- I have seen a lot of quit smoking and weight loss products advertised. How do I know that your products are better?
The development for both LifeSign and DietMate was funded by various agencies of the National Institutes of Health. In addition, we have conducted rigorous research studies to prove and document our product efficacy claims (please see Scientific Studies).
- Does the fact that LifeSign and DietMate are computers scare off customers who are not familiar or comfortable with computers?
LifeSign and DietMate are both easy to use. LifeSign has one button and comes with a comprehensive instruction guide. DietMate is also extremely user-friendly. The computer has seven buttons and allows the user to begin the program by taking a guided tutorial so that they can become familiar with each buttons function. Here's what one DietMate customer had to say:
"This computer is so easy for me. I'm not computer literate. Thank you for all the work you put in to make it user friendly!" (Marcia Yoder - Goshen, Indiana)
- Is DietMate another calorie counter?
DietMate is much more than a calorie counter. The computer helps structure appropriate food choices and provides a means for tracking the users progress. The computer is flexible and realistic. It allows the user to record meals in several ways: (1) select from an extensive food database (2) enter set number of calories or record food exchanges (3) choose from DietMate's own recipes which are in the cookbook that is included with the computer. DietMate is so flexible that it also offers suggested menus at restaurants ranging from Greek to Chinese.
- How do I know that LifeSign is the product of choice for smokers who want to quit?
With over a million units sold, LifeSign's commercial success is clear proof that the product is the tobacco cessation method of choice. LifeSign's drug-free nature also allows the program to be used by all smokers: young, old, pregnant women and many others with pre-existing medical conditions for whom nicotine replacement therapies are not recommended.
- Do you provide promotional materials for LifeSign and DietMate?
Yes. PICS will provide you, at no cost, with all the materials you’ll need to promote the programs within your organization such as brochures, posters, payroll inserts etc.
- Can I get the benefit of your experience in implementing your programs?
Absolutely. PICS' trained professionals are just a phone call away, ready with advice and will help you determine the most cost-effective way to implement the LifeSign and/or DietMate programs within your organization.
- Do I have to implement both programs?
You are not obligated to implement both products. You can select to offer either LifeSign alone or DietMate alone.
- Am I obligated to purchase a specific quantity?
No. There is no minimum order quantity. Implementing LifeSign and DietMate is flexible. There is no set time period in which you have to purchase a specific amount. The amount and frequency for which you order is left solely up to you.
- What product warranties do you offer?
LifeSign and DietMate units have a limited one-year warranty that covers any mechanical defects with the computers.
- Would you recommend that we offer your products to family members?
Yes. PICS offers several versions of our products that could be of interest to family members, including 3 versions of DietMate (Weight Loss, Cholesterol Reduction and High Blood Pressure Management) and 4 versions of LifeSign (LifeSign for Adult Smokers, LifeSign for Teens, LifeSign for Pregnant Smokers and LifeSign for Dippers and Chewers). Your organization reaps the dual benefit of happier members and deeper discounts resulting from the larger quantities.