Sugar - Dr David Unwin

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Dr David Unwin is a low-carb, low-sugar advocate GP based in Southport in the United Kingdom. After over 25 years of attempting to treat diabetes by conventional methods, Dr Unwin was introduced to low-carb nutrition through one of his patients and the website

From this revelation, Dr Unwin now ignores official advice and treats his patients with a low-carbohydrate diet. Since adopting the approach, his practice now spends £50,000 less each year on drugs for diabetes than is average for his area.

Dr Unwin is the RCGP National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity & Diabetes and a Clinical Expert in diabetes. In 2015 he won the North West NHS ‘Innovator of the Year Award’, and in 2016 he won the National NHS ‘Innovator of the Year Award’ for treating diabetes with a low carbohydrate approach.

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