Extend Nutrition Raises Awareness During National Diabetes Month

Nov. 5, 2013

November is National Diabetes Month, and Extend Nutrition continues to combat the diabetes epidemic with a potent combination of lifesaving snacks, diabetes education and outreach programs.

Extend Nutrition snacks help prevent severe low blood sugar while people with diabetes sleep, according to the release. Severe low blood sugar (called nighttime hypoglycemia) can sometimes lead to death, a tragic outcome known as “dead in bed syndrome”.

Diabetes is usually a lifelong disease in which there are high levels of sugar in the blood. In addition, 79 million Americans have pre-diabetes, elevated blood sugar levels that are the precursor to type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Francine Kaufman, M.D. and founder of Extend Nutrition, said in a prepared statement, “Medication alone can’t maintain strict sugar control. It’s critical for people with either type of diabetes to follow a nutrition plan, to get regular physical exercise and to maintain a healthy weight.”

Extend Nutrition is made with real food ingredients – lean protein, healthy fats and complex, low-glycemic carbohydrates that convert slowly to blood sugar. The result is 17 flavors that include a variety of bars, crunchy snacks and shake mixes.

Extend Nutrition aims to help people with diabetes live healthier and happier lives by providing a convenient snacking solution.