Low Carb Program launches on EMIS App Library
The multi-award-winning Low Carb Program app is now available through EMIS App Library after it scored full marks in its EMIS assessment.
The app provides structured education, and long-term behaviour change support to help people to achieve self-selected health goals by reducing the amount of carbohydrates to 130grams a day.
The app is used by individuals with obesity, pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and polycystic ovarian syndrome.
In-app resources include a personalised recipe library tailored to dietary preferences and allergies, daily live exercises and on-demand workouts, group coaching, and tailored feedback based on tracked health and food input.
The Low Carb Program is available for referral by 58 per cent of GPs in England, with the DTAC approved app scoring 94 per cent in its Orcha review.
Used by more than 460,000 people, the app supports more than 60 cultural food preferences and is available in English, Hindi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, Tamil, German and French to democratise access to health and care.
Most recently, the app was demonstrated to be feasible when delivered through primary care and provided equivalent care to that of face-to-face dietetic services.
Charlotte Summers, Chief Operations Officer at DDM, said: “We are delighted to empower GPs with the Low Carb Program app to support their people with obesity, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes to achieve positive health improvements such as weight loss and remission of their condition.”
Dr Peter Foley, Clinical Safety Officer at DDM, said: “As an NHS GP, I am proud to see the Low Carb Program being launched on the EMIS App Library. The COVID pandemic has seen an adoption and integration of several digital tools within the primary care environment.
“The Low Carb Program, being the only platform to achieve a 100 per cent result from the EMIS assessment, should give both clinicians and patients further reassurance for the use of this multi-award winning and clinically safe, evidence-based platform in the primary care setting. We believe that every person deserves access to the information which can empower them to optimise their health.”
He added: “The Low Carb Program empowers its users to optimise their health and wellbeing journey, with clinically proven and statistically significant sustained improvements for people with type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity and more. Furthermore, many of our users enjoy sustained clinical remission from type 2 diabetes.”
GPs referring to the program share a text message with patients which enables them to download the app and self-pay to access the program.