In partnership with The Frannie Foundation, Dr. Rita R. Kalyani and her team of the Johns Hopkins Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism have developed an online educational website, The Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide for Patients (“Guide”).
Dr. Kalyani is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Point-of-Care Information Technology (POC-IT) Guide for health care providers and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. The Guide will provide accessible patient educational content that is expert-reviewed and that will be instrumental to disseminating up-to-date and accurate knowledge about diabetes and its complications for patients and their families. The Guide will provide content on topics that are of high importance to patients, such as practical advice on self-management, tools for communicating with providers, and information on the latest research breakthroughs and patient case studies. Additionally, it is anticipated that patients will have the ability to post diabetes-related inquiries to the website and receive periodic emails that will be intended to help them stay on course in self-management of their diabetes. Dr. Kalyani and her team will also study use of the Guide and the role of such patient education tools in management of the disease.
“The Frannie Foundation’s leadership, vision, generosity, and dedication to enhance the lives of individuals who suffer from diabetes are truly inspiring,” Kalyani said. “We are deeply grateful to the Foundation for providing us with the opportunity to develop a state-of-the-art online educational tool that will have a significant impact on the lives of patients and their families nationally and internationally.”
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