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Diabetes Australia and Defeat Diabetes to empower people with type 2 diabetes

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We have HUGE news to share with our Defeat Diabetes community!

We’re stoked to announce a new partnership with Diabetes Australia to offer hope to people living with or at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Together, we aim to reach the 1.3 million Australians diagnosed with type 2 diabetes with a message of hope for remission through our proven low carb program.

Justine Cain, CEO of Diabetes Australia, shared her thoughts on the partnership:

“The opportunity to attempt remission from type 2 diabetes gives people significant cause for hope. Diabetes Australia is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with diabetes and those at risk.”

The benefits of remission

Type 2 diabetes remission, achieved by maintaining an HbA1c level below 6.5% for at least three months after discontinuing glucose-lowering medication, offers life-changing possibilities for those affected. Ms. Cain cautioned, “Remission won’t be possible for everyone, and remission does not mean diabetes is cured or reversed. However, being in remission and living with blood glucose levels below the diabetes range may lower the long-term risk of developing diabetes-related complications.”

Success with the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program

We’ve seen first-hand the incredible health benefits of the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program since our launch in 2021. In just three years, we’ve helped more than 9,500 members, including people with pre-diabetes and those who’ve lived for over two decades with type 2 diabetes. 

Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program member success story Bill, age 84

Our founder, Dr Peter Brukner OAM, commended our member’s success: “Defeat Diabetes is helping thousands of Australians improve blood glucose levels and achieve type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes remission.”

In our 2023 survey, members reported significant health benefits of following the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program, including improved blood glucose levels, reduced medication usage and substantial weight loss. 

  • 2 in 3 members returned their blood glucose to non-diabetes levels
  • 41% of people reported reducing or discontinuing diabetes medication 
  • 88% reported improved blood glucose levels 
  • 92% of people achieved an average weight loss of 8 kg

Dr Anita Lowe, a Townsville GP, has used the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program with her patients for almost a year. “My patients lost on average 3-4 kg in the first month, and 58% now have an improved HbA1c of less than 6.5%.”

Ongoing research for low carb outcomes

While our member-reported results are encouraging, we’ve partnered with La Trobe University to conduct a clinical study of the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program’s outcomes. Initial data will be released in the next few months. Dr Brukner expressed confidence in the program’s potential, saying,

“Early results indicate that the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program can improve blood glucose, reduce medications and achieve weight loss and sustained remission from type 2 diabetes.”

About the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program 

Developed by Australian doctors and dietitians, the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program simplifies confusing nutritional information and provides a roadmap to remission through a low carb approach. Our award-winning digital program, accessible online and via a mobile app, offers members the latest science, videos and articles from medical experts, actionable steps and hundreds of recipes and meal plans for those starting a low carb lifestyle.

Defeat Diabetes is proud to partner with Diabetes Australia, helping more Australians adopt a low carb lifestyle to improve blood glucose and potentially achieve remission from type 2 diabetes.

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