On Sunday 10 May, Diabetes.co.uk will be conducting a Q&A with Dr. David Cavan, author of Reverse Your Diabetes: The Step-By-Step Plan to Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes.

In his previous role as a Consulting Physician at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, Dr. Cavan developed an expertise in all aspects of diabetes managements, particularly the intensive management of type 1 diabetes using multiple injections and pump therapy, and dietary management of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Cavan also worked on the development of self-management education programmes, such as BERTIE (for people with type 1 diabetes) and the BDEC e-learning programme.

In 2013, Dr. Cavan joined the International Diabetes Federation as Director of Policy and Programmes, where he works to improve care and education for people with diabetes throughout the world.

Dr. Cavan will be answering questions from the diabetes community live from 7pm-8pm (1900-2000). Questions can be posted in advance on the diabetes forum, or posted to the Facebook and Twitter feed during the live session.

Reverse Your Diabetes

2014 saw the publication of Reverse Your Diabetes: The Step-by-Step Plan to Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes. In the book, Dr. Cavan provides a clear, simple programme – based on the latest medical research – to reverse type 2 diabetes. The book covers diet, exercise, medication, the importance of family support, and just about every other type 2 diabetes-related topic you can think of.

One of the key aspects of Dr. Cavan’s plan is a carb-restricted diet, similar to the Mediterranean diet, which has proven popular among Diabetes.co.uk forum members. Dr. Cavan argues that the carb-restricted diet is, in most cases, the most effective diet for reversing and managing type 2 diabetes.

Reverse Your Diabetes also promotes self-monitoring of blood glucose for people with type 2 diabetes as a means of effectively designing a diet that works for you.

You can purchase a copy of Reverse Your Diabetes here.

If you want to ask Dr. Cavan a question, send it over and log on before 1900 on Sunday 10 May for the live Q&A.

Diabetes.co.uk has been conducting monthly Q&A sessions throughout 2015, giving users the chance to ask diabetes-related questions to experts such as doctors, nutritionists and, and dietitians. At the end of April, Diabetes.co.uk held a live Q&A with mindfulness expert Dav Panesar, in which he answered questions about diabetes-related stress and emotional difficulties.

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