For nearly two decades, he worked as a consultant physician at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, where he oversaw the development of education programmes for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. He was also the chair of the Education and Psychosocial Care Section of Diabetes UK, where he contributed to the development of the National Service Framework for Diabetes.
In 2013, he moved to Brussels to work for three years as the Director of Policy and Programmes at the International Diabetes Federation. His main responsibility there was overseeing projects and programmes that addressed the different needs of people with diabetes at a global level.
He has now returned to the UK as an independent consultant to work on different diabetes-related projects, while also resuming clinical practice.
Dr. Cavan’s books:1
- Reverse Your Diabetes: the step by step plan to take control of type 2 diabetes
- Reverse Your Diabetes Diet: take control of type 2 diabetes with 60 quick-and-easy recipes
- Take Control of Type 1 Diabetes: a comprehensive guide to self-management and staying well
Medically reviewed evidence-based guides
Potential conflicts of interest
Updated August 13, 2019.
Dr. Cavan receives royalty income from book sales and income as a physician and educator. Like other coworkers, Dr. Cavan will get the option to become a co-owner in the Diet Doctor company.
Dr. Cavan receives no funding from industry or any other sources.
He eats a liberal low-carbohydrate diet.