Nutrisystem Steps Up to Help Stop Diabetes with $100,000 Pledge

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Weight Loss Leader to Contribute $5 for Every Person Who Joins New American Diabetes Association Movement

Nov 26, 2009

HORSHAM, Pa.-- (BUSINESS WIRE)--Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDQ: NTRI), a leading developer of weight loss products and services, today announced its company-wide support for the recently launched Stop DiabetesSM  movement from the American Diabetes Association. On the heels of the successful launch of Nutrisystem D, its program designed to help people with type 2 diabetes lose weight, Nutrisystem has implemented a $5.00 contribution for every person who shares their story on the American Diabetes Association's Stop Diabetes website, up to $100,000 through December 31, 2009.

The Stop Diabetes movement, which launched on November 2nd, is designed to educate Americans about the devastating, physical and emotional impact of diabetes, elevate the sense of urgency around the disease and inspire people to take action. Anyone can join the Stop Diabetes movement by visiting StopDiabetes.com or calling the Association's National Call Center at 1-800-DIABETES.

Currently, there are nearly 24 million Americans suffering from diabetes. Nearly all adults with type 2 diabetes are overweight, and more than half are obese (1) If current trends continue, according to the American Diabetes Association, one in three children born today will face a future with diabetes.

"We fully support the American Diabetes Association in their fight to stop diabetes and its deadly consequences from impacting more families and individuals," said Joe Redling, Chairman and CEO of Nutrisystem. "Our hope is to get 20,000 people to join the Stop Diabetes movement this month - to learn about strategies to prevent and manage diabetes, like controlling their weight, and to become vocal advocates for the movement and to encourage their friends, families and neighbors to join as well. Until we make stopping diabetes a priority, this insidious disease will continue to impact the lives of millions and millions of people."

"We are thrilled to have Nutrisystem play such an important role in the launch of this historic movement for the Association," said George Huntley, Chair of the Board, American Diabetes Association. "The more people we can get actively involved in fighting and stopping diabetes, the more progress we will make. For far too long diabetes has been a silent epidemic. With the help of Nutrisystem, we are giving a voice to those impacted by this disease and declaring our intention to forever change the future of diabetes."

To learn more about Nutrisystem D, or to sign up for the program visit www.nutrisystem.com/D or call 1-888-671-LEAN. To learn more about the Stop Diabetes campaign and the American Diabetes Association, please visit www.stopdiabetes.com or call 1-800-DIABETES.

(1) Weight change in diabetes and glycemic and blood pressure control, by Adrianne C. Feldstein and colleagues. Diabetes Care 31:1960-1965, 2008.

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Source: BusinessWire press release

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Posted by Jerry1423 on 27 November 2009

I really wish this publication would learn to distinguish between type 1 and type 2 diabetes when writing something like this. It has been brought up many times in these "comments" but nobody seems to listen.

It is really important to make that distinction in an article like this when they mention stopping diabetes.

I also do not like when they assume that when a person has diabetes (type 1 or 2)that they "suffer" with it (3rd paragraph). I have had it for 34 years, and have yet suffered. There are some who do, but many (not all) times they just don't take care of themselves.

Posted by volleyball on 2 December 2009

I don't see the need to distinguish. The title is enough to identify it is for type 2. But both type can benefit from their low glycemic food plan.
While I've been a fan of their plan, I will not participate in their marketing program which they are willing to spend $100,000 on which is a pittance in the marketing world. It is a ploy for some customer loyalty and free advertising by things such as this article. Feed 10,000 needy diabetics for a year and that would impress me.

Posted by Anonymous on 13 December 2009

I have had diabetes for many years this is what i find it is curable but diabetes is very very very profitable itr makes people very wealthy thru drug sales test strips heathcare and the donations the jdrf and ada get all you get from the jdrf and ada is outdated information dead end cure reasearch for the millions they get in donations where does they many go you ask for a diabetes cure they tell you to walk and ask for more money its all about money in fact the jdrf would not fund some very promising reaseasrch by dr.faustman in boston she cured mice with an inexpensive drug and the ada and jdrf would not funf it they want your money its a business they do not want a cure


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