Type 1 Keto

Dr Ian Lake

I have been a GP for 35 years and work in Gloucestershire. I am concentrating the rest of my career around promoting knowledge of keto diets to both healthcare professionals and people with Type 1 themselves.  I have a degree in Medical Cell Biology and Biochemistry from Liverpool University and qualified as a Doctor in 1985 from Southampton University.

I was diagnosed with LADA Type 1 Diabetes, aged 36. I managed it with a DAFNE style approach for the first 20 years and changed to a very low carb four years ago. I had such dramatic results that I decided to dedicate my time to get the information about low carbohydrate lifestyles to those with Type 1 themselves.

I am a founder member of The Public Health Collaboration www.phcuk.org.uk, which is a charity dedicated to promoting a real food lifestyle for health. I have spoken on low-carb management of Type 1 diabetes at various conferences.

I am a medical advisor for Type 1 diabetes to the European Keto Live Center

You can access my work through the following links.

YouTube. I am a founder member of The Public Health Collaboration. I am fortunate to be able to present my learning on low carb in Type 1 diabetes; these links go to my talks.

2016 Type 1 Diabetes from both sides of the consulting room

2017 Type 1 should claim their right to a normal blood glucose

2018 Type 1 diabetes. The elephant in the room

2019 Low Carb in the Keto Era: Respecting Insulin

Other online resources;

2020 Nutricia Keto Conference. 

2020 Interview about Zerofive100 Project

2020 Interview about zerofive100 with Asweetlife

Diabetes Unpacked Book. I was privileged to contribute to a book in support of Prof. Tim Noakes’s legal fund. You might know Tim Noakes. He is a highly respected scientist internationally and also an ultramarathon runner. He wrote most of the science about carb-loading for sport. However, when he developed type 2 diabetes himself, he realised that he could not outrun his condition and that diet was essential. He changed his mind about his belief in carbs for energy as he became aware of the benefits of low carb lifestyles. He received a complaint from a dietitian in his home country of South Africa about his advice and underwent a 3-year trial with his professional organisation. He won the case and has since received an apology. The appeal was rejected too. So the profits from the book all went to the Tim Noakes’ Charitable Foundation. The book is an excellent read on all aspects of low carb for health. I wrote chapter 5 on Type 1 diabetes.

Take Control of Type 1 Diabetes. David Cavan. Dr. Cavan is an internationally respected Diabetologist and had a long career in the NHS. He included me in his section on low carb for Type 1 diabetes.

Diet Doctor Interview. I gave a short interview to Diet Doctor for their information on Type1 diabetes