In 2016 he won the prestigious NHS Innovator of the Year award for his work with diabetes patients. On top of that, Dr. Unwin is the medical advisor at the popular Low Carb Program and is doing his best to spread knowledge about low carb among doctors, dietitians and nurses.
In 2017/18, his practice saved £57,000 on drugs for type 2 diabetes, hypertension and other conditions by offering patients a dietary alternative to medications.
Recently Dr. Unwin was named the ninth most influential general practitioner in the UK by GP magazine Pulse. Moreover, he is Clinical Expert in Diabetes at Fellowship of the UK Royal College of General Practitioners where he was elected as a Fellow 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 management of type 2 diabetes in adults.
Also make sure to check out Dr. Unwin’s Twitter.
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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