ADA Association News


Free CME/CE opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on Cardiometabolic Risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2015

This self-assessment program consists of clinical problem-solving multiple choice questions and educational critiques. It is designed to objectively assess and strengthen your knowledge of diabetes and provide you with a better understanding of the relationship between exercise and diabetes. 4.5 credits are available for all health care professionals. Learn more.


My Health Advisor

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2015

Help your patients lower their risk for type 2 diabetes or its complications with the newly updated My Health Advisor. Now faster and more user-friendly, this online risk calculator shows patients how small lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Patients also receive a personalized action plan to get them on the road to better health. Visit for more information.


Pathway to Stop Diabetes Call for Nominations

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 26, 2015

The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that the Call for Nominations for Pathway to Stop Diabetes Awards is now open. Pathway provides substantial support to exceptional scientists who are early in their diabetes research careers or who are established in other disciplines, but are interested in applying their expertise to diabetes research. Applications are due July 1 for anticipated funding to start Jan. 1, 2016. Learn more about Pathway and access nomination materials.


Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 25, 2015

Did you know that the American Diabetes Association has been accredited to provide continuing medical education for health care professionals for more than 25 years? Each year, the Association educates more than 20,000 health care professionals and scientists worldwide. Opportunities include live programs, webcasts, online and printed programs. Visit the recently redesigned Continuing Education Library.


Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2015

The American Diabetes Association is pleased to offer access to a searchable database with useful information on Association-funded research grants. The database provides an easy way to learn more about the Association's Research Program and the critical and innovative biomedical research made possible through the generous support of our donors and sponsors. Explore the database.


Core Research Program 2015 Call for Applications

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 23, 2015

The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that the 2015 Core Research Program Call for Applications is now open. The Association has implemented new grant mechanisms and moved to a single funding cycle per calendar year for the Core Research Program. Applications are due April 15 for anticipated funding to start April 1, 2016. Read about important policy changes and apply for funding.


How to Get Help Tear-off Pads for offices/clinics

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 20, 2015

The new Legal Advocacy How to Get Help Tear-off Pads, perfect for medical offices and clinics, help increase awareness of diabetes discrimination and how to get help from the American Diabetes Association by calling 1-800-DIABETES. The information on each pad (25 sheets/pad) is printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other. The pads are free, except for shipping and handling. Order your How to Get Help Pads.


Joint Meeting of The Islet Study Group & Beta Cell Workshop

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 19, 2015

The Joint Meeting of The EASD Islet Study Group & Beta Cell Workshop will take place May 3-7 at the Menachem Begin Center, Jerusalem, Israel. The meeting will cover topics such as: Islet cell development and differentiation; Islet cell regeneration; Genome-wide aspects of islet cell function and development; Islet cell function and physiology; Stress and failure of the pancreatic islet. Learn more.


Proud Partner of Million Hearts®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 19, 2015

The American Diabetes Association is a partner of the Million Hearts® initiative. Million Hearts is a public-private initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in the U.S. by 2017. Learn more about the Association's efforts and the Million Hearts initiative.


Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 18, 2015

If not, join more than 16,000 diabetes professionals like you in helping the American Diabetes Association on the road to a cure for diabetes. Professional Membership provides exclusive, members-only education and resources that benefit you, your patients and your practice. Learn more.


Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2015

Let the American Diabetes Association help you answer some of the many questions your patients have at diagnosis. It all starts with a free booklet for you to give your patients with the information they need on day 1. The booklet also offers them the opportunity to enroll in a free, year-long program to get ongoing information, tools, recipes and support to help them manage and live well with diabetes. Help your patients get started. Order your free booklets today.


Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 16, 2015

Help fight diabetes by becoming a Diabetes Advocate. Make your voice heard by advocating to your state and federal representatives today. In under a minute of your time, you can influence the fight to Stop Diabetes®! Don't let your silence allow our elected officials to forget the seriousness of the disease. Become an Advocate.


The Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes: A Patient-Centered Approach

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 13, 2015

This free CME/CE opportunity is a self-assessment program consisting of clinical problem-solving multiple choice questions and educational critiques. It is designed to objectively assess and strengthen your knowledge of diabetes and provide you with a better understanding of working with patients with type 2 diabetes. Content was developed based on the 2012 position statement on the same subject issued by the ADA and EASD. Earn up to 4.75 continuing education credits. Learn more.


Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 12, 2015

Parents and guardians often face challenges finding child care programs for their children who have diabetes. Fortunately, there are legal protections that ensure access and medical safety for these children. Resources and information are available, including the new Children with Diabetes & the Child Care Setting brochure and a sample Child Care Diabetes Medical Management Plan. Find these resources at diabetes.org/childcare.


Performance improvement continuing education opportunity!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 11, 2015

The American Diabetes Association is pleased to offer a new Web-based, six-month performance improvement (PI) study offering up to 20 CMEs, free of charge. Each health care professional will track 25 patients with diabetes during the six-month process. The data entry will take less than 10 minutes per patient and is fully Web-based. Professionals will receive confidential, individual reports to assist in improving patient outcomes. Participate today!


Diabetes Emergency Info Tear-Off Medical Alert Card

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 10, 2015

Created to help educate police officers and other first responders about diabetes and its symptoms, each card provides information about diabetes emergencies and includes a tear-off card to keep in a person's wallet or with the vehicle registration. You can get the cards at no cost (except shipping/handling) to share with your patients, local police departments and other first responders. Order the Medical Alert Cards.


Share the link -- www.diabetes.org/million

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 09, 2015

The American Diabetes Association is collaborating with six national organizations to make 1 million Americans aware of their risk for type 2 diabetes. Join professionals from the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the National Council of La Raza, the National Council on Aging and the YMCA of the USA to spread the word. Encourage people to take the Diabetes Risk Test by sharing the link: diabetes.org/million.


Free Online Materials for Patient Education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 06, 2015

The American Diabetes Association has developed a free resource for accessing our print-on-demand patient materials. Our new Patient Education Library has a variety of patient materials that can be saved and printed as needed. Topics include diabetes, prediabetes, complications, nutrition and prevention. New pieces are added as they become available, so check back regularly for new content. Search the materials.


MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 05, 2015

Managing diabetes is a challenge that requires finding the right balance among food, physical activity and medicine (if prescribed). Only your patients can decide what to eat, and using a meal plan as a guide can make it easier. Recipes for Healthy Living is a free resource from the American Diabetes Association that can also help. Your patients will find hundreds of recipes, meal plans and healthy tips, with new additions each month. Learn more at www.diabetes.org/recipes.


30th Annual Clinical Conference on Diabetes: Beyond the Numbers

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 04, 2015

Scheduled May 21-24 in Orlando, Fla., the 2015 Clinical Conference will look at the rationale behind "the numbers," the landmark clinical trials from which they were developed and the differences in guidelines and recommendations. We will explore the concept of individualizing treatment goals, the data to support varying from strict guideline adherence and current challenges for patients and providers around "numbers." Learn more and register.


Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 03, 2015

The Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk Patient Education Toolkit has nearly 30 reproducible handouts for your patients at risk for or with prediabetes or type 2 diabetes. This newly redesigned kit includes topics such as prediabetes, diabetes management, weight loss, nutrition, physical activity, heart health and complications. All handouts, which are in English and Spanish, are free to download and reproduce. View the kit.


Free CME/CE Opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on the Management of Diabetes in Children

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 02, 2015

Intended for medical staff working at diabetes camps, but also applicable to any clinician working with children with diabetes, this self-assessment program consists of clinical problem-solving multiple choice questions and educational critiques. It is designed to objectively assess and strengthen your knowledge of diabetes and provide you with a better understanding of working with children with diabetes. 4.25 credits are available for all health care professionals. Learn more.




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