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Clinical evidence and research

The Low Carb Program is built upon a robust evidence-base and supported by peer-reviewed clinical health and engagement outcomes

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Peer-reviewed one-year health outcomes

We’re currently conducting a three year study following 1,000 people with type 2 diabetes who enrolled on the platform.

One-year peer-reviewed, published health outcomes demonstrate the platform is effective for glycemic control, weight loss, and reducing hypoglycemic medications.

7.4 kilograms

average weight loss

1.2% / 13mmol/mol

average HbA1c reduction

39% of patients

reduce their HbA1c under type 2 diagnosis threshold

40% of patients

on medication eliminate at least one of them

60% of patients

on insulin reduce the amount they take, or eliminate it completely

1 in 4 patients

put type 2 diabetes into remission

How does it compare to standard care at one year?

The Low Carb Program provides a sustainable approach to weight loss and blood glucose management.

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Low Carb Program
Standard Care
Weight
7.4kg
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HbA1c
1.2%
0.2%
Medication*
54%
9%
Remission
26%
0.1%

*Saslow LR, Summers C, Aikens JE, Unwin DJ Outcomes of a Digitally Delivered Low-Carbohydrate Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Program: 1-Year Results of a Single-Arm Longitudinal Study, JMIR Diabetes. doi:10.2196/diabetes.9333

Hallberg et al. Effectiveness and Safety of a Novel Care Model for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes at 1 Year. Diabetes Ther. Doi: 10.1007/s13300-018-0373-9

Advancing the evidence base

The Low Carb Program is innovating both digital health and nutrition and involved in a number of research studies with health and academic institutions across the world.

Published outcomes demonstrate that the Low Carb Program is a scalable, effective, and engaging solution for weight loss and self-management of obesity, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Peer-reviewed outcomes

Low Carb Program: One Year Health Outcomes

The Low Carb Program’s one-year health outcomes followed 1,000 people and demonstrated an online program that teaches a carbohydrate-reduced diet to adults with type 2 diabetes can be effective for glycemic control, weight loss, and reducing hypoglycemic medications.

Independent research

Best Health App: Type 2 Diabetes Prevention

Low Carb Program was ranked #1 app for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention by The Times.

Symphony Healthcare Services: Scaling Type 2 Remission

Symphony Healthcare Services in Wincanton set an objective to achieve 50 cases of type 2 diabetes remission with their cohort of over 400 patients. Patient activation was 97% with an 8% mean body weight loss amongst participants.

Low Carb Program: BDA review

The British Dietetic Association (BDA) released a comprehensive, positive overview of the NHS-approved Low Carb Program App concluding that “following the program will support individuals to improve the quality of their diet, lose weight and likely improve their diabetes control.”

Low Carb Program rated #1 under diabetes in Orcha App Library

The multi-award-winning Low Carb Program has scored 92% in its latest Orcha review, ranking it #1 in the category of diabetes in the Orcha app library and making it the highest-rated diabetes app in use in the NHS. It also featured top-ranked in Orcha’s COVID-19 Apps Library under the category of diabetes.

Ongoing research

University of British Columbia: Usability study

The Low Carb Program has partnered with the Diabetes Prevention Research Group to evaluate the barriers and facilitators to engaging in the Low Carb Program and making dietary changes both within the time-period of the program and for a year follow-up.

Low Carb Program: impact on symptoms of sugar addiction

Using the Low Carb Program reduces the symptoms of sugar addiction over the course of 6 months. Pending publication.

Low Carb Program usage in BAME communities

People from BAME communities using the Low Carb Program in their native language achieve as good results as their Caucasian counterparts. Pending publication.

Low Carb Program: Feasiblity study in primary care

An evaluation of the Low Carb Program across a cluster of surgeries in 3 CCGs.

Low Carb Program in secondary care

An evaluation of the Low Carb Program in use within a Tier 3 Weight Management Service at University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire.

The stories speak for themselves

From astounding weight loss to eliminating medications and achieving type 2 diabetes remission (reversal) - our members have done it all.

Achieved Type 2 Remission

"I'm in type 2 diabetes remission after 3 years. I lost 25kg and have never felt better!"

Maria

Member since 2017

Achieved Type 2 Remission

"I'm in type 2 diabetes remission after [being diagnosed for] 5 years. I've come off all my diabetes medication!"

Vivian, 72 years old

Member since 2018

Achieved Prediabetes Remission

"I lost over 20kg and am in prediabetes remission"

Dave

Member since 2018

Lost 54kg (8.5 stone)

"I had gestational diabetes, and after pregnancy I lost 54kg"

Suzanne

Member since 2018

Stopped Metformin

"Since joining I’ve completely come off my metformin and lost 5 stone"

Alan

Member since 2019

Lost 41kg (6st 7lbs)

"I'm the happiest I've been in years"

Yvonne

Member since 2018

Stopped Metformin

"I've lost 12.7kg (2), my blood sugars are normal, my cholesterol has reduced and I've halved my statins. I've also come off metformin - I gave it back to the pharmacy!"

John

Member since 2018

Lost 20kg (3st 1lbs)

"My HbA1c has dropped from 102mmol/mol (11.5%) to a happy 39mmol/mol (5.7%)"

Tom

Member since 2017

Achieved Type 2 Remission

"I dropped 4 dress sizes with the Low Carb Program!"

Diane

Member since 2019

Achieved Type 2 Remission

"I'm a vegetarian and lost 13kg (2st) and am in Type 2 Diabetes Remission"

Liz

Member since 2019

Lost 25kg (4st)

"My start weight was 16st 8 lbs and now I weigh 12st 9 lbs. I’ve had to buy a new wardrobe!"

Chrissy

Member since 2019

Lost 16kg (2st 8lbs)

"People are commenting on how well I look; my clothes are looking better but mostly the fact that my HbA1c is lower than it has ever been in the last 8 years – this has been the most motivating factor!"

Paul

Member since 2020