Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company for diabetes care, has launched a free 5-volume diabetes educational e-book series, designed to help patients work with their health care team to better manage their diabetes.
The e-book series is part of Cornerstones4Care, a patient support program that provides customizable diabetes information through the interactive website www.Cornerstones4Care.com.
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“With an increasing demand for e-books, we saw an opportunity to share our existing diabetes education book series in a new and innovative format that meets the changing technology needs of today’s patient,” said Camille Lee, corporate VP, Diabetes Marketing.
“By broadening the availability of the educational series, we hope that more patients will have access to the resources they need to better manage their diabetes.”
It is stated that in the United States, 25.8 million people have diabetes, a condition in which the body does not produce enough or properly use insulin, the hormone needed to convert sugar, starches and other food into energy needed for daily life.
The first e-book, Diabetes and You, is available on Cornerstornes4Care.com and will be available at popular e-book sites, including iBooks, Reader Store, the NOOK Book Store and Free-eBooks.net beginning Q4 2011.
The entire e-book series is also compatible with all major e-readers, including Apple’s iPad, Sony’s e-Reader, Barnes & Noble’s NOOK and Amazon’s Kindle.
Those who might not have an e-reader can download the e-book series for free as an Adobe PDF for viewing on a Mac or PC. All e-books come with the ability to enlarge text and can easily be downloaded at Cornerstones4Care.com.
About the e-book series:
Diabetes and You: Provides an overview of what diabetes is and the steps necessary to help manage it.
Your Guide to Better Office Visits: Helps patients keep accurate and comprehensive records in one easy-to-find place. Patients can customize their care schedule with their treatment team.
Your Blood Sugar Diary: Helps patients stay on track with their blood sugar goals and share results with their health care team.
Diabetes Medicines: Describes how diabetes affects the body and offers suggestions for discussing different treatment options with their health care team.
Carb Counting and Meal Planning: Offers basics for planning healthy meals and an introduction to counting carbs and gauging portion size.
The announcement was made today, Sept. 14.
Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with 88 years of presence in diabetes care. The company also has leading positions within hemophilia care, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy.