Intervention program reduces CVD risk in Appalachian patients with diabetes

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By Christopher Leibold, OMS III; Jay H. Shubrook, DO; Masato Nakazawa, PhD; David Drozek, DO | February 2, 2016

Community lifestyle intervention classes through the Complete Health Improvement Program [CHIP] reduced CVD risk factors in patients with elevated fasting blood glucose or a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes living in Appalachian Ohio, researchers reported in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

[...] "This study supports the osteopathic philosophy of medicine, including that diet and exercise are the most effective prescriptions physicians can give patients struggling with lifestyle diseases like type 2 diabetes. But lifestyle changes require more commitment than taking a pill, which is why programs like CHIP are so beneficial," Jay Shubrook, DO, a diabetologist at Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine, said in a press release.

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