The New Dietary Approach to Type 2 Diabetes


Completely free webinar from MedFit Classroom!

Although type 2 diabetes has become a major epidemic, nutritional interventions have shown surprising power, both for prevention and treatment—sometimes eliminating diabetes altogether.

Particular attention has been paid to plant-based diets. In clinical trials, plant-based diets have led to dramatic improvements in blood glucose control, plasma lipids, blood pressure, and body weight. During this webinar, Dr. Neal Barnard will describe the rationale for these trials, their results, and how clinicians can put their findings to use.

Emceed by Rick Richey, NASM Master Trainer and author of MedFit Classroom’s Type 2 Diabetes Fitness Specialist online course.

This webinar was presented live on Tuesday, November 30. You are accessing a recording. Any offers or discounts mentioned during the presentation may no longer be active.

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

Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, hormonal symptoms, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that paved the way for viewing type 2 diabetes as a potentially reversible condition for many patients. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 100 scientific publications and 20 books for medical and lay readers, and is the editor in chief of the Nutrition Guide for Clinicians, a textbook made available to all U.S. medical students.

As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. His research contributed to the acceptance of plant-based diets in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In 2015, he was named a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. In 2016, he founded the Barnard Medical Center in Washington, DC, as a model for making nutrition a routine part of all medical care.

Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Barnard received his M.D. degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee.