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Health Experts Call for New Strategies to Combat Alarming Rise in Diabetes
Date:9/25/2008

European

Union (EU) and 87 percent in non-EU countries have not been given an

opportunity to participate in educational initiatives about their

disease(5).

The report findings also highlight a perceived failure of policymakers within the EMEA to provide adequate funding for educational measures. Most healthcare professionals surveyed felt that current healthcare policies being implemented for diabetes by national governments are not placing sufficient emphasis on patient education (64 percent)(6).

"The Institute will be more than just a space for healthcare professional training", said Kenneth Moritsugu, M.D. "It is the starting point of a lasting relationship with the diabetes community, a focal point for collaboration amongst healthcare professionals, policymakers, patients and their families. We hope to help improve the understanding of diabetes and subsequently, to improve patient outcomes for one of the biggest public health threats of this century."

For more information, please visit http://www.jjdi.eu

Notes to editors

About the Diabetes: Tipping Point or Turning Point? report The Diabetes: Tipping Point or Turning Point? report was sponsored by the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute and authored by a multi-disciplinary team comprised of Maria Raikou, health economist from the London School of Economics, Professor Anthony Barnett from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and global market research company, TNS Healthcare.

About the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute

Globally, the Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute provides healthcare professionals with education, training and a space for collaboration, with the aim of enhancing the understanding of diabetes and helping to improve patient outcomes.

Each Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute aims to ensure that diabetes specialists are able to receive skills train
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