Archive - August 2018

Dr Ian Lake completes 730-mile run in 5 weeks to demonstrate effectiveness of low carb in type 1 diabetes

Dr Ian Lake is a 59-year-old GP and has lived with type 1 diabetes for 23 years. For the first 20 years he was on a conventional diet. After starting to get diabetes complications, he converted to a very low carbohydrate diet with transformative results.

For the last three years, while following a low carb lifestyle, all of his HbA1c readings have been in the non-diabetic range and for the last 18 months, all but one of his HbA1c reading have been in the normal population range.

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‘Low carb’ mortality study asks bigger questions than gives answers

A study has been released which appears to show an association between lower carb diets and a higher risk of mortality.

There have been some provocative headlines in certain media write-ups, such as “Low-carb diets shorten life expectancy”, but this kind of message cannot be backed up by the study.

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Meet Evelyn Riddell: the model with type 1 diabetes raising awareness and breaking the stigma

Last month the American Eagle-owned brand Aerie was praised for launching a new lingerie campaign featuring female models with disabilities and chronic illnesses.

One of the models featured is Evelyn Riddell. Evelyn has type 1 diabetes and wears an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor in her photos.

We were fortunate enough to chat with Evelyn and ask her about her experience as a model with type 1.

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