Lifestyle Education vs Diabetes

This study followed 21 employees from Vanderbilt University and the Medical Center with type 2 diabetes. Participants were between 35 and 65 years old. They participated in a two-month lifestyle intervention program called CHIP (Comprehensive Health Improvement Program) and were followed for four additional months after completing the program.

Participants met twice a week for two hours of health and lifestyle training. While eating healthy foods prepared by the Vanderbilt Food Services, participants watched videos on lifestyle behaviors, exercised, learned about whole-food plant-based nutrition and participated in health discussions.

Biometric improvements were observed in 54% of the participants. The study notes that "it is believed that
"The greater acceptance than expected, therefore, the commitment, was due, in part, to the fact that the plant-based program aspect was never presented as a difficult sale."

Blood sugar levels (HBA1C) decreased by 61.9% for the 13 participants who completed laboratory work after six months, with an average fall of 0.5 (p = 0.008).

The costs of medical care (including medical services and medications) for the 21 employees participating in the CHIP program were compared to the health costs of non-diabetic employee employees. After six months, program participants saw a 45.3% reduction in health care costs. This resulted in a return on investment of almost 1.4 times in just six months.

In conclusion, he says that "our six-month results provide evidence that educating a member population about the benefits of a comprehensive herbal diet is feasible and can reduce associated health care costs."

This 2012 study was published in the Journal of Managed Care Medicine vol. 15 no. 4, p. 5-15 "The CHIP lifestyle program at Vanderbilt University demonstrates an early return on investment for a diabetic cohort in a work setting: a case study" by D. Shurney, S. Hyde, K. Hulsey, et al. This article is mentioned in the video by Dr. Greger & # 39; s It is a wellness program in the workplace that works –
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DISCLAIMER: I have no medical or scientific training. I just like to make cute cartoon videos about the power of plants.

IMPORTANT: This video is not intended to be medical advice. Always consult your doctor for medical advice. Never make changes in your diet or medications without first consulting your doctor.

Video credits to Big Broccoli YouTube channel

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