Alliance of Diabetes Experts Created to Raise Awareness in Los Angeles of Best Practices in Treatment
The Diabetes National Alliance of Health Care Professionals to Help Meet Needs of Growing Diabetes Epidemic in U.S.
The Diabetes National Alliance, a nationwide initiative designed to raise awareness among primary care professionals of available practices in diabetes treatment and treatment options, including those of sanofi-aventis. The initiative will offer Los Angeles area primary care physicians and allied health care professionals the opportunity to participate in a day-long workshop with key national diabetes experts.
The Diabetes National Alliance, created by sanofi-aventis U.S., was developed in response to the growing diabetes epidemic in America and the need for improved professional education on the standard of care for people living with diabetes.
The workshop, to be held Thursday, October 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., will be led by diabetes expert Dr. George Dailey, Medical Director at the Scripps Whittier Diabetes Institute, Head of Diabetes Research, and Senior Consultant for the Division of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California. The event will be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, 506 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90071
National diabetes physician experts, certified diabetes educators, nurses and dieticians will participate in this ‘hands on’ workshop, which will feature an interactive discussion on topics including diabetes management strategies, challenges to effective treatment and current diabetes best practices.
6.4% of people in Los Angeles County are currently living with diabetes.
The latest reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly 24 million Americans have diabetes, including an estimated 5.7 million who remain undiagnosed. Of this number, more than 40 percent of patients with diabetes are not in control of their blood glucose, leaving them at an increased risk of developing long-term diabetes-related complications.Â Â
Most patients with diabetes currently utilize primary care physicians, whose specialty is neither diabetes nor endocrinology, therefore it is imperative that treating healthcare providers are educated and informed about effective diabetes care options.