Frequently Asked Questions
I have Diabetes - should I be doing this program?
Many people living with type 2 diabetes have greatly benefitted from completing this program, some have even been able to reduce their diabetes medications. Weight loss has been shown to markedly reduce cardiovascular risk in people with type 2 diabetes and in some cases results in total remission of the disease.
The eating plan used in this program has been reviewed by some of Australia’s leading endocrinologists, diabetes educators and dietitians to ensure it is appropriate for people with type 2 diabetes and that it reflects current best practice.
KicStart™ itself has been used very successfully in a published independent clinical trial in type 2 diabetic patients in addition to the many years where it has been used as a highly effective weight loss tool in the Healthy Weight For Life Diabetes program.
As with any weight loss program, people with diabetes may need to monitor their blood glucose levels more frequently and carefully throughout the program because any calorie reduction and weight loss should result in a reduction in blood sugar and you therefore may need dosage adjustments made to your medication in order to avoid sugar levels dropping too low.
(NB. It is important that you not alter the dosage of your medication without consulting your GP or diabetes specialist first.)
Those living with Type 1 diabetes should check with their endocrinologist or GP before using KicStart™ or commencing any weight loss program.
Whilst the program has been designed to assist participants optimally manage their health, it does not replace the advice given directly by your own supervising healthcare professional or medical practitioner.