Neal Barnard, MD, on Why Ignoring Nutrition Is Not Optional in Diabetes

Neal Barnard, MD, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, discusses evidence on the key role of plant-based eating patterns in the treatment of diabetes, as well as the importance of multidisciplinary care when it comes to improving a patient's diet.

Neal Barnard, MD, is President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.

Additional Reading:

  1. Barnard ND. Ignorance of nutrition is no longer defensible [Published online July 1, 2019]. JAMA Intern Med. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.2273.
  2. Barnard ND, Cohen J, Jenkins DJA, et al. A low-fat vegan diet and a conventional diabetes diet in the treatment of type 2 diabetes: a randomized, controlled, 74-wk clinical trial. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;1588S-1596S.