Auto Control Medical introduces first low-carb, low-sugar snack food tailor-made for managing diabetes



    TORONTO, June 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Auto Control Medical is pleased to
announce that ExtendBar is now available in Canada. In the coming weeks,
ExtendBar will be on store shelves at key retailers such as Rexall Pharma
Plus, Loblaws/Superstore, London Drugs, Jean Coutu, Lawtons Drugs and others,
in either the diabetes or nutritional product sections.
    ExtendBar is an innovative snack food bar that is specifically formulated
to help control blood sugar for up to nine hours, longer than any other snack
on the market today. Sugar is the fuel that our bodies need to provide energy
to the cells for everything from motion to thought.
    Credited with 14 patents, ExtendBar was developed in the U.S. by Dr.
Francine R. Kaufman. This revolutionary food snack has also proven to reduce
people's appetite by up to 21%.
    "After seeing thousands of patients suffering from the effects of
abnormal blood sugar levels - ranging from loss of energy and focus, to
unpredictable mood swings, to seizures - I desperately wanted to do something
to improve their health and their quality of life," says Dr. Kaufman. As an
internationally respected endocrinologist, she has authored over 150 medical
articles and has been one of the guiding forces in the fight against obesity
and diabetes. Dr. Kaufman is the head of the Center for Diabetes,
Endocrinology and Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles; the past
president of the American Diabetes Association; author of "Diabesity"; and a
distinguished professor of pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of
University of Southern California (USC).
    ExtendBar, originally developed to help one of her pediatric patients
prone to potentially deadly hypoglycemia, uses slow metabolizing carbohydrates
to extend the release of glucose into the bloodstream, versus the rapid 2
hours for a typical snack food. By doing so, ExtendBar has been clinically
proven to naturally reduce hunger, minimize blood sugar swings, prevent low
blood sugar levels, and provide a continuous source of energy. All of which
are beneficial for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and people trying to
lose or maintain weight loss such as dieters and bariatric patients. With a
balanced nutrition profile, ExtendBar is a healthy snack for anyone wishing to
improve or maintain their health and energy.
    Dr. Kaufman hopes that making this product widely distributed will enable
families to make intelligent lifestyle choices producing lasting health
benefits and reducing the risks from diabetes. Over the last decade, obesity
and diabetes have reached epidemic proportions in Canada and globally.
    Dr. Kaufman is endeavouring to build a strong product brand that people
with diabetes, dieters, healthy actives, and their children will recognize as
helping them in managing their blood sugar levels and maintaining a healthy
lifestyle. Robert Burgy, President of Auto Control Medical, ExtendBar's
Canadian distributor, has personally been successful in using ExtendBar to
lose weight and control his diabetes. "After weight loss surgery and better
eating habits, plus eating at least one ExtendBar every day as a snack or a
meal, I've been able to shed over 130 pounds so far and finally have my
diabetes controlled. That they taste great is an added bonus."

    About ExtendBar

    ExtendBar is a product of Clinical Products, LLC, headquartered in St.
Louis, MO. ExtendBar is gluten-free, low-glycemic index, low in fat, high in
fibre and protein with only 150 calories per serving. ExtendBar is also kosher
certified. Initially, ExtendBar will be available in 3 flavours: Chocolate
Delight, Peanut Butter Chocolate Delight and Mixed Berry Delight.

    About Auto Control Medical Inc.

    Auto Control Medical has been supplying Canadians with innovative health
care products for over 20 years, from its offices in Mississauga (Ontario) and
Pointe-Claire (Quebec). Its products include iTest glucose monitors and
LifeSource blood pressure monitors, Canada's leading brand, among others.

    For more information or to buy online, visit www.extendbar.ca or call at
1-800-461-0991. If you would like additional information about this topic, or
to schedule an interview on the subject, please contact Georgia Georgaklis,
(514) 695-3005 x 309 or georgia@autocontrol.com.




For further information:

For further information: Georgia Georgaklis, (514) 695-3005 x 309,
georgia@autocontrol.com

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