ADA Association News


Self-assessment program on exercise and diabetes -- free CME/CE opportunity

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 29, 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.


Free American Diabetes Association Safe at School Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 28, 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.


Free-of-charge webcasts from the 61st Annual Postgraduate Course -- Now available with CME/CE credits!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 25, 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.


Walking the walk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2014

Walk with a Doc is a nonprofit organization with a mission to get health care providers and their patients walking together. Start your own Walk with a Doc! WWAD makes getting started easy. They provide a turnkey toolkit that includes everything you need to organize a regular walk in your community. All you need is to find the location. Whether it's once a week or once a month, get out and walk the walk with your patients. Start your Walk with a Doc today!


Out now: US ENDOCRINOLOGY -- Volume 10, Issue 1, Summer 2014

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

We are very pleased to present the summer edition of US Endocrinology. On the journal's 10th anniversary, we would like to thank all those who have contributed to its success over the years. This edition features an excellent foreword by Samuel Dagogo-Jack, MD, President-Elect, Medicine & Science of the American Diabetes Association.


Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2014

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.


Drug safety REMS

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

The FDA has required a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy for phentermine and topiramate extended-release capsules (Qsymia) so that health care providers can be informed about the risk of teratogenicity associated with this therapy. Learn more.


Are you a Professional Member?

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 22, 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.


New as of July 1 -- Free CME/CE Opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on the Management of Diabetes in a Camp Setting

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

Intended for medical staff working at diabetes camps, but also applicable to any clinician working with children with diabetes, 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 children with diabetes. 4.25 credits are available for all health care professionals. Learn more.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

Now through July 25 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 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 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5-9, 2015. Learn more about the Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award and the National Scientific Achievement Awards at http://professional.diabetes.org/awards.


July 25 deadline fast approaching -- ADA 2015 National Scientific and Health Care Achievement Awards: Call for nominations

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2014

The American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 National Scientific Achievement Awards. Awards will be presented at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5-9, 2015. Learn more about requirements and download award information and profiles.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Professional Interest Group Awards

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2014

Now through July 25 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 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 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5-9, 2015. Learn more about the Professional Interest Group Awards and the National Scientific Achievement Awards at http://professional.diabetes.org/awards.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Harold Rifkin Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 16, 2014

Now through July 25 (8 p.m. EDT), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 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 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5-9, 2015. Learn more about the Harold Rifkin Award and the National Scientific Achievement Awards at http://professional.diabetes.org/awards.


Upcoming ADA and JDRF Research Symposium in Chicago

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 16, 2014

Diabetes and the Microbiome Research Symposium
The American Diabetes Association and the JDRF will convene national and global research expertise on Oct. 27-29 in Chicago. The activity, co-chaired by Dr. Martin J. Blaser and Dr. Clay F. Semenkovich, will focus on the emerging science and clinical implications on the relationship between the host and the microbiome. CALL FOR ABSTRACTS -- Deadline extended to Aug. 15. Learn how to submit your abstract and register.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2014

Now through July 25th (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 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 this award will deliver the 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5 to 9, 2015. Learn more about the Outstanding Physician-Clinician Award and the National Scientific Achievement Awards at http://professional.diabetes.org/awards.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 14, 2014

Now through July 25th (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 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 2015 Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5 to 9, 2015. Learn more about the Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award and the National Scientific Achievement Awards at http://professional.diabetes.org/awards.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 11, 2014

Now through July 25th (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 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 2015 Kelly West Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5 to 9, 2015. Learn more about the Kelly West Award requirements and the National Scientific Achievement Awards.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Albert Renold Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 10, 2014

Now through July 25th (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 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 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5 to 9, 2015. Learn more about the Albert Renold Award requirements and the National Scientific Achievement Awards.


Call for Nominations: ADA 2015 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 09, 2014

Now through July 25th (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 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 2015 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5 to 9, 2015. Learn more about Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award nomination requirements and the National Scientific Achievement Awards.


Call for nominations: ADA 2015 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 08, 2014

Now through July 25 (8 p.m. ET), the American Diabetes Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement Award. The Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement 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 2015 Banting Award Lecture at the 75th Scientific Sessions in Boston, June 5-9, 2015. Learn more about the Banting Medal nomination requirements and the National Scientific Achievement Awards.


Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 03, 2014

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 | Jul 02, 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.


Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 01, 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.


MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jun 30, 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.




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