Researchers from George Washington University School of Medicine recently explored the use of educational classes as a way to boost diabetes outcomes. Their study involved approximately 40 patients with type 2 diabetes who spent 20 weeks on a portion-controlled or vegan diet. They were also supported by weekly nutritional classes, and they were found to have significant reductions in HbA1C, BMI, and LDL cholesterol.
Nutritional classes were held in the waiting room of the medical practice office. They included diabetes-related nutritional information, diet challenges, and tips for food preparation, meal planning, and healthy recipes. The findings suggest that these added supports could go a long way to heighten diabetes outcomes.
These findings were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on April 17, 2018.