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Friday, 18 January 2019

DIABETES NEWS : Low Carb and Keto Diet Apps : Is Your Glucose Meter Accurate : A Favourite Low Carb Recipe

Sharing some recent news relating to Diabetes and losing weight! 
All words in the first article below taken from Diet Doctor site here

"Low-carb app for diabetes approved by NHS 

The UK National Health Service (NHS) has approved an app with a low-carb diet program for type 2 diabetes. This is one more validation of the safety and effectiveness of low-carb diets for treating type 2 diabetes! Low Carb Program app approved by NHS Digital 

As we have written earlier, type 2 diabetes rates in the UK are escalating quickly, and the NHS is looking for ways to reverse this trend. According to, the NHS-approved Low Carb Program app will provide people with type 2 diabetes with necessary tools to track weight and blood glucose levels. But the real focus is food: 

It provides people with type 2 diabetes with the opportunity to make lifestyle changes, chiefly by eating a real-food diet, to help improve their health. 

Diet Doctor collaborator Dr. David Unwin who helped developed the Low Carb Program App adds: 

I reversed my diabetes on a low carb diet. I don’t get any money from inventing the app. I’m just happy to see patients stop their diabetes. 

If you are looking for help with a low-carb diet, we have our very own app, Diet Doctor Eat, that was just launched earlier this week! Our app contains the full arsenal of our 600+ delicious low-carb and keto recipes, all beautifully photographed and organized in a smart-phone friendly, easy-to-view format. This part of the app is free for everyone. It is a perfect additional resource for those using low-carb eating plans to reverse or improve type 2 diabetes." 

Also - 
Is Your Glucose Meter as Accurate as You Think?  
Dr. Steve Parker recently shared this article on his Diabetic Mediterranean Diet Blog

"DiaTribe has an article on glucose meter accuracy by Jeemin Kwon and Adam Brown. I quote: 

"Results from the Diabetes Technology Society’s Blood Glucose Meter Surveillance Program identifies only six out of 18 meters that passed. Did yours make the cut? 

The Diabetes Technology Society (DTS) recently revealed long-awaited results from its Blood Glucose Monitor System (BGMS) Surveillance Program. The rigorous study tested the accuracy of 18 popular blood glucose meters (BGM) used in the US. These FDA-cleared meters were purchased through retail outlets and tested rigorously at three study sites in over 1,000 people (including 840 people with diabetes). The results were troubling: only six out of the 18 devices met the DTS passing standard for meter accuracy – within 15% or 15 mg/dl of the laboratory value in over 95% of trials. 

The devices that passed were:
Contour Next from Ascensia (formerly Bayer) – 100%
Accu-Chek Aviva Plus from Roche – 98%
Walmart ReliOn Confirm (Micro) from Arkray – 97%
CVS Advanced from Agamatrix – 97%
FreeStyle Lite from Abbott – 96%

Accu-Chek SmartView from Roche – 95% 

The devices that failed were:
Walmart ReliOn Prime from Arkray – 92%
OneTouch Verio from LifeScan – 92%
Prodigy Auto Code from Prodigy – 90%
OneTouch Ultra 2 from LifeScan – 90%
Walmart ReliOn Ultima from Abbott – 89%
Contour Classic from Bayer – 89%
Embrace from Omnis Health – 88%
True Result from HDI/Nipro – 88%
True Track from HDI/Nipro – 81%
Solus V2 from BioSense Medical – 76%

Advocate Redi-Code+ from Diabetic Supply of Suncoast – 76% 
Gmate Smart from Philosys – 71% " 

Source/ Read more: 
Dr Steve Parker's Diabetic Mediterranean Diet Blog can be found here

Favourite Low Carb Recipe -
Low Carb Pork Casserole, Rustic Style - sharing a favourite recipe
please find details here

Read more about this blogs 'Introduction to low-carb for beginners' here 

This blog brings a variety of articles and recipe ideas, and it is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use a reliable meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...I usa a FreeStyle Lite from Abbott, I guess that 96% isn't too bad.

William Kendall said...

The glucose meter looks not that different from the device used at blood donor clinics to test your iron level.

Christine said...

A handy app and my hubbys monitor is on the good list. The casserole looks good

sandy said...

This looks good - like a real comfort type meal.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sound advice as always. Valerie

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

In the states, I saw an ad for a meter you wear on the back of your upper arm and it tests for glucose. From what I understood, there is no finger prick.

Ygraine said...

Yes, I've heard of the meter you wear on the back of your arm. Sounds like a really good idea. I'm not sure how it works though. Will have to check it out, as I have a friend who is diabetic.
Many thanks for a really informative post...and another fabulous recipe!😊😊

Have a great weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Looks more like stew.

I'm on my way to check it out.

DIMI said...

Hello Jan!
Great post and interesting informations!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a fabulous weekend!

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

I use free style lite from Abbott. I also have their test liquid to use if the lot number changes on new strips.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Very interesting, thank you! I'm glad there are more options then there used to be for people.

chrissie said...

Interesting post as always.

The soup looks so tempting I am off to see what Veggie we have to make some for lunch

Have a great weekend

Love Chrissie xx

carol l mckenna said...

Very informative post, Jan ~ thanks ^_^

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Magic Love Crow said...

Very interesting!!!