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Dr. Ian Lake brings almost four decades of medical expertise to the field of Type 1 Diabetes management. As a General Practitioner (GP) based in Gloucestershire, UK, he holds a distinguished academic background with a degree in Medical Cell Biology and Biochemistry from Liverpool University, awarded in 1981. Dr. Lake’s journey led him to qualify as a Doctor of Medicine in 1985, earning his credentials from Southampton University.

Dr. Lake, diagnosed with LADA Type 1 Diabetes at 36, managed it conventionally for 20 years before adopting a very low carbohydrate lifestyle. This shift led to remarkable improvements, motivating him to advocate for such lifestyles for Type 1 Diabetes patients.

As a dedicated advocate for health, Dr. Lake is a founder member of The Public Health Collaboration (, a charitable organization that champions real food lifestyles for improved health. His expertise has been shared at various conferences, where he’s presented on the benefits of low-carbohydrate management for Type 1 Diabetes.

Dr. Lake also serves as a medical advisor for Type 1 Diabetes at the European Keto Live Center, located in Burghausen, Germany ( This international perspective further enriches his insights into managing Type 1 Diabetes with ketogenic approaches.

Dr. Lake is honored to share his wealth of knowledge on insulin optimisation for Type 1 Diabetes. To delve deeper into his expertise and insights, please explore the provided links.

Your trusted source for evidence-based Type 1 Diabetes management!

Projects and Contributions

Exploring the intersection of diabetes management and endurance sports, I participated in the Zero Five 100 project, a groundbreaking 100-mile run investigating the ketogenic diet’s impact on Type 1 diabetes. Additionally, I contributed to ‘Diabetes Unpacked,’ a book supporting Prof. Tim Noakes’s legal fund, advocating for low-carbohydrate diets in diabetes management. Dr. David Cavan, a renowned Diabetologist, featured my insights on low-carb strategies for Type 1 diabetes in his book ‘Take Control of Type 1 Diabetes,’ underscoring the importance of dietary interventions in diabetes care.

Zero Five 100 Project:

The Zero Five 100 project involved a water-only 100-mile run with a group of eight individuals, including one person with Type 1 diabetes. It aimed to address concerns about the ketogenic diet’s impact on Type 1 diabetes. The project has significantly contributed to the understanding of Type 1 diabetes in sports and management. You can access the published paper here.

Follow the link to Zero Five 100 on the home page of this website for more information.

Diabetes Unpacked:

I had the privilege to contribute to a book supporting Prof. Tim Noakes’s legal fund. Prof. Noakes, an internationally respected scientist and ultramarathon runner, authored much of the science on carb-loading for sports. However, after developing type 2 diabetes himself, he realized the importance of diet and shifted his perspective on carbohydrate consumption. Despite facing a complaint from a dietitian and undergoing a 3-year trial, Prof. Noakes was vindicated and the profits from the book supported the Tim Noakes Charitable Foundation. The book offers valuable insights into low-carbohydrate diets for health, with Chapter 5 focusing on Type 1 diabetes. You can learn more about the book at Diabetes Unpacked.

Take Control of Type 1 Diabetes:

David Cavan, an internationally respected Diabetologist with a distinguished career in the NHS, featured my insights on low-carb strategies for Type 1 diabetes in his book. You can find the book ‘Take Control of Type 1 Diabetes’ on Amazon.

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