SOURCE: American Diabetes Association

American Diabetes Association

February 20, 2013 11:39 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: New Study: Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) -  The American Diabetes Association (Association), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), co-chairs of the Senate Diabetes Caucus will hold a joint press conference on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. to release a new study that examines the economic cost of diagnosed diabetes in the U.S. The study, commissioned by the Association, was last collected in 2007 and released in 2008. The updated results will address the increased financial burden, health resources used and lost productivity associated with diabetes in 2012.

SPEAKERS:

Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)
Co-Chair, Senate Diabetes Caucus

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) (invited)
Co-Chair, Senate Diabetes Caucus

John E. Anderson, MD
President, Medicine & Science, American Diabetes Association

Robert E. Ratner, MD, FACP, FACE
Chief Scientific & Medical Officer, American Diabetes Association

Ann Albright, PhD, RD
Director, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Judith E. Fradkin, MD
Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health

WHEN:
March 6, 2013 -- 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Capitol Hill, Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485, Washington, DC

About The American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org.

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