Dr. David Cavan, MD

Dr-Cavan-600bDr. David Cavan, MD, is an experienced diabetes physician who has expertise in all areas of diabetes management. He is especially interested in supporting lifestyle change to manage and reverse type 2 diabetes, and in intensive management of type 1 diabetes including insulin pump therapy. He is an active promoter of self-management and has been working extensively on the development of education programs for people with diabetes. Cavan has authored three books on self-management of type 2 and type 1 diabetes.

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.

In 2017 he was closely involved in the development of Diabetes Reversal Programme in Bermuda that has proven to be successful.

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

You can learn more on Dr. Cavan’s website and find him on Twitter and LinkedIn.


What you need to know about insulin resistance
How low carb is low carb?
Type 1 diabetes – how to control your blood sugar with fewer carbs
Six principles of successful self-management of type 1 diabetes
Preventing type 2 diabetes requires transformation of our environments
We need to talk more about reversal of type 2 diabetes
Starting low carb or keto with diabetes medications
Low-carb fruits and berries – the best and the worst
How low carb is low carb?

Medically reviewed evidence-based guides

Type 1 diabetes – how to control your blood sugar with fewer carbs

What you need to know about insulin resistance

Starting low carb or keto with diabetes medications

How low carb is low carb?

Low-carb fruits and berries

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.


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