Headlines & Features
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation’s Together on Diabetes™ initiative marked World Diabetes Day by announcing $1.8 million in new grants focused on the link between diabetes, depression and distress and issued its third annual report. To date, over $53 million has been committed to 25 grantees working in 60 heavily affected communities across the United States.
Read the press release.
In this BBC article, titled “Diabetes: Asia’s ‘silent killer‘”, Professor Juliana Chan of the Chinese University of Hong Kong talks about the challenge of tackling the diabetes epidemic in China.
A distinguished researcher and diabetes expert, Professor Chan used a grant from Peers for Progress to evaluate the impact of a peer support intervention (PEARL) on patients with diabetes in Hong Kong. In this project, not only did peer support lead to improvements in clinical indicators and quality of life, but the intervention also normalized hospitalization rates for patients experiencing high diabetes-related distress.
November is American Diabetes Month in the United States and November 14th is World Diabetes Day, making it the perfect time to promote diabetes peer support programs and conduct community outreach.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) launched a socially focused initiative for American Diabetes Month called A Day in the Life of Diabetes, to demonstrate the impact diabetes has on our families and communities across the country.
Visit the American Diabetes Association’s campaign website
Visit the National Diabetes Education Program resources for American Diabetes Month
Join the Stop Diabetes campaign