Diabetes Type 2 is being studied by the several scientists. There has been several small studies to find a breakthrough to it. Scientists have been trying to find that whether intermittent fasting can have an impact on Diabetes Type 2. Scientists have conducted a recent study. Lets see what has been concluded from it.
Diabetes Type 2 breakthrough: The study
In this study, three men were referred for the experiment. They were referred to Intensive Dietary Management Clinic. This is in Toronto of Canada. These men were using insulin. This was to manage type 2 diabetes.
Quitting insulin can cause dangerous conditions. This is because it will cause shift in glucose levels. They were therefore instructed to do intermittent fasting. Moreover, they were also told to stop if they start feeling unhealthy.
They were allowed to have only low calorie drinks. This includes water, coffee as well as tea. Moreover bone broth is a part of the list. Also they ate only dinner.
Two of the patients could do fasting daily. While one could fast three days a week. By the end of the study, all the three patients had lost weight.
Moreover, two of them did not even need medications for diabetes. What’s more is that the third patient also stopped taking insulin. This is because he could now sustain on oral pills.
Conclusions drawn from the study
The major conclusion drawn is that therapeutic fasting can cure diabetes type 2. Moreover, dietary intervention also reverses type 2. This is even when they were suffering from it for 25 years.
However, the study has been carried out on a very small size. Therefore it is important to be corroborated in a population that is large.
However, if this succeeds then it will be a great news for millions. Moreover, it will also chip away about $327 billion. This is the amount that costs US on 2017. This is according to American Diabetes Association.
However, whether this way of treatment will succeed or not is still a question.