Are you surprized by this? The Mediterranean diet is protective for heart disease, obesity, and now Type 2 diabetes. In our own work, we have shown that our Mediterranean diet can also be effective in treating and reversing the glucose instabilities of uncontrolled diabetes.
These are our data, from an uncontrolled Type 1 diabetic who went through the Mediterranean diet. Now her glucose is completely controlled, her A1c has gone from 10 to 8 to 7 to 5.8.
It is so exciting to see that this understanding is getting popularized in new studies. The great thing about this approach is that it does not require some new magic formula to address our health issues.
The study was published in the British Medical Journal, and showed that people who stuck closely to the diet were 83 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who did not.
"The new thing is that we have been able to assess adherence to a Med diet and the incidence of diabetes in people who were initially healthy," said Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, an epidemiologist at the University of Navarra in Spain, who led the study. "We didn't expect such a high reduction."
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