Beyond Medicine: Dr. David Unwin's Approach to Type 2 Diabetes

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This week on the podcast I speak to Dr David Unwin about his phenomenal work in the medical space with reversing type 2 diabetes. He works at the Norwood NHS Surgery in Southport near Liverpool, UK where he has cared for the same population since 1986 as a family doctor. Along the way he has received both criticism for his approach and accolades for it, being the winner of prestigious awards for his effectiveness. Mikki and Dr Unwin chat about his approach and its success on today’s podcast.

Dr David Unwin is an internationally renowned family doctor at the Norwood NHS Surgery in Southport near Liverpool, UK, for using a carbohydrate-reduction approach with his patients with prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes.
For the past few years, David has been a UK Royal College of General Practitioners expert clinical advisor on diabetes. As a result of his interests in both better communication with patients and Type 2 diabetes he was made Royal College of General Practice National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity & Diabetes in 2015. In 2016 he was the proud UK National winner of the NHS Innovator of The Year Award for published research into lifestyle changes; working with patients’ personal health goals as an alternative to drug therapy in type 2 diabetes –so that his GP practice spends £68,000 per year less than expected on drugs for diabetes.

David Unwin