First Name


Last Name

Unwin (Vice-President of SAC)



Job Description

General Practitioner & Vice-Chair


Dr David Unwin FRCGP works at the Norwood NHS Surgery in Southport near Liverpool, UK where he has cared for the same population since 1986 as a family doctor. To date 93/188 of his patients with T2 diabetes have achieved drug-free remission. This gives a remission rate of 49% at 30 months duration of a lower carb diet, one of the best results for any clinic in the world.

For the past few years he has been a UK Royal College of General Practitioners expert clinical advisor on diabetes. As a result of his interests in both better communication with patients and Type 2 diabetes he was made Royal College of General Practice National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity & Diabetes in 2015.

In 2016 he was the proud UK National winner of the NHS Innovator Of The Year Award for published research into lifestyle changes; working with patients’ personal health goals as an alternative to drug therapy in type 2 diabetes –so that his GP practice spends £50,000 per year less than expected on drugs for diabetes.. As part of this he has also published research into improving blood pressure, lipid profiles and liver function by reducing dietary carbohydrate, especially sugar. In 2019 he was shortlisted by NICE for a prize for his teaspoon of sugar infographics which have now been translated into fourteen languages (including Malaysian)

Dr Unwin’s work has been covered by both BBC, C4 & C5 television, The New Scientist, The Times, The Daily Mail and The British Medical Journal. Further recognition came recently when David was invited to become an ambassador for the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on diabetes. As @lowcarbGP he has over 50,000 followers on Twitter.