Dr Sultan Linjawi


and renowned
Diabetes Specialist

Dr Sultan has treated people with prediabetes, over 10,000 people with type 2 diabetes & over 1,000 people with type 1 diabetes

Invited to Lecture Worldwide

Dr Sultan Linjawi is an internationally renowned global lecturer and keynote speaker who has spoken in over 50 cities across the world. He is regularly asked to speak to diabetes specialists, endocrinologists, GPs and diabetes educators and has lectured to over 9000 doctors in the last 5 years. He is a highly-respected and published researcher who passionately believes that the answer to improving the health of people is communicating the science to the people who are dealing with it every day.

Dr Sultan believes the answer to many modern health problems lies with the individual, therefore, education and understanding are key. He explains complex science in a straightforward, interesting and engaging way. He continues to travel in his quest to better understand the relationship between health, culture and society that continues to drive this diabetes epidemic. Currently he is filming a 6 part documentary about the global diabetes challenge ‘A Very Modern Plague’ that will be completed in late 2019.

Amongst juggling a family, a diabetes practice, documentary & lecturing around the world, every other minute of his day has been spent on creating content for My Health Explained to ensure his life goal of helping the world and its population better understand their Diabetes.

Dr Sultan Linjawi currently practices as an endocrinologist and diabetes specialist in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (see

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Lecturing in Dubai, Rio & Madrid

Practicing Diabetes Specialist

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Medical Qualifications

  • 1990 Charing Cross and Westminster Medical Schools - Part of University of London. Now called Imperial medical school rated in top 10 medical schools in world
  • 1994 BSc Histopathology
  • 1996 MB BS (Medical degree) Formally trained as an Endocrinologist since 2003
  • 2000 MRCP(UK) Member of Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • 2006 FRACP Fellow Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Medical Expertise & Leadership

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Thyroid disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Disorders of Calcium
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Rare endocrine tumours
  • Holistic Diabetes Centre
  • Medical Director
  • Full diabetes Team Dieticians, diabetes nurse educators, Psychologist and exercise Physiologist

Lecturer & Student Trainer

Internationally renowned keynote speaker. Invited to speak globally 10-15 times per year.

Member of several global advisory boards. Author of diabetes training tools for clinicians.

Lecturer for medical students including University of Sydney, Newcastle University and the Rural School of Medicine, NSW.

Member of Professional bodies

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Royal Australasian college of Physicians

American Diabetes Association

European society for study of Diabetes

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Lead Principal investigator in cutting edge clinical trials

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Clinical Trials

looking into latest treatments for diabetes

  • Type 1 and Type 2 trials
  • Insulins trials
  • GLP-1 trials
  • DDP4 inhibitors trials
  • SGLT2 trials
  • Osteoporosis trials
  • Statin trials
  • Growth Hormone trials
Diabetes Documentary Film Maker

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Dr Sultan is currently completing a new six-part documentary series on the global burden of diabetes. ‘A Very Modern Plague’ was filmed in 14 countries and features some of the world’s foremost diabetes experts. It will be released in 2022.

Scientific Journal Publications

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  • The Lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology
  • Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
  • Primary Care Diabetes
  • Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
  • American Diabetes Association
  • European Society for the Study of Diabetes
  • Diabetes UK

Creator of Successful Weight Loss Program

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  • Lintan Health - Weight loss program
  • First private federally approved lifestyle modification program in Australia
  • 550 participants
  • 88% of participants lost weight
  • An average of 6kg was lost per participant

Dr Sultan’s My Health Explained Team

Lisa Urquhart

Lisa Urquhart

Accredited Practicing Dietitian, Accredited Nutritionist. App.Sc. (Ex.&Sp.Sc), B.Sc.(Nutrition) (Hons)

Lisa studied both Nutrition & Dietetics and Sport Science at the University of Sydney. She went on to further develop an extensive knowledge nutrition specific to diabetes, and enjoys working with people to get their most out of their nutrition for their health and wellbeing.

Lisa has comprehensive experience in nutrition related to insulin pumps and insulin therapy, sports diabetes and diabetes during pregnancy. She has a practical and easy to understand approach to weight management and lifestyle modification in prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

Lisa started her dietetics career at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Allergy Unit and has experience working in a wide range of settings at Coffs Harbour Hospital. Lisa found her passion at the Coffs Harbour Diabetes Centre working closely with a specialist team of clinicians. She is currently involved in recipe development and consulting for Diabetic Living Magazine.

Astrid Tattersall

Astrid Tattersall

RN, BSc (Hons), CDE

Astrid studied nursing in London before completing a science degree at Surrey University. She worked within various acute medical settings for 5 years , before specialising in oncology , also completing further qualifications in teaching at this time. In Australia she has been employed in Newcastle as an oncology nurse specialist and educator.

It was at this time she decided to further explore the role of a diabetes educator, an area she had always been interested in. Following completion of a post graduate certificate at UTS in Sydney she is now employed within Dr Linjawi’s team of diabetes educators.

The aim of the centre is simple, to provide patients and their families with the education and support to better manage their diabetes. Services provided include insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring and individual/group sessions for those with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Tara Griffin

Tara Griffin

Psychologist. BPsych (Hons) MPsych(Clin.) MAPS

After being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 14 years of age, Tara’s interest in health began, and she became increasingly aware of the power of thought on human behaviour. She commenced psychological university studies in 2003, and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology. She further explored her health behaviour interests in her Masters thesis “A Phenomenological Inquiry into Effective Interventions: The Perspectives of Diabetes Educators”. Tara presented her Honours thesis “Eating Behaviour, Dietary Restraint and Food Palatability: Implications for Binge Eaters” at the Australian Psychology Society’s Annual Conference in 2007, and at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology in Berlin, Germany in 2008.

She has also been a lecturer to fourth year psychology students at Cairnmillar Institute in Melbourne, has been published in “Diabetes Living“ Magazine and, whilst living in Northern New South Wales, assisted in the development of Dr Sultan Linjawi’s weight loss program, which was the first federally approved private lifestyle modification program in Australia (with an amazing 88% success rate!). In addition to her expertise in human behaviour, Tara has worked in marketing/promotions, circulation, and design roles for newspapers within APN News and Media. She was also the Senior Researcher for a market research company, this included writing and analyzing data for numerous councils, shopping centres, and the University of Technology Sydney.

Tara is a full member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS). Since 2011, she has worked with Associate Professor Peter Nottle’s specialised bariatric support team, performing pre-operative assessments, as well as post-operative care. She has assisted patients with motivational and behavioural problems, disordered eating, body image and identity issues, self-esteem and self-acceptance, support and relational stress, as well as symptoms of anxiety or depression associated with weight. She has counselled to individuals, families, and couples of all ages with a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety/panic disorder, stress, trauma, behavioural difficulties, relational difficulties, weight-loss, and management of chronic disease, including diabetes mellitus, and multiple sclerosis.