New York (PRWEB) September 9, 2009
With an estimated 23 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes and another 56 million with pre-diabetes, support is needed to reduce diabetes complications and delay the progression from pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes before the expected rate of one in three Americans with diabetes is reached. Fit4D, a personalized diabetes coaching service, today announced a suite of enhanced programs and an expanded website (http://www.Fit4D.com) designed to empower people through education, tools and the motivation needed to manage their diabetes, improve their health, and decrease the costs of diabetes-related healthcare.
Fit4D's expanded new programming addresses the diabetes epidemic by offering one-to-one personalized coaching services, engaging educational content, and supportive online communities that address the specific needs of the diabetes and pre-diabetes communities. By leveraging technology, Fit4D virtually connects its coaching team, comprised of dietitians, exercise physiologists, nurses and pharmacists who are also certified diabetes educators (CDEs), with members across the country.
Educational content is offered through articles, videos, and a robust online knowledge center focused on empowering people with diabetes to live rich and fulfilling lives and improve their health. The online community offerings include monthly webinars, online classes, and open forums where anyone with a phone and Internet can engage and gain the support of others living with diabetes, all under the guidance of Fit4D coaches. Fit4D's one-to-one personalized coaching is the most comprehensive and results-oriented service available for people coping with the following diabetes-related issues:
- A new diagnosis of diabetes
- Weight management
- Nutrition and meal planning
- Managing health and wellness
- Training and fitness
- Parenting children with diabetes
"Diabetes costs Americans over 174 billion dollars per year. People diagnosed with diabetes have medical expenditures that are about 2.3 times higher than medical expenditures for those without diabetes, and in 2007 alone, roughly 1.6 million new cases of diabetes were diagnosed in people aged 20 years or older," said David Weingard, founder and CEO of Fit4D. "While not all diabetes is curable, our goal is to help reverse these alarming trends, prevent the progression of type 2 diabetes from pre-diabetes, and reduce obesity rates to help people with diabetes live the healthiest and happiest lives possible. From the moment you leave the doctor's office with a diagnosis of diabetes or pre-diabetes, Fit4D is committed to providing the critically needed educational and support services to achieve this goal."
For more information on Fit4D please visit their website http://www.Fit4D.com.
Free Online Open House
In an effort to help educate as many people as possible, Fit4D will make its team of diabetes experts available to answer questions about diabetes in a FREE and open forum. People with diabetes and pre-diabetes will be able to call in by telephone and follow presentations online via their computers. Anyone has the ability join the Fit4D Online Open House to ask questions to help them live a rich life and cope with diabetes.
The Fit4D Online Open House is open at three different times:
- Wednesday Sep 16, 2009 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
- Wednesday Sep 16, 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
- Thursday Sep 17, 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
"Door prizes" for attendees include products from one of Fit4D's valued partners, Bayer HealthCare Diabetes Care, and other manufacturers including American Diabetes Wholesale and GlucoStories.
To learn more about the Fit4D Online Open House and register, please visit http://www.fit4d.com/onlineopenhouse or email inquiries to info (at) fit4d.com.