By Heather Ferris, Elvira Isganaitis and Florence Brown in the April 26, 2017 Washington Post.
Mrs. G. came to our offices for her first visit distraught. Her primary care doctor had just diagnosed her with diabetes, and she was here for advice. She was shocked by the diagnosis. She had always been overweight and had relatives with diabetes, but she believed she lived a healthy lifestyle. One of the habits that she identified as healthy was drinking freshly squeezed juice every day, which she saw as a virtuous food. We asked her to stop drinking juice entirely. She left the office somewhat unconvinced, but after three months of cutting out the juice and making some changes to her diet, her diabetes was under control without the need for insulin.