"Is there a way to get my diabetes under control without all these pills?"
"Can I control my blood pressure naturally?"
So it is gratifying when occasionally I have patients who do exactly what I recommend and harvest the results. Over the last month, I've seen three patients, all of whom were diagnosed with diabetes. Each one had changed their diet to a primarily whole foods, plant-based diet and all of them had been able, in consultation with me to drop all diabetes medications. All but one had been (again, on my advice) able to discontinue their cholesterol pills, and we stopped the one who was still on them. One patient was only on a single blood pressure pill with a goal of stopping that as well, down from seven different medications previously.
The lesson is that the people who can and do make modifications to their eating and lifestyle do get great results.