Category Archives: Resources

Lists of research studies, useful URLs and helpful tips

“I want to tell people, this is possible.”/ You can prevent, control diabetes

Dannie Cunningham, 61, cut his soaring sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol down to normal range and dropped 56 pounds by working longterm with a diabetes counselor.

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Nebraska school district slims kids by 13 percent / Can West Virginia schools do it too?

Starting in 2005, within five years a Nebraska school chopped the obesity rate of its grade school students by a stunning 13 percent. How did they do it?

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EDITORIAL: When kids are active, they do better in school, period.

Kanawha Elementary gets kids active, having fun, during the half-hour before school when they would otherwise be sitting on bleachers. A great idea, proven by research to help kids focus and concentrate. School should look for such opportunities. Continue reading

RESOURCES: Great physical activity links and research for people who work with kids

Here are first-rate resources for teachers, parents and anybody who works with children, plus research on health and fitness.

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American Diabetes Association is MIA in W.Va.

West Virginia is at the top of the charts when it come to diabetes, yet the American Diabetes Association pulled out of the state in three years. But the group is headed back, they say. Continue reading

W.Va. slammed with sugar: Deadly epidemic ‘exploding in front of us’

This disease causes heart attacks and leads to strokes, blindness, arm and leg amputations, nerve damage, kidney failure, liver failure. It kills people early. It’s starting to attack children. And it’s everywhere in West Virginia./

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Everette’s story: It doesn’t have to be that way

Everette Ray Roberts of Mingo County is one of an estimated 69,000 West Virginians who have diabetes, but don’t know it. He was lucky he was diagnosed in time and luckier to have found a counselor who could help him bring it under control.
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