The authors concluded, “This present case series showed that 24-hour fasting regimens can significantly reverse or eliminate the need for diabetic medication.” Here’s to hoping that the results of this small three-person case study leads to larger studies. One of the big bonuses of intermittent fasting? It’s free. And this is significant, considering diabetes costs the U.S. economy $245 billion a year.
If you have diabetes or any other health condition, always talk to your doctor about fasting before you try it out. In the meantime, here’s a beginner’s guide to all things intermittent fasting.