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Discover Type 1 diabetes insulin optimization at Combe Grove Health and Wellbeing Centre in Bath.

This is a comprehensive, holistic course to manage type 1 diabetes better. Everything is based on sound science, and training will be to a high level so that people living with type 1 diabetes will feel empowered to continue their type 1 diabetes journey in full control of all aspects of the condition

Why are we offering this?

Type 1 diabetes is characterised by the body’s inability to make insulin. People with type 1 must replace the hormone insulin, so this is effectively a hormone replacement therapy. However, the problem is that the method of replacement does not mimic precisely the natural situation in the body. Insulin is a remarkable, life-saving medicine, but there is a tendency to use too much, and this can unbalance the body. Read on..   

 Insulin is a fundamental metabolic energy regulator that significantly affects overall health. The body’s requirements for insulin change constantly, not just in relation to food but also to other lifestyle factors. The balance is very sensitive and involves multiple biochemical pathways. We believe that because of this, the principle of therapy is to use insulin wisely and as in tune with the body as we can. If we can understand how insulin works in the body, we can then understand how to live a lifestyle that delivers it in minimal quantities to harmonise with the body’s internal biological energy pathways. ‘As much insulin as is needed but as little as possible’ is the phrase that sums this up nicely. 

Teaching Programme

Food is a key part of good control, and we teach how all the macronutrients affect glucose control, not just carbohydrates.  

All of the roots of health also need addressing to enable the body to function to the optimum. We teach about how physical activity, stress, and sleep affect diabetes, but most importantly, how to nurture these roots to get the maximum benefit from insulin. It is not complicated. 

Who we are ?

Attendees will have access daily to people with type 1 diabetes who are specialists in managing the roots of health with a ketogenic lifestyle. They all have extensive experience in conventional management. There will be a doctor present, and this will initially be someone who lives also with type 1 diabetes. Therefore, the course will deliver highly nuanced information relevant to real-world situations. There will be around 150 years of expertise to learn from.  

The benefits are felt early on with improved glucose control on smaller insulin doses, leading to improved time in range and reduced hypos. Many people feel in control of their diabetes, often for the first time in their lives.  

People choosing a ketogenic diet often experience an increased sense of well-being with improved clarity of thought, reduced recovery times after sport, and optimisation of weight in those who have symptoms. Other benefits reported by people with type 1 diabetes adopting a keto diet are reduced head rush, reduced palpitations, improved dental health, and improved visual clarity in those with symptoms.  

What is involved?

We are hosting prebooking interviews to help people with any questions they might have about the course.  

Pre-Residential preparation

After the booking, preparation information will be given ahead of the residential course to help people plan and get the best from the course. 

The residential course

will provide the tools needed to manage diabetes across all aspects of health: diet, physical activity, sleep management, and how managing type 1 impacts mental health.

When you leave

Ongoing support will continue in those crucial early weeks and forward. We will reconvene in three months for a new, short, learning module, feedback and stories from the group, and the opportunity to talk with people attending a future course which begins on that day. 

Changing the paradigm

We want to make this course a leader in research on type 1 diabetes. We plan to gather comprehensive data and use it to carry out research on this approach to managing it.