Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Guadalajara Jal., Mexico:

I have a 9 year old sister with Type 1 diabetes. We are looking to give her the best diet to prevent complications in the future. Do you know of any reliable research that shows if Japanese or vegetarian nutrition habits are better to prevent complications than other cultures nutrition habits?


I am not aware of any reliable research on whether Japanese or vegetarian nutrition habits are better in helping to prevent complications. There is some evidence that vegetarian diets, with adequate protein for growth, have some benefits but data is not conclusive at this time.


Original posting 16 Mar 97


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:54
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.