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ACP, ACP Foundation Diabetes Initiative plans for 2 more years
Date:5/15/2008

The Diabetes Initiative of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the ACP Foundation released new information on the first three years of its project to improve diabetes care primarily through special efforts targeting physicians practices.

The Initiative was funded in 2005 by an unrestricted educational grant from Novo Nordisk, Inc.

The plans were released at a special press briefing during the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in Washington, DC, where ACP is hosting 6,000 physicians for Internal Medicine 2008, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

In January 2008, Novo Nordisk awarded ACP and its foundation a two-year grant to build on the success of the first initiative.

The Diabetes Initiative demonstrates the success of the team-based concept at patient and provider level, as well as on the grand scale, with the partnership of ACP and Novo Nordisk, said Alan C. Moses, MD, chief medical officer, worldwide, Novo Nordisk A/S.

Defeating diabetes will take cooperation and collaboration among industry, public sector, academia, and at the point of care. Novo Nordisk is proud to support ACPs critical role in educating the physicians who often are on the frontlines of treating diabetes by providing the tools they need for proactive diabetes care, Dr. Moses said.

The results of the first three years of our efforts confirm that optimal diabetes care requires a team effort, said Vincenza Snow, MD, FACP, director of clinical programs and quality of care at ACP.

We are excited to have the opportunity to continue build on what we learned and strengthen programs and products that improve the health and quality of life for people with diabetes.

According to Dr. Snow, in the coming two years, the Initiative will:

  • Increase the membership of the Diabetes Advisory Board, a powerful leadership group, to include members from the American Academy of Famil
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Contact: Susan Anderson
sanderson@acponline.org
215-351-2653
American College of Physicians
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