BALTIMORE, MD—Med-IQ, LLC, is taking part in the JDRF Maryland 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes fundraising event in Baltimore on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
JDRF’s Walk to Cure Diabetes is a fun, healthy, and effective way for individuals and organizations to show support for those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and raise critical funds for T1D research. Med-IQ, a Baltimore-based, award-winning, ACCME-accredited provider of continuing medical education (CME), is honored to be one of the local sponsors supporting the Maryland 2014 Walk.
T1D is an autoimmune disease in which the pancreas loses its ability to produce insulin—a hormone essential for regulating metabolism. It affects both children and adults suddenly and is unrelated to diet and lifestyle. The disease has a substantial impact on one’s quality of life, requiring constant carbohydrate counting, several blood-glucose tests throughout the day and night, and a lifelong dependence on injected insulin. There is currently no cure for T1D. Serious complications can occur, including cardiovascular disease; nephropathy (kidney disease), which can eventually require dialysis; neuropathy (nerve damage), which can lead to amputations; and retinopathy, which can lead to blindness.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research and is focused on treating, preventing, and ultimately finding a cure for T1D and its associated complications.
“As an accredited provider of CME activities for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, Med-IQ is dedicated to educating healthcare professionals to improve care and enhance patient outcomes,” said Gerry Hartung, co-CEO of Med-IQ. “We feel our support of JDRF’s annual Walk to Cure Diabetes is one small, but meaningful, way to carry out our mission of improving patient care.”
In addition to being a company sponsor, Med-IQ is again forming a group of employees, family members, and friends who will participate in the walk under the team name, Katherine’s Krew; more than 25 people are expected to join the team. The Maryland 2014 Walk to Cure Diabetes will take place on Saturday April 5, 2014, at M&T Bank Stadium Lots B & C in Baltimore at 9:30 AM. Registration begins at 8:00 AM.
To learn more about JDRF and how you can help in the fight against T1D, visit www.JDRF.org.
Med-IQ, America’s most respected provider of continuing medical education (CME), inspires healthcare professionals through award-winning activities that deliver sophisticated outcomes-based educational designs with measurable results in professional competence and performance. Med-IQ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN), and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing medical education to physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, respectively.
Med-IQ, a leader in the development of performance improvement (PI) and quality improvement (QI) CME initiatives, has been recognized by the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions for our excellence in CE research (William Campbell Felch Award 2013, 2011), educational collaborations (2013), outstanding CME outcomes assessment (2012), and exceptional leadership (Leadership Award 2013, President’s Award (2012). To learn more about Med-IQ, visit www.Med-IQ.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and connect with us on LinkedIn.
For more information, contact:
Catherine B. Mullaney, MHA
Vice President, Educational Partnerships
866 858 7434
Inspiring Medical Education.