One of the ingredients in Celebrity Slim shakes, soups and bars
is 'skim milk powder' which does contain lactose, so the shakes are
not suitable if you have a lactose intolerance.
There are two main types of diabetes mellitus:
- Type 1 diabetes requiring insulin medication - This type is
usually caused by the body's inability to produce the hormone
insulin which helps process blood sugars.
- Type 2 diabetes also known as adult-onset diabetes - is often
the result of lifestyle factors including diet and obesity and
involves the body's inability to process blood sugars
Type 1 diabetics should not use Celebrity Slim and should adhere
closely to their doctor's dietary recommendations.
Type 2 diabetics can often benefit from the Celebrity Slim
programme but must first receive written clearance from their
doctor. Blood sugar levels and medications should be closely
monitored and adjusted if necessary while a patient is on the CS
Some of the flavours used in Celebrity Slim may contain traces
of gluten so we would recommend that if you have this condition
Celebrity Slim would not be suitable.
Customers who may require medical supervision from a Pharmacist/GP before starting Celebrity Slim:
If you have a BMI of higher than 30 then Celebrity Slim is suitable for you. Make sure you set realistic short-term goals and really understand the program fundamentals. If you have a BMI result of over 35, consider talking to your GP or health professional before beginning the program.
Customers with high blood pressure
High blood pressure often causes no symptoms or immediate problems, but it is a major risk factor for developing serious cardiovascular diseases (conditions that can affect the circulation of blood around the body), such as a stroke or heart disease.
If you have high blood pressure, your heart has to work harder to pump blood around your body. Over time, this can weaken it. Also, the increased pressure can damage the walls of arteries. As obesity is one of the key factors related to high blood pressure, it is important to mention it here.
Customers with High blood pressure who wish to take Celebrity Slim are fine to do so as losing weight often helps reduce the severity of their condition. However, we do recommend advising these customers to have their blood pressure monitored frequently. By losing weight it is probable that this will reduce blood pressure levels and consequently medication quantities may need reducing.
Customers with Crohns disease
Medical supervision is recommended for people with Crohns Disease as differences in diet content and nutritional balance can affect Crohns symptoms.
Customers with heart conditions
Rapid weight loss could affect a heart condition, particularly if the patient is obese or morbidly obese. Because of this we would recommend medical supervision if a patient has a pre-existing heart condition.
Customers with Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes occurs when not enough insulin is produced by the body for it to function properly, or when the body’s cells do not react to insulin. Type 2 diabetes is far more common than type 1 diabetes, which occurs when the body does not produce any insulin at all. Around 95% of all people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is often associated with obesity. Obesity-related diabetes is sometimes referred to as adult-onset diabetes because it is more common in older people.
It is perfectly safe for a type 2 diabetic customer to take Celebrity Slim but as their weight reduces they will need to have a medicine review. By losing weight it is probable that the strength or dosage of their medication may need to be reduced.
As type 2 diabetes is often associated with lifestyle factors, losing weight will usually assist in alleviating symptoms.
Customers with Celiac disease
Some Celebrity Slim products may contain traces of wheat and gluten, which could affect Celiac sufferers.
Customers with Irritable bowel syndrome
Changes in diet may affect consumers with IBS.
Customers with High cholesterol
Weight loss should assist in reducing high cholesterol. However, dose reduction / review of customers
medication may be required with weight loss.
Customers with Kidney disorders
Higher protein diets in general can affect kidney disorders. As such, medical supervision would be recommended for consumers with a pre-existing condition.
Customers with GI ulcer
Increased consumption of protein associated with the programme can lead to a higher production of stomach acid, which can inflame ulcers.
Customers with Gout
Uric acid production can be increased while on a high protein diet, especially in obese customers who rapidly loose weight. This extra uric acid is processed by the kidneys and execrated in the urine. However, this can inflame grout in a sufferer.
If you notice any unwanted side effects whilst following the Programme, please visit your local GP or medical professional for further advice.