ADA Association News

Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 23, 2016

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.

Join ADA in Diabetes: Together 2 Goal® Campaign

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 22, 2016

ADA has partnered with the AMGA Foundation's Together 2 Goal® campaign to help improve care for 1 million people with type 2 diabetes. This three-year initiative provides healthcare professionals with powerful tools and resources to drive diabetes improvement -- including a Campaign Toolkit, national comparative data to measure progress, and opportunities to collaborate with participants. Learn how to get involved!

Identify Diabetes Discrimination in Adult Patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 21, 2016

Diabetes Discrimination Checklists can help during patient visits. They will help you: recognize occupations at high risk for diabetes discrimination (police work or truck driving, for example); listen for "verbal clues" from patients possibly affected (example: can't take a break to test blood glucose level); understand changes in a patient's work life that might cause issues (example: patient needs to start using insulin). Access the checklists.

64th Advanced Postgraduate Course -– Save the date and join us in Washington, D.C.

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 20, 2016

The Course will be held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17-19, 2017. The Course will cover the latest clinical research translated into evidence-based treatment strategies to improve outcomes in your patients with diabetes. Discuss clinical cases with our world-renowned faculty and take home practical patient management tools that you can begin using immediately in your practice. Visit in October for more information.

Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2016

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.

School/Child Care Diabetes Checklist

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 15, 2016

Children with diabetes may not have access to appropriate diabetes management at school and are sometimes treated unfairly (discrimination). This type of discrimination may negatively affect your pediatric patients, including: blood glucose control, risk for serious complications and their ability to learn and fully participate in school and school-related activities. This checklist can help you identify affected patients and refer them for help from the American Diabetes Association. Get the checklist.

Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 14, 2016

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.

DiabetesPro Career Center

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 13, 2016

Find the latest jobs and high-quality job seekers in academic research, endocrinology (MD, NP, RN, PA), pediatric endocrinology and diabetes education. DiabetesPro Career Center is your premier resource for employment opportunities and career development tools for professionals working in the field of diabetes. Visit the Career Center.

Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 12, 2016

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.

Free online materials for patient education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 09, 2016

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.

Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 08, 2016

Your patients who have prediabetes or are at risk for type 2 diabetes could benefit from the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Participants work with lifestyle coaches in a group setting to lose 5%-7% of their body weight and increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes a week during this one-year program. Research shows these lifestyle modifications reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58%. Learn more.

Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 07, 2016

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. Opportunity to participate in three monthly Q&A calls supporting the new and existing program coordinators. Free Krames print/online patient education materials available in multiple languages and a 40% discount on all Association publications. Networking opportunities via our exclusive online community. Learn more.

Proud Partner of Million Hearts®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 06, 2016

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.

Text MGMA your thoughts

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 30, 2016

The American Diabetes Association invites you to join MGMA Stat, the Medical Group Management Association’s new text message polling initiative. Sign up today to get real-time data on hot topics in the healthcare industry every week at no charge. All you have to do is respond to the weekly question, and you'll get the results texted back within 48 hours. Starting today, we will conduct a national survey on the number of providers offering lifestyle education to patients. Text diabetes to 33550 to sign up and participate!

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