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Peer-reviewed highlights from the 2014 Scientific Sessions-MD Conference Express

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 26, 2015

The highlights of the meeting are written from primary sources and are peer-reviewed to ensure that the advances in diabetes care are reported with accuracy and balance. The publication is a valuable resource and has proven to be an enduring reference of the meeting. View the MD Conference Express e-book.

Help us Stop Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2015

Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day®, a “wake-up call” asking the public to understand their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. We need your help to: Take it. Share it. Step Out. Encourage colleagues, patients and loved ones to take and share the Diabetes Risk Test, then get more active by joining by Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes®. Visit or call 1-800-DIABETES.

Core Research Program 2015 Call for Applications

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 20, 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.

Share the link --

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 19, 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:

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 18, 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.

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 17, 2015

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.

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 16, 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.

Free Online Materials for Patient Education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 13, 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.

Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 12, 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.

Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 11, 2015

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 Krame's 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.

Tell Congress: Fund diabetes research and programs

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 10, 2015

Stand up against diabetes and sign our petition urging Congress to make diabetes a national priority. Sign the petition.

DiabetesPro Career Center

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 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.

Diabetes Timeline

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 06, 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.

MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 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

Free CME/CE opportunity: Webcasts from Diabetes is Primary

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 04, 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!

30th Annual Clinical Conference on Diabetes: Beyond the Numbers

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 03, 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.

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.

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