ADA Association News
Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 31, 2015
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.
Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 30, 2015
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.
MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 29, 2015
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.
Consensus Conference on Early Intervention Research in Type 1 Children -- Webcasts Available
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 28, 2015
This Consensus Conference explored the fundamental differences in type 1 diabetes between children and adults to propose a thoughtful approach for developing disease modifying therapeutics in children before or after the onset of clinical type 1 diabetes. Webcasts are available free to ADA professional members and attendees. Log in to view the webcasts.
Free CME/CE opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on Cardiometabolic Risk
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 27, 2015
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.
Proud Partner of Million Hearts®
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 24, 2015
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.
Walking the walk
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 23, 2015
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!
Medical Alert ID Cards
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2015
Created to help police officers and other first responders, each card provides information about diabetes emergencies and includes a tear-off card to keep in a person's wallet or with their vehicle registration. You can get the cards at no cost (except shipping/handling) to share with your patients, local police departments and other first responders. Order the Medical Alert Cards.
New - Free CME/CE Opportunity: Self-Assessment Program on Prediabetes
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2015
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.
How to Get Help Tear-off Pads for offices/clinics
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 20, 2015
The new Legal Advocacy How to Get Help Tear-off Pads, perfect for medical offices and clinics, help increase awareness of diabetes discrimination and how to get help from the American Diabetes Association by calling 1-800-DIABETES. The information on each pad (25 sheets/pad) is printed in English on one side and Spanish on the other. The pads are free, except for shipping and handling. Order your How to Get Help Pads.
Differentiation of Diabetes by Pathophysiology, Natural History and Prognosis Research Symposium
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2015
The American Diabetes Association and the JDRF will convene national and global research expertise at the Differentiation of Diabetes by Pathophysiology, Natural History and Prognosis Research Symposium Oct. 10-12 in Miami. The symposium will provide a clinically useful, broadly applicable staging system for patient-centered management of type 1 and type 2 diabetes that can be clinically detected, and could facilitate identifying appropriate outcomes and treatment targets. Visit professional.diabetes.org in August for more information.
New - Free CME/CE opportunity: Webcasts from the 2015 Diabetes is Primary
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 16, 2015
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!
Free CME/CE Opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on the Management of Diabetes in Children
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 15, 2015
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.
My Health Advisor
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 14, 2015
Help your patients lower their risk for type 2 diabetes or its complications with the newly updated My Health Advisor. Now faster and more user-friendly, this online risk calculator shows patients how small lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Patients also receive a personalized action plan to get them on the road to better health. Visit for more information.
Save the date and join us in San Francisco
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 13, 2015
The 63rd Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course will be held in San Francisco, California on March 4-6, 2016. Join your colleagues and diabetes experts in San Francisco for presentations and discussions on cutting-edge clinical research in diabetes. The Course will cover the latest advances in diabetes treatment and management in both general sessions and interactive, small-group Meet the Expert sessions that are perfect for networking and providing stimulating conversations. Visit professional.diabetes.org in October for more information.
Free-of-Charge Webcasts from the 62nd Annual Postgraduate Course -- Now available with CME/CE credits!
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 10, 2015
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.
Free Back to School Parent Advocacy Webinar: Wednesday July 15: 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 09, 2015
The free, annual Back to School Advocacy Webinar will be held at noon ET on July 15th. This webinar, directed to parents/guardians of students with diabetes enrolled in United States schools, will cover federal/state laws, written care plans, diabetes management case studies, resources for families/schools and Safe at School updates. Please share this information with patients and colleagues. Registration is available first-come/first-served. Register today!
Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes: Abridged for Primary Care Providers – Now available
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 08, 2015
The American Diabetes Association has published our recommendations in a format designed specifically for primary care providers. The Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes -- 2015: Abridged for Primary Care Providers is now available in Clinical Diabetes. This condensed version highlights the key guidelines that are most useful in day-to-day primary practice. Get your free copy.
Free continuing education opportunity – Advocating on Behalf of the Student with Diabetes
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 07, 2015
The webcast of this information-packed workshop, held in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association’s Postgraduate Course this past February, is now available for continuing education credit. The workshop was designed for pediatric health care providers who treat children with diabetes and provides vital information to ensure that the needs of their pediatric patients with diabetes are met in the school setting. View the webcast for credit or access the webcasts without credit.
Free Online Materials for Patient Education
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Jul 06, 2015
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.