Deprescribing medication for T2DM patients following low carb

Duration: 36:06

Dr Penny Figtree 

Dr Penny Figtree graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993 with first class honours. With over 20 years in general practice she has now decided to focus on weight loss and diabetes. This decision was made after seeing the power of a low carbohydrate diet to help people lose weight and for some to even reverse diabetes. Dr. Figtree has now been practising low carb medicine for more than 2 years. She describes this as the most rewarding part of her career, stopping medications and patients feeling well. 


Dr Ronald Schweitzer

Dr Ronald Schweitzer is a general practitioner and lecturer/tutor at the Monash University for the Year 2 and Year 4 undergraduate medical students in the Department of General Practice. Dr Schweitzer practices all aspects of general practice, but his major area of interest is in the low carbohydrate, healthy fat (LCHF) eating approach. He embraced LCHF, both personally and professionally, in 2018 after extensive research. He now uses the LCHF approach in the management of a number of conditions including but not limited to diabetes and pre-diabetes, weight loss, fatty liver, high blood pressure (hypertension) and abnormal lipids.


Dr Liz Fraser 

Dr Liz Fraser completed her medical training in Canberra in 2003. Since then she has worked as a GP with a particular focus on nutritional medicine and helping patients with complex health problems. Dr. Fraser is the cofounder of Low Carb Canberra. Her passion apart from gardening, reading and interpreting scientific articles is educating other doctors on the benefits of recommending low carb to their patients.


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