ADA Association News

Register for Scientific Sessions

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 17, 2017

Registration and housing are now open for ADA's Scientific Sessions in San Diego, Calif., June 9-13, 2017. Register and reserve your room today.

Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2017

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.

Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2017

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.

Identify Diabetes Discrimination in Adult Patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2017

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); and understand changes in a patient's work life that might cause issues (example: patient needs to start using insulin). Access the checklists.

Free program for children newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 11, 2017

The Courage-Wisdom-Hope kit is intended to help parents, siblings and children adjust to life with the disease, by providing supportive and educational guidebooks that set families up for success. Download the flyer for your patients. Patients can also visit or call 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) to learn more about this new resource.

School/Child Care Diabetes Checklist

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 11, 2017

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.

New Chief Scientific and Medical Officer Named

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 10, 2017

The American Diabetes Association has named William T. Cefalu, M.D., to be its Chief Scientific & Medical Officer, beginning Feb. 20. Dr. Cefalu joins the Association from Louisiana State University's Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La., where he has been a professor since 2003. Dr. Cefalu has also been editor-in-chief of the Association's premier clinical research journal, Diabetes Care, since 2012. Dr. Cefalu replaces Robert E. Ratner, M.D., who retired at the end of 2016 after nearly five years in the CSMO position.

Join ADA in Diabetes: Together 2 GoalĀ® Campaign

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 10, 2017

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!

Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 09, 2017

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.

DiabetesPro Career Center

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 06, 2017

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.

Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop DiabetesĀ®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 05, 2017

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.

64th Advanced Postgraduate Course -- Don't miss important advances in diabetes management and treatment

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jan 04, 2017

The Course will be held Feb. 17-19 in Washington, D.C. The Course will cover the latest clinical research translated into evidence-based treatment strategies to improve outcomes in your patients with diabetes. Discuss clinical cases with our world-renowned faculty and take home practical patient management tools that you can begin using immediately in your practice. The Course will offer 14.25 CE hours. Register today for the best selection of workshops. Learn more and register.

Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 29, 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.

77th Scientific Sessions Abstract Submission

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 27, 2016

Each year only the best, new basic and clinical science related to diabetes and its complications is presented at the Scientific Sessions. Submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017, at 5 p.m. EST. Learn more and submit your research today.

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