Diagnosing and Treating Diabetes Patients? There’s An App For That!

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EMBARGOED UNTIL MAY 25, 2016 AT 12:45 PM, ET

Monday, May 23, 2016 5:00 pm EDT

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Jacksonville, FL
"The app was developed to assist all those who treat or counsel patients with diabetes"

Physicians working with patients being evaluated and treated for type 2 diabetes now have access to an in-depth, point-of-care app, compliments of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE).

Derived from the 2016 AACE/ACE Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Algorithm (an updated supplement to the 2015 AACE/ACE Clinical Practice Guidelines for Developing a Diabetes Mellitus Comprehensive Care Plan), the app offers practical clinical guidance about the patient’s spectrum of risks and complications and evidence-based approaches to treatment.

“The app was developed to assist all those who treat or counsel patients with diabetes,” said Dr. Jeffrey R.Garber, a member of the AACE/ACE Task Force that authored the algorithm that the app is based on. “It incorporates the most current and effective approach to managing diabetes into a readily accessible and easy to use decision-making tool.”

The app includes the algorithm executive summary along with informational buttons that help guide the user through an action-driven treatment pathway.  The app also can be helpful other members of the patient care team in managing patients with diabetes. Further, patients can download the free app and become a greater participant in their own care.  

AACE unveiled the AACE/ACE Comprehensive Type 2 Diabetes Algorithm App during its 25th Annual Scientific & Clinical Congress (#25thAACE) in Orlando. It is available domestically at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Click here for a download link: https://www.aace.com/apps/type2diabetes.

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 About 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, diabetes 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. Visit our website at www.aace.com.

About the American College of Endocrinology (ACE)

The American College of Endocrinology (ACE) is the educational and scientific arm of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). ACE is the leader in advancing the care and prevention of endocrine and metabolic disorders by providing professional education and reliable public health information; recognizing excellence in education, research and service; promoting clinical research and defining the future of clinical endocrinology. For more information, please visit www.aace.com/college.

Contact:

AACE
Mary Green, 904-353-7878 ext. 163
Asst. Director, Public Relations, Media and Creative
mgreen@aace.com
904-404-4223 (fax)