Consumer health IT
Online diabetes health classes now
EDMONTON – Diabetes Compass has
announced 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 1,000 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
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
Diabetes Compass is Canada’s only multimedia diabetes education and
awareness company, based in Edmonton, Alberta. Its 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