Dietary Approaches

Dietary Approaches

…to Diabetes Management

For all of us—Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics, pre-diabetics, ex-diabetics, recovering diabetics—whatever we choose to call ourselves, we can choose to follow a specific approach to diabetes management. Or not.

 

Below are the four (4) main ways that Adventist Vegetarian Diabetics deal with diabetes.

Here is a summary chart, comparing the main aspects of each of the first three (3) approaches:
Diabetes Diet Comparisons [PDF]

References:

Diabetes Diet

Can type 2 diabetes be reversed?
http://www.builtformotion.co.nz/type-2-diabetes-blog/can-type-2-diabetes-be-reversed

Changing the Misconceptions of Type 2 Diabetes
http://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/2015/06/changing-the-misconceptions-of-type-2-diabetes/

Is There Such Thing as a “Diabetic Diet”
http://ow.ly/LSKOq

Why Is Dietary Advice For Those With Diabetes So Bad?
https://lowcarbrn.wordpress.com/2016/01/25/why-is-dietary-advice-for-those-with-diabetes-so-bad/

The Best and Worst Diabetes Food Advice I’ve Seen
https://diatribe.org/best-and-worst-diabetes-food-advice

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Managing Diabetes

Diabetes – How to Normalize Your Blood Sugar
http://www.dietdoctor.com/diabetes

How to Manage Your Diabetes in Extreme Summer Heat
https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2015/05/how-to-manage-your-diabetes-in-extreme-summer-heat/

Practical approaches to accurate carbohydrate gram counting
https://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/carb-count-like-a-pro-305355/

Why “Everything in Moderation” Is Terrible Diet Advice
http://www.dietdoctor.com/why-everything-in-moderation-is-terrible-diet-advice

Why Managing Diabetes Is A Full-Time Job
https://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/why-managing-diabetes-is-a-full-time-job-270503/

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Vegetarians/Vegans

Adopting a Vegetarian Meal Plan
http://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/nutrition-exercise/nutrition/adopting-a-vegetarian-meal-plan/

Cornell study finds some people may be genetically programmed to be vegetarians
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/03/30/cornell-study-finds-some-people-may-be-genetically-programmed-to-be-vegetarians/

Do most vegetarians return to eating meat?
http://vibrantwellnessjournal.com/2012/12/12/do-most-vegetarians-return-to-eating-meat/

“FORKS OVER KNIVES”: IS THE SCIENCE LEGIT? (A REVIEW AND CRITIQUE)
https://rawfoodsos.com/2011/09/22/forks-over-knives-is-the-science-legit-a-review-and-critique/

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12206669/Long-term-vegetarian-diet-changes-human-DNA-raising-risk-of-cancer-and-heart-disease.html

The Case Against Veganism — Carefully Researched Book Spills the Beans
While I would never argue with anyone who decides to be a vegan for philosophical, spiritual or ethical reasons, I believe it’s important to consider and address the risks if you’re jumping into veganism for its purported health benefits alone.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/09/25/veganism.aspx

Types of Vegetarians
https://www.thespruce.com/types-of-vegetarians-3378611

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Why Different Approaches Work

How 5 People With Diabetes are Rocking Their A1c While Eating 5 Different Ways
https://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/how-5-people-with-diabetes-are-rocking-their-a1c-while-eating-5-different-ways-433569/

6 Things The World’s Most Successful “Diets” Have in Common
1. They Are Low in Added Sugar
2. They Eliminate Refined Carbohydrates
3. They Eliminate Industrial Vegetable Oils
4. They Eliminate Artificial Trans Fats
5. They Are High in Vegetables and Fiber
6. They Focus on Foods Instead of Calories
http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-things-successful-diets-have-in-common

Dr Jason Fung’s articles:

The Carbohydrate-Insulin Hypothesis is Wrong
Dr Jason Fung
https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/carbohydrate-insulin-hypothesis-wrong-hormonal-obesity-vi/

Thoughts on the Kempner Rice Diet
Dr. Jason Fung
https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/thoughts-on-the-kempner-rice-diet/

Thoughts on the Pritikin Diet
Dr. Jason Fung
https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/thoughts-on-the-pritikin-diet/

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