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Ada 2017 Roundup: Photo Ban Causes Stir Among Conference Attendees

Ada 2017 Roundup: Photo Ban Causes Stir Among Conference Attendees

ADA 2017 Roundup: Photo ban causes stir among conference attendees Many scientific conferences have embraced the technological age, creating hashtags for attendees to share content on Twitter and engage with one another. Some conferences even acknowledge attendees with powerful social media presences by giving them special ribbons and including their Twitter handles on their name badges. But at this years meeting of the American Diabetes Association, the conferences official hashtag was dominated by angry attendees protesting a seemingly old-school policy: attendees were not allowed to post photos from presentations on Twitter. 2017ada threatens a strong educational movement of open sharing across all medical meetings, Dr. Neil Floch wrote . Some pointed out on Twitter that sharing data online is an important resource for doctors who arent able to be at the meeting in person and that encouraging communication among attendees could help spur new research ideas. The ADAs official policy claimed that by registering for the conference, attendees gave the ADA the perpetual, global and royalty-free right to record, photograph and use anything from the conference. The policy didnt sit well with many on Twitter. ADA2017 : If you claim your are protecting presenters intellectual property why do you state that you alone are free to use it as below, Dr. C. Michael Gibson tweeted . Gibson, who has a sizeable online presence, tweeted several times using the conferences hashtag to express his dissatisfaction with the rule. Some presenters attempted to circumvent the policy, tweeting that attendees were welcome to take pictures and share their presentations online. People come present their data in a public forum because they want to share their research & promote their work, not hid Continue reading >>

Join Our #dtravel Twitter Chat May 8 At 1 P.m. Et!

Join Our #dtravel Twitter Chat May 8 At 1 P.m. Et!

Join Our #DTravel Twitter Chat May 8 at 1 p.m. ET! UPDATE: Click here for a summary of this #DTravel Twitter chat. Summer travel season is almost here! Wherever you go, your diabetes comes with you. Traveling with diabetes has its challenges, but if you know your rights and plan ahead, youre almost guaranteed to have a safe journey. On Thursday, May 8, from 1 to 2 p.m. ET, the American Diabetes Association will hold a special Twitter chat on travel rights and tips for people with diabetes. This is a chance to learn about packing diabetes supplies, preparing for airport screenings, resolving common travel issues and more. Katharine Gordon, Director of the Associations Legal Advocate Program, will tweet and answer your questions live! To participate, just log on to Twitter, follow @AmDiabetesAssn and search for #DTravel. If you dont have a Twitter account, you can follow along by visiting Twitter.com and searching for #DTravel . We hope youll join us and share some travel tips of your own! Continue reading >>

Adventure Roundup: David C. Schultz

Adventure Roundup: David C. Schultz

Diabetes: Diagnosed with type 1 at age 13 in 1970 Seeing It All: Knowing that blindness is a possible diabetes-related complication, David Schultz decided as a teenager to see as much of the world as he could, and as soon as possible. On one of his cross-country road trips, he met a professional photographer who inspired his career as a landscape photographer. Nature As Muse: After a brief foray into fashion photography, Schultz was called back to nature while working on a resort brochure in Utah. Within a month, he had closed his old shop in Dallas and moved to Utah, which he says has too many beautiful landmarks to pick a favorite. He can be at any one of 10 national parks, with mountains or red rock formations, in five to six hours from where he lives. Even with such spectacular options, hes strategic about where and when he travels, as heat and cold can take a toll on diabetes and insulin. Three months ago, he was in Antarcticawhich he says is surprisingly warmer than some winter trips to Yellowstone National Parkand kept his insulin and meter supplies in an interior pocket to avoid freezing. He also visits photo locations when the weather is most temperate. All Hands on Deck: When Schultz is hired to shoot photos in exotic locations, he has a team of people who can help him in diabetes emergencies. Whenever I travel, I am with other people, an expedition doctor and such, and they all know my medical history, he says. He also visits his endocrinologist for a routine checkup before a trip, just in case. But with more than 40 years of diabetes management under his belt, Schultz says he understands his body and its signs of highs and lows. His CGM helps, too. Its giving me an idea of not [only] where my glucose is right now, but which direction its heading, he says. I Continue reading >>

Twitter-derived Neighborhood Characteristics Associated With Obesity And Diabetes

Twitter-derived Neighborhood Characteristics Associated With Obesity And Diabetes

Twitter-derived neighborhood characteristics associated with obesity and diabetes 1 Kimberly D. Brunisholz ,2 Weijun Yu ,3 Matt McCullough ,4 Heidi A. Hanson ,5,8 Michelle L. Litchman ,6 Feifei Li ,7 Yuan Wan ,8 James A. VanDerslice ,9 Ming Wen ,10 and Ken R. Smith 11 1Department of Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health, College Park, USA 5Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT USA 8Utah Population Database, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 9Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 11Department of Family and Consumer Studies and Population Science & Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 1Department of Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health, College Park, USA 2Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, USA 3Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation, College of Health, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 4Department of Geography, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 5Department of Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT USA 6College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 7School of Computing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 8Utah Population Database, Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 9Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 10Department of Sociology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA 11Department of Family and Consumer Studies and Population Science & Huntsman Cancer Institute, Univer Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association: 2018 Tour De Cure: North Shore

American Diabetes Association: 2018 Tour De Cure: North Shore

Welcome to 2018 Tour de Cure: North Shore The Tour de Cure is an event where no matter what road you take, you will be joining thousands of people from around the country who have the same passion as you to fight diabetes and its burdens. All riders, runners and walkers will be treated to lunch and a fantastic celebration party for all to enjoy. The Tour de Cure is bigger and better than ever with options for everyone. Cycling will make you feel the power of the pedal as you join the fight to end diabetes. The Tour de Cure's cycling routes are for people of all cycling abilities and is regarded as one of the top multi-site cycling events in the country. The routes are well-marked, there are safety marshals and safety vehicles, fully stocked rest stops and more. Running shows not only physical determination but the determination to end diabetes. The Tour de Cure is now open to all runners! If you choose to run you will receive a timing chip and will run on a beautiful 5k route. What a great way to celebrate health, fitness and fun! Walking together with family, friends and coworkers shows your community you want a cure. Walking is a great way to get out and get healthy all while celebrating those living with diabetes. You will be among hundreds of walkers who share your passion as you walk along a beautiful route. After registering you will have access to your participant center which is your fundraising hub. You will have a personal page to share your story, mobile apps, email templates and more. Fundraising has never been easier, and you can earn great Recognition Gifts for your efforts. The sooner you register, the more you save! Take a look at the schedule below and sign up early for the best deal. Recommit to helping us fund critical diabetes research, programming, Continue reading >>

Diabetes Journals Mobile

Diabetes Journals Mobile

Effective 31 December 2016, ADA journals will no longer publish new content to the ADA Journals Mobile App. We encourage users to access our journal content via our mobile websites at . We apologize for any inconvenience. Get instant access to the premier professional journals of the American Diabetes Association:Diabetes,Diabetes Care,Clinical Diabetes, Diabetes Spectrum.ADAjournals are available on your mobile device through the "diabetes journals" app for iOS and Android, and the websites are optimized for viewing on your smartphone or other handheld device. With the ADA Journals'mobile app, subscribers can access the latest diabetes research published in the Association's high-impact scientific and medical journals.The mobile app's streamlined design provides one place on your mobile device for accessing, browsing, reading, and sharing full-text articles. In addition, users may cache article content for later reading when no Internet connection is available. Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Association Celebrates Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Launch

American Diabetes Association Celebrates Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Launch

American Diabetes Association Celebrates Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program Launch Evidence-based community program is now available to Medicare beneficiaries ARLINGTON, Va. (April 2, 2018) Today, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) celebrates the launch of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (MDPP). For more than a decade, the ADA has worked tirelessly to ensure that evidence-based community prevention programs like the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) are accessible and affordable for all Americans who need them. Americas seniors (65 years of age) are at greatly increased risk for type 2 diabetes with more than one in four people over the age of 60 living with diabetes. Additionally, nearly 50 percent of seniors in Medicare have prediabetes. As reported in our recent Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2017 study, diagnosed diabetes costs the United States an estimated $327 billion annually, posing a significant threat to our nations health care system. By offering the MDPP to Medicare beneficiaries starting today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have taken a momentous step in preventing diabetes, improving seniors health, and tackling growing federal health care costs. It has been estimated that this evidence-based program could save $2,650 in health care costs per enrollee for the first five quarters of the program. Over time, as the MDPP gets underway, more seniors across the country will gain access to this successful, evidence-based community intervention. The ADA is eager to see the incidence of type 2 diabetes among seniors shrink and recognizes that progress will be gradual as community-based providers learn to navigate the Medicare system. Important factors, such as the technical assistance offered by CMS, wil Continue reading >>

Amdiabetesin (@amdiabetesin) | Twitter

Amdiabetesin (@amdiabetesin) | Twitter

Pending Pending follow request from @AmDiabetesIN Cancel Cancel your follow request to @AmDiabetesIN This is the official Twitter page of the American Diabetes Association, Indiana Area. Are you sure you want to view these Tweets? Viewing Tweets won't unblock @AmDiabetesIN There are some things that affect your risk for diabetes that you can't change. Being aware of them can help you take smart steps to lower your risk. Thanks. Twitter will use this to make your timeline better. Undo How much and what type of carbohydrate foods are important for managing diabetes. Learn more about how much and what foods to include in your meal plan. pic.twitter.com/QNWG1uN2G9 Thanks. Twitter will use this to make your timeline better. Undo GetFitDontSit Day is coming up! On May 2, we hope youll join us as we focus on incorporating activity throughout the workday. Find out more here, and download your e-toolkit today: pic.twitter.com/rrwG2jiX2f Thanks. Twitter will use this to make your timeline better. Undo On behalf of the millions of Americans who live with or are at risk for diabetes, we are committed to dispelling common myths and misconceptions around this chronic disease. Here are several Myths vs Facts: Thanks. Twitter will use this to make your timeline better. Undo While the Associations priority is to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes, type 1 diabetes is a critical focus of the organization. Read more about the critical research made possible by the American Diabetes Association. Thanks. Twitter will use this to make your timeline better. Undo We know that hearing "you have type 1 diabetes" is tough for everyone in the family. Our Courage-Wisdom-Hope Kit for children and their families helps every kid feel smart, brave and ready to live a great life. pic.t Continue reading >>

Can A Bunch Of Doctors Keep An $8 Billion Secret? Not On Twitter

Can A Bunch Of Doctors Keep An $8 Billion Secret? Not On Twitter

Bloomberg the Company & Its Products Bloomberg Anywhere Remote LoginBloomberg Anywhere Login Bloomberg Terminal Demo Request Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Can a Bunch of Doctors Keep an $8 Billion Secret? Not on Twitter Novo Nordisks Victoza study details leaked at medical meeting Diabetes group asked attendees to hold results in confidence In New Orleans Monday, a major medical organization attempted a feat perhaps as hard as treating the disease doctors were there to discuss. They asked a packed convention hall of attendees not to tweet the confidential, market-moving data they had flown in to see. In an unusual arrangement, the American Diabetes Association let hundreds, if not thousands, of in-person attendees see new data on Novo Nordisk A/Ss blockbuster diabetes treatment Victoza more than an hour before its official release to the public and the markets. Thats atypical for such sensitive data, which are usually shared only with journalists and researchers who have agreed to abide by strict terms, under threat of losing future access. As the Monday afternoon presentation neared, attendees posted on Twitter pictures of the packed hall, of the crowds waiting to get in, and of the projection screens touting the trials name: LEADER. After warning attendees not to share the information they were about to post, presenters in the hall put up slides showing thatBagsvaerd, Denmark-based Novos drug cut heart attacks and Continue reading >>

Tweet Revenge: Twitter Erupts As Diabetes Forum Tries To Lock Down Photo Sharing

Tweet Revenge: Twitter Erupts As Diabetes Forum Tries To Lock Down Photo Sharing

Tweet Revenge: Twitter Erupts As Diabetes Forum Tries To Lock Down Photo Sharing Attendees at the American Diabetes Associations Scientific Sessions in San Diego this year many of them young researchers who are active on social media were surprised to be greeted with the following: Thanks for joining us at #2017ADA! Photography isnt allowed during presentations wed appreciate it if youd delete this tweet. For many, the essence of gathering at conferences is the sharing of scientific information, a peek at interesting research in progress. The policy, unusual for scientific conferences, is the most public manifestation yet of the tension between the drug and medical device companies that help sponsor the ADAs flagship programs on one side and researchers and patients on the other. The New England Journal of Medicine doesnt consider this a problem. Some researchers on Twitter pointed to NEJM guidelines that state online posting of an audio or video recording of an oral presentation at a medical meeting, with selected slides from the presentation, is not considered prior publication, according to Medscape . This KHN story also ran in U.S. News & World Report . It can be republished for free ( details ). The #2017ADA hashtag on 10 million peoples feeds, and growing has been dominated by negative feedback, according to Symplur, a health care social media analytics platform. Each year, academic and industry researchers present cutting-edge and sometimes unpublished data at the ADAs Scientific Sessions. Many of these researchers accept research grants or consulting contracts from insulin makers and other pharmaceutical companies, according to disclosures made on the conferences website. The nonprofits website shows it accepted corporate sponsorships of up to $135,000 for the Continue reading >>

Diabetes Topics Associated With Engagement On Twitter

Diabetes Topics Associated With Engagement On Twitter

Diabetes Topics Associated With Engagement on Twitter ORIGINAL RESEARCH Volume 12 May 7, 2015 Jenine K. Harris, PhD; Adelina Mart; Sarah Moreland-Russell, PhD, MPH; Charlene A. Caburnay, PhD, MPH Suggested citation for this article: Harris JK, Mart A, Moreland-Russell S, Caburnay C. Diabetes Topics Associated With Engagement on Twitter. Prev Chronic Dis 2015;12:140402. DOI: . Social media are widely used by the general public and by public health and health care professionals. Emerging evidence suggests engagement with public health information on social media may influence health behavior. However, the volume of data accumulating daily on Twitter and other social media is a challenge for researchers with limited resources to further examine how social media influence health. To address this challenge, we used crowdsourcing to facilitate the examination of topics associated with engagement with diabetes information on Twitter. We took a random sample of 100 tweets that included the hashtag #diabetes from each day during a constructed week in May and June 2014. Crowdsourcing through Amazons Mechanical Turk platform was used to classify tweets into 9 topic categories and their senders into 3 Twitter user categories. Descriptive statistics and Tweedie regression were used to identify tweet and Twitter user characteristics associated with 2 measures of engagement, favoriting and retweeting. Classification was reliable for tweet topics and Twitter user type. The most common tweet topics were medical and nonmedical resources for diabetes. Tweets that included information about diabetes-related health problems were positively and significantly associated with engagement. Tweets about diabetes prevalence, nonmedical resources for diabetes, and jokes or sarcasm about diabetes w Continue reading >>

Join Our #asktherd Twitter Chat March 9 At 7 P.m. Et!

Join Our #asktherd Twitter Chat March 9 At 7 P.m. Et!

Join our #AsktheRD Twitter Chat March 9 at 7 p.m. ET! Update:For a recap of our #AskTheRDTwitter chat, please click here . And to continue the conversation on Twitter,be sure to Tweet us at @AmDiabetesAssn and use #AskTheRD ! Knowing what to eat can be confusing. Everywhere you turn, there is news about what is or isnt good for you. But a few evidence-basedtips have weathered the fad diets and withstood the test of time. This is why the American Diabetes Association is committed to highlightingthe best choices, so youll know what to focus on for meals and snacks. And with March being National Nutrition Month , its the perfect time to find delicious ways to eat well! The Association is excited to host an #AskTheRD Twitter chat on this very topic Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. ETfeaturing a nutrition expert with experience in diabetes management. Our Associate Director of Nutrition, Sloane Mendelsohn, MS, RD, LDN, will offer tips to eatright with diabetes. This is a chance to learn about the Associations dietary recommendations and have your own questions answered live! To participate, just log on to Twitter, follow @ AmDiabetesAssn and follow #AskTheRD . Watch for updates throughout March 9well be answering questions that are tagged #AskTheRD . Continue reading >>

Twitter Chat Series For Diabetes Healthcare Professionals

Twitter Chat Series For Diabetes Healthcare Professionals

Twitter Chat Series for Diabetes Healthcare Professionals The Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute, in partnership with The Diabetes Influencers Network, is launching a series of Twitter chats from August through December 2016 geared to diabetes healthcare professionals. Topics will cover the gamut from using social media for career growth to helping clients accept the diagnosis of diabetes to offering guidance on healthy restaurant eating. These lively Twitter chats will be facilitated by Hope Warshaw, MMSc, RD, CDE, BC-ADM. Warshaw is a Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Faculty member and is serving during 2016 as president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. The hashtag for this Twitter chat series is #DiabetesINFL When you register, we will send you timely reminders about upcoming Twitter chats via email. Simply enter your email address below and click on the "Register Me" button. This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged. This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. Hope Warshaw is a diabetes and nutrition consultant, freelance writer and book author. She was an early adopter of social media and uses it, particularly Twitter, to engage with her diabetes colleagues and people with and affected by diabetes. Warshaw has authored numerous consumer-focused books for the American Diabetes Association and is a contributing editor for Diabetic Living magazine. Warshaw is a Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute Faculty member and is serving during 2016 as president of the American Association of Diabetes Educators. You can join the chat on www.twitter.com by entering the hashtag #DiabetesINFL in the search field. For a detailed, step by step instructions on how to participate in a chat on Twitter, p Continue reading >>

Ada To Re-evaluate Tweet Ban After Backlash

Ada To Re-evaluate Tweet Ban After Backlash

ADA to re-evaluate tweet ban after backlash The American Diabetes Association says itwill re-evaluateits policy ofbanning photos and tweets of slides during presentations, afterabacklash at its annual congress. The #2017ADA and#ADA2017hashtags showsangerat thestrong arm tactics,whichhas overshadowed many of the discussions at the conference. ADA says the measures are meant to prevent unauthorised sharing of copyrighted and (in some cases)as-yet unpublished medical data. But critics say the policy is hopelessly outdated in the age of social media, andblocks all the benefits of rapid, open sharing of data. ADA went as far as having members of staff on hand during presentations to enforce the rules, which more or less banned photos or tweets containing slides at the conference without accreditation. In ADAs defence, other major healthcare conferences have introduced similar policies and there was also a work-around available whereby members of the press could apply, several weeks in advance, for photo accreditation. But this did not stop widespread anger from those attending who advocate sharing of knowledge and ideas on social media, with many threatening to take photos of slides, or retweet them, in protest. Unprecedented tweetstorm by the medical community against information sharing policy by @AmDiabetesAssn #2017ADA Insulin Nation (@InsulinNation) June 9, 2017 In its Photography and Audiovisual Recording Policy, the ADA states: Taking photos of or recordingthe content of meeting room slides, poster presentations, and supporting materials is prohibited, considered intellectualpiracy, and unethical. Attendees who ignore this policy will be at risk of losing their badge credentials. Journalists attending are also allowed to use voice recorders to assist with reporting, Continue reading >>

American Diabetes Associations Twitter Fiasco: Does It Matter To Patients?

American Diabetes Associations Twitter Fiasco: Does It Matter To Patients?

ADA , American Diabetes Association , Intellectual property rights Michael Joyce produces multimedia at HealthNewsReview.org and tweets as @mlmjoyce The American Diabetes Association (ADA) sparked a social media uproar at its annual conference in San Diego earlier this month when it restricted participants from posting photographs of slide presentations on Twitter: ADA Twitter response to an attendee who posted a photograph from a slide presentation. The response by conference attendees especially those quite active on social media was brisk, passionate, and hinted at Orwellian censorship. Medscape, who broke the story on the second day of the meeting, mostly focused on the response by physicians. It would be fair to point out theres some selection bias at play here; after all, the survey was done via social media, and completed by people who use social media. Many like Kevin Campbell MD, a cardiologist in North Carolina with a substantial Twitter following felt the ban was ill-advised for these reasons: many who cant attend the meeting rely on social media to follow new findings in real time most other major medical associations actively encourage live tweeting during their meetings online engagement facilitates dialogue from a variety of perspectives from around the world Whether these rationale hold water or not will likely be debated frequently in the coming years, as more people attending medical conferences turn to social media. But these arguments center on health care providers. What about patients? Could such a ban affect the roughly 1 out of 10 Americans with diabetes? Michelle Litchman is a Utah-based family nurse practitioner who specializes in diabetes care. She was unable to attend the ADA conference but followed it on Twitter so she could bring the lates Continue reading >>

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