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  2. Jun 27, 2023

Another Study Confirms the Reversibility of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is reversible, according to a new interventional trial of over 2,500 individuals. The intervention included a customized vegan diet, exercises, stress management support, and medical management for one year. Of this group, 30% of participants experienced remission of their diabetes. Those on a vegan diet also saw improvements in their blood sugar and body weight, regardless of what their medication status was prior to the intervention.1 Plant-based diets have been shown to be more effective at managing diabetes than the standard of diabetes care or the America Diabetes Association’s recommended diet.2,3


  1. Tripathi P, Kadam N, Sharma B, et al. Effectiveness of an intensive lifestyle modification program on type 2 diabetes remission in Indian population. Diabetes. 2023;72(Supplement_1):1790–PUB. doi:10.2337/db23-1790-PUB
  2. Hanick C, Peterson CM, Sabaté J, et al. 551-P: Effects of a plant-based intensive lifestyle intervention in adults with type 2 diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Diabetes. 2022;71(1):551–P. doi:10.2337/db22-551-P
  3. Barnard ND, Cohen J, Jenkins DJ, et al. A low-fat vegan diet and a conventional diabetes diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: a randomized, controlled, 74-wk clinical trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;89(5):1588S-1596S. doi:10.3945/ajcn.2009.26736H

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