The American Diabetes Association & the struggle for BT1D recognition
ADA turned down BDF's formal proposal to recognize BT1D as a disease in 2016. ADA did so by omitting any mention of the disease in its 2017, 2018 and 2019 Standards of Medical Care for Diabetes. It makes no mention of the disease, nor diagnostic tests available to differentiate between brittle and stable T1D or proper modes of treatment which requires searching for the cause of brittleness. Instead, ADA, and now NIH, treat all type one's the same, except that some patients may be "harder to control" than others and require more diligent care.
Our Press Release Campaign spoke to the issue throughout 2017.
PR January 17, 2017 American Diabetes Association Ignores those suffering with Brittle Diabetes
PR January 31. 2017 Brittle Diabetes Foundation (BDF) Provides Visibility to A Rare Disease
PR February 14, 2017 American Diabetes Association Takes An Ostrich Approach to Brittle Diabetes
PR March 8, 2017 Curing Diabetes -Not With The Informational Process In Use
PR August 24,2017 Brittle Diabetes Foundation Discusses Wasting Taxpayer Dollar Financing Contradictions
PR November 8, 2017 Brittle Diabetes Foundation (BDF) Reflects on Diabetes as a Business
PR November 10, 2017 BDF Seeks Treatment Guidelines for BT1D Patients