PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - November 21, 2014) - According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. If that number wasn't striking enough, another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.

November is American Diabetes Month® and to help raise awareness for the event, Kirkman® nutritional supplement company of Portland, Ore., will be offering 25% off on all its sweetened, sugar free products from Friday, Nov. 21 through Monday, Nov. 24.

Kirkman® has always made it a priority to provide alternatives to people with dietary restrictions, including sugar, which is detrimental to those with, or at risk for, diabetes. Diabetes is a problem where blood glucose (sugar) levels rise higher than normal. Consuming simple sugars causes the levels to further rise, which can -- if not treated -- cause serious health problems and increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, vision and nerve problems.

With the holidays right around the corner, no one wants to skip out on decadent food, especially dessert. Instead of avoiding these foods altogether, you can try these sugar free products from Kirkman® to spruce up holiday recipes, without adding extra sugar.

  • Kirkman's No Sugar - Sugar Substitute is a sugar substitute that contains sucralose, which tastes like sugar and can be used in the exact proportions as regular sugar. Sucralose has been subjected to one of the most extensive and thorough safety testing programs ever conducted on a new food additive and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used in beverages, foods, and dietary supplements.
  • Kirkman's Pea Protein Powder is a unique product that makes protein enrichment a lot easier for individuals with sensitivity issues. The Pea Protein Powder is made from 100% golden pea kernels, a total vegetable source. It contains a complete balanced profile of amino acids with a protein content of about 82%. It can be easily added to smoothies, semi-solid foods like yogurts, cream cheese or applesauce.

In addition to sugar free products, Kirkman® distributes other sugar, gluten and casein free products such as Maple, Strawberry, and Wild Cherry Syrup Flavoring and Just Fruit Pear Bars.

Learn more about Kirkman's sugar, gluten and casein free products by purchasing online or calling 1-800-245-8282 (or 530-694-1600 for international callers). You can also follow Kirkman® on Pinterest to see ideas of how to incorporate these products into your favorite recipes. 

About Kirkman®

Kirkman® is the leading manufacturer of nutritional supplements for individuals with special sensitivities and dietary requirements. Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is also the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs. Kirkman® distinguishes itself from other nutraceutical companies with its Ultra Tested® protocol for purity testing, which calls for testing every raw ingredient in every product it manufactures for more than 950 environmental contaminants. To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company's website at www.kirkmangroup.com.

Contact Information:

Kulani Mahikoa
V.P. Marketing
Kirkman Group, Inc.
Telephone: 503-694-1600