ADA Association News


Consensus Conference on early intervention research in type 1 children

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 19, 2014

This Consensus Conference will explore the fundamental differences in type 1 diabetes between children and adults and aims to propose a thoughtful approach for developing disease modifying therapeutics in children before or after the onset of clinical type 1 diabetes. The goal is to define a development and regulatory pathway that takes into account both safety and efficacy. The Consensus Conference Report will be published in Diabetes Care and notable pediatric journals. Learn more and register.


Free online materials for patient education

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 18, 2014

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 | Dec 17, 2014

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.


Pre-Conference Workshop: Advocating on Behalf of the Student with Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 16, 2014

A free pre-conference workshop will be held before the Annual Advanced Postgraduate course on Feb. 27 in New York. This workshop is designed for health care professionals with an interest in pediatric diabetes care and will cover the Safe at School campaign, applicable federal and state laws, written care plans, school diabetes management and the role of health care professionals. Continuing education credits will be offered for this workshop. Learn more and register for the workshop.


ConnecT2Day: Innovative Program Providing Key Insights and Tools for Health Care Professionals

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 15, 2014

Recently, self-management support by clinicians has evolved from a didactic approach, focusing on providing information, to empowerment models that encourage patients to make informed self-management choices. Research suggests that this new model is associated with improved diabetes knowledge and improved self-care behavior, improved clinical outcomes such as lower A1C, lower self-reported weight, improved quality of life, healthy coping and lower costs. ConnecT2Day, created as a technique to help you put the empowerment model into action, offers new tools and resources for those who are looking for additional ways to optimize their influence on patients' self-management of type 2 diabetes. Learn more.


Free CME/CE opportunity: Webcasts from Diabetes is Primary

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 12, 2014

The American Diabetes Association hosted a day-long conference for primary care providers interested in the clinical management of diabetes and its complications. Now, those continuing education webcasts are available free-of-charge. Participate today!


Become a recognized education program through the American Diabetes Association

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 11, 2014

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. Chronicle also interfaces with the ERP portal for administering recognition and facilitating application submission. Free Krame's print/online patient education materials and a 40% discount on all Association publications. Networking opportunities via our exclusive online community. Learn more.


Walking the walk

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 10, 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!


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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 09, 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. 4.5 credits are available for all health care professionals. Learn more.


Free CME/CE Opportunity: Hypoglycemia and Diabetes

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 08, 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 working with patients with type 2 diabetes. Content was developed based on the 2013 scientific statement on the same subject issued by the ADA and TES. Earn up to 3.75 continuing education credits. Learn more.


MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 05, 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.


Driving with Diabetes -- Read about it in Diabetes Docket

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 04, 2014

Driving is an important part of life for many, and some patients who have diabetes may be concerned about the impact (on driving) of hypoglycemia or other diabetes-related issues. Different states have different rules about when people may not drive because of diabetes. Read more in the latest issue of Diabetes Docket, Legal Advocacy eNews, which also includes articles about diabetes and law enforcement, diabetes on the job and more. Read Diabetes Docket.


Share the link -- www.diabetes.org/million

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 04, 2014

The American Diabetes Association is collaborating with six national organizations to make 1 million Americans aware of their risk for type 2 diabetes. Join professionals from the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the National Council of La Raza, the National Council on Aging and the YMCA of the USA to spread the word. Encourage people to take the Diabetes Risk Test by sharing the link: diabetes.org/million.


Consensus conference on early intervention research in type 1 children

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 03, 2014

This Consensus Conference will explore the fundamental differences in type 1 diabetes between children and adults and aims to propose a thoughtful approach for developing disease modifying therapeutics in children before or after the onset of clinical type 1 diabetes. The goal is define a development and regulatory pathway that takes into account both safety and efficacy. The Consensus Conference Report will be published in Diabetes Care and notable pediatric journals. Learn more and register.


The Management of Hyperglycemia in Type 2 Diabetes: A Patient-Centered Approach

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 03, 2014

This free CME/CE opportunity is a self-assessment program consisting 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 patients with type 2 diabetes. Content was developed based on the 2012 position statement on the same subject issued by the ADA and EASD. Earn up to 4.75 continuing education credits. Learn more.


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

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 02, 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.


62nd Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course -- Registration is open

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2014

Join your colleagues and leading diabetes experts in New York for presentations on cutting-edge clinical research on diabetes. The course will offer the latest advances in diabetes treatment and management in general sessions and interactive, small-group Meet the Expert sessions that are perfect for networking and providing stimulating conversations. Earn up to 14.25 continuing education credits. Learn more and register.


Task Force Recommendations: Diet + Physical Activity

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently released findings on Diabetes Prevention and Control. The Task Force recommends combined diet and physical activity promotion programs for people at increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Learn more.


Proud Partner of Million Hearts®

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 26, 2014

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.


Free CME/CE Opportunity: Self-Assessment Program on Diabetes and the Older Adult

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 25, 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 working with older adult patients. Content was developed based on the 2012 consensus report on the same subject issued by the ADA and AGS. Earn up to 3 continuing education credits. Learn more.


Association-funded research database

DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Nov 24, 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.




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