Carbs, how to explain their effects on the body to improve clinical outcomes

The different macronutrients proteins, fats and carbohydrates are handled differently by the body. Much of the metabolism of carbohydrates in health as well as disease can be better understood from the actions of the hormone insulin. Can we better explain these actions to our patients to improve both dietary choices and clinical outcomes for type 2 diabetes, hypertension, central obesity and lipid profiles?

Learning outcomes:

  • To help non-specialist and primary care professionals better understand what is happening in our bodies when different carbohydrate foods are consumed using the model of the physiology of insulin
  • The main outcome being that attendees are better equipped to explain this process to the people in their care, enabling better dietary choices
  • How to help patients who prefer lifestyle medicine to lifelong medication for type 2 diabetes, hypertriglyceridemia or essential hypertension
  • To answer the question why morbidly obese patients are genuinely hungry despite huge reserves of fat as a potential energy supply

Tuesday 29 October 2019

12:00 - 12:40

Nutrition & Lifestyle

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FRCGP, RCGP National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity & Diabetes, RCGP clinical expert in diabetes, Ambassador for the APPG for Diabetes