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The role of statins in the prevention of cardiovascular disease is well established. However, the relationship of statin therapy to incident type 2 diabetes remains controversial. The first study evaluating this association found a 30% risk reduction for incident diabetes with pravastatin. However, subsequent studies have suggested either no risk or a slight hazard. A meta-analysis in the October 2009 issue of Diabetes Care examines the possible role of statin therapy in the development of type 2 diabetes. It finds that the relationship of statin therapy to incident diabetes remains uncertain and recommends additional trials to formally address this issue.

Statin Therapy and Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis
October Issue of Diabetes Care

Diabetes News

1 Fight [Diabetes-Related] Non-Healing Wounds Lying Down
2 Childhood Cancer Survivors Exercise Less, Increasing Diabetes Risk
3 Diabetes Drug From Astra, Bristol Shows Benefit in Study
4 Eosinophil Count Is Positively Correlated With Albumin Excretion Rate in Men With Type 2 Diabetes
5 A Multicenter, Randomized Trial of Treatment for Mild Gestational Diabetes
6 Environmental and Socio-Economic Factors as Contributors to Racial Disparities in Diabetes Prevalence

57th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course

Mark your calendar and plan to join your colleagues and the world's leading experts in San Francisco for cutting-edge clinical research in diabetes treatment and management. The 57th Annual Advanced Postgraduate Course will offer the latest advances in diabetes management in general sessions and interactive Meet the Expert sessions. Sessions will include the latest information on the management of diabetes and its complications, practical tips and proven strategies for improving patient care, translation of the latest diabetes research into clinical practice, and up to 15.5 continuing education hours.

Registration and Housing Now Open!
Annual Postgraduate Course Web site

Webcasts from 56th Annual Postrgraduate Course

70th Scientific Sessions

70th Scientific Sessions Web site

Registration and Housing Opens December 2009

Abstract submissions for the 70th Scientific Sessions are now being accepted online.
Deadline: January 8, 2010
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Did you miss the 69th Scientific Sessions? Or were you there, but inevitably missed some sessions you really would have liked to attend? It's not too late! Webcasts from the 69th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, LA are now available. Purchase online access or a DVD of over 700 presentations from the meeting.
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Online Continuing Education Opportunities

American Diabetes Association-Patient Management Program (ADA-PMP)

The American Diabetes Association-Patient Management Program (ADA-PMP) is a web-based interactive clinical problem-solving continuing education program. The ADA-PMP is an assess of your clinical decision-making and interpersonal skills regarding data-gathering diagnosis, therapy and follow-p of a new patient seen by you.
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Facilitating Behavior Change: Key Strategies For Empowering Patients

Therapeutic lifestyle change is an essential component of treating patients with cardiometabolic risk. All members of the interdisciplinary health care team should have the knowledge and training to assess, facilitate, and empower patients to make healthy lifestyle changes.

This new activity from the American Diabetes Association will enhance the knowledge and skills of the health care professional by providing them with key strategies and case examples to assist them in obtaining optimum patient goals.Get free CE creditnow.
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Other Opportunities

Call for Applications and Nominations for National Scientific Achievement Awards

November 4 December 4, 2009

The American Diabetes Association will be soliciting applications and nominations for the following National Scientific Achievement Awards:

• Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement
• Outstanding Educator in Diabetes Award
• Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
• Outstanding Physician Clinician Award
• Albert Renold Award
• Harold Rifkin Award for Distinguished International Service in the Cause of Diabetes
• Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology

Look for information and the website for this call for nominations in the November issue.

Certificate of Distinction for Inpatient Diabetes Care

The Joint Commission, in collaboration with the American Diabetes Association, has developed a Certificate of Distinction that recognizes hospitals that make exceptional efforts to identify, monitor, and foster better outcomes for hospitalized diabetes patients. Key components recognized by certification include staff education, written blood glucose monitoring protocols, protocols for prevention and treatment of hypo-and hyperglycemia, patient education, and data collection/quality improvement activities.

Contact The Joint Commission for more information on how your hospital can become certified.

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