December 7


169: Dr David Cavan – Taking Control of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

December 7, 2023

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169: Dr David Cavan - Taking Control of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Dr David Cavan

 Dr David Cavan has worked as an endocrinologist, specialising in diabetes in Dorset, UK since 1996. From 2013-2016 he was Director of Policy at the International Diabetes Federation and since then has worked on diabetes projects and professional training in Bermuda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo. 

He has always prioritised patient education and has developed in-person and online education programmes and authored several books for people with diabetes. 

He has a particular interest in supporting people to make sustainable lifestyle changes, including carbohydrate restriction, to help manage type 1 diabetes and reverse type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.


Link to Show Notes on Website


Dr David’s Books

Reverse Your Diabetes: The Step-by-Step Plan to Take Control of Type 2 Diabetes – Dr David Cavan

Reverse your diabetes diet (2016) – Currently not available on

Take Control of Type 1 Diabetes: A comprehensive guide to self-management and staying well

The Low-Carb Diabetes Cookbook: 100 delicious recipes to help control type 1 and reverse type 2 diabetes

How To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes and Prediabetes: The Definitive Guide from the World-renowned Diabetes Expert 


Dr David’s Top Tips

  1. Do your best to cut out sugar.
  2. If you have Type 2 Diabetes – if you can afford it use a constant glucose monitor.
  3. We are all human, if you go back to eating things that make your sugar go up, don’t beat yourself up. Use it as an opportunity to learn what triggered you to eat it and what could you do differently?


Resources Mentioned

Type 1 Grit FB Group

Escape The Diet Trap – Dr John Briffa

Connect with Dr David Cavan on social media


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  • Just listened to the podcast with Dr David Cavan
    I absolutely loved it
    To start with David is a uk consultant and I always get excited when this happens
    I had never heard of Dr David Cavan before but he has a wealth of knowledge and the history to go with it
    I found it so restorative in reaffirming my faith in my lowcarb lifestyle
    Especially after this time of year when we are discouraged by those around us the we are in the festive season. Most peeps will adopt the “I don’t care now it’s Christmas. Wait until the new year”. Approach
    I would definitely recommend this podcast to anyone

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