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Hope for diabetes: five minutes with David Unwin

BMJ 2020; 368 doi: (Published 31 January 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m404
  1. Jane Feinmann
  1. London, UK

“My wife Jen and I were on a run in 2012 when we first got the idea of Hope for T2D (type 2 diabetes). I had been inspired by a patient who had put her diabetes into drug free remission by cutting sugar and starchy carbs. I wanted to see if what that patient had done could be replicated, but the practice was overstretched and understaffed. Jen, a clinical psychologist, thought that hope for a better future would be a better motivator than fear and suggested we try a hope based approach, including group consultations. In this way we …

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