ADA Association News


Free American Diabetes Association Safe at School Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 17, 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.


Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 16, 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.


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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 15, 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.


Performance improvement continuing education opportunity!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 14, 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!


Free CME/CE Opportunity: Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 11, 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.


Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 10, 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.


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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 09, 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.


Clinical Practice Recommendations with companion slides

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 07, 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.


Peer-reviewed highlights from the 73rd Scientific Sessions

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 04, 2014

For an authoritative reference of the key findings from the American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions, we invite you to read the official peer-reviewed highlights from MD Conference Express. Read the highlights.


29th Annual Clinical Conference on Diabetes -- Marco Island, Fla.

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 03, 2014

Join your colleagues May 22 to 25 at one of the nation's premier clinical diabetes meetings. Providing up to 20.5 CE credits, the activity will focus on "Reducing Risks: Primary & Secondary Prevention." The target audience includes primary care or diabetes specialty physicians, doctor of osteopathy, podiatrists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, dietitians, CDEs or other health professionals who care for patients with or at risk for diabetes. Early-bird registration ends soon! Learn more and register now.


Join us in San Francisco for the 74th Scientific Sessions

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 02, 2014

Join us June 13-17 in San Francisco for the Scientific Sessions. The program will feature significant advances in basic science and the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications. Choose from more than 3,000 original presentations to include scientific and educational sessions, oral and poster presentations, and special lectures and addresses delivered by some of the most recognized names in the field of diabetes. Visit our website for more information.


Learn the latest about the fight against diabetes discrimination

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 01, 2014

Read the second issue of Diabetes Docket, the Legal Advocacy e-newsletter. Learn about children's rights to diabetes care in the child care setting, educating police and first responders about diabetes, and commercial driving and diabetes. Also read a strong statement from the Department of Justice on the rights of students with diabetes and find out how to get help from the American Diabetes Association by calling 1-800-DIABETES. Read the Diabetes Docket.


Diabetes Emergency Info Tear-Off Medical Alert Card

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 31, 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.


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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 28, 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.


Diabetes is Primary -- CME Program

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2014

In San Francisco, the American Diabetes Association will bring together physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners interested in the clinical management of diabetes and its complications for an exciting and innovative educational initiative developed specifically for the primary care community. This initiative will offer information and tools needed to improve patient outcomes through provider and patient engagement. Get additional information.


Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 26, 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.


Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day® -- Take It. Share It. Step Out.

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 25, 2014

Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. Encourage your patients to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out their risk for type 2 diabetes, share it with everyone they know and then get active by participating in a Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event near them. Our risk test can be found on Facebook and at diabetes.org/risktest, or they can call 1-800-DIABETES. Download our promotional materials.


American Diabetes Association Alert Day® -- Take It. Share It. Step Out.

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. Encourage your patients to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out their risk for type 2 diabetes, share it with everyone they know and then get active by participating in a Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event near them. Our risk test can be found on Facebook and at diabetes.org/risktest, or they can call 1-800-DIABETES. Download our promotional materials.


Save time and money and qualify for meaningful use

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2014

The American Diabetes Association and the DiabetesPro resource center Diabetes Rx now help you qualify for meaningful use by providing free patient education and electronic prescribing. Learn more.




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