Low carb programme hits 65,000 milestone
A low carbohydrate programme designed for people with type 2 diabetes has reached a milestone of 65,000 participants.
It was launched by Diabetes.co.uk, which is Europe’s largest diabetes forum for people with the condition.
The 10 week low-carb scheme has been developed with the help of 20,000 people who have type 2 diabetes along with the latest research.
According to the diabetes forum, low carbohydrate diets have been shown to improve blood glucose levels and aid weight loss.
Carbohydrates are broken down into glucose so when carbohydrates are consumed, an increase in blood sugar levels occurs to a greater or lesser extent according to the carbohydrate. By reducing carbohydrate intake, you can help to reduce the rise in blood glucose levels after meals.
The online programme guides participants through weekly topics with action points and downloads as well as a huge variety of low carb recipes.
The carbohydrate intake varies for each individual as it can depend upon a number of factors, including medications and how active the person is.
Diabetes.co.uk also hosts the low carb forum, which is a platform for people with diabetes to trade different recipes and tips.