A thread about the low carb approach to managing T2D & obesity

I'm an NHS GP and I'm keen to share this with other GPs, nurses & dietitians because this approach really works

It's MUCH more effective than our previous approaches

I wish we'd worked it out years ago

At my surgery, we have many patients who are turning their lives around simply by cutting out sugar, processed food and starchy carbs.

We're seeing several success stories every week.

Here's one from this week 👇

Here's another from this week 👇

and behind each graph of falling HbA1c or weight is a personal story of

💪beating cravings

😊improved self esteem

😴🦵🫁👃and numerous physical symptoms that have improved or disappeared.

Our team is fired up by this approach

Fantastic to see the nurses enjoying their work,
feeling like they're making a difference to their patients' lives

This is one of our nurses yesterday, justifiably proud of her work having helped a patient to achieve T2 remission

So to GPs, nurses, dietitians,

If you're not already using a low carb approach for your patients with


(we've also noticed it's good for IBS, sleep apnoea & migraine)

I can highly recommend giving it a try.


There is also a great course available here 👇


👇Important paper about the trailblazing work on this at Norwood Surgery in Southport by @lowcarbGP


There's lots of help available.

is a charity dedicated to improving public health away from the influence of the Food and Pharmaceutical Industries.

See below a growing team of ambassadors already helping people improve their health

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I've been an NHS doctor for 19 years.

During that time we've seen some amazing developments in diabetes care including some exciting technology such as continuous glucose monitoring, insulin pumps and transplant surgery.

We've seen the arrival of many new drugs to add to our tool box for managing patients with this chronic condition.

Also very low calorie diets and bariatric surgery.

And diabetes prevention programmes to help delay the progression from pre-diabetes to established T2.

A long time ago, as an SHO in diabetes/endocrinology, I remember thinking how strange it was that we prescribed increasing doses of insulin to patients who struggled with their weight.

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A thread about covid & how improving our metabolic health might help👇

I'm an NHS GP with an interest in T2 diabetes.

It's been clear since early in the pandemic that people with poor metabolic health, particularly T2D, obesity & high BP are at an increased risk.

Suspicious that SARS-CoV-2 thrives in elevated blood sugar, I've been advising my patients to make some simple dietary changes:

2. AVOID PROCESSED FOOD (it's high in sugar & other unhealthy stuff)
3. REDUCE CARBS (carbs convert to sugar in the body)

I've seen some really impressive results:

❤️Reduced Blood Pressure
💉 Improved Blood Sugar
⚖️ significant weight improvement

Some have put their T2D into remission 👏

I'm hopeful their improved metabolic health will reduce their risk of severe infection 💪

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23 Aug
Dear reasonable people,

7 years ago @lowcarbGP discovered an approach that actually helped his patients to regain their health and quality of life.

These are just some of his remarkable results👇

I can't think of any other approach that achieves this and saves the NHS £££
He has achieved this by helping people with T2 diabetes/obesity to understand that carbs are broken down into sugar which puts on weight & damages organs

He produced these sugar infographics which led to many penny drop moments helping patients to make important dietary changes
Here are just a few of the many UK health professionals who are seeing similarly fantastic results by recommending a low carb lifestyle to their patients

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