Diet programme promotes weight loss and better self-management for people with type 2 diabetes.
A new app for smartphones is available now through the NHS for people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and obesity.
The evidence-based behaviour change platform may be recommended by healthcare professionals who feel a need for people to take more control of their health and wellbeing to try and prevent or put type 2 diabetes into remission.
The Low Carb Program, is available now as a digitally delivered app that can be downloaded on smartphones.
More people across the UK will now be able to sign-up for the Low Carb Program as app developer Ascensia has teamed up with the NHS to make the plan available to download through the NHS app library.
The diet plan was developed by Diabetes Digital Media in collaboration with Southport GP Dr David Unwin, RCGP National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity and Diabetes and NHS Innovator of the Year 2016, and is available on mobile devices (iOS and Android) and as a web app.
The Low Carb Program provides tips to reduce carbohydrate intake, recipes and meal plans, and encourages patients to track their health data, and can be connected to fitness trackers and a number of Bluetooth-enabled devices.
The app can also be customised and personalised and tracks blood glucose levels, weight, sleep, and has a food diary.