It has been reported that 80% of people with diabetes in Australia are overweight or obese compared with 59% of people without diabetes. 1 If you have Type 2 diabetes, you may need to lose weight, to lower your risk of developing health complications.
Weight loss can help you maintain healthier blood sugar levels and good blood sugar control can help prevent diabetes related complications, such as eye and kidney disease.2
Weight loss of 8% in people with Type 2 diabetes has been linked to improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors and general control of diabetes, as well as a reduction in medications for hypertension, diabetes, and elevated lipids.3
By losing just 5-7% of your body weight and increasing your daily activity, you can also lower the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by a staggering 58%.4
Jenny Craig and Type 2 diabetes
The Jenny Craig program is suitable for people with well controlled diabetes - it gives you access to your own consultant, to assist you in developing a personalised eating and activity plan, aimed specifically at weight loss. There is no doubt that these weight loss results can positively benefit the management of your diabetes.
We encourage regular communication with your doctor whilst you are on the program, to ensure you are able to follow the program in conjunction with your doctor's recommendations.
Jenny Craig considers your health to be the number one priority. Before you begin, you'll be asked to complete a Health Sheet detailing your medical conditions and medications. We'll follow Guidelines set by a Doctor on our Medical Advisory Board, as well as the Weight Management Code of Practice, to ensure your health and suitability for our program is thoroughly assessed.
You'll start by eating portion controlled, frequent meals and snacks and we'll also help with making physical activity a more regular part of your life. Weekly meetings with your personal consultant will ensure that everything stays on track.
You can join the program at your nearest centre or through Jenny Craig At Home, our convenient home delivery program.
The Jenny Craig Approach  Expand All
- FOOD - A healthy eating plan that doesn't sacrifice fun or enjoyment.
At Jenny Craig we provide a kilojoule controlled healthy eating plan, devised by our team of Accredited Practising Dietitians. The plan incorporates nutritious AND delicious ready to eat meals, with your own fresh fruits and vegetables, grains and low fat dairy products, to build healthy eating habits and to teach portion control.
And you still get to enjoy dining out with friends, as your personal consultant will give you tips about the dishes you can order, to keep your weight loss program on track.
- BODY - A personalised activity plan to suit your lifestyle.
As with everything else in life, your approach to physical activity is highly personal, which is why your consultant will create an activity plan based on your interests and abilities. We don't approach this part of the program as a 'quick fix'. We recognise that this is a lifestyle change and one that involves not only losing weight, but also letting go of some long-held habits that led to your weight gain in the first place.
To assist you with your weight loss goal, we'll aim to achieve at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days of the week.
- MIND - We'll help you stay motivated.
- Every Jenny Craig client has a weekly one-on-one meeting with a trained consultant, who will provide continuous motivation, support and encouragement throughout your weight loss journey. In your weekly consultations you will celebrate your achievements, work through your challenges, and build on your success.
Talk to your doctorIt's always important to check in with your doctor before starting a weight loss program to ensure it's appropriate for you. With Jenny Craig, your personal consultant will be tailoring the program to be sure it's also right for your lifestyle so you will be able to follow the program in conjunction with your doctor's recommendations.
1 Dustan D, Zimmet P, Welborn T, De Courten M, Cameron A, Sicree R, Dwyer T. Colagiuri S, Jolley D, Knuiman M, Atkins R, Shaw J (2002). The rising prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance: the Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study. Diabetes Care 25(5):829-834.
2 Stratton IM, Adler AI, Neil HAW, et al. Association of glycaemia with macrovascular and microvascular complications of type 2 diabetes (UKPDS 35): prospective observational study. BMJ. 2000;321:405-411.
3 The Look AHEAD Research Group. Reduction in weight and cardiovascular disease risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diab Care. 2007;30:1374-1383.
4 Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. Reduction in the incidence of type 2 diabetes with lifestyle intervention or metformin. N Engl J Med. 2002;346:393-403.