Medifast recognizes the twin problems that overweight Type II diabetics face: losing the fat and controlling blood sugar levels. That’s why Medifast created a special set of meals that will ensure that you can lose the weight without risking wild swings in your blood glucose. Medifast has also been participating in trials targeting diabetics.
The PLUS for diabetes health shakes shave a few grams of carbs off the standard Medifast shakes and add a few more grams of protein (as compared to the protein content in the women’s shakes. Less carbs means less spiking in your blood sugar while more protein means better moderation of the sugar that enters your bloodstream after digestion. You can get these shakes in vanilla, chocolate and strawberry.
The Diabetes 2-Week and 4-Week packages are collections of Medifast products that are more sensitive to those women and men who need to avoid hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic conditions. With the exception of the shakes, the products are standard Medifast items that are in the Medifast for Women and Medifast for Men packages. While both packages include shakes, bars, oatmeal and soup, the 4-week package adds more variety with the cranberry mango fruit drink.
A 2005 study by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health showed that the Medifast diet for diabetics enabled more people to lose more weight over people on the a standard American Dietary Association diet. Additionally, 24 percent of the Medifast users decreased or eliminated their diabetes medication, compared to 0 percent on the standard ADA diet. Diabetics will gain the most from focusing on their diet.