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Johnson & Johnson Launches Global Diabetes Institute to Provide State-of-The- Art Education, Training to Health Professionals
Date:10/16/2007

rofessionals working at the local level."

Don Casey, Johnson & Johnson company group chairman, said the Institute is a response from the Company to this challenge. "Through this Institute, Johnson & Johnson is determined to arm those on the front lines in delivering diabetes care with the latest information and practical skills so they can help their patients live healthier, longer lives," Casey noted.

Developed in consultation with leaders of international diabetes organizations and public health institutions including the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the Association de Langue Francaise pour L'Etude du Diabete et des Maladies Metaboliques, the Japan Diabetes Society, the Japan Diabetes Education and Care Association, and leading endocrinologists and authorities from China, the new Johnson & Johnson Diabetes Institute will provide training each year for thousands of physicians, nurses, and other health providers worldwide. In each country, the curriculum will be customized to reflect the needs of patients and providers and entails several days of country-specific skills training and education in diabetes care from a faculty of nationally recognized diabetes experts.

In general, courses will emphasize innovative practice models and ways to use existing diabetes tools and technologies in real time to solve patient problems. While the curriculum will vary by country, course examples include guidelines and standards of care, in-person product training, insulin pump therapy, communicating with patients and families, new tools and technologies, blood glucose pattern management and software solutions and reimbursement for diabetes care.

"With diabetes reaching epidemic proportions in the United States and in the rest of the world, there is a critical need for diabetes educators and other health care professionals to provide education and care to people with and at risk for diabetes. However, the level of knowledge required to maintain
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