Endocrine Society and Hormone Health Network Launch First-of-its-Kind Digital Type 2 Diabetes Education Tool

November 12, 2015

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Diabetes D.A.I.L.Y. Resource Helps People with Type 2 Diabetes and Their Loved Ones to Better Manage and Control Diabetes

Washington, DC - The Hormone Health Network, part of the Endocrine Society representing more than 18,000 physicians and scientists, today announced the launch of its free digital interactive diabetes education tool for people with Type 2 diabetes and their loved ones, caregivers and families called D.A.I.L.Y. (Diabetes Awareness Information for Loved Ones and You). Developed by endocrinologists, who are leading experts in diabetes treatment, the resource helps people take control of their condition and better manage their diabetes.

“The diabetes D.A.I.L.Y. course fills an unmet need for people with Type 2 diabetes and their caregivers and loved ones with a unique, one-stop resource that offers easy-to-use tools that work on any mobile platform and is accessible at anytime, anywhere,”  said Henry Anhalt, DO, Hormone Health Network Committee Chair. “D.A.I.L.Y. is a trusted resource to help patients and loved ones to build a collaborative network with their medical experts to support in the management of their Type 2 diabetes.”

“To help people with Type 2 diabetes, their family members and loved ones to be more involved and become active participants in diabetes management, this diabetes D.A.I.L.Y tool is a resource that has been a long time coming,” says T. Sean Vasaitis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and one of the members of the D.A.I.L.Y. Expert Panel. “The program is unique in that it provides resources tailored to the individual patient’s needs and can be shared with health care professionals to help make more informed medical decisions on behalf of the patient.”

D.A.I.L.Y. offers a selection of courses focused on four topics:

  • Healthy Behaviors/Type 2 Diabetes Myths
  • Type 2 Diabetes Treatments
  • Healthy Eating & BMI Calculator
  • Physical Activity & Exercise

Each course includes assessments, videos, fact sheets, patient stories, case studies and health care professional resources.

D.A.I.L.Y. was created by a leading group of diabetes experts and endocrinologists to help educate people with Type 2 diabetes and improve their confidence so they can take a more active role in managing their condition. Its strong community component inspires those with Type 2 diabetes, family members and caregivers to share information with one another. D.A.I.L.Y. also will provide access to experts who can address the full spectrum of issues for those who are newly diagnosed or living with diabetes, as well as those with diabetes complications.

D.A.I.L.Y. can be accessed at www.dailydiabetes.org at no cost. Funding for the platform was provided in part by Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly Diabetes Alliance and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

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About Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes

D.A.I.L.Y. addresses a major health threat in our country today:

  • Diabetes is a common medical condition in which the body has abnormally high levels of blood sugar (glucose). With Type 2 diabetes, the body does not make or use the hormone insulin properly.
  • Approximately 29.1 million people have diabetes and Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90% to 95% of diagnosed cases of diabetes in adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).1
  • Another 7 million people have Type 2 diabetes and don’t even know it, according to the Endocrine Society.2
  • One out of three people will develop Type 2 diabetes at some point in their lifetime.3

About the Hormone Health Network

Established by the Endocrine Society in 1998, the Hormone Health Network (HHN) is the leading national patient education resource on endocrine-related disorders and other women’s health topics, such as diabetes, menopause and healthy living. Our mission is to help patients have more informed discussions with their health care providers about hormones and related diseases and treatments. We accomplish this by working with more than 18,000 industry experts to provide up-to-date, clinically accurate information in a variety of engaging and patient-friendly resources, including:

  • Questions and Answers patient fact sheet series
  • Patient Guide
  • Menopause Map
  • Cooking for Pleasure, Healthy for Life
  • Diabetes D.A.I.L.Y. (Diabetes Awareness, Information for Loved Ones and You) innovative course
  • Hormone Hotline e-update

References

1National Diabetes Statistics Report. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014. http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/pubs/statsreport14/national-diabetes-report-web.pdf
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The Endocrine Society. Endocrine Facts and Figures: Diabetes. First Edition. 2015.
3Diabetes in the United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. www.cdc.gov/diabetes/prevention