ADA Association News

Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 24, 2016

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

American Diabetes Association Technology Summit on Nov. 1 -- Mountain View, Calif.

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 21, 2016

The American Diabetes Association will be hosting its first-ever ADA Technology Summit on Nov. 1 in Mountain View, Calif. The event is focused on building a network of those committed to accelerating new solutions to meet the needs of people with diabetes, drive investment and uncover how design thinking can fuel innovation. Influential thinkers and entrepreneurs are scheduled to speak, including representatives from the FDA, IDEO, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, Livongo, Omada Health, Glooko, Verily and Doctor on Demand, among many others. View the full program and register.

Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 20, 2016

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.

DiabetesPro Career Center

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 19, 2016

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 | Oct 18, 2016

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.

Identify Diabetes Discrimination in Adult Patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 17, 2016

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

Free online materials for patient education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 13, 2016

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.

64th Advanced Postgraduate Course -- Registration now open

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 05, 2016

The 64th Advanced Postgraduate Course will be held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 17-19, 2017. Join your colleagues and diabetes experts for presentations and discussions on cutting-edge clinical research in diabetes. The Course will cover the latest advances in diabetes treatment and management in both general sessions and interactive, small-group workshops that are perfect for networking and providing stimulating conversations. Learn more and register.

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