ADA Association News
Are you a Professional Member?
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 07, 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.
The Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes: A Patient-Centered Approach
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 04, 2014
This free CME/CE opportunity is a self-assessment program consisting 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 patients with type 2 diabetes. Content was developed based on the 2012 position statement on the same subject issued by the ADA and EASD. Earn up to 4.75 continuing education credits. Learn more.
American Diabetes Association Alert Day® -- Take It. Share It. Step Out.
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, is American Diabetes Association Alert Day®. Encourage your patients to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out their risk for type 2 diabetes, share it with everyone they know and then get active by participating in a Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes® event near them. Our risk test can be found on Facebook and at diabetes.org/risktest, or they can call 1-800-DIABETES. Download our promotional materials.
29th Annual Clinical Conference on Diabetes -- Marco Island, Fla.
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 28, 2014
Join your colleagues May 22 to 25 at one of the nation's premier clinical diabetes meetings. Providing up to 20.5 CE credits, the activity will focus on "Reducing Risks: Primary & Secondary Prevention." The target audience includes primary care or diabetes specialty physicians, doctor of osteopathy, podiatrists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, dietitians, CDEs or other health professionals who care for patients with or at risk for diabetes. Early-bird registration ends soon! Learn more and register now.
Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 27, 2014
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 CME/CE Opportunity: Hypoglycemia and Diabetes
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 26, 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 patients with type 2 diabetes. Content was developed based on the 2013 scientific statement on the same subject issued by the ADA and TES. Earn up to 3.75 continuing education credits. Learn more.
Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 25, 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.
Register now for joint Keystone Symposia on Diabetes Complications and Macrophages
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 24, 2014
The date is fast approaching for joint Keystone Symposia on Diabetes Complications and on Innate Immunity, Metabolism and Vascular Injury. Leading scientists from around the world will gather in Whistler, British Columbia, March 23 to 28, to explore some of the key factors involved in the pathophysiology of diabetes complications. Learn about the symposia and register.
Free CME/CE Opportunity: Self-Assessment Program on Diabetes and the Older Adult
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 24, 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.
Clinical Practice Recommendations with companion slides
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 21, 2014
The 2014 Clinical Practice Recommendations along with a comprehensive slide set are available! The slides capture all of the key recommendations in ADA's Standards of Care. The recommendations, these slides and other resources can be found on the Clinical Practice Recommendations page on DiabetesPro. Learn more.
Performance improvement continuing education opportunity!
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 20, 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!
Save time and money and qualify for meaningful use
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 19, 2014
The American Diabetes Association and the DiabetesPro resource center Diabetes Rx now help you qualify for meaningful use by providing free patient education and electronic prescribing. Learn more.
Proud Partner of Million Hearts®
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 18, 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.
Peer-reviewed highlights from the 73rd Scientific Sessions
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 17, 2014
For an authoritative reference of the key findings from the American Diabetes Association 73rd Scientific Sessions, we invite you to read the official peer-reviewed highlights from MD Conference Express. Read the highlights.
My Health Advisor
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 14, 2014
Help your patients lower their risk for type 2 diabetes or its complications with the newly updated My Health Advisor. Now faster and more user-friendly, this online risk calculator shows patients how small lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Patients also receive a personalized action plan to get them on the road to better health. Visit for more information.
Free American Diabetes Association Safe at School Toolkit
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 13, 2014
The Association's new Safe at School Toolkit includes a wealth of information and materials about the rights of students who have diabetes and appropriate school diabetes management. Along with materials to share with families of your patients, the kit includes a colorful poster to display in your waiting room/clinic and an article from Clinical Diabetes about how to effectively advocate for your school-aged patients. The kit is free, but there will be a minimal charge for shipping. Order the kit.
Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 12, 2014
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.
Self-assessment program on exercise and diabetes -- free CME/CE opportunity
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 11, 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 the relationship between exercise and diabetes. Credit is available for all health care professionals. Learn more about this module and other educational opportunities.
Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Feb 07, 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.