ADA’s Ask the Experts Q&A Series

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

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.

Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register for the February event.

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.

Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register for the March event.

Taking Care of Your Feet

Daily foot checks are an important part of managing diabetes. We’ll discuss how to check your feet and signs to look for to keep your feet in check for an active lifestyle.

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register for the April event.

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.

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register for the May event.

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.

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register for the June event.

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.

Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register for the July event.

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.

Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register for the August event.

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.

Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register for the September event.

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.

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register for the October event.

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.

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register for the November event.

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.

Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Register for the December event.

Past Events

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.

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips.

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.

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips.

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.

Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips.

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.

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips.

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.

Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips.

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.

Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips.

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.

Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips.

Build Healthy Meals While Eating at Home

Following a healthy eating pattern doesn’t need to be overcomplicated. Learn how to follow the Diabetes Plate Method with the foods you have on hand in your home.

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips.

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.

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips.

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.

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips.

Healthy Meets Easy: Grocery Shopping and Recipe Tips for Diabetes

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with us as we talk you through the stages of meal planning from the grocery store to your plate. We’ll review tips for how to plan ahead so you can incorporate healthy food options throughout the day.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Medication Management for a Happy Heart

Get tips to help you stay on track with your medications and how to manage multiple medications that help you control your diabetes and prevent complications like heart disease.

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Diabetes and Me in the New Year

Learn how to set small, realistic goals you’ll be able to achieve to get yourself on track in the new year. Our guest ambassador, Brandon, will talk about what gets him motivated to stick with a diabetes management plan to stay controlled and prevent complications.

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

A Little Movement Can Go a Long Way

Physical activity can help you better manage diabetes and heart health. Learn practical tips to get more movement into your daily routine even if you haven’t exercised for years or have limited mobility.

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Getting and Giving Support

Having diabetes can be overwhelming at times. Learn how to ask for support from family, friends, and health care providers, as well as ways to provide support to a loved one with diabetes.

Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Your Health Care Team

Having a team of health care providers with different backgrounds can help you effectively manage your diabetes and heart health. Learn who to have on your team, how their roles support your care, and how to get the most out of your visit with each care provider.

Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Know Your Numbers

Blood sugar, A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels–there are many numbers to keep track of. Learn what these values mean for you and your health and how to keep track of your trends with these important numbers.

Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Diabetes Education Programs

Diabetes education and support programs provide you with the skills and knowledge to manage diabetes more effectively such as when to check your blood sugars, take medicines as prescribed, and prevent complications like heart disease. Learn more about these programs and where to find one in your area.

Date: Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Diabetes Complications

Your risk for heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease is increased when you have diabetes. Learn about these complications and how you can prevent or delay their onset.

Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Enjoy Social Gatherings While Making Healthy Choices

Summer time often leads to more social gatherings centered around food. Learn tips to keep your blood sugar in your target range when eating out with family and friends.

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Care for Your Feet—What You Don’t Know May Surprise You

Diabetes may cause nerve damage and reduced blood flow, resulting in serious complications. Join us to learn what to watch for and steps you can take to protect your feet.

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Meal Timing for Diabetes—What to Eat and When

Learn tips on meal timing throughout the day to keep your blood sugar in target range, and how to fit snacks into your day if you need them.

Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Medication Management for Diabetes & Heart Disease

Get the basics and learn how common medications work, why it’s important to take your medication as prescribed and how to talk to your doctor or pharmacist about your medication regimen when you need to.

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Nutrition Basics for Diabetes & Heart Health

What you eat affects your heart, your blood vessels, and your blood glucose. Lower your risk of diabetes and heart related complications by learning how to balance your meals and finding the best eating plan for you.

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Physical Activity–Getting Started and Staying on Track

There are so many benefits to being active; today is the perfect day to start. Learn practical tips on incorporating physical activity into your every day and how to get moving, even if you’ve never exercised before.

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Stress, Diabetes, and Heart Health

Join us on on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. CT/2 p.m. ET for the latest episode in the ADA’s Ask the Experts Q&A Series. Learn more about stress, diabetes, and heart health and ask a question of our experts.

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Full Audio and Highlight Clips

Where to Start: Diabetes and Your Heart

Take the first important step to lower your risk for heart disease and learn the connection between type 2 diabetes and your heart health.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 12:00 am – 3:30 pm ET

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