Send type 2 diabetes into remission

The Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program is an evidence-based, doctor and dietitian-led digital program that can help patients with weight loss, better glycaemic control, type 2 diabetes remission and reduced medications.

Watch Defeat Diabetes founder Dr Peter Brukner explain how a low cab carb online program might help eradicate type 2 diabetes. 

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Clinical evidence supporting low carb: RCTs

Since 2004 there have been 22 randomised control studies comparing low carb diets to low fat diets. The studies range in follow-up length from three months to two years using HbA1c as the primary outcome measure.

2 in 3 Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program members 

returned to non-diabetic blood sugar levels. 

Our 2023 member survey reported significant levels of improved glycaemic control, weight loss and reduced or stopped medications. 

Clinical research with La Trobe University to better understand the efficacy of the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program in managing type 2 diabetes will be released in 2024. 

improved glycaemic control
lost weight
lowered hba1c to <6.5
reduced or stopped Medication
reduced their waistline

Why recommend the Defeat Diabetes Program?

The Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program is a self-managed course to transition patients and clients diagnosed with type 2 diabetes into therapeutic carbohydrate restriction. 

The program recommends a low carb, healthy fat diet of <50g carbs per day to improve glycaemic control. Over 13 modules, patients and clients will learn the foundations of a low carb approach, supported by practical pathways to put low carb into practice through recipes and weekly meal plans. 

Members are encouraged to join the Defeat Diabetes closed community for peer-to-peer connection, with on-demand support from healthcare professionals. Further learning is provided with live interactive webinars from leading TCR medical professionals. 

Doctor-led, evidence-based program

Created by Dr Peter Brukner OAM and a panel of medical professionals, Defeat Diabetes uses the latest science to help those living with type 2 diabetes work towards remission. 

Simple to follow 

The Defeat Diabetes Program provides a simple framework for adopting low carb with 13 modules comprising videos, articles and meal plans to achieve better glycaemic control. 

Proven to help 

Thousands of Defeat Diabetes members have put their type 2 diabetes into remission, lost weight and reduced or stopped medications under medical supervision. 

Interactive community and support

Defeat Diabetes members join monthly online, interactive nutrition clinics with dietitians and are supported by an online community to promote accountability and compliance. 

What benefits can your patients or clients expect?

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Improved blood glucose levels

Carbohydrate restricted eating tends to improve blood sugar levels almost immediately. This is because carbohydrates restriction limits glucose entering the blood.

Woman sleeping better after joining the Defeat Diabetes Program and going low carb
Better sleep

Weight loss can ease symptoms of sleep apnoea, meaning patients and clients shouldn't wake so easily in the night. Improved sleep contributes to better energy and mental health.

Weight loss

Therapeutic carbohydrate restriction leads to weight loss, improving appetite control, reduced consumption and increased energy expenditure, even at rest.

Reduced risk of arthritis

When you reduce carbohydrate intake, you reduce inflammation in the body. Reduced inflammation can lead to improvements in joint pain.

Reduced diabetes medications

By lowering blood glucose levels you may be able to reduce diabetic medications; as with all changes to diet, adjustments are required to a patient's medications. 

Reduced reflux and heartburn

Research shows that low carbohydrate diets can reduce the amount of acid in the oesophagus and relieve symptoms of reflux that commonly affects people with type 2 diabetes. 

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. 

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Prof. Peter Brukner OAM

Defeat Diabetes founder

Peter is the founder of Defeat Diabetes and not-for-profit SugarByHalf. He is a world-renowned sports medicine clinician and researcher, formerly the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Men's Cricket team, with similar roles at Liverpool FC, AFL clubs, the Socceroos and the Australian Olympic Athletics team. Peter is Professor of Sports Medicine at La Trobe University, Victoria.

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Dr Paul Mason

Sports Medicine and Exercise Physician

Dr Paul Mason is a sports medicine and exercise physician who holds degrees in medicine, physiotherapy and occupational health. Internationally recognised in the field of low carb nutrition, Paul is renowned for challenging medical orthodoxy when warranted by evidence. His clinical practice follows a holistic approach informed by evidence rather than conventional thinking. 

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Nicole Moore

Master Nutrition APD

Nicole is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and founder of MenuConcepts and Low Carb Keto Health, providing low carb nutritional dietetic services to people across Australia. For more than 20 years Nicole has taught people how to achieve type 2 diabetes remission, and has helped patients halve their blood glucose and lose weight without hunger or calorie counting.  

Experience the Defeat Diabetes Low Carb Program

Immerse yourself in the Defeat Diabetes evidence-based program and discover a framework for transitioning patients or clients to a TCR approach. Register today to become a Defeat Diabetes Partner and receive complimentary access to our Low Carb Program. 


Each lesson introduces patients to an important foundational topic that will help them discover how to manage their condition.


Masterclasses from our doctors and dietitians explain the science in simple terms to build understanding.


Patients with T2DM will learn from videos, articles and webinars, with actions and quizzes to help master new-found knowledge. 


Hundreds of easy low carb recipes, shopping and eating out hacks provide a practical framework for successfully adopting TCR. 

Available on desktop, laptop, mobile and even paperback

Our program is available online via desktop PC, laptop, tablet and paperback in our book The Diabetes Plan. Patients and clients can also download the Defeat Diabetes mobile app, available on Apple and Android.

How much does the Defeat Diabetes Program cost my patient to join?

There are two membership tiers available on the Defeat Diabetes Program and both start with a free 14-day trial so that patients and clients can experience the program risk-free. For our HCP Partners, your patients or clients will receive a 15% discount on membership.

3 months


Non-HCP Partner price $59

  • Just $19.67 per month
  • 14 days free trial then billed quarterly at $59
  • No contract, cancel anytime
  • Available on web, Android and iOS
  • 13 lessons
  • 100+ hours of lessons, masterclasses, Q&As, cooking demos, and webinar videos
  • 400+ recipes
  • New weekly meal plans
  • 300+ articles


Together, we can
Defeat Diabetes

Join the first evidence-based, doctor-led HCP Partner program that can help achieve remission for those living with pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. 

The Defeat Diabetes Program on desktop computer, iPad, tablet and mobile