Diabetes is the disease of high sugars in your system; it is a potentially devastating disease for many people, and it is reaching epidemic proportions among all societies that have more of an American diet (including China). It is definitely a lifestyle disease; each person’s dietary intake, exercise and weight issues play a huge factor in whether or not you get the disease.
There’s a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine which confirms other studies regarding diet and diabetes. In this interesting study, people who had a new diagnosis of diabetes were split into a low carbohydrate Mediterranean diet group and a low fat diet group. After four years, only 44% of the Mediterranean diet group needed diabetes pills, versus 70% of the other group. You can find out more details about the diet here.