Almost 24 million people in the United States suffer from diabetes. Because of their high insulin level it is hard for them to lose weight. Most people who are diagnosed with diabetes have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that mainly occurs in overweight people. The body produces insulin but the cells do not react to it in a regular manner. They absorb too little glucose and the blood sugar level increases. The body reacts by producing more insulin to normalize the blood sugar level. The high insulin level attributes to the storage of fat and inhibits fat reduction.
Almased can help with this: It has been suggested that a diet with Almased can lead to higher weight loss, especially in the abdominal area. This means that a diet with Almased regulates the satiety mechanisms in the brain as well as the fat burning process more effectively than a diet without Almased.
This was evident for the first time in a 2005 study which showed that people with diabetes can lose weight significantly with a diet that incorporates Almased. The argument for using Almased to treat overweight people who have diabetes is further supported by a study of the Cochrane Collaboration, an independent worldwide network of scientists, doctors and other medical professionals. Their goal is to scientifically assess medical therapies. The study comes to the conclusion that a diet with a low glycemic index (it indicates the effect of a food item on the blood sugar curve) is superior to other diets. Almased® has an extremely low glycemic index of 27 (compared to potatoes at 78 and glucose at 100).1,2,3
A recommendation by the renowned Joslin Diabetes Center also supports the argument for Almased consumption: The experts suggest that people with diabetes consume a diet consisting approximately of 40% carbohydrates, 30% fat and 30% protein. The researchers at Joslin also discovered that a diet needs to contain significantly more protein than what had been assumed until now in order for it to be effective for people with diabetes.
A diet according to the Almased concept – two Almased shakes with 50 g powder each, 45 g oil and one healthy, protein-rich meal per day – provides people with diabetes with exactly the recommended mix of protein, carbohydrates and fat.4
- “Low glycaemic index or low glycaemic load diets for overweight and obesity”; Thomas DE et al.; The Cochrane Library, 2007, Issue 3.
- “Protein Content in Diabetes Nutrition Plan”; Hamdy O et al.; Curr Diab Rep, DOI 10.1007/s11892–010–0171–x.
- “Fad Diets in the Treatment of Diabetics”; Feinman RD; Curr Diab Rep, DOI 10.1007/s11892–011–0178–y.
- “Clinical nutrition guideline for overweight and obese adults with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes or those at high risk fordeveloping type 2 diabetes”; Joslin Diabetes Center & Joslin Clinic; 2007, 03, 29.