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How To Impact Your Patients Lifestyles in 20 Minutes! Part 2
Posted: Monday, April 05, 2004
Over the next few weeks I will share with you my experiences in traveling to 15 small towns in central Illinois and providing diabetes education for over 450 patients. There are a number of stories I will share with you and provide you information from what I learned and used to help patients with diabetes take better control

Program Aims For Self-Diagnosis Test For Diabetes – Diabetes Detection Initiative
Posted: Monday, April 05, 2004
Called the Diabetes Detection Initiative, the project's core is getting thousands of people to ask themselves if they are at risk for diabetes. Some 250,000 fliers with a brief questionnaire are being distributed throughout Oakland -- one of 10 cities nationwide chosen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to participate

How To Impact Your Patients Lifestyles in 20 Minutes!
Posted: Wednesday, March 31, 2004
The program focused on each patient receiving 20 minutes of diabetes education by appointment. In addition each patient learned how to use an alternate site meter, were given a free A1c test and explained reasons for starting type 2 patients on insulin.

Diabetes Patients Not Reducing Risk Factors for Vascular Disease
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2004
Only 7.3% of those at risk for vascular disease are reducing their risk by controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) calls for greater awareness of healthy target standards

Lifestyle Modification Shown to Be Effective, But Physicians Approach Lacking
Posted: Thursday, February 05, 2004
Individuals with impaired glucose tolerance can reduce their chance of developing the disease by 58% through lifestyle modification


Prevention Of Type 2 Diabetes: Data From Recent Trials
Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2004
Although the study populations differed by race and ethnicity, the mean BMI, and the intensity of the lifestyle intervention provided, all investigators found substantial diabetes risk reduction with modest weight loss and increased physical activity.

Diseases Linked to Obesity and Insulin Resistance: Obesity: Building A Program For Success
Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2003
Incentives need to be built into each patients program individually and something they can relate to. Part of the challenge in tackling this recidivistic clientele is overcoming boredom. Try doing this by offering varied menu choices when making suggestions.

Early Fitness Protects Middle Age Hearts
Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2003
Fitness in early adulthood greatly reduces the likelihood of developing high blood pressure and diabetes -- both major risk factors for heart disease and stroke -- in middle age, a new study has found.

Right Cooking Oil Key to Avoiding Trans Fats
Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2003
Many consumers were unaware that food processing can turn many of the most popular cooking oils into ticking time bombs for arteries.Those little bombs are "trans fats," which the government has deemed dangerous enough to require labeling in U.S. food products beginning in 2006.

Using A Pedometer To Increase Your Walking
Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2003
Public health recommendations suggest that everyone should accumulate 30-60 minutes or more of moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, on a daily basis. But how do you know if you are walking enough? The most effective way of ensuring adequate activity following this recommendation is to monitor your daily behavior using a pedometer.

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