ADA Association News

Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 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 online materials for patient education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 21, 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.

Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 20, 2016

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.

Association offers free Back to School webinar for parents on July 21, 2-3 p.m. ET

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 19, 2016

The American Diabetes Association again will be offering a free Back to School webinar on Wednesday, July 21, at 2 p.m. ET. This Safe at School webinar is designed for parents/guardians of children with diabetes enrolled in U.S. schools. It will cover federal/state laws, written care plans, resources for families/schools, case studies and Safe at School updates. Please share this information with patients and colleagues. Registration is available first-come/first-served. Register today!

Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 08, 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.

Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 07, 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

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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 06, 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.

The Rights of Children with Diabetes in Summer Camp

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 05, 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 Webcast on Advocating for Students with Diabetes - with CME/CE Credits!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 30, 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.

Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 29, 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.

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