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A trio of Winnipeg health groups are partnering up on a one-year pilot project to help those with Type 2 diabetes better manage the disease.

On April 24, the Wellness Institute at Seven Oaks Hospital, along with the West Portage YMCA and the Youville Centre, announced the launch of an eight-week community fitness and lifestyle program.

The program includes group cardio and resistance training exercise, along with lifestyle and self-management coaching.

Many people with Type 2 diabetes need support to help overcome their struggles with becoming active and changing their diets to limit the disease’s effects and to avoid complications, like heart and kidney disease, said Dr. Kevin Saunders, a family doctor and medical advisor to the Wellness Institute.

"I can prescribe the lifestyle change and they’ll give it a good try, but the medical literature shows that more will be successful at making a permanent change with this kind of support," Saunders said in a statement.

The program will be led by certified exercise professionals, the groups noted in a release.
The Winnipeg Foundation is funding the pilot with a $40,000 grant.

The program will be offered by each participating organization at their respective locations.
The Wellness Institute is located in Seven Oaks at 1075 Leila Ave.

The West Portage Y is located at 3550 Portage Ave. in St. James-Assiniboia.

Youville Diabetes Centre is located at 33 Marion St. in St. Boniface.

Those interested in learning more or participating in the program are asked to call program co-ordinator Stacy Boone at 204-632-3944.

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