New tools to help diabetes

Diabetes is both preventable and manageable, and yet the actuality of preventing and managing the disease is not being achieved in almost every country around the world. The key to treating and preventing diabetes are clearly stated – eat well, exercise regularly, monitor blood sugar and take medication to manage, yet actually implementing these recommendations can be more tricky.
The American College of Physicians (ACP), in conjunction with the American College of Physicians Foundation (ACPF), have unveiled three new tools to be used by healthcare professionals and their patients.
The three comprehensive tools were funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk. Vincenza Snow, the director of clinical programs and quality of care at the ACP, reportedly commented: “The goals of providing these resources are to increase awareness of the gap between current practice and acceptable standards of diabetes care; provide educational interventions to improve diabetes care; increase physician awareness of what constitutes high quality, evidence-based diabetes care; and recognize medical practices that improve their diabetes care.”
The tools include a Living With Diabetes guide, an ACP Diabetes Care Guide that diabetics can get from their internist, and the Diabetes Portal.

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