Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (T2DM) is an ever-growing disease that frustrates many clinicians worldwide.

Serious complications are heart disease, blindness, kidney failure and lower limb amputations.

JW Anderson has recommended a high fiber, high complex-carbohydrate plant-based diet (HCF) for his T2DM patients. The fiber goals are 25-50g/d. Anderson prefers foods that have low-glycemic index (GI) which are whole-foods.

The king of fiber in plant-based diets are beans with average 8g/serving (1/2c cooked beans); cooked grains (rice) & starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn) average 3 g/serving; vegetables, fruits & whole-grain breads average 2g/serving.
Rye and pumpernickel breads have preferred low GI—moderating blood sugars.

Lifestyle medicine with whole foods, plant-based, high-fiber diet of mostly starched can prevent, treat & reverse T2DM as well as other Non-communicable diseases like heart, High blood pressure, Alzheimer’s & cancer.

Sources:

Carbohydrate and fiber recommendations for individuals with diabetes: a quantitative assessment and meta-analysis of the evidence.
Anderson JW, et al. J Am Coll Nutr. 2004.

By [email protected]
Written for Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM). For more info: www.aslm.asia

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