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David Cavan Author and Physician Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre

Dr David Cavan is one of the UK’s leading experts on diabetes self-management. He worked for 17 years as a consultant at the highly-regarded Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre.

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Around ten years ago he began to explore the role of diet in type 2 diabetes and formulated his thinking that a low carbohydrate diet could be beneficial in type 2 diabetes, and also in type 1 diabetes. He published ‘Reverse your diabetes: the step by step plan to take control of type 2 diabetes’ in 2014, and has just published ‘Take control of type 1 diabetes’, both books combining his expertise in self-management and his experience in advising low carbohydrate diets.

In 2013 he moved to Brussels where he worked for three years as the Director of Policy for the International Diabetes Federation, where he became aware of the huge toll of diabetes in many countries across the globe. In 2017 he returned to the UK, working as an independent consultant supporting the development of diabetes services in the UK and overseas. One of his first projects took him to Bermuda which has a 13% prevalence of diabetes and where he set up a programme to support people in making lifestyle changes to promote reversal of type 2 diabetes.