Diabetes.co.uk co-founder Arjun Panesar told BBC Business Live that one in four people who join Diabetes Digital Media’s (DDM) Low Carb Program put their type 2 diabetes into remission.
Mr Panesar, who is Chief Executive Officer of DDM, appeared on BBC Business Live to coincide with the launch of Diabetes Awareness Month. Mr Panesar spoke about the Low Carb Program’s one-year health outcomes which were published earlier this year in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Internet Research.
Speaking live in the BBC studio, he said: “The Low Carb Program is a digital intervention that provides patients with personalised education, support and resources so they can achieve their health goals. There’s around four million people with diabetes in the UK and we’ve got 375,000 people with type 2 diabetes on the platform. Published evidence goes to demonstrate that one in four people place their type 2 diabetes into remission within the first year.
“We’re seeing a tremendous amount of people with a number of long-term health conditions coming to the platform and so the data we’re collecting is really helping to push the academic envelope and help everyone understand how nutrition or lifestyle medicine can affect metabolic health.”
The interview is available on the BBC iPlayer.for the next 29 days.