Control diabetes with a low-fat diet
Americans with diabetes almost doubled their spending on medications for the disease in just the past 6 years, with last year's bill soaring to $12.5 billion. It's Diabetes Awareness Month. I think this year we should focus on the simple, cost-conscious dietary and lifestyle choices that can help the nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States who cope with this potentially life-threatening disease.
Most people with type 2 diabetes take several different medications to control cholesterol and blood sugar, and even more patients are getting multiple prescriptions as new drugs come on the market. But as a dietitian, I know that a healthy vegan diet can help people manage their type 2 diabetes and can even reduce or eliminate th