Diabetes

Web Resources

  • PCRM 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.

Articles

  • How Does Fat Affect Insulin Resistance and Diabetes? - Naomi Imatome-YunAccording 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 TrappWhen 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 GregerFinding 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. 

Video Links

  • Cure Type 2 Diabetes without Drugs - Dr. John McDougall
  • How to Get Diabetes in 6 Hours: Mind-Blowing Truth Of "Healthy" Oil - Dr. Nick Delgado
  • What Causes Diabetes? - Dr. Michael GregerSaturated fat can be toxic to the insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas, explaining why animal fat consumption can impair insulin secretion, not just insulin sensitivity.
  • What Causes Insulin Resistance? - Dr. Michael GregerPre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes are caused by a drop in insulin sensitivity blamed on “intramyocellular lipid,” the buildup of fat inside our muscle cells.
  • Diabetes Reversal: Is it the Calories or the Food? - Dr. Michael Greger - Even when study subjects are forced to eat so much that they didn’t lose any weight, a plant-based diet can still reverse type 2 diabetes in a matter of weeks.
  • Plant-Based Diets & Diabetes - Dr. Michael GregerWe’ve known for a half century that plant-based diets are associated with lower diabetes risk, but how low does one have to optimally go on animal product and junk food consumption?
  • Why is Meat a Risk Factor for Diabetes? - Dr. Michael Greger - Potential culprits include the trans fat in meat, the saturated fat, cholesterol, heme iron, advanced glycation end products (glycotoxins), animal protein (especially leucine), zoonotic viruses, and industrial pollutants that accumulate up the food chain.
  • Diabetes as a Disease of Fat Toxicity - Dr. Michael GregerThe “twin vicious cycles” explain how the buildup of fat in the cells of our muscles, liver, and pancreas causes type 2 diabetes, which explains why dietary recommendations for diabetics encourage a reduction in fat intake.
  • How to Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Diabetes - Dr. Michael GregerApproximately 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes, but only about 1 in 10 knows it. What works better at preventing it from turning into full-blown diabetes—drugs or diet and exercise?
  • How to Prevent Prediabetes in Children - Dr. Michael GregerPrediabetes is a disease in and of itself, associated with early damage to the eyes, kidneys, and heart. The explosion of diabetes in children is a result of our epidemic of childhood obesity. A plant-based diet may help, given that vegetarian kids grow up not only taller, but thinner.
  • Bacon, Eggs, and Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy - Dr. Michael GregerEating meat or eggs before pregnancy may increase the risk of gestational diabetes.
  • Can Diabetic Retinopathy Be Reversed? - Dr. Michael GregerThe reversal of blindness due to hypertension and diabetes with Dr. Kempner’s rice and fruit diet demonstrates the power of diet to exceed the benefits of the best modern medicine and surgery have to offer.
  • Curing Painful Diabetic Neuropathy - Dr. Michael GregerDiabetics suffering from nerve pain for years and then cured within days with a plant-based diet.