September 2013 Events
AADE Online Courses: Developed by diabetes educators for diabetes educators
Challenging patient scenarios require a deeper understanding of the patient's issues and concerns. AADE has several online courses that can help you provide the best patient care in difficult situations. Earn between 4 and 12 CE in these convenient online courses, available 24/7.
These courses provide more in-depth information than a webinar, and they give you the CE you need to maintain your certification.
• Insulin Pump Therapy
• Continuous Glucose Monitoring
• Facilitating Behavior Change
• Gestational Diabetes
• DSMT Reimbursement: Essentials
• Inpatient Diabetes Management
• ABC's of Diabetes Education
You can apply the lessons from AADE's online courses right away. Click here to learn the best ways to help your patients today.
September 6-9, 2013 — Ride to Cure Diabetes.
Tour de Tahoe
Lake Tahoe – or Big Blue, as it is referred to by many – is North America's largest Alpine Lake and the jewel of the High Sierra! Experience the adventure of riding your bicycle around Lake Tahoe's 72-mile shoreline by participating in the 9th Annual Tour de Tahoe - Bike Big Blue. Bike the West, the company that has been producing America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride - Lake Tahoe has carried the title for the past 20 years and has gained a reputation as being one of the best spring rides in the country. This is your chance to ride around Lake Tahoe at summer's end – an event promising fresh mountain air, incredible scenic beauty, great food, and entertainment!
To register click here.
September 4, 2013 – Adult Immunizations and Diabetes: What You Need To Know (AADE Live Webinar) from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm EST.
Diabetes educators can play a critical role in recommending vaccines to their patients that will help maintain their good health. Register for AADE's webinar—Adult Immunizations and Diabetes: What You Need To Know —and increase your knowledge of vaccines that could prevent disease.
This 60-minute webinar presented by the Center for Disease Control will help you counsel your patients with diabetes about the need for certain vaccinations and identify additional resources which you can share. Participants can receive 1 hour of continuing education credit.
AADE Live Webinars provide education on the latest diabetes trends and topics. Click here for more information on group and individual pricing.
September 16, 2013 – Diabetes Support Group Meetings: Indiana University Health Goshen Hospital will host two Diabetes Support Group presentations in September, featuring testimonials from people with diabetes who will share their success stories and answer questions. The program is designed for individuals with diabetes and their families.
The presentations take place on Monday, Sept. 16. The first is from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Greencroft Community Center in Goshen, and again from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at IU Health Goshen Hospital. Greencroft Community Center is located at 1820 Greencroft Blvd., and IU Health Goshen is located at 200 High Park Ave. The event is free of charge and open to the general public. For additional information, call 574-364-2931.
September 16, 2013 – Living with Diabetes: The class is taught by registered nurse Donna Schulz, who has type 1 diabetes and has been using insulin for 25 years. The four-week course will help the participant identify diabetes, as well as cover topics such as controlling the disease through nutrition, blood glucose testing, exercise, personal care, complications, insulin and oral medications.
Anyone with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, newly diagnosed patients or anyone who needs a refresher is encouraged to attend. The course will be offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday; Sept. 16, 23 and 30; Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28; and Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25 at the Lodi Health West Campus, 800 S. Lower Sacramento Road.
September 17, 2013 – Hundreds of Connecticut health care consumers and clinicians will come together for "Better Health: Everyone's Responsibility" – an educational forum to encourage consumers to take a more active role in their health and healthcare from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm ET at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT. Cost is ten dollars to attend (includes free parking). Dinner (optional) is an additional $25. Click here to register.
September 21, 2013 — The Divabetic Zone at Taking Control Of Your Diabetes Conference & Health Fair in Worcester, MA.
The happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic will be presenting ongoing stage shows in the Divabetic Zone. Presentations feature an upbeat approach to diabetes education, nutrition information, patient testimonials and fitness demonstrations during the event. Click here now for more information and registration.
This program is presented by the American Diabetes Association, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Divabetic.
Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) Conference and Health Fair DCU Center
50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Toll Free: 1-800-998-2693
September 25, 2013 — Dr. Richard Bernstein will participate in another 60-minute TeleSeminar and Webcast at 8PM EST, 7PM CST, 6PM MST, 5PM PST, designed to answer your most important questions concerning diabetes and his thoughts on the latest developments in this area. Dr. Bernstein is a practicing diabetologist who has had diabetes for over 60 years. He is the author of six best selling diabetes books, including Diabetes Solution and The Diabetes Diet. Currently a faculty member at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he also has a private practice in Mamaroneck, New York. The teleseminar and webcast session is FREE but seating will be limited and you must also register. You'll be able to send in your own questions for him to respond to, and also learn about the best treatments and self-care practices. Click here now to register for the next upcoming call.
September 28, 2013 — ADA Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes
Join the dLife team at the ADA Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on September 28, 2013 at Brookfield Place Plaza in Battery Park City at 10:00 a.m. and help us change the future of diabetes. The money you raise WILL make a difference. Walking is one of the best forms of exercise for people with diabetes and helps to control glucose levels. The ADA Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes provides an opportunity for people to come together for a fun, healthy activity. Invite your family and friends, and together we can stop diabetes — One step at a time. Register today by texting "dLife" to 69866 or visit diabetes.org/dlife to join us!
September 30 – October 2, 2013 - URAC's 2013 Quality Summit & Best Practices Awards, Raising the Bar on Quality: The New Wave of Health Plan Accreditation, Data Analytics, and Clinical Integration, is being held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. This year's event will provide a timely, intensive two-day educational agenda that will address key quality challenges and opportunities, including health insurance marketplaces, data analytics, and integrated care models. Don't miss this chance to share ideas and insights with some of the best minds in the industry, and take successful strategies back to your organization! Enter promo code "URAC31" for a 10% discount on registration.
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