Clinical Trial - Weight Loss up, Medication Down - Diabetics Lose Weight on a Plate



    CALGARY, June 25 /CNW/ - A clinical trial published today in "Archives of
Internal Medicine" has shown that using a portion control plate helps
diabetics both lose weight and decrease their reliance on medication. Type two
diabetes is caused in many cases by being overweight. Sufferers often depend
on drugs and insulin injections to control their symptoms. Doctors recognise
that weight loss would greatly improve patients' diabetes but struggle to find
an effective solution. It is known that diabetics find it even harder to lose
weight than non-diabetics and yet they can benefit more.
    The six month study undertaken by Calgary University Consultant
Endocrinologist Dr Sue Pederson used The Diet Plate (R) Complete Weight
Management System, consisting of a specially designed and calibrated dinner
plate and a calorie controlled breakfast cereal bowl that helps users eat
normal foods but in healthy portions.

    
    The results showed that users of The Diet Plate (R) were:

    -   More likely to lose weight (avg. 1.75% body weight cf. 0.05% body
        weight in control group)

     -  More likely to be able to decrease their reliance on diabetes
        controlling medication (26% in The Diet Plate (R) users cf. 11% of
        control group) and on injected insulin (decrease by 8 units/day in
        The Diet Plate (R) users cf. an increase in 7 units/day in control
        group)

    -   17% of participants achieved more than 5% body weight loss cf. 4.5%
        of the control group.
    

    The study has very positive implications for those seeking to control
their diabetes through weight management and raises the possibility of
decreased reliance on health professional support.
    Dr Sue Pederson reporting on her findings said, "Our overall results are
comparable to similar studies undertaken using expensive weight loss drugs but
with The Diet Plate (R) there is no need for close medical supervision or the
risk of unpleasant side effects."
    The Diet Plate creator (R) Kay Illingworth reacted positively to the
study. "For years we've been helping people to lose weight, now we've proved
that The Diet Plate (R) is extremely effective and can help diabetics regain
control."
    Dr Ian Campbell, a leading UK expert on weight management is available
for interview.

    The Diet Plate (R) is available from www.dietplate.us or +1-866-822-9664





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