That news is quite a propos for me. I recently wrote about diabetes.co.uk in my journal, but then I thought I was mistaken about the nature of that group. Anyways, there's a bunch of forums over there, the low-carb one was started back in 2008. It's not as comprehensive as this forum here, what with all the subs about a bunch of related subjects like recipes, success stories, exercise, focus groups, and yada and yada you-name-it.
But, there's one thing they have that we don't (and probably that no other forums have either), variety in the diet types. A sort of neutrality (I kinda advocate this) with regards to nutritional approach to the same problem, specifically diabetes type 2 of course. I mean, on this forum, it's all low-carb and low-carb-ish. On theirs, it's got low-cal, veggie, low-carb, and a few more.
About that QISMET (really? how cute) certification. Basically, it's a certification for providers of self-management, i.e. I teach you how to do it yourself, and you do it. For some reason I get flashes of Tony Robbins. Anyways, this forum, it's got all of that, though maybe not as an official-like expert-like kinda thing. We do have a few with genuine expertise in that, just from their sheer mountain of experience, what with their focus mostly on helping others do it and get it right, and their stratospheric post count. You know who you are, you cheeky chicks.
My point is, give us that QISMET thing already. Not for me, I'm just some guy with an axe to grind. But for this forum and its members, and to bring in more members to help them do it and get it right too. Isn't it what the forum founders wanted to do with this after all?
About their official low-carb programme. Methinks the 125-150g/carbs/day is probably set to fit the 130g/glucose/day the brain is said to consume. Incidentally, it's also very close to the ketogenic threshold, so no worries about ketoacidosis, if that's still a thing. It's a pay-for program, I don't particularly like that kinda thing, but maybe it makes it appear more official that way. Also, it's easier to manage a pay-for program when it's prescribed by docs, cuz it would also be well defined. Then, with the NHS giving the green light as a valid treatment option, docs will be more accepting of it, patients too, all good for all involved. But then, for the rest of us who still go with unofficial options like Atkins and Wheat Belly and all that, the door is pulled wide open for others to take a peek at what we do independently, also all good for all involved.
You know the thing where we imagined some kind of integration of low-carb into official guidelines? Well, this is where it all began. The tipping point. Remember this day.