NutriSystem for Diabetes

By cmc263 Latest Reply 2010-06-16 17:04:38 -0500
Started 2010-06-12 22:36:47 -0500

Has anyone tried this? I am thinking of ordering it tomorrow…Do I need to get my Dr's ok?

12 replies

cmc263 2010-06-16 16:37:59 -0500 Report

Hi all…
Thanks so much for your input!!! Met with diet educator yesterday and she said to save money and get the same types of meals and benefits, just buy Smart Ones or Lean cuisine…She said they were the same thing essentailly and much cheaper…Am already eating much healthier since i found out last Wed…Cooking all fresh vegis, but I am off work this week also…Will keep you posted and thank you so much again all of you…
Blessing to all of you…

HarmonyStarr 2010-06-15 23:07:43 -0500 Report

For what it's worth, my mother and I tried the regular NutriSystem plan about a year ago and the foods were really awful and very expensive. When my mom found out that they had a plan for diabetics, she was going to give it a try only to find out that the diabetics plan was about $100.00 more than the regular plan, with less food choices. You get very tired of eating the same things after about three weeks.



alanbossman 2010-06-15 08:45:11 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to DC. I know you said you have a active family life but try eating more chicken,fish and turkey. fill half your plate with vegs. 1/4 with chicken and 1/4 with fruit or a starch, like brown rice. You do need to control your diabetes.
High BS numbers are not good for you, the lower the better.

kdroberts 2010-06-14 21:41:25 -0500 Report

I've not tried it but I have a couple of friends who tried the regular version and didn't think much of it. The main complaints were that the food wasn't great, it was expensive and they had to spend almost as much as the nutrisystem cost on extra food to make the nutrisystem meals since most dinners and lunches are only partial meals that need fresh ingredients that are not included with the shipment.

MAYS 2010-06-14 20:47:25 -0500 Report

Commitment and willpower may be a better choice,
(less expensive).

cmc263 2010-06-14 21:08:28 -0500 Report

I am a bit overwhelmed..Just found out last week the I had diabetes and my numbers were 553…They are still running in 300 range and Dr just increased my insulin. My Ac1 was 13.5…I have already made some changes, but with working fulltime and an active family life with hubby and boys, I think this will be easier..No into reading, weighing measuring etc right now…Have a coupon and just plan on doing it for two months, but I do appreciate your advice…

MAYS 2010-06-14 21:25:01 -0500 Report

I understand, if it's time saving for you and can help you, try it.

Do they offer a trial period or money back if not satisfied guarantee ?
I wish the best for you in this, if it can help you manage your glucose levels.
Keep us informed, your feedback may prove to be helpful for someone else who may considering this but is undecided.

Diabetes can be stressful, take it one day at a time.


Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-06-14 17:41:57 -0500 Report

It's really nasty tasting stuff.

cmc263 2010-06-14 21:10:08 -0500 Report

Did you try it? I checked online reviews and with some friends of friends and they said it wasnt great, but good…Thought it would be a good choice since I work fulltime and am going allot at night…

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-06-15 08:57:18 -0500 Report

Yes I was on it for a couple of months. It was really expensive and you still need to buy all of your fresh foods. It tasted so bad I would start to gag just thinking about having to eat it. It finally got to the point I couldn't do it. I did lose about 15 lbs. But of course as soon as stopped doing it gained all the weight back.

Harlen 2010-06-13 09:47:30 -0500 Report

look at the carbs ?????
I wouls check with your Doc first
Thats just me
Best wishes