Can Diet Get My A1C Under 5.7?
Q: Dear Dr. Trapp,
I have been pre-diabetic for about 3 years. My A1C has been 6.1, two years in a row now. Using diet, what could be my chances of getting it under 5.7? I am planning to eat a strict WFPB diet for 6 months, and then re-test.
It is a great idea to use the no oil WFPB dietary approach (like we advocate here at PBNSG), to help lower your A1c. I have had many patients do this successfully, and research supports the effectiveness of this approach. For a useful resource, check out www.21daykickstart.org - providing free meal plans, which are all vegan and oil free. Also see the 18-minute TEDx Talk with Dr. Barnard at www.pcrm.org/diabetes.
Wishing you good health,
Dr. Caroline Trapp, DNP, CDE