NIH News Advisory
National Institute of Diabetes
and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Friday, August 5, 2001
Joan Chamberlain
Jane DeMouy
(301) 496-3583

HHS Secretary Thompson To Announce Results of Diabetes Prevention Program

What: News conference announcing results of multicenter clinical trial studying the effectiveness of intensive lifestyle interventions and an antidiabetic drug, metformin, in preventing type 2 diabetes in over 3,200 high-risk adults.
When: Wednesday, August 8, 2001 at 2:30 p.m. A scientific presentation at the Diabetes Mellitus Interagency Coordinating Committee Meeting precedes the news conference at 12:30 p.m.
Where: Lister Hill Center (Building 38A) near the National Library of Medicine, NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD.
Who: The Honorable Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human Services
Allen M. Spiegel, M.D., Director, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH
David Nathan, M.D. Chair, Diabetes Prevention Program and professor, Harvard Medical School
Christopher Saudek, M.D., President, American Diabetes Association

Directions to Lister Hill Center: See attached map or go to on the NIH Web site.