ADA Association News

Free Back to School Parent Advocacy Webinar: Wednesday July 15: 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 02, 2015

The free, annual Back to School Advocacy Webinar will be held at noon ET on July 15th. This webinar, directed to parents/guardians of students with diabetes enrolled in United States schools, will cover federal/state laws, written care plans, diabetes management case studies, resources for families/schools and Safe at School updates. Please share this information with patients and colleagues. Registration is available first-come/first-served. Register today!

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 02, 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.

IDF World Diabetes Congress -- Nov. 30 - Dec. 4

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 01, 2015

The IDF World Diabetes Congress is one of the world's largest health-related events. It brings together health care professionals, diabetes associations, policymakers and companies to share the latest findings in diabetes research and best practice. Learn more and register.

DSS-II Early Registration Deadline July 1st

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 30, 2015

The 2nd Diabetes Surgery Summit (DSS-II) is a consensus conference held in conjunction with the 3rd World Congress on Interventional Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes on Sept. 28 to 30. DSS-II is organized in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, the European Society for the Study of Diabetes, the International Diabetes Federation, Diabetes UK, Chinese Diabetes Society and Diabetes India. The DSS is designed to assist leading diabetes organizations in the development of new recommendations and guidelines for the implementation of surgical treatment in the management algorithm of type 2 diabetes. The World Congress is a multidisciplinary forum where international leading experts discuss clinical and scientific evidence related to bariatric/metabolic surgery for the treatment of diabetes. Learn more and register.

Pathway to Stop Diabetes Call for Nominations

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 29, 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.

Diabetes Timeline

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 26, 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.

DiabetesPro Career Center

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 25, 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.

Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 24, 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.

Share the link --

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 23, 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:

Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 22, 2015

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.

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 19, 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.

Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 18, 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.

MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 17, 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

Walking the walk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 16, 2015

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!

Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 15, 2015

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 the Management of Diabetes in Children

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 12, 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.

Diabetes Emergency Info Tear-Off Medical Alert Card

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 11, 2015

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.

Helmsley Charitable Trust funding opportunity to study unique clinical cases of T1D

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 10, 2015

The Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Program of the Helmsley Charitable Trust is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support studies of unique clinical cases of T1D. Through the Helmsley Breakthrough Initiative, the Trust seeks to coordinate exploratory projects of rare patients and clinical outliers to better understand the causes and development of T1D as well as identify new therapeutic strategies. Learn more about submitting an expression of interest.

Proud Partner of Million Hearts®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 10, 2015

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.

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 09, 2015

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.

Consensus Conference on Early Intervention Research in Type 1 Children -- Webcasts Available

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 08, 2015

This Consensus Conference explored the fundamental differences in type 1 diabetes between children and adults to propose a thoughtful approach for developing disease modifying therapeutics in children before or after the onset of clinical type 1 diabetes. Webcasts are available free to ADA professional members and attendees. Log in to view the webcasts.

My Health Advisor

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 05, 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.

Free Online Materials for Patient Education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 05, 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.

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