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'De-prescribing' advice for GPs when patients adopt low carb to manage diabetes

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Dark Horse, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    The British Journal of General Practice have just published an article entitled, "Adapting diabetes medication for low carbohydrate management of type 2 diabetes: a practical guide". One of the authors is David Unwin.
    https://bjgp.org/content/69/684/360


    (The title should read GPs not Gps!) - Now corrected with the help of @Tipetoo .
     
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    #1 Dark Horse, Jul 19, 2019 at 7:32 PM
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  2. copilost

    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    oh I thought it was so they could find their patients :)
     
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  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    You can edit the title so it is correct.
     
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  4. copilost

    copilost Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is very good news and might be an indicator that the dietary advice supertanker could be changing course.....
     
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  5. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    @Dark Horse

    Thank you!
    Very useful doc to offer T2s new to LC, either for their own understanding, or for them to show their health care professional when they discuss LC with them.
    Have saved the link. :)
     
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  6. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, but I was only able to edit the body of the post and couldn't see how to edit the title.
     
  7. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    At the top of your thread is Thread Tools click on it and you will get a drop down box, click on Edit Title. If GP's comes back out as Gps put a space beteween them.

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  8. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting. One wonders if this (until now) has been a reason for many GP’s to avoid recommending the LCHF solution.

    ( I see they term LCD as < 130 grams of carbs per day ).
     
  9. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    A good article. I spotted Dr David Unwin as one of the authors.
     
  10. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    The section on Competing Interests is enlightening. :D
     
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    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    It's noteworthy, the article can be viewed in PDF format, for easy printing.
     
  12. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Great news. Every gp surgery in the country should be hand delivered a copy of this, along with Dr Unwins low carb training package.
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I consider myself to be low carb and I tend to average between 100 - 130g per day.
     
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  14. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Me too.
     
  15. Cocosilk

    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    This link should be in a sticky thread for quick access for newbies who have adopted a very low carb diet after coming to this site and seeing the success stories but whose GPs and dietician aren't sure about very low carb diets.

    I was interested to see if, when going very low carb and then higher fat or even keto whether there would be any official recommendation for supplements of any kind or check ups and maybe blood tests to see if electrolytes levels are balanced or if anything else is lacking after a few months of very low carb.
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Edit: Ooops - ignore me. Only just realised it's a T2 thread. Sorrry.
     
  17. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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