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Tour de Cure 2012 “Super” Kick Off Party

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RSVP to the 2012 Tour de Cure Kick Off Party!!
It will be held at Phil’s BBQ Event Center on Saturday, January 28, 2012.
You must RSVP with Jim Duckworth at

There will be free food, prizes, exhibits, and more information about this year’s Tour!
Celebrate with the American Diabetes Association in this Kick Off Event!
More information is on our Facebook Event Page.

See you there!

Written by American Diabetes Association San Diego

January 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Call to Congress, 3-12-11 Final Update/Report

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(Please note that due to hectic schedules during the Call to Congress event any updates from Hillary Liber has been compiled from multiple text and email messages and might not be complete until she returns to provide additional information or make edits. Thank you.)

I’m back in San Diego now – both exhausted and exhilarated.  It was wonderful to meet people from around the country who are partners in the fight to Stop Diabetes now, and who share my passion for the cause.  I was so impressed with the range of people involved – young and old, people with diabetes and their loved ones and people who just care, Asian and Latino and African-American and Caucasian and everything in between, Republican, Democrat, Independent, etc.  As Rep. Xavier Becerra said, diabetes is a non-partisan disease. It affects us all and we must all join forces to prevent the spread and find the cure.

I was also impressed with the positive response we got from all our electeds and their aides.  Even though the economy, the budget and the deficit are all serious problems eating up their time and energy, they all agree that diabetes research and prevention and treatment must be funded, not only because of the cost-benefits (we’ll spend less now to save more later) but also because of the impact of the disease upon our people and our nation.

Please join the fight to Stop Diabetes Now.  There are so many ways to get involved – it is true that every person makes a difference, every vote counts, and every tiny action is a step towards the cure!

Thanks for “traveling with me”!

Hillary Liber

ADA San Diego, Advocacy Chair and devoted Volunteer

To learn more about Hillary please click HERE.

Become a Diabetes Advocate at

Written by American Diabetes Association San Diego

March 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Robert Henry, MD, (San Diego), Named President, American Diabetes Association

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For Immediate Release


Robert R. Henry, MD, of San Diego, CA, Named President, Medicine & Science, for the American Diabetes Association

ALEXANDRIA, VA (January, 2011) – The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to Stop Diabetes®, is pleased to announce that Robert R. Henry, MD of  San Diego, California has been named President, Medicine & Science for the Association.

As President, Medicine & Science, Dr.Henry is one of the principal officers of the American Diabetes Association.  He will also serve as the principal spokesperson and advocate for the Association regarding diabetes-related medicine and science issues.

Dr. Henry is also currently Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of California, San Diego, Chief of the Section on Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism and Director of the Center for Metabolic Research at the VA San Diego Healthcare System.

Dr. Henry has served on numerous local and national American Diabetes Association committees and task forces, while participating in many fundraising events over the years. His national service with the Association includes a term on the Board of Directors and the Research Foundation Board of Directors, as well as appointments to the Professional Practice Committee, the Publications Policy Committee, the Research Grant Review Panel and the Research Policy Committee.

On the local level, Dr. Henry is the Past President of the American Diabetes Association’s San Diego Community Leadership Board.  Additionally, for the past four years he has been the top individual fundraiser for the San Diego Tour de Cure cycling event.  He has also participated in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, the development of the San Diego Research Committee and has made numerous presentations in the community on behalf of the Association.

“Dr. Henry is an invaluable volunteer for the San Diego Area office.  His generosity of time and talent is unequaled.  It is with great pride that we congratulate Dr. Henry on his new role and look forward to working with him this year,” said Jim Godes, American Diabetes Association Community Leadership Board Chair.

As a researcher, Dr.Henry has primarily focused on exploring insulin resistance in human cell culture systems of skeletal muscle and adipose tissue and in people with diabetes. He is considered one of the premier investigators in the biochemical and molecular mechanisms of insulin resistance and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Over the past 25 years, Dr. Henry has received more than 60 diabetes research-related grants and awards, including an American Diabetes Association Research and Development Award and the Association’s Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award for his research on the mechanisms of insulin resistance in metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Well-known within the international diabetes research community, Dr.Henry is frequently invited to share his work at premier research events worldwide.

Dr. Henry received his Medical degree and completed his residencies in internal medicine and endocrinology at the University of Manitoba Medical School. He received his pre-medical science training at the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada and received post-fellowship training in diabetes at the University of Colorado in Denver. His Board Certifications include the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is also a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body’s ability to produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood glucose to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy.  Recent estimates project that as many as 1 in 3 American adults will have diabetes by 2050, unless we take steps to Stop Diabetes.

The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.


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