Recommended by doctors as a viable plan to stay functional well into ones later years, Functional Fitness from PBS TV is proud to announce their Diabetes DVD was favorably reviewed by a medical review board.
Online PR News – 24-April-2010 – Ormond Beach – With over 800,000 new cases diagnosed each year, diabetes is growing at an alarming rate. Ninety-one people are diagnosed with this life threatening disease every hour and 6 million people don’t even know they have it.
To help defeat diabetes two, Healthwise Exercise, producers of Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews on PBS TV, has produced a line of Functional Fitness DVD’s for people over 40. Recommended by doctors as a viable plan to stay functional well into ones later years, Functional Fitness is proud to announce their Diabetes DVD was favorably reviewed by a medical review board. Dr.Carlos Mercado, founder of Eterna MD states, "This is my favorite exercise program for diabetes. Suzanne's special touch and concise manner offer an important component to a healthy diabetes program and I highly recommend it."
Endocrinologist, Arnold Vera, MD, states, "I am behind Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews 100 percent."
Suzanne Andrews, a licensed occupational therapy practitioner places special emphasis on providing therapeutic movements in sitting or standing, combined with doctors’ advice and specific footwear tips for the person who’s looking to prevent diabetes complications and manage blood sugar. Andrews states, “It’s vital for people with diabetes to exercise to control blood sugar and reduce the risk of heart disease and nerve damage. The more one exercises, the less dependent muscles are on insulin. People with diabetes or pre-diabetes who exercise at least 30 minutes a day have more control over their glucose and lower risk of complications because it stimulates the functioning of insulin and in that respect, participating in an exercise program specifically for diabetes is a life saver.”
Making time for prevention now reduces the time one spends with diabetes complications later which include:
• Leading cause of blindness for adult’s age 20 – 74 years old.
• Causes heart and blood vessel disease: people with diabetes have heart death rates 2 – 4 times higher than people without diabetes
• Nerve damage: Symptoms include erectile dysfunction, slowed digestion, and decreased sensation or pain in the feet.
• Increases Gum Disease: People who don’t control their diabetes are 3 xs more likely to have gum disease.
• Limb amputation: 60 % of people with amputations are performed on diabetics.
Specific therapeutic exercises, known to lower blood sugar levels, decrease the need for insulin, and strengthen the heart are demonstrated in the Suzanne Andrews Diabetes DVD. By increasing muscle and reducing fat, Functional Fitness Diabetes DVD is particularly helpful for people with diabetes two. Shipped throughout the US, UK, AU, and Canada.
Healthwise Exercise LLC, producers of Functional Fitness on Public Television, designs fitness videos for specific health conditions. Demonstrated in two to three fitness levels, the participant has the option to progress at a pace suitable to their needs.