Type 1 Keto

Healthcare Professionals


Welcome to the site that is written for Type 1 by Type 1. There are many contributions from clinicians who have Type1 diabetes themselves. There are also contributions from clinicians experienced in managing Type 1 patients, and importantly from people with Type 1 who have transitioned to a keto or very low carb lifestyle. The ‘Who’s Doing It?’ page might be interesting. There is a Healthcare Professional Pack, which will provide you with all of the evidence and practical information necessary to give expert advice to people with Type 1 who are looking for quality information on very low carb management of their Type 1 diabetes.  

Please consider subscribing to the webinars. They will provide a wealth of information relevant to clinical practice and will be hosted regularly. Also, please register to be the first to get updates on forthcoming educational events. 

Coming up.  

Healthcare Professionals Pack Review. Your chance to ask questions. FREE. Hosted by Dr. Ian Lake. This free programme will run regularly every few weeks. Book a place now ( link to crowd cast) 

Type 1 Diabetes from a Consultant’s Perspective. Dr. David Cavan. Dr. Cavan was an NHS consultant in the South of England for many years.  He is the author of a book on Type 1 diabetes and has an international reputation for his contribution to diabetes. He consults worldwide on diabetes projects and is an expert on ketogenic lifestyles. 

The Type 1 Kidney. Prof. Marcus Saëmann. A Type 1 diabetic and Consultant in Internal Medicine at  Wilhelmina Hospital, Vienna. Professor Saëmann has had Type 1 diabetes for most of his life. He now uses a ketogenic lifestyle to manage his condition. He runs a dialysis unit in Vienna and has a wealth of experience to share. He has contributed to a ‘Who’s doing it Podcast’ (link)  

Your Numbers Define You’ -Suzanne Schneider. Suzanne is a nutritionist and person with Type 1 Diabetes who has received a double organ transplant recipient.  She has written an MSc thesis on ‘The Lived Experience of T1D on dialysis’

This webinar will be a discussion on the often judgemental language used in diabetes care and the impact of language on patients’ understanding and ownership of their disease. 

(Description) While there is strong evidence showing that words can impact patient empowerment, the language used in diabetic care often reinforces the feeling of constantly being judged. Using a single blood glucose reading to define a patient’s success at managing their health does not entirely capture the day-to-day complexities that encompass life with T1D. 

Type 1 Diabetes for Primary Care. The Basics of Type 1 Management. Dr. Ian Lake Suitable for Primary Care GP’s and Practice Nurses.  Type 1 management is mostly carried out in secondary care. But very easy to understand and some basic knowledge will help to manage your Type 1 patients who consult you with diabetes-related problems. This presentation covers, principles of management, sick days, calculations, equipment, etc.( sign here box- on all gigs. link should go to crowd cast. I am open to suggestions) 

T1 Low Carb Clinics Down UnderAmy Rush and Becs Johnson. Becs and Amy are principal clinicians at The Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre in Perth, Australia. It is a holistic center to support people with Type 1 diabetes, where keto lifestyles are all part of the day’s work. Sign up to see if this is something you might start in your area.  

Type 1 Diabetes, Sugar Addiction, and Eating Disorders. Dr. Jen Unwin Dr. Ali Ibrahim.  Dr. Unwin is a Clinical Psychologist and a specialist in sugar addiction.  Dr. Unwin offers insights into the causation and management of sugar addiction. Dr. Ali Ibrahim, a Psychiatrist, specialises in eating disorders and will help us to understand more about how the condition is managed.  

Optimise the way you Move, Look and Feel with Charlie Babb. Charlie is an award-winning movement coach, online trainer, and also the director of Prime Motion, a natural and functional primal movement companythat prides itself on moving playing and growing.  He talks about the path to comprehensive physical fitness through the three crucial components; cardio, strength, and, flexibility. He will demonstrate exercises that will help busy Healthcare Professionals keep on top of physical health and ultimately improve their overall functonality, posture and alignment www.primemotion.co.uk 

Planned webinars include:


What’s it like to be a child and teenager with Type 1

Being a parent with a Type 1 child

Mental health and Type 1 diabetes



There is much evidence regarding the effectiveness of very low carb diets in Type 1 diabetes. Guidelines around the world are starting to take note of this and are cautiously recommending very low carb as a management option in all forms of diabetes. This is good news for people with Type 1 diabetes, as it means that  Healthcare Professionals will be keen to upskill to provide the expertise needed to manage this option safely. There is a lot of management information on this site for Healthcare Professionals, and this compilation of articles that contain scientific articles will add to the learning materials. The more extensive trials are also included in the Healthcare Professionals Pack. Click here to access the Evidence

With thanks to Jan Vyjidak, who works in the Czech Republic. He has co-authored a successful low carb programme in that country.