Current research has demonstrated many potential benefits for individuals with type 1 diabetes who adopt a whole-food, plant-based diet. One of these individuals was featured in the film PlantWise. Her case serves to illustrate many of the benefits that a person with type 1 diabetes may experience by adopting a whole-food, plant-based lifestyle. This paper is divided into three parts. The first section contains the patient story told in her own words. The second section will examine the efficacy of including both type 1 and type 2 diabetes patients in a popular documentary film about lifestyle change. The third section will examine the scientific support for a whole-food, plant-based diet and its effects on diseases such as type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

A plant based diet and Type 1 Diabetes - The Film, PlantWise

Can Type 1 Diabetes Patients Benefit from a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet? A review and critique of a patient story in the film PlantWise