Asian American Diabetes Initiative Builds Clearinghouse for Information
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Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The Asian American Diabetes Initiative (AADI) at Joslin Diabetes Center has unveiled exciting additions to its web site, http://aadi.joslin.org, offering innovative, interactive and culturally relevant tools for Asian Americans who live with diabetes and their healthcare providers.
With the latest major enhancements to the web site, which now offers content in Japanese as well as English and Chinese, “we are building a national clearinghouse for information about diabetes and Asian Americans,” says William Hsu, M.D., director of Joslin’s Asian Clinic.
Dr. Hsu and Dr. George L. King, M.D., Joslin’s Chief Scientific Officer, are co-directors of AADI, which was established in 2000 and has dramatically elevated diabetes awareness and its management for the Asian-American population and their providers. Asian Americans are twice as likely to develop the disease as Caucasian Americans. Physiological and cultural differences raise the need for specially tailored diabetes information and treatment—but these often have been missing.