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This November, Encourage everyone to Eat Well, America!℠

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 25, 2015

Join the American Diabetes Association® to put good food and good health on the table during American Diabetes Month® this November. Eat Well, America!℠ shows your patients how easy healthy eating can be. Available patient resources include free recipes, tips and shopping lists to make healthy eating fun and easy. In addition to the nutrition resources, get promotional materials and access our free Patient Education Library. View the resources.

Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 24, 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.

Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 23, 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

Performance improvement continuing education opportunity!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 20, 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!

Tell your patients about America's Diabetes Challenge

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 19, 2015

Award-winning artist Tim McGraw has teamed up with Merck and the American Diabetes Association on America's Diabetes Challenge, which encourages people with type 2 diabetes to work with their doctor to get to their A1C goal or help a loved one do the same. Through the program, people with type 2 can also learn if they are at risk of hypoglycemia and how to help reduce that risk. Learn more for American Diabetes Month.

Free CME/CE opportunity: Webcasts from the 2015 Diabetes is Primary

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 18, 2015

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!

Free CE Opportunity: Advocating on Behalf of the Student with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 17, 2015

Don’t miss this free workshop on Friday, March 4, 2016, in San Francisco! Learn about our Safe at School campaign, applicable federal and state laws, written care plans, school diabetes management and the role of health care professionals. This course is designed for primary care physicians, endocrinologists, nurses, dietitians, certified diabetes educators and other healthcare professionals with an interest in pediatric diabetes care. Learn more.

Free CME/CE Opportunity: Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 16, 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 working with patients with type 2 diabetes. Content was developed based on the 2013 scientific statement on the same subject issued by the ADA and TES. Earn up to 3.75 continuing education credits. Learn more.

Free diabetes and CVD handouts for your patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 13, 2015

During American Diabetes Month, help your patients make the connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Make the Link Toolkit, sponsored by Medtronic, offers free, downloadable education materials in English and Spanish. Get the toolkit.

Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 13, 2015

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.

Free-of-Charge Webcasts from the 62nd Annual Postgraduate Course -- Now available with CME/CE credits!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 12, 2015

View these webcasts to obtain the latest information on the management of diabetes and its complications, to gain practical tips and proven strategies for improving patient care and to translate the latest diabetes research into clinical practice. View the webcasts.

Free continuing education opportunity – Advocating on Behalf of the Student with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 11, 2015

The webcast of this information-packed workshop, held in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association’s Postgraduate Course this past February, is now available for continuing education credit. The workshop was designed for pediatric health care providers who treat children with diabetes and provides vital information to ensure that the needs of their pediatric patients with diabetes are met in the school setting. View the webcast for credit or access the webcasts without credit.

Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 10, 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.

DiabetesPro Career Center

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 09, 2015

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.

Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 06, 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.

Diabetes Timeline

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 05, 2015

In recognition of its 75th Anniversary, the American Diabetes Association has created a timeline of diabetes and the role the Association has played in research, education and advocacy. View the timeline.

Diabetes Docket: Updates on the Rights of People with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 04, 2015

The Fall 2015 Diabetes Docket includes important information and updates for everyone who has diabetes. Topics include the Association’s most recent school position statement, a new Department of Transportation diabetes rule on commercial driving, 2015 Supreme Court decisions that help people with diabetes, new Safe at School laws in Arkansas and Hawaii, an excellent advocacy app, profiles of Diabetes Advocates and more. Read it today.

Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 04, 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.

My Health Advisor

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 03, 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.

MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 02, 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

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