JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) today announced the launch of the AACE Diabetes Resource Center (resources.aace.com), a website designed to help AACE members and other healthcare professionals improve the care of diabetes patients in their communities. This uniquely comprehensive online resource includes information, educational materials and tools related to the management of both ambulatory (outpatient.aace.com), and hospitalized patients (inpatient.aace.com) with glucose abnormalities.
All of the material available from the Diabetes Resource Center was conceived, drafted and reviewed by expert clinical endocrinologists. Utilizing this compendium of educational tools, AACE members can take the lead in the implementation of diabetes practice guidelines and assist other healthcare professionals in the formulation and delivery of patient care and education with the goal of improving diabetes management in their communities.
“These tools will allow AACE members to enhance their role as medical leaders,” said Etie Moghissi, M.D., F.A.C.E., F.A.C.P., who chaired the committee that developed the website. “AACE members play a vital role as physicians who care for patients, but they make equally important contributions as teachers, mentors and managers of other healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of diabetes. These professionals look to AACE members for consultation and guidance. We designed the website as a resource to help our members meet those needs.”
The website is an easy-to-navigate, dynamic tool with two portals: the Inpatient Resource Center (inpatient.aace.com) and the Outpatient Resource Center (outpatient.aace.com). The inpatient portion of the website describes the rationale for controlling hyperglycemia in the hospital setting, suggests strategies and targets for achieving glycemic control, offers tools for implementing glucose control protocols and provides information on making the transition to outpatient care. The outpatient section offers extensive, up-to-date information on the diagnosis and care of ambulatory patients with all major forms of glucose abnormalities, including pre-diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy.
“AACE is dedicated to creating the best educational opportunities for our members and other allied healthcare professionals who specialize in endocrine-related disorders,” said Alan Garber, M.D., PhD., F.A.C.E., a practicing endocrinologist and president of AACE. “Our society has become known for being active online, and we are proud to make this valuable resource available to our members anytime, anywhere.”
The Diabetes Resource Center has been made possible by several sponsors, including Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Lilly, Novo Nordisk and Boehringer Ingelheim.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE)
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 6,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The majority of AACE members are certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity. For more information about AACE, visit the AACE website at www.aace.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theaace or follow AACE on Twitter at www.twitter.com/theaace.