http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2006/...tes-vegan.htmlResearchers in Canada and the United States said Thursday that people with Type 2 diabetes taking oral medications have seen dramatic improvements after switching to a low-fat, vegan diet.
Dr. David Jenkins, who holds the Canada research chair in nutrition and metabolism at the University of Toronto, helped plan the study. He said the findings could pave the way for new ways of treating the disease.
"We're some way from the universal application of this, but I think it may provide some very interesting leads for the more imaginative patients and the more imaginative doctors," said Jenkins...
Traditionally, patients are given an oral medication to help the body produce more insulin to keep blood sugar levels in check. As well, a diet that requires meticulous measuring in order to cut calories and carbohydrates is usually necessary.
Dr. Neal Barnard president of the Physician's Committee for Responsible Medicine, which helped conduct the study, told a news conference in Washington on Thursday that those restrictions weren't applied with the vegan diet.