Lifestyle Prescriptions and Supports to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes in Rural and Remote Communities

Drs. Erin Pearson and Ian Newhouse (School of Kinesiology)(Centre for Education and Research in Aging and Health) are leading a local team as part of a national initiative called: “Lifestyle Prescriptions and Supports to Reduce the Risk of Diabetes in Rural and Remote Communities”.  Funding for this project (1.2 million) has been secured through the Public Health Agency of Canada and Dietitians of Canada. The grant will build on pilot work done in London, Ont. (PI Dr. Rob Petrella), and will involve the testing of a suite of tools designed to help individuals manage or prevent diabetes, improve health, and enhance quality of life. These tools include individualized exercise and healthy eating prescriptions, personal goal setting and coaching, online training and apps that help track exercise and eating patterns.

Further information can be found at: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ media/nr-rp/2013/2013_1129- eng.php