The Physicians Committee

News Release - diabetes

The Latest Fat Debate: Not All Calories are Stored Equally

Hana Kahleova, M.D., Ph.D., presented "The effect of a vegetarian versus conventional hypocaloric diabetic diet on thigh adipose tissue distribution in patients with type 2 diabetes," at the American Diabetes Association’s 77th Scientific Sessions in San Diego on June 12, 2017.

Physicians Committee to ‘Stick a Fork in Diabetes’ with Social Media Campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C.—For Diabetes Month this November, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine— a national nonprofit promoting good health through good nutrition—is inviting people to spread the message that plant-based foods can prevent or even reverse diabetes. The campaign, Stick a Fork in Diabetes, taps into the power of social media and selfies. By using the hashtag #StickAForkInDiabetes to share a selfie featuring a plant-based food on a fork, social media users will reach millions with the lifesaving message.

Diabetes Cooking and Nutrition Course Starts Oct. 4

WHAT: Food for Life: Diabetes Initiative (a five-class cooking and nutrition course)
WHEN: Oct. 4 to Nov. 1 (Tuesdays), 6 to 8 p.m. 
WHERE: Barnard Medical Center, 5100 Wisconsin Ave, N.W., Ste. 400, Washington, D.C. (a short walk from the Friendship Heights Metro stop on the Red Line). 

Diabetes Prevention Groups Unite for Free Lecture and Cooking Demonstration Tour

WASHINGTON— Several health organizations are uniting for a five-city tour of India, offering free lectures on diabetes reversal and cooking demonstrations. The events, which are free and open to the public, take place August 21 through September 4. The tour will take speakers to Krishnanagar, Mumbai, Trivandrum, Chandigarh, and Pune. Dates and locations are detailed below.

Members of the public who want to lose weight, lower cholesterol or blood pressure, manage diabetes, and improve overall health will benefit from the educational lectures.

Doctors Distribute 8,000 Diabetes Prevention Toolkits at the Gathering of Nations

ALBUQUERQUE—The Physicians Committee—a nonprofit representing more than 12,000 concerned physicians—distributed diabetes prevention information at the Gathering of Nations Pow-wow, a three-day event that started  Thursday, April 28.