A multi-language type 2 diabetes structured education programme is seeing impressive outcomes in South London.

The Low Carb Program is provided to people diagnosed with type 2 diabetes as part of a wider strategy in South East and South West London.

The programme provides an NHS-certified Type 2 Diabetes Structured Education programme supported by a weight loss programme for people with a high BMI.

The app provides a number of features alongside structured education, including behavioural change support, health coaching, community support, a recipes library of over 2,000 recipes and a meal plan generator which tailors meal plans to dietary preferences, budget and allergies.

The user experience is tailored to goal, disease profile, ethnicity, age, gender, and location and provides remote-monitoring capabilities. Participants in South London are empowered with a native language experience in 10 languages.

Data collected after 12 months shows 8 in 10 patients activate their membership and 7 in 10 complete the 16-week programme.

Participants who complete the program show improvements in HbA1c of -6.9mmol/mol and weight loss of 6.2% of starting body weight.

What’s even more remarkable is that 60% of participants who enrol on the programme are non-Caucasian and list English as a second language.

“I would say that the Low Carb Program has proved to be a complete success. Over three months my blood glucose HbA1c level is back to a normative level. The follow up telephone discussions have been a great help and support. Thank you to you and your colleagues.”
Christopher A

“My health has improved by cutting out refined sugar and keeping my meals low carb. Everything on the program has helped with that. The weekly sessions, in particular, have kept up the momentum, so you don’t lose track of what you’re meant to be doing.”
Tanya S

This follows recent research showing the Low Carb Program to be effective in improving glycemic control and enabling weight loss.

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