ADA Association News


Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 22, 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.


Clinical Practice Recommendations with companion slides

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 19, 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.


Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 18, 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.


Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 17, 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.


MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2014

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 www.diabetes.org/recipes.


Free CME/CE opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on Cardiometabolic Risk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 15, 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.


Free CME/CE Opportunity: Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 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 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.


Fourth Issue of Diabetes Docket, Legal Advocacy eNews

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 11, 2014

September is back-to-school time, and this issue contains valuable school-related information and updates for families of children who have diabetes. Also read about some American Diabetes Association Advocates, a new Coach USA policy for drivers with type 2 diabetes and how to get help for diabetes discrimination issues. Read this issue.


Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 11, 2014

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.


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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 09, 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 | Sep 08, 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.


Free American Diabetes Association Safe at School Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 05, 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.


Proud Partner of Million Hearts®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 04, 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.


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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 03, 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.


Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 03, 2014

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.


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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 02, 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.


Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 29, 2014

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.


Walking the walk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 28, 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!


How to Get Help Tear-off Pads for offices/clinics

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 27, 2014

The new Legal Advocacy How to Get Help Tear-off Pads, perfect for medical offices and clinics, help increase awareness of diabetes discrimination and how to get help from the American Diabetes Association by calling 1-800-DIABETES. The information on each pad (25 sheets/pad) is printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other. The pads are free, except for shipping and handling. Order your How to Get Help Pads.


Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 26, 2014

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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