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AEI Awarded $900K NIH Challenge Grant to Improve Diabetes Care

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Academic Edge, Inc., a 15 year old Bloomington-based educational research and development company, has been awarded a 1 year/$900K grant to explore ways to improve diabetes care. Funded by the National Library of Medicine, a part of the Niational Institutes of Health, the effort is a joint project between AEI and Indiana University School of Medicine’s Diabetes Translational Research Center.

There are over 24 million individuals affected by diabetes in the United States.  However, optimal diabetes care is often not achieved in the real world. A significant barrier to such care is limited “face time”—the amount of time available for patients to interact with their healthcare providers during any particular office visit. Put simply, healthcare providers often do not have time to support the patient, and even when a doctor { read more }