WEIGHT LOSS FOR TYPE 2 DIABETESA route to better health
Recent findings from The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate that nearly 1 in 11 adults globally, are now affected by Diabetes.
Key factors driving this dramatic rise in diabetes include being overweight or obese. Type 2 diabetes is primarily a result of excess weight, 80-90% of those with Type 2 are overweight and approximately 80-85% are obese. Therefore, for those with Type 2 diabetes, weight management should be the primary nutritional strategy in managing glucose control. Almased®, combined with a balanced high fibre, low glycaemic index (GI) diet and regular exercise can help achieve any weight loss goal.
Why is Almased® suitable for those with Type 2 diabetes?
The manufacturing process of Almased® results in a high proportion of plant based protein and a product which has a low glycaemic index (GI - 27) and an extremely low glycaemic load (GL - 4). Foods with low GI and GL are slowly absorbed into the body and ensure blood glucose levels are only raised slightly while the body’s requirement for insulin is reduced. As a result of this lower insulin requirement, fat stores are utilised for energy thus making it easier to lose weight.
Almased® has been scientifically proven to have a positive effect on weight loss and weight maintenance and more importantly, for those with Type 2 diabetes, improve glycaemic control. Results from clinical testing found that people with Type 2 diabetes who replaced one daily meal with Almased® (50g serving with 200ml of low-fat milk or 200-350ml of water and 2 tsps of oil) experienced weight loss. As a result of such weight loss, there were improvements in fasting blood sugar levels, fasting insulin and long-term blood sugar levels1.
Type 2 diabetes prevention
Importantly, for people without the condition, losing any excess weight is the best way of reducing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. In fact, every kilogram lost is associated with a 16 per cent reduction in risk of the condition. With or without the condition, Almased® can help support your weight loss target.
Follow our clinically tested 12-week plan2 to achieve your weight loss goal. It is simple and easy to follow. Once your target weight has been achieved, Almased® can be used once a day for the purpose of weight maintenance.
1. Zanker. et al (2005). Deutsche Zeitschrift für Onkologie; 37: 114–121.
2. Kempf et al (2013). Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics: 1-7.