ADA Association News


Free CME/CE opportunity: Webcasts from Diabetes is Primary

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 22, 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!


Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 21, 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.


Performance improvement continuing education opportunity!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 20, 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 | Aug 19, 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.


Free CME/CE Opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on the Management of Diabetes in a Camp Setting

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 18, 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.


Diabetes Emergency Info Tear-Off Medical Alert Card

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 15, 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.


Upcoming ADA and JDRF Research Symposium in Chicago

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 13, 2014

Diabetes and the Microbiome Research Symposium
The American Diabetes Association and the JDRF will convene national and global research expertise on Oct. 27-29 in Chicago. The activity, co-chaired by Dr. Martin J. Blaser and Dr. Clay F. Semenkovich, will focus on the emerging science and clinical implications on the relationship between the host and the microbiome. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS -- Deadline extended to Aug. 15. Learn how to submit your abstract and register.


New as of June 1: Free CME/CE opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on Cardiometabolic Risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 12, 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. 4.5 credits are available for all health care professionals. Learn more.


Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 12, 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 diabetes.org/childcare.


Proposed Maintenance of Certification requirements for physicians

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 11, 2014

In a letter to the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Diabetes Association has expressed its concern regarding proposed Maintenance of Certification requirements for physicians. The Association supports lifetime continuing professional education but believes that potential negative consequences of the MOC requirements have not been adequately addressed and that their implementation could detract from patient care. Read the letter.


Make your voice heard!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 11, 2014

We're developing our federal and state legislative and regulatory priorities for 2015 and want to hear what issues are important to you. Take the survey.


Clinical Practice Recommendations with companion slides

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 08, 2014

The 2014 Clinical Practice Recommendations along with a comprehensive slide set are available! The slides capture all of the key recommendations in ADA's Standards of Care. The recommendations, these slides and other resources can be found on the Clinical Practice Recommendations page on DiabetesPro. Learn more.


My Health Advisor

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 07, 2014

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.


Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 06, 2014

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.


Identify diabetes discrimination and improve patient outcomes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 05, 2014

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


Free CME/CE Opportunity: Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 05, 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 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 Back to School Parent Advocacy Webinar: Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. ET

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 04, 2014

The American Diabetes Association will offer an advocacy webinar for parents and guardians of school-aged children. Topics include the Safe at School campaign, care at school, legislation, 504 plans and resources for families and school staff. Help spread the word -- please inform your patients and colleagues. Registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register today.


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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 04, 2014

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.


Free CME/CE Opportunity: Self-Assessment Program on Diabetes and the Older Adult

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 01, 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 working with older adult patients. Content was developed based on the 2012 consensus report on the same subject issued by the ADA and AGS. Earn up to 3 continuing education credits. Learn more.


Proud Partner of Million HeartsĀ®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 31, 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.


Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 30, 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.


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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 29, 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.


Free American Diabetes Association Safe at School Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2014

The Association's new Safe at School Toolkit includes a wealth of information and materials about the rights of students who have diabetes and appropriate school diabetes management. Along with materials to share with families of your patients, the kit includes a colorful poster to display in your waiting room/clinic and an article from Clinical Diabetes about how to effectively advocate for your school-aged patients. The kit is free, but there will be a minimal charge for shipping. Order the kit.


Free-of-charge webcasts from the 61st Annual Postgraduate Course -- Now available with CME/CE credits!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 25, 2014

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.


Walking the walk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 24, 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!




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