[Event] The Butterfly Project: Glucerna Challenge Me!

17:12 rebecca wong 0 Comments

Diabetes is an issue that is close to home as one of my family members is a diabetic. Diabetes is caused by high blood glucose in our body, and it has been a worldwide concern for years. The numbers of diabetic adults are shocking! In 2013, the diabetic adults reached a total of more than 380 million and by 2035, the number is estimated to reach over 592 million!

What about us, Malaysia?


Being one of the fattest nations, we have 2.6 million diabetics, and expected to grow to 4.5 million by year 2020! It's alarming how high our diabetes rates are. There are many things that I would like our country to be on the chart, but definitely not in this issue. Diabetes, if left untreated, patients may face various complications:
 
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  • Heart Disease
  • Kidney Failure
  • Blindness
  • Amputation
 
Abbott Nutrition Malaysia has recently launched the "Glucerna Challenge Me" Programme, and I was invited to Culinary 19 at Damansara Heights, to attend their briefing session. This program is specially designed for people with diabetes to learn simple techniques to help them manage this issue with a healthy lifestyle. Through the 3 simple steps, we can keep our glucose level on the safe side, and prevent or keep diabetes under control:
 
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  1. Healthy meal plan
  2. Specialized nutrition products such as Glucerna
  3. Exercise

Glucerna helps patients to manage their blood glucose levels, weight and cholesterol. It can help to reduce weight, when use as part of an overall diabetes management plan.

So, what is Glucerna Challenge Me Programme?


It's a 12-week program with online tools and resources to provide diabetics with:
  1. Easy meal plans and recipes
  2. Guides on how to incorporate Glucerna into their healthy diet
  3. Daily exercise plans through step-by-step instructions
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It's really not easy to maintain or manage a healthy lifestyle, especially if you are living a hectic on. Having this in mine, the Glucerna Challenge Me Programme has been designed to customize to your needs, in order to help you to build a healthy lifestyle. Also, it provides useful tools and solutions to help take the stress and hassle out of managing your diabetes.

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If you prefer to be hassle-free, you can consume Glucerna along with lukewarm water. The servings will depend on the calories per day that you are required to have.

Apart from this, you can also incorporate Glucerna into dessert too! Oh yes, you heard me correctly - DESSERT! When consume the correct amount, diabetics are still allowed to enjoy their dessert occasionally. There was a demo during the briefing session, on how to incorporate Glucerna into cupcakes!



We get to decorate our very own healthy cupcakes too, with fresh fruits of course!



Forgive my lack-of-artistic-cupcakes. I tried super hard to make them look pretty.

You can go to www.glucernachallengeme.com.my to participate in the Glucerna Challenge Me programme. A mobile app is also available on IOS and Android for on-the-go access to the program.
 
For more information:
 
Contact: 1800-88-6233 (Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm)

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