ADA Association News

Register for Scientific Sessions

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 07, 2016

Registration and housing are now open for ADA's Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Calif., June 9-13, 2017. Register and reserve your room today.

School/Child Care Diabetes Checklist

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 06, 2016

Children with diabetes may not have access to appropriate diabetes management at school and are sometimes treated unfairly (discrimination). This type of discrimination may negatively affect your pediatric patients, including: blood glucose control, risk for serious complications and their ability to learn and fully participate in school and school-related activities. This checklist can help you identify affected patients and refer them for help from the American Diabetes Association. Get the checklist.

America's Diabetes Challenge Wants to Hear from Your Patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

Nearly 30 million people in the U.S. are living with diabetes, and most have type 2. About one-third of adults living with diabetes are not at their A1C goal. America's Diabetes Challenge is committed to changing these statistics, and helping people work with their doctor to set and reach their A1C goal. Encourage your patients to share their personal diabetes stories here, where they can also find diabetes management resources.

77th Scientific Sessions Abstract Submission

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

Each year only the best, new basic and clinical science related to diabetes and its complications is presented at the Scientific Sessions. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at 5 p.m. EST. Learn more and submit your research today.

More than 95,500 people have signed ADA's petition on insulin affordability

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2016

Earlier this month, the American Diabetes Association announced a resolution passed by the Board of Directors and the launch of a petition. Together, the resolution and petition demand increased transparency in the insulin supply chain and call on Congress to hold hearings to identify the reasons for the dramatic increases in insulin prices. In less than two weeks, the petition has garnered more than 95,500 signatures. Join us in making this issue a priority; with even more signatures to the petition, our voices can be that much louder--sign the petition today.

Join ADA in Diabetes: Together 2 Goal® Campaign

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2016

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!

Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

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.

November is American Diabetes Month®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 29, 2016

Observed every November, American Diabetes Month is an important element in the American Diabetes Association's efforts to raise awareness of diabetes and the 29 million Americans living with it. This year's campaign, This Is Diabetes™, nationally sponsored by Colgate Total® and Medtronic Diabetes®, showcases real-life stories of people managing the disease. As health care professionals, you have just as many stories to tell, and we hope you'll join us in educating others about the truths of diabetes. Please share our materials to increase the sense of urgency around this disease -- and encourage your colleagues and patients to participate on social media. Browse the promotional materials.

DiabetesPro Career Center

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 28, 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.

Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2016

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.

Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 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.

ADA launches petition calling for access to affordable insulin

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 18, 2016

As the cost of insulin climbs, millions of Americans with diabetes are paying a steep price to stay alive. The American Diabetes Association has announced a resolution and the launch of a petition that calls on all entities in the insulin supply chain to increase transparency. ADA is also calling on Congress to hold hearings to identify the reasons for the dramatic increases in insulin prices and take action to ensure affordable access to insulin for all who need it. Join us by signing the petition.

64th Advanced Postgraduate Course -- Don't miss important advances in diabetes management and treatment

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 16, 2016

The Course will be held Feb. 17-19 in Washington, D.C. The Course will cover the latest clinical research translated into evidence-based treatment strategies to improve outcomes in your patients with diabetes. Discuss clinical cases with our world-renowned faculty and take home practical patient management tools that you can begin using immediately in your practice. Course will offer 14.25 CE hours. Register today for the best selection of workshops. Learn more and register.

Free online materials for patient education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 11, 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.

Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 09, 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

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