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Diabetes Can Kill If Unmanaged

Diabetes is an endocrine disorder that affects 29 million people in the United States.  A recent study in PLoS ONE reported that these individuals are as high as four times more at risk to die as a result of the disorder.  And, eight out of the 29 million cases of diabetes remain undiagnosed (according to the American Diabetes Association).  These startling statistics highlight the need for treatment and management options for individuals with diabetes.

Type 1 and 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is characterized by consistently elevated blood sugar levels caused by either an inability to produce insulin (type 1 diabetes) or insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes).  Insulin is the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels and thus allows the body to utilize the sugar it derives from carbohydrates.  Type 1 diabetes affects approximately 5% of the population and is characterized by insulin production deficits that usually begin in childhood or early adulthood.  The more common type 2 diabetes is progressive in nature and its development is associated with genetic factors, stress, pregnancy (resulting in gestational diabetes), race, and above all, weight.  For this final reason, the American obesity epidemic is often associated with the increase in diabetes diagnoses.

Diabetes Management

Type 2 diabetes can be managed with lifestyle changes that include a properly regulated diet, glucose monitoring, stress reduction, and daily exercise.  Medical adjustments such as pills or injections that counteract insulin resistance can also be utilized to regulate blood sugar levels.


If you need support in counting carbohydrates for insulin, innovative applications like DietSensor can help you to manage your diabetes.  DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced! 

DietSensor’s New Premium Plan Offers Smart Food Suggestions

It is no easy task to navigate the endless directions and advice from thousands of food experts.  Nor is it easy to stick to an daily nutrition recommendation.  Did I eat the recommended 15% of the daily intake of proteins? What about 50% of carbohydrates?

At DietSensor, eating healthy is what we do. The new DietSensor solution will help you to stay balanced. Our team of doctors and nutritionists have designed a new Premium plan that will make it easy for you to achieve your goals.

Most importantly, DietSensor makes meal planning, food tracking and portion control easy, accurate and quick, by perfectly balancing each meal with the foods you like in mere seconds!

Key Benefits:

  • Count Calories and Nutrients:  The DietSensor mobile app counts calories and nutrients and lets you know how much of each you have available for your next meal.
  • Personalized for You:  Everything is personalized to your health profile and weight loss goal. The data relies on scientific evidence and avoids marketing diets that can be harmful.
  • Quick and Easy:  In less than 4 clicks, you can compose a balanced meal, guided by our Food Suggestions tool.

Nutritional recommendations are calculated for your profile in real time and translated into compatible food suggestions.  The DietSensor Food Suggestions tool makes it possible to treat yourself while meeting your goals.  Meal planning is made easy by DietSensor.

Client Testimonial:

“I always thought I could achieve weight loss just by cutting fats.  I have been proven wrong many times. Since I started to use DietSensor, I realized that I was depriving myself of important nutrients and that the number of carbs I ate for each meal was preventing me losing weight.”  – November 2016


DietSensor is an innovative nutritional tracking tool for chronic disease management, weight loss, and overall health and wellness.   The solution comes with a mobile app and personalized coaching that helps individuals better manage their nutrition by providing accurate and easily accessible nutritional support.  With the mobile app and coach, you can create a personalized nutrition plan comprised of meal plans and targeted macro nutrient intake goals.

DietSensor connects to both the SCiO food scanner and Bluetooth digital scale, both optional devices.  The smart scale weighs food portions and sends the information directly to your mobile application for accurate food tracking.   With the pocketsize SCiO scanner, you can scan your food for accurate carbohydrate, protein, and lipid amounts.

DietSensor offers three plans:  Basic (free), Premium, and Ultimate.  Please visit our website to learn more:  https://www.dietsensor.com/packages/

Let DietSensor help you eat smart, and stay balanced!  Plan, scan, measure, and eat smart!

From MyPyramid to MyPlate – Food Recommendations from Special Interests

In 1992, the USDA sought to convey to Americans what it meant to maintain a healthy diet using a colorful and easy to understand graphic – the food pyramid.  The food pyramid was utilized by schools, government programs (such as the Federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), and various major media outlets to convey the elements of a healthy diet.

As the obesity rates in the US continued to climb, in 2011, the food pyramid was replaced with the MyPlate diagram.  MyPlate illustrates recommended portions directly on a representative plate and aims to educate Americans on the food intake and portioning that constitutes a healthy diet.

The challenge with both of these tools has been that while many qualified experts were consulted on their development, so to were corporate lobbyists and industry groups who are major contributors to government parties.

What is truly needed are recommended nutritional guidelines that are not influenced by corporate lobbyists or governmental agencies.

Read the full article on: www.forbes.com

Healthy eating : skipping breakfast may increase the risk of stroke

Coronary heart disease and stroke risk may increase with skipping breakfast regularly. Some researchers found that those who routinely skipped on the most important meal of the day had a higher risk of heart attack and coronary heart disease.

Read the full article on: www.belmarrahealth.com

With a busy schedule, it is easy to skip breakfast. But, according to a recent study, taking a few minutes to eat something in the morning can really save your life. It is nothing new that breakfast provides our body and brain with the essential nutrients. Starting the day with an empty stomach is like trying to start a car without petrol. Various research have shown that those who skip breakfast have 27% higher risk of heart attack or health complications caused by heart diseases. Moreover, a lack of proper meals at breakfast may also lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Nutritionists and other health experts advise a healthy breakfast within two hours of waking. A breakfast full of junk foods defeats the purpose. You should ensure that your meal is healthy and provides reasonable amount of energy and nutrients such as protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Dietsensor gives accurate results with any homogeneous food, even with homemade dishes and beverages. The application and the SCiO help you to keep a healthy balance of nutrients at every meal.

When it comes to losing weight, can you outrun a bad diet?

Eat like our grandparents … and cut out bread for optimal weight loss, says Pat Divilly

Read the full article at: www.irishtimes.com

When it comes to lose weight, many people make the mistake of focusing on exercise, but later research has shown that exercise is not enough, and that we should cut back on calorie intake. Physics activity reduces the risk of a range of ailments such as heart disease, dementia, some cancers and Type 2 Diabetes, as well as reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety. Unfortunately it doesn’t promote weight loss according to the study. The findings of Prof Herman Pontzer shows  the need to focus on diet when it comes to managing weight, or preventing or reversing unhealthy weight gain. So let’s us introduce you to the DietSensor! Dietsensor is the first instant nutrition coaching app with sensors able to tell within seconds the nutritional values of a food or beverage and give immediate advice, of the quantity of what you should eat from your plate based on your goals. All this driven by evidence based medicine. It is for people who need to control their daily food intake, especially those who want to effectively tackle weight loss, get in shape or manage diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure or other chronicle diseases related to nutrition. It’s an extremely popular option for people looking to really get their arms around their portion size, daily caloric goals and intake, and start keeping an eye on the foods they eat. We have built algorithms which identifies the causes of your recurring diet setbacks, or which food you should add or cut off. DietSensor helps you recognize and understand your own habit patterns and advises you accordingly to prevent them from happening. You can pre-order today on: www.dietsensor.com/wait-list. Being able to know exactly what’s in every mouthful of food you eat is every dieter’s dream. This incredible DietSensor device is about to make that dream a reality. Be the first to get the game-changing new DietSensor App AND qualify for the Early Bird Discount on your Dietsensor subscription https://www.dietsensor.com/early-bird-subscription/

14 Simple Ways to Stick to a Healthy Diet

Eating healthy can help you lose weight and have more energy. It can also improve your mood and reduce your risk of disease. Yet despite all these benefits, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle can be difficult. Eating a nutritious diet has many benefits, including potential weight loss.

Read the full article at: ecowatch.com

Although eating healthy is important as it helps you to remain in good health and to reduce obesity, at times it can be difficult to keep a proper diet. DietSensor aims at reducing such stress with its technology. It will show you at any specific time of the day, the kind of food that could help you meet your nutrient budget and the nutrients present in the food scanned. Keeping a healthy diet will no longer be frustrating and you will be able to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

This ‘Healthy’ Food Swap You’ve Been Making May Actually Be Bad For You

Actually, when consumed in moderation, butter is actually pretty good for you. Research found butter fights cancer, reduces diabetes symptoms, is packed with vitamins that boost your immune system and keeps bones strong and teeth healthy. So, before you dump all your vegetable oil down the drain, let’s take a look at the research.

Read the full article at: elitedaily.com

Eating healthy fat presents in food like avocado’s and nuts is healthy for the body as it assists the body in the removal of cholesterol from the cell. Controlling and reducing cholesterol in our body is something very important for a proper and healthy lifestyle. However, nutrients counting in each type of food can be seen as an endless task where it can be inexact and downright tedious. To overcome such frustrating situations, DietSensor makes counting an easy process with the exact proportions of daily intake and at the same time an effective way to control obesity.

 

Study finds eating pears regularly may improve blood pressure, heart function | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

Eating fresh pears may improve blood pressure and vascular function in middle-aged men and women who are at risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. “These initial results are very promising,” said lead author Sarah A Johnson, who conducted the research while at Florida State University. “With metabolic syndrome being of such high prevalence in the US, we feel it is important to explore the potential for functional foods such as pears to improve cardiovascular risk factors such as blood pressure in affected middle-aged adults,” Johson said, who is now at from the Colorado State University.

Read the full article at: www.dnaindia.com

DietSensor will help in the daily meal planning making healthy food choices according to your daily need. The device will show you at any specific time of the day, the kind of food that could help you meet your nutrient budget and the nutrients present in the food scanned. Depending on your health profile, DietSensor will specify the correct daily intake as we work with doctors and registered nutritionists to establish advices driven by evidence based medicine.

NHS England » Prevention is key to the fight against heart disease – Dr Matt Kearney

The newly appointed National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention looks at the challenges ahead: There is now growing acceptance across the NHS that we have to get serious about prevention. Much of this, of course, is driven by the epidemic of obesity, poor diet, inactivity and other risk factors that come with the 21st century lifestyle. It is estimated that around two thirds of premature deaths – that is deaths before the age of 75 – could be prevented by tackling the major risk factors. And one in four premature deaths is caused by cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially heart attacks and strokes.

Read the full article at: www.england.nhs.uk

The newly appointed National Clinical Director Cardiovascular Disease Prevention is looking at the different challenges link to healthcare in the United States, especially those related to the hearts attacks and stroke. According to him, the 21st century lifestyle increases the number of premature death due to high consumption of salt and sugar, smoking habits and lack of physical activities. In such particular situation, DietSensor can helps in the primary care and the control of personal healthcare. This would aid on the prevention of CVD and make people change their lifestyle in food consumption thus reducing the large number of people with atrial fibrillation and type 2 diabetes.

Shared risk factors lead to diabetes, heart disease and cancer, says major AACR symposium

In a major symposium at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015, University of Colorado Cancer Center investigator Tim Byers, MD, MPH, describes research showing the link between cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. “Understanding the similarities and differences in how these risk factors create cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease could aid the ways we prevent all three diseases,” Byers says.

Read the full article at: www.eurekalert.org

About 1 out of 11 people in the U.S. have diabetes, and more than one-third of U.S. adults are considered obese, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For many people who have chronicle diseases, strict nutritional management is a burdensome part of everyday life. DietSensor helps you recognize and understand your own habit patterns as it is the first instant nutrition coach with sensors that automates nutrient counting. The DietSensor mobile application was developed to help users better manager their health, by providing accurate, easily accessible nutritional information, especially for those who are suffering from being overweight or with chronicle diseases related to nutrition. The solution : a pocket molecular sensor and a mobile application – it’s that simple !