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Diabetes Educators Applaud 7,500 Professional Websites Launched by dLife
Free Personal Websites will Revolutionize Diabetes Care
(August 10, 2006) Los Angeles, CA--dLife, the award-winning diabetes consumer resource, today announced from the Annual Meeting of The American Association of Diabetes Educators taking place in Los Angeles, the launch of an innovative tool that will bring diabetes educators into the age of 24/7 interactive patient management. myDiabetesEducator.org is a customizable web function that will offer educators their own professional website – powered with multi-media content and tools from dLife, personalized by each educator – at no cost to them. Patients will be able to link to their educator’s site 24/7 and get information; check support group topics, times, and locations; make appointments; download logs and charts; tune into dLifeTV segments; and read blogs and expert columns.
This unique interactive service was created by dLife in response to overwhelming demand for better tools to engage, motivate, and empower patients in the daily management of their diabetes.
dLife, based out of Westport Connecticut, has already built 7,500 professional websites and will build more for any educator who desires. All at no cost. “myDiabetesEducator.org is part of our ongoing vision to disrupt the trend in poor diabetes management,” stated dLife Founder and CEO Howard Steinberg. “Diabetes educators are the foot soldiers in diabetes care and have gone without a full arsenal of modern tools to fight the battle for better control. A website tool that connects patients and educators is another way in which dLife can help people with diabetes know they are never alone.”
Influential leaders in the diabetes education community hail its arrival:
“Many educators do not have the time or resources to develop a tool to help them communicate with patients and each other. This will be a great addition to their practice.” – Ginger Kanzer-Lewis, RN, BC, EdM, CDE; Past President of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE),
“A great initiative that takes diabetes educators into the interactive age and enables better communication with patients.” – R. Keith Campbell, RPh, CDE; Past Board Member of both the AADE and the American Diabetes Association (ADA)
Signing up for the website tool is free for educators by going to www.mydiabeteseducator.org.
About dLife Media
dLife is the first and only multimedia platform for information, inspiration, and connection to help people with diabetes manage their challenging condition and live long and healthy lives. dLifeTV, the first weekly lifestyle talk show about diabetes, is produced by dLife and airs every Sunday on CNBC at 7:00PM Eastern, 6:00PM Central, and 4:00PM Pacific. dLifeTV can also be seen on DirecTV, Dish Network, and Healthy Living Network, and heard on Sirius satellite radio. The dLife Diabetes Minute series can be heard on XM satellite radio and on more than 400 AM/FM stations nationwide. dLife.com is the largest independent website devoted to the diabetes lifestyle