There is a new option on the market to help people diagnosed with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes manage their eating habits. Diet-to-Go has launched a special calorie-controlled meal plan designed for people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. The new plan aims to help this patient population make better eating choices and empower them to lose weight, which can positively impact type 2 diabetes management.
The new meal plans were developed according to the American Diabetes Association‘s (ADA) nutritional guidelines in order to address the challenges that diabetics face when it comes to creating an eating routine with specific portion sizes, or including varied types of ingredients. In addition, Diet-to-Go aims to help people fit these healthy meals into their busy lives.
Prediabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. The condition is usually a transitional state before an individual is officially diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Nevertheless, the transition from prediabetes to diabetes type 2 is not automatic, and early treatment can return blood glucose levels to the normal range. Moreover, according to the American Diabetes Association, research showed that losing 7% of body weight and increasing physical exercise can lower the risk for type 2 diabetes by 58%.
The ADA report supports Diet-to-Go CEO Hilton Davis’ goal of helping busy people control and prevent type 2 diabetes by eating right. “This plan has been years in the making and is ideal for them,” said Davis in a press release, “Healthy eating made easy is our slogan and our unwavering goal.”
Diet-to-Go currently has two available test offers: a 5-day meal plan or a 7-day meal plan including breakfast, lunch and dinner, or lunch and dinner only. In addition to meal preparation, Diet-to-Go ships meals directly to customers as well. The meals can be delivered at the customers’ address or they can be available for local pickup at one of the 200 authorized Diet-to-Go pickup locations.
Meals are carefully prepared, containing a controlled amount of carbohydrates (less than or equal to 45 gram per meal), saturated fat (less than 8 percent on average), sodium levels (1400 mg per day on average), as well as sugar levels (average 30 grams daily). In a blind taste test run by epicurious.com, the program rated number 1.
“This plan is easy and satisfying, but best of all, it really works!” noted Karen O’Keefe, MD, physician in Washington. “I recommend this plan to every patient with prediabetes or Type 2 diabetes, and they absolutely love it.”
Diet-to-Go’s customers also have access to a professional staff of Nutritionists and Health Coaches, as well as an online forum, exercise and meal trackers. In this way, customers have all the needed support to reach their health goals in preventing type 2 diabetes.