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BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Oct 9;2018. pii: bcr-2017-221854. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-221854.

Therapeutic use of intermittent fasting for people with type 2 diabetes as an alternative to insulin.

Author information

1
Family Medicine, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2
Saint James School of Medicine, Arnos Vale, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
3
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
4
Corporate Medical Centre, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.
5
Department of Medicine, Scarborough Hospital, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

Abstract

This case series documents three patients referred to the Intensive Dietary Management clinic in Toronto, Canada, for insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes. It demonstrates the effectiveness of therapeutic fasting to reverse their insulin resistance, resulting in cessation of insulin therapy while maintaining control of their blood sugars. In addition, these patients were also able to lose significant amounts of body weight, reduce their waist circumference and also reduce their glycated haemoglobin level.

KEYWORDS:

diabetes; diet; endocrine system; metabolic disorders; obesity (nutrition)

PMID:
30301822
PMCID:
PMC6194375
DOI:
10.1136/bcr-2017-221854
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