Since its inception, Team Smit.fit has singularly focused on designing solutions for metabolic health conditions. We help companies in developing unique solutions through comprehensive research led by a team of health experts. We have extensively examined real-life cases involving individuals from diverse demographics and dealing with a range of illnesses.
What sets us apart?
1. Swift Market Introduction: We expedite the process of bringing solutions to the market.
2. Cost-Effectiveness: Benefiting from over four years of experience, we have successfully achieved economies of scale, resulting in highly cost-effective solutions.
3. Excellence in Impact: Our commitment to delivering a best-in-class solution is based on its potential impact.
Tailored to one’s individual needs, Smitfit’s comprehensive approach combines digital technology, expert guidance, personalised nutrition, and exercise, helping effectively manage diabetes and achieve HbA1c reduction
One can select from a diverse array of programs as per the requirement and preferences
Weight control with better habits, expert guidance, individualised exercise, and nutrition plans, community events, and more. One can effectively manage body weight, achieve sustained results, and prevent health problems with this program
Women’s Health and Wellness
Designed by women, for women, Smitfit’s holistic approach addresses metabolic health conditions like polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), mental health, and specific fitness needs. Backed by a supportive community, access to specialised resources, and a journey that celebrates every aspect of women’s health
Employee & Workplace Wellness
Smit.fit’s employee wellness services extend a proactive and comprehensive approach to nurturing workplace well-being. Tailored to diverse organizational needs, the services encompass physical fitness, mental health, and holistic wellness initiatives. With expert guidance, personalized plans, group events, and a commitment to fostering healthier work environments, Smit.fit empowers both employees and companies.
Frequently asked questions
What is the role of digital health in managing metabolic health conditions?
Digital health plays a pivotal role in managing metabolic health conditions by providing accessible and personalized solutions. Through mobile apps, digital weighing scales, and continuous glucose monitors (CGMs), individuals can track dietary intake, physical activity, and vital metrics in real time. These tools offer actionable insights, fostering informed decision-making and behavior change. Additionally, it enables remote consultations with healthcare professionals, ensuring ongoing monitoring and guidance. By enhancing self-management, promoting adherence, and facilitating remote support, digital health empowers individuals to take proactive steps towards improving their metabolic health, ultimately leading to better outcomes and a higher quality of life.
What is the health monitoring system in Smit.fit’s Diabetes Management Programs?
The Programs have a 90-120 day journey.
Step 1 – Clinical assessment and continuous glucose tracking to measure sugar trends
Step 2 – Modifying nutrition habits after understanding sugar behaviours
Step 3 – Sustaining sugar levels for a better way of living
It helps you understand your sugar level trends 24/7 for 14 days, which enables our team to correlate that with your diet, lifestyle, medication etc and thus suggest sustainable changes to manage your sugars better.
All our users have noted a significant improvement in blood sugar levels within a month’s time. It also had an impact on their weight. For many medications could be reduced just within a month’s time and getting them on a path of reversal journey. There is continuous support from all our Smit.fit team members on-demand even after cessation of program.
At the same time, you are part of a vibrant Smit.fit community where you join fellow diabetics in the path towards diabetes management.
What are the symptoms of high blood sugar?
Some early indications of diabetes are:
Increased Hunger and Fatigue: Your body converts the food you eat into glucose that your cells use for energy. But your cells need insulin to take in glucose. If your body doesn’t make enough insulin or your cells are not able to use the insulin your body makes, the glucose can’t get into them, and you have no energy; this can make you hungrier and more tired than usual.
Polyuria and Increased Thirst
The average person usually has to pee between four and seven times in 24 hours, but people with diabetes may go a lot more. Why? Usually, your body reabsorbs glucose as it passes through your kidneys. But when diabetes pushes your blood sugar up, your kidneys may not be able to bring it all back. As a result, the body urinates in excess, taking fluids. The result: You’ll have frequent urination, and because of frequent urination, you can feel very thirsty.
Dry mouth and itchy skin
Because your body is using more fluids, there’s less moisture for other things. You could get dehydrated, and your mouth may feel dry. Dry skin can make you itchy.
Blurred vision, Impaired circulation, swelling and tissue damage, bleeding, clotting, etc can damage the retina of the eye causing blurred vision or in severe cases loss of vision also. Frequent change in eyesight number (refractive error) due to uncontrolled sugars also causes blurred vision.
Weight loss If your body can’t get energy from your food, it will start burning muscle and fat for energy instead. You may lose weight even though you haven’t changed how you eat (Type 1 diabetes)
Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands/feet: Long-standing uncontrolled blood sugars can lead to nerve damage also called Neuropathy leading to these symptoms.
Early treatment of these indications can decrease the risk of further complications. Connect with our experts to know more.
How do you control diabetes with the help of a sugar checking machine?
There are various ways to monitor blood sugars – Glucometer, conventional blood tests, and continuous glucose monitoring. How frequently one needs to do it depends on how well managed your diabetes is, what medication you are on, especially insulin, pregnant women with diabetes, etc. Always talk to your healthcare team, they’ll give you advice on how often you should check the levels.
Glucometer is commonly used for SMBG (Self-monitoring of blood glucose), it needs needle pricks.
With a continuous glucose monitor(CGM Flash device), a painless procedure, you can check your sugars several times a day which gives insights on sugar response to various types of food you eat, physical activity, stress, medication, etc.
Blood tests like fasting and postprandial sugars, and HbA1C are traditional ways of sugar testing.HbA1C gives us average blood sugar readings for the last 3 months.
High blood sugar levels increase your risk of developing severe complications. However you manage your diabetes, stay in the know about your blood sugar levels.
Regular testing will help you track your health and help distance long-term health problems such as:
- Heart diseases
- Kidney problems
- High cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Keeping blood sugars under control helps to prevent or delay the onset of complications.
What is Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM)?
Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) is a device that measures glucose levels in the fluid between cells (interstitial fluid) 24×7 for 14 days. The CGM system includes a small, white sensor – roughly the size of a two-rupee coin – that is applied to your arm and measures glucose levels via a filament. Depending upon the type of CGM device used, the glucose data is displayed on a separate reader, a smartphone, or directly on a PDF report. The type of device chosen decides whether you will obtain real-time insights on the go or segmented insights in the form of a report after a certain number of days. CGM provides data on glucose levels and trends, allowing people with diabetes to better manage their blood sugar levels better, leading to improved health outcomes and quality of life.
What is the best way to control diabetes?
Type 2 diabetes is manageable and, in some cases, reversed. Most treatment plans will include Screening/ monitoring blood sugars, awareness and education about diabetes and related complications, managing diet, improving physical activity, managing stress, etc.
The goal should be to keep blood sugars under control with as minimal medications as possible.
Additional lifestyle changes to help treat your type 2 diabetes include:
- Eating foods rich in fiber and healthy carbohydrates — eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help keep your blood glucose levels steady
- Learning to listen to your body and learn to stop eating when you’re full
- Manage your weight and keep your heart healthy, which typically means keeping refined carbohydrates, sweets, and animal fats to a minimum
- Get about half an hour of physical activity daily to keep your heart healthy — exercise can help to maintain blood glucose, too.
- Quit smoking and control alcohol consumption.
How do I know what diabetes type I have and control it accordingly?
Glucose serves as fodder for your body cells. It needs a key called insulin to be absorbed by these cells.
The C-peptide test often helps differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. With type 1 diabetes, your pancreas makes little to no insulin and little or no C-peptide. With type 2 diabetes, the body produces insulin but doesn’t use it well, causing C-peptide levels to be higher than usual.
Blood tests used to diagnose type 1 and type 2 diabetes include fasting blood sugar, hemoglobin A1C, and glucose tolerance tests. The A1C test measures the average blood sugar level over the past three months. The glucose tolerance test measures blood sugar after a sugary drink.
In type I diabetes, people are always dependent on insulin to manage their blood sugars but in Type 2 diabetes, blood sugars can be managed with oral medication with or without insulin.
Diet, exercise, and lifestyle modification are bases for diabetes management be it type 1 or type 2.
What is PCOS and how does it affect the body?
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder characterized by enlarged ovaries with small cysts, and it can disrupt the reproductive and metabolic systems. Elevated levels of androgens (male hormones) can lead to irregular periods, fertility challenges, excessive hair growth, and skin issues. Additionally, insulin resistance often accompanies PCOS, contributing to weight gain and an increased risk of diabetes.
Can lifestyle changes effectively manage PCOS symptoms?
Yes, adopting a healthy lifestyle can significantly help manage PCOS symptoms. Regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and maintaining a healthy weight can improve insulin sensitivity, regulate hormones, and enhance fertility. Combining these habits with stress reduction techniques can mitigate the impact of PCOS on overall health and quality of life.
What's the role of metabolism in weight management?
Metabolism refers to the complex processes that convert food into energy. It plays a key role in weight management as it determines the rate at which calories are burned. While genetics influence metabolism, lifestyle factors such as exercise, diet, and muscle mass also impact it. Engaging in regular physical activity and consuming a balanced diet can optimize metabolism and support effective weight management.
How does stress affect weight and what can be done about it?
Stress can contribute to weight gain through hormonal changes that trigger cravings for comfort foods and increase fat storage. Chronic stress also affects sleep and digestion, impacting overall metabolism. Managing stress through practices like mindfulness, yoga, and regular exercise can mitigate its impact on weight. Prioritizing sleep and seeking professional help if needed are important strategies.
Is there a one-size-fits-all approach to weight loss?
No, weight management is highly individualized. What works for one person might not work for another due to differences in metabolism, genetics, and lifestyle. Effective weight management involves finding a sustainable approach that combines a balanced diet, regular physical activity, and behavior modification. Consulting with a healthcare professional or registered dietitian can help create a personalized plan aligned with specific goals and needs.