ADA Association News
Performance improvement continuing education opportunity!
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 22, 2015
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to offer a new Web-based, six-month performance improvement (PI) study offering up to 20 CMEs, free of charge. Each health care professional will track 25 patients with diabetes during the six-month process. The data entry will take less than 10 minutes per patient and is fully Web-based. Professionals will receive confidential, individual reports to assist in improving patient outcomes. Participate today!
Peer-reviewed highlights from the 2014 Scientific Sessions-MD Conference Express
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 21, 2015
The highlights of the meeting are written from primary sources and are peer-reviewed to ensure that the advances in diabetes care are reported with accuracy and balance. The publication is a valuable resource and has proven to be an enduring reference of the meeting. View the MD Conference Express e-book.
30th Annual Clinical Conference on Diabetes: Beyond the Numbers
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 20, 2015
Scheduled May 21-24 in Orlando, Fla., the 2015 Clinical Conference will look at the rationale behind "the numbers," the landmark clinical trials from which they were developed and the differences in guidelines and recommendations. We will explore the concept of individualizing treatment goals, the data to support varying from strict guideline adherence and current challenges for patients and providers around "numbers." Learn more and register.
Diabetes is Primary – CME Program
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 19, 2015
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS -- The American Diabetes Association will bring together physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other health care professionals interested in the clinical management of diabetes and its complications. The program is an exciting and innovative educational initiative developed specifically for the primary care community. This initiative will offer information and tools needed to improve patient outcomes through provider and patient engagement. Get additional information.
Are you a Professional Member?
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 19, 2015
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.
Continuing education for health care professionals who treat patients with diabetes
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 18, 2015
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 | May 15, 2015
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.
Free Online Materials for Patient Education
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 14, 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.
Free CME/CE opportunity: Webcasts from Diabetes is Primary
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 13, 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!
Association-funded research database
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 12, 2015
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.
Free CME/CE opportunity -- Self-Assessment Program on Cardiometabolic Risk
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 11, 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.
Reducing Cardiometabolic Risk: Patient Education Toolkit
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 08, 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.
MyFoodAdvisor® Recipes for Healthy Living
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 07, 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.
CME program: Diabetes is Primary on June 6
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 06, 2015
On June 6 in Boston, ADA will bring together physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists and other health care professionals interested in the clinical management of diabetes and its complications. The program is an exciting and innovative educational initiative developed specifically for the primary care community. This initiative will offer information and tools needed to improve patient outcomes through provider and patient engagement. Get additional information.
Walking the walk
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 06, 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!
Join the Millions -- Advocate to Stop Diabetes®
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 05, 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.
Pathway to Stop Diabetes Call for Nominations
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 04, 2015
The American Diabetes Association is pleased to announce that the Call for Nominations for Pathway to Stop Diabetes Awards is now open. Pathway provides substantial support to exceptional scientists who are early in their diabetes research careers or who are established in other disciplines, but are interested in applying their expertise to diabetes research. Applications are due July 1 for anticipated funding to start Jan. 1, 2016. Learn more about Pathway and access nomination materials.
Free program for your newly diagnosed patients!
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | May 01, 2015
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.
Diabetes Emergency Info Tear-Off Medical Alert Card
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 30, 2015
Created to help educate police officers and other first responders about diabetes and its symptoms, each card provides information about diabetes emergencies and includes a tear-off card to keep in a person's wallet or with the 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.
Consensus Conference on Early Intervention Research in Type 1 Children -- Webcasts Available
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 29, 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.
How to Get Help Tear-off Pads for offices/clinics
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 27, 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.
Proud Partner of Million Hearts®
DiabetesPro SmartBrief | Apr 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.