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DiabetesPro Career Center

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 28, 2017

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.

Join ADA in Diabetes: Together 2 GoalĀ® Campaign

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2017

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!

Register for Scientific Sessions

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

Registration and housing are now open for ADA's Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Calif., June 9-13. Register and reserve your room today.

Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 26, 2017

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.

Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

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

Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2017

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.

Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2017

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.

Download the new 2017 Standards of Care app

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2017

Download the 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes app for free. ADA is working with Aptus Health's Omnio to deliver this valuable, mobile resource available for iOS and Android operating systems. Get the app today.

Free CE on ADA's 2017 Standards of Care

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 19, 2017

Keeping up with ever-changing guidelines can be difficult. The American Diabetes Association's webcast on its 2017 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes was tailored just for you. Watch this webcast now to learn the key diabetes guidelines most useful in day-to-day practice. Earn up to .75 credits now and get up to date on the latest Standards of Care. View the webcast.

Free kit for children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 18, 2017

The Courage-Wisdom-Hope kit is intended to help parents, siblings and children adjust to life with the disease, by providing supportive and educational guidebooks that set families up for success. Download the flyer for your patients.
Patients can visit or call 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) to learn more about this new resource.

Apply now: Pathway to Stop Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2017

The call for nominations is now open for ADA's Pathway to Stop Diabetes initiative. 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 by institutional nomination only and are due July 3. Learn more and apply.

Apply for core research funding opportunities

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 14, 2017

The American Diabetes Association has opened its 2017 call for applications for core research program funding opportunities. Grants are available to support innovative basic, clinical or translational research; junior faculty development; postdoctoral fellowships; and minority postdoctoral fellowships. Applications are due April 17 for anticipated funding to start Jan. 1, 2018. Apply now!

Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2017

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.

Apply now: ADA New England Cardiovascular-Metabolic Fellowship Awards, supported by a grant from Pfizer Inc.

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 12, 2017

ADA, through support provided by Pfizer Inc., is now requesting applications for postdoctoral fellows proposing basic, clinical, and translational research focused on cardiovascular disease in the context of diabetes. Fellows supported with this award will receive a maximum of $150,000 over 2 years and must perform their fellowship training in the New England region. Applications must be received by April 17. Apply now!

Free online materials for patient education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 11, 2017

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.

ADA launches online hub for insulin affordability advocates

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 10, 2017

The American Diabetes Association recently unveiled a new online hub -- -- as part of its Stand Up for Affordable Insulin Initiative, which was launched in November 2016. The site houses key resources, including the Association's national petition for insulin affordability. Those looking to get more involved with making lifesaving insulin affordable for all who need it can visit the site to sign the petition, share their personal stories and become advocates for the cause. Visit

Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 07, 2017

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.

Identify Diabetes Discrimination in Adult Patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 06, 2017

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); and understand changes in a patient's work life that might cause issues (example: patient needs to start using insulin). Access the checklists.

Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 05, 2017

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.

School/Child Care Diabetes Checklist

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 04, 2017

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 DiabetesĀ®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2017

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.

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