There should be a huge incentive for people with type 2 diabetes to eat healthily – blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol are all easier to manage. However, sticking to a plan requires motivation and is easily compromised by family factors and work schedules.
Perhaps the more important advantage of a structured weight-loss plan is safety. The NHS recommends sustainable weight loss of 0.5–1 kg per week2 with support including:
- Weekly progress charts
- Online support community
- Complementary exercise plans
Nestlé Health Science has a range of nutritionally complete shakes and soups to help people with type 2 diabetes control their weight. They can be integrated smoothly into a calorie restricted diet, without compromising nutritional intake.
Always advise that a calorie-restricted diet should only be undertaken with professional healthcare support and supervision.