VN: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (2024)

Author and Year:
Bunner A, Wells C, Gonzales J, et al. 2015
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Article Title:
A dietary intervention for chronic diabetic neuropathy pain: a randomized controlled pilot study.
Bunner A, Wells C, Gonzales J, Agarwal U, Bayat E, Barnard N
Nutrition & Diabetes
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Study Design:
Randomized Controlled Trial
Risk of Bias Assessment Rating:
Low risk
Inclusion Criteria:
Age 18-65 years; diagnosis of type 2 diabetes; diagnosis or symptoms of painful diabetic neuropathy for at least 6 months.
Exclusion Criteria:
Vitamin B12 deficiency; alcohol consumption of more than two drinks per day; use of recreational drugs in the past 6 months; pregnancy; unstable medical or psychiatric illness; current adherence to a vegan diet; inability or unwillingness to participate in all components of the study.
Research Purpose:
We therefore hypothesized that a plant-based dietary intervention can reduce diabetic neuropathy pain and conducted a randomized, controlled, pilot study to test this hypothesis. This study was intended to investigate the efficacy of this approach and the suitability of the overall method, permitting larger trials to follow.
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Study Location:
Washington DC
Source(s) of Funding:
Not reported
Please specify names of funders:
Not reported