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Providers get new tools to help manage Type 2 diabetes

September 12, 2014
by Richard R. Rogoski
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With approximately 20 million Americans living with Type 2 diabetes, much of the responsibility for monitoring and managing this chronic condition lies with healthcare providers.

Understanding the need for better communication between the provider and those living with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. Inc. have launched the ConnecT2Day program.

Based on research and input from both healthcare providers and those living with Type 2 diabetes, ConnecT2Day offers an online engagement portal with results of the latest research and downloadable tools. Among these tools is the Patient Conversation Toolkit which helps providers ask the right questions and convey their message in a way that informs, motivates and builds confidence in those trying to manage their own Type 2 diabetes.

Marjorie Cypress, PhD, C-ANP, CDE, president, health care & education, American Diabetes Association, said "To help support the Association’s movement to Stop Diabetes, patients need educational and motivational information as they work each day to manage their disease," said Marjorie Cypress, PhD, C-ANP, CDE, president, healthcare & education, American Diabetes Association, in a press release. "Active self-management is key for people living with diabetes, and ConnecT2Day provides health care practitioners with the resources they need to help them better connect and converse with their patients about their health."