SOURCE: American Diabetes Association

June 09, 2008 14:00 ET

David G. Marrero, PhD, Receives American Diabetes Association's Distinguished Education Award

Marrero Presented With Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - The American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation's leading voluntary health organization in the fight against diabetes, announced today that David G. Marrero, PhD, received the Association's prestigious Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award at the organization's 68th Scientific Sessions, which run through June 10, 2008.

The Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award is presented to an individual who demonstrates significant contributions to the understanding of diabetes education, spent many years of effort in the field, and has benefited recipients of education.

"On behalf of the American Diabetes Association, we are delighted to present this prestigious award to Dr. Marrero," said John Buse, MD, PhD, President, Medicine & Science, of the American Diabetes Association. "His work has helped move scientific advances obtained in clinical trials into the public health sector."

Dr. Marrero is the J.O. Ritchey Professor of Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Diabetes Translational Research Center. Dr. Marrero helped design the Diabetes Prevention Program and the Translating Research Into Action for Diabetes (TRIAD) study, which evaluated strategies to improve diabetes care in managed settings. His research interests include strategies for promoting diabetes prevention, care settings, improving diabetes care practices used by primary care providers, and the use of technology to facilitate care and education. Dr. Marrero served as Associate Editor for ADA's Diabetes Care for five years. He is currently associate editor for ADA's Diabetes Forecast.

More than 13,000 top scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world shared cutting-edge research, treatment recommendations and advances toward a cure for diabetes at the Association's 68th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, CA.

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body's ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood sugar to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. Nearly 21 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. An additional 54 million have pre-diabetes. Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death by disease in the United States and it has no cure.

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's premier voluntary health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy. The Association's mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Founded in 1940, the Association provides services to hundreds of communities across the country. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.

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