AACE, Takeda say online resource will provide accurate healthcare information

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., and DEERFIELD, Ill. — The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists has teamed up with drug maker Takeda to develop an online resource that will be reviewed and evaluated by top medical experts.

AACE and Takeda will offer a compendium of existing reliable resources specific to Type 2 diabetes, divided into various categories (e.g., management, lifestyle and tools) and reviewed by experts to help healthcare professionals guide their patients and caregivers as they attempt to cut through the clutter of the many resources available.

AACE said the resource will address "the clutter of healthcare information on the Internet" on various health topics — particularly Type 2 diabetes.

The online resource will be available later this year.

"Inaccurate or incomplete information can lead to unnecessary stress or confusion among patients with Type 2 diabetes," said George Grunberger, founder and chairman of Grunberger Diabetes Institute in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and AACE board member. "With the ever-increasing number of Americans living with Type 2 diabetes, and with so many resources already available, we need to make it easier for healthcare professionals, patients and caregivers to access reputable and reliable resources as a foundation for treatment and care decisions."