Diabetes.co.uk makes Sunday Times ‘disruptor’ list for low carb work

By Editor
27th March 2017

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.

Diabetes.co.uk was recognised as one of the top 100 disruptors of our time thanks to its pioneering Low Carb Program, which has seen the reversal of thousands of cases of type 2 diabetes.

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.

Arjun Panesar picking up the Lloyds Bank National Business Award for Positive Social Impact

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.

Comments (5)

  1. Peter Palmer says:

    Now, if only government guidelines on “healthy eating” would catch up. We could cut the incidence of obesity, T2D and no doubt many other conditions related to diet.
    There could be a massive “health dividend” – fitter populations with fewer demands on healthcare services.

  2. Alison Bamford says:

    How ironic considering how long DUK took to get on board the low carb train……

    There was a nucleus of long term posters on the forum whose only goal in life seemed to be to ridicule and undermine those who were trying to follow low carb. So tired of the incessant barrage of nastiness and constant bickering, I left.

    But when thousands of people find that something is working, it is impossible to ignore it in the end…..

    • Amanda ZZ says:

      the important thing is that someone got there in the end. It shows that change IS possible, roll on all the gp’s next !

  3. Chris Clark says:

    Does anyone have a link to the “disruptor” list? Thanks!

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