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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 27, 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.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2017 Professional Interest Group Awards

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 26, 2016

Now through August 26 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Professional Interest Group Awards to include the Richard R. Rubin Award, the Roger Pecoraro Award, the Norbert Freinkel Award and the Edwin Bierman Award. These lecture awards will be presented at the 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, June 9-13, 2017. Learn more.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2017 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 25, 2016

Now through August 26 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award. This is an opportunity to recognize exceptional leadership and highly meritorious efforts by a health professional in the field of diabetes education. The recipient of this award will deliver the 2017 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Lecture at the 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, June 9-13, 2017. Learn more.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2017 Harold Rifkin Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 24, 2016

Now through August 26 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes. This award honors individual outstanding service in the cause of diabetes that has been performed with an international perspective and with international impact. The recipient of the award will receive complimentary housing and registration to attend the 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, June 9 to 13, 2017. Learn more.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2017 Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 23, 2016

Now through August 26 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award. This is an opportunity to recognize an active and highly regarded physician-clinician for exceptional achievements in providing and improving the diabetes clinical practice. The recipient of the award will receive complimentary housing and registration to attend the 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, June 9 to 13, 2017. Learn more.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2017 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 20, 2016

Now through August 26 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology. This is given in memory of Kelly M. West, widely regarded as the "father of diabetes epidemiology," to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. The recipient of this award will deliver the 2017 Kelly West Award Lecture at the 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, June 9-13, 2017. Learn more.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 19, 2016

Now through August 26 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Diabetes Research Award. Established to recognize outstanding contributions in patient-oriented clinical outcomes research having significant impact on diabetes prevention and treatment, the recipient of this award will receive complimentary housing and registration to attend the 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, June 9-13, 2017. Learn more.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2017 Albert Renold Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 18, 2016

Now through August 26 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Albert Renold Award. Given in memory of Dr. Albert Renold, this annual award recognizes an individual who has a career distinguished by outstanding achievements in mentorship and/or creation of a robust environment for diabetes research. The recipient will receive complimentary housing and registration to attend the 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, June 9 to 13, 2017. Learn more.


Your Guide to the latest ADA Standards

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 18, 2016

This month's cover story in The Journal of Family Practice highlights the latest changes in the Association's Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes. The authors, who are a part of the Association's Primary Care Advisory Group, also review the recommendations that are relevant to family physicians. Read the article.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2017 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 17, 2016

Now through August 26 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award. This is an opportunity to recognize outstanding achievement by a diabetes researcher younger than 50 years of age, taking into consideration independence of thought, originality, significance of discovery and impact on a selected area of diabetes research, including diabetes pathogenesis, treatment and/or prevention. The recipient of this award will deliver the 2017 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award Lecture at the 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, June 9-13, 2017. Learn more.


Identify Diabetes Discrimination in Adult Patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 16, 2016

Diabetes Discrimination Checklists can help during patient visits. They will help you: recognize occupations at high risk for diabetes discrimination (police work or truck driving, for example); listen for "verbal clues" from patients possibly affected (example: can't take a break to test blood glucose level); understand changes in a patient's work life that might cause issues (example: patient needs to start using insulin). Access the checklists.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2017 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 13, 2016

Now through August 26 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement. The Banting Medal is the highest scientific award of the American Diabetes Association and is awarded annually to honor highly meritorious career achievement in the field of diabetes research. The recipient of this award will deliver the 2017 Banting Award Lecture at the 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, June 9-13, 2017. Learn more.


Pathway to Stop Diabetes Call for Nominations Now Open!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 13, 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.


School/Child Care Diabetes Checklist

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 12, 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.


31st Annual Clinical Conference on Diabetes: Back to the Future!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 12, 2016

Earn up to 20.5 CE Credits at the nation’s premier clinical diabetes meeting May 26-29 in Ponte Vedra Beach (Jacksonville), Fla. Attendees come to hear cutting-edge research translated into clinical practice. The program is designed specifically for health care professionals who care for patients with diabetes, at risk for diabetes, and who manage diabetes-related complications. Learn more and register.


ADA 2017 National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards: Call for Nominations

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 11, 2016

The American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2017 National Scientific Achievement Awards to be presented at the 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego, June 9-13, 2017. Learn more.


Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 10, 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.


Join ADA in Diabetes: Together 2 GoalĀ® Campaign

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 09, 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!


Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 09, 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.


Proud Partner of Million HeartsĀ®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 06, 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.


Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 05, 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.


Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 04, 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.


Continuing Education for Primary Care

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 03, 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.


Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 02, 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.


Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 29, 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.


Free Online Materials for Patient Education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 28, 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.




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