Low carb workshop set for diabetes conference

By Editor
9th November 2017
diabetes.co.uk, Type 2 diabetes Type 2 prevention Uncategorized

A workshop looking at the role of carbohydrates and how it can help control diabetes is to be held at a major diabetes conference.

Play your Carbs Right: The Role of Carbohydrates in Diabetes Management will be presented by the chief executive officer (CEO) Arjun Panesar and chief operating office (COO) Charlotte Summers from Diabetes.co.uk, at the Diabetes Professional Care (DPC2017) conference.

The workshop will address how the Low Carb Program is reinventing structured education and redefining type 2 diabetes on an international stage. They will explore the role of carbohydrates in the management of type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, sharing the learnings from over 265,000 members from over 183 countries.

Arjun, the creator of the Program, said: “The application of machine learning in health is redefining the definition of conditions once thought to be chronic and progressive. The Low Carb Program is demonstrating that it is possible to place type 2 diabetes into remission using a nutrition focused approach. Most people who complete the Program improve their blood glucose levels, sustainably lose weight and reduce their dependency on medication.”

This presentation will help the audience to:

  • Understand the impact of carbs on blood glucose
  • Improve understanding of type 2 diabetes as not being chronic progressive disease
  • Understand the cost saving attributable to a low-carb approach
  • Understand the impact of carbohydrate restriction in prediabetes

The Diabetes.co.uk team will also be at stand G16 at the two day event on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 November at London Olympia.

The Low Carb Program is an award-winning digital education program for people with type 2 diabetes, developed by Diabetes.co.uk in collaboration with Dr David Unwin (NHS Innovator of the Year 2016) and the feedback of 20,000 people with type 2 diabetes.

In just under two years, the Low Carb Program has a demonstrated cost saving of £945 per person, per year, for each person that completes the program through diabetes medication deprescription alone.

The Low Carb Program looks at addressing three sources of sugar in the diet – whether that be from natural sources such as fruit and honey, added to products such as cakes and drinks or as the product of digesting complex carbohydrates such as bread and pasta.  Simple Action Points at the end of each lesson ensure patients understand exactly how to progress and are provided the opportunity to track their progress and further personalise their experience.

 

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