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.

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Physician-led low-carbohydrate therapeutic nutrition for type 2 diabetes: Building on a grass-roots movement in BC and beyond.

Contact: Dr Jonathan Little

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

development of:

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


Supporting and Enabling Physicians to deliver Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition Using an Online Technology Platform - in progress.

Contact: Dr. Jonathan Little