ADA Association News

Task Force Recommendations: Diet + Physical Activity

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently released findings on Diabetes Prevention and Control. The Task Force recommends combined diet and physical activity promotion programs for people at increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Learn more.

Proud Partner of Million HeartsĀ®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

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.

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 25, 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.

Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 24, 2014

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.

Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2014

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 program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 20, 2014

Let the American Diabetes Association help you answer some of the many questions your patients have at diagnosis. It all starts with a free booklet for you to give your patients with the information they need on day 1. The booklet also offers them the opportunity to enroll in a free, year-long program to get ongoing information, tools, recipes and support to help them manage and live well with diabetes. Help your patients get started. Order your free booklets today.

Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop DiabetesĀ®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 19, 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.

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 18, 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.

America Gets CookingSM to Stop Diabetes®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 17, 2014

This November, we invite you and your patients to cook up better health and well-being during American Diabetes Month®! Get tips on staying healthy throughout the holiday season, learn about how to host a special, food-themed event and vote for favorite recipes to help create the perfect holiday meal. Visit

Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 17, 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

Performance improvement continuing education opportunity!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 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!

Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 13, 2014

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.

Free CME/CE Opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on the Management of Diabetes in Children

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 12, 2014

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.

Free online materials for patient education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 10, 2014

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.

Share the link --

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 07, 2014

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:

Webinar to address mobile health and interactive technologies in diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 05, 2014

Interactive and mobile technologies are being used by people with diabetes to help them self-manage their disease and increase interaction with health care providers. Learn about what's working and what's available for you and your patients. The free webinar, scheduled for Nov. 13, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance. Register now.

Pre-Conference Workshop: Advocating on Behalf of the Student with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 04, 2014

A free pre-conference workshop will be held before the Annual Advanced Postgraduate course on Feb. 27 in New York. This workshop is designed for health care professionals with an interest in pediatric diabetes care and will cover the Safe at School campaign, applicable federal and state laws, written care plans, school diabetes management and the role of health care professionals. Continuing education credits will be offered for this workshop. Learn more and register for the workshop.

ConnecT2Day: Innovative Program Providing Key Insights and Tools for Health Care Professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 03, 2014

Recently, self-management support by clinicians has evolved from a didactic approach, focusing on providing information, to empowerment models that encourage patients to make informed self-management choices. Research suggests that this new model is associated with improved diabetes knowledge and improved self-care behavior, improved clinical outcomes such as lower A1C, lower self-reported weight, improved quality of life, healthy coping and lower costs. ConnecT2Day, created as a technique to help you put the empowerment model into action, offers new tools and resources for those who are looking for additional ways to optimize their influence on patients’ self-management of type 2 diabetes. Learn more.

Free CME/CE opportunity: Webcasts from Diabetes is Primary

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 31, 2014

The American Diabetes Association hosted a day-long conference for primary care providers interested in the clinical management of diabetes and its complications. Now, those continuing education webcasts are available free-of-charge. Participate today!

Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Oct 30, 2014

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. Chronicle also interfaces with the ERP portal for administering recognition and facilitating application submission. Free Krame's print/online patient education materials and a 40% discount on all Association publications. Networking opportunities via our exclusive online community. Learn more.

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