News Flash – Vegan Diet Helps Combat Diabetes

Diabetes Health proclaimed today that a low-fat vegan diet is good for glucose control in diabetics. They don’t actually say much more in the article, but I found it worth remarking that a national publication devoted to one of the most insidious diseases today is advocating veganism as a dietary solution to this disease. In addition to the magazine, the American Association of Diabetes Educators included a session entitled “Practical Resources for Vegan Diet Instruction for Diabetes” in this year’s annual meeting.

Diabetes Health just returned from the annual meeting of the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), in Washington, D.C., August 6 through 9, 2008. We joined 3,500 attendees in, as AADE President, Amparo Gonzalez, RN, BSN, CDE, said, “taking on the challenges of delivering diabetes education in today’s healthcare environment.”

Source: Diabetes Health

The data they site is from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, whose study showed that a low-fat vegan diet can lead to weight loss and decreased blood glucose levels. (If you’re interested in the actual data click here and scroll down to the end of the article.)

Hopefully this presages a shift in thinking in the medical industry. Maybe we can move away from pharmaceutical solutions to nutritional education for our physicians, and ourselves.

Now, wouldn’t it be nice if the Heart Disease and Cancer groups got on board too. Then we’ll have the big three covered!

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