A new study found that among a group of patients with type 2 diabetes, over a third were able to reverse their diagnosis by being treated with a low-fat, whole food, plant-predominant diet.1 This validates the anecdotal successes many plant-based doctors and dietitians have seen among their patients and builds on previous research showing that vegan diets out-perform conventional diabetes diet recommendations.2 The traditional medical approach to type 2 diabetes has almost exclusively focused on managing symptoms, rather than helping patients achieve remission.
- Panigrahi G, Goodwin SM, Staffier KL, Karlsen M. Remission of type 2 diabetes after treatment with a high-fiber, low-fat, plant-predominant diet intervention: a case series. Am J Lifestyle Med. 2023;0(0). doi:10.1177/15598276231181574
- 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