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Eli Lilly announces diabetes education and training programme

13th November 2007

Eli Lilly has announced that, together with corporate partners BD and Bayer Diabetes Care, it will sponsor a new four-year initiative to address the needs of over 40 million diabetes sufferers in India.

The India Diabetes Educator Project also includes plans to educate and train over 5,000 healthcare professionals in the country and is headed by international health education and humanitarian assistance body Project Hope.

Based on the International Curriculum for Diabetes Health Professional Education developed by the International Federation Consultative Section on Diabetes Education, the training includes mentoring support and the empowerment of patients to take responsibility for daily self-care.

The firm notes that approximately 12 per cent of adults in India live with diabetes, compared to around seven per cent in the UK and US.

Lorenzo Tallarigo, president of international operations at Eli Lilly, said: “We believe that Project Hope and The India Diabetes Educator Project will have a positive impact in helping health care professionals meet the current and future patient needs in India.”

He added that successful treatment of diabetes cannot be achieved solely through pharmaceutical interventions.

In September 2007, Eli Lilly announced one-year study results for its type two diabetes treatment exenatide together with insulin glargine at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Amsterdam.

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