Fifty students, their family and friends joined the administrators and faculty at the Adventist University of Chile on March 24, 2015, to inaugurate the first Diploma in Evangelism and Health Promotion. This is the first course of it´s kind offered by a faculty of theology, and is a very significant step to blending the gospel ministry with the healing ministry of Jesus.
A new course designed to train and encourage health students who are not studying at Adventist universities was launched in March 2015. This pilot project, organized by the Argentinian Union and Buenos Aires Conference in collaboration with the Health Ministries Department of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, attracted much attention when all 35 places were quickly filled.
Almost 150,000 healthcare professionals without diabetes were followed for 20-30 years. The researchers found an unhealthy lifestyle increased the relative risk for type 2 diabetes by more than 2 times (2.10). However, when combined with low birth weight, the relative risk was almost 3 times (2.86) compared to normal birth weight and a healthy lifestyle. Only 22% of the increased risk was due to small size, while 59% was due to unhealthy lifestyle.
PositiveTip: Prevent the majority of diabetes risk for diabetes through a consistent, healthy lifestyle!