Last year, The American Diabetes Association announced the election of its president, Medical and Science. Dr. John B. Buse, MD, PhD served as the ADA's main spokesperson and advocate on scientific and medical matters. In addition, he worked with the volunteers and staff to support ADA's mission.
Dr. Buse has a stellar background. He served as chairman of several committees and task forces at ADA and was associate editor of ADA's journals. To fight for a diabetes cure, he is an active fund raiser. He is the chief of the Endocrinology Division of the Department of Medicine of the University of School of Medicine in North Carolina and is an active clinician with a diabetes practice.
As for his research work, Dr. Buse serves as vice-chairman of the National Institute of Health's largest study called Accord. This study's goal is to determine the best treatments for diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol in type 2 diabetes.
Dr. Buse is also co-investigator in the National Institute of Health's study about changing the school environment as a means of preventing diabetes among children in the middle school. I can't wait to read the findings on these two studies, don't you?
I tried to keep an eye on the results so that as soon as they publish them, you will be the first to know. But alas I could not find it anywhere. But some of you may be more of a scholarly type than I am. So let me know when you find it and I will assess it and see what to impart to others.
We should all celebrate Dr. Buse election for his dedication to the science of how to prevent diabetes is apparent. Diabetes is such a serious disease that affects 21 million adults and children in the US. It is the fifth destructive disease. As of yet, there is no cure and so we need someone like Dr. Buse as an advocate. But cure or no cure, each one of us, individually or together, can fight and beat this deadly disease.