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What is the Type 2 plan like?

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I'm curious to know what the differences are between the regular plan and Type 2. Thought I don't have problem with blood sugar I find if I eat more than I need I am hungrier. Are there certain foods you don't get on the planned menus?

Thanks in advance for the info!

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I'm curious to know what the differences are between the regular plan and Type 2. Thought I don't have problem with blood sugar I find if I eat more than I need I am hungrier. Are there certain foods you don't get on the planned menus?

Thanks in advance for the info!

My Center said they didn't have a Type II plan and that the regular plan is based on the food pyramid and exchange system and is the same as a diabetic diet plan. Always thought that was weird since they advertise a special plan. Why would they advertise this and then not have it???? I would also like to hear if others have been offered a diet specific for Diabetes. Thanks.

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My Center in NY also said the same thing -- no special plan; their plan is a diabetic plan that works for everyone. Agree, very weird!

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I think it's a special plan (or specially designed for you with a JC nutritionist) IF you take insulin. I'm type 2 and they asked me if I was on insulin. If you are on insulin, then you need a doctor's note and then they'll also work with a special nutritionist for your diet plan. I think that if you're on insulin, then they need to monitor you more closely because you're likely to need to adjust your insulin injection levels as you lose weight, etc.

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I'm diabetic and on insulin and I'm getting the regular plan.

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Why does JC promote Jenny Craig Type2 as a special program? You talk to the counsler and they say that there is no special Type2 program, the regular diet works for people with Type II diabetes. When you look at what a typical 1700-2300 cal. carb. intake is per day, it's an avg. of 125+ grams of Carb. From some research, this seems a little high for someone with Type II. My doctor suggested to lighten the carb intake for breakfast by substituting a highprotein/low carb shake (atkins). I have been working with my counsler and minimizing the carb intake like not electing to do the Pizza and high carb items. This seems to be working. Been on JC for 3 weeks and daily b.s. is slowly going down (between metaforum, exercise and Jenny).

Still don't know why JC acts like there is a special Type 2 program. With all this being said, I haven't found any other diet program that caters to loosing weight and supports a Type II friendly menu.

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I learned a month ago that my blood sugar is mildly elevated --103. But it was 79 only two years ago, so I feel that I really need to nip this in the bud. When I had my last appointment I weighed 155 (clothes on, afternoon). I would probably count that as 153 morning weight, stripped. I started my weight loss 3 years ago when I came back from a vacation & the scale hatefully landed on 174. I was determined not to get to 175, so I started counting calories that day. I took off 10 lbs by myself and came to a standstill around 164. A (skinny) friend had lost 8 lbs on Jenny & got down to a size 0 again (boo-hoo!), so I thought if she could do it so could I. I followed JC for about 6 months and lost 17 lbs, so I was down to 147. Then I went off the program for almost two years and during that time I only gained back 6 lbs. My doctor told me that if I lost 10-20 lbs I would definitely see the bad numbers come down on my tests (cholesterol is 250).

I had noticed that JC is heavy on pasta, bread, rice and potatoes, things that the nutritionist told me to avoid to bring my blood sugar down. She told me to track my carbs, which is easy if I log everything into my BodyMedia account daily. I found it was impossible to stay under 100 g carbs if I ate all Jenny meals. So I made a chart for myself of which meals had 30g carbs and below. I also found a website that rated the nutritional value of Jenny foods & I removed a few that had a rating of D or F. Only 19 meals remained on my list. Here it is:

Breakfast scramble, mixed berry bar, sunshine sandwich, ranchero breakfast, florentine breakfast pizza, Blueberry pancakes, breakfast stuffed sandwich, mesquite chicken, salisbury steak, mashed potato & beef, chicken pasta parm, homestyle chicken casserole, spaghetti & meatballs, chicken sandwich, chicken/corn chowder, beef chili w/ beans, turkey chili, chicken fettucini, tortellini soup. If there's any bread, potato, rice or pasta in the meal I just eat about 3/4 of that item. I throw the 1/4 away & don't even put it on my plate.

I also bought some Boost Glucose Control drinks that I occasionally substitute for breakfast or lunch. I limited fruit to 2 servings and eat a lot of veggies (except corn, of course). I've been back to Jenny 5 weeks now. The first 3 weeks I was just ordering what I liked and was losing only ounces per week. The last two weeks I have been ordering these and drinking the Boost occasionally. My first week only this plan I lost 4.5 lbs.

I don't expect to see this kind of loss every week, but it was very encouraging and I know I'm on the right track. I hope that see a nice drop in my health numbers when I go back in 5 months for a re-test.

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My JCC sat down with me and a list of all the JC cuisine items. This list showed the grams of carbs for each meal. I limited myself to meals that were lower in carbs (30g or less) for a while. Once my doctor could see that my blood sugar was maintaining, I was able to add other food items in. I still stick with the lower carb (and sugar) items even though I eat more meals on my own now.

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There really is no separate program for Type 2 diabetes or any other type. It's all about knowing your carb limitations and which foods cause your blood sugars to rise. Anyone who joins and lists diabetes as one of their health conditions requires a signature from their doctor, whether they are on insulin or not.

I learned several years ago that there is no one-size-fits-all where diabetes is concerned. Some diabetics take oral meds, some insulin, and some able to manage their diabetes with diet and exercise only. There are also differences in how we react to certain foods. The Jenny Craig plan is very well balanced and if you look at the labels you will see that the exchanges meet most meal planning guidelines. This being said, each person with diabetes on JC has to do some experimenting to see how they react to certain foods. We are not all the same. For instance, I have found that the cereals are no-no's for me. With the added milk, the carbs are much too high for me and my blood sugars soar. Some of the breads/sandwiches can have the same effect, but not always. Once I did some testing after eating different JC foods I was able to cross some off my list and only order those that won't make my sugars jump. You will probably need to do the same.

I think the way the program advertises JennyType2 is misleading and should probably be eliminated. We are not really getting any special education or advice from our JCC, in fact I have spent more time educating the consultants at my center. Just my opinion.

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I have been given a copy of a diabetes plan from my center. It is basically the same foods.

the only difference is that instead of some of the milk portions, they have you choose a lean meat (ie string cheese)

etc or something like that with a bit more protein.

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yes I am Confused.. can someone plse explain the difference between a regular plan and type 2 plan?

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The Type 2 plan is a little different. My husband was on it and there were some desserts and the anytime bars that he could not eat because of the sugar content.

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I just joined yesterday and was given a 114 page book for the Type 2 JC. I also received the weekly menu that has 1300calorie Type 2 on it. Main difference compared to regular plan is no anytime bars and select snack items. I'm encouraged.

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I am doing the T2 program and there are some JC foods that are not allowed,and I get 1300 cals. instead of 1200. The difference is I get more protein with meals and snacks which keeps blood sugar down. It is working beautifully for me,my fasting blood sugar this a.m. was the lowest it's been in a very long time!! Diane

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I just started the JC program and am on a Type 2 plan with 1300 calories. There are foods on the regular program that are not on the Type 2 program such as cupcakes and some of the meals.

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You can find a copy online of the Type 2 plan. Under "shop" select "quick order form." At the top of the page there is a link for "View Menus." I found them on the second page. Your center should also be able to print these up if they don't have them already.

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My center has Type II food program and I've been following it for 3+ months.  My AIC has dropped significantly and I have lost weight.  This is the best way I have found to deal with Type II.  I encourage you to find a Jenny Craig Center that has this program.

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That is wonderful to hear.

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I agree I am doing the T2 plan and am more than satisfied with the 1300 cals. a day. The plan is working great at lowering my blood sugar,way better than the low carb plan a nutritionist recommended for me.   Diane

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Hello!  Today is my first day and I am Type 2.  Because I am such a picky eater, I am selecting my own menu items at the 1200 calorie plan.  I sure hope with weight loss, it'll bring my blood sugars down, my A1C down, and perhaps maybe get off my insulin (Humalog with every meal and Lantus at bedtime), as well as the pill, Actos. 

 

I wish everyone all the best!

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I started on the regular plan since they didn't have the new printed type 2 guide and I did very well losing weight.  Last week they gave me the guide and so far its going good.  Make sure you ask for it.

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I'm type 2 and have been doing JC since the end of February.  I follow the regular diet and just watch my evening combo of dinner & desert/snack to make sure I don't go over my carb limit for a meal.  My A1C dropped drastically and I've lost 17 pounds.  Since I'm doing JC for the convenience (frozen dinners!!) I'm off the diet here and there for dinners out and special occasions so I just go back to my normal type 2 limitations and things seem to be working.

 

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I am on the Jenny Craig for Diabetics type 2,no insulin,I take Metformin.I have to do the anywhere program(50 miles to the nearest center).They do have a diabetic program.Certain foods aren't offered to me because of the nutrition.I also got the diabetes book from them.I got my stuff on Friday.

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