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Low Carb Program

Version: 3.7.2 | Cost: In App Purchases

Level 4 - Regulated
Country: GB
Category: Diet and Weight Loss, Depression, Eating Disorders, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes
Released: 24/03/2017
Updated: 05/11/2019
Version: 3.7.2
Size: 246mb
Developer: Diabetes Digital Media
Reviewed On: 07/01/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 91%.

It was assessed as a Level 4 App. These Apps can be focused on general health or specific conditions and contain advanced and complex features that are subject to formal regulation. Where they collect data we assess their data use policies and compliance with relevant standards. Because they are health focused we also assess their compliance in the Clinical Assurance as well as the User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Privacy
22.7/30
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Clinical Assurance
50/50
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User Experience
17.9/20
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Developer description
The Low Carb Program is a multi award-winning, evidence-based behaviour change platform for people with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and obesity. Benefits of a low carb diet include lower blood glucose levels, less dependence on medication and improved cholesterol levels. Join the community and get the tools you need to succeed: * Award-winning education on therapeutic nutrition and wellbeing, starting with a 16-module structured programme tailored to you. * Support from Behaviour Change Mentors to keep you motivated and accountable * 24/7 support from 390,000 people in the support community * Personalised resources, including daily meal plans tailored to your health and dietary preferences * Daily updated guides, recipes and motivational support * Integrated food diary and barcode scanner * Track your health to visualise your progress - you can now sync with Apple Health, FitBit, and Nokia Let your Program Mentor walk you through a program of achievable, sustainable lifestyle changes that can improve your health. Over 1,800,000 kilograms of weight lost and counting! Choose from a monthly or annual subscription plan to suit you. If you receive a referral code from your surgery, insurance company or employer, be sure to enter it when you register. The platform's global impact has featured in Forbes, BBC, ITV, Daily Mail, Sky News, The Times, The Sunday Times and The Telegraph. LEARN LOW CARB: Learn the ins and outs of a low-carb lifestyle and how it helps manage weight, blood glucose, and reduce risks of complications. Enjoy multi-award winning education, starting with a 16-module program developed with the world's leading experts including Dr David Unwin and Dr Kesar Sadhra. APPLY LOW CARB: Action Points at the end of lessons so you know exactly how to progress. LOW CARB SUPPORT: Ask your low carb questions to a community of people just like you; or ask your Behaviour Change Mentor. MAKE LOW CARB A LIFESTYLE: Lifestyle keeps you up to date with the latest low carb news, interviews, recipes, meal plans, research and success stories. A constantly evolving, ever expanding, online magazine. IN YOUR OWN TIME: Thousands of people have placed type 2 diabetes into remission with the Low Carb Program. However, it’s not enough on its own. Real change requires practice. It's up to you to apply what you learn in the program. AI OPTIMISED: Everything you see and experience is personalised to you; right down to your food likes, food dislikes, allergies, other conditions, culture and budget. We're constantly learning from the footprints of over 390,000 members - we call it health intelligence. CONNECT: Connect your app to the Apple Health app to sync your data. Sync your blood glucose, insulin, medications and more. TESTIMONIALS: "I lost 50kg and no longer have type 2 diabetes" - Mark "There's lots of support and backup… it feels like you're not alone." - Mandy "My HBA1C reduced from 77, to 55 after 3 months and 33 now after 6 months. As a result, I eased off 3 x 500mg of metformin a day to now no medication." – Peter "My HBA1C has dropped by 3 points and my average blood glucose has dropped from around 9 to 5.6. I’ve lost nearly 2 stone and feel so much better for it!" – Andrew Terms of use: https://www.lowcarbprogram.com/terms Privacy philosophy: https://www.lowcarbprogram.com/privacy Billing terms: https://www.lowcarbprogram.com/billing Payments will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Subscription automatically renews, unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. All payments made through iTunes are controlled and managed by Apple. Manage your subscriptions and auto-renewals in your iTunes account settings. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited if you purchase a subscription.
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General Information
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Health Tracking
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Data Sharing
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Goal Setting and Gamification
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Health Tracking
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Wellbeing Tracking
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Health Tracking
The App allows users to record relevant health information either manually or automatically using connected Apps or devices
Wellbeing Tracking
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Auto Health Tracking
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Data Sharing
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Automated Guidance
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Data Collection

The data collected about users is/ isn't capable of identifying that it relates to them.

The type of data that it collects is classified as sensitive data.

(Identifiable and Sensitive) - Because of the type of data that this App collects it is particularly important that the App takes the security and privacy of that data seriously and only enables others to see or share this information if the user has expressly consented to this.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share user data in any way with other people without the user's consent.

The App does allow users to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

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Professional Assurance

It was clear from our review that a suitably qualified professional or organisation was involved in the Apps development.

It was clear from our review how regularly the advice and guidance given by the App was reviewed and updated by relevant professionals.

Testing

It was clear from our review that the App had been involved in any clinical trials or similar testing to demonstrate its 'real world' effectiveness.

This app is a medical device and has a CE mark.

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Testing

It wasclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App does appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App isn't entirely free to use.

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