For Professionals

If you are a health care professional and you don’t know quite where to begin, we have listed a few of our top recommendations as to where to start. We have kept this list deliberately short.

De-prescribing

Perhaps the most important topic for health care professionals is de-prescribing for T2DM patients. The real food, low carb approach can be so effective that patients can become over-medicated & run the risk of hypoglycaemia if they are on insulin or sulfonylureas if they are not being monirotred carefully. There is also the potential rare complication of a normoglycaemic ketoacidosis if patients go low carb & remain on their SLGT2 inhibitors.

Please have a look at this paper, published in the BJGP, which as far as we are concerned is the definitive guide on this subject.

Getting started

Another excellent paper: “A clinician’s guide to inpatient low carbohydrate diets for remission of type 2 diabetes” gives a great overview for clinicians in an outpatient setting too. In particular, we recommend pages p 14-21, which addresses the real basics and many FAQs that clinicians commonly have (e.g. regarding concerns about saturated fat etc).

If you are looking for a bit more detail, then please have a look at the excellent Society of Metabolic Heath Practitioners’ Clinical Guidelines for Therapeutic Carbohydrate Restriction.

Finally, if you are looking for a bit of inspiration, if you haven’t seen it before, we highly recommend spending 18 minutes watching this TED Talk by Dr Sarah Hallberg.

That’s all for now!