Does Nutrisystem for Diabetics Work? Research Says Yes

Nutrisystem works for diabetics

If you have been reading my blog posts for a while, you would already know that for the last few weeks I had been focused on weight reducing diets. My reviews had been based on their rate of success, the pros and cons and how convenient they are to follow. But today, I am going to focus on another danger that is associated with our food eating habit. About a month ago, my sister was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. This basically meant that her body was not producing enough insulin, and this increased the amount of glucose in her blood.

While her treatment in based on regular insulin administration, she was also recommended to follow a good diet and exercise plan that could provide her body with essential elements to function effectively. This made my sister very uncomfortable. I have known her for my whole life, and I knew that if she started on any diet, she would fail miserably. Most diets are focused on limiting the amount of food you can eat, and they usually recommend bland meals which do nothing to make you happy. I believe that food should make you happy. If you do not enjoy what you eat, it will be very hard for you to actively support healthy eating and keep up with your regimen.

After visiting several nutritionists, we came to know of Nutrisystem which is a highly popular program that not only helps in weight reduction, but also keeps the diabetic condition at check! When my sister found out about this program, she was ecstatic. Nutrisystem provides pre-packaged meal plans which contain all the essential vitamins, minerals, low sodium, less low glycemic carbs and high protein that the body would need. Most importantly, it will help you to self-monitor your eating habits, and allow you to keep a close eye on your progress.

Scientific Study on Nutrisystem and its Benefits

The benefits of the Nutrisystem diet is validated by a research paper published in the peer reviewed journal Postgraduate Medicine. The essay “The effects of a commercially available weight loss program among obese patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized study” established the results from experiments which focused on how effective weight control programs were among obese patients who have type 2 diabetes. The experiment had about 69 participants (of which 20 were males and 49 females) who had a mean age of 52.2 years, Haemoglobin A1c of 7.5, and a BMI of 39.0 kg/m(2). About 52.2% of the total participants were African American. Some of them were randomly assigned to the Nutrisystem diet which regulated the portion of the food they ate, while others were subjected to a diabetes education and support program. After the first 3 months, the group assigned to Nutrisystem continued for another 3 months on the same diet, while the second group subjected to diabetes education program was switched to Nutrisystem for the last 3 months.

The results were quite clear. After the first 3 months, the first group on Nutrisystem diet lost more weight on average than the second group. When the second group was also put on this diet for the last three months, the loss of weight in every participant was significant. Nutrisystem also led to a greater reduction in HbA1c and created significant improvements in weight loss, glycemic control, and reduced cardiovascular risks in obese patients with Type 2 diabetes.

At first, my sister was given prescriptions for expensive medicines for her treatment. If she had carried on with that plan, we would have faced a huge financial risk, with very little improvement to show for. But Nutrisystem is a brilliant weight control program that is not only more affordable, but it actually shows good results! For about a month my sister’s condition has exhibited zero symptoms, and her last check up revealed that the glucose level in her body is quite low.

Nutrisystem for diabetics definitely works. I am recommending this to anyone who has been battling against Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Nutrisystem’s diet plans are tasty and extremely well regulated so that you can get the best results in a matter of few weeks.

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