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Takeda, ADA Create Online Resource Guide for T2DM Management

Magazine article Drug Topics

Takeda, ADA Create Online Resource Guide for T2DM Management

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DIABETES MANAGEMENT

Takeda Pharmaceuticals and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) have launched ConnecT2Day, an online guide designed to help healthcare providers counsel patients in managing type 2 diabetes.

"Patients need educational and motivational information as they work each day to manage their disease," said Marjorie Cypress, PhD, C-ANP, CDE, ADA's president, healthcare and education. "Active self-management is key for people living with diabetes, and ConnecT2Day provides practitioners the resources they need to help them better connect and converse with their patients about their health."

The tools

Developed from data provided by providers and patients, ConnecT2Day resources include an online professional engagement portal (http://professional.diabetes.org/Conned2Day_Home.aspx) that features research findings, dial testing created from focus groups, and downloadable tools such as a Patient Conversation Toolkit. The toolkit provides a pocket reference card to which healthcare providers can refer when talking with diabetes patients, as well as a summary of research findings on the condition.

"Supporting healthcare professionals and patients is of utmost importance to us at Takeda, which is why we are delighted to collaborate with the [ADA] on ConnecT2Day," said Charles Baum, vice president and head, U. …

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