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Diabetes Week: Trained healthcare professional loses 20kg with the Low Carb Program

We’re continuing to celebrate the theme of this year’s Diabetes Week, ‘Talk About Diabetes’, by highlighting success stories in our low carb community.
On Monday, we shared the amazing story of Graham Hogbe, who lost 36 lbs within a year of joining our award-winning Low Carb Program and also came off the type 2 diabetes medication gliclazide.
Graham’s story is far from unique, and the Low Carb Program has welcomed a variety of people from all over the world, including healthcare professionals. One HCP, Tina Thorpe, lost 20 kg (44 lbs) and experienced significant changes to her blood sugar upon joining the Low Carb Program.
“I’d been going to the doctors repeatedly to find out what was wrong,” Tina said. “I was morbidly obese, had been feeling tired, and had high blood pressure; this, combined with consuming too much sugar culminated in the eventual diagnosis of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.
“Since lowering my consumption of carbohydrates and cutting sugar and sweeteners, I’ve lost more than 20 kg, and both my HbA1C and average blood glucose levels have significantly improved.”
Higher energy levels and less fatigue were among the added benefits Tina experienced, and she is now comfortable and confident managing her type 2 diabetes with careful monitoring of her carb intake.
What advice does she have for other users? “If you don’t enjoy it you won’t stick to it, so you need to find something you like and build on that,” she said. “For me it was baking and experimenting with sugar and sweetener substitutes. I’m going to try beetroot powder next!”
More than 40% of people with type 2 diabetes who start the program on medication eliminate at least one drug after one year, while people with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes who complete the program sustainably lose an average of 7 kg at 1-year.

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