Diabetes.co.uk makes Sunday Times ‘disruptor’ list for low carb work
The team behind Europe’s largest diabetes community has been named in a prestigious Sunday Times list for reversing type 2 diabetes treatment globally through a low carb, high fat approach.
This programme saves the NHS millions of pounds by reducing requirements for medication
Arjun Panesar, 31 and Charlotte Summers, 26, pictured, of forum Diabetes.co.uk, have been included in the 2017 Maserati 100, which showcases entrepreneurs “using ground-breaking and unique business models” and was published in the national newspaper yesterday.
The list was founded more than 100 years ago by a set of brothers who were disruptors of their time.
It comes following Diabetes.co.uk winning the Lloyds Bank National Business Award for Positive Social Impact in November 2016 for its Low Carb Program.
The ten-week online course, launched in 2015, provides free diet and lifestyle education to people with type 2 diabetes, with more than 190,000 people having downloaded it so far.
The programme shows people how to lose weight, reduce their HbA1c, become active and in some cases reverse type 2 diabetes.
Diabetes.co.uk’s chief executive officer Arjun Panesar said: “This programme saves the NHS millions of pounds by reducing requirements for medication and the prevention of diabetes related complications which can lead to hospital admissions, amputation etc.”
The Diabetes.co.uk community now has more than 3.6 million page impressions with 2.2 million unique visitors per month and 475,000 members, sharing a cumulative 1.5m years of experience.
Diabetes.co.uk is Europe’s largest diabetes community with members from over 200 countries and the world’s largest and fastest-growing community website and forum for people with diabetes.
To visit the Low Carb Progam, click here.