Our member stories

More than 9,500 people have achieved their health goals with the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program.

2 in 3 members have returned to non-diabetes blood glucose levels. Here's what they have to say. 


Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program success story Robert Stockton

Robert S

HbA1c down from 8.3 to 5.9

"Before Defeat Diabetes, I felt defeated and without hope. Since joining, I lost 10 kg without really trying, and was in remission in two months."

  • Achieved remission

Shane Dobson
Shane D
HbA1c down from 7.6 to 5.3

"After 8 months on the Defeat Diabetes Program I've lost 26 kg. You’re not counting calories, just eating sensibly.

It just makes sense."

  • Achieved remission

Lynn M
HbA1c down from 8 to 5.3

“I’ve lost weight, reversed type 2 diabetes, and even my osteoarthritis is better, thanks to the Defeat Diabetes way of eating."

  • Achieved remission

Are you ready to achieve remission from type 2 diabetes?

Dr Peter Brukner founded Defeat Diabetes after a surprise diagnosis of pre-diabetes. Figuring there 'must be another way', he embarked on a personal journey to work out how to achieve remission. The rest is history, but we'll let him take it from here...

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What does the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program include?

Learn how to achieve type 2 diabetes remission through our program, delivered online via a mobile app, and created by doctors and dietitians.

Cauliflower recipe

Fuss-free food.

You'll get meal plans and new recipes weekly. We take away the hassle so you enjoy simple, tasty food. 

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The tools to succeed.

Feel confident about your health after following our 13 interactive lessons and step-by-step program.

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Support the whole time.

Have your questions answered, share practical tips and advice. You're never alone!

Benefits of the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program

(As reported by our members)

Better blood glucose levels

When you lower your blood glucose levels, you feel better. 2 in 3 of our members returned to non-diabetes blood glucose levels, many reaching an HbA1c of less than 6.5% and coming off medication, achieving type 2 diabetes remission. 

Weight loss

92% of surveyed members lost weight, 8 kg on average, with 1 in 4 losing more than 10 kg. Our approach to eating is backed by science, and as well as the scale benefits, you'll likely find yourself eating less and feeling more energised.

Better sleep

Better sleep is something almost half our members report once they start the program. A good night’s sleep decreases appetite, improves insulin sensitivity and lowers stress levels. Good news for you and anyone you might be keeping awake!

Better joints

Did you know when you reduce your carb intake, you reduce inflammation? This can lead to less joint pain, something we love hearing from members.

Less diabetes medications

Sick of the side effects of medication? Not to mention the ongoing cost? One-third of Defeat Diabetes members who were taking medication were able to stop or reduce it.

Better mental health and happiness

Our members often report less ‘brain fog’ and better mental clarity. 4 in 10 members experienced better mental health and more than half reported better overall happiness.

Self-reported results from 284 members in the Defeat Diabetes 2023 survey.

2 in 3 members

returned to non-diabetes blood glucose levels

In a recent survey our members reported a host of health benefits.

88%
IMPROVED GLYCAEMIC CONTROL
92%
lost weight
41%
reduced or stopped MEDICATION
82%
REDUCED THEIR WAISTLINE

Self-reported results from 284 members in the Defeat Diabetes 2023 survey.

Meet the team

We exist for one reason - to help you improve your health by changing your relationship with food.

Our approach has been created by a team of low carb doctors and dietitians and is recommended by endocrinologists, orthopaedic surgeons, gastroenterologists, physiologists and diabetes educators. 

We've done the legwork, all you need to do is start enjoying food - and life - again.

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Dr Peter Brukner OAM

Defeat Diabetes Founder

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Dr Paul Mason

Sports Medicine and Exercise Physician

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Nicole Moore

Master Nutrition APD

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Defeat Diabetes Program work?

The Defeat Diabetes Program focuses on a low carb lifestyle, exercise and sleep as the key to preventing and reversing type 2 diabetes and a range of health conditions.

The program is grounded in the latest nutritional and metabolic science. Research shows when you remove carbohydrates, which are high in glucose, you reduce your blood glucose. This lowering of blood glucose brings pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes under control and into remission.

Delivered via website and the Defeat Diabetes mobile app (Apple iOS and Android), the program provides a practical and easy way to reduce your blood glucose levels. You’ll have access to 13 structured lessons featuring videos, masterclasses that provide a deeper dive into key topics, cooking demonstrations, affordable, simple and delicious recipes, resource sheets and a private Defeat Diabetes Facebook community to share support, advice and inspiration.

What evidence is there that the Defeat Diabetes Program can send type 2 diabetes into remission?

There is now a significant body of research that shows a low carb, healthy fat and protein diet can have a significant impact on those with type 2 diabetes.

The Defeat Diabetes way of eating can result in better glycaemic control, reduced medication use, weight loss and, in many cases, remission of type 2 diabetes (a recent study shows more than 50% of people on low carbohydrate diets reversed their type 2 diabetes).

Online programs similar to Defeat Diabetes have been established for several years in both the UK and the USA. The UK program has seen more than 450,000 people undertake a low carb program, with a study finding over a quarter of participants reduced their HbA1c to below the diabetes threshold, and 40% reduced their diabetes medications. In the USA, a similar remote care model has also proven to be successful, with 50% of participants in putting their diabetes into remission.

Our 2023 member survey showed 2 in 3 members were able to return their blood glucose levels to non-diabetes range  and all others reported significant decreases in blood glucose levels.

Can I share the program with my family?

For Apple users, the answer is yes! You can share the program with up to five other family members. Simply follow this guide to set up "Family Sharing".

Unfortunately at this time, sharing is not available for Google users.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE PROGRAM ISN'T RIGHT FOR ME?

If you're unable to participate in the Defeat Diabetes Program any longer, you may be eligible for a refund, however, you must lodge a report within 48 hours of purchase.

Please read our Terms and Conditions, which we shared with you on sign up.

WEBSITE

If you signed up for the program via the website, please provide us with your name and email address and we'll process these refunds within 24-48 hours.

APPLE USERS

Apple doesn't allow us to refund customers directly, but you can do so yourself on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using the following steps:

If you made the purchase within the last 24 hours:

  1. Open the settings tab
  2. Tap your name
  3. Tap subscriptions (refer to the image below)
  4. Tap the subscription that you want to manage.
  5. Tap Cancel Subscription.

If you can’t see the subscription or 'Cancel', the subscription has been cancelled already and won't renew.

Next, you will need to submit a report:

  1. Go to reportaproblem.apple.com.
  2. Sign in with your Apple ID and password.
  3. Click the "Report" or "Report a Problem" button next to the item that you want to request a refund.
  4. Follow the instructions on the page to choose the reason why you want a refund and submit your request.

After you request a refund, you'll receive an update within 48 hours. You can sign in to reportaproblem.apple.com to check the status of your refund request.

GOOGLE USERS

Visit your Google Play Store account. Once the refund request is approved after 48 hours, you will automatically lose access to the Defeat Diabetes Program and Google will refund your subscription.

Cancellations

You may cancel your subscription to the Defeat Diabetes Program at any time via the website, Apple Store or Google Play Store. Once cancelled, you'll still have access to the program until your subscription period ends.

Note: Uninstalling the app will not cancel your subscription.

WEBSITE

  1. Login to your profile.
  2. Click on "My Membership".
  3. Click "Cancel Membership". You will continue to have access to your membership until your subscription period ends.
  4. Click "Cancel Membership Immediately" if you don't wish to wait for your subscription period to end.

APPLE STORE

  1. Open the settings tab.
  2. Tap your Apple ID name.
  3. Tap subscriptions.
  4. Tap the subscription that you want to manage.
  5. Tap Cancel Subscription.

If you can’t see the subscription or 'Cancel', the subscription has been cancelled already and won't renew.

GOOGLE PLAY STORE

  1. Login to your Google Play Store account.
  2. On the right upper corner of the screen, click your profile photo.
  3. Click Payment & Subscriptions.
  4. Click Subscriptions and choose the Defeat Diabetes app.
  5. Click Cancel subscription.
  6. Done.

Together, we can
Defeat Diabetes

Join the first evidence-based, doctor-led program that can help achieve weight loss and remission for those living with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. Cancel your subscription during your 14-day trial trial at any time. No questions, no fuss.

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