ADA Association News

Register for Scientific Sessions

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 29, 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.

Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 29, 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 | Mar 28, 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.

Apply for core research funding opportunities

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 27, 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!

Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 24, 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.

Free kit for children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 23, 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.

Join ADA in Diabetes: Together 2 GoalĀ® Campaign

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 22, 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!

Apply now: Pathway to Stop Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 21, 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 now: ADA New England Cardiovascular-Metabolic Fellowship Awards, supported by a grant from Pfizer Inc.

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 20, 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!

Association deeply concerned about President's FY2018 budget

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 17, 2017

Federal support of our nation's research is a vital and critical component in the fight against chronic diseases. Thus, the American Diabetes Association is deeply concerned that the proposed budget released by President Donald Trump would cut $6 billion from the NIH -- a devastating blow to an agency focused on medical research so as to improve the lives of our citizens. Please contact your elected official to voice concern over this issue that curtails vital diabetes research efforts.

Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 17, 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.

Download the new 2017 Standards of Care app

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 16, 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.

Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 15, 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.

ADA launches online hub for insulin affordability advocates

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 14, 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

Free CE on ADA's 2017 Standards of Care

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 13, 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.

77th Scientific Sessions Late Breaking Abstract Submission

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 10, 2017

Each year only the best, new basic and clinical science related to diabetes and its complications is presented at the Scientific Sessions. Late Breaking Abstract submissions will be accepted until Monday, March 13, at 5 p.m. EDT. Learn more and submit your research today.

DiabetesPro Career Center

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 09, 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 the Millions -- Advocate to Stop DiabetesĀ®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 08, 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.

Bookmark this: Diabetes Forecast 2017 Consumer Guide to U.S. diabetes self-care devices

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 07, 2017

See 150+ diabetes devices and self-care tools -- blood glucose meters, apps, continuous glucose monitors, insulin pumps, infusion sets, insulin pens, glucose products, and more -- that can help your U.S. patients manage diabetes. The guide includes free downloadable product specification charts that make it easy to compare features. Help your patients -- whether diabetes beginners or advanced device users -- shop smarter and get the most out of their tools and supplies. View the Consumer Guide.

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