PHOENIX, April 3, 2008 More than 54 million Americanadults have prediabetes, but many of those people may never have to live withdiabetes and all of its health complications thanks to a new prediabeteslifestyle management course created by Kronos Optimal Health Company. It isestimated that 60 percent of prediabetics can avoid diabetes altogether withmanageable lifestyle choices.
"When someone is pre-diabetic, they don't qualify for a disease managementprogram because they are not diabetic so they are usually told to lower theirblood sugars by eating healthier and they are left on their own," says SusanKaib, MD, medical director of Kronos Optimal Health Company. "Helping peoplelower their risks before a disease is much more effective."
The Kronos Prediabetes Program is designed to help prevent or delay theonset of type 2 diabetes. The 14-week course gives a better understanding ofwhat causes prediabetes, ways to lower blood sugars, and how to make healthyand manageable lifestyle changes, including more physical activity and smarterfood choices.
Excess weight is a key risk factor for diabetes, but also one of the mostpreventable risks. The Kronos Prediabetes Program includes a proven,common-sense approach to reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. Studieshave shown that losing as little as 5-10 percent of body weight (just 9-18pounds for a 180-pound person!) can lower blood sugar levels and improve aperson's overall health.
The course is conveniently offered through weekly live Web classes led byan experienced Kronos Health Educator trained in prediabetes and diabetesprevention. Those taking the course receive expert, personalized education,plus the support of other prediabetes course members.
Corporations can also take advantage of offering the course to theiremployees because as Dr. Kaib says, "associated healthcare costs for adiabetic can cost a company more than $7,600 per year alone."
For more information about Kronos Prediabetes Program, please call888-58-B-WELL (888-582-9355) or visit http://www.KronosHealth.com.
About Kronos Optimal Health Company
Kronos Optimal Health Company provides optimal health services andproducts for employer groups, consumers, and healthcare providers. Its missionis to help people live as healthy as possible throughout their lives.Corporate offices are located in Phoenix.
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