How to take control of type 2 diabetes


How to take control of type 2 diabetes

Dawn Gay reviews a pair of books that give patients a step-by-step approach to managing their diabetes

‘Reverse Your Diabetes’ and ‘Reverse Your Diabetes Diet’ are written by Dr David Cavan, one of the UK’s foremost experts on diabetes self-management, in association with the leading diabetes online forum, The first book gives patients advice on how to reverse diabetes and the new sequel follows on with recipes and diet advice.

‘Reverse Your Diabetes’ provides information and support to take control of type 2 diabetes and, potentially, to reverse it. Based on the latest research, the programme outlined in the book recommends the key steps needed to turn around a patient’s health. It also tackles myths and misconceptions around the condition. There are tips on what to eat, activities, monitoring progress and committing to change.

In ‘Reverse Your Diabetes Diet’, Dr Cavan shows how a person with diabetes can modify their diet to help stabilise blood glucose levels in 60 easy recipes. This sequel is based on the latest scientific research, which shows that weight loss and reducing visceral fat, combined with an increase in physical activity, can potentially reverse type 2 diabetes.

These two books are written in association with Europe’s largest and fastest growing community website and forum for people with diabetes – They are available for a subsidised price of £15.00 for the pair at

Dr Cavan has worked for 17 years as consultant physician at the Bournemouth Diabetes and Endocrine Centre, one of the leading diabetes centres in the UK. He has also been clinical director of medicine at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and chair of the Education and Psychosocial section of Diabetes UK, where he contributed to the development of the National Service Framework for Diabetes.

In 2013, he moved to Brussels to become director of policy and programmes at the International Diabetes Federation, which has a mission to promote diabetes care and prevention, and to search for a worldwide cure. In this role he oversees a global network of programmes to promote improved care and education for people with diabetes, as well as prevention of type 2 diabetes. 

Reverse Your Diabetes, by Dr David Cavan. £12.08. Vermilion. ISBN 978-0091948252
Reverse Your Diabetes Diet, by Dr David Cavan. £7.69. Vermilion. ISBN 978-0091948

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