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Documentary Health Cover-up

Documentary Health Cover-up

Andersen begins his film by discussing how his family medical history got him interested in the topic. Like a lot of Americans, I have a family history of diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, so it was important to me to learn more, Andersen, who co-directed What the Health with Keegan Kuhn, said in a press statement. Andersen proceeds to detail the health hazards of some of the favorite foods in the United States, citing numerous studies along the way. He says meat, in particular processed meats, is a major cause of cancer and cardiovascular disease. This includes all meat products from beef to chicken to turkey to even fish. Chicken, he points out, is the top producer of cholesterol in Americans diets. Andersen, who also made the film Cowspiracy , then goes after the dairy industry. He says the health risks of products such as milk, cheese, and eggs have been underplayed. He states that eggs are pure fat and cholesterol. Andersen then checks the websites of some of the countrys major organizations. He says the American Cancer Society has no warning about meat on its site and even has suggested recipes that include processed meat. Andersen also finds recipes for meat dishes on the American Diabetes Association website. There are also heart healthy recipes for beef dishes on the American Heart Association website. Andersen also notes the Susan G. Komen foundation has no warning about dairy products on its site even though he quotes research linking dairy products to breast cancer. Andersen calls each of the organizations for an explanation but does not get answers. He finally lines up an interview with an official at the American Diabetes Association. That interview ends with the official walking out of the room. After feeling stonewalled, Andersen goes online and look Continue reading >>

Banting Circle Supporters

Banting Circle Supporters

Eli Lilly is a national sponsor of the Tour de Cure and Drive To Stop Diabetes and Living with Type 2 Diabetes programs. The company supports the American Diabetes Association's Wisdom Kits given to families of children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. They also provide annual financial support to families needing economic assistance to attend Camp programs. Lilly sponsors the Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Scientific Achievement awards presented at the Association's Scientific Sessions, the largest diabetes meeting in the world. Lilly is also a sponsor of a research project, American Diabetes Association and Lilly Clinical Research Award: Diabetes Care in Older Adults. Through the Eli Lilly & Company Foundation, the company is a founding sponsor of Pathway To Stop Diabetes, a research program designed to find the next generation of diabetes researchers. Janssen Pharmaceuticals is inspiring millions of people to take control of their type 2 diabetes and imagine loving their numbers through their national I Can Imagine campaign. Through this campaign, Janssen Pharmaceuticals is supporting the American Diabetes Association's education, research, awareness, and advocacy initiatives. Additionally, Janssen Pharmaceuticals and the Association have collaborated with the Washington Redskins on the health and wellness initiative "Teaming Up to Take On Diabetes." Janssen Pharmaceuticals is also a Patron Sponsor of the Scientific Sessions, the world's largest meeting on diabetes, supporting two awards presented at the meeting including the Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes, and the Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award In Diabetes. Merck is collaborating with the Association on America's Diabetes Challenge, a national Continue reading >>

National Sponsors: American Diabetes Association

National Sponsors: American Diabetes Association

As part of their efforts to encourage people to choose healthy foods and include yogurt as part of a nutritious meal plan, The Dannon Company, Inc. and its Light & Fit yogurta proud supporter in the fight to help Stop Diabetesis helping the Association to promote the importance of healthy lifestyle choices in preventing and managing diabetes by providing a variety of delicious recipes as well as tips and tools for healthier eating. Since 2011, Hotels.com, a leading online accommodation booking website, has been a proud supporter of the American Diabetes Association through the Fairway to Wellness Charity Golf Tournament. This year, Hotels.com has signed on as a national sponsor, donating 5% of all bookings completed through a dedicated link to the Association. A leader when it comes to supporting life-saving research, raising awareness about diabetes, and celebrating a healthy lifestyle, Hotels.com this year is also serving as an Official Presenting Sponsor of the 5k Walk/Run of the Dallas/Fort Worth Tour de Cure. John Hancock Life Insurance is a proud sponsor of the American Diabetes Association and the In It Together campaign. In It Together celebrates successes in daily life, raises awareness about the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle and educates people about the challenges and complications of type 2 diabetes. The Association and John Hancock and its wellness-based life insurance program, John Hancock Vitality, are working together to inspire and encourage people living with diabetes and those impacted by the disease by providing specialized resources that support healthy living and financial wellness. Learn more about John Hancock Vitality . Website: www.JohnHancockInsurance.com/ADA As a resource for foot care products suitable for people with diabetes, G Continue reading >>

Our Corporate Supporters

Our Corporate Supporters

More than ever before, companies are joining forces with the American Diabetes Association to confront diabetes, fight it, and ultimately, help us stop this disease that affects 30.3 million Americans and another 84.1 million at risk. We thank the following corporate supporters for their valuable support, and we urge other companies to Join the Millions and help us in our fight to Stop Diabetes . The Banting Circle Elite is the American Diabetes Association's highest level of recognition for companies that develop medicines and devices to help individuals living with diabetes.Itis named for Sir Frederick Grant Banting, a Canadian medical scientist, doctor, Nobel Laureate, and co-discoverer of insulin. The annual total support for companies reaching the Banting Circle Elite level is at least $1,000,000. This includes sponsorship, educational grants, advertising in Association publications and exhibiting at the Annual Scientific Sessions and/or the Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course. Companies whose support total is at least $500,000 are recognized at the Banting Circle level. Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Ties To Big Pharma

American Diabetes Association Ties To Big Pharma

American Diabetes Association ties to Big Pharma Submitted by Dana on Fri, 2010-06-25 19:29 Those of us in the low carb community have long shaken our heads, wondering why, oh why, the American Diabetes Association still insists that the best diet for people with severely impaired carbohydrate metabolisms is a low fat diet loaded with starch -- aka "lots of sugar holding hands." The research and clinical experience of doctors like Dr. Richard Bernstein and Dr. Mary Vernon seems to affect them not at all. Nor do years of positive clinical research, or the stories of millions of diabetics who have controlled their blood sugar through low carbohydrate diets. They also seem oblivious to the fact that before hypoglycemic medication was invented, low carbohydrate diets were commonly recommended for diabetics: Dr. John Rollo, Surgeon General in the Royal Artillery of the British Army being credited as the first modern doctor to recommend such a diet for treatment of the disease. This text, Diabetes Mellitus and Its Treatment , by R.T. Williamson MD, was published in 1898, and includes this statement:Ever since Rollo published his book on diabetes in 1797, and pointed out the value of restriction of the carbohydrates in the food, it has been acknowledged that of all forms and methods of treatment this dietetic one is the most important. Yet the ADA continues to recommend a diet of the very foods that destabilize blood sugar , instructing diabetics to "cover" those "healthy" carbs with higher and higher doses of medication -- this, despite it being generally recognized that tight blood sugar control is the most important preventive of diabetic complications. Why? Take a look at this: a list of the ADA's top corporate sponsors. See the "Banting level" sponsors, the biggest bankr Continue reading >>

Nutrition Activists Go After American Diabetes Association, Cdc And Everyone Else

Nutrition Activists Go After American Diabetes Association, Cdc And Everyone Else

Nutrition Activists Go After American Diabetes Association, CDC And Everyone Else Is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the take from Big Soda? Dr. Tom Frieden will be surprised to hear that their $7 billion budget is moved by a tiny marketing sponsorship at some events. As would the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association,Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), and we here at the American Council on Science and Health. But that is the inference made by a'follow the money' conspiracy correlation brought about by the American Journal of Preventive Medicine . All of those groups are advocates for public health and all, including some 90 others, received occasional funding from a large soda company in the past. And they are implicated in the American obesity epidemic. It's obviously a good time to jump on soda companies. Coca-Cola funded a perfectly sensible group at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (who noted accurately for decades prior that if you burn as many calories as you take in you won't gain weight) and not only apologized for it, they have basically apologized for being in the soda business at all. The researchers returned the money even though they had said nothing different for decades. Then we got another conspiracy story in JAMA , this time alleging that one paper in the 1960s somehowabsolved sugar of any health guilt and pointed the finger at fat, whichswayed both policy makers and the public- and the scientists behind it got agrant for a measly $6,500.(1) Running a non-profit is very difficult. Everyone is competing for a finite pool of money and it would be great if there were enough foundations to support us all, but there just aren't. Most of our donors are individuals but we will surely take a c Continue reading >>

Wellcare Sponsors The American Diabetes Association's 2017 Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes In Tampa Bay

Wellcare Sponsors The American Diabetes Association's 2017 Step Out: Walk To Stop Diabetes In Tampa Bay

WellCare Sponsors the American Diabetes Association's 2017 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in Tampa Bay Company Encourages All Americans to Learn Their Risk for Developing Diabetes on March 28 TAMPA, Fla., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG ) and the WellCare Community Foundation announced a donation of $35,000 to the American Diabetes Association's Southwest Florida chapter to serve as the presenting sponsor of Tampa Bay's 2017 Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes. This is the fourth year WellCare will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Association's largest annual fundraiser and community event in the Tampa Bay area. WellCare Community Foundation Logo (PRNewsFoto/WellCare Health Plans, Inc.) (PRNewsFoto/WellCare Health Plans, Inc.) According to the Association, diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans, and as many as 86 million Americans have prediabetes, meaning they are at risk for developing the disease. In fact, nine out of 10 Americans most at risk for Type 2 diabetes don't know it. For that reason, March 28 has been designated American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day, "wake-up call" to urge people to take a one-minute test , which asks simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risks, to assess risk for developing the disease. Today, more than half of physicians do not screen for prediabetes, and even fewer physicians refer those at risk to prevention programs. It's crucial for people to know their diabetes risk, so it can be reversed by adopting healthy food choices, weight loss, exercise and other lifestyle changes or medication. "Every 23 seconds another American is diagnosed with diabetes, a public health crisis that is reaching epidemic proportions and disproportionately imp Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Confirms Its Corporate Funding Guidelines

American Diabetes Association Confirms Its Corporate Funding Guidelines

American Diabetes Association Confirms Its Corporate Funding Guidelines The American Diabetes Association leads the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and provides objective, credible information about the disease. We never allow corporations to place restrictions or conditions on their funding to influence the research we support or the policy positions for which we advocate. Four years ago, the Association received two unrestricted grants from Coca-Cola to support locally based community education and outreach projects. These grants represent 0.0547 percent of the Association's 2012 budget: $100,000 for Live Empowered, a diabetes awareness and prevention initiative to reach African American children and adults in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, Northern New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.; and $25,000 for Diabetes Education and Outreach to the Latino Community, to provide diabetes education to children and adults in the greater Los Angeles area, including presence at a Latino Health Fair. It is also worth noting, the Association has championed public policy initiatives that tackle the issue of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB). Among many other initiatives, we have supported state and local taxes on SSBs and state legislation that would require warning labels on SSBs. Similarly, at the federal level, we have supported food labeling and other initiatives to reduce the intake of sugar. The American Diabetes Association has and will continue to lead the nation's fight against diabetes through our advocacy efforts supporting legislation at all levelsfederal, state and localto help reduce the incidence of diabetes. Nearly half of American adults have diabetes or prediabetes; more than 30 million adults and children have diabetes; and Continue reading >>

Sponsors: Stop Diabetes American Diabetes Association

Sponsors: Stop Diabetes American Diabetes Association

Sign up for email alerts on how you can help stop diabetes. Catherines, a chain of more than 420 specialty fashion stores for plus sized women, is a proud supporter of the Stop Diabetes movement. Together, we work to educate and improve Americans' healthy lifestyle choices by providing information to the associates and customer base about how to effectively prevent and manage diabetes. During November through December 25, Catherines donates $5.00 for the sale of each specialty designed "Generosity Tee" to the American Diabetes Association. To date, Catherines has raised more than $750,000! To learn, more visit catherines.lanebryant.com . Colgate Total supports the American Diabetes Association and their efforts to Stop Diabetes by educating consumers and health care professionals about the important role that oral care plays as it relates to the management of diabetes and living an overall healthy lifestyle. They accomplish this through a variety of ways, including support of the Association's Oral Health & Hygiene section on diabetes.org and participating in events such as American Diabetes Association EXPO and Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes in communities throughout the country. To learn more, visit colgate.com/diabetes . As part of their efforts to encourage people to choose healthy foods and include yogurt as part of a nutritious meal plan, The Dannon Company, Inc. and its Light & Fit yogurta proud supporter in the fight to help Stop Diabetesis helping the Association to promote the importance of healthy lifestyle choices in preventing and managing diabetes by providing a variety of delicious recipes as well as tips and tools for healthier eating. Eli Lilly is a national sponsor of Tour de Cure. The company supports the American Diabetes Association's Wisdom Kits Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Receives Millions Each Year From Junk Food Companies, Candy Manufacturers And Pharmaceutical Firms

American Diabetes Association Receives Millions Each Year From Junk Food Companies, Candy Manufacturers And Pharmaceutical Firms

American Diabetes Association receives millions each year from junk food companies, candy manufacturers and pharmaceutical firms Monday, November 27, 2006 by: Jessica Fraser (NewsTarget) The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recently rewrote its guidelines on accepting corporate sponsorships from companies that sell unhealthy foods in an effort to appear unbiased, but critics say the charity group's willingness to take money from junk food companies and pharmaceutical firms has already tainted its image. The ADA, which relies mainly on donations to fund its efforts, accepted more than $23 million dollars from food manufacturers and drug companies in 2005. The charity would often license its logo to food companies for use on diet or low-sugar products in exchange for sponsorship money. However, critics oppose the ADA's sponsorship deals with companies that manufacture "ADA approved" diet and sugar-free products, but also make high-sugar, high-fat products that promote obesity. The ADA's recent deals with companies such as Cadbury-Schweppes -- which makes Diet Rite sodas and Snapple unsweetened teas, as well as high-sugar Dr Pepper and Cadbury Creme Eggs -- have garnered criticism. "Maybe the American Diabetes Association should rename itself the American Junk Food Association," said Gary Ruskin, director of consumer advocacy group Commercial Alert. The ADA says its new 54-page corporate sponsorship guidelines are designed to safeguard its image as an unbiased health agency. The new rules on accepting donations include only accepting contributions of $500,000 or more, and only accepting money from companies that do not manufacture products or offer services that could damage the ADA's reputation. The new guidelines do not allow the ADA to renew sponsorship deals with s Continue reading >>

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

The American Diabetes Association gratefully recognizes the Pathway to Stop Diabetes corporate sponsors, who cumulatively have contributed more than $47 million to this initiative. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global health care company with 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone therapy. For more information, visit novonordisk-us.com or follow US activities on Twitter at @novonordiskus . Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients' needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, rare diseases, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Sanofi strives to help people manage the complex challenge of diabetes by delivering innovative, integrated and personalized solutions. Driven by valuable insights that come from listening to and engaging with people living with diabetes, the Company is forming partnerships to offer diagnostics, therapies, services, and devices including innovative blood glucose monitoring systems. Sanofi markets both injectable and oral medications for people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. For more information, visit: www.sanofi.com . Dedicated to addressing the global burden of diabetes by advancing individualized patient care, AstraZeneca is working to develop and commercialize a versatile portfolio of innovative treatment options for diabetes and related metabolic disorders that aim to provide treatment effects beyond glucose control. Find out more about AstraZeneca's commitment to meeting the needs of health car Continue reading >>

In Diabetes Fight, Raising Cash And Keeping Trust

In Diabetes Fight, Raising Cash And Keeping Trust

Health |In Diabetes Fight, Raising Cash and Keeping Trust At the 66th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association, held in June in Washington, drug company ads abounded. Credit Jamie Rose for The New York Times SnackWells Sugar-Free Lemon Creme cookies have nearly as many calories as some sugar-rich cookies. Yet until recently the box featured an American Diabetes Association logo, advertising the cookie as a proud sponsor of the charitys efforts on behalf of the nations 21 million diabetics. Foods like the Sugar-Freedom Eskimo Pie and Frosted Shredded Wheat have also sported the American Diabetes Association logo over the years. The companies paid the A.D.A. to be associated with a respected voice for healthful eating. The association wanted the money to finance its uphill battle against a widening epidemic of Type 2 diabetes, which is associated with obesity . But in the last year the A.D.A. began rethinking how it raises money from companies, especially from those whose primary business is selling foods and beverages that are high in calories, even if they have created some sugar-free items. The group has allowed some food company deals to expire and has turned down millions of dollars in new sponsorships. Many public health charities, from the American Heart Association to the Lupus Foundation of America, raise money from businesses. But for the A.D.A., and some other charities, the effort has increasingly become an exercise in balancing the need to raise money with core matters of conscience. We tightened things up, Dr. Richard Kahn, a top A.D.A. executive, said of the associations new guidelines for corporate fund-raising, because we were beginning to be bombarded by all kinds of food companies selling all kinds of products with requests to be a prou Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Recognizes U.s. Companies And Organizations As New Health Champions

American Diabetes Association Recognizes U.s. Companies And Organizations As New Health Champions

American Diabetes Association Recognizes U.S. Companies and Organizations as New Health Champions The Association's Wellness Lives Here Initiative Encourages Wellness in the Workplace The American Diabetes Association (Association) today announced 31 new companies as Health Champions as part of its Wellness Lives Here initiative. This brings the total number of Health Champions nationwide to 191 companies and organizations in 455 locations. Health Champions are entities that have implemented wellness programs in the workplace and are committed to improving employee health. The Wellness Lives Here initiative focuses on employee and community wellness by working with organizations to inspire and fuel healthful habits at work and beyond. The new Health Champion designees ranging from health systems and manufacturers to a state university and public transit authority have implemented cultures of wellness in their workplaces that provide healthier food choices, promote group participation in physical activities, and encourage healthy habits. "For many Americans, the majority of our days are spent working sedentary jobs, so it's more important than ever for our workplaces to encourage healthful habits," said Alicia McAuliffe-Fogarty, PhD, CPsychol, vice president of lifestyle management for the American Diabetes Association. "Our Wellness Lives Here initiative is designed to provide employers across the country with a roadmap for promoting heathy habits, and we are pleased to see so many employers working to earn a Health Champion Designation." The criteria for becoming a Health Champion include the promotion of nutrition and weight management, physical activity and organizational well-being. The Association promotes Wellness Lives Here year-round with health activation days Continue reading >>

Subway Supports The American Diabetes Association In More Ways Than One. Starting With Soda.

Subway Supports The American Diabetes Association In More Ways Than One. Starting With Soda.

Subway supports the American Diabetes Association in more ways than one. Starting with Soda. I went to Subway for lunch yesterday. When I checked out I was offered the chance to get a second sub for free, if I made a donation to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) AND bought a 30-ounce soda. In other words, contribute to fight diabetes while drinking about 20 teaspoons of sugar! The irony of this pledge is better left to Jon Stewart . Or John Oliver (if you havent seen his bit on sugar , you should). Its almost unbelievable that the ADA endorses this campaign at all, but it does . Subways Stop Diabetes Hands campaign is in its fifth year and has raised over $1.4 million dollars. On its own website , the ADA calls out soda as a leading cause of type II diabetes: The American Diabetes Association recommends that people should avoid intake of sugar-sweetened beverages to help prevent diabetes. Sugar-sweetened beverages include beverages likeregular soda[which] will raise blood glucose and can provide several hundred calories in just one serving! Amazingly, Subway is not the first diabetes foundation to tie corporate sponsorship to soda. In 2011, a KFC in Utah did the same thing for the Juveniles Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) (see KFC Shows They Dont Give a Cluck About Juvenile Diabetes ). In fairness to JDRF, the affiliation was limited to one store and not a national campaign, though the organizations response to a national outcry over connecting a juvenile diabetes foundation with drinking soda was alarmingly weak. I understand the profit margin that soda promises fast-food restaurants and why Subways business team came up with this campaign. But tying charitable giving to one of the most notorious causes of the very disease you are trying to support isjustwro Continue reading >>

Sponsorpitch - American Diabetes Association

Sponsorpitch - American Diabetes Association

SponsorPitch ExplainerfromSP supportonVimeo. Casey's General Store viewed 17 seconds ago The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a United States-based association working to fight the consequences of diabetes and to help those affected by diabetes. read more If you currently work at this organization, click the Do you work here? button to request editing privileges. This SponsorPitch page is about American Diabetes Association and contains information about this organization's sponsorship activity, sponsorship decision makers and sponsorship preferences. This page is not endorsed by or affiliated with American Diabetes Association, though it may be actively managed and updated by company representatives. If you currently work at this organization, click the Manage Sponsor button to request management privileges. All trademarks, service marks and copyrights are property of their respective owners. Continue reading >>

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