The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) continues to gain popularity in Fiji, with 33 people recently graduating from the lifestyle intervention program in Suva.
“The results were awesome and we could see that everyone was very happy with the results that they achieved in such a short time,” Fiji Mission health director Dr Alipate Vakamocea said.
“We had two diabetics who unbeknown to us plotted to stop taking their medication (against our advice) and just stick to the CHIP program and by the end of it both their fasting sugars were normal.
“I think they may continue the lifestyle that CHIP teaches but they were both encouraged to see their doctors regularly to ensure that their sugar remained under control.”
CHIP was first introduced in Fiji a few years ago and has been reintroduced this year, with 13 people graduating from a program that was held in Suva in May/June. The next program will be conducted in Nadi in October.