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Israeli Startup Develops Chocolate, Pizza for Diabetics

The company, A1C food, products include chocolate pralines, ice cream, bread, and pizza for diabetics

An Israeli father whose daughter diagnosed with diabetes and an endocrinologist who treated her, have developed chocolate and ice cream that does not impact blood sugar levels.

Founded in 2016 by Ran Hirsch, a tax attorney, and Dr. Mariela Glandt, A1C Foods Ltd develops patent-pending formulations and technology to create foods that are low in carbs and glycemic index. All this without substituting real sugar with artificial sweeteners.

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In an interview to Calcalist Ran Hirsch told the newspaper that he first meets Dr. Glandt, when she instructed his daughter to eliminate carbs from her diet and then, to their surprise, offered them a piece of her home-made chocolate.

Dr. Glandt developed the chocolate for her diabetic father. She told Hirsch that her dream was to mass-produce the chocolate. “I immediately offered to partner up with her,” Hirsch said.

They called the company A1C which is a blood test that provides information about a person’s average levels of blood glucose (blood sugar), over the past three months. The A1C test is the primary test used for diabetes management and diabetes research

The company’s products include chocolate pralines, ice cream, bread, and pizza.

“It is a formula that is similar to a medication, and therefore we can patent it. We already filed preliminary requests for a patent,” Ran Hirsch told Calcalist.

A1C food is planning a $2 million investment round.





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