In 2015, Dr. Unwin was made a UK Royal College of General Practitioners expert clinical advisor in 2015 for his dedicated efforts within the areas of patient communication and type 2 diabetes.
Then, in 2016, Dr. Unwin won the prestigious NHS Innovator of the Year award for his work with diabetes patients.
From 2017 to 2018, his practice saved £57,000 on drugs for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and other conditions by offering patients a dietary alternative to medications.
Also in 2018, Dr. Unwin was named the ninth most influential general practitioner in the UK by GP magazine Pulse. Moreover, he is a clinical expert in Diabetes at Fellowship of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners where he was elected as a Fellow back in 2008.
Dr. Unwin has also written several peer-reviewed papers to strengthen the science behind low-carb diets.1
In collaboration with Dr. Unwin, we have created a free video course for doctors with practical tips about using low carb with patients. Dr. Unwin has also published a free and popular 20 minutes long Royal College of General Practice screencast about the management of type 2 diabetes in adults.
Make sure to check out Dr. Unwin’s Twitter, where he has over 50,000 folllowers.
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Potential conflicts of interest
Updated August 11, 2019.
Dr. Unwin has been on a low-carb diet since 2012 and worked as a UK NHS General Practitioner since 1986. He has other unpaid, voluntary roles for:
- Royal College of General Practitioners (UK), as a clinical expert in diabetes.
- All-Party Parliamentary Group on Diabetes (UK), an ambassador.
- The Public Health Collaboration, a charity working towards better public health, an advisor.
- Queenscourt Hospice, Southport UK, Trustee.
- NNEdPro Cambridge (Need for Nutrition Education / Innovation Programme), senior Collaborator
- Diabetes.co.uk, an advisor.
No other potential conflicts of interest.
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2019: Substantial and sustained improvements in blood pressure, weight and lipid profiles from a carbohydrate-restricted diet: an observational study of insulin-resistant patients in primary care