People who are obese and overweight have high chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes. When the body does not respond well to insulin, it becomes insulin resistant leading to Type 2 Diabetes. Weight loss, weight maintenance, exercising and eating a diet high on fibre and complex carbohydrates coupled with can prevent/delay the development of Type 2 Diabetes. In some cases, the condition can be reversed too.
The main objective of the study was to determine the impact of Truweight’s diabetic weight loss program on Type 2 diabetes and to observe the relation between body weight (BMI) and HbA1C levels among the Type 2 Diabetic clients enrolled in Truweight weight loss program.
The study was carried out for nine months by Truweight Wellness and the participants were Truweight diabetic clients enrolled in Truweight health program.
Around 23 females and 27 males who had a BMI above 25 kg/m2 participated in the study. The participants were aged between 20 and 65 years. In the beginning, HbA1C values, regular blood sugar readings, BMI and initial weight were recorded using standard procedures.
The participants were given diet plans and nutrient-dense foods that had functional ingredients. The diet plan was carefully designed to meet the nutritional requirements of the participants. The initial results and the final results were compared and analysed.
Result and conclusion
The study observed a significant reduction in HbA1C level and BMI after nine months. The present study showed that BMI reduced from 32.59 to 29.78 kg/m2 and HbA1C level from 8.47 to 6.44 in a span of 9 months. Dietary intake of macronutrients like carbohydrates, fat, fibre and protein had a positive impact on weight loss. Significant weight loss resulted in reduced HbA1C level.
The study concluded that weight loss and reduced BMI had a positive effect on HbA1C levels in Type 2 Diabetic patients. The study also noted that lifestyle-based modifications also have positive impacts on HbA1C level among the Type 2 Diabetes patients.