Conducting collaborative, multidisciplinary, practice-focused research
The IPTN is helping to build the scientific knowledge base for Therapeutic Nutrition by conducting collaborative, multidisciplinary research.
By forging productive, synergistic relationships with international scientists and research organizations who are also studying therapeutic nutrition and the human metabolism, we hope to accelerate this process.
The IPTN does not fund research but does invite innovative research ideas and opportunities to collaborate.
Our funded research projects
Impact of a Pharmacist-led Therapeutic Nutritional Intervention on Medications and Glucose Control in Type 2 Diabetes.
Physician-led low-carbohydrate therapeutic nutrition for type 2 diabetes: Building on a grass-roots movement in BC and beyond.
BC physicians began a low-carbohydrate physician group in 2016, which has
grown to over 1000 members. The physicians have seen tremendous success
in stabilizing glucose, improving triglycerides, and reducing or eliminating the
need for glucose lowering medications in their patients. No research has been
conducted and no formalized data collection has occurred to document this
innovative type 2 diabetes treatment strategy. The goal of this C2 grant is to
mobilize, coordinate, and expand this group to create a formalized network
conducting research. Physicians, researchers, and knowledge users
including eHealth technology experts and non-profit foundations will meet to
co-create a roadmap for this research. The specific objectives of the proposed
work is to convene a group of identified experts and collaborate on the
1. Tools to enhance the delivery of therapeutic nutrition by primary care
2. An expanded online training program that will promote learning of
low-carbohydrate therapeutic nutrition and implementation of a
consistent approach by primary care physicians
3. A roadmap for a research study that will test and evaluate the
outcomes of the first two objectives.
The expected outcomes will enhance effectiveness of primary care in type 2
diabetes and build the foundation for subsequent research and knowledge
translation related to training primary care physicians on how to safely and
effectively implement low-carbohydrate therapeutic nutrition in their