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Welcome to diabetesinitiative.org

The Diabetes Initiative is a program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and administered by a National Program Office (NPO), housed in the Division of Health Behavior Research at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ("University"), Missouri. By using our website (diabetesinitiative.org), you are agreeing to the following Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not use diabetesinitiative.org. When we refer to ourselves as "we," "us," "our" and similar terms we mean the Diabetes Initiative National Program Office housed at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Scope of These Terms

These Terms of Use apply to your use of the diabetesinitiative.org website. We may have other websites link to our site. When you leave our website and go to another website, different terms may apply.

Information on diabetesinitiative.org

The information contained on our website is a resource presented for the sole purpose of helping health professionals improve care for people they serve. We include a lot of information on our website, including articles, presentations and tools. While we hope you find the information helpful, if you are a health professional you should remember that the content on our website is not meant to serve as a substitute for your own clinical judgment. If you are a consumer who chooses to use the information on our website, you should not rely on that information as professional medical advice or use it to replace any relationship with your physician or other qualified health care professional. For medical concerns, including decisions about medications and other treatments, consumers should always consult their physician or qualified health care provider or, in serious cases, seek immediate assistance from emergency personnel. Individuals with any type of medical condition are specifically cautioned to seek professional medical advice before beginning any sort of health treatment. CONSUMERS WHO RELY ON INFORMATION ON diabetesinitiative.org DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.

In no event will the we or the contributors of information to our website be held liable to you or any other party for any action taken by you in reliance on such information or for any consequential, special or similar damages. We and other contributors of information to our website make no warranty, either express or implied, regarding the completeness, accuracy or currency of the information on our website or its suitability for any particular purpose.

Links on our website to other websites of nonaffiliated external sources does not imply endorsement by us nor do we guarantee the accuracy of the information contained on them. In addition, since we have no control over the privacy practices of linked external Internet websites you should read and understand the policies of all linked external Internet websites with respect to their privacy practices.

Linking to Us

Usually, we do not mind if you have a simple link from your website to diabetesinitiative.org. However, you must not frame our site or incorporate pieces of it into a different site or product. You are not allowed to link to diabetesinitiative.org if you create or post illegal, obscene, or offensive content, or if the link in any way has a negative impact on our reputation.

The Diabetes Initiative was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation from 2002 to 2009.
Archived in 2009, this site is a repository for information and resources gathered over the course of the Initiative.