Though the movie is being screened for Sun dance right now, I had the great opportunity to talke with the creator/producer of the film and he is a really great guy. I would definitely encourage your mother to watch it.
While I’m not Raw Foods “lobbyist” by any stretch (yet anyway :-P), I have been 50-60% Raw for 4-5 months now and can only speak from my personal results and experience. I never dreamed I’d have such amazing results. My average glucose has gone down more than 50% and my HbA1c is down a full 3% (and I’m still waiting on the latest results but expect them to be lower as well.). And all I did was replace my breakfast with organic fruit/veggie smoothies! I was previously 50% Macrobiotic for the year before that which also helped me a great deal. For the first 13-14 years of having diabetes I was on a very SAD (Standard American Diet) slightly tweaked from the ADA guidelines.
It may be hard for some people, but it is a very personal choice and something that takes self-discipline and determination. It really is a lifestyle and not a diet, though some people will get turned off on an natural, plant-based diet alone. Like in the movie trailer, there was one guy who couldn’t take it and left the program even though he was getting amazing results the doctors couldn’t explain (boy does that sound familiar…). I’m planning on increasing my Raw foods intake to 80-100% soon.
While I have heard early stage diabetics who have reversed the disease and stopped using insulin completely (I’m down over 50% of what I used to take a few months ago myself. I’m not on a pump either.), when looking into things like this you HAVE to remember that everyone is different. As so everyone will have different results depending on their current lifestyle, eating habits and levels of toxicity. While it does have great and immediate effects in some, it isn’t an over-night cure “take 2 of these and you’ll be fine in the morning” type of thing many have been hoping to find.
As Libby offered, feel free to msg me if you like. Best of luck and for your mother as well!