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Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly introduce the My Well Planner Lifestyle Improvement Program for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes
Date:9/13/2012

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announce the availability of a new online program offering customized educational content to help adults with type 2 diabetes make simple lifestyle changes to improve their health. My Well Planner is designed to address the emotional barriers people with type 2 diabetes face every day, going beyond education to help them, working with their healthcare providers, set achievable goals based on their personal needs.

My Well Planner is a free, comprehensive resource open to adults with type 2 diabetes. Modeled on a behavioral change approach, it offers personalized content that adjusts as patients use the tool over time. The program helps adults with type 2 diabetes and their healthcare providers work together to set small lifestyle goals at their own pace, building toward bigger goals in the future. Sample topics include: general information about type 2 diabetes, better eating habits, building physical activity into daily life, taking medication and communication strategies.

"Managing type 2 diabetes is complex. While medication is important, maintaining healthy diet and exercise habits are critical as well in order to successfully control blood glucose levels," said Francine Cabrera, RN, CDE, WOCN, Philadelphia, Penn. "It is not easy to break old habits and create healthier ones. What sets My Well Planner apart is its personalized content based on a graduated approach to help patients build goals and confidence to make healthy life changes."

Approximately 25.8 million Americans, or 8.3 percent, have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type, accounting for an estimated 90 to 95 percent of all diabetes cases.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Preventi
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