Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

  • Timothy A. Zaki New York University School of Medicine
  • Gaurav Sharma Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, New York University School of Medicine
  • Lilian M. Correa
  • Krisann Polito-Moller NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
  • Sapana Shah Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
  • Shivam Joshi Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
  • Michelle M. McMacken Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
  • Andrew M. Freeman Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, National Jewish Health
Keywords: type 2 diabetes mellitus, carbohydrate, fiber, plant-based diet

Abstract

We report the case of a 41-year-old male with severe obesity, hypertension, and an 8-year history of type 2 diabetes mellitus who achieved dramatic glycemic improvement following a 10-week low-fat, whole-food, plant based diet. Improvements in weight, blood pressure, and lipid values were noted as well.

Author Biographies

Timothy A. Zaki, New York University School of Medicine
  • Timothy Zaki (corresponding author); 334 East 26th Street, New York, NY 10010; Zaki@med.nyu.edu; 949-616-2851

Disclosures:

Author contributions: the authors of this manuscript have participated in all stages of manuscript production and agree to publish the following manuscript.

Relationships with industry and other entities: Dr McMacken holds relations with Nutrinic, Inc, and Sustainable Diet, Inc. Dr Freeman performs non-promotional speaking for Boehringer-Ingelheim. The remaining authors have nothing to disclose.

Consent: informed consent was obtained for this case report.

Other: this case report is original and has not been published before; however, it was presented at the 2019 Montefiore Einstein Preventative Cardiology Conference on November 2, 2019 in Bronx, New York.

 

Gaurav Sharma, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, New York University School of Medicine
  • Gaurav Sharma; 530 1st Ave, Suite 4F New York, NY 10016; gs229@cornell.edu; 212-263-5162
  • Disclosures:

    Author contributions: the authors of this manuscript have participated in all stages of manuscript production and agree to publish the following manuscript.

    Relationships with industry and other entities: Dr McMacken holds relations with Nutrinic, Inc, and Sustainable Diet, Inc. Dr Freeman performs non-promotional speaking for Boehringer-Ingelheim. The remaining authors have nothing to disclose.

    Consent: informed consent was obtained for this case report.

    Other: this case report is original and has not been published before; however, it was presented at the 2019 Montefiore Einstein Preventative Cardiology Conference on November 2, 2019 in Bronx, New York.

     

Lilian M. Correa

NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue

  • Lilian M. Correa; 462 1st Ave, New York, NY 10016; correaL2@nychhc.org; 212-562-20
  • Disclosures:

    Author contributions: the authors of this manuscript have participated in all stages of manuscript production and agree to publish the following manuscript.

    Relationships with industry and other entities: Dr McMacken holds relations with Nutrinic, Inc, and Sustainable Diet, Inc. Dr Freeman performs non-promotional speaking for Boehringer-Ingelheim. The remaining authors have nothing to disclose.

    Consent: informed consent was obtained for this case report.

    Other: this case report is original and has not been published before; however, it was presented at the 2019 Montefiore Einstein Preventative Cardiology Conference on November 2, 2019 in Bronx, New York.

     

Krisann Polito-Moller, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
  • Krisann Polito-Moller; 462 1st Ave, New York, NY 10016; politok@nychhc.org; 212-562-763
  • Disclosures:

    Author contributions: the authors of this manuscript have participated in all stages of manuscript production and agree to publish the following manuscript.

    Relationships with industry and other entities: Dr McMacken holds relations with Nutrinic, Inc, and Sustainable Diet, Inc. Dr Freeman performs non-promotional speaking for Boehringer-Ingelheim. The remaining authors have nothing to disclose.

    Consent: informed consent was obtained for this case report.

    Other: this case report is original and has not been published before; however, it was presented at the 2019 Montefiore Einstein Preventative Cardiology Conference on November 2, 2019 in Bronx, New York.

     

Sapana Shah, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
  • Sapana Shah; 462 1st Ave, New York, NY 10016; shah@nyumc.org; 212-562-1686
  • Disclosures:

    Author contributions: the authors of this manuscript have participated in all stages of manuscript production and agree to publish the following manuscript.

    Relationships with industry and other entities: Dr McMacken holds relations with Nutrinic, Inc, and Sustainable Diet, Inc. Dr Freeman performs non-promotional speaking for Boehringer-Ingelheim. The remaining authors have nothing to disclose.

    Consent: informed consent was obtained for this case report.

    Other: this case report is original and has not been published before; however, it was presented at the 2019 Montefiore Einstein Preventative Cardiology Conference on November 2, 2019 in Bronx, New York.

     

Shivam Joshi, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
  • Shivam Joshi; 462 1st Ave, New York, NY 10016; joshi@nyulangone.org; 212-562-2359
  • Disclosures:

    Author contributions: the authors of this manuscript have participated in all stages of manuscript production and agree to publish the following manuscript.

    Relationships with industry and other entities: Dr McMacken holds relations with Nutrinic, Inc, and Sustainable Diet, Inc. Dr Freeman performs non-promotional speaking for Boehringer-Ingelheim. The remaining authors have nothing to disclose.

    Consent: informed consent was obtained for this case report.

    Other: this case report is original and has not been published before; however, it was presented at the 2019 Montefiore Einstein Preventative Cardiology Conference on November 2, 2019 in Bronx, New York.

     

Michelle M. McMacken, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, New York University School of Medicine
  • Michelle M. McMacken; 462 1st Ave, New York, NY 10016; mcmacken@nyulangone.org; 212-562-1686
  • Disclosures:

    Author contributions: the authors of this manuscript have participated in all stages of manuscript production and agree to publish the following manuscript.

    Relationships with industry and other entities: Dr McMacken holds relations with Nutrinic, Inc, and Sustainable Diet, Inc. Dr Freeman performs non-promotional speaking for Boehringer-Ingelheim. The remaining authors have nothing to disclose.

    Consent: informed consent was obtained for this case report.

    Other: this case report is original and has not been published before; however, it was presented at the 2019 Montefiore Einstein Preventative Cardiology Conference on November 2, 2019 in Bronx, New York.

     

Andrew M. Freeman, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, National Jewish Health
  • Andrew M. Freeman; 1400 Jackson St, Denver, CO 80206; andrew@docandrew.com; 303-552-2390
  • Disclosures:

    Author contributions: the authors of this manuscript have participated in all stages of manuscript production and agree to publish the following manuscript.

    Relationships with industry and other entities: Dr McMacken holds relations with Nutrinic, Inc, and Sustainable Diet, Inc. Dr Freeman performs non-promotional speaking for Boehringer-Ingelheim. The remaining authors have nothing to disclose.

    Consent: informed consent was obtained for this case report.

    Other: this case report is original and has not been published before; however, it was presented at the 2019 Montefiore Einstein Preventative Cardiology Conference on November 2, 2019 in Bronx, New York.

     

Published
2020-03-04
How to Cite
Zaki, T., Sharma, G., Correa, L., Polito-Moller, K., Shah, S., Joshi, S., McMacken, M., & Freeman, A. (2020). Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet. International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, 2(1), 6. Retrieved from https://ijdrp.org/index.php/ijdrp/article/view/117
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