Three men with Type 2 diabetes used “intermittent fasting” to reverse their dependence on insulin, according to a report published Tuesday — but you shouldn’t try it without medical supervision, experts say.
The new case report says the three patients also lost weight, and their HbA1Cs, a measure of blood sugar levels, improved.
“People are focused on giving drugs to Type 2 diabetes, but it’s a dietary disease,” said study author Dr. Jason Fung, medical director of the Intensive Dietary Management Program in Toronto.
Experts say this clashes with the widely held belief that diabetes is strictly a chronic, irreversible disease — though Fung said that’s been changing in recent years.
Excerpted from CNN