The WW Guide to Diabetes | WW USA

The WW Guide to Diabetes
Diabetes is one of the most common chronic conditions. It’s also one of the most misunderstood. We’ve distilled the science into what you need to know—and want to know—with an emphasis on the little things that will make your life less complicated.

We Know Diabetes

Meet the WeightWatchers experts who ensure our content is up-to-date, accurate, and meaningful.

Heather Zeitz, R.D.
VP of Digital Healthcare
Registered dietitian

All-American Turkey Burger with Squash Fries

Angela Goscilo, M.S., R.D.
Senior Manager of Nutrition
Registered dietitian

Barbra Sassower, RDN
Certified Diabetes Educator
Registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes education specialist

Michelle Cardel, Ph.D., R.D.
Senior Director of Global Clinical Research and Nutrition
Registered dietitian

Heather Zeitz, R.D.
VP of Digital Healthcare
Registered dietitian

All-American Turkey Burger with Squash Fries

Angela Goscilo, M.S., R.D.
Senior Manager of Nutrition
Registered dietitian

Barbra Sassower, RDN
Certified Diabetes Educator
Registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes education specialist

Michelle Cardel, Ph.D., R.D.
Senior Director of Global Clinical Research and Nutrition
Registered dietitian

Lose Weight and Live More

You can’t talk about diabetes without talking about weight. Science shows that even modest weight loss (losing 5% of your body weight) can help ease insulin resistance. That’s why we created the Diabetes-Tailored Plan, a weight-loss program that takes your diabetes into account.
Personalized program
Take our quick assessment for a plan that’s uniquely tailored to you. Designed by nutrition and behavioral scientists, the program has been shown to help people living with diabetes lower their blood sugar and lose weight.†

Simple tracking
Track what you eat and how you move in the WW app—plus, our new blood sugar tracker allows members living with diabetes to track blood sugar and view data over time.

Ongoing support
Get help when and where you need it. Attend in-person or virtual Workshops, and connect with our diabetes Coach or other members through our Living with Diabetes group on Connect, our in-app social media network.




Diabetes Basics and Beyond

There’s a lot more to diabetes than just blood sugar, but sometimes, information overload just leaves you overwhelmed. So we’re demystifying the condition with expert-based intel that makes taking care of yourself feel doable.

The Most Important Things to Know About Diabetes

We’re cutting through the confusion to deliver the facts—about everything from the types to treatment.

Living Well with Diabetes

While a diabetes diagnosis brings lots of change, it doesn’t mean you need to create a new life from scratch. (This is diabetes, not witness protection.) Here’s how to manage the condition within the context of the life you love—one that’s full of joy. And carbs.

Success Stories

WW’s Diabetes-Tailored Plan can help you hit your wellness goals—WW members are the proof. Since the stats and studies tell only part of the story, we’ll let these inspiring individuals tell the rest.

Cheria M., -53 lbs


“I Learned to Stop Turning to Food for Comfort”

Cheria M. tuned into her feelings and turned around her health, losing 53 pounds* in the process.

*People following the WeightWatchers plan can expect to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week.

Fred G., -124 lbs


“I’m Never Going Back to the Way I Was”

Fred G. lost 124 pounds,* getting his body and blood sugar to a better place.

*People following the WeightWatchers plan can expect to lose 1 to 2 pounds per week.

Diabetes Recipe Ideas

Wondering, “What the heck do I eat?” We got you. Thanks to guidance from the American Diabetes Association and the culinary wizardry of our recipe developers and nutritionists, you can eat what you love while still reaching your wellness goals. Here’s just a taste.

†Apolzan, J.W., et al. (2022, June 3–7.) A Weight Management Program Tailored for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Effects on Glycemic Control. American Diabetes Association, 82nd Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA.