SOURCE: Kestrel Health Media

February 17, 2010 08:28 ET

Online Diabetes & Bariatric Community Websites in Support of White House Campaign to Fight Early Childhood Obesity

HINESBURG, VT--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) - Kestrel Health Media, a mission-oriented website company that specializes in creating sophisticated medical product selection and comparison tools, applauds the efforts being made by the White House to shed light on the growing obesity epidemic in America, particularly among children, and co-morbidities such as diabetes.

"While our online communities are primarily geared toward clinicians, we at Kestrel are keenly aware of the lack of awareness and education needed by patients to combat this issue. In response, we are adding new sections to our websites where we will be cataloging all of the patient education resources available regarding the treatment and prevention of these two diseases," says president Jeanne Cunningham.

"We encourage any organizations that offer these types of resources to contact our editorial department so that we can provide information about your materials/services to our site users," she said.

In addition to the upcoming patient education sections, www.BariatricProductSource.com and www.DiabetesProductSource.com provide third-party, clinically-reviewed information about products to treat and manage these diseases from hundreds of different product manufacturers.

Each site has over 300 detailed product summaries and has become an indispensable resource for clinicians, offering them:

  --  Comparative Product Grids
  --  Advanced Search
  --  Commenting/Rating/Reviewing of Products
  --  New Product Launches
  --  Educational Product Videos

All product information is non-biased and reviewed by clinical experts Susan Gallagher Camden, RN, CNS, MSN, MA, CWOCN, CBN, PhD, and David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA, before being published on the website to ensure accuracy.

Products covered on www.BariatricProductSource.com include: abdominal binders, beds, compression garments, incontinence products, lifts, nutritional management, scales and more.

Products covered on www.DiabetesProductSource.com include: blood glucose monitoring, cholesterol management, diabetic wound care, foot care, insulin, lancets, meters and more.

Exciting new tools such as a Formulary Manager, Reimbursement Code Finder, Mobile Applications and Price Range Comparison are slated to be added to the sites later this year.

About Kestrel Health Media:

Founded in 1998, Kestrel Health Media is a publisher of independently, clinically reviewed product references for medical professionals. Starting in the chronic wound care market, the company now has websites in incontinence care, ostomy care, dermatology, bariatrics and obese patient management, diabetes and infection control and prevention.

To submit your educational resources for inclusion on our websites, please contact editorial@kestrelhealthinfo.com.

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