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Digital diabetes management programme demonstrates type 2 diabetes remission in 26% of patients

1st December 2018

The 1-year outcomes of the low carb intervention used within the Gro app were published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Internet Research.

The research was the output of an international group led by Dr Laura R Saslow, PhD (Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States); Charlotte Summers of DDM; James E Aikens, PhD (Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States); and David J Unwin FRCGP (Principal in General Practice, The Norwood Surgery, Southport, United Kingdom).

Of 743 participants who started the program with an HbA1c of 47.5 mmol/mol (6.5%) or above, 26.2% lowered their HbA1c while taking no glucose-lowering medication or just metformin. Among those taking at least one diabetes medication before the study, 40.4% reduced one of more of these drugs.

Charlotte Summers, Co-Founder and COO of Gro said of the review: “I am so proud to see the impact of the Low Carb Program published for the world to see and it is really exciting to share the one-year outcomes.”