Diabetes Reversal from Plant-Based Eating: Reality or Fallacy?

Sunday, October 18
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (Central Time)
Location:
CE: 1.0
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)

This presentation will address the science and definitions behind the frequently-referenced terms of ‘remission,’ ‘reversible,’ or ‘curable’ diabetes. Plant-based eating patterns will be discussed as they relate to the microbiome and nutritional factors affecting insulin resistance and beta cell function of people diagnosed with diabetes. Short video vignettes will be weaved into this presentation from patients with diabetes who are following a plant-based plan. Information presented will equip registered dietitians with talking tracks for diabetes management.

Learning Objectives:

  • discuss the research on diabetes remission and the implications for clinical practice.
  • describe the nutritional factors involved in insulin resistance and beta cell dysfunction.
  • provide counseling to patients with diabetes on an evidence-based plant-based eating plan.

Performance Indicators:

  • 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to
    improve practice, service delivery, and health and
    nutrition of customers.
  • 8.1.5 Applies medical nutrition therapy in disease
    prevention and management.
  • 9.6.5 In collaboration with the customer, develops
    counseling or coaching goals.

    Speaker(s)

  • Diabetes Reversal from Plant-Based Eating: Reality or Fallacy? -

    Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, LD, CDCES

    Diabetes Lifestyle Expert

    Diabetes Every Day

  • Diabetes Reversal from Plant-Based Eating: Reality or Fallacy? -

    Meghan Jardine, MS, MBA, RDN, LD, CDE

    Associate Director of Diabetes Nutrition Education

    Physicians Committee