Diabetes Compass launches online diabetes health classes accessible to millions of Canadians

    EDMONTON, Nov. 15 /CNW/ - Diabetes Compass announces the launch of
Canada's only online audio diabetes health education classes for persons who
live with diabetes or prediabetes.
    Canada is struggling with a rapid, uncontrolled escalation of diabetes of
epidemic proportion. More than two million Canadians live with diabetes while
an estimated four million Canadians have prediabetes. A diabetes crisis has
been identified in Ontario and over 1000 Albertans are diagnosed with diabetes
every month. The alarming number of obese, overweight, sedentary Canadians is
helping fuel this national epidemic.
    Education is a key component in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Diabetes Compass responds to this demand with quick, easy access to diabetes
health information. Diabetes Compass Express, a series of 15-minute expert
diabetes audio classes, is now available online to millions of Canadians,
24 hours a day, seven days a week at
http://www.diabetescompass.com/deh-classes.php. These classes are an
initiative of Diabetes Compass, produced in cooperation with the regional
health authority, university and the pediatric diabetes education centre.
"This is an extremely rewarding milestone and I'm very proud of our
collaborative effort," says Dianne Lehman, executive producer of Diabetes
Compass Radio. "Our classes can complement other forms of diabetes education
as review and reinforcement. The ultimate goal is to empower Canadians to take
charge of their health by learning more about their diabetes, managing it well
and help sidestep serious health complications." The classes are concise and
comprehensive, each featuring three goals with accompanying actions.
Prevention of Type 2 diabetes is paramount, through education and awareness. A
free diabetes risk assessment is available at

    Diabetes Compass is Canada's only multimedia diabetes education and
awareness company, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Our mandate is to prevent a
Canadian Type 2 diabetes pandemic, engage policy makers and stakeholders in
aggressive Type 2 diabetes prevention and awareness and help individuals learn
to manage their diabetes well. Diabetes Compass currently produces,
broadcasts, webcasts and archives Canada's only diabetes health education
radio program and online audio classes. Diabetes Compass Radio can be heard
Saturday mornings at 9:00 am MT and on www.diabetescompass.com.

For further information:

For further information: Dianne K. Lehman, Executive Producer, Diabetes
Compass, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Tel: (780) 970-0060,

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