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Controlling Diabetes with Exercise New Findings

A new study done on individuals with type II diabetes finds that a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training may offer the best improvements of HbA1c levels. This study compared the combination exercise to both aerobic alone, resistance exercise alone, or no exercise at all. In the research study the over 250 study subjects were put on a nine-month exercise program that included either aerobic exercise alone, resistance training alone, a combination of both, or no exercise. The exercise groups performed their prescribed program just three times per week. 63% of the subjects were women making this one of the first studies to have a significant effect on women with diabetes. The research done by Dr. Timothy Church at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge will appear in the Journal of the American Medical Association later this year and is part of the preventative medicine biomedicine research group. During the study period the individuals on the combination exercise program had an easier time keeping their HBA1c levels below 7% the generally recommended level for individuals with type II diabetes. In addition fewer people in the combination exercise group needed to take more medications over the study time period than the other three groups. While previous research has highlighted that exercise can dramatically improve both diabetic and non-diabetics health; this research is some of the first to look at optimizing a specific type of exercise program for type II diabetic individuals. Given a limited amount of time any individual has to invest in exercise, say the editorial accompanying the research paper, it is more beneficial to do a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training rather than simply one type of exercise. It is also important to note, says Dr. Ronal Sigal, who reviewed the paper and participated in the editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Assocation, that when the researchers followed up with the subjects after the study had finished, those on the combination exercise program still had the lowest diabetes medication use. By keeping medication us low, the chances of those individuals having a healthier, longer life, is enhanced greatly. According to Dr. Church, doctors can now look at individuals diagnosed with type II diabetes and tell them that the best prescription for exercise includes a combination of aerobic and resistance training. To learn more about subjects like this and to start changing your body, please visit us at New Lifestyle Diet.

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PreDiabetes Centers Nutrition Expert Hosts Online Event Revealing Three Keys to a Diabetes Prevention Diet


Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 30, 2015

PreDiabetes Centers, the country’s leading company specializing in personalized prediabetes treatment, will host a free nutrition-focused online event at PreD University, the Company’s new online diabetes prevention and treatment program.

The interactive webinar, titled “Reverse the Curse: 3 Ways to Fight Diabetes with Food,” is hosted by nutrition expert and chef Han Ashley. Chef Ashley gives attendees smart dietary tips and explains how eating healthfully to reverse prediabetes or diabetes is not only easy, it saves money and time!

Chef Ashley cultivated her knowledge of health and nutrition at the Weimar Center of Health and Education in Weimar, Calif., more than 25 years ago. As the PreDiabetes Centers Concierge Chef, Ashley creates recipes and meal plans for clients and collaborates with the Company’s medical department in nutritional development efforts for PreD University.

Anyone interested in living a healthier lifestyle and learning how to eat the right foods any time, anywhere, is encouraged to join Chef Ashley’s nutrition event. To sign up for the next online event, readers can click here.

All attendees leave the interactive nutrition webinar with valuable tips on:


How to eliminate sugar-filled foods from your home
Why you shouldn’t obsess over calories and weight loss
Four simple ways to start a diabetes prevention plan

Captivating webinars is one of the many valuable features of PreD University, a revolutionary new online prediabetes treatment program that uses the same treatment techniques used in the PreDiabetes Centers treatment clinics.

People who are interested in reducing their risk for diabetes can log on to the next PreD University nutrition event here.







Cambridge House of O’Fallon Affordable Assisted Living Community to Host Diabetes Awareness Presentation


(PRWEB) April 10, 2015

Cambridge House of O’Fallon, a Gardant affordable assisted living community, will host a presentation on diabetes awareness at 2:30 p.m. on April 14.

Marilyn Cron, the diabetes educator from Memorial Hospital, will visit Cambridge House to share tips to help diabetics manage the disease and enjoy full and active lives.

Topics of discussion will include diet, exercise, medication and more.

After the presentation, there will be time for a question-and-answer session, bingo and healthy snacks.

For more information, call 618-624-9900.

Cambridge House of O’Fallon is one of three Cambridge House affordable assisted living communities in the Metro East area. The other Cambridge House communities are located in Maryville and Swansea.

“We provide older adults of all incomes with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home,” says Tammy Loman, Director of Marketing at Cambridge House.

All three communities combine residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications and a variety of convenience and support services.

The private one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments include a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, and an emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All three meals each day, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

“Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in activities and special events such as our car cruise,” says Loman.

All three Cambridge House communities are certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and are managed by Gardant Management Solutions, the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

“Our focus is to provide residents with the love, compassion and dignity that they deserve and help and assistance that they need,” says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of Gardant. “Our emphasis is on helping each resident to achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.”

Based in Bradley, Illinois, Gardant Management Solutions, formerly BMA Management, operates 38 assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that together house nearly 3,800 homes and apartments.

Communities managed by Gardant include the Praire Living affordable assisted living community in Carbondale, Illinois and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Benton, Flora, McLeansboro and Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

Gardant also manages Heritage Woods of Centralia. The community in Centralia, Illinois features affordable assisted living apartments, senior living apartments and rental homes for low-income adults 55 and older.

For more information about Gardant Management Solutions and the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that Gardant manages, visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.







Related Exercise Program Press Releases

Workplace Lifestyle Intervention Program Improves Health, Reduces Diabetes and Heart Disease Risks


Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania (PRWEB) March 06, 2015

A healthy lifestyle intervention program administered at the workplace and developed by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health significantly reduces risk factors for diabetes and heart disease, according to a study reported in the March issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

The program was well-received by participants at Bayer Corp., who lost weight and increased the amount of physical activity they got each day, when compared with a control group in the study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health.

“Health care expenditures associated with diabetes are spiraling, causing widespread concern, particularly for employers who worry about employee health and productivity,” said lead author M. Kaye Kramer, Dr.P.H., assistant professor in Pitt Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and director of the school’s Diabetes Prevention Support Center. “This leads to an interest in workplace health promotion; however, there are very few evidence-based programs that actually demonstrate improvement in employee health. This study found that our program not only improves health, but also that employees really like it.”

This demonstration program is based on the U.S. Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a national study that found people at risk for diabetes who lost a modest amount of weight through diet and exercise sharply reduced their chances of developing diabetes, outperforming people who took a diabetes drug instead.

Dr. Kramer and colleagues built on the DPP to create a group-based program that puts the findings into practice, called Group Lifestyle Balance™. The program is divided into 22 sessions over a one-year period and aimed at helping people make lifestyle changes to improve health. The sessions can be done as a group with a lifestyle coach or through a DVD coupled with brief weekly phone or, in certain cases, email consultations with the lifestyle coach. The option of the DVD with lifestyle coach support not only served as the main intervention option for those employees who traveled or who did not want to participate in the program in a group venue but also offered a valuable replacement for employees who chose to participate via group setting but had to miss an occasional session.

“Our Group Lifestyle Balance program has proven successful in diverse community settings, so we adapted it for the workplace since we found that there was a real need for effective programs that could fit into people’s work lives,” said senior author Andrea Kriska, Ph.D., professor in Pitt Public Health’s Department of Epidemiology and principal investigator of the study. “This current effort in the worksite shows clearly that a proven healthy lifestyle program, like the Group Lifestyle Balance program, offered to people where they work is not only feasible but effective in reducing risk factors for diabetes and heart disease for participating employees.”

A total of 89 employees at Bayer Corp. in Robinson Township, Pa., who were at risk for diabetes or heart disease were enrolled in the demonstration program in the fall of 2010 and followed for 18 months.

Over the course of a year, participants lost an average of 5 percent of their body weight (10 pounds), shrunk their waistlines by about 2 inches and brought down the levels of fat and sugar in their blood – all measures that reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. They also increased their physical activity by almost twofold.

Of the participants, 96 percent said they felt it was beneficial to offer the program at the worksite, and 99 percent said they would recommend it to their co-workers.

“The positive results that employees experienced from this lifestyle program speak to the benefits of personalized health programs in the workplace,” said Phil Franklin, M.D., U.S. corporate medical director, Bayer Corp. “I would like to congratulate the University of Pittsburgh researchers on the study.”

Additional authors on this research are Donald Molenaar, M.D., Veterans Health Administration in Minneapolis; Elizabeth Venditti, Ph.D., Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC; and Vincent C. Arena, Ph.D., Rebecca Meehan, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., Rachel Miller, M.S., Karl Vanderwood, Ph.D., and Yvonne Eaglehouse, M.S., M.P.H., all of Pitt Public Health.

This research was funded by the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (R18 DK081323–04).

About the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, founded in 1948 and now one of the top-ranked schools of public health in the United States, conducts research on public health and medical care that improves the lives of millions of people around the world. Pitt Public Health is a leader in devising new methods to prevent and treat cardiovascular diseases, HIV/AIDS, cancer and other important public health problems. For more information about Pitt Public Health, visit the school’s Web site at http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu.







More Diet Press Releases

New Study Finds Magnesium May Slow Progress of Diabetes, Retailer Reports

Freeport, ME (PRWEB) February 27, 2015

Royal River Natural Foods, a locally-owned independent natural health store in Freeport, ME, reports a new study that found adults who got the most magnesium were less than half as likely to develop type 2 diabetes compared to those who got the least magnesium, with the largest benefit in those with elevated blood sugar levels.

The report is part of the March 2015 issue of “Natural Insights for Well Being®,” which Royal River Natural Foods publishes free each month for the Freeport community to learn more about the latest in nutrition science. Also in the March issue, men and women who got the most omega-3 fatty acids were less than half as likely to develop heart disease, and doctors in a new study said diets poor in vitamins A, C, D and omega-3s can contribute to Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, among other important findings.

“This month’s issue offers hope for healthy living and aging with simple, safe and affordable nutrition steps almost everyone can take,” said Becky Foster, supplement manager. “New scientific findings we present this month come from such well-respected peer-reviewed scientific journals as ‘Diabetes Care,’ the ‘American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,’ the ‘Nutrition Research Journal,’ and several others.”

“Natural Insights for Well Being®“ is free, and Royal River Natural Foods invites all those who wish to gain more valuable nutrition knowledge to stop in and pick up the March issue and meet the friendly, knowledgeable staff.

About the company:

Founded in 1994, Royal River Natural Foods is a unique community, natural food store. They are committed to well-being, body and soul. Experience their outstanding customer service in a warm and welcoming environment. Royal River Natural Foods proudly features local organic food, produce, locally-raised beef, chicken, lamb, pork and seafood, healthy takeout foods, bulk foods, snacks, special dietary products, specialty wines, micro-brewed beers, gourmet food made in Maine, unique gifts, eco-friendly products and much more. Royal River Natural Foods is committed to providing local, organic and sustainably-produced foods that enrich their customers’ lives. For more information about Royal River Natural Foods, visit their website at http://www.rrnf.com.







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Wright Now Fitness: How Exercise and Diet Can Reduce Your Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes


(PRWEB) December 17, 2014

Almost 30 million children and adults in the US have diabetes. 79 million adults in the US over the age of 20 have prediabetes. Half of adults aged 65 or older have prediabetes. Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as full-blown diabetes.

    According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA, 2012), an individual’s chances of having prediabetes go up if he or she:

    Is age 45 or older
    Is African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Asian American or Pacific Islander
    Has a parent, brother or sister with diabetes
    Is overweight
    Is physically inactive
    Has high blood pressure or takes medicine for high blood pressure
    Has low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and/or high triglycerides
    Is a woman who had diabetes during pregnancy
    Has been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome

The good news is that there are many lifestyle changes that a person with prediabetes can make to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes. Some of these important lifestyle changes include losing weight, eating a healthy diet, and physical activity.

Being overweight can lead to many health problems in addition to diabetes including metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and hypertension. It only takes an initial weight loss of 5-10% of a person’s bodyweight to see noticeable improvements in glucose metabolism, cholesterol levels, and hypertension! A combination of diet and exercise, in addition to being more active in daily life (walking to work, walking at lunch, walking instead of driving, taking the stairs, etc.) is the ideal way to achieve weight loss.

Eating a healthy diet made up of low fat and low calorie nutrition packed foods can make a great difference in weight loss and diabetes prevention. A low fat, low calorie diet should include fruits and vegetables, low fat dairy, lean meat, poultry, fish, and beans, and whole grains. A Mediterranean diet may help prevent type 2 diabetes and improve glucose metabolism.

Both cardiovascular exercise and resistance training can greatly help to prevent diabetes and enhance blood glucose control. Furthermore, regular exercise can help to decrease hypertension, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol, increase HDL cholesterol, and decrease body fat. Exercising 30 minutes per day, 5 days per week can make a big difference in helping to prevent type 2 diabetes.

Prediabetes increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. 9 out of 10 of those with prediabetes do not know they have it. Unless a person makes health and lifestyle changes including increased physical activity and weight loss, 15-30% of those with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within 5 years!

Now is the time to make a change! Regular exercise, eating a nutritious diet, and maintaining a healthy weight is important for not only those people with prediabetes, but it is important for everyone.

I will see you at your next workout!

Aaron Wright, AHFS, CPT

Look Younger. Feel Stronger. Live Longer.

Aaron Wright, creator of the Wright Now Fitness System, a comprehensive DVD and digital exercise system “for everyone”, is an ACE advanced health and fitness specialist, ACE certified personal trainer, orthopedic exercise specialist, functional training specialist, sports conditioning specialist, therapeutic exercise specialist, exercise programming expert, and health and wellness speaker.

Please visit us at http://www.wrightnowfitness.com for more information on our DVD and digital download/instant streaming workouts and more tips and advice on the benefits of diet and exercise to prevent diabetes.

NOTE: Always consult your physician or health care provider before beginning any exercise program.







Living with a Disability Magazine Marks American Diabetes Month with New Article on Healthy Living Tips for People with Diabetes Mellitus


San Antontio, TX (PRWEB) November 26, 2014

To mark American Diabetes Month which occurs every November, the Editorial Board of Living with a Disability magazine has published an important new article entitled “Healthy Living Tips for those with Diabetes Mellitus.”

The new article highlights that:

over 20 million Americans suffer from Diabetes Mellitus (DM)
nearly 80 million people are at risk of developing DM in their lifetime
someone in the US is diagnosed with DM every 17 seconds
at the current pace, an estimated 1 in 3 adults will have DM by 2050
DM kills more people each year than breast cancer and AIDS combined

With respect to DM management and maintenance, the new article recommends that those diagnosed with or at-risk of suffering from DM should:

follow their doctor’s instructions regarding medication and lifestyle, and immediately escalate any concerns
eat a nutritious diet consisting of healthy carbs, fiber-rich foods, heart-healthy fish and good fats
exercise regularly to improve blood circulation
maintain good hygiene and take particularly good care of their feet and mouth, as well as prevent bacteria build-up

“It’s our hope that this new article will help our readers with diabetes enjoy a better quality of life,” commented Living with a Disability magazine’s associate publisher Joshua C. Eyestone. “We also encourage all of our readers to spread awareness of diabetes throughout the year, and not just in November. With the right medical treatment supported by an optimal health and wellness program, people can indeed live life to the fullest!”

The full text of Living with a Disability Magazine’s new article marketing American Diabetes Month is available at http://howtogetsocialsecuritydisability.com/2014/healthy-living-tips-for-those-with-diabetes-mellitus/

Readers who visit Living with a Disability Magazine’s website will also find a wide range of other helpful articles related to diabetes and several other health conditions. All content is available at no cost, and no membership or subscription is required.

For additional information, media interview requests and advertiser inquiries, contact Editor@FreeDisabilityMagazine.com.

About Living with a Disability

Living with a Disability is full-color print and online magazine that help individuals with various disabling medical conditions live life to the fullest. The print version is available on publication racks in doctor’s offices, health clinics, hospitals, pharmacies, community service agencies, grocery stores, convenience stores and other locations. Those who are unable to pick up a copy of Living with a Disability are invited to email Editor@FreeDisabilityMagazine.com to sign up for a no-cost subscription, which will be sent directly to their home. They can also visit http://www.FreeDisabilityMagazine.com to access hundreds of helpful articles.







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(PRWEB) November 14, 2014

The print component of Diabetes is distributed within today’s Home and Business subscription of the Toronto Star, with a circulation of approximately 230,433 copies and an estimated readership of 622,169. The digital component is distributed nationally through a vast social media strategy and across a network of top news sites and partner outlets. To explore the digital version of the campaign, click here.

The publication shares Sébastien Sasseville’s journey of running the entire 7500km breadth of Canada in an extraordinary nine-month long solo expedition with the aim of raising awareness. He notes, “My one hope is that people will know that with the right diet, the right tools, and the right attitude, they can pursue their dreams, even with diabetes.”

A Toronto-based team led by Dr. Daniel Drucker, Senior Investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, has discovered innovative classes of type 2 diabetes therapies that will change the landscape for diabetes sufferers struggling to manage their condition. “Patients now have a great ability to manage diabetes effectively while avoiding hypoglycemia and weight gain,” and his discoveries have led to two completely new treatment methods. An editorial by Dr. Jan Hux, Chief Science Officer at the Canadian Diabetes Association, shares information about the Diabetes Charter for Canada and its aim to empower Canadians with diabetes and their caregivers, and to promote an environment that will support optimal health outcomes for them.

Special thanks to Merck Frosst Canada Ltd, Animas Canada, OneTouch, and Novo Nordisk Canada Inc. for their support and contributions in the making of this campaign.

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ANY LAB TEST NOW

Alpharetta, Ga. (PRWEB) October 17, 2014

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, observed by The American Diabetes Association as a means to raise awareness on issues surrounding diabetes and the many people who are impacted. ANY LAB TEST NOW® is joining the cause by encouraging customers to get tested and take advantage of special pricing on related lab tests during the month of November. In addition to the discounted prices, special promotions will be going on in select locations.

“My husband is a Type 1 diabetic. Although he is affected by the disease, it is important for all family members to understand diabetes,” states Terri McCulloch, Vice President of Sales & Marketing with ANY LAB TEST NOW. “Diabetics are constantly struggling with diet limitations, high and low blood sugar, figuring out how much insulin to take if they are insulin-dependent and so forth. Then, they require frequent lab testing to monitor their health. They need a family support system to manage their diabetes most effectively.”

Various ANY LAB TEST NOW locations are offering special deals on the following tests related to diabetes: Hemoglobin A1c, Glucose (Serum), Lipid Panel or the VAP® test, and Microalbumin Urinalysis. The ADA has declared this year’s theme as “Get Cooking to Stop Diabetes!” This challenge to Americans is to encourage them to learn more about staying healthy during the holiday season while meals are prepared.

Join ANY LAB TEST NOW as it supports Diabetes Awareness Month.

To learn more about ANY LAB TEST NOW, visit http://www.anylabtestnow.com.