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The Diabetes Kitchen delivers healthy, delicious, nutritionally balanced meals for people living with diabetes all around Australia.

The Diabetes Kitchen’s mission is to make healthy eating easy and accessible for people with diabetes, to help them manage their condition through good nutrition.

Australian owned and operated, The Diabetes Kitchen has been delivering meals since 2014.

Founded by a nutritionist who also manages type 1 diabetes, and an advisory board of dietitians and diabetes educators, The Diabetes Kitchen is adamant about delivering quality meals to help make mealtimes much easier.

A variety of single meals, breakfasts, lunches, desserts, snacks are available with weekly or fortnightly meal plans. Each serving has no added sugars, is carbohydrate controlled and low in saturated fats and salt.

The nutritional value of each meal is clearly indicated with colour coded labels for carbohydrates, sugars, and calories to help make mealtime choices very easy.

About the meals

The meals are pressure-cooked in single serve pouches to lock in maximum nutrition. This cooking method allows the meals to be conveniently stored in the pantry rather than in a fridge or freezer, which makes them ideal for people with limited fridge or freezer space.

Meals are simply reheated in the microwave or stove top for about 90 seconds.

Each meal meets strict nutritional criteria to ensure a healthy and balanced meal that taste delicious every single time.

The Diabetes Kitchen ensures that each meal: 

  • provides an average of 300 calories per serve 
  • contains no added sugar at all 
  • ranges between 4g–40g carbohydrate per serve 
  • ranges between 0g–6.3g saturated fat per serve 
  • provides at least three serves of vegetables/legumes 
  • is free from artificial colours or flavours.

At a generous 350gm per serve they are ideal for one person, and with the addition of steamed vegetables or basmati rice, they make a very tasty and healthy smaller meal for two people.

All meals are designed by a nutritionist in conjunction with a food technologist. The ingredients are sourced from local Australian suppliers and the preparation takes place in a state-of-the-art HACCP approved kitchen facility.

Pressure cooked casseroles, hot pots and curries are available and the meat and vegetables in the delicious and extremely nutritious liquid are cut small to make them ideal for people who have difficulty chewing or swallowing large pieces of food.

With gluten free, lactose free and vegetarian options, there is something to suit most people.

Aged care and diabetes

An estimated 33 per cent of adults aged 65 or older have diabetes. In 2020, the prevalence of diabetes increased with age with almost one in five Australians aged 80–84 living with diabetes – almost 30 times as high as for those aged under 40.

The figures are likely to underestimate the true prevalence of diabetes in the Australian population. This is because they are based on people who have received a formal medical diagnosis of diabetes. However, Australian studies have shown that many people are living with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes.

Providing nutritious meals for seniors in aged care facilities can be a challenge. The Diabetes Kitchen’s team of diabetes experts has spent years developing a range of meals that meet the specific needs of seniors, managing diabetes.

We believe that the quality of the food we eat directly affects our health and well-being. This is especially true for seniors, who may be more vulnerable to health issues due to their age and other medical conditions. By providing healthy meals to seniors in aged care facilities, we believe this makes a positive impact on their health and overall quality of life.

Meals are easy to store, and they have a long shelf life of 12 months. This makes them a convenient option for busy aged care facilities. Meals are simply reheated in the microwave or on the stovetop and served.

There are no contracts required, and The Diabetes Kitchen offers a discount based on volume for meals provided to aged care facilities.

Seniors living at home receive a five per cent discount when ordering which can be done by phone or website.

The Diabetes Kitchen also works with plan managers and can invoice them directly for their participant’s meals.

The Diabetes Kitchen’s website features a blog with helpful tips and advice on managing diabetes, as well as a Facebook forum where customers can connect and share their experiences.

The Diabetes Kitchen is NDIS approved which means NDIS participants pay for ingredients only (approximately $2.50), and NDIS pays the balance.

The Diabetes Kitchen offers excellent, super convenient options for people living at home, or in an aged care facility, who are managing diabetes, and still want to enjoy healthy, delicious meals without the hassle of cooking and meal planning.

For more information: 

Phone: 1300 79 89 08