Although both diabetes and obesity risk factors are often associated with race, age, and family history, it’s becoming more and more clear that the conveniences of modern life also contribute to the development of both diseases.
Calgary, Alberta (PRWEB) March 19, 2012
The International Diabetes Foundation (IDF) says that “diabetes and obesity are the biggest public health challenge of the 21st Century.” Although both diabetes and obesity risk factors are often associated with race, age and family history, it’s becoming more and more clear that the conveniences of modern life also contribute to the development of both diseases.
At Health Matters International (HMI), a health solutions company headquartered in Calgary, Canada, an innovative approach combines nutritional support, cost effective medications and diabetic supplies and, for more serious situations, obesity surgical procedures.
According to HMI President Greg Benson, the following program highlights one of their strategic approaches to diabetes: “Due to our cost effective medications and diabetic supplies, The Diabetic Association of the State of Nevada has partnered with us to provide diabetic patients with a discounted option for prescription drugs and diabetic supplies. They receive a lump sum of money per annum from the state with the agreement that it will be used to purchase HMI products and services.”
On the nutritional front, HMI has also addressed the diabetes and obesity epidemic by adding Whey Low Sweetener to its expanding line of health and nutritional products. Whey Low Granular is a blend of three natural sugars that was optimized for the lowest possible glycemic index and caloric content while maintaining the sweetness and functional properties of table sugar in all foods. Whey Low® Granular is ideal for all health-conscious people, overweight individuals, low-carb dieters and people with impaired glucose tolerance who are already mindful of their carbohydrate intakes and are careful about overindulging in sweets. Whey Low Type D is a blend of two natural sugars that was optimized to give the lowest possible glycemic index and is ideal for type 1 and type 2 diabetics who need to control their postprandial (after-meal) blood sugar levels very tightly.
For the more serious cases of obesity, SurgicalEscape, the Medical Travel division of Health Matters International offers surgical options for obesity at several of its internationally recognized and certified medical partners in Costa Rica and Panama.
Health Matters International (HMI) is a global healthcare company supporting mostly US residents with options for Prescription Drugs, Medical Tourism/Travel, Diabetic Supplies, OTC Medications, Late Stage Oncology Treatment, Health Evaluation Clinics, Pet Medications and Prescription eyewear. HMI has been operating for 10 years beginning in May 2002.
The key to HMI's successful Pharmacy Division, Langdon Drugs, Ltd. and Medical Travel Division, SurgicalEscape, is its strong relationships with a growing international supplier base with whom HMI partners to provide the high quality, cost effective medications, surgeries and other healthcare treatments.