KUALA LUMPUR, Oct. 26 — Abbott has launched the Gruselna lifestyle change program to help Malaysians with diabetes better manage their condition. This program provides structure to help you build healthy habits such as proper nutrition, exercise, and continuous blood sugar monitoring. They help control type 2 diabetes and blood sugar management.
The number of Malaysians with diabetes is increasing. It is estimated that 1 in 5 of her adults has diabetes, and there may be many more who are unaware of their diabetic condition.
Living with diabetes can be very difficult and can affect an individual’s quality of life and their loved ones. , which helps diabetics to process the condition.
“Diabetes management is a daily challenge that can cause people to feel overwhelmed and stressed,” said Dr. Nina Magella Mod Saeed, Medical Director of Abbott’s Nutrition business in Malaysia.
“There are multiple factors that people with diabetes must consider on a daily basis, but nutrition is a key factor in helping people with diabetes manage their health and make a positive impact on their lives. We have introduced a style change program to provide tools and resources, including dietary counseling, to help Malaysians manage their diabetes and live fuller and healthier lives,” she added.
Take control of your diabetes management
Led by a group of trained physicians and nutritionists, the four-week lifestyle intervention program includes diabetes management through a balanced diet and intake of diabetic nutritional supplements, exercise, glucose monitoring, and medication.
Participants will also learn how to deal with diabetes burnout and other challenges that derail commitment to diabetes care. Additionally, you will receive support from like-minded participants who share common goals, challenges, and resources to better manage diabetes.
“Lifestyle changes and balanced nutrition are crucial in managing diabetes, but the process of changing habits such as physical activity and diet doesn’t happen overnight,” says primary care and pharmacist. Dr. Manoharan Palanjosi, consultant and panel doctor, said: About Abbott’s Gulselna Lifestyle Change Program.
“Pharmacology is an important part of diabetes treatment, but without lifestyle change diabetes medications, patients may be in the middle of a disease progression. Think critically and make smart choices that lead to better health,” he added.
A pilot of the Glucerna Lifestyle Change Program will be conducted in 2021 with a group of 40 people with type 2 diabetes. Participants were provided with a starter kit consisting of Glucerna (a diabetic dietary supplement), Freestyle Libre (a continuous glucose monitoring device), resistance bands, and the Glucerna Diabetes Lifestyle Guide handbook for diabetes management.
Throughout the program, participants were supported by regular consultations with a nutritionist, personalized healthy eating plans, and guidance on daily fitness routines to manage and improve blood sugar levels within recommended ranges. .
“My diabetes diagnosis came as a shock,” said Vicky Rao, a 2021 Glucerna Lifestyle Change Program participant.
“However, by enrolling in Abbott’s Glucerna Lifestyle Change Program last year, I was able to better manage my blood sugar thanks to the guidance of a nutritionist. This has truly been a game changer for me.” The support of the participants encouraged me to focus on eating healthy and staying active. We fully support the journey of change,” she added.
The overwhelmingly positive response and results of the first pilot prompted the return of the program. Embark on a journey to
The Glucerna Lifestyle Change Program reflects Abbott’s longstanding commitment to helping Malaysians with type 2 diabetes live healthier, better lives through proper nutrition.
The program builds on the company’s global 2030 sustainability goals of expanding access to malnutrition, chronic diseases and infectious diseases, transforming care and improving the lives of more than 3 billion people each year by the end of the decade. Consistent with the plan’s ambitions.
The initiative will also support the Ministry of Health’s efforts to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by 15% by 2025, as outlined in the National Strategic Plan for Non-Communicable Diseases. .
Abbott’s Glucerna Lifestyle Change Program is designed to help participants improve their diabetes management. As a result, at the end of the 4-week program, you will have a better understanding of how to manage your diabetes and live a healthier life.
Click here for program details and here for Glucerna details.