Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 08, 2011
SparkPeople.com, America's largest weight loss website and one of the most active healthy lifestyle and food sites, is pleased to announce the launch of the Spark*D diabetes management program, a free, comprehensive resource for people with diabetes and their physicians.
The program provides:
- Personalized meal plans for Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes
- Easy-to-use trackers for food, calories and carbs
- A blood glucose tracker with printable reports that program participants can share with their doctor and/or diabetes educator
- A weekly diabetes management newsletter plus more diabetes-specific tips and articles
- Online community support within the most active and vibrant health-focused social network on the Web
A recent United Health Care study found that more than half of all Americans will have diabetes or pre-diabetes by 2020.
"With the prevalence of diabetes rising to epidemic proportions and projections of additional rapid growth, we feel strongly that Americans and others around the world need access to practical, high-quality diabetes management resources free of charge, which is what the Spark*D platform represents," said Chris Downie, Founder and CEO of SparkPeople, which was called "The Facebook of Dieting" and "The Online Program that Works" by Fortune and Good Housekeeping, respectively, in 2010. "One member summed up the overwhelmingly positive response to the beta version when she wrote, 'Thank you from me and my endocrinologist. Things have been made much easier on both of us.' We hope and expect that will prove true for hundreds of thousands of users of this program and the numerous physicians who already recommend SparkPeople to their patients."
Headquartered in Cincinnati, SparkPeople.com is a multi-platform media and technology company with a network of leading health, fitness and food websites and mobile applications. Its mission is to spark millions of people to reach their goals. SparkPeople is employee-owned, with one outside minority investor, AOL Founder Steve Case. With over ten million members in more than 100 countries, SparkPeople's websites, which are free to join, include SparkPeople.com, BabyFit.com, dailySpark.com, SparkSavings.com and SparkTeens.com. SparkPeople provides free mobile apps for diet and fitness as well as healthy recipes for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry platforms. In May 2011, SparkPeople attracted a record 7.7 million unique visitors in 2011 and added more than 250,000 new members through its websites and mobile applications. SparkPeople's Founder and CEO Chris Downie's book, The Spark, was a New York Times bestseller in January 2010 and was released in paperback in December 2010. The SparkPeople Cookbook: Love Your Food, Lose The Weight by World Master Chef Meg Galvin will be published by Hay House in October 2011.
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