“Diabetes reversal, not just treatment, should be a goal in the management of type 2 diabetes.” Dr. Greger
It’s important to work with a doctor who not only uses medication in treatment but who also believes in using FOOD (and lifestyle changes) as a form of treatment Studies show IT IS possible for some people to reverse type 2 diabetes.
appear to guard against getting type 2 diabetes
have shown to successfully treat type 2 diabetes
A diet with a high intake of fiber-rich food, including fruit (bc they’re rich in antioxidants, fiber, and water) has been proven to be beneficial.
Historically, carbohydrates were the archenemy related to type 2 diabetes – studies* show diets high in meat, eggs, and dairy is a risk factor for developing and dying from type 2 diabetes.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there. My recommendations are:
- do as much research as possible
- be your own advocate
- find a doctor who also uses food and lifestyle in his/her treatment regimen
- work with a bad ass dietitian as needed
Resources and References:
Dr. Neal Barnard “Program for Reversing Diabetes”
Dr. Garth Davis “Proteinaholic”
*Nutrients. 2014 Feb; 6(2): 897–910.
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