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  • Anne Mullens

Check out two handy new resources on the diabetes remission site

Updated: Jul 8

Are you vegan, vegetarian or from a culture with a specific cuisine? Do you want to better understand the common principles among the ways of eating that may work to lower blood glucose?

We’ve just uploaded a great infographic to the diabetes remission site that summarizes Eight Common Principles of all dietary approaches that will help lead to remission, no matter which way you choose to eat.

“Often people argue over which way of eating is better. But diet wars can alienate or confuse individuals,” explains Sean McKelvey, CEO of the Institute for Personalized Therapeutic Nutrition.  “For example, if your cultural diet is Vietnamese or South Asian, telling you to eat a Mediterranean diet may not be helpful. Instead, by understanding the eight principles of diets that work to improve blood glucose, you can apply those principles to your own preferred cuisine.”

The infographic features a plate surrounded by common dietary approaches, with the list of the 8 principles in the center. Two of those principles are eating whole, minimally processed foods and eliminating added sources of sugar. Can you list all eight?

The infographic can now be found under “Patient Resources” in the Diabetes Remission website.

We’ve also uploaded a second helpful resource for busy health professionals to the health provider page of the same website.

The PDF has clickable links to research evidence, patient handouts, links to information about medication management, as well as to the IPTN Therapeutic Nutrition Community of Practice for health professionals. The PDF enables health professionals have key supports close at hand.

“We know health professionals are so busy. So we created the Quick Start Guide to help them have easy access to the info they need,” said Barb Reece, who co-developed the guide.

The resource was created to quickly orient health care providers in two rural BC communities to the evidence and emerging practice around T2D remission as part of a Health Excellence Canada (HEC) grant to design community-based diabetes remission services in rural locations. [We wrote about that exciting HEC project in February. Read it here.]

“We felt that the Quick Start Guide was so useful that we needed to share it more widely with other health professionals who visit our site,” Reece said.

So head on over to  to explore the new material.

We also are continually adding inspiring stories of type 2 diabetes remission, as well as following the month-by-month progress of Elisabeth, who is putting her type 2 diabetes into remission.  Check it out.

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