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Health Management Corporation Incorporates Clinically Proven Care Diabetes Management Program With Programming From dLife
Date:11/10/2008

RICHMOND, Va., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the American Diabetes Association there are 23.6 million children and adults in the United States who have diabetes and approximately one million people are diagnosed with the disease each year. In 2007, 17.5 million diagnosed diabetics in the U.S. resulted in $116 billion in excess medical expenditures.

In response to this growing epidemic, Health Management Corporation (HMC), a nationally recognized leader in integrated care and total health solutions and a subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., recently partnered with dLife, a comprehensive online diabetes resource, to introduce new multimedia tools to help members learn more about the disease and how to better manage their condition through HMC's Care for Diabetes program.

HMC is working with dLife to incorporate their award-winning programming, including engaging videos, online content, interactive tools and print newsletters into HMC's comprehensive diabetes management program. The editorial content in dLife's multimedia network is overseen by a medical advisory board comprised of leaders in diabetes research, policy and care. Articles are based primarily on peer-reviewed academic research, and the editorial staff is committed to providing current, accurate, unbiased information.

"Our members can already call experienced registered nurses 24/7 to help them follow their physician's plan of care, answer questions and provide encouragement," said HMC president and WellPoint SVP, Joan Kennedy. "We believe partnering with dLife will accelerate and expand our progress toward making it easier to encourage members to actively participate in managing their diabetes and making positive lifestyle changes to improve their health."

Participants in the pilot program have access to a wide-range of health information through several media. Members can log on to a customized Website, http://www.dLi
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