Are you curious about how low carb nutrition can help type 2 diabetes?
If you're a clinician who wants to know how low carb can lead to remission from type 2 diabetes, we can help.
Defeat Diabetes is Australia's leading evidence-based self-managed program helping people with T2DM achieve better glycaemic control and remission.
Our proven program, developed by doctors and dietitians, uses therapeutic carbohydrate restriction (TCR), to safely help patients return their HbA1c to pre-diabetic range.
The Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program, available online or via a mobile app, gives patients and health professionals a framework to achieve better glycaemic control and remission from T2DM.
Get the tools you need for a TCR approach
Download our free toolkit to help implement TCR care plans in your clinic.
TCR is an evidence-based approach to T2DM remission and improved glycaemic control. If you're interested in transitioning patients or clients to a carbohydrate restricted diet download your free TCR toolkit today.
TCR research report
Read the latest gold-standard research supporting TCR for T2DM management and remission.
GP Guide for deprescribing for patients when adopting TCR for type 2 diabetes management.
Patient guide and handouts
Downloadable book and handouts created by medical professionals for clients and patients considering TCR.
HCPs receive free access to Defeat Diabetes, a digital program to support patients adopting a low carb approach.
Professor Peter Brukner OAM
Defeat Diabetes Founder
"Ten years ago, I was 60. I had pre-diabetes and was obese despite following the dietary guidelines. I had a fatty liver, high insulin and high triglyceride levels.
"A colleague suggested carbs, not fats, were the issue. After a 3-month trial of a low carb diet, I had lost 13 kg, my blood markers returned to normal, and I felt mentally and physically better. It was a life-changing experience.
"Since then, I have passionately advocated the low carb approach and developed the Defeat Diabetes Program, which aims to help 100,000 Australians achieve remission."
Professor Peter Brukner OAM
Founder, Defeat Diabetes
How the Defeat Diabetes Program works
Since 2021, the Defeat Diabetes Program has helped 9,500 people living with type 2 diabetes achieve better glycaemic control.
Created by a team of healthcare professionals, the online program is accessible on a 12-month ($129) or 3-month subscription ($59) via a mobile app or online and is free to HCPs. The program provides evidence-based knowledge and practical tools to adopt a carbohydrate restricted lifestyle.
100+ hours video
Hundreds of recipes
Weekly meal plans
Quizzes & Actions
75% of my patients with type 2 now have an Hba1c of <7
(and 58% are <6.5)
“After discovering Defeat Diabetes through a talk by Professor Peter Brukner, I went low carb myself. I lost a kilo a week, and my reflux disappeared. My experience and the overwhelming evidence convinced me.
"In January 2023, I recalled my obese patients and those with type 2 diabetes with a new weight-loss approach. I used Defeat Diabetes as an allied health branch and did revised care plans, seeing 60 patients in the first two months.
"Just about every one is now following the Defeat Diabetes Program. My patients lost on average 3-4 kg in the first month and 4 cm from the waist, and 58% now have an HbA1c of <6.5."
The medical team leading the Defeat Diabetes Program
The Defeat Diabetes Program has been created by a team of medical professionals and is recommended by endocrinologists, orthopaedic surgeons, gastroenterologists, physiologists and diabetes educators.
Prof. Peter Brukner OAM
Defeat Diabetes founder
Dr Paul Mason
Sports Medicine and Exercise Physician
Master Nutrition APD
2 in 3 Defeat Diabetes members
achieved non-diabetic blood sugar levels after following the program.
The inspiring stories from people who have followed the Defeat Diabetes Program and improved glycaemic control and achieved remission.
Tina D, nurse
"I consulted medical professionals for my type 2 diabetes but nothing worked. The lessons in the Defeat Diabetes Program were the exact education I needed. It has completely changed my life."
Iain M, GP
"As a GP I tried everything to manage my type 2 diabetes. Since following the Defeat Diabetes Program my life has changed. It gives you the tools and education to do it yourself."
Toni B, midwife
"I like that the program is based in science. After just two months on the Defeat Diabetes Program I've lost 10 kg, my brain fog is gone, I have more energy. It's a really simple program."
Patient benefits of the Defeat Diabetes Program
Better blood glucose levels
2 in 3 of our members achieved non-diabetic blood sugar levels.
92% of surveyed members lost weight, 8 kg on average, with 1 in 4 losing more than 10 kg.
Better sleep is something almost half our members report once they start the program.
Reduced joint pain
A reduced carb intake leads to reduced inflammation, which typically leads to less joint pain.
Less diabetes medications
One-third of Defeat Diabetes members who were taking medication were able to stop or reduce it.
Better mental health and happiness
4 in 10 members said they’d experienced better mental health and more than half reported improved overall happiness.
Download your TCR kit and learn more
Download your TCR kit providing:
Guide to Type 2 Diabetes Remission ebook and handouts for patients
Clinical evidence for TCR report
Free access code to the Defeat Diabetes Program for HCPs