The main causes of Type 2 diabetes is overweight and obesity, poor energy-rich diets and a lack of exercise. However, this lifestyle illness has now reached global epidemic proportions. It may be worrying for those affected, but those living with Type 2 diabetes can make targeted diet and lifestyle changes to significantly improve their condition.
Typically, Type 2 diabetes is associated with excess weight therefore, weight management should be the primary strategy in managing glucose control. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin or the body’s cells are unable to react to insulin. The ineffectiveness of insulin means that the body cannot use glucose efficiently and as a result fat storage occurs, making it harder to lose weight.
However, for those with Type 2 diabetes, a high protein, high-fibre, low glycaemic index (GI) diet coupled with regular exercise can help with weight loss.
The manufacturing process of Almased results in an ideal 2:1 ratio of protein and carbohydrate with a low GI of 27 and an extremely low glycaemic load (GL) of 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 requirements for insulin is reduced. As a result, of this lower insulin requirement, fat stores are utilised for energy thereby making it easier for those with Type 2 diabetes to lose weight.
The Almased Figure Plan is suitable for people with Type 2 diabetes and can support healthy, sustainable weight loss and maintain a new quality of life.*
To see how Almased can affect your blood sugars, we suggest that this is measured on an empty stomach in the morning as well as before your Almased shake and 1.5 to 2 hours after.
*Helpful advice: Before commencing any diet, speak to your healthcare professional. You may require support to check blood glucose levels more regularly or make changes to your medications.
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Our standard recommended serving for each shake is 50g (5 heaped tablespoons). The use of this calculator is optional however, you can use it as a guide if you wish to increase your Almased serving size.
Please note: The increase in portion size will naturally increase the calorific value of your shake and may affect weight loss results.