American Diabetes Association’s 81st Annual Scientific Sessions: #ADA2021


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From Friday, June 25 to Tuesday, June 29th, the biggest diabetes conference of the year took place virtually for the second year in a row—the American Diabetes Association’s 81st Annual Scientific Sessions (#ADA2021). This annual meeting brought together researchers, healthcare providers, diabetes technology companies and many more from around the globe.

During these five days, there were more than 1,400 original research presentations and over 180 sessions on the latest advancements in research, treatment, and care for people with diabetes.

As in previous years, the Beyond Type 2 team attended the year’s conference to provide the most important industry and technological updates for the type 2 diabetes community, live-updating on Twitter and with breaking news coverage here. For ADA news for people with type 1 diabetes, click here.

News From ADA 2021

Using Social Media to Improve Diabetes Care Among Low-Income Chinese Immigrants

Lu Hu discusses how WeChat was used to deliver culturally and linguistically tailored intervention for Chinese immigrants.MORE

The Role of Pharmacists in Diabetes Care

Pharmacists do more than just dispense prescriptions, they can actually help you manage Type 2 diabetes.MORE
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Research on Pancreas Transplants in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Pancreas transplants are not an easy solution to type 1 or type 2 diabetes, but for some, they may be life-saving.MORE

Combating Diabetes Disparities Among The Hispanic Population

At ADA 2021, David Marrero discusses how culturally tailored care can combat diabetes disparities among the Hispanic population.MORE
man holding his hand to his face while sitting at table

Anxiety in People with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Anxiety in people with diabetes may not be discussed very often, but research finds that it's very common.MORE

How Type 2 Diabetes Impacts Children vs. Adults

Think Type 2 diabetes progresses the same in adults and children? Turns out, children aren't little adults according to researchers.MORE
impact of diabetes on your brain

The Impact of Blood Sugar Levels + DKA on Your Brain

Recent research suggests that DKA and prolonged high blood sugar levels cause the most injury to your brain.MORE

Carb Counting. Is it Still Needed with New Insulin Dosing Technologies?

Carb counting is one of the most useful strategies for diabetes management. Is it still necessary with new insulin delivery technologies?MORE

Is Digital Health Coaching for Type 2 Diabetes Worth It?

Digital health coaching: is it worth it for people with type 2 diabetes to spend their time and money on in order to reach their health goals? Two researchers debated it at this year's ADA confer...MORE
Depression in people with type 2 diabetes

Depression in People with Type 2 Diabetes: Prevalence + Treatment Strategies

Research on the relationship between type 2 diabetes and depression highlighting the true burden of daily management.MORE

Diabetes Management “Diets” since the Discovery of Insulin—Looking Back, Then to the Future. 

A look at how nutrition in diabetes has changed in the 100 years since the discovery of insulin. Read what's changed and what has stayed the same.MORE
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Effects of Medicaid Coverage on the Diabetes Prevention Program in California

Obidiugwu K. Duru presents at the 81st ADA conference on how medicaid impacts the California Diabetes Prevention Program.MORE

Breaking News

Breaking News from ADA 2021

Breaking news from the biggest diabetes conference of the year - the American Diabetes Association's 81st Scientific Sessions.MORE


WRITTEN BY Beyond Type 2 Editorial Team , POSTED 06/24/21, UPDATED 10/17/22

This piece was authored collaboratively by the Beyond Type 1 Editorial Team. This includes Eugenia Araiza, Todd Boudreaux, Mariana Gómez, Kayla Hui, T'ara Smith and Ginger Vieira.