Plant-Based Diets for Diabetes

When placed head-to-head against the American Diabetes Association diet, how do plant-based diets fare in terms of not only blood sugar, body weight, and cholesterol control, but also mood and quality of life?

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The three diabetes videos I mentioned are
• Why is Meat a Risk Factor for Diabetes? (
• How May Plants Protect Against Diabetes? (
• Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes (

For those who seek a deep understanding of what diabetes really is and what causes it, check out this series of videos
• What Causes Insulin Resistance? (
• The Spillover Effect Links Obesity to Diabetes (
• Lipotoxicity: How Saturated Fat Raises Blood Sugar (
• Diabetes as a Disease of Fat Toxicity (
• What Causes Diabetes? (

Thankfully, not only can diabetes be reversed but so can some of its complications. See Can Diabetic Retinopathy Be Reversed? ( and for diabetic neuropathy, my live annual review From Table to Able: Combating Disabling Diseases with Food (

Of course, preventing it is better:
• How to Prevent Prediabetes in Children (
• Preventing Prediabetes By Eating More (
• Lifestyle Medicine Is the Standard of Care for Prediabetes (
• How to Prevent Prediabetes from Turning into Diabetes (

There are some foods that may increase the risk:
• Eggs and Diabetes (
• Fish and Diabetes (
• Diabetes and Dioxins (

And others that may help:
• Amla versus Diabetes (
• Flaxseed vs. Diabetes (
• Diabetics Should Take Their Pulses (

Have a question for Dr. Greger about this video? Leave it in the comment section at and he’ll try to answer it!

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