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'He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope' Samuel Coleridge 1772-1834 Feb 17, 2014
- Southport GP was last seen:
- Dec 21, 2019
- Family doctor
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- I do not have diabetes
I wonder if patients are not always encouraged enough with a good diet before starting medication? This has caused me to research the lower carb higher fat diet. I have been on it a year now and love it. I have also been busy doing a study on the diets effects on patients with an elevated HBA1c which has just passed peer review and will be published by Practical Diabetes in March 2014
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In general it's difficult for me to comment on specific cases as its ethically dodgy ground for any doctor. My aim is to show there are doctors who support the low carb approach and to supply evidence for folk to take to their own doctors As part of this I think we are in partnership with our patients and should work with them rather than lecture!!
I am dyslexic so apologise now for any typos also for the fact I cannot enter into the specifics of any particular cases.
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Low carbohydrate diet to achieve weight loss and improve HbA1c in type 2 diabetes and pre‐diabetes: experience from one general practice. Practical Diabetes. Unwin D, Unwin J. 2014;31(2):76http://www.practicaldiabetes.com/SpringboardWebApp/userfiles/espdi/file/March%202014/PP%20Unwin%20final%20proofs%20revised.pdf
Diabesity; Perhaps we can make a difference after all? Diabesity in PracticeVol No.4 2014 UnwinDJhttp://www.diabesityinpractice.co.uk/media/content/_master/3963/files/pdf/dip3-4-131-4.pdfA patient request for some ‘deprescribing’. DJ Unwin & SM Tobin. BMJ2015; 351doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h4023(Published 03 August 2015) This is about how diet can help a patient who wants to come off his medication for diabetes do it safely http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/bmj.h4023?ijkey=AN2nBwW6h3wuQJK&keytype=ref
- Raised GGT levels, Diabetes and NAFLD: Is dietary carbohydrate a link? Primary care pilot of a low carbohydrate dietDavid J. Unwin1, Daniel J. Cuthbertson2, Richard Feinman3 & Victoria S. Sprung2.Diabesity in Practice;September 2015 http://bit.ly/1NYsS6x