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Diabetes and Plant Based Diet

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

1 in 3 Malaysian adults will likely be diabetic by 2025.”

- Ministry of Health, Malaysia

Diabetes: Disease of the 21st century with over 460 million people worldwide in 2019.

- International Diabetes Federation

"A plant-based diet is very healthful in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes"

Dr. Qi Sun, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, USA.

"In a study funded by the National Institute of Health, we determined that a plant-based diet controlled blood sugar three times more effectively than a traditional diabetes diet that limited calories and carbohydrates."

Dr. Neal Barnard, Physicians Committee, USA

Know where you stand

Pre-diabetes Do you have signs of frequent urination, constant thirst, hunger, weight loss and tiredness? Your blood sugar might be higher than normal. Change to a plant-based diet and do regular exercise before becoming diabetic. Type 1 Diabetes This is a chronic condition due to a dysfunctional pancreas. It usually appears during childhood or your teen years. Type 2 Diabetes About 90% of diabetics are of this type. Tendency to develop Type 2 diabetes increases if you :

  • are overweight

  • are not physically active

  • have high blood pressure (hypertension)

  • have high cholesterol

  • have close relatives with the same condition

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