What is the Low Carb Program?
The Low Carb Program is a multi-award winning digital health app for adults with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and obesity. The platform is QISMET approved for delivery as self-management education within the NHS for people with type 2 diabetes and type 2 diabetes prevention. It is not intended for people with type 1 diabetes.
Over 12 weeks, the program will show you how eating a healthy, real-food diet can significantly improve your health.
Our private community has 416,170 members, as well as specially selected mentors that are always on hand to share tips, discuss recipes, and keep each other motivated along the journey.
What can I achieve with the Low Carb Program?
The Low Carb Program is a multi-award winning digital health app for adults with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and obesity.
Sustainable weight loss
People with type 2 diabetes who complete the program sustainably lose an average of 7.4kg at 1-year*
Most people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes who complete the program improve blood glucose control*
Reduced medication dependency
More than 40% of people with type 2 diabetes who start the program on medication eliminate at least one medication at 1-year*
Get all the tools you need to succeed
Track your health and nutrition to receive biomarker feedback and insights.
Personalised education and actions tailored to achieve your health goals.
Support, motivation and encouragement from 416,170 members in real-time.
Tailor your experience to fit your lifestyle, goals and preferences.
Mentors help keep you motivated and accountable to achieve your goals.
Library of recipe ideas, guides, shopping lists and expert Q&As.
Maintain your new way of eating with personalised meal plans, food swaps and recipe ideas tried and tested by our team of nutritionists and dieticians.
- Over 50 meal plans tailored to your dietary preferences
- Daily updated library of over 1,000 recipes
- Recipes tailored to your dietary preferences, budget and allergies
- Integrated food diary with barcode scanner to keep track of your nutrition
Thousands of success stories
Join 416,170 people on the Low Carb Program and be the next success story.
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What you get
- Education: award-winning structured education developed with Dr David Unwin and the world’s leading experts on therapeutic nutrition and wellbeing.
- Specially selected behaviour change mentors to keep you motivated on your journey
- Community support: ask questions and share experiences with others who have similar goals
- Health tracking: track your data and sync your FitBit, Apple Health and Nokia easily
- Daily support in the form of new education content and guides, nudges and notifications
- 150+ resources and guides tailored to your preferences: stick them on the fridge or take them shopping with you, as well as template letters for your doctor.
- Daily meal plans and a searchable library of over 1,000 recipes tailored to your dietary preferences, allergies and budget
- Integrated food diary with barcode scanner and database with 100,000+ off-the-shelf food products.
Frequently asked questions
The Low Carb Program is a multi-award winning, evidence-based structured education and behaviour change platform for people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and obesity.
Members receive goal-focused education, personalised resources and behaviour change support for people looking to implement a lower carbohydrate lifestyle. Support is available from a peer support community of 416,170 members and Behaviour Change Mentors.
The Low Carb Program is available on the web, iOS, Android, Apple and Android watch, and Amazon Alexa.
The Low Carb Program was selected by the NHS National Innovation Accelerator and was approved for inclusion in the NHS Apps Library in the United Kingdom. The platform is an MHRA-regulated Class I Medical Device.
Register to tailor your Low Carb Program experience and receive goal focused structured education, resources and behaviour change support to achieve your health goals. Read how it works here
The Low Carb Program was developed by Diabetes Digital Media (DDM), Dr David Unwin (NHS Innovator of the Year 2016, RCGP Clinical Expert in Type 2 Diabetes) and a team of medical experts including Dr Ian Lake, Dr Campbell Murdoch, Dr Jen Unwin and Tara Kelly.
The feedback of over 20,000 people with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes was used in the development of the platform.
Yes, you can! Get a 7 day free trial when you subscribe to a monthly subscription. You can also choose an annual subscription for £69.99, saving you 61% compared to the monthly plan.
A lower-carbohydrate lifestyle has been demonstrated to improve blood glucose control, blood pressure, lipid profiles, facilitate sustainable weight loss and achieve type 2 diabetes remission.
Peer-reviewed, published outcomes published in 2018 demonstrate that people with type 2 diabetes who complete the Low Carb Program lose an average of 7% of their body weight and reduce HbA1c by 13mmol/mol at 1-year.
In addition, 40% of participants eliminate at least one diabetes medication from their treatment and 1 in 4 people is in type 2 diabetes remission.
People with prediabetes who complete the Low Carb Program lose an average of 8kg at 1-year.
People with obesity lose an average of 4kg at 1-year.
The Low Carb Program is intended for people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and obesity. The Low Carb Program is not intended for people with type 1 diabetes.
If you are an NHS patient in the United Kingdom, please speak to your healthcare professional about commissioning the Low Carb Program. This will provide you free access to the platform.
To learn more about commissioning the Low Carb Program and how it can improve the health of your patients, please visit this page.
The Low Carb Program is provided to employer organisations to improve the health and wellness of entire workforces. Speak to us about your requirements by contacting us here.