Larry C. Deeb, MD, of Tallahassee, FL, Elected American Diabetes Association President, Medicine & Science

Aug 07, 2006, 01:00 ET from American Diabetes Association

    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 or call 1-800-DIABETES

SOURCE American Diabetes Association