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The Mission of Diabetes In Control is to be the world leader of current and accurate on-line diabetes information for medical professionals, and to promote increased understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes, ultimately helping the medical professional to empower the patient to better self-care. 

Goals: 

  • To provide the most current information on new drugs, therapies, and devices 

  • To provide information on current studies and results 

  • To provide trials for participation in new therapies, educational programs, meters, and other devices

  • To promote certification for diabetes educators

  •  To provide current information on the standards of care 

  • To provide methods for medical professionals to take responsibility for patient outcomes

  • To promote the team approach in diabetes care 

  • To provide methods to empower the patient to better self-care 

Letter to subscribers:

Diabetes is an epidemic, and there is great interest from the corporate world to bring new products and treatments to market. There are over 4900 studies going on for new drugs, appliances and treatments for diabetes. The information that is available is astronomical.

Since 1995 the medical industry has introduced more than 8 new drugs and insulins, 50 new meters, and pumps and countless over the counter aids. There will be over 20 new drugs submitted to the FDA for diabetes within the next 5 years.

It is crucial for medical professionals to have the most current information available. Because 98% of diabetes management has to come from the patient, if we can make it easier for them, they will have more success in controlling their diabetes.

In addition, the shift to outcomes-based diabetes management has put an extra strain on our time and increased our need for knowledge.

Since we are all so busy it makes it very difficult, almost impossible, to stay current on the new approaches, medications, meters, etc, for our patients.

We are offering you a free newsletter. This e-newsletter for diabetes educators and medical professionals will help keep you informed about the new treatments, devices and studies that can make a difference for your diabetic patients to self-manage their diabetes.

About Diabetes in Control in the words of our partner, The Institute for Safe Medication Practices:

"ISMP is pleased to announce that we have established a partnership with Diabetes In Control, an online resource for medical professionals to help increase understanding of the care and treatment of diabetic patients.... The newsletter and website provide critical, action-oriented information gathered from hundreds of scientific periodicals on new drugs, devices, treatments, and services; special topics of interest, such as drugs that affect blood glucose levels; medication safety, including ISMP articles and interviews; and unbiased review of diabetes medical products.... One of the regular features of the Diabetes In Control newsletter is a column called 'Diabetes Disaster Averted'. This series presents real-life stories submitted by medical professional about near misses and errors associated with medications, treatments, and devices used by diabetic patients." March 24, 2011, Volume 16, Issue 6

Feedback from Diabetes Clinicians: 

“I appreciate what Steve Freed, Dave Joffe, and Andrew Young are doing at Diabetes in Control to keep timely and important information easily at the fingertips of providers caring for those with diabetes.”

-- Steven V. Edelman, MD, Founder, Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD), and 2009 ADA Diabetes Educator of the Year

“In reference to your newsletter Diabetes in Control, I have been a reader ever since I attended a CE you gave at FASCP 2 years ago. I am always looking for information that would be useful for our staff and have found that your newsletter is a very quick read and I can select the things that are important to me very quickly and easily. I have begun using your “Test Your Knowledge” as part of the weekly quiz we give to our doctor of pharmacy residents. I also use a lot of the information to help educate the physician residents, during the weekly class sessions that our staff teaches. I think that every pharmacist should subscribe to your newsletter and have introduced my (colleagues) at regional meetings in the past.”

-- Jeff Bush, PharmD, Bayfront Medical Center Pharmacy

“You guys do a fantastic job of quick and easy-to-read reporting for those of us who are inundated with information but cannot always manage the time to read everything either. Thank you for this valuable service. There is a special place in diabetes heaven for you.”

-- Barbara Stillwater, RN, Ph.D.

“I have been reading Diabetes in Control for the past 6 years. I receive a lot of email newsletters each week and often have to select the ones that are the most valuable and forgo the rest. Your newsletter is always on my must read list. The information is concise and very informative. We have encouraged all our pharmacists as well as prescribing clinicians to subscribe to the newsletter. We have numerous pharmacist residents and interns, and your website archives and articles are used by many of them for research and presentation preparation.”

-- Saumil Patel, Assistant Director Pharmacy, Tampa General Hospital

More subscriber comments:

"I like what you are doing as it is precise and easy to use. I am very active in my work and need ease of use. Quick look and move on."

"Since time is limited, [Diabetes In Control] allows me to review the general 'headlines' and dig deeper into the stories I am most interested in."

"I look to this web site for accurate research reports that I can forward further to the general public via FaceBook or email. As a retired hospital and healthcare nutritionist I know about the misinformation about diabetes, and seek to correct these misguided opinions with real research reports. Keep up the good work."

"Keep those details coming, esp. coverage and details of studies and new drugs."

"I am a women's health NP. I work w/ HSCT transplant pts and have a general gyne practice. I appreciate the insight into women and diabetes-management and prevention, trends to consequences; insights in pregnancy. Thank you."

"(The newsletter) feels like a jump start on the week. You provide excellent, timely info. I look forward to the weekly newsletter."

"I enjoy the succinct, one page articles of sometimes intricate topics."

"It's terrific. Case studies of challenging pts are immensely helpful."

“It's an excellent site. Even the advertisements are well done and informative.“

"Great job! Extremely well thought out ... very informative.” 

“I love this website. You and your colleagues did a most useful and easy to understand website. I am a doctor, who has just been diagnosed and I am learning more from your newsletter than I was taught in med school. Excellent!"

“What wonderful information you are providing through your newsletter! It's nice to be able to read briefly about events and research that are taking place in the world of diabetes, all in one place."

"I have introduced your site to several diabetes practitioners all of whom agree that your site is one of the best on the internet. Keep up the good work."

"I appreciate your web site and all the current information you provide. It is quality information with research backing that we need to provide for our patients. Thank you."

"The newsletter is great! I really enjoy it. I don't have much time to read journals lately, and this I can read in 10 minutes or so. I am an RN, C.D.E., and I work as a clinical trials coordinator. This issue was especially interesting. Thanks for all your hard work and information."

"I am a C.D.E. in Alaska and an active AKADE who is unable to attend this years annual meeting. It is great to know I can rely on your net site for up to date news. Thanks."

"Thank you so much for doing this. I work in a clinic that provides care for people in our area who have no insurance and have incomes around the poverty level. Your work will be a great help to us in caring for our patients. Thanks again."

"I am the diabetic coordinator of a Native American Indian tribe and will utilize your newsletter in my teaching, presentations, and I also will use some of your articles in my monthly newsletter that I put out to all my diabetics. I have thoroughly enjoyed your informative newsletter, we thank you for your time."

"Great!! I really appreciate your efforts to compile all this info for those of us in diabetes education."

"Way to go! Excellent information ... you save me lots of research time and I feel up to date. Thanks! 

"What a wonderful news letter.The information is priceless. Please keep up the good work."

"I enjoyed the information and format of your newsletter.... Things I need to know in a concise, quick delivery. Thanks."

"Thanks for your News Letter. I live in India. I work for Lifescan, Johnson & Johnson. I am sure this will be very useful for diabetics and diabetes educators. Wish you Good Luck."

"I would like to thank you for writing such an informative newsletter. I am a pediatric critical care RN and I have a five year old son who has been diagnosed with diabetes. I find so much of the information on the internet related to diabetes is written for non medical professionals. Your newsletter is exactly the type of information I need."

 

 


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