Professional Section Quarterly - Fall 2012 - (Page 1)

Fall 2012 IN THIS ISSUE Updated DSME Standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Dual HbA1c Reporting in ADA Journals . . . . . 5 73rd Scientific Sessions Info . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Postgrad Course Preconference Workshop . . 15 Discrimination Due to Diabetes: Attorney Network Can Help Patients “Dorothy,” who has diabetes, was working as a cashier at a major retail store in California. She had been denied the most basic of accommodations for her diabetes—access to small food or drink items to treat low blood sugar while on the job. One day at work, she felt her blood sugar dropping. Wanting to avoid a dangerous hypoglycemic reaction, she picked up a sugary snack from her checkout line, paid for it at her own register, and consumed it. Just days later, despite having recently received a pay raise for superior performance, she was abruptly fired based solely on this incident. Clinical News Action Brief ■ Advocacy Attorney Network Dorothy’s experience is an example of discrimination based on diabetes—a problem that Aaron Fischer and other members of the Association’s Advocacy Attorney Network fight on a regular basis. Attorney Aaron Fischer. The Advocacy Attorney Network includes hundreds of attorneys around the country who work in continued on page 2 This past February, the Association convened a Consensus Development Conference on diabetes and older adults (defined as individuals age 65 years and older) to address the lack of data on how best to prevent and treat diabetes in this population. After a series of scientific presentations by experts in the field, the Consensus Panel independently developed a consensus report highlighting what was learned about the following areas as they relate to older adults: the epidemiology and pathogenesis of diabetes, evidence for preventing and treating diabetes and its comorbidities, current guidelines and recommendations for treating those with or at risk for diabetes, issues to consider for individualizing treatment, and ways to fill gaps in the available evidence. The consensus report, available online at, is jointly published in the December issues of Diabetes Care and the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. John Pipe Voices for Change Awards Given to Special Diabetes Program for Indians Grantees T hree leading Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) grantees were presented with the American Diabetes Association’s John Pipe Voices for Change Award on September 26 at the National Indian Health Board’s 29th Annual Consumer Conference in Denver, Colo. The Association recognized the programs for their effective diabetes treatment and prevention services in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. The award honors the memory of John Pipe of Wolf Point, Mont., a dedicated diabetes advocate who served on the Association’s Native American Initiatives Subcommittee. His lifelong advocacy efforts reached from his local community to Washington, D.C., and benefited countless tribal communities. The 2012 John Pipe Voices for Change Award recognizes SDPI programs that have excelled in the following categories: Advocacy, Outcomes, and Innovation. continued on page 3

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Professional Section Quarterly - Fall 2012

Professional Section Quarterly - Fall 2012
Updated DSME Standards
Dual HbA1c Reporting in ADA Journals
73rd Scientific Sessions Info
Postgrad Course Preconference Workshop

Professional Section Quarterly - Fall 2012