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Suitability in Diabetes

A person with type 2 diabetes would greatly benefit from completing this program, as weight loss has been shown to markedly reduce cardiovascular risk in people with type 2 diabetes and in some cases results in remission.

KicStart™ itself has recently been used very successfully in a published independent clinical trial in type 2 diabetic patients.

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. Whilst the program has been designed to assist participants, in conjunction with their healthcare team, to optimally manage their health, it does not replace the advice given directly by your own supervising healthcare professional or medical practitioner.

As with any weight loss program, people with diabetes need to monitor their blood glucose levels more frequently and carefully throughout the program because any weight loss is accompanied by a reduction in blood sugar and you therefore may need dosage adjustments made to your medication to avoid hypos.

NB. It is important that you not alter the dosage of your medication without consulting your GP or diabetes specialist first.

Type 1 diabetics should check with their endocrinologist or GP before using KicStart™ or commencing any weight loss program.