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Ask The Experts

Join us for a FREE, educational Ask the Experts Q&A series created to help tackle issues commonly faced by people living with diabetes and wondering about the relationship between diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Ask your question—online or on the phone—in a live Q&A with ADA diabetes experts. Share with anyone you know who may benefit from guidance to living well with type 2 diabetes.


Current Events

 
How to Prevent and Treat Kidney Disease
Staying active can help with diabetes management and heart health. We’ll talk about the small steps you can take to incorporate physical activity into your daily life.
Ask the Experts: Prevention and Treatment of Heart Disease and Stroke
Are you at risk for heart disease or stroke? Having diabetes puts you at a higher risk of developing vascular issues. Learn the signs and symptoms and prevention methods.

Past Events

 
How to Take the Lead in Your Health Care: What to discuss with Your Diabetes Team
Join us for the Ask the Experts event “How to Take the Lead in Your Health Care: What to Discuss with Your Diabetes Team”. You are the leader of your health care team. Build your confidence and advocate for yourself within your care team.
Healthy Eating and Traveling During the Holidays
Join us for the Ask the Experts event, Healthy Eating and Traveling During the Holidays on December 13. The holidays can be a wonderful time with family and friends, but also a difficult time to manage your diabetes. Join us and ask our expert questions to help you balance diabetes management, travel, and the abundance of high carbohydrate foods and alcohol that can show up at holiday gatherings.
Diabetes Stress: Does it Differ from Clinical Depression?
People with diabetes are likely to have diabetes distress and are more likely to be diagnosed with depression than a person without diabetes. Ask your questions and get tips on how to cope with life’s added stress of having diabetes.
ATE en Español: La diabetes tipo 2 y la conexión familiar
Diabetes no solo afecta a la persona que la padece, también afecta a toda la familia. Incluir a miembros de la familia en las conversaciones con tu equipo.
Ask the Experts: Type 2 Diabetes and the Family Connection
Diabetes doesn’t just impact the person that has it, the entire family is affected too. Including key family members in discussions with your care team can help support you and ease the questions and concerns they may have about your health. Join us to decide whether you want to include your family members in your diabetes discussions or if you can be that support for someone else.
Neuropathy and PAD: Minimizing the Risks of Amputation
We will review what steps you can take to prevent the risk of developing neuropathy and peripheral artery disease, and treatment strategies if you are already experiencing pain or numbness.
Transitional Periods of Life and Managing Your Diabetes
There may be times when life events change the way you manage your diabetes. Ask questions and learn where to find support during these times and the importance of revisiting your diabetes care and education specialist to help you on your new journey.
Ask the Experts en Español: Diabetes tipo 2 y riesgo de ECV
Únase a nosotros para el evento Ask the Experts (Pregunta a Los Expertos), Diabetes tipo 2 y riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular el 12 de julio para conocer la conexión entre la diabetes y el riesgo de enfermedad cardiovascular. Haga sus preguntas y aprenda cómo reducir su riesgo de desarrollar complicaciones cardíacas y qué tratamientos están disponibles.
Type 2 Diabetes and CVD Risk
Join us for the Ask the Experts event, Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Risk on July 12 to learn about the connection between diabetes and the risk of cardiovascular disease. Ask your questions and learn how to reduce your risk of developing heart complications and what treatments are available.
Partnering with Clinicians: Conversations to Have with Your Health Care Professional
Ask your questions and learn how to best communicate with your health care team. This includes keeping a list of pertinent questions, sharing concerns both physical and mental, requesting a written list of your goals and accomplishments, and scheduling your next visit.
Reducing the Risk of Stroke
People living with diabetes have a higher risk of developing a stroke than those without diabetes. Our expert will explore ways to prevent a stroke and treatment strategies if you have a stroke. Join us to learn excellent tips to help reduce your risk.
Spring into Action – The Link Between Diabetes Management and Exercise
Our expert will provide you with information on how exercise can contribute to better blood glucose (blood sugar) management and improved overall health. This includes reducing your risk for heart disease and stroke. Learn about how to get started and stay motivated!
Does Kidney Disease Have to Happen?
Ask your questions and learn how to protect your kidneys from damage when you have diabetes. We will explore preventative tips, how to maintain the kidney function you have, and optional treatments to discuss with your care team.
Keeping Your Heart Healthy—What to Do
Ask your questions and learn how to make choices that will help to keep your heart healthy and strong. There are lots of preventative strategies to help you keep your heart healthy, including exercise and food choices. We will teach you how to make healthy decisions so you can take charge of your health!
Getting Started – Organizing the Diabetes To Do List
Remembering to schedule appointments with the ophthalmologist, endocrinologist, podiatrist and more – it is hard to get organized with all the tasks that enable you to manage your diabetes.
Support During the Holiday Season
Even though holidays can be exciting, they can also add layers of stress and frustration. We’ll talk through ways to stay positive and enjoy this time of year.
Find Support From a Diabetes Educator
Listen-in to learn why everyone should have a diabetes educator on their team. We’ll talk about established diabetes education programs and how to enroll in one today.
Prepping for Travel with Diabetes
By car, bus, train or plane—how do you plan for travel when you have diabetes? We’ll cover topics from taking a cooler full of food on your road trip, to eating out, to keeping your medication at the right temperature.
Health Insurance Planning
During this event we encourage you to ask about options for health insurance. We’ll talk through how to make sure you get considered for a medication or treatment you may need that may not be covered.
Diabetes takes a team—who’s on yours?
There are a variety of professionals that can help guide your treatment choices when you have diabetes. Discover who should be on your team.
Meal Prep During the Summer Months
We’ll talk about incorporating summer produce into healthy meals that are quick and easy. Learn how to follow the Diabetes Plate Method when you’re eating out, going to a summer BBQ, staying in and more.
Start and Maintain an Active Lifestyle
Physical activity is an important part of diabetes management. Our expert will talk through options to stay active even if your mobility is limited due to injury or health conditions.
Diabetes and Stroke-Am I at risk?
If you have diabetes, your chances of having a stroke are 1.5 times higher than in people who don’t have diabetes. We will discuss lifestyle options and medication management to reduce your risk.
Kidney Disease and Diabetes
During this Q&A, we will discuss the contributing factors for developing kidney disease, the stages that can occur over time and treatment strategies.
Lifestyle Choices to Protect Your Heart
We will discuss lifestyle choices to embrace and those to avoid to reduce your risk of heart disease. We’ll cover food and beverage choices, physical activity, smoking cessation and more.
Nutrition in the New Year
We will discuss strategies for creating a healthy meal plan and suggest the best way to space out meals and snacks for optimal diabetes management.
The Gift of Group Support
Managing diabetes can be overwhelming at times, but you are not alone. Get support from family, friends, health care providers, and others who are also managing diabetes.
Healthy Food Swaps for the Holiday Season
The holiday season often means bringing family and friends together to share meals. Learn about healthy swaps and portion control and ask your questions of our nutrition expert.
Navigating Insurance to Get the Diabetes Care You Need
Insurance coverage shouldn’t be a barrier to getting the care you need to manage your diabetes. We’ll address the questions you have and help you navigate your health insurance options.
Preventing Diabetes Eye Disease
In this ATE we will answer questions about how to prevent Diabetes Eye Disease.
Best Foot Forward: Type 2 Footcare
Diabetes can affect your feet by reducing blood flow and causing nerve damage. We’ll discuss what you can do to keep your feet healthy.
Diabetes by the Numbers
There are many numbers your health care provider discusses with you. Learn what numbers you should keep track of and what they all mean.
Make the Most of Your Health Care Visits
Visits with your health care providers can feel overwhelming at times. Learn tips on how to prepare for visits with your diabetes care team and questions to ask to get the support you need.
Managing Mental Health During COVID-19
There is a lot of uncertainty during the COVID-19 pandemic, which may lead to added stress on top of managing your diabetes. Our guest expert will talk about ways to cope and engage with your support systems when you may be physically distanced from friends and family.