Members on dLife.in are six to nine years ahead of American Diabetes Association when it comes to adopting Low Carb High Fat (LCHF / Ketogenic ) diet for managing diabetes, PCOS, weight loss, non-alcoholic fatty liver, hypertension and host of other hyperinsulinemia linked health issues.
It is only in 2019 that ADA has reluctantly started accepting Low Carb as an option to treat diabetes and leaves it to the patient to insist rather than doctors to enforce. So, still a half hearted attempt.
We boast of 200+ Indian success stories documented on the platform. The successful journey has been on the back of just one idea — to be different and not just rehash. 1200+ Indian LCHF recipes are just a part of that desire and has been making Low Carb easy for Indians — something that was considered tough. None of us were happy with just being “yet another forum”.
The inherent desire of not to be just a face in the crowd, kept us busy with adding custom features to the community. Many of the features have no parallel on any diabetes community site and that’s when we started calling ourselves as a “platform of by and for Indians“. The timeline at the end of this piece summarily depicts our journey that started on 21st August 2014, with just a forum. As already underlined, we are a community of, by, and for Indians, with the never ending fire & desire of “Yeh Dil Mange More“.
Taking a step, or shall we say a giant leap, forward we are formally moving into elearning. Major Focus on Diploma and Certificate courses on Low Carb Nutrition in India to begin with, and few other courses down the line. The certificate and diploma comes from NAAC “A” Grade Autonomous Institute with a ‘College with Potential for Excellence’ (CPE) Status from UGC, New Delhi. More on this on e-learning section of the platform.
We are indebted to who we consider our Gurus in the Low Carb Nutrition world.
Also, any community cannot stand on its legs without the participation of benevolent members and selfless dedication of moderators. So, together they have kept the platform growing and active. We can proudly claim — We have no parallel in India. And, with the launch of e-learning platform, not many to compare with on global scale. We have set the benchmark for any new platform in the same space. Thank you everyone who inspired, motivated and were ready to be a part of this long-yet-unfinished journey of “Yeh Dil Mange More“.
Dreams never end. At right time concepts take form of implementable package. We have two more giant leaps ahead. We shall announce them when the time comes.
However, back from holidays, we begin 2020 with wishes for a happy & healthy new year, and this announcement — with integration of e-Learning platform we will now be offering course with internship on our community.
dLife e-Learning platform integrated to launch Low Carb Nutrition Diploma and Certificate Courses.
16000+ Threads and 166,000+ posts on the forum.
Hit thread count of 14000+. Forum growing at average rate of ~9 threads/day and ~90 posts/day from August 21st, 2014.
In 8 weeks of dLife FoodLog launch, 100 new recipes aded. Automated computation of proximates, minerals, vitamins, lipids & amino acids.
My Food Diary integrated to dLife FoodLog. Integration with Home Testing of dLife DataLog also done.
Total recipes count on the forum reached 1300. Approximately 55% recipes are vegetarian, making LCHF/Keto easy for vegetarians also.
Although site is responsive right from 2014, we activated PWA for native app like experience.
Added integrated Recipes posting with automated computation of proximates, minerals, vitamins etc.
Integrated admin control for adding Nutrition facts database. Added close to 200 missing items from NIN Hyderabad data.
Launched dLife FoodLog with Nutrition facts database of 8000 items. Includes USDA and NIN Hyderabad data.
Provision of sharing dLife DataLog data with a user group or a given set of users added to dLife DataLog.
Launched the front-end of the site to move from being just a forum to a full-fledged community site.
Auto reply to Intro thread, containing links to get started. Helps in getting to most important sections of the community.
Automated Private Message with important instructions and details to help get started on interaction & access to contents.
Custom-built Referral Marketing module was integrated.
Provision to upload a maximum of 20 PDF files of 5 MB each was added to the dLife DataLog module.
This feature was implemented on request from one of the Premium members.
Forum was switched to Paid Model and was under beta testing till January 2nd, 2018 midnight. Stable, thereafter.
Before switching to PAID model, we decided to integrate a custom mlog & track utility that we called dLife DataLog.
Before switching to Paid model, we integrated PayuMoney.com payment gateway to the forum to handle online payments in Indian currency.
dLife.in Forum was launched on 21st August 2014, with bare minimum content.