Join us every fortnight for our Low Carb Life support group for patients with type 2 diabetes.
If you’re looking to find out more about adopting a low carb diet to manage your diabetes, and find out how our current patients are doing on the diet, then consider joining us every other Thursday from 6pm to 7:30pm.
We don’t believe in offering prescriptive and forced advice when it comes to transitioning to a low carb lifestyle. We prefer to arm you with the latest research, real world stories and medical results from current patients and let you make up your own mind as to whether this could be the eating plan for you.
Transitioning to a low carb diet is often met with challenges from friends, family, colleagues and contacts. It tends to go against the ‘norm’ but we have seen first hand the incredible results our patients have had in a short space of time.
As Featured on the BBC
Dr Maassarani and 8 of our patients recently took part in a low carb, low GI trial where the first fortnight’s progress was filmed and featured on a recent BBC documentary The Truth About Carbs with Dr Xand Van Tulleken. In the first two weeks, the patients all reported a surprising average 7lb weight loss, but more importantly their blood results showed a reduction in their levels of HbA1C levels, reduction in fatty liver and there was no increase in low density lipid protein or total cholesterol, despite eating a higher fat diet.
In the original 8 patients, 3 reversed their type 2 diabetes, with some coming off their medication for the first time in 17 years – after just a fortnight of following the low carb plan!
It has been 7 months since the TV show was filmed and our original patients have been inspirational in their approach to the low carb lifestyle, making further health improvements.
Low Carb Life Support Group Meetings
Our patients wanted to maintain momentum by opening up the low carb lifestyle learning to other diabetic patients and their families through a support group setting.
Our Low Carb Life support group has recently welcomed a second wave of patients who we are supporting through the transition to a low carb lifestyle, to assist them in their management of their diabetes.
The group is open to patients of:
- Dr Maassarani & Partners (Tower Hill & Melling Surgeries)
- Cornerways Medical Centre
- Roseheath Surgery
- Halewood Surgery
We meet every other Thursday, upstairs at Tower Hill surgery from 6pm to 7:30pm, unless otherwise stated. For example, we may use other facilities for cookery demonstrations, but will always publicise this ahead of time.
Bring Your Partner
We encourage patients to come along and also bring their partner or family member (the people who cook most in the family!) to also understand the benefits of a low carb lifestyle and support you at home in between sessions.
The sessions are fun, informal and supportive in nature. Each session is different and may incorporate low carb documentaries, visits from low carb speakers and also live cookery demonstrations. The aim of each session is to present you with up-to-date information on living a low carb lifestyle, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and weight loss so that you can feel knowledgable and confident to change your nutrition for the good of your overall health.
If you would like to join us at the next Low Carb Life session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org