Take the Glucerna 1-2-3 Challenge, Simple Steps to Manage Diabetes

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SAM_1608We are not getting any younger. It’s probably time to make some changes in your daily habits to keep enjoying a healthy life. Abbott came up with a program to help people with diabetes called The Glucerna 1-2-3 Challenge. Read on and start integrating these healthy habits for a longer, quality life with your family . . .

Press Release:

Philippines / July 2013] – To assist over 11 million Filipinos with pre-diabetes or diabetes, Abbott is introducing The Glucerna® 1-2-3 Challenge, a free program designed to help people with diabetes implement new healthy habits and provide them with useful resources that can help make managing their diabetes with a healthy lifestyle easier.

SAM_1612This unique 12-week program provides online and mobile resources for people with diabetes to create a simple plan that incorporates 1) a healthy meal plan, 2) exercise, and 3) specialized nutrition such as Glucerna Triple Care. The three steps of the 1-2-3 Challenge help people with diabetes to address three important components of managing their condition – managing blood sugar response, reducing weight and waistline, and supporting heart health.

SAM_1671Proper diabetes management can be overwhelming for people with diabetes, but is essential for them to maintain a healthy and active life,” said Dr. Jose Rodolfo Dimaano, Medical Director, Abbott Nutrition. “That’s why we developed the Glucerna 1-2-3 Challenge to provide people with diabetes an easy-to-use resource that helps them take charge of managing their condition and feel confident they can lead a healthier lifestyle.”

1-2-3 ChallengeFeatures of the Glucerna 1-2-3 Challenge

Located online at http://www.glucerna123challenge.com.ph or available via mobile app downloadable via Iphone® or Android phones®*, the 1-2-3 Challenge features a robust set of tools and tips to provide people with diabetes with:

  • easy, healthy meal plans and recipes based on caloric needs and personal preferences,
  • daily exercise plans and step-by-step instructional videos,
  • Glucerna serving recommendations,tracking tools and progress reports to monitor their progress that they can share with their doctors, and
  • a loyalty program that rewards members with points so they can redeem prizes depending on the number of points accumulated such as Freestyle® Glucometer, Freestyle® glucose strips, Mercury® Drugstore Gift Certificates, Robinson’s® Gift Certificates, and a lot more.

SAM_1631Little steps, such as eating right, exercising and incorporating specialized nutrition, such as Glucerna Triple Care, as part of your diabetes management plan can help you live a healthy lifestyle,” said Nadine Tengco, a US certified fitness nutritionist chef. “Lifestyle intervention is important in overall diabetes management to help reduce the risks and complications of diabetes.”

Why Proper Diabetes Management Is Important:

SAM_1690People with diabetes are two-to-four times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than people without the disease.1 Additionally, they are at risk for many health complications, such as kidney failure, blindness, lower-limb amputations and death. 

SAM_1696These factors make proper management vitally important to people with diabetes, and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is the first step to proper diabetes management. Additionally, managing excess weight and physical inactivity are important as they can contribute to health-related complications for people with diabetes.

SAM_1648The Role of Specialized Nutrition in Diabetes Management

In addition to meal and exercise plans, the 1-2-3 Challenge provides Glucerna serving recommendations, a specialized nutrition product from Abbott Nutrition that leads the world in diabetes nutrition science.

SAM_1662The new GlucernaTriple Care product provides a unique system of ingredients to help patients manage their blood sugar response and support heart health. Also, Glucerna Triple Care can support weight management when used as part of an overall diabetes management plan. It has been clinically proven to help manage weight and reduce A1C in conjunction with an overall diabetes management plan, including diet and exercise.3,4

More information on the Glucerna 1-2-3 Challenge can be found at http://www.glucerna123challenge.com.ph or by contacting [ 02-995-1555]. Information on Glucerna can be found at this website.

About Abbott’s Commitment to Diabetes Management 

For more than 20 years, Abbott Nutrition has been at the forefront in developing innovative solutions to help people with diabetes better manage diabetes through advances in nutrition-based science.

In addition, Abbott Diabetes Care, based in Alameda, California, USA is a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing glucose monitoring systems designed to help people better manage their diabetes. Additional information about Abbott Diabetes Care may be found at www.abbottdiabetescare.com.

Abbott NutritionAbout Abbott Nutrition

For more than 85 years, Abbott Nutrition has been developing and marketing science-based nutritional products to support the growth, health and wellness of people of all ages. Internationally recognized brands include ; the PediaSure® brand of complete and balanced nutrition for children; and the Ensure® brand of complete and balanced nutrition for adults.

SAM_1701The company is a leader in nutritional products clinically shown to address the distinct dietary needs of people with serious health conditions or special nutrient requirements, such as the Glucerna® brand of nutrition shakes and bars for people with diabetes.

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About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.

Visit Abbott at www.abbott.com and connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews. 

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