WHEN mother of two Lee Towerton was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, she struggled to look after both herself and her family’s eating plan.
It has taken her 12 years, but the 46 year old has found a solution that keeps her diet and lifestyle healthy and happy.
Hit 100 is the first organisation in the world that offers a home delivered meal program for people who have diabetes- they deliver straight to doorsteps across Sydney every week.
The organisation, which goes live today, aims to tackle the diabetes epidemic that has one Australian diagnosed with the disease every five minutes.
“It is easy when you’re preparing meals for other people to eat what you are cooking for them,” Mrs Towerton, from Hinchinbrook said.
“I got complacent and this new program is definitely making me eat the right foods I need,” she said.
After deciding she needed to overhaul her lifestyle, Lee’s husband jumped on the internet and found Hit 100 was the only service of its kind that allowed for individualised meal plans.
CEO of Hit 100, Karn Ghosh said he developed the idea after working in the public health system and felt a need to provide resources to people struggling with diabetes.
“Diabetes is confusing and overwhelming, especially when first diagnosed. We have created a system which is simplified and keeps it manageable,” Mr Ghosh, 33, said.
“We are here to empower people with diabetes to better manage their health, we want to revolutionise diabetes management,” he said.
Mrs Towerton has been on the plan for six weeks, and receives all her breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the week.
“I like the convenience and it makes sure I’m eating the right foods to keep my sugar low,” She said.
“The change I have seen is that my blood sugar levels have gone down and that’s important.”
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