Low-carb comp winners

Three primary care organisations have been announced as the joint winners of a competition to enable healthcare professionals to offer their patients with Type 2 diabetes access to a behaviour change platform.

Ascensia Diabetes Care launched the competition during Diabetes Week to give NHS organisations the chance to win free licenses to the Low Carb Program – the patient-centred diabetes behaviour change platform used by over 400,000 people worldwide.

The Low Carb Program facilitates sustainable weight loss and blood glucose control through structured education, resources and personalised behaviour change support for people living with Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity. In just under three months, most people with Type 2 diabetes who complete the programme improve their blood glucose control while reducing or eliminating prescription medication and losing weight. After one year, data show that 26% of patients with Type 2 diabetes are in remission.

Now, 200 patients from the three successful NHS organisations will be given access to the programme through their GP practice. The winning organisations are: Frome Medical Practice (on behalf of Your Health & Wellbeing collaboration of three Primary Care Networks) in Frome, Somerset; Park Medical Centre in London and Freshwell Health Centre in Braintree, Essex.

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