2014 Presidential address: Stop diabetes - It is up to us

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This address was delivered by Elizabeth R. Seaquist, MD, President, Medicine & Science, of the American Diabetes Association (ADA) at the Association's 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, CA, on 15 June 2014. Dr. Seaquist is a professor of medicine at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where she holds the Pennock Family Chair in Diabetes Research. She has been an ADA volunteer since 1987 and has served on several national committees and chaired the Association's work-group on Hypoglycemia in Diabetes. At the local level, she served a 2-year term as cochair of the ADA EXPO in Minneapolis. Dr. Seaquist is a clinical investigator interested in the complications of diabetes. Her research focuses on the effect of diabetes on brain metabolism structure and function. She directs the University of Minnesota site for the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) and Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes: A Comparative Effectiveness Study (GRADE) trials and has an active clinical practice. She was the 2009 recipient of the ADA's Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award. Dr. Seaquist holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Minnesota. She is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. The ADA and Diabetes Care thank Dr. Seaquist for her outstanding leadership and service to the Association.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-742
Number of pages6
JournalDiabetes care
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2015

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