Top Diabetic Meal Kit Delivery Services
ACCORDING TO THE Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 100 million Americans are living with diabetes or prediabetes, two conditions that affect how your body processes the sugars in the foods you eat.
Diabetes is a chronic, potentially life-threatening disease that tends to get worse over time. But it can be managed through exercise, diet and medications that control blood sugar levels. For many Americans, managing diabetes through food is critical to improved health outcomes.
“Diabetes is characterized by uncontrolled blood sugar levels, and because what we eat directly impacts our blood sugar levels, nutrition inherently plays a critical role in the management of diabetes,” says Lindsey Kane,registered dietitian and director of nutrition with Sun Basket, a meal kit delivery service based in San Francisco.
To explain what’s happening in the body, Kane uses an analogy. “In diabetes, the cells become unresponsive to insulin, which is also known as insulin resistance. You can think of this like an old rusty key that struggles to open the door. Because insulin is unable to open the door, sugar lingers in the blood and thus rises to abnormal levels.”