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Low Carb Program ranked #1 for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in The Times’ Best Health Apps 2020

Low Carb Program was ranked #1 in the category of Type 2 Diabetes Prevention in the Best Health Apps 2020 List. Published on July 7, 2020 in The Times, the Best Health Apps 2020 List highlighted the highest ranked apps under a range of health categories.

Low Carb Program is a multi-award-winning, evidence-based structured education and behaviour change self-management platform supporting patients living with obesity, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to achieve their selected health goals. User experience (education, resources, support) is tailored to goal, disease profile, ethnicity, age, gender, and location and provides:

  • Education: NHS-approved nutrition streams with meal plans and resources tailored to disease, budget, dietary preferences, cultural and social norms. Users and/or healthcare professionals can choose the most appropriate education stream: low carb, Mediterranean, ketogenic, balanced, or intermittent fasting (sometimes known as restricted eating).
  • Coaching: unlimited support from Health Coaches to keep accountable, weekly virtual meetups and check-ins.
  • Community: speak to peers and join meetups.
  • Classes: on-demand workouts, yoga flows and relaxation exercises tailored to fitness level.
  • Health tracking: track weight, activity, sleep, mood, blood glucose, medications and more with data-led feedback to support behaviours.
  • Wearables: sync and connect with FitBit, Apple Health, Google Fit, Samsung and Withings.
  • Recipes: over 1,300 recipes, updated weekly, tailored to allergies, and dietary preferences.
  • Food diary: scan barcodes, search for foods or add recipes from an in-app Recipes library.
  • Daily support: fresh tips, news, Q&A, expert opinion, and live classes.

Patients are supported to maintain long term health improvements through continued access to the platform, education and program features, coaching, and health tracking facilities.

Charlotte Summers, Founding Chief Operations Officer of DDM said: “The Times’ Best Health Apps 2020 List is a great way to recognise clinically-validated innovation. Ensuring digital innovation is rigorously evaluated ensures patients access clinically safe and effective services.”

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Tara Kelly, Lead Dietitian at DDM added: “We are really excited to be able to work towards type 2 diabetes prevention and remission at scale and offer personalised education and advice to empower patients.”

Low Carb Program is used in a number of NHS CCGs and is a Fellow to the NHS Innovation Accelerator.

Over 440,000 people have joined the Low Carb Program. The multi-award-winning platform is available on the web, iOS, Android, Amazon Alexa and Apple and Android smartwatch.

Editor’s note: readers can get 50% off a Low Carb Program 1-Year Membership until July 31.

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