New Web Site Offers Interactive Diabetes Resources
Are you, or is someone you know, one of the nearly 20 million Americans living with type 2 diabetes? If so, PCRM has created a one-stop Web shop of diabetes resources with you in mind. The new diabetes Web site includes the science behind managing diabetes, recipes, personal stories, a guide for following the diabetes diet, a video support group, and an online support club.
While PCRM president Neal Barnard, M.D., travels to cities nationwide to talk about the diabetes program featured in his new book, Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes, individuals anywhere in the world can have access to a wealth of diabetes information on PCRM.org/Diabetes.
Dr. Barnard’s diet program, based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health, shows that a low-fat vegan diet can help diabetes patients cut their blood sugars, improve their insulin sensitivity, and reduce, if not eliminate, their medications, as well as lose weight and cut their cholesterol levels. The book explains how the diet actually alters what takes place in an individual’s cells. Rather than just compensate for malfunctioning insulin, a low-fat, plant-based diet helps repair how the body uses insulin.
PCRM’s Web site has a step-by-step guide on how to reap the greatest benefits from the diet, as well as more than 75 delicious recipes. The Frequently Asked Questions section answers questions about topics such as the role of carbohydrates, the glycemic index, and omega-3 fatty acids.
Online support is a key component of Dr. Barnard’s program for reversing diabetes. The video support group features live sessions with Dr. Barnard and PCRM dietitian Dulcie Ward, during which Dr. Barnard presents the science behind managing diabetes and Ms. Ward demonstrates how to prepare a variety of delicious healthful dishes. Participants can have their questions answered live during these sessions. Also available on the site is the “Get-Healthy Club”–a message board where you can connect with others looking to improve their diet.
To get started, visit PCRM.org/Diabetes.
Neal Barnard, M.D.
PCRM Online, February 2007