Merck, a leading science and technology company with 60 years of clinical experience in diabetes, is to partner with the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) to implement education and communications activities emphasising the importance of preventing type 2 diabetes.
“Merck shares the IDF’s vision of promoting diabetes care and prevention worldwide, and we are committed to helping improve the lives of people living with or at risk of type 2 diabetes,” said Belén Garijo, MD, member of the Executive Board and CEO Healthcare at Merck. “The IDF’s prestigious platforms, such as the online School of Diabetes and World Diabetes Day, provide a valued way for our joint education and awareness initiatives to reach and empower people with the knowledge they need in the fight against diabetes.”
The first partnership activity, available now on the IDF’s School of Diabetes website, is a CME accredited, IDF-certified healthcare professional (HCP) course about prevention of type 2 diabetes developed with an educational grant from Merck, which enables unlimited access for HCPs globally.
The IDF’s online school, www.idfdiabeteschool.org, is a one-stop portal that gives access to up-to-date, evidence-based information on all aspects of diabetes care, management and prevention, which is developed and reviewed by world-leading specialists.
Dr. Shaukat Sadikot, president of IDF, says, “The world is facing a rising prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes, due to limited knowledge on prevention and insufficiently informed self-management. Healthcare professionals have an important role to play to tackle this issue. Our self-paced online short course aims to enhance their knowledge and provide evidence-based strategies for the prevention of type 2 diabetes.”