December 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.

Courses include:
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.

December 2-6, 2013 World Diabetes Conference, Melbourne, Australia

"I am delighted to welcome you to Melbourne for the World Diabetes Congress and I am immensely proud to be able to support one of the world's largest health-related events focused on such an important topic." -- The Hon Dr Denis Napthine MP, Premier of Victoria

This event will be taking place from December 2-6, 2013 at the Melbourne Convention Centre.

Those who wish to attend must register by November 16, 2013. To register, please click here.

December 14, 2013 ABBA-Licious Beginning Hustle with Emily Coles: Join Dance Out Diabetes in San Francisco, CA. Hustle is a flashy, powerful American dance, which originated in the 1970'2. EMily Coles breaks it down and makes it fun for all ages. And we'll have lots of ABBA, too!

Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Bring water and a snack, if needed. For more information, call 1-877-765-4386. Or visit the Dance Out Diabetes website.

December 19, 2013 Mr. Divabetic's Favorite Things Party 

Mr. Divabetic's Favorite Things Party! Join us on Thursday, December 19th from 12 PM to 1 PM when the happy healthcare host, Mr. Divabetic reveals his Oprah-inspired list of the top gifts to keep someone living with diabetes happy and healthy in 2014! Mr. Divabetic's Favorite Things list features the best in diabetes self-care products, health and beauty, music, mobile apps, footwear and cooking. The wide range of products and services are recommended by healthcare providers, Divabetic Club members and beauty and fashion experts. All participants are rewarded for participating in diabetes educational outreach with gifts and prizes.  Don't miss it! 

This program is presented by the American Diabetes Association, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Divabetic. 

Jefferson Alumni Hall, First Floor Eakins Lounge
10th and Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Register: 1-800-JEFF-NOW

December 30, 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.

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