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AMA, CDC to Announce Urgent National Initiative to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Two of the country’s leading voices in health care will launch major effort aimed at reducing the incidence of one of nation’s most debilitating chronic diseases

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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Contact: CDC Media Relations

Kelly Jakubek, AMA
(312) 464-4443

Centers for Disease Control and prevention and American Mediacl Association

Chicago – With more than 86 million Americans living with prediabetes and nearly 90 percent of them unaware of it, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are set to make a major announcement this week about their new joint effort aimed at preventing type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is one of our nation’s leading causes of suffering and death—with one out of three people at risk of developing the disease in their lifetime.

In addition to information for the public, the AMA and CDC’s new national initiative will call on physicians, care teams and other stakeholders to join both organizations to take specific actions that will be outlined during a joint teleconference on Thursday, March 12.


AMA/CDC teleconference


10 a.m. (ET)
Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015


Kelly Jakubek, AMA (312) 464-4443, Kelly.jakubek@ama-assn.
CDC Media Relations: (404) 639-3286;


To participate in the teleconference, please register online.