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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.


2021 Events

 
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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.
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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.
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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.

Past Events

 
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Preventing Diabetes Eye Disease
In this ATE we will answer questions about how to prevent Diabetes Eye Disease.
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Get Motivated to Get Moving
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.