So I know that a vegan diet is supposed to be good for diabetics, and can even reverse the disease and/or allow them to quit using their medications. Are any of you vegans out there diabetic?
I guess I'm not quite clear on the mechanism, if there is one, or if people know what it is, that makes a vegan diet good for diabetics. If you're a vegan who eats vegan brownies and potato chips and drinks Coke all day, are you as likely to be a diabetic as an omni who behaves that way? Or is there something about animal products that makes your metabolism less responsive to insulin? more likely to develop diabetes?
My mom is a diabetic--and a lifelong omni--and I want to know a little more about this before I really try to talk her into becoming vegan. She is respectful of my choices, but insists she could never do anything that "radical" herself. But if I could show her that it could really make a difference to her health, she might be more open to it.
Also, since I share genes with her, I'm wondering what the chances are of me becoming diabetic even as a long-time vegan.