Tuesday, July 31, 2007

GSK Web site, campaign call attention to diabetes complications

GSK Web site, campaign call attention to diabetes complications


Source: ePharm5(tm)

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is sponsoring an educational program and Web site called the State of Diabetes Complications in America, which boasts as spokespeople former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs and his son, Washington Redskins cornerback Shawn Springs. According to the campaign's Web site, about three out of five people with type 2 diabetes have at least one of the other serious health problems associated with the disease. The site includes maps of the United States showing diabetes prevalence and blood sugar levels in each state. There are also resources for patients, including a diabetes complications risk assessment tool and steps to take for better blood sugar control. Ron and Shawn Springs will appear in Dallas next week on behalf of the campaign to talk about Ron's experience with the disease, as the campaign presents new report findings.



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