Recruitment starts for major keto diet study
A global research study into digital innovation and the ketogenic diet has been launched by the makers of the award-winning Low Carb Program.
Diabetes Digital Media (DDM) is urging people to sign up to take part in the research which will focus on the keto diet.
The company has developed Keto App, suitable for iOS and Apple and intended for people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes to facilitate weight loss.
The keto diet involves following a very low-carb and high-fat diet eating approach and previous research has shown it can not only help those with, or at risk of type 2 diabetes, but can also improve epilepsy.
The Low Carb Program is a multi-award-winning, evidence-based behaviour change platform for people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and obesity.
It is available via the NHS Apps Library and has been approved to meet NHS quality standards for safety, usability and accessibility. It also has QISMET approval for all programme streams meaning it can be prescribed on the NHS.
The program helps users to make lifestyle changes that can improve their health. It offers advice on how to manage diabetes and information on all aspects of the condition. The information can be personalised depending on the person’s needs and covers sleep, stress, mental health, stopping smoking and blood glucose testing.
A team of mentors help participants to set achievable targets and offer advice and support to help them reduce their blood glucose and cholesterol levels, as well as their weight. Thousands of recipes and meal plans are also available, as well as support from a global community of more than 400,000 people.
Those who wish to be involved in the keto diet research are being asked to complete a quick online survey before enrolment starts.
To take part in the survey, click here.