The Diabetes Code by Dr. Jason Fung – Buy it. Read it. Buy it for friends. Don’t overlook the appendix – it has sample meals and tips on intermittent fasting.

Life Without Diabetes by Roy Taylor – A professor and researcher at Newcastle University, he proved remission is possible and has possibly had the greatest impact in terms of improving outcomes for people with diabetes. The book is easy to understand and well written.

The Case for Keto by Gary Taubes. One of the early investigators of losing weight and a science journalist, his New York Times article in 2002 inspired many. This book is compelling, well explained, and well written.

Case for Keto Book

Other Great Books:

Diabetes Unpacked, Various Authors 

Goodbye, Pills & Needles by Tom Jelinek, PhD

The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet by Dr. Michael Mosely

Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, et al

Food and Cookbooks

There are so many, which is wonderful, with more coming out all the time! Simply search ‘keto cookbook’ or ‘low carb cookbook.’ Here are some of my favourites.

Carbs and Cals Counter

Diabetes Weightloss Cookbook by Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi

Ketogenic Kitchen by Domini Kemp and Patricia Daly

Food & Cooking by Harry McGee – a food encyclopaedia

My own little free ebook on low carb foods – click the arrows on the bottom left to turn the pages:


My own little free ebook on sugar – click the arrows on the bottom left to turn the pages:


Articles and Websites

Article I wrote in the Irish Times.


Fat Fiction is a documentary on obesity and type 2 diabetes, exploring the causes and how a low carb diet has changed everything. The film is available on Amazon Prime and other places. Here’s a trailer:

Dr. Sarah Hallberg’s TEDX talk from 2016. 

Dr. Roy Taylor – he has been studying how to reverse diabetes for decades.

Dr. Jason Fung explains remission:

One of the patients who found success with the DIRECT trial.

Dr Lustig’s important lecture on sugar:

Dr. Fung on intermittent fasting:

Studies on Remission and Diabetes

The DIRECT study outcomes

The ACCORD study

Dr. David Unwin Study – BMJ