Low carb online course to discuss type 2 management and prevention
The role a low carb diet can play in managing and reversing type 2 diabetes will be discussed at a forthcoming online course for healthcare professionals.
Entitled ‘Low Carb Management of Type 2 Diabetes‘ the one-day event will take place on Saturday, November 28 and has been designed specifically for all primary care and specialist healthcare professionals involved in the management of people with diabetes.
Organised by Dr David Cavan, Consultant Endocrinologist and author on a series of self-management books for people with diabetes, it will provide evidence on the effectiveness of how a low carb intervention can benefit those with type 2 diabetes.
Over the course of the day Dr Cavan will present a series of case studies and provide practical information about the best way to introduce a low carb approach as a management option to people with type 2 diabetes.
Dr Cavan said: “Most healthcare professionals have been trained to recommend a low-fat high carbohydrate diet to people with diabetes. Increasingly, it is recognised that this approach is not always effective.
“Specialist societies such as Diabetes UK, the British Dietetic Association, the American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes now recognise that a low carb diet can be an effective option in the management of diabetes.”
Dietitian Tara Kelly and practice nurse Gayle Gerry, who both have extensive expertise in low carb management of diabetes, will also share their knowledge.
The interactive sessions will cover topics including adjusting medication on a low carb diet, how to support people in initiating and maintaining a low carb diet and the best way to integrate the diet into the diabetes service.
Places are limited, so those who wish sign up should click here.