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New type 1 diabetes guide published

By Editor
30th May 2018
Type 1 diabetes

A new practical guide for adults with type 1 diabetes has been published in partnership with award-winning online forum diabetes.co.uk.

The bookTake Control of Type 1 Diabetes: A comprehensive guide to self-management and staying well’ written by Dr David Cavan presents invaluable advice that will offer “genuine hope” to adults with type 1 diabetes and their families, the authors said.

The book highlights six principles that are “invaluable to anyone newly diagnosed or struggling to manage their diabetes”, diabetes.co.uk added.

Dr Cavan has more than 25 years working as a diabetes doctor. He was a consultant physician at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre for 17 years and in November 2013 moved to Brussels to take up the role of Director of Policy and Programmes at the International Diabetes Federation.

In 2016, he returned to UK as an independent consultant to work on a variety of diabetes-related projects, while also returning to clinical practice.  Dr Cavan oversees a diabetes programme in Bermuda and also works part time as an NHS consultant in Brighton.

He said: “My aim is to reduce the impact of diabetes for individuals who have, or are at risk of developing diabetes, as well as on communities by supporting projects that help improve diabetes services.”

In 2013, also in partnership with Diabetes.co.uk, he also published Reverse Your Diabetes: The step-by-step plan to take control of type 2 diabetes.

The latest book is available fromThursday June 7, priced at £14.99 from diabetes.co.uk/shop.

It comes as diabetes.co.uk this month announced its new Type 1 Program. Healthcare professionals and people with diabetes are being encouraged to register their interest in the programme.

It comes off the back of the successful award-winning Low Carb Program, which was mainly developed to help people with type 2 diabetes and has so far saved the NHS more than £7 million in prescription costs. Diabetes.co.uk won the inaugural National Business Award for Positive Social Impact Award in 2016 for the impact of the programme.

diabetes.co.uk is the award-winning leading online forum for diabetics worldwide, receiving over 2.2 million unique users per month. Diabetes.co.uk offers support, advice, practical information and education to those affected by diabetes. The website has proven to positively influence health outcomes and addresses the enormous diabetes pandemic which costs $673bn a year globally and claims a life from a diabetes-related death every six seconds.

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