Low Carb and Type 2 Diabetes – a simple(ish) summary of our new position statement

16th January 2020

Last week we launched a new position statement, looking at the evidence for using low carb diets for the management of Type 2 diabetes. This week's blog takes this position statement, and breaks it down into simpler and easier to understand language

16 January 2020/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (233)
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X-PERT Position Statement: Low Carbohydrate Dietary Approaches and Type 2 Diabetes

Although carbohydrate restriction is not a new approach for the management of Type 2 diabetes, interest in its safety and efficacy has increased significantly in recent years. The purpose of the current position statement is to summarise the key relevant research in this area and to clearly set out the position of X-PERT Health on the use of low carbohydrate dietary approaches (LCDs) in this population.

06 January 2020/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (2)
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Research suggests blood pressure medication should be taken in the evening

18th November 2019

Findings from a recent study suggests that blood pressure meds are more effective when taken in the evening, findings that might have implications for lots of people

18 November 2019/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (748)
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Low carb and Type 2 diabetes – the underappreciated importance of reduced medication requirements

14th November 2019

In people with Type 2 diabetes, much of the research on low carb diets suggests it is better in the short term but that there is little difference in outcomes compared to other ways of eating over a longer duration. But these studies often don't consider the different impact these diets have on medication needs, an omission that may have a major influence on the conclusions.

14 November 2019/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (1176)
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One size doesn’t fit all (revisited) – how far have we come?

It's becoming more and more accepted that different dietary approaches suit different people, but how close are we to being able to tell which is the "right" approach for which person? This week's blog takes a look.

18 July 2019/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (934)
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American Diabetes Association Nutrition Recommendations: One Size Doesn’t Fit All (and Low Carb is One of the Sizes that Might Fit)!

23rd May 2019

In April 2019 a new report from the American Diabetes Association set out their position on dietary advice for people with prediabetes or diabetes. We take a brief look at some of the key points, and how this compares to what is recommended in the UK

23 May 2019/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (1118)
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X-PERT Position Statement: Very Low Energy Diets for Type 2 Diabetes Remission

The ability of a very low energy diet (VLED) to lead to the remission of Type 2 diabetes has been demonstrated by the Diabetes UK funded DiRECT study, with follow up results published in March 2019 demonstrating that 36% of participants were in remission after two years. Based on these results, and the publicity they have received, X-PERT Health feel it is important to set out our position on this subject.

29 March 2019/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (0)
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Quality over quantity? Why the need for nutrients might trump the need for energy when it comes to what causes hunger

31st January 2019

Controlling hunger is essential for anyone who wants to manage their health and weight, but the important role of the quality of food in this is often not considered. This week's blog takes a look at the key causes of hunger, and how the nutrient content of the foods you eat may be the missing piece in helping you control yours.

31 January 2019/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (991)
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“Keep your waist to less than half your height”: why the waist to height ratio deserves more credit

29th November 2018

The impact of being overweight or obese on health is well known, but some of the most widely used ways of measuring this are often criticised. Finding a simple to use and easy to understand marker of obesity can be an important step in helping an individual understand their own health risk, and one possible solution is the waist to height ratio (WHtR).

29 November 2018/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (2793)
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Sweet e-vape? Are e-cigarettes the solution for smoking cessation?

4th October 2018

The use of e-cigarettes as a tool for helping people quit smoking is still considered controversial by some people, despite many important institutions supporting their use. So are the fears founded, or should we be promoting vaping as a suitable solution?

04 October 2018/Author: Sean Wheatley/Number of views (1081)
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