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Text MGMA your thoughts

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 30, 2016

The American Diabetes Association invites you to join MGMA Stat, the Medical Group Management Association’s new text message polling initiative. Sign up today to get real-time data on hot topics in the healthcare industry every week at no charge. All you have to do is respond to the weekly question, and you'll get the results texted back within 48 hours. Starting today, we will conduct a national survey on the number of providers offering lifestyle education to patients. Text diabetes to 33550 to sign up and participate!

Free online materials for patient education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 25, 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.

Help your patients prevent type 2 diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 15, 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.

Identify Diabetes Discrimination in Adult Patients

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 12, 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.

School/Child Care Diabetes Checklist

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 11, 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.

Join ADA in Diabetes: Together 2 Goal® Campaign

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 10, 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!

Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 09, 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.

Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 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.

DiabetesPro Career Center

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 05, 2016

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 Diabetes®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 04, 2016

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.

Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 03, 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.

Public Workshop: Diabetes Outcome Measures Beyond Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 02, 2016

On Aug. 29, the FDA is sponsoring a public workshop titled "Diabetes Outcome Measures Beyond Hemoglobin A1c" at its White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Md. This forum will be a dialogue with the public, patients, patient advocacy groups and industry to gain greater appreciation on the extent to which the current regulatory paradigm for antidiabetic drug therapies addresses the needs of patients with diabetes and to identify additional outcomes, beyond HbA1c, that are of direct relevance and importance to patients living with the disease. Learn more.

Child Care Setting: The Rights of Children with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 02, 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

2017 Legislative & Regulatory Priorities Survey – Deadline Aug. 15

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Aug 01, 2016

As we look to 2017, we want to hear from you about where we should focus our efforts to best serve the diabetes community and achieve the greatest impact. This is your chance to make a difference for all people with diabetes by helping effect change on a local, state and national level. Take the survey.

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