Reversal of Gestational Diabetes with a Low-Fat, Wholefood Plant-Based Diet

A Patient Self-Reported Outcome

  • Robyn Chuter
Keywords: gestational diabetes, gestational diabetes mellitus, medical nutrition therapy, insulin resistance, plant based diet

Abstract

Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is a pathological disturbance in blood glucose regulation that is first detected during pregnancy. Pregnancy hormones, especially human placental lactogen, induce insulin resistance. a low-fat, whole-food, plant-based diet has been found to improve insulin sensitivity in prediabetes and type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Brooke was diagnosed with GDM despite having been on a 100% plantbased diet for 6 years prior to becoming pregnant; however, her diet was relatively high in fat. Within 10 days of reducing her fat intake to <10% of daily energy, she achieved normal blood glucose readings.

Published
2020-06-10
How to Cite
Chuter, R. (2020). Reversal of Gestational Diabetes with a Low-Fat, Wholefood Plant-Based Diet. International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention, 2(2), 7. Retrieved from https://ijdrp.org/index.php/ijdrp/article/view/177
Section
Medical Humanities