LifeSpring Home Nutrition

At LifeSpring Home Nutrition, we aim to address the global healthcare crisis by providing healthy, Medically Tailored Meals (MTM) with convenient home delivery at affordable prices.

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Healthy Diabetic Meals

Healthy Diabetic Meals

Diabetes is a chronic health condition affecting millions of people each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “More than 37 million US adults have diabetes . . . In the last 20 years, the number of adults diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled.” Diet plays a critical role in managing the symptoms and side effects of diabetes. LifeSpring Home Nutrition provides diabetes-friendly foods to vulnerable populations, ensuring individuals diagnosed with diabetes have access to nutritious diabetic meals.

How Does Diabetes Affect Health?

Untreated or unmanaged diabetes may lead to significant health issues. According to the Office of Health Disease and Prevention, “Poorly controlled or untreated diabetes can lead to leg or foot amputations, vision loss, and kidney damage. But interventions to help people manage diabetes can help reduce the risk of complications.”

People with diabetes have a higher risk of developing the following health issues:

People with unmanaged diabetes often experience a decreased quality of life. Eating nutritious meals, regularly exercising, and staying hydrated are the best ways to avoid serious health side effects. Hydration is especially important for individuals with diabetes. Even mild dehydration can cause a severe spike in blood sugar levels. Many healthy foods, including fruits and vegetables, have a lot of moisture, adding to a person’s daily water intake.

The Importance of Proper Nutrition and Balanced Meals

Multiple types of diabetes affect people’s lives. The most common forms are diabetes I, diabetes II, and gestational diabetes. All three conditions affect how the body produces or processes the hormone insulin. Insulin influences how much glucose (a type of sugar) is in the blood. Unmanaged diabetes makes it difficult for the body to effectively balance blood sugar levels. Each disorder has slightly different symptoms and side effects, requiring unique approaches to diet and health.

Individuals with these common forms of diabetes may experience various issues related to insulin. Below are brief descriptions of each form of diabetes:

Most people manage diabetes through diet, exercise, and medications. Eating diabetic meals provided by LifeSpring Home Nutrition ensures people have consistent access to meals with diabetic-friendly ingredients. The healthy eating plans emphasize a wide variety of non-starchy vegetables, whole grains, and healthy sources of protein such as legumes, fish, seafood, low-fat or non-fat dairy, lean meat, and poultry. During the cooking process, less sugar is added to meals for diabetic individuals.

What Foods Should People With Diabetes Avoid?

The exact ingredients and meals people should avoid depend on multiple factors, including any co-occurring health issues. However, typically, people with diabetes benefit from avoiding the following:

Whole foods are essential in a healthy diabetic diet. LifeSpring Home Nutrition uses whole foods to create delicious dishes that avoid excessive starches, carbohydrates, and processed sugars.

The Benefits of Diabetic Meals

Diabetic meals help people manage their condition while allowing them to enjoy a meal that leaves them feeling satisfied. Food for individuals with diabetes can improve many other co-occurring health issues.

Some of the primary benefits of eating a diabetic diet include:

People who eat a diabetic diet have overall better health compared to the general public.

Examples of Healthy Diabetic Meals

Healthy diabetic meals focus on whole foods and reduce added sugars. According to MedlinePlus, “Eating the right foods for diabetes means eating a variety of healthy foods from all the food groups:

People following a diabetes-friendly diet benefit from having a registered dietician assess their health needs and provide them with a comprehensive meal plan. LifeSpring Home Nutrition works with a registered dietician (RD) to ensure people receiving weekly deliveries get the food they need to manage their diabetes successfully.

Diabetic Meals at LifeSpring Home Nutrition

The diabetic-friendly meals at LifeSpring Home Nutrition include:

LifeSpring Home Nutrition goes above and beyond to ensure people have access to meal plans accommodating special dietary needs, including diabetic meals, without sacrificing taste and variety. According to Cathleen Anthony, M.B.A., owner of LifeSpring Home Nutrition, “With one-on-one dietitian care, nutritional education, and home-delivered Medically Tailored Meals, we can achieve and improve many of our population’s health significantly. As a company, we believe in offering the dignity of choice.” People living in Southern California have access to these dietician-monitored meal plans.

People diagnosed with diabetes benefit from a balanced diet low in processed foods and added sugars. LifeSpring Home Nutrition tailors meals to the needs of each person by creating delicious meals of whole foods and nutrient-rich ingredients. To learn more about our services and how you can benefit, call us today at (800) 798-5767.

Hannah HKHannah HK
05:05 30 Apr 24
I cannot enough express my gratitude for your help and the fact that you respected my selective religious food choices, you delivered frozen clean simple disposable boxes of mostly ready to go meals , sealed, sanitary, cold in big insulated bags. Thank you truly !
S MawS Maw
23:51 05 Apr 24
I had a catastrophic event requiring a long hospital stay and at discharge my HMO offered Lifespring meal services. Initially, I was offered a puree diet and then as I improved a regular diet. Staff were kind, patient, and their supervisor, Christina was extremely accommodating. This is an amazing company who goes the extra mile to ensure patients receive their meals promptly. The food is delicious with a variety of meals. I would highly recommend Lifespring.
J GrantJ Grant
19:39 24 Mar 24
Lora “LaLa” BenderLora “LaLa” Bender
00:09 08 Apr 23
My food.
M MaithalouniM Maithalouni
16:57 23 Mar 23
Balanced meals excellent customer service. Thank you
I've been receiving Lifespring meals for the past several years. I find them to be fresh, convenient, and delicious! The meals are both balanced and nutritious, and, because they are prepared fresh, and then flash frozen; all one needs is a microwave! Delivery is prompt and courteous, and if ever you want to make a change, the friendly office staff is available by phone. Thank you, Lifespring! 🤗😘
Garth ShipGarth Ship
03:04 04 Dec 20
Christina totally went above and beyond for me with excellent service.Delivered right on time to my door by the friendly driver. The meals are delicious and have definitely lifted my spirits through these troubled times. Thank you Lifespring for great service and the delicious meals you provide.
Leticia nicole AvelinoLeticia nicole Avelino
18:04 17 Mar 20
They have been a blessing to my grandmother for a low sodium diet, got her back on track and portions are perfect!
Samantha PerezSamantha Perez
19:36 27 Jun 19
I am very happy with the service provided and options for my elderly family member. Taste and quality earn a 5 star review.