Thursday 23 May 2024 at 7pm BST

Plant-based diets in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes

with Dr Nicola Guess RD, MPH, PhD

Hosted by Rohini Bajekal, Nutritionist & Board Member of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK
(Awaiting CPD accreditation)

What will I learn from this webinar?

  • To understand the mechanisms of action of plant-based diet on glycaemic control.
  • To put the impact of plant-based components on glycaemic control into context by considering the larger role of weight loss.
  • To learn how to formulate plant-based diet based on patient preference and other cardiometabolic risk factors.
Plant-based diets in the prevention and management of type 2 diabetes - Dr Nicola Guess

About the speaker

Dr Guess is an academic dietitian and researcher specialising in the dietary prevention and management of type 2 diabetes. 

She leads the day-to-day management of the NewDAWN (Diabetes Adaptive Weight management Network) research programme. NewDAWN aims to determine whether a new care pathway, offering support for a sequence of NHS weight-loss programmes leads to a higher proportion of people with overweight and newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2D) achieving remission compared with a total diet replacement programme.

Dr Guess also has an interest in calorie-independent dietary approaches to T2D management and have led a number of dietary trials in protein and carbohydrate manipulation to investigate their effects on glucose. Furthermore, there is a large gap in our understanding of how nutrition affects the underlying pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes so she also collaborates with islet researchers to understand how amino acids, and other dietary components affect acute and chronic beta-cell function.  

She also continues with applied work in type 2 diabetes including SHIFT-Diabetes, which is working towards more targeted T2D management programmes for night shift-workers, and MY GODDESS (Malaysian GestatiOnal Diabetes and prevention of DiabetES Study) which aims to develop a digital intervention for women with gestational diabetes. 

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This webinar lasts one hour including a Live Q&A.