Abbott has very recently introduced The Glucerna® 1-2-3 Challenge, a mobile application downloadable for free on your iPhone and Android mobile devices. It is designed to assist over 11 million Filipinos with pre-diabetes or diabetes.
I see this Glucerna 1-2-3 Challenge App for iPhone and Android as a way to empower people with diabetes and pre-diabetes to counteract on what is usually perceived to be “life sentence,” upon diagnosis of having diabetes or even those who are borderline diabetic.
Although it runs in my family, I do not have diabetes. But having been diagnosed with some form of autoimmune disease lately, I sure can make use of a healthy meal plan like this. Precisely why I had the app downloaded on my phone.
Managing diabetes made easier with a unique 12-week program 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.
Abbott is introducing , 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.
“Proper 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.”
My weight shifts between 99 to 101 lbs. Truth be told, I am good with up to just that. I hit 102 and I would feel really bloated and heavy. My keeping at my desired weight does not mean I can stay sedentary, which I am not proud to be doing for so many months since I stopped doing Hip Hop Abs. Hopefully this app will push me to work on my ideal goal of exercising 4 times per week.
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.
The 1-2-3 Challenge is a good reinforcing program to my resolve to have a healthier lifestyle. If you have been following me on Instagram – @jenaspacio, you will see all those not so tasty looking juices I have been onto lately. 🙂 The meal plans that are suggested in the 1-2-3 Challenge app are also great ideas if I run out of healthier meals to serve my family. We really do not need to have diabetes to start eating and living healthy. 🙂