Gretchen Cuda Kroen


AHA Awards Nonprofit Grants to Address Food and Healthcare Shortages Due to COVID-19

June 17, 2020

Twenty two nonprofit organizations have been awarded COVID-19 Rapid Response Grants as part of the American Heart Association’s Voices for Healthy Kids initiative.The grants range from $20,000 to $50,000 and will support work focused on improving access to healthy food, increasing access to health care and addressing income needs during and beyond the pandemic.

Diabetes Trial Shows Prevention Benefits Two Decades Later

June 16, 2020

New data released today from the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS) shows that in over 2000 patients followed for an average of 22 years, lifestyle programs and treatment with metformin continues to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D) in at risk populations.

Type 1 Diabetes Triggered First Two Years of Life, Research Says

June 15, 2020

New data from the Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study illuminate the environmental triggers that are thought to cause the autoimmune response leading to type 1 diabetes(T1D) and celiac disease. The research, presented in a symposium at the American Diabetes Association meeting.shows that the destruction of the beta cells begins in the first two years of life.

Late Night Meals Bad for Blood Sugar Control and Weight Loss

June 12, 2020

A study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has found that eating a late may be a contributing factor to weight gain and hyperglycemia -- factors that may also exaccerbate heart disease.