This manual was created with the intent of inspiring the Friendship Centres across Alberta and other aboriginal service organization to begin to plan and organize community activities with promote the HEAL concept.
A link to this resource is unavailable. A hard copy is available in the Centre library: Population Groups--Aboriginals, ID #1287
PDF file, 2 pages Published: Dec 2011 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This Research Update article discusses the findings of a research study that examined the accessibility and availability of food items in the diet plans of low-income, elderly people with type 2 diabetes, living in the City of Edmonton. The findings serve to outline some of the challenges faced by the elderly in following a diabetes diet, particularly those with low income who may experience food insecurity.
Tudor-Locke, C., Bell, R.C., Myers, A.M., Harris, S.B., Ecclestone, N.A., Lauzon, N., et al. (2004). Controlled outcome evaluation of the First Step Program: A daily physical activity intervention for individuals with type II diabetes. International Journal of Obesity, 28, 113-119.
This resource provides information on diabetes and includes suggestions on how to deliver this information to youth in Grades 5 or 6. The information reinforces healthy lifestyles choices, including quality daily activity and proper nutrition.
A link to this resource is unavailable. A hard copy is available in the Centre library: Population Groups--Aboriginals, ID #1288
Boule, N.G., Haddad, E., Kenny, G.P., Wells, G.A., & Sigal, R.J. (2001). Effects of exercise on glycemic control and body mass in Type 2 diabetes mellitus: A meta-analysis of controlled clinical trials. The Journal of the Americal Medical Association, 286, 1218-1227.
Araiza, P., Hewes, H., Gashetewa, C., Vella, C.A., & Burge, M.R. (2006). Efficacy of a pedometer-based physical activity program on parameters of diabetes control in Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism, 55, 1382-1387
PDF file, 2 pages Published: Jun 2011 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This Research Update article outlines the relationships between food accessibility and availability with glycemic control (lower hemoglobin A1c) and body mass index (BMI) in people with type 2 diabetes. The results show that people who spend more time shopping have better control of blood sugars and lower BMI.
Plotnikoff, R.C., Taylor, L.M., Wilson, P.M., Courneya, K.S., Sigal, R.J., Birkett, N., et al., (2006). Factors associated with physical activity in Canadian adults with diabetes. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 38, 1526-1534.
HealthierUS.Gov provides credible, accurate information to help Americans choose to live healthier lives. This major web site links to other American government programs and campaigns providing information about such topics as nutrition and physical activity, diabetes, healthy aging, and obesity.
pdf file, 2 pages Published: Mar 2010 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This Research Update article highlights a study that assesses physical activity, fitness, body mass index and insulin sensitivity in youth aged 9 to 15 years. The Healthy Hearts research project is a school-based study conducted in seven rural communities in central Alberta.
PDF file, 4 pages Published: Jun 2012 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This article Research Update discusses the PANDA research team’s
approach to developing interventions, using a “4-A
Framework” (food adequacy, accessibility, availability and acceptability) as a guide to
understanding environmental factors affecting the ability of people to change their health behaviours.
Kaler, S.N., Ralph-Campbell, K., Pohar, S., King, M., Laboucan, C.R., & Toth, E.L. (2006).High rates of the metabolic syndrome in a First Nations Community in western Canada: prevalence and determinants in adults and children. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 65, 389-402.
Discusses type 2 diabetes, lists symptoms, and consequent health effects. Explains how physical activity can help and suggests ways to make it even more effective. Includes links to related resources. Production of this material has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Yates, T., Davies, M. J., Gray, L. J., Webb, D., Henson, J., Gill, J. M. R., Sattar, N.,& Khunti, K. (2010). Levels of physical activity and relationship with markers of diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk in 5474 White European and South Asian adults screened for type 2 diabetes.Preventative Medicine, 51, 290-294. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.06.011
PDF file, 4 pages Published: Dec 2011 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This WellSpring article presents the methodology and recommendations from a consensus conference hosted in May 2011 by the Physical Activity and Nutrition for Diabetes in Alberta (PANDA) research project. The goal of the conference was to create physical activity and nutrition recommendations for people with type 2 diabetes.
pdf file, 4 pages Published: Feb 2005 GeoOrigin: Alberta
High levels of total body fat, especially visceral (waist/hip) fat, lead to an increased risk for Type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and other illnesses. This WellSpring issue informs health practitioners about ways to measure body composition (e.g., Body Mass Index (BMI), Waist-to-Hip Ratio, and Waist Circumference) and compares their effectiveness in predicting the risk of chronic diseases.
To provide a better picture of diabetes in Canada, the National Diabetes Surveillance System (NDSS) was developed. This network of regionally distributed diabetes surveillance systems compiles and sends data to Health Canada for national analyses. The first report of the NDSS is provided as well as a link to the 2003 report, Diabetes in Canada (2nd edition).
pdf file, 2 pages Published: Oct 2001 GeoOrigin: Alberta
Over the past 25 years, the number of overweight and obese Canadian children has dramatically increased. Unfortunately, many significant health risks are associated with being overweight during the growing years. This WellSpring article discusses obesity among children and youth, why it is a problem, and what we can do. The article also offers ways for parents, schools, and communities to support active living, healthy eating, and positive body images.
Sigal R.J., Kenny G.P., Wasserman D.H., Castaneda-Sceppa C., & White R.D. (2006). Physical activity/exercise and Type 2 diabetes: A consensus statement from the American Diabetes Association. Diabetes Care, 29, 1433-1438.
Tuomilehto, J., Lindtrom, J., Eriksson, J.G., Valle, T.T., Hamalainen, H., Ilanne-Parikka, P., et al. (2001). Prevention of Type 2 diabetes mellitus by changes in lifestyle among subjects with impaired glucose tolerance. The New England Journal of Medicine, 344, 1343-1350.
Macaulay, A., Harris, S., Lévesque, L., Cargo, M., Ford E., Salsberg, J., et al. (2003). Primary prevention of type 2 diabetes: Experiences of 2 Aboriginal communities in Canada. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 27, 464-475.
Zhang, C., Solomon, C.G., Manson, J.E., & Hu, F.B. (2006). A prospective study of pregravid physical activity and sedentary behaviors in relation to the risk for gestational diabetes mellitus. Archives of Internal Medicine, 166, 543-548.
This Research Update article summarizes the results of a study documenting the early childhood growth of more than 2,000 Cree children in northern Quebec. The author also discusses the role of social and cultural factors in childhood obesity and overweight among this population.
Lindstrom, J., Ilanne-Parikka, P., Peltonen, M., Aunola, S., Eriksson, J.G., Hemio, K., et al. (2006). Sustained reduction in the incidence of Type 2 diabetes by lifestyle intervention: follow-up of the Finnish Diabetes Prevention Study. Lancet, 368, 1673-1679.
PDF file, 1 page Published: Jun 2008 GeoOrigin: Alberta
This article discusses the PANDA Project: community-based research to help people with diabetes live healthy lifestyles. Plans include developing an Albertan dietary plan and creating tools to promote participation in physical activity.
This Research Update article explores the importance of exercise for people living with diabetes and examines how motivational interviewing may help boost motivation and increase physical activity levels for some people.