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My specialist dietetic clinical expertise is weight loss, diabetes (both Type 1 and Type 2), pre-diabetes and digestive diseases (IBS, including Low FODMAP diets; Coeliac Disease), Gestational Diabetes; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), insulin resistance. I am an experienced dietitian and nutritionist sharing my work between the NHS Hospital working as a Diabetes Specialist Dietitian and my private practice. Over the years I have worked in the various areas of dietetics and have been part of the research team at the leading UK Hospital.
I am registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), I am a member of the British Dietetic Association (BDA), Diabetes UK and Freelance Dietitians Group.
I appreciate the difficulty my clients face when trying to make permanent lifestyle and dietary changes therefore in addition to my clinical training, I have completed additional training in behavioral sciences: I am an accredited Neuro-Linguistic Programming practitioner, a trained hypnotherapist and have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
I am a caring and non-judgmental practitioner and support my clients on each step of their treatment journey.
MY SPECIALIST CLINICAL DIETETIC EXPERTISE:
Weight management – I will not provide you with another fad diet, but a clinically proven sustained individually tailored LIFESTYLE CHANGE programme. I will help you establish a HEALTHY relationship with food and eating, develop your own tailor-made EATING PLAN, set your own sustainable WEIGHT LOSS GOALS, motivate and support you into making a LASTING CHANGE, help you to feel IN CONTROL of your weight, help you to think POSITIVELY, offer on-going SUPPORT.
I also have several publications in the peer reviewed scientific journals under my name in this area.
Type 2 diabetes management –diet/lifestyle plan that may reduce your risks of diabetes complications, carbohydrate awareness, structured blood glucose monitoring, weight loss, insulin dose adjustment, explanation of the mode of action of different diabetes medications, interpretation of the blood test results (e.g. HbA1c, blood cholesterol, thyroid functions, liver functions, kidney functions).
If you would like to improve your diabetes control and understand your condition better, I would be happy to help. For many years I have been working in the field of diabetes as part of the multidisciplinary team of Doctors, Consultants and Nurses.
Pre-Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Prevention – I have worked in research at the leading UK Hospital developing and running the programme that has helped hundreds of patients to prevent this devastating condition. The programme has been published in several pier-reviewed journals.
If you would like to get a tailor-made dietary advice and more detailed information about how to assess your risk and how to reduce the risks of developing type 2 diabetes, I look forward to hearing from you.
Type 1 Diabetes management – “flexible eating”: carbohydrate counting and insulin dose adjustment; insulin pumps; blood glucose targets and monitoring, including continuous blood glucose sensors; insulin adjustment during the sickness; hypo and hyper-glycaemia treatment.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) - I can work with you to help you to identify the triggers of your IBS symptoms. We will work together to keep your diet nutritionally balanced while limiting the unpleasant symptoms as much as possible. As you gain a greater understanding of your condition, its likely triggers, and what you can do to manage things, you’ll start to feel more in control again. I am also a certified by King’s Collage London as a FODMAP diets dietitian (a new approach to help people suffering from IBS, which has over 70% success rate.
Coeliac diseases – I can help you to follow a gluten-free diet. I will also help you to achieve healthy balanced diet sufficient in vitamins, minerals and dietary fibre and help you to interpret your blood test results.
Areas of interest
Type 2 Diabetes and its prevention; Gestational diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes (insulin pumps, sensors, carb counting); FODMAPs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Coeliac Disease; Pre-Diabetes; Reactive Hypoglycaemia; Obesity; Weight managment; Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS); Heart Health; Healthy Eating.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Specialist Diabetes Dietitian - Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Type 2 diabetes prevention/ reversal/managment.
Type 1 Diabets - use of technology - insulin pumps, continuous blood glucose monitoring.
Spending time with my family and my dog, watching good movies, cooking, keeping fit.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Latvian - Native or bilingual
- Russian - Conversational
Bowes A, Begley J, Kerr D. Lifestyle change reduces cardiometabolic risk factors and glucagon-like peptide-1 levels in obese first-degree relatives of people with diabetes. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 2017 Feb 7.
Bowes A, Payne R, Jenkinson R, Kerr D. Translating research evidence into practice: A community-based lifestyle programme for the prevention of type 2 diabetes. British Journal of Obesity, Vol 1, No 4, Pages 124–167
Begley J, Bowes A, Heart T, Kerr D. Metabolic impact of a successful lifestyle intervention in patients with new onset type 2 diabetes; a pilot study. Journal of Diabetes Research and Clinical Metabolism, 2013
Everett J, Bowes A & Kerr D “Barriers to improving glycaemia control with insulin pump therapy” Journal of Diabetes Nursing, Vol 14, No5, 2010.
Courses offered to GPs
Talks on Type 2 diabetes prevention;
Talks on Type 2 diabetes management with lifestyle, diet and structured blood glucose monitoring.
- Master of Science (MSc distinction) Dietetics & Nutrition Leeds Metropolitan University 2007
- Post Graduate Dip (PG Dip) in Dietetics Leeds Metropolitan University 2005
- BSc (1st class hons) Nutrition/Food Science and Exercise/Health Oxford Brookes University 2003
- Diploma in Counselling and Hypnotheraphy Chrysalis 2008
- NLP Practitioners Diploma Brian Morton 2007
- CBT courses, module 1, 2 and 3 British Dietetic Association 2007
- Low FODMAPs diet King's College London 2014
- Inflammatory bowel disease: evidence-based dietary management, King's College London King's College London 2016
Affiliations / memberships
Health and care Professions Council (HCPC) membership
British Dietetic association (BDA) membership
Diabetes UK membership
Freelance Dietitians Group
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
Other ways of contacting me
I can be contacted directly using Skype. My Skype ID is: anitabowes