Reversal of Gestational Diabetes with a Low-Fat, Wholefood Plant-Based Diet
A Patient Self-Reported Outcome
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.