Diabetes is the world’s fastest growing chronic disease, affecting around 1.7 million Australians. This figure includes diagnosed diabetes of all types, along with silent, undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is associated with modifiable lifestyle risk factors, and can often initially be managed with healthy eating and regular exercise.
Earlier this year, a world first health-tech startup launched in Australia to tackle our growing diabetes concern. Hit 100 is Australia’s only meal delivery service catering specifically for people living with diabetes.
Through the program, customers sign up to receive diabetes-friendly meals delivered to their door, accompanied by a simple 100-point food tracking system accessed via an app.
Meals have been developed by Hit 100’s team of Accredited Practising Dietitians and endorsed by the Glycemic Index Foundation. The service is currently available in Sydney, and is rolling out nationally over the next 12-18 months.
We had a chat with Hit 100 founder Karn Ghosh about how the program works.
How did Hit 100 come about?
In my time working in the healthcare system in Taree in rural NSW, I had the stark realisation that the current obesity crisis was triggering a tsunami of preventable lifestyle-related diseases, including type 2 diabetes.