That’s why a new paper, published in the journal BMJ Case Reports, that details how three patients reverse-treated their diabetes—eliminating the need to use insulin altogether—using an intermittent fasting program is turning a lot of heads. The authors, who are doctors, were inspired to write the paper after these three patients experienced so much success.
Diabetes and pre-diabetes are some of the most pressing health issues facing the world today. They are dangerous, progressive diseases that are extremely expensive to treat. They are also intricately related to diet and lifestyle factors, like the consumption of added sugars and lack of regular exercise. In other words: We’re hard-pressed to find effective treatments for diabetes that are more effective and less expensive than the ones we’re currently working with.