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ADA launches Diabetes 24/7

Online program allows users to monitor diabetes

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Posted: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:00 am

As part of its ongoing efforts in the fight to Stop Diabetes®, and to help people living with diabetes manage their condition, the American Diabetes Association has launched Diabetes 24/7.

Diabetes 24/7 is a new online program designed to provide people living with diabetes with the tools to properly monitor their health. The online application gives individuals the opportunity to create personal health records to help with diabetes self-management, while allowing them to share valuable health information with others, including their physicians and family members.

Proper diabetes management requires daily decisions about treating blood glucose, physical activity and healthy eating, and the data that needs to be tracked can be overwhelming. Diabetes 24/7 integrates with Microsoft’s HealthVault platform and utilizes its data-sharing capability.

The application helps users organize and monitor their diabetes by tracking important data, including blood glucose patterns, laboratory results and physical activity. After inputting the data, either manually or by download, users can generate printable reports to share with their care team, allowing for better coordination.

In addition, users can transmit and share data from devices such as pedometers, blood pressure monitors and blood glucose meters as well as seamlessly integrate information from pharmacies, laboratories and from other HealthVault applications.

For more information, call the ADA at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org.

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