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Low Carb Program one-year health outcomes published in peer-reviewed journal

Diabetes.co.uk is thrilled to reveal that the one-year outcomes of the award-winning Low Carb Program have been published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

The published outcomes showed the Low Carb Program, a digital health intervention, improves blood sugar control and weight loss, and reduces medication dependency among people with type 2 diabetes. The study was led by Laura R Saslow, PhD, from the University of Michigan, while Diabetes.co.uk’s Chief Operating Officer Charlotte Summers and Dr David Unwin, the 2016 NHS Innovator of the Year, were among the co-authors.

The Low Carb Program was launched in 2015 and more than 360,000 have signed up to learn how lowering carbohydrate intake and eating real food can improve health outcomes.

Of 743 participants who started the program with an HbA1c of 47.5 mmol/mol (6.5%) or above, 26.2% lowered their HbA1c while taking no glucose-lowering medication or just metformin. Among those taking at least one diabetes medication before the study, 40.4% reduced one of more of these drugs.

Ms Summers said of the review: “I am so proud to see the impact of the Low Carb Program published for the world to see and it is really exciting to share the one-year outcomes.”

The Low Carb Program has won multiple awards since its inception and earlier this year received a CE Mark and QISMET approval to be prescribed on the NHS.

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