Food as Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Remission

The evidence-based path toward helping patients with diabetes regain health and vitality.

This Food as Medicine course session offers a comprehensive exploration of how food can be utilized as medicine in the management, and potential remission of type 2 diabetes and reversal of insulin resistance. Through a combination of didactic lecture and case studies, participants will delve into the efficacy and clinical application of commonly used clinical guidelines as well as review nutrition therapy practices and strategies.

Furthermore, an emphasis on how the food as medicine dosing intensity impacts clinical outcomes and medication deprescription needs for patients with type 2 diabetes management and insulin resistance is reviewed.   

Health care providers are becoming aware of the potential to drive type 2 diabetes into remission using diet and lifestyle interventions. However, many lack the essential tools to assist their patients in succeeding in this task.

This course provides:

  • Scientific evidence for diet and lifestyle interventions that are effective in treating type 2 diabetes.
  • Practical information regarding the finer points of dietary interventions that are both safe and effective.
  • Critical information regarding the dosing of lifestyle medicine intervention and the deprescribing of medications
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“If your goal is to support patients with type 2 diabetes in making lifestyle changes that will optimize their opportunity to achieve remission, this course is a must. It provides a blueprint for constructing plant-based diets that are both safe and effective. It offers guidelines for appropriate lifestyle medicine dosing and medication deprescribing.”

Brenda Davis
Lead Course Faculty


“There is so much information out there for clinicians caring for people living with diabetes, most of which is not based in science or driven by experts in the fields. This is so confusing for clinicians thus their patients who simply are trying to get healthier. We hope to help guide you through the noise to help you help your patients.”

Arti Thangudu, MD, DipABLM
Lead Course Faculty

Learning Objectives of this Course:

  • Review commonly utilized clinical guidelines and nutrition therapy practices for diabetes.
  • Describe evidence that nutrition therapy is an effective strategy for the treatment of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, sometimes resulting in complete remission of the disease.
  • Discuss nutrition guidelines for treatment and remission of type 2 diabetes and reversal of insulin resistance.
  • Discuss the role of medication deprescription.
  • Explore application of food as medicine for treatment and remission of type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance.

Arti Thangudu, MD, DipABLM
Founder & Endocrinologist, Complete Medicine
Adjunct Professor, University of Incarnate Word  School of Medicine

Dr. Arti Thangudu is a highly skilled, triple board-certified physician who specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She is a passionate patient advocate. She believes her duty is to provide patient-centered care with a strong doctor-patient relationship. Her practice blends her medical expertise with optimization of lifestyle to achieve health for her patients who suffer with obesity, diabetes, thyroid problems, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and other metabolic and hormonal disorders.

Dr. Thangudu’s commitment to better care, relationships and outcomes in endocrinology led her to found two healthcare companies. Her first, Complete Medicine, is a direct specialty care clinic in endocrinology. She then launched HeyHealthy, an outcomes driven company that helps self-insured businesses who want to save money and time on employee healthcare by providing accessible, supportive diabetes and hormonal care to employees so they can be healthy, stay out of the hospital and have renewed energy and productivity

Dr. Thangudu’s bachelor’s degree is in Journalism from Northwestern University, she received her MD from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine; Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Lifestyle Medicine – a field that focuses on maximizing our health through nutrition, exercise, stress management, emotional and mental well-being, sleep and cessation of unhealthy habits.

Dr. Thangudu worked in one of the busiest endocrinology practices in the nation after her training where she learned about the traditional healthcare system before she ventured into physician entrepreneurship.

Dr. Thangudu is married to an ICU physician and adores being mama to an eight-year-old girl and six-year-old boy.

Brenda Davis, RD
Self-Employed Consultant
Speaker and Author
Private Practice

Brenda Davis, registered dietitian, is a plant-based trailblazer and an internationally acclaimed speaker. Brenda has been a featured speaker at medical, nutrition, and dietetic conferences in 25 countries on 6 continents. As a prolific nutrition writer, Brenda has authored/co-authored 13 books with nearly a million copies in print in 15 languages. Her most recent works include Plant-Powered Protein (2023), Nourish: The Definitive Plant-based Nutrition Guide for Families (2020), Kick Diabetes Essentials (2019), The Kick Diabetes Cookbook (2018), Becoming Vegan: Comprehensive Edition (2014) and Becoming Vegan: Express Edition (2013). Brenda has also authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and is a past chair of the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She was the lead dietitian in a diabetes randomized controlled trial in the Marshall Islands. Brenda was the 7th recipient of the Plantrician Project’s Luminary Award in 2022. She lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Sessions and Format

Food as Medicine for Type 2 Diabetes Remission consists of one lecture.

3 hours of CME/CE content

Content is viewed in a digital format. Users are able to click through the interactive modules at their own pace and complete a corresponding quiz. This content can be viewed on a desktop, tablet or mobile device. Speakers or headphones are required.

Term of Approval
June 25, 2024 – June 24, 2027

Access to online material is granted through the term of approval which ends June 24, 2027.­­­­

In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Rush University Medical Center and the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM). The Rush University Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

For Medicine: Rush University Medical Center designates enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For Nursing: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 nursing contact hour(s).

For Pharmacy: Rush University Medical Center designates this knowledge-based enduring material for a maximum of 3 contact hour(s) for pharmacists.

For Psychologists: Rush University Medical Center designates this enduring material for 3 CE credits in psychology.

For Dieticians: This enduring material has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 3 CPEUs.

For Social Work: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Rush University Medical Center is approved to offer social work continuing education buy the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved continuing education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. Social workers completing this course receive 3 general continuing education credits.

For physical therapy or occupational therapy: Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy/occupational therapy by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Rush University designates this enduring material for a maximum of 5.50 continuing education credits for physical therapists/ occupational therapists.

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 3 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participation completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

AAFP Prescribed Credits: The AAFP has reviewed Lifestyle Medicine & Food as Medicine Essentials Course Bundle and deemed it acceptable for up to 3 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credit(s). Term of Approval is from 06/24/2024 Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABLM MOC:  The American Board of Lifestyle Medicine has approved 3 maintenance of certification credits (MOC) for this learning activity.

For NBC-HWCs: The National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching (NBHWC) has approved 3.00 continuing education credits for this learning activity: CEA-000305-1.

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