ADA 2021 Highlights

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Welcome to ADA 2021 Highlights

The 2021 ADA Virtual Scientific Sessions offered researchers and health care professionals the unique opportunity to share ideas and learn about the significant advances and breakthroughs in diabetes. With more than 180 sessions and 1,000 original research presentations, the Scientific Sessions, held June 25–29, offered a comprehensive educational programming covering the latest in the field of diabetes. We are pleased to present these ADA Highlights selections.


Welcome to Today@ADA – a round-up of our picks from the day’s program at the 81st Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. Each day Dana Dabelea, Chair of the ADA's 81st Scientific Sessions' Planning Commettee, interviewed one of ADA's 81st Scientific Sessions' key speakers, and presentated her three top picks from everything that went live – with personal takes and commentary.
You can revisit anything you missed and want to catch-up with in full in the on-demand sessions.

ADA Leadership Interviews

What are your objectives for your term as President of Health Care & Education at the ADA?
What will be the long-term professional impact of COVID-19 on clinical care for people with diabetes?
How did the pandemic brought an epidemic to light?
What are some of the more common mental health issues faced by children with diabetes” or children with insulin-treated diabetes?
How has the overall ADA strategy changed as a result of the pandemic? What does the future hold?
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we knew it, but it has also offered opportunities – what would you say has changed for the better in diabetes as a result of the pandemic?
ADA, together with the EASD, is working on a new consensus report on the management of type 1 diabetes in adults: What’s new?
You are only the fifth women to hold the position of ADA President, Science & Medicine - for many years, research and clinical trials involved only men, how important is it for young female diabetologists to be part of the future of research in diabetes?
As Chief Scientific & Medical Officer at the ADA, what are your goals for the association?
How important is the partnership with patient organizations, and how does it benefit physicians and people with diabetes?
Your research focuses on innovative models of diabetes care. In this regard, what is the ADA doing to improve the lives of people with diabetes?

ADA Faculty Interviews

What percentage of people with type 2 diabetes have cardiorenal complications?
What are the key metabolic risks?
What role do SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists have to play?
How many people who need these agents receive them?
What needs to change to fully mitigate cardiorenal risks?
Is there a perception that diabetes care is not the responsibility of cardiologists?
What is the link between diabetes and cardiovascular outcomes?
What have we learnt from the cardiovascular outcomes trials with SGLT2 inhibitors and GLP-1 receptor agonists?
What role could these agents play in the inpatient cardiovascular care setting?
What did you hope to show with the TrialNet study?
Have there been any surprises in the results?
How can this information shape future treatment options for type 1 diabetes?
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Expert Overviews

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