photoThis company is introducing a Web site ( to patient and physician diabetes education.
     It is formatted in two sections — one designed for patients and the other designed for physicians. Each addresses issues and questions that would be beneficial to each group.
     Diabetes is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States today (there are 150,000 deaths/year), and 8 million people remain undiagnosed for diabetes in the U.S. today. Newly diagnosed cases of diabetes are growing at an epidemic rate (6% per year). 16 million people in the U.S. (6% of the population) currently have diabetes, and effective treatment and reduced long-term complications are dependent on early diagnosis. The goal of the Web site is to facilitate early diagnosis through increased awareness to both physicians and patients.
     This site expands the number of this company’s educational Web sites to five. Others include:; (bladder cancer education); and
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