ADA Association News


Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 27, 2016

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 24, 2016

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.


Only 1 day left: our goal is within reach!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 23, 2016

We are so thankful for all that you do, and that is why we are reaching out to ask you for help. With just one day left, we are getting close to reaching our match campaign goal of $350,000, but we are not there yet and our time is running short (100% of this money and funds given by donors will be used towards research funding). Please make a tax-deductible gift.


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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 23, 2016

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.


Join ADA in Diabetes: Together 2 Goal® Campaign

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 22, 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!


Proud Partner of Million Hearts®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 22, 2016

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.


Match offer: 100% towards diabetes research

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 21, 2016

Thank you for everything you do on the front lines of fighting diabetes!
We are turning to you for help. We have an opportunity to secure more funding for diabetes research. Our supporter challenged us to raise $350,000 by June 24 -- they will match this money dollar-for-dollar (100% towards research). We've made progress, but time is running short. Please donate to support research.


Free CME/CE Webcast: Standards of Medical Care 2016

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 21, 2016

Presented by Robert Ratner, M.D., chief scientific and medical officer of the American Diabetes Association, this webcast identifies the Standards of Care recommendations to classify, diagnose, and treat prediabetes and diabetes. Health care professionals who participate in the webcast are eligible for .75 CE credit. Access the webcast.


Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 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.


Free 63rd Annual Postgraduate Course Webcasts -- Available with CME/CE Credits!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 17, 2016

View these webcasts to obtain the latest information on the management of diabetes and its complications, to gain practical tips and proven strategies for improving patient care and to translate the latest diabetes research into clinical practice. View the webcasts.


DiabetesPro Career Center

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 16, 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.


Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 15, 2016

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 online materials for patient education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 14, 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.


Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 13, 2016

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.


Incredible return on investment

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 10, 2016

Right now, your donation for diabetes research will be matched by the Amaranth Diabetes Foundation, dollar for dollar (all towards research funding). But the impact of your gift doesn't stop there. Every $1 the American Diabetes Association invests in diabetes research yields more than $7. Scientists supported by the Association go on to successfully obtain subsequent funding to continue their research. Donate to support diabetes research.


Free CME/CE Opportunity: Self-Assessment Program on Prediabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 09, 2016

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 prediabetes and the prevention of type 2 diabetes. Earn 4.75 continuing education credits. Learn more.


Free Webcast on Advocating for Students with Diabetes -- with CME/CE Credits!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 08, 2016

The Advocating on Behalf of the Student with Diabetes webcast provides the vital information that healthcare professionals need to educate the families of their pediatric diabetes patients about their legal rights and to advocate to ensure that the diabetes needs of students are met so that they have the same education opportunities as their peers. View the webcast.


Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 08, 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 diabetes.org/childcare.


Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 06, 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.


The Rights of Children with Diabetes in Summer Camp

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 03, 2016

Camp is a great opportunity for children to make new friends and participate in fun activities. Many children with diabetes love camp, and some federal and state laws protect these children from camp-related discrimination. A new fact sheet educates about these laws, reasonable modifications that camps can make and tips to consider before sending children with diabetes to camp. Read: The Rights of Children with Diabetes in Summer Camp.


Free CME/CE Opportunity: Self-Assessment Program on Diabetic Kidney Disease

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 02, 2016

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 the diagnosis and management of diabetic kidney disease. Content was developed based on a report from an ADA Consensus Conference on Diabetic Kidney Disease in 2014. Earn 3.75 continuing education credits. Participate today.


Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 02, 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.


Pathway to Stop Diabetes Call for Nominations Now Open!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 01, 2016

The American Diabetes Association is pleased to open the Call for Nominations for Pathway to Stop Diabetes® Awards. 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 by nomination only. Deadline is July 1. Learn more about Pathway and access nomination materials.


Continuing Education for Primary Care

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 31, 2016

Learn about key guidelines that are most useful in primary care during the one-day event, Diabetes Is Primary. The Association's Diabetes Is Primary will take place Saturday, June 11, during the Scientific Sessions. This program will provide information on delivering quality care and improving patient outcomes. Register now.




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