ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes
Association (ADA), the leading non-profit health organization dedicated to
preventing and curing diabetes and to improving the lives of the more than
20 million children and adults currently living with the disease, announced
yesterday that Larry C. Deeb, MD, of Tallahassee, Fla., has been elected
President, Medicine & Science.
During his 25-year relationship with the ADA, Dr. Deeb has served in
more than two dozen roles, including Chair of the ADA's Council on Diabetes
in Youth and Chair of the Council on Public Health.
A pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Deeb also serves as Medical Director
for the Diabetes Center at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, and is a Clinical
Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida and Clinical Professor
of Behavioral and Social Medicine at Florida State University.
Dr. Deeb's grant-supported research includes the Epidemiology of and
Interventions In, Patients with Diabetes in Florida, a project that he
began in 1981 for the Florida Department of Health. His current research
projects include a blind crossover trial of Novolog and Humalog in children
with diabetes and applications of new technology in diabetes management for
In addition to his research, Dr. Deeb has collaborated with the
International Diabetes Federation and Rotary International to establish
seven diabetes clinics in Bolivia and one in Lagos Nigeria. Other clinics
are in Shi Lanka, and in Nepal, Plans for clinics in Cameroon are underway.
Due in major part to his commitment to diabetes care, Dr. Deeb received the
2006 Frederick Clifton Moor Award from the Tallahassee Rotary Club - the
highest honor bestowed upon its members.
Dr. Deeb graduated from Emory University with a history degree. He
completed his pediatric internship, residency and pediatric endocrinology
fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
Diabetes is a serious disease that affects the body's ability to
produce or respond properly to insulin, a hormone that allows blood sugar
to enter the cells of the body and be used for energy. Nearly 21 million
children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes. It is the fifth deadliest
disease in the U.S. and it has no cure.
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's premier voluntary
health organization supporting diabetes research, information and advocacy.
Founded in 1940, the Association has offices in every region of the
country, providing services to hundreds of communities. The Association's
commitment to research is reflected through its scientific meetings;
education and provider recognition programs; and its Research Foundation
and Nationwide Research Program, which fund breakthrough studies looking
into the cure, prevention, and treatment of diabetes and its complications.
For more information, please visit diabetes.org or call 1-800-DIABETES
SOURCE American Diabetes Association