ADA partners with Google to improve access to diabetes info
The goal of this initiative is to encourage people who live with, or who are at risk for, diabetes to learn more about their health condition. To do this, collaborators launched the Ask Your Doctor feature, found in the Knowledge Graph of Google.
“Many people search for health information online,” Dr. Jane Chiang, head of medical innovation at the ADA, said. “Google’s Knowledge Graph can help us reach and educate a wider audience. Today, more than 29 million adults and children in the U.S. are living with diabetes, and another 86 million have pre-diabetes. Increasing awareness and access to health information in a scalable way are key in the prevention and management of diabetes.”
Starting last week, the initiative offers frequently asked questions and answers concerning diabetes. Notes were taken from the ADA’s Standards of Medical Care to guarantee accuracy.
“Finding accurate health information online can be challenging,” Dr. Kapil Parakh, who leads the project at Google, said. “By partnering with expert-led organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, we can connect millions of people to quality information based on standards of care. Given the importance of these topics, we have added a share button and encourage users to share this information with friends and family who may have diabetes or pre-diabetes.”