My Patient Didn’t Just Control His Diabetes, He Cured It!

Wausau News

By James Loomis, M.D.

Some of you may have read my previous blog post about how I came to embrace a whole-food, plant-based diet and the effects it had on my personal health and my approach to the prevention and treatment of chronic disease in my practice. As I have incorporated plant-based eating as the cornerstone of my therapeutic arsenal, many of my patients have experienced the same near-miraculous results. Take for example “Bob.”

Bob was a longstanding patient of mine who was overweight. In February of this year, he presented with blurry vision, increased thirst, and frequent urination, all classic signs of diabetes. His initial bloodwork showed a fasting blood sugar (FBS) of 442 and a hemoglobin A1c (a measure of the average blood sugar over the last 3 months) of 9.8%.

American Diabetes Association
Reference Ranges for fasting blood sugar (FBS) and hemoglobin A1c1
FBS: Normal = <…

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