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As diabetes continues to spread worldwide, it is essential that an effective approach is adopted for its prevention and treatment. Neither current mainstream recommendations nor the available medication treat the condition successfully.

The D-Diet, based predominantly on low GI foods, has proved highly efficient in inducing the key metabolic changes needed for diabetes reversal. It reduces the ability of intracellular lipids to interfere with glucose sensitivity and prevents high blood cholesterol and other excessive lipids from damaging the heart and blood vessels. It increases the intake of complex carbohydrates vital for slow glucose release and replaces animal protein with plant protein to protect the kidneys. It improves the health of diabetics to such an extent that their medication might need to be lowered or even discontinued and it has the power to reverse conditions such as pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

It has been established that type 2 diabetes is preventable yet there appears to be little knowledge that type 1 diabetes can also be prevented. According to decades of research, cows’ milk proteins, ingested by genetically-susceptible young children, can cause a specific immune reaction leading to accidental destruction of insulin producing cells. Type 1 diabetes
may therefore be prevented by prolonging the duration of breastfeeding or by using soya infant formula instead of formulas based on cows’ milk.

What we eat can have a profound effect on our bodies and choosing the right diet can literally save our lives. Diabetes does not have to be a fatal diagnosis. Scientific research and clinical studies show that lifestyle is the single most important factor in the development of diabetes and it is therefore never too late to try a new – and effective – approach.