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Plant-based diets (especially whole food) may successfully prevent, treat, and even reverse type 2 diabetes (see also here, here). Excluding meat, milk (see also here), and other animal products may reduce the risk of diabetes by boosting hormone-binding proteins, eliminating obesity, and reducing exposure to arsenic, BPA, dioxins, nitrites, and PCBs. Eggs (see also here) may be particularly risky, whereas cinnamon (Ceylon is safest), Indian gooseberries, coffee, soy, green tea, chamomile tea, purple potatoes, alkalinized water, and vinegar may be especially protective. Diabetes drugs, on the other hand, have been found to increase the risks of heart attack, heart failure, and death.

Type 2 diabetes has been found to negatively affect skin vascularization, which results in a less attractive skin coloration. Furthermore, if left untreated, diabetes can cause blindness. And untreated type 1 diabetes can even be fatal.

Dr. Greger covers diabetes in his full-length presentation, Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death, where he explores the role diet may play in preventing, treating, and even reversing our top 15 killers.

See also the related blog posts: Paula Deen: diabetes drug spokesperson, Amla: Indian gooseberries vs. cancer, diabetes, and cholesterol

Topic summary contributed by Jennifer Greene.
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