HealthMark Multimedia's Diabetes CD-ROM Featured in Ebony March 2006

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HealthMark Multimedia is proud to announce that their CD-ROM, Diabetes: Living My Best Life™ is featured in Ebony magazine's March 2006 special section on diabetes. With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Susan Brink, President of HealthMark Multimedia, and her staff developed a content-rich and culturally relevant approach to diabetes self-management.

Computer-based programs provide accessible, self-paced study and ongoing support to people with diabetes. This ongoing support is a factor in improving diabetes outcomes.

HealthMark Multimedia is proud to announce that their CD-ROM, Diabetes: Living My Best Life™ is featured in Ebony magazine's March 2006 special section on diabetes. With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Susan Brink, President of HealthMark Multimedia, and her staff developed a content-rich and culturally relevant approach to diabetes self-management. The three-page article praises the interactive tools and personal stories found in Diabetes: Living My Best Life™. Dr. Brink noted, “Computer-based programs provide accessible, self-paced study and ongoing support to people with diabetes. This ongoing support is a factor in improving diabetes outcomes.”

About Diabetes: Living My Best Life™

Diabetes: Living My Best Life™ takes a patient-centered approach, using personal stories to illustrate improved skill in the self-management of diabetes. Four African-American women share their experiences and provide a framework for understanding the real-life challenges of monitoring blood sugar levels, planning food and nutrition, increasing exercise and physical activity, and improving medical care. The Ebony article highlights this, “Washington, D.C.-area residents … have helped take technology- based diabetes care to a new level. All diagnosed with diabetes, they participated in the making of Diabetes: Living My Best Life™, an innovative CD-ROM that combined a technology-based interface with a self-paced interactive platform,” (Ebony March 2006; page 163).

The program attracts and maintains the user's attention through a colorful interface that highlights personal change process through reflecting, coping, taking action, and succeeding in diabetes self-care.

HealthMark Multimedia developed Diabetes Living My Best Life™ as a self- management tool to provide patients with personalized guidance as they work to understand this complex disease and to develop a plan that works.

The CD-ROM Diabetes Living My Best Life™ is available for individual use for $19.95; an institutional edition for multiple users with accompanying manual for Diabetes Educators is available for $150.00. Interactive tools and content can be licensed for use on websites. To see a demonstration and try an interactive tool or to purchase, go to http://www.Diabetesbestlife.com.

About HealthMark Multimedia

HealthMark Multimedia’s unique approach to patient education combines graphics, audio, video, and text to develop award-winning interactive, user-friendly software and web sites for health education, self-management, and decision making. HealthMark Multimedia uses an established network of medical experts, as well as patients and lay caregivers, to review and test products for accuracy, relevance, and usefulness. For more information go to http://www.healthmarkmultimedia.com or contact Christie Rhodes at 800-722-2255.

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