contact:

Margaret Sciarrino
Diabetes Advocacy Alliance
908-432-7387

margaret@diabetesadvocacyalliance.com