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New Low Carb Education Programme Set to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes in the UK

Award-winning patient forum Diabetes.co.uk, has launched the first free structured online Low Carb Education Programme for people living with type 2 diabetes.

 

Diabetes.co.uk is the world's largest and fastest-growing community website and forum for people living with diabetes

Since the programme was launched six months ago over 125,000 people have signed up (from all around the world) and been through the free 10-week programme. Designed to be a healthy sustainable lifestyle intervention that is experience-led, rather than a quick fix ‘diet’, the Low Carb Education Programme www.diabetes.co.uk/lowcarb takes people through the theory and also provides the practical application on how to implement a low carb lifestyle.

The forum was the first place where people were able to openly share their experiences or discuss low carb lifestyles due to the fact that the diet sits outside of NICE guidelines which meant other platforms discouraged or removed their conversations. However, there is now growing medical evidence that type 2 diabetes can be reversed through diet and lifestyle changes. Dr David Unwin, a Stockport based GP and advisory panelist to Diabetes.co.uk, recently published his first paper Low carbohydrate diet to achieve weight loss and improve HbA1c in type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes: experience from one general practice.

Results from the Low Carb Education Progamme have been impressive:

  • 74% of people who have completed the 10-week program have seen an improvement in blood glucose levels,
  • 80% have lost weight (10% more than 20lbs/9kg)
  • On signing up, people are taking, on average 2 medications. On finishing the program 1 in 5 people come off medication altogether
  • 78% are motivated to maintain the changes they have made
  • 59% have an improved outlook on life
  • 96% of people would recommend the program
  • 65% of users who completed the program reported that their HbA1c has improved.
  • This is further supported with 66% of people stating their blood glucose levels after meals has improved, 64% stating their fasting blood glucose levels have improved.

Arjun Panesar CEO of the UK’s largest and fastest growing diabetes patient forum www.diabetes.co.uk said ‘The results from our Low Carb Education Programme have been impressive and this a solution that is clearly working for people with type 2 diabetes. We’re in the process of documenting the preliminary results with healthcare savings. Once that has been created, we intend to share this with PHE/Diabetes UK for them to review the guidelines.

 

Source: Diabetes.co.uk

 

 

New Low Carb Education Programme Set to Reduce Type 2 Diabetes in the UK

 
 
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