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A Physician Created Program to Solve the Number One Healthcare Expense In Your Company Diabetes Free Zone Reversing High Blood Sugar Through Knowledge and Nature
Diabetes: The 800 lb. Gorilla in the Room There are currently 33 million diabetics and 80 million pre-diabetics in the U.S. American Diabetes Association Diabetes is the number one cause of heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, neuropathy and non- traumatic amputations. American Diabetes Association Over one in five hospitalizations are diabetes related at a cost of $83 billion or 23% of total hospital costs. Agency for Healthcare Research Half of Americans could face diabetes by 2020 at a cost of $3.35 trillion. UnitedHealth Diabetes accounts for 11% of all healthcare expenditures. Agency for Healthcare Research
High blood sugar affects the circulatory system and sickens virtually every organ and system of the body. Diabetic drugs do not stop the progression of diabetes. At best, they only temporarily restrict the cascade of health problems. High Blood Sugar: More Dangerous Than You Think The damage to our body caused by high blood sugar begins up to 10 years before diabetes is diagnosed.
Causes of High Blood Sugar In 1970, the diabetes incident rate for women ages 40 to 55 was 2.0%, and for men was 2.7% The shift in the food supply to inexpensive high carbohydrate foods Mindless eating - Americans consume 600 calories more per day than in 1974 An increased availability of food and portion sizes Fast paced sedentary lifestyle
Conventional Diabetes Therapy A daily activity of medications, monitoring and injections Conventional therapies do not stop diabetes; they only slow its progress. The diabetic is still on a path to a catastrophic health event. Increased medical expenses – Minimally, diabetes costs $6,000 per year in out of pocket expenses. Maximally, it can result in financial ruin and bankruptcy. Constantly going to the doctor for procedures and tests 30% of people with diabetes have symptoms of depression, which contributes to an increase in functional disability Conventional therapy maintains the disease and keeps the patient locked into a life dominated by diabetes
The Success of Diabetes Reversal Diabetes Prevention Study: three year NIH study on reversing type 2 diabetes A 58% success rate in reversing type 2 diabetes. A review of the participants 10 years later showed the reversal rate held steady Other lifestyle studies have shown up to a 93% success rate at reversing type 2 diabetes Accomplished through lifestyle modification: Healthy eating Healthy eating Moderate exercise Moderate exercise Stress management Stress management
Why The Disconnect? The Diabetes Prevention Study achieved 58% success at reversing diabetes. In the real world, diabetes is at epidemic levels. Diabetes is a chronic condition in an acute care system 65% of diabetics and 100% of pre- diabetics receive no diabetes education Diabetes education is a reimbursement program. The object of reimbursement is to restrict access to only the worst cases.
2010 Report By Lancet Medical Journal Because type 2 diabetes is rooted in reversible lifestyle factors, a medical approach alone is unlikely to be the solution. The fact that type 2 diabetes, a largely preventable disorder, has reached epidemic proportion is a public health humiliation. A strong, integrated, and imaginative response is required. Medicine might be winning the battle of glucose control, but is losing the war against diabetes.
Diabetes Free Zone System A physician designed 16 week multi-component wellness system to reverse high blood sugar Integrative wellness program that does not replace the physician or provide medical guidance Incorporates clinically proven techniques Employs three key component areas: Health Health Structure Structure Support Support
E Ted Chandler, MD, FACP, Founder, Diabetes Free Zone Graduated UNC Medical School Private practice for 18 years. Professor Emeritus, Wake Forest, Baptist Hospital Medical Center Physician of record in more than a dozen studies Research Investigator in the Accord Trial- a 9 year NIH study of Type 2 diabetes Internal Medicine degree, Wake Forest, Baptist Hospital Medical Center One of the first eight Morehead Scholars
Diabetes Free Zone Goals Reduce BMI below 30 - Research shows a 7% weight loss can produce a 58% reduction in the risk of progressing from pre- diabetes to diabetes Reduce or eliminate the need for diabetic medications Reduce A1c to 5.9 or lower Establish life changing habits Restore the bodys self healing systems
The Power of Health Healthy Eating Modified Mediterranean diet Modified Mediterranean diet Low carbohydrate Low carbohydrate 5 fruits or vegetables per day 5 fruits or vegetables per day Protein Protein Fiber Fiber Exercise - 150 minutes per week Stress Management
The Power of Structure Power Hour: One hour per week to map out the next weeks meals and exercise Helps establish new habits Helps establish new habits Increases confidence Increases confidence Easier to stay on target Easier to stay on target Increased accountability Increased accountability Evening Reflections: The Evening Reflection is a short review each evening to reflect on the days successes, recognize failures, and to gain encouragement and reset for tomorrow.
The Power of Support Website Recipes Recipes Articles Articles Forums Forums Weekly Group Meetings Support and encouragement Support and encouragement Practical techniques and strategies Practical techniques and strategies Comprehensive reference materials and tools Comprehensive reference materials and tools Guidance and information from trained leaders Guidance and information from trained leaders
The Answer to Your Number One Health Issue Reduces healthcare costs associated with diabetes and high blood sugar Helps Reduce absenteeism associated with diabetes Helps Neutralize the effect of future escalation of diabetes and high blood sugar Diabetes Free Zone is a targeted wellness program - As opposed to a general wellness program, the Diabetes Free Zone is only focused on the disease and employees that are the chief cause of escalating healthcare costs.