Managing Diabetes Using a Plant Based Approach

Managing Diabetes Using a Plant Based Approach

Presented with the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

Diabetes is a chronic, progressive illness characterized by impaired fat and carbohydrate metabolism. Eating a whole food plant-based diet has many health benefits which include potential influence on glycemic control, reduction in cardiovascular disease risk, improvement in digestive health and reduction in inflammation.   People with diabetes have no control over many aspects of the disease. However, they have direct control over what foods they choose to eat. Research done by Neil Barnard M.D. and David Jenkins M.D. point to the evidence of the usefulness  of vegetarian diets in the prevention, management and reversing diabetes which has sparked an interest in using food to manage and treat diabetes mellitus.

This webinar will focus on the health benefits of whole food plant based eating to manage diabetes and enjoy good health.

Presented on: Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST


Wahida Karmally Dr.PH, RDN, CDE, CFLS, FNLAGita Patel MS RDN CDE LD CLT

Gita Patel MS RDN CDE CLT LDN is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and certified LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) therapist specializing in diabetes, women’s health, heart disease, vegetarian nutrition, healthy aging, migraines, Celiac disease, gastrointestinal problems with food allergies, food sensitivities and food intolerances. Gita partners with individuals and organizations that need the science of nutrition translated into a healthy vegetarian lifestyle. Gita is an author, speaker and counselor.

Her vegetarian cookbook, Blending Science with Spices: Tasty Recipes & Nutrition Tips for Healthy Living, is the culmination of her traditional Indian background, the varied foods she grew up eating, and her extensive training in modern nutritional science. With current research connecting the effect of what we eat on health, food preparation is the one place where she can reflect daily on that fundamental relationship. Helping people feed their health is her goal in life.

Gita has taught nutrition through vegetarian cooking in a variety of venues, including television, and shares her extensive background in modern nutritional science through a combination of education and practice.

Credits: 1 CEU, LevelCEU Codes:  2090 Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), 4110 Vegetarianism, 5370 Weight Management, Obesity, 5190 Diabetes Mellitus (disease)



After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Gain a deeper understanding of the micronutrients in a Whole Food Plant Based eating style and how they help with managing the health of people with diabetes.
  2. State 3 benefits of a whole foods plant-based eating style.
  3. State some practical tips that you can teach your patients and clients on how to include plant-based food into their daily lives.

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