PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- This week begins American Diabetes Month® - a time devoted to diabetes awareness and education that coincides with the launch of a new campaign by the American Diabetes Association called StopDiabetes(SM).
The American Diabetes Association and one of its National Strategic Partners, Liberty Medical Supply, Inc., have posted a collection of online educational videos to give diabetes patients practical tips and advice for living with the disease and avoiding its serious complications. The videos are available for viewing on www.stopdiabetes.com in the "learn" section and http://www.libertymedical.com/press/. Topics covered include symptoms and risks of diabetes, weight management tips, exercise tips, an overview of insulin delivery methods, tips on caring for a parent, and understanding the ABCs of diabetes - A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol measurements.
According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes has reached epidemic proportions with nearly 24 million children and adults currently living with diabetes and another 57 million Americans with pre-diabetes. The disease leads to life-threatening complications such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and amputation.
The Internet video collection features Dr. Sue Kirkman, vice president of Clinical Affairs of the American Diabetes Association. It is sponsored and produced by Liberty Medical, a Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) company.
"In observation of American Diabetes Month we wanted to raise awareness about how to effectively manage diabetes whether for oneself or as a caregiver. We encourage everyone dealing with diabetes to access and share this series of educational videos with others," said Laizer Kornwasser, Medco senior vice president and Liberty Medical president. "At Liberty, we are committed to providing comprehensive care to people with diabetes so that they may live a better life. Together, with the American Diabetes Association, we hope that this video series advances that goal."
"Education is a key component to the Stop Diabetes movement," commented George Huntley, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association. "The more Americans know about living a healthy lifestyle and properly managing their diabetes, the closer we come to stopping diabetes once and for all."
Interested parties who want to access the videos directly for viewing, sharing, and embedding on the Internet can find them at: http://video.libertymedical.com/services/player/bcpid46792782001.
About American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish. Find out what is happening in your area.
About Liberty Medical
Liberty Medical Supply, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medco Health Solutions, Inc., is the nation's largest provider of blood glucose testing supplies and related services to people with diabetes and today serves over one million diabetes patients. Liberty® also offers a full-service pharmacy to meet patients' medication needs and provides patient education to help its patients better manage their health conditions. Through proactive patient outreach, convenient home delivery and administrative support, Liberty makes it simple for patients to obtain the supplies and medications they need, while encouraging compliance with physicians' orders. More information about Liberty can be found on the Company's website at www.libertymedical.com.
Medco Health Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS) is pioneering the world's most advanced pharmacy® and its clinical research and innovations are part of Medco making medicine smarter(TM) for more than 60 million members.
With more than 20,000 employees dedicated to improving patient health and reducing costs for a wide range of public and private sector clients, and 2008 revenue exceeding $51 billion, Medco ranks 45th on the Fortune 500 list and is named among the world's most innovative, most admired and most trustworthy companies.
For more information, go to http://www.medcohealth.com.
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