Active Low-Carber Forums
Atkins diet and low carb discussion provided free for information only, not as medical advice.
Home Plans Tips Recipes Tools Stories Studies Products
Active Low-Carber Forums
A sugar-free zone


Welcome to the Active Low-Carber Forums.
Support for Atkins diet, Protein Power, Neanderthin (Paleo Diet), CAD/CALP, Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution and any other healthy low-carb diet or plan, all are welcome in our lowcarb community. Forget starvation and fad diets -- join the healthy eating crowd! You may register by clicking here, it's free!

Go Back   Active Low-Carber Forums > Main Low-Carb Diets Forums & Support > Low-Carb Studies & Research / Media Watch > LC Research/Media
User Name
Password
Register FAQ Members Calendar Mark Forums Read Search Gallery My P.L.A.N. Survey


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   ^
Old Wed, Jun-26-19, 01:27
Demi's Avatar
Demi Demi is offline
Posts: 22,307
 
Plan: LCHF/IF
Stats: 217/000/160 Female 5'10"
BF:
Progress: 381%
Location: UK
Default BDA releases positive review of NHS Low Carb Program App

Quote:
26 June, 2019

BDA releases positive review of NHS Low Carb Program App

The British Dietetic Association has released a positive review of the NHS Low Carb Program App.


The three-page report provides a comprehensive overview of Diabetes Digital Media’s Low Carb Program; a 15-week structured behaviour change programme for people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and obesity launched in 2015. Users of the Low Carb Program have access to video lessons, handouts, recipes and a moderated online support forum.

The review has been written by Paula Gallon, Specialist Diabetes Dietitian, Solihull Community Diabetes Service on behalf of the BDA Diabetes Specialist Group.

Key findings from the BDA Report include:
  • Portion control is encouraged, starting with the plate model illustrating ½ veg, ¼ starchy carbohydrate (120-150g a day) and ¼ protein. There is the option to reduce daily carbohydrate intake down to a ‘ketogenic diet’ amount of 30-50g carbohydrate later in the course.
  • Increased vegetable intake is recommended and recipes and tasty cooking methods included
  • The App is very clear about reducing sugary and processed foods and reducing reliance on meat
  • Each week of the program provides 7 days of menus with shopping lists, including vegan, vegetarian and Indian options
  • It is acknowledged that change takes time and the program includes small goals and behavioural tips
  • A forum offers support and questions are answered by facilitators giving hints and tips. The forum also prompts patients when they should go to their GP for clinical advice.

A paper published in 2018 in the Journal of Medical Internet Research has proven that a digitally delivered low carbohydrate type 2 diabetes self-management program is effective in improving glycaemic control, weight loss and reducing hypoglycaemic medications in patients with type 2 diabetes.

The paper evaluated the one-year outcomes of 1000 people in the UK who engaged in the DDM Low Carb Program. At one-year, the average member loses 7.4kg and reduces their HbA1c by 1.2% with 39% of patients lowering their HbA1c below the threshold for a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

Additionally, 40% of people eliminate at least one medication from their treatment regime and one in four people place their type 2 diabetes into remission, saving the NHS over £835 per patient, per year in medication prescriptions alone.

The Low Carb Program App is available via the NHS library and it currently carries a ‘No Badge’ status, which means it meets NHS quality standards for safety, usability and accessibility. It has also gained QISMET approval meaning it can be prescribed on the NHS. For information and advice about providing free access to your patients through the NHS, click here.

Commenting on the review, Diabetes Digital Media said: “The Low Carb Program is scalable, engaging and effective – and it is being used globally by health agencies, governments and individuals. It’s encouraging to see that the BDA also recognise the benefits of the Low Carb Program, with their concluding paragraph stating that: “there is much to like about this program. Following the program will support individuals to improve the quality of their diet, lose weight and likely improve their diabetes control”.”



https://diabetestimes.co.uk/bda-rel...rb-program-app/
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2   ^
Old Wed, Jun-26-19, 02:11
Ms Arielle's Avatar
Ms Arielle Ms Arielle is online now
Senior Member
Posts: 10,604
 
Plan: atkins
Stats: 247/217/153 Female 5'8"
BF:
Progress: 32%
Location: Massachusetts
Default

A good step forward but remission of type 2 diabetes at one in four is far short of the successes claimed by most VLC programs. Their plate method which includes 120-150 carbs is better than the traditional 300 mandated by dietitians, but too far from 20-50 of VLC.

Hoping the success of this program will lead to support of VLC programs in the future. Fingers crossed.This program is a major step in the right direction.
Reply With Quote
  #3   ^
Old Wed, Jun-26-19, 09:46
CityGirl8 CityGirl8 is offline
Senior Member
Posts: 697
 
Plan: Protein Power, IF
Stats: 238/206/145 Female 5'8"
BF:53.75%/46.6%/25%
Progress: 34%
Location: PNW
Default

Yes, a good start. But:
Quote:
¼ starchy carbohydrate (120-150g a day) and ¼ protein
and
Quote:
reducing reliance on meat
Probably will add up to another 30-50g carbs per day beyond the starches in incidental carbs (dairy, condiments, fruit), etc. So moderate carb at best, not low carb.

And low protein, PLUS discouraging meat, the most nutrient dense food available! That "1/4 plate," the recipes and "portion control" are probably encouraging those tiny 3 oz "servings" that dietitians like to recommend. Without adequate fat and protein, it may also be low calorie. That would make people pretty hungry and it might make the plan unsustainable over time.
Reply With Quote
  #4   ^
Old Sun, Jun-30-19, 03:38
WereBear's Avatar
WereBear WereBear is offline
Posts: 11,532
 
Plan: Epi-Paleo/IF
Stats: 220/137/150 Female 67
BF:
Progress: 119%
Location: USA
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CityGirl8
And low protein, PLUS discouraging meat, the most nutrient dense food available! That "1/4 plate," the recipes and "portion control" are probably encouraging those tiny 3 oz "servings" that dietitians like to recommend. Without adequate fat and protein, it may also be low calorie. That would make people pretty hungry and it might make the plan unsustainable over time.


When I started keto, I put away SLABS of brisket. This setup sounds like that "tea in the dollhouse" diet I was told to be on for years.

Only ONE step in the right direction still leaves you on the wrong path.
Reply With Quote
  #5   ^
Old Sun, Jun-30-19, 08:20
GRB5111's Avatar
GRB5111 GRB5111 is offline
Posts: 2,911
 
Plan: Ketogenic (LCHFKD)
Stats: 227/186/185 Male 6' 0"
BF:
Progress: 98%
Location: Herndon, VA
Default

All excellent points, but I'll take a small step in the right direction with the formal acknowledgement that low carb is a correct remedial step while cringing about the comment to reduce meat. One step forward, one step back. The difficulty achieving results with a vegan or vegetarian approach will lead some to say that it's not sustainable or effective.
Reply With Quote
  #6   ^
Old Sun, Jun-30-19, 11:00
Dodger's Avatar
Dodger Dodger is offline
Posts: 8,381
 
Plan: Paleoish
Stats: 225/170/175 Male 71.5 inches
BF:18%
Progress: 110%
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Default

It seems to be a good way to convince people to start
low-carbing incorrectly.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 17:50.


Copyright © 2000-2019 Active Low-Carber Forums @ forum.lowcarber.org
Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.