Leading clinical researcher, adjunct associate professor of medicine, author, and health advocate, Neal Barnard, MD shares his scientifically proven system to taking control of diabetes through nutrition, without drugs in Taking Control of Diabetes with Dr. Neil Barnard. The 3-segment, 60-minute program is targeted at diabetics and those at risk of becoming diabetic based on genes and current lifestyle habits. Dr. Barnard's new approach addresses diabetes, but it also helps with other ailments including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and weight. In the program, Dr. Barnard explains the different types of diabetes and how each can be triggered by genetics, weight, poor diet and lack of physical activity or pregnancy. Dr. Barnard reveals in-depth scientific studies from leading national organizations, unveiling results that not only diminish diabetes, but increase energy and weight loss. Dr. Barnard explains the research and offers simple, step-by-step guidelines to apply the research into one's lifestyle. Not all bodies are wired the same. Many are predisposed to diabetes through genetics. However, the same simple guidelines can be used to protect the body from head to toe including the heart, eyes and bones. Through a series of studies, Dr. Barnard discovered that it is possible to repair insulin function and reverse Type 2 diabetes through nutrition. By following Dr. Barnard's life-changing approach, viewers will be able to control blood sugar three times more effectively than with the standard dietary regimen for people with diabetes. Dr. Barnard's program is a three-rule system to taking control of diabetes including a vegan diet, low in fat and low glycemic index. A vegan diet means avoiding all animal products and, instead, eating regular meals in the four food groups -- vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes. In Taking Control of Diabetes, Dr. Barnard presents the effects from fat, fiber and calories. Did you know adding 14 grams of fiber to your diet can cut your daily calorie intake by 10%? Or that 9 calories equate to one fat gram?; And that the percentage of fat in beef versus chicken only differs by 6%? In the special, Dr. Barnard teaches basic dietary guidelines to identifying fiber-rich foods, foods low in fat and low glycemic index foods, with no limits or calorie counting. Dr. Neal Barnard is the author of numerous scientific and medical publications and more than 15 books. He is frequently called on by news programs and international medical associations to speak on nutrition, research issues and areas in modern medicine. Dr. Barnard received his M.D. degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, a Life Member of the American Medical Association, and a member of the American Diabetes Association. In 1985, Dr. Barnard founded the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a nationwide group of physicians and lay supporters promoting preventive medicine and addressing controversies in modern medicine.