Sunday Times tips Low Carb Program developers as ‘one to watch’
The company that developed the award-winning Low Carb Program has been recognised as one of Coventry’s Best Places for Business by The Sunday Times newspaper.
Diabetes Digital Media (DDM), which provides digital solutions that engage people with proven, peer-reviewed clinical health outcomes, was tipped as ‘one to watch’ because of its impactful and innovative approach in digital healthcare.
The Coventry list was one of 20 compiled by the weekend newspaper, which identified all the top cities around the UK which are thriving in terms of business.
With Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin based in Coventry, the city is commonly associated with car-making and advanced manufacturing. But the Sunday Times said it has also become home to digital technology where video games dominate and both Coventry and Warwick universities are “highly rated for commercialising academic work”.
Referring to DDM, the Sunday Times said: “Founders Arjun Panesar and Charlotte Summers have developed an app that helps diabetics follow a low-carb diet. It is used by more than 4,500 NHS patients. The company is plotting expansion to the Irish Republic.”
DDM‘s recognition comes just days after the company was also included in the Journal of mHealth’s 2020 Global Digital Health 100 list.
Now in its sixth year, the annual feature is one of the Health Tech industry’s foremost technology award programmes, celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship. It recognises and supports health technology companies who are demonstrating the greatest potential to change the way that healthcare is delivered.
The Low Carb Program app 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 Low Carb 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.