NutritionFacts.org

diabetes

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.
To help out on the site, email volunteer@nutritionfacts.org

Watch videos about diabetes

  • Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease
    Lifestyle Medicine: Treating the Causes of Disease
    If doctors can eliminate some of our leading killers by treating the underlying causes of chronic disease better than nearly any other medical intervention, why don’t more doctors do it?
  • 50 Shades of Greens
    50 Shades of Greens
    Since both coronary heart disease and impotence can be reversed with a healthy diet, sexual dysfunction can be used as a motivator to change poor lifestyle habits.
  • More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases
    More Than an Apple a Day: Combating Common Diseases
    Dr. Greger has scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition and developed this brand-new live presentation on the latest in cutting-edge research on how a healthy diet can affect...
  • Beans and the Second Meal Effect
    Beans and the Second Meal Effect
    The so-called "lentil effect" or "second meal effect" describes the remarkable effect of beans to help control blood sugar levels hours or even the next day after consumption.
  • Trans Fat In Meat And Dairy
    Trans Fat In Meat And Dairy
    About half of America's trans fat intake now comes from animal products.
  • Update on Cinnamon for Blood Sugar Control
    Update on Cinnamon for Blood Sugar Control
    Cinnamon can no longer be considered a safe and effective treatment for diabetes.
  • Can Cellulite Be Treated With Diet?
    Can Cellulite Be Treated With Diet?
    Two theories about the build-up of subcutaneous fat, involving the chemical spermine and the hormone adiponectin, suggest a plant-based diet may help with cellulite.
  • The McGovern Report
    The McGovern Report
    The story behind the first U.S. dietary recommendations report explains why to this day the decades of science supporting a more plant-based diet have yet to fully translate into public policy.
Page 4 of 11« First...23456...10...Last »