ADA Association News

Proud Partner of Million HeartsĀ®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 20, 2014

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.

Self-assessment program on exercise and diabetes -- free CME/CE opportunity

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2014

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. Credit is available for all health care professionals. Learn more about this module and other educational opportunities.

Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 16, 2014

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 | Oct 15, 2014

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.

Walking the walk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 14, 2014

Walk with a Doc is a nonprofit organization with a mission to get health care providers and their patients walking together. Start your own Walk with a Doc! WWAD makes getting started easy. They provide a turnkey toolkit that includes everything you need to organize a regular walk in your community. All you need is to find the location. Whether it's once a week or once a month, get out and walk the walk with your patients. Start your Walk with a Doc today!

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 13, 2014

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.

Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop DiabetesĀ®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 10, 2014

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.

Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 09, 2014

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.

Performance improvement continuing education opportunity!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 08, 2014

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!

Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 07, 2014

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.

Diabetes Emergency Info Tear-Off Medical Alert Card

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 06, 2014

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.

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 03, 2014

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.

Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 02, 2014

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

Free CME/CE opportunity: Webcasts from Diabetes is Primary

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 29, 2014

The American Diabetes Association hosted a day-long conference for primary care providers interested in the clinical management of diabetes and its complications. Now, those continuing education webcasts are available free-of-charge. Participate today!

ConnecT2Day: Innovative Program Providing Key Insights and Tools for Health Care Professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 26, 2014

Recently, self-management support by clinicians has evolved from a didactic approach, focusing on providing information, to empowerment models that encourage patients to make informed self-management choices. Research suggests that this new model is associated with improved diabetes knowledge and improved self-care behavior, improved clinical outcomes such as lower A1C, lower self-reported weight, improved quality of life, healthy coping and lower costs. ConnecT2Day, created as a technique to help you put the empowerment model into action, offers new tools and resources for those who are looking for additional ways to optimize their influence on patients’ self-management of type 2 diabetes. Learn more.

New Child Care Position Statement & Resources!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 25, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Association published a new position statement in Diabetes Care on Diabetes Management in the Child Care Setting. The statement addresses legal protections for young children with diabetes and how they can be safely cared for by child care providers. View the statement.
In addition to the position statement, the Association has a wealth of related information and materials available. Get the materials.

Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 24, 2014

The American Diabetes Association is your premier National Accrediting Organization. Benefits include: Free access to Chronicle Diabetes, a Web-based patient education documentation system that facilitates data collection. Chronicle also interfaces with the ERP portal for administering recognition and facilitating application submission. Free Krame's print/online patient education materials and a 40% discount on all Association publications. Networking opportunities via our exclusive online community. Learn more.

Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 22, 2014

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.

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