Diabetes

Web Resources

  • The Plantrician Project's Resource Portal - Diabetes Research
  • Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center - Diabetes - Type-1 diabetes is caused by destruction of the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. While it isn’t curable, the risk of complications can be greatly reduced with a Whole Food, Plant-based Diet. Type-2 diabetes is caused by the rich Western diet; medication is not required and is usually inadvisable. This form of diabetes is cured by correcting the malnutrition with a plant-food based diet and exercise.

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Articles

  • Top 3 Diabetes Myths, Busted: Fruit, Starchy Vegetables and Blood Glucose - Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D. - Almost 10 percent of Americans have diabetes and that number is growing. Unfortunately, the myths surrounding diabetes are as widespread as the disorder itself. Here Cyrus Khambatta debunk the most common diabetes myths.
  • How Does Fat Affect Insulin Resistance and Diabetes? - Naomi Imatome-Yun - According to the Centers for Disease Control, 29 million people in America have diabetes and 86 million have pre-diabetes. Insulin resistance is recognized as a predictor of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. But what causes insulin resistance?
  • Do you take insulin? Read on… Could a plant-based diet ever be risky? - Dr. Caroline Trapp -When someone who takes insulin starts on a no-oil, whole foods, plant based diet, improvement in high blood sugar levels can come very quickly. Suddenly, someone who has never had a "low," finds they are low all the time. This is good news! But immediate action is required: continue with this healthy way of eating AND work with your health care provider to cut back on insulin!
  • The Latest Scams from the Diabetic Industry - Dr. John McDougall - Big Pharma and Big Medicine have faced many huge challenges over the past years to keep their cash cows - people with type-2 diabetes - each forking over an average of $13,700 annually (approximately 2.3 times more than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes).
  • Dioxins Stored in Our Own Fat May Increase Diabetes Risk - Dr. Michael Greger - Finding higher diabetes rates among those heavily exposed to toxic pollutants—such as those exposed to Agent Orange, chemical plant explosions, toxic waste dumps, or heavy metals in fish from the Great Lakes—is one thing. Would the same link be found in a random sampling of the general population? Yes. A strong dose-dependent relationship was found between the levels of these pollutants circulating in people’s blood and diabetes. Those with the highest levels of pollutants in their blood stream had 38 times the odds of diabetes.
  • Potatoes & Diabetes: Dietary Trends & Truths About Taters - Jeff Novick, R.D. - The idea that white potatoes are problematic for diabetics stems partly from the concept of the glycemic index, and partly from the inaccurate way that potatoes have been categorized in some scientific studies.
  • Do you recommend that diabetics avoid white potatoes? - David Richards, D.C., M.D. - I encourage my diabetic patients to eat freely of baked, steamed, microwaved, or boiled potatoes of any variety (prepared without added salt, oil, or sugar) as part of a healthy diet that also includes fruits, raw and cooked vegetables, whole grains, and legumes.

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The medical and/or nutritional information on this website is for educational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please seek medical advice before using diet to treat disease.

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