After intermittent fasting, 3 men no longer take insulin for diabetes — but experts stress caution


History highlightsThree people with diabetes were able to stop taking insulin after an intermittent fast, according to a new report. More research is needed to prove it as a possible therapeutic regimen for diabetes. Experts do not recommend trying a fasting diet without first talking to your doctor (CNN) Three men with type 2 diabetes used "intermittent fasting" to reverse their dependence on insulin, according to a report published on Tuesday, but should not try it without medical supervision, experts say. The new case report says that all three patients also improved their weight, and their HbA1C, a measure of blood sugar levels, improved. "People are focused on administering medications for type 2 diabetes, but it's a dietary disease," said Dr. Jason Fung, study author and medical director of the Intensive Diet. Administration program in Toronto. Experts say this clashes with the widely held belief that diabetes is strictly a chronic and irreversible disease, although Fung said that has been changing in recent years. ears. What is intermittent fasting, and is it healthy? "In general, the concept of reversing or curing diabetes … is not well accepted in the medical field," said Dr. Abhinav Diwan, associate professor of cell biology medicine. and physiology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "It's not even a therapeutic goal when people start treating diabetics." You love him. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention UU They estimate that 9.4% of Americans, approximately 30.3 million people, have diabetes, and almost a quarter of them are undiagnosed. Ninety to 95% of these cases are type 2 diabetes. An additional 33.9% of the population, or 84.1 million people, have prediabetes, says the agency. "Diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure, lower limb amputations, and adult onset blindness," says the CDC. The fountain of youth? In the study, patients followed fasting for 24 hours several times a week. They only dined on fasting days, but they could drink water, coffee and broth everywhere. All were men, 40, 52 and 67 years old, who had been diagnosed with diabetes 20, 25 and 10 years before, respectively. The participants had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, which has been linked to obesity and develops over the years due to a combination of genetics and lifestyle. In this type, the body becomes less sensitive to insulin, a hormone that needs to balance glucose in the bloodstream. This is different from type 1 diabetes, an autoimmune condition in which the pancreas does not produce much insulin, if at all. Fasting for people with type 1 diabetes "may be unsafe because of the increased risk of hypoglycemia," said Diwan, who was not involved in the new study. However, he has investigated fasting and diabetes in mice, looking for important clues in the cell phone. At the level of how this might work. When it comes to this field of research, he said, "these are the first days but they are very exciting." The new report is not a definitive study, he added; has a small sample size, no control group and

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    After intermittent fasting, 3 men no longer take insulin for diabetes — but experts stress caution

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