ADA Association News
Free CME/CE opportunity: Webcasts from Diabetes is Primary
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 29, 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!
ConnecT2Day: Innovative Program Providing Key Insights and Tools for Health Care Professionals
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 26, 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.
New Child Care Position Statement & Resources!
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 25, 2014
On Tuesday, Sept. 23, the Association published a new position statement in Diabetes Care on Diabetes Management in the Child Care Setting. The statement addresses legal protections for young children with diabetes and how they can be safely cared for by child care providers. View the statement.
In addition to the position statement, the Association has a wealth of related information and materials available. Get the materials.
Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 24, 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.
Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 22, 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.
Clinical Practice Recommendations with companion slides
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 19, 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.
Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 18, 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.
Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 17, 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.
MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 16, 2014
Managing diabetes is a challenge that requires finding the right balance among food, physical activity and medicine (if prescribed). Only your patients can decide what to eat, and using a meal plan as a guide can make it easier. Recipes for Healthy Living is a free resource from the American Diabetes Association that can also help. Your patients will find hundreds of recipes, meal plans and healthy tips, with new additions each month. Learn more at www.diabetes.org/recipes.
Free CME/CE opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on Cardiometabolic Risk
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 15, 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. 4.5 credits are available for all health care professionals. Learn more.
Free CME/CE Opportunity: Hypoglycemia and Diabetes
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 12, 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.
Fourth Issue of Diabetes Docket, Legal Advocacy eNews
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 11, 2014
September is back-to-school time, and this issue contains valuable school-related information and updates for families of children who have diabetes. Also read about some American Diabetes Association Advocates, a new Coach USA policy for drivers with type 2 diabetes and how to get help for diabetes discrimination issues. Read this issue.
Association-funded research database
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 11, 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.
The Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes: A Patient-Centered Approach
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 09, 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.
Free CME/CE Opportunity: Self-Assessment Program on Diabetes and the Older Adult
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 08, 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.
Free American Diabetes Association Safe at School Toolkit
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 05, 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.
Proud Partner of Million Hearts®
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 04, 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.
Self-assessment program on exercise and diabetes -- free CME/CE opportunity
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 03, 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.
Are you a Professional Member?
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 03, 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-of-charge webcasts from the 61st Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course -- Now available with CME/CE credits!
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Sep 02, 2014
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.