Jessica Turton – ‘Low Carbohydrate Diets For Type 1 Diabetes’
Jessica Turton is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with post-graduate qualifications in Nutrition & Dietetics and full membership with the Dietitians Association of Australia. She completed her Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Sydney in 2017 and was awarded the Faculty of Health Sciences Dean’s Scholar Award for her combined degree.
Jessica’s Masters Research Project was to conduct a systematic review of all low-carbohydrate diets in the management of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. This paper was recently published in the scientific journal, PLOS ONE, in March 2018. Jessica was also the recipient of the Charles Perkins Centre Summer Research Scholarship in 2016/17 where she was part of a team that conducted analyses to investigate the association of industry-funding and results in published studies examining the effect of whole-grain intake for cardiovascular disease prevention.
Jessica is interested in developing, evaluating and improving dietetic strategies for the management of diabetes and aims to undertake her Research Doctorate (Ph.D) in July 2018. Though diabetes management is one of her major areas of interest, Jessica is passionate about utilising the nutrition care process to investigate the role of diet in a wide range of health conditions and symptoms, including obesity, insulin resistance syndrome, hypertension, PCOS, dyslipidaemia, gastrointestinal issues and more.