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Can Low Carb Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

Discover a pathway to better glycaemic control and the possibility of remission

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About Dr David Unwin

Dr David Unwin, GP is an award-winning general practitioner known for pioneering the low-carb approach in the UK. Throughout the years, Dr. Unwin has been highly recognised for his work in helping people with type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Unwin's work has been covered by BBC, New Scientist, Daily Mail, and The British Medical Journal.

In this event, we'll learn how low carb diet can be an alternative to lifelong medication managing type 2 diabetes.

About The Defeat Diabetes Program

Defeat Diabetes is a doctor-led digital program. It helps you manage your type 2 diabetes by changing the way you think about food.

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Learn from doctors

Follow 13 lessons that explain how to take control of your condition through simple changes to lifestyle.

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100's hours video

Our panel of doctors and dietitians help you understand your condition and work towards remission.

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Hundreds of tasty recipes

Simple, affordable recipes developed by nutritionists to manage blood glucose and assist with weight loss.

Defeat Diabetes Meal Plans
Weekly meal plans

Fall in love with cooking through customisable meal plans and shopping lists made to keep life simple.

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No equipment workouts

Accelerate weight loss with our simple no-equipment workouts that scale with your confidence.

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Track your progress

Record your HbA1c and weight and measure your progress towards your health goals.

What makes us different?

Scientifically proven

Backed by latest studies.

Recommended by doctors

Endorsed by health professionals.

Proven to work

7,000 members and counting!

Why join the Defeat Diabetes Program?

Doctor-led, evidence-based program

Created by Dr Peter Brukner OAM and a panel of medical professionals, Defeat Diabetes uses the latest science to work towards remission for those living with type 2 diabetes. 

Simple to follow 

Take control of your type 2 diabetes through simple changes to diet. Learn from videos, articles and live webinars to understand how to manage your blood glucose. 

Proven to help 

Join almost 7,000 Defeat Diabetes members, many of whom have put their type 2 diabetes into remission, lost weight and stopped their medications. 

Lifestyle-based plan

The Defeat Diabetes Program will show you how to apply your learnings to every day life, with practical recipes, simple, affordable meal plans and a supportive community.

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52% respondents with type 2 diabetes remission 

From weight loss and type 2 diabetes remission to boundless energy and laser-like focus, discover how the Defeat Diabetes Program can work for you.

In a recent survey, our members reported significant improvements to their health:

Improved blood glucose
lost weight
Achieved remission
reduced or stopped Metformin
reduced their waistline

Incredible stories of type 2 diabetes remission from Defeat Diabetes members

The Defeat Diabetes online program has helped more than 7,000 members living with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes to achieve their goals. 

As a nurse, Tina thought she knew how to manage her type 2 diabetes. For six years, she followed the advice of her diabetes educator and GP, but nothing worked. After trying every ‘diet’ out there, Tina decided to give Defeat Diabetes a go.

In just five months, she lost 13kg and  her HbA1c has gone from 8.4 to 5.7.

Tina De-Zen

After being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 15 years ago, living with high blood sugar became the norm for Shane, a retiree from Gippsland. Since joining the Defeat Diabetes Program Shane has lost 26kg and now prioritises his diet and daily exercise. His HbA1c has dropped and he’s reduced his medications - but the benefits don’t stop there.

Shane Dobson

Living in rural Australia, Toni became a "full-on carb addict" as she struggled to maintain healthy eating habits. Then, she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after a routine check-up. It was a rude awakening. However, after joining the Defeat Diabetes Program two months ago, Toni has lost 10kg, her waistline is down 15cms, and she is close to achieving remission.

Toni Bahler

Are you ready to learn how to lose weight and send

type 2 diabetes into remission?

There's absolutely NO RISK with our 14-day free trial. Cancel your subscription during the trial at any time, no questions, no fuss.


How does the Defeat Diabetes Program work?

The Defeat Diabetes Program, founded by Dr Peter Brukner OAM, 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 the Defeat Diabetes mobile app, 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 recent member survey showed that after just three months on the Defeat Diabetes program, 63 per cent of those with type 2 diabetes put their condition into remission and all others reported significant decreases in blood glucose levels.


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.


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 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
  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 to check the status of your refund request.


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.


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.


  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.


  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.


  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.

See how easily you can Defeat Diabetes

Get started with Australia's leading digital program to prevent type 2 diabetes and send the condition into remission. 

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