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Healthy Interactions and Merck Announce Further Collaboration to Transform Diabetes Education in the U.S.
Date:6/5/2008

represents an important milestone. Hispanics and Latinos have a significantly increased risk for diabetes, with Type 2 diabetes occurring at a rate approximately 1.7 times that in the non-Hispanic white population.(2)

"We're thrilled that through Merck's support we can now offer Spanish- speaking diabetes patients the inspiration and tools to help them draw new insights for better disease management and develop a personal plan for positive change," added Gorman.

"Merck is firmly committed to improving patient education through our flagship program, Journey for Control, and we recognize the value and impact that this Program has for patients with diabetes," said Kathryn Hayward, U.S. Marketing Leader, Diabetes at Merck & Co., Inc.

About the Conversation Map Program

The Conversation Map Program success stems from its inventive approach. People living with diabetes are exposed to a lively, dynamic conversation where small groups of engaged participants are captivated by a thought provoking visual and real-world dialogue between patients and between patients and diabetes educators. The Conversation Map Program taps into the transformative power of conversation to drive change and is built on the belief that people don't just learn and get engaged by hearing something; they learn by hearing, seeing, exploring, discussing and doing.

There are five different Conversation Map tools included in the Spanish language U.S. Diabetes Conversation Map Program:

1. On the Road to Better Managing Your Diabetes - covers many of the basic

concepts one needs to know as it relates to managing diabetes

2. Diabetes and Healthy Eating - engages participants in a detailed

discussion about the connection between food and diabetes and the

importance of healthy eating to managing diabetes

3. Monitoring Your Blood Glucose - engages patients in a discussion about

the importance of monitoring blood gl
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