Diabetics Diet: Vegetarian Diet Effective in Treating Type 2 Diabetes

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The scientists and researchers have found that Type 2 diabetes can be treated more effectively with a vegan diet that are low in fat than the standard diabetic diet. Surprisingly, a low-fat vegan diet perhaps even more effectively treating the disease than single agent treatment with diabetes medications taken.

The study conducted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) at George Washington University and the University of Toronto with funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Diabetes Action Research and Education Foundation.

The study involved 99 people with Type 2 diabetes. Half of the participants followed the standard diabetic diet guidelines based on the American Diabetes Association, and the other half of participants who followed a vegan diet low in fat for 22 weeks.

Both of the groups progress measured in all aspects of the standard of diabetes, but the vegan participants showed greater improvement. Associated with vegan diet, Dr. Barnard, PCRM chairman, said, "All the 'side effects' are the good things - weight reduction, lower cholesterol, and better health overall."

Type 2 diabetes is the form of most common diseases suffered by 85-90% of all diabetics. The disease is usually associated in general with old age. However, because the present unhealthy lifestyle, high fat, rarely exercise, so there are more young people who are suffering from diabetes, including children. This is a lifestyle disease and is closely related to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and excess of body fat around the lower body.

Unlike Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas in Type 2 patients are still producing insulin, but insulin does not work like the insulin is supposed to work and therefore the pancreas need to make more insulin, and ultimately could not make enough insulin to maintain glucose balance in blood properly. At this point doctors usually prescribe tablets and insulin.

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Vance Warren, 36-year-old participant and a former Washington DC police, have benefited from the vegan diet: He reduced his weight as much as 74 pounds (37 kilograms), his cholesterol went from 221 to 148 points, and his A1C (a measure of the level of blood sugar) dropped from over 9 percent to 5.3 percent (normal value below 6.0 per cent). Other participants experienced the similar results.

Drastic advances in health condition obtained by the participants in this program to make people think that if these people had undergone a vegan diet before diabetes, then they will never have diabetes.

The results of this study warned that the western diet that contains meat, fat, and grains that have been processed may cause Type 2 diabetes. Maybe it's time for the government to begin to educate their citizens before they are exposed to this disease, to prevent diabetes before the disease strikes.

It is so usual for doctors to advise their patients to change their diet and eat less meat and saturated fat after they suffered a heart attack. Instead of making these recommendations after the disease strikes, why not encourage it before the disease come and save people from suffering that is useless and billions of dollars of money for medical expenses.

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