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While many consider Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) irreversible, fasting has also been long known to cure diabetes. In our previous post, we considered bariatric surgery. While extreme, these surgeries have proven the point that the metabolic abnormalities that underlie T2D (hyper insulinemia, insulin resistance) can often be fully reversed after a short (weeks) period of intensive treatment with bariatrics. Many early studies were done with the heavy-duty Roux-en-Y surgery, which is the heavyweight champions of surgeries. The best weight loss. The most complications. This is the surgery that has ‘Go Big or Go Home’ tattooed on its massive bicep.SurgeryCuresDiabetes5

But even milder forms of bariatric surgery show the same reversibility of T2D. A gastric band is essentially a belt implanted around your stomach.

They keep tightening the belt so that you can’t eat. If you try to eat too much, you’ll puke it all back up. Loverly. It ain’t pretty, but it sure do work. Again, long term results are kind of iffy, but short term results are pretty good.

You can see the results of gastric banding versus medical treatment from the graph above. Patients randomized to the gastric band showed a significant and pretty damn good drop in their fasting blood sugars. In other words, T2D was reversing in a b-i-g way. Those given medicines alone didn’t do very well at all. Basically they stayed the same. They were no better than before.

So, yes, even gastric banding these 500 pound patients with 20 years of diabesity can reverse within weeks even before the weight comes off. One of the main questions is why? There are many hypotheses – which we will consider in a later post, but it is the sudden severe restriction of all calories that causes this beneficial effect. This is the same thing as the time tested, ancient healing tradition of fasting. Fasting is the voluntary restriction of food for religious, health or other purposes (eg. hunger strikes). Is bariatrics simply a surgically enforced fast? The short answer is yes.FastingCuresDiabetes1

The diabetes ‘specialists’ all consider T2D to be a chronic and progressive disease. However, both bariatrics and fasting proves them wrong. Consider this real life example from my practice. A lady in her mid 60’s was referred to me on 120 units of insulin daily along with 2 grams/day of metformin (a type of medication used for T2D). She had T2D for 27 years and had been progressively using higher and higher doses of insulin in an effort to control her blood sugars. However, things were getting worse. So that’s why she was referred to us in the Intensive Dietary Management Program.

We started her on a regimen that included fasting under strict medical supervision. We started with a full week of fasting and immediately reduced her medications. When she was feeling well, she continued for a second week, then a third. By that time she was off her insulin. It’s been over a year now, and she continues to be off all insulin and medications with a HgbA1C of 5.9%. Technically, she is no longer diabetic (defined by an A1C of less than 6%).FastingCuresDiabetes2

She feels terrific – with more energy now than she has had for over a decade. Her husband was so impressed that he also started our program and has recently come off all his insulin, too.

But wait! The diabetes ‘experts’ insist that T2D was a chronic and progressive disease! How can this lady, with her 27 year history of T2D, suddenly reverse all her disease and become non-diabetic? How can this possibly happen?

The answer is quite simple. Logically, there was simply no truth to the statement that T2D is chronic and progressive. It was only a lie. The ‘experts’ were being economical with the truth. Spinning a yarn. Pulling a ‘Bill Clinton’.

But the fact that fasting cures diabetes has been know for close to 100 years! One of the most famous diabetologists in the history of the world – Dr. Elliot Joslin wrote about it in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in 1916! In fact, he thought that it was so obvious that fasting was helpful that studies would not even be necessary. This, from the guy that Harvard University used to name its world famous Joslin Center for Diabetes.

What happened? Well, remember that there was still massive confusion about Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes back then. Fasting would not be particularly useful for Type 1, and type 2 was still quite unusual back then. After the discovery of insulin in the early 1920’s, all the focus turned to it as the ‘cure’ for diabetes. While it was a major advance for type 1, it was not quite the panacea for type 2s. However, most of the interest in fasting disappeared as doctors focused on what would be their mantra for the next century – drugs, drugs, drugs.FastingCuresDiabetes3

The effect of wartime starvation on T2D was also obvious. During both world wars, the mortality from diabetes dropped precipitously. In the interwar period, as people went back to their accustomed eating habits, it went back up. This, of course is quite easy to understand. Since T2D is essentially a disease of excessive sugar in the body, reducing intake of sugars and carbohydrates should cause less disease.

Returning to the point that bariatrics is simply a surgically enforced fast, you can directly compare the effects of fasting and bariatrics. In a fascinating study, patients who were waiting to undergo bariatric procedures were given a period of fasting beforehand. The reasoning was quite simple. Many of these morbidly obese patients had enormous fatty livers. If you could somehow reduce this fatty liver and reduce their weight somewhat, the risk of surgical complications would be reduced.

The reduction in liver size would make working in the abdominal cavity much easier, with better vision. Since many of these procedures are done laparascopically, being able to see better is a huge benefit. Also, with less abdominal distention, abdominal wound healing was significantly improved. Therefore, it was decided to try a period of fasting for these patients before getting their actual surgery.

In the meantime, you could compare both sugar control and weight loss during the fasting period and also during the post surgical period. Since bariatrics is considered the heavy weight champ, this was a real David vs Goliath battle (Fasting vs Surgery).

On the graph below, you can see the results. In the first graph, fasting caused 7.3 kg weight loss compared to only 4kg for surgery. The second graph shows the overall ‘glycemia’ or the total amount of sugar in the blood over the day. During fasting, there was far less sugar in the blood (1293 vs 1478). On both counts you can see that the fasting was actually significantly better than the surgery! Blood sugars came down faster, as did weight. David (fasting) did not simply beat Goliath (bariatrics), he beat him like a rented mule.FastingCuresDiabetes4

If all the benefits of bariatric surgery accrue because of fasting, why not simply do the fasting and skip the surgery? The standard answer is that people cannot do the fasting without the surgical enforcement. But have they ever tried? How do you know that you cannot fast for an extended period of time if you have never tried it? Shouldn’t you at least give it a shot before giving up?

But my main point is again, not to criticize or praise surgery. Rather my point is this. Fasting cures diabetes. Rather than the chronic and progressive disease that we have been promised, instead T2D turns out to be a treatable and reversible condition. Both practices of fasting and bariatric surgery prove the point. This is a curable disease. Type 2 diabetes is entirely reversible. This changes everything. A New Hope arises.

Start here with My Journey

Continue to T2D part 5 “Treatments that Cure

See lecture “The Two Big Lies of Type 2 Diabetes

2017-09-02T11:54:12+00:00 97 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Fung is a Toronto based kidney specialist, having graduated from the University of Toronto and finishing his medical specialty at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2001. He is the author of the bestsellers ‘The Obesity Code’ and ‘The Complete Guide to Fasting’. He has pioneered the use of therapeutic fasting for weight loss and type 2 diabetes reversal in his IDM clinic.

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Cristi Vlad
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Even though there is plenty of good information on fasting (but most folks dont read research) the propensity, not only in the medical community but also from a patient’s perspective, is to keep on following the same extremely inefficient procedures/approaches. I hope that as more knowledgeable patients get good results with non-drug approaches, our message will push through. Keep up the good work Dr. Fung! 😉

Tom
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My mother has type 2 diabetes and still drinks coke, eats cookies, and I’m so worried about her getting worse! Fasting is an interesting approach and based on the findings in this article I think one that i should recommend for her to try.

I found this site and it looks interesting but I wonder if the “secret sauce” is just “fasting”… I’d really like to find a non-drug approach to this, as you say. but also don’t want to get taken for a ride. Do you have any thoughts on if this is legit or not?

allnaturalhealingmethods.com/cure-type-2-diabetes

Mike J
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Dr. Fung, have you, or anyone else evaluated T2D patients post fast using Joseph Kraft’s criteria for insulin resistance? Carbohydrate restriction and fasting seem to help many people reach HgbA1C levels below the threshold value for diabetes. Does it also change the response pattern of insulin during a five hour oral glucose tolerance test?

Dianne D
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We are both Type2 and have used LCHF for some years. We are not as ketogenic as we would like due to giving in to temptation, and our weight is still slowly creeping up and we would like to have better A1Cs. We are around 6.3. So my question is this: I have a problem with dawn phenomenon / liver dumping. If I don’t get up in the middle of the night and eat a sausage (really!) my BS is often around 8.3 pre-breakfast. I aim to stay lower than 7.7 (as per Jenny Ruhl’s advice) at all times. If… Read more »
Desmond Govender
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Well I can testify to the fact that fasting is the way to go if you want to reverse T2D. I started intermittent fasting about 7 weeks ago. Because of work I am not able to fast for longer than 36 hours. I use to be on 60 units of insulin a day but now I am on 20 units per day. I can see the results of fasting and coupled with a low carb diet. I plan to attempt a longer fast once I am able to do so ( no traveling) and hope to reverse my T2D completely.… Read more »
Liz
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Thanks for your comment. I have just started a similar fast schedule. Curious, can you share your basic diet plan on the non-fasting days? I am finding that after the third 36 hour fast I was getting run down and very tired. I suspect I am not doing something right during the intervening 2-3 days. Thanks

Donay
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I’m T2 I’ve been intermittent fasting 24 hrs 3 days 5 months and have lost 25 lb, feel much better but frustrated because I can not reduce my food day insulin, its apparent that I have not yet cured my diabetes. Yes I take less insulin, my ration was 1 unit to 4 carbs and it appears recently to be taking more insulin to handle what carbs I eat. I am already on a low carb diet I enjoy. Recently my BG is high on fasting days. Should I do a longer fasting and go off insulin for those fasts?… Read more »
Bob
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Hi Donay, I’ve found that it is important to not “technically” eat a low carb diet. What I mean is eat plenty of whole beans, whole grains like Hulless Barley, cracked wheat as large and course as you can find it, Bulgur wheat, Oat groats or steel cut oats nuts and most fruit. Rice seems to not have enough fiber so I don’t eat it. Remember, excess fat in the form of saturated fat from animal meat and yes even coconut oil can increase insulin resistance. It has been proven in studies. When folks say eat more whole grain and… Read more »
Ahmad Luqman Alias Firdaus Bin Ab Patah
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Ahmad Luqman Alias Firdaus Bin Ab Patah

How you progress?

Lenny
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Curious how are you doing nowadays?

Wenchypoo
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Jimmy Moore sent me over. I thoroughly enjoyed the Periscope you two did. I just wanted to say that it’s been said (and written) that to diabetics, food is a poison, so why keep poisoning yourself? A fast is the ultimate detox, and can be thought of as cleaning out the poisons that food leaves behind (like sugar, GMOs, pesticides, artificial ingredients, etc.). It also cleans out the junk that has already accumulated and the body is slow to remove itself (cellular debris, etc.). Jimmy’s fasting project has inspired me (and Hubby) to join him and try a fast of… Read more »
Samuel
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I do not have Type II diabetes, and my BMI is 22, whatever that amounts to in terms of mortality. However, there is plenty of history in my family of type II diabetes and also bariatric surgery. I just spent about three years, buying my own medical tests to prove that the diet offered up by the respected institutions (AHA, ADA, etc.) was a complete fraud. Based on the test results the only conclusion you can come to is that the point was to change the diet to make you sick, which would then be treated with a long list… Read more »
Wenchypoo
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Standing ovation with LOUD clapping!

Devialini De Souza
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Well Said, Samuel. We need more doctors like Dr. Fung and Prof. Noakes who genuinely care about people and their health and not about how much money they are making. They are definitely pioneers and I think, with the internet being what it is, this message will spread across the globe fairly quickly.

wuzzup
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Hi Samuel, I share most if not all of your sentiments. All medicine is bad medicine if a patient’s lifestyle is never addressed or deemed inconsequential. Real medicine begins and ends with how well the patient cares for his/hers “equipment”. I equate Type 2 Diabetes with most home computers. When the computer is new, of course, it purrs like a kitten. But if you continue to operate that computer without performing scheduled “preventative maintenance”, the computer will progressively slow in speed. Some people prefer to clean their computer, daily. Others, weekly. Some, spradically. But the great, vast majority are “toe… Read more »
Melanie
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I am an RN working as a CDE in a small clinic. A very self motivated, smart patient brought your work to my attention telling me that we have it all wrong – the insulin is making things worse!! I was indeed intrigued, as it is not news to us here that insulin resistance is the toughest issue to address – so I went onto your website and did some reading, watched one of your YouTube presentations to a group of Dr.’s – I was even more interested…and then I read this post, and was very disappointed. Although the bulk… Read more »
Sandy
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Melanie, After reading your comment I went back and re-read the post and I fail to find any incidents of fat shaming. As far as I can see, the only shaming going on is pointed at the terrible advice that got us to this state…the misbegotten idea that is still being force-fed to people with T2D (by the very institutions they should be able to trust) that they must eat lots of carbs many times a day…and make sure to take the medications that they will need more and more of as their ‘chronic’ and ‘progressive’ disease gets worse! I… Read more »
Samuel
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If you want to see “fat shaming” look at 98% of the diet industry. The whole financial model is based on convincing you that your predicament is due to your gluttony and sloth. In fact, the same goes for the exercise industry. If you don’t run 15 miles before eating that low fat bagel you are to blame for your predicament. If anything, this blog is the antithesis of that model of obesity. I would bet that the majority of people working in your clinic side with the diet industry, not Dr. Fung.

John C
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Intermittent fasting seems to work for me, not least because I can get away without fasting for periods, as long as I don’t relax my diet for too long at a time. The weight goes on quickly when I stop fasting or I eat more carbohydrates, but comes off just as quickly when I reduce carbohydrates and do a few 24, 36 or 48 hour fasts. Most days I fast more than 16 hours overnight anyway, with my last meal ending by 7:30pm and the next meal not starting before noon the following day. It’s only on holidays away from… Read more »
Elliot
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Important article! Today’s medicine is primarily predicated on making money. I don’t think there’s too much money in fasting. Maybe under medical supervision, there is some money exchanged but not a lifetime of using medications everyday.

Sky King
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Although I’ve never experienced any health problems in my life, I’ve been fasting since the year 2000. I do it mainly for the touted health benefits in hopes of maintaining my good health…. as insurance, so to speak. I personally enjoy doing prolonged fasts of 15-30 days once/year. I also try and do a 3-4 days fast once per month (1st week of every month). I guess you can say I’m a “pro” at this. 😉 The more you practice it, the easier it becomes. It’s refreshing to see someone of Dr. Fung’s stature educating those who may be unfamiliar… Read more »
Sky King
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@Elliot: Not to mention that if everyone practiced some form of fasting, it might put half the doctors in the medical field…. out of business!

tewolde isaac
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Breakthrough article!! I have started Intermittent fasting so as to reverse the diabetes 2 no matter it works or not.
I would like also to ask Dr.Jason Fung does diabetes has connection With family history?

Devialini De Souza
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Dear Tewolde Isaac
According to research, it seems that the level of carbohydrate tolerance is genetic. So if you have a history of diabetes in your family, you’re probably at risk of diabetes. Both Dr. Fung and Prof. Noakes acknowledge this in their articles/videos.

Watch Dr. Tim Noakes videos, who was diabetic himself. They have some useful information on this

Gopika Rao
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Dr Fung, another fantastic article from your knowledge bank ! I deeply appreciate your efforts and how much it moves me to see how you are spreading awareness among the community. Could you also throw some light on the insulin resistance that develops during pregnancy ? Is there any pretext for the condition ? Why some ladies retain high blood sugar even after delivery ? Dr. Jason Fung: A good question that I do not have a good answer to. Clearly, there is a hormonal effect of the sex hormones, but the exact effect is unknown. Points once again to… Read more »
neeta
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High progesterone levels cause insulin resistance in pregnancy. A pregnant woman can have levels up to 10 x pre pregnancy progesterone levels. Levels normalize once baby and placenta are delivered in most cases. Also in menopause women produce almost zero progesterone which in my case caused low blood sugar several times a week. I was put on rx progesterone which cured this. However now my morning bg is high as the progestérone has to be taken at night as it makes you sleepy. Id rather deal with the highs by diet and exercise than getting lows and feeling like im… Read more »
matt20
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I always enjoy your blog and efforts to present research that has been done. I have lost 55 lbs so far using fasting and low insulin foods.

I have a brother with DMII and told him about my success and referenced your website. I found out last week that he is going with surgery. I don’t think he gave fasting a serious trial. So many obese are frustrated and tired. They just hope that a procedure will remove their constant hunger.

Sky King
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I PERSONALLY would encourage people to do longer prolonged fasts of at least 4-5 days or as long as a month if they are medically able to do so. Intermittent fasting doesn’t seem to offer the same health benefits as would a straight, longer fast would. It appears that it would take at least that long (4-5 day fast) for the immune system, for example, to reset itself. On those days I do eat, I find eating breakfast like a King, lunch like a Prince, and dinner like a Pauper works very well for me. No snacks in between meals… Read more »
Devialini De Souza
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Dear Dr. Fung
I am a big fan of yours and I have now been on a LCHF diet for 3 weeks. I feel so much better, my sugars are better than they have ever been. Thank you.

I came across Dr. Jack Kruse and his website and he has some interesting ideas. I have posted a link to his website and a video interview. Would really like to know what you think.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yboyGPjekCU

http://www.jackKruse.com

Wenchypoo
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Speaking of gastric banding, would a hiatal hernia effectively be the same thing? It worked that way for Hubby–he was throwing up after being diagnosed with one, so I cut back his portions, and…BINGO! No more throwing up. I kept o cutting…and cutting…going from SAD to GF, then Paleo, then LC, then keto, then Warrior, and now fasting twice a week Jimmy Moore-style. Jimmy’s going to start a fast-off in January, and lots of people have already signed onto it. I have to see where Hubby’s at in terms of fasting while working (stress, etc,) before I sign us on.… Read more »
J stokes
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Just been released from hospital, my lungs filled with water as a result of stopping my furosemide, big mistake, shan’t do that again, almost suffocated. I’ve been diabetic 15years, just heard about this cure for diabetes, I’ve already fasted twice for two days in the first week and it was easy, since then Ive waited until I’m hungry this past two weeks, now I’m keen to try a weeks fast. Think I’ll do a bit more reading up on dr Fung whilst I recover, before continuing with my cure, is their somewhere I can go to for help, my doctors… Read more »
JW
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Perhaps Eddie has a list of UK doctors who are similar to Dr Fung http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com.au/

Devialini De Souza
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Dear Dr. Fung

Just wanted to share this website with you. It has some really useful practical information on ketogenic diets. Maybe you could refer your patients and bloggers to it. Its quite helpful

http://www.ketogenic-diet-resource.com/ketogenic-diet-plan.html

DebbieC.
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Eating LCHF is not helping with my weight or BG numbers so have high hopes of fasting. I’ve been doing alternate day fasting for a couple months now with no weight lost and only teeny minor BG changes. I guess I need to try to fast longer than 24 hours but tend to find that difficult – though right now 42 hours into my current fast. No drops in BG. I feel pretty good though. Tough to string a lot of days together “in real life” however. For example I have a luncheon engagement tomorrow. Something always seems to come… Read more »
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joy donabel
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dr. fung… i have a question…. i have family history of dmII and my husband has it too… although i dont have diabetes.. i want to encourage him to fast… and i shall fast with him… but my problem is i have peptic ulcer… is it adviseable for me to to fasting? any advise will be highly appreciated. by the way… i have started to explain to my husband lessons i have learned from your presentations in youtube. thanks dr. fung!

Anne L
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Dr. Fung, I am a T2D for 20 years and taking 60 units of Lantus with 5 units of Novolog. Is it possible to start fasting with no types of diabetic meds? I have tried this and noticed that my sugars still hover around 300 daily a morning fast after a 2 weeks of intermittent fasting of 20:4 and finally on my third day of 24 hr fast; but BS is still around 300 on a morning fast. Should I get back on my meds and work down. Dr. Jason Fung: You should always discuss medication changes with your own… Read more »
Monica M.
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Dr Fung: I am also an RN and found your You tube videos and information to be extremely helpful. I am in the process of trying some of your recommendations and cannot wait to visit my MD to share and inspire him to help his patients. He has been quite liberal with me and encourages me to try things so I am blessed and grateful for that. After two weeks of modified fasting I have lost inches as well as 6 or more pounds so I know that I am on the right track. Today is my first exposure to… Read more »
David Harrington
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I have adopted the principles outlined by Dr Fung I am 58 yrs of age diagnosed 20 years ago. Delayed insulin usage during first 10 years Have had toe amputations on both feet left foot six years ago and right foot last month Most recent amputation was a surprise because I thought I had it together in managing my disease. I read Dr Bernstein book “Diabetes solution” for the past three years I have been maintaining average blood glucose levels of around 100 by keeping a low carb high fat moderate protein regimen and using insulin. So the amputation was… Read more »
Linda B
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When one fasts and finds that the blood sugar drops low, what do you do? Where can I find this information on this site? I’m convinced about the fasting, but still a little confused.

JoeP
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Linda B, I have done a number of fasts with full testing of my BG and Ketones. I am not on insulin but do take metformin 850 x 2 down from 1000 x 2. The lowest BG I ever saw was 60 and I felt just fine. The highest Ketone I saw was 4.7 on the same fasting day as my BG of 60. I don’t know what you consider low but I would have thought 60 was too low for me, but it turned out to be just fine. I worry less about the low end, and more about… Read more »
Monica M.
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@. Liz – .have you tried the IF suggestions as discussed by Dr Michael Lara – You tube video entitled “How to Begin Intermittent Fasting For Maximal Fat Loss” ..?The link is below- I found it to be comprehensive method when following an intermittent Fast as well as recommendations for nutritional supplements as well. It was also quite helpful in explaining the ‘feeding windows” and how to move into the fasting using “induction” and “maintenance” phases.. It is working much better for me than trying to do 36 hour or other fasting. Give the presentation a try, won’t you? I… Read more »
Vic
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Hi All, I am a T2 diabetic and struggling with my control for the past couple of years (No insulin but Metformin and diaglucide daily). I have received so much confusing and contradicting advice that I have struggled with weight loss and T2D for many years. I have been reading up a lot out of desperation and came across this website after Dr Fung presented at a LCHF seminar in Cape Town and have now read the whole blog to try and educate myself as much as possible. I have read the Banting book by Tim Noakes as well and… Read more »
Susan Sutton
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My T2 diabetes has gotten progressively worse since being diagnosed in early 2012. My kidney function is now causing concern for my doctor. My latest Hba1c was 8.9. I take 1000mg dose of Metformin twice a day and have just started Trajenta 5mg daily. My question is as I have just started intermittent fasting will Trajenta stop my glycogen levels from falling as one of the ways it works is to reduce glycogen release. Also should I continue with my twice daily Metformin as I’ve been advised to take this with breakfast and dinner. I’m very excited about intermittent fasting… Read more »
Simsimcolacola
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Please do not stop meds cold turkey. Let your doctor lower your meds or stop them if he sees it necessary. You will put yourself in danger that way.

Br Gregory
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Greetings in Christ!! Fasting is a beneficial form of cure in assisting one to cleanse their soul spiritually in Christ as well as benefiting the body from many metabolic disorders through our corruption of food in our modern era which is of course the direct threat. If we observe the Athonite diet of Mt Athos where diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancers, and many other diseases do not exist we find the very SECRETS within monastic living: combining Christian praxis (lifestyle) with a very healthy mediterranean diet and in particular to fasting!! Fasting is in itself- a “medicine” hence it is… Read more »
James
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Christ on a bite

G.B .Harinath
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Hari I am from India and Karnataka ,here many diabetics are taking Accupressure treatment and are quitting oral medicine and also insulin but under condition of taking Accupressure once in a week and subsequently every 15 days , the next condition is eat only when hungry and drink water when thirsty,and also so many cases of diabetic sores which could not be treated by modern medicine are cured without medicine .Even kidney failure patients are cured,one nri from US who was treated from Stanford medical college got cured and relieved of trice a week of dialysis, if anybody wants to… Read more »
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grace
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I have become familiar with your work after learning of you on a low carb forum. I have dealt with insulin resistance for about ten years now. I took metformin for a couple years, but I hate taking pills and it did very little in helping get my numbers down. I was able to go from 11.2 to 6 somethings for quite some time, even after quitting the metformin. But now my bs is going up and is over 200 in the morning upon waking up. I know I need to fast with no food, only water, coffee, broth etc.… Read more »
iDiabetesDestroyer.com
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Intermittent fasting is a powerful approach to eating that is becoming very popular because it can help you lose weight while reducing your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Intermittent fasting can be undertaken in several ways but the basic format alternates days of ‘normal’ calorie consumption with days when calorie consumption is severely restricted. This can either be done on an alternating day basis, or more recently a 5:2 strategy has been developed, where 2 days each week are classed as ‘fasting days’ (with <600 calories consumed for men, <500 for women).

Tim Steinert
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Fasting is not a cure (Intermittent or not). It’s not even practical for many people. It used to be what doctors would do to prolong the life of Type 1 diabetics. Put them on a starvation diet. It’s no way to live. Eat the right amount of nutritious food and exercise. It’s not quick, glamorous or sexy. It’s reality. This is coming from a Type 1 diabetic. No matter what I do, until there is a real cure, my diabetes is not going away. Type 2 diabetes is not CURED. It is controlled. You MAY be able to get off… Read more »
kfacwpup
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Fasting is for T2D not for type 1. T2D is usually a disease caused by eating too much and fasting is helping patients in lowering the food intake and keep it low for the rest of their life. I see nothing wrong in this. I think we can call it a cure, because the sign of diabetes disappear. Of course if one starts overeating again will come back. If you cut your finger with a knife and the wound heals, coming back at it with a knife the finger will get another wound. That does not mean it was not… Read more »
Gp
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Completely wrong, type II diabetes can be completely cured through caloric restriction. This reduces fatty liver which causes the type II diabetes. The key for types II diabetes control is sugar and insulin reduction. Fasting in combo with Lc diet helps this.

Brian
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You’re a troll.. Get off this site because you have absolutely NO idea what you are talking about. Please people do not buy into what this guy is stating. There is not one fact in his gibberish!!

Katherine
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I’ve never fasted – is there a right way and a wrong way? Do you just not eat for a set number of hours?

Marlene
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My suggestion is to sign up for the free month at dietdoctor.com. Lots of great information there. As well, read Dr. Fung’s book The Obesity Code. Lots of information there as well.

Jeffrey
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Great advice! I just finished Dr. Fung’s book and have decided to read it again. It is a powerful life-changing discussion of scientific proof, and facts, along with world-wide studies, leading to the cure of T2D. I have enjoyed a 40% reduction in the amount of insulin in three weeks time. I feel empowered!

Kat
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Can someone tell me exactly the type of fasting program Dr.Fung recommends?
There are so many and I’ve never heard him say the fasting program he says to follow.TIA

Ahmad Luqman Alias Firdaus Bin Ab Patah
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Ahmad Luqman Alias Firdaus Bin Ab Patah

Did we entirely eliminate insulin resistance once we have success with fasting regime?

Susan
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i have once had my diabetes reversed after a Lenten fast. I only fasted upto noon for fifty days and did the prostrations prescribed by Orthodox Church. That is a really good exercise, almost like the Surya Namaskar. I was diabetes free for five years and now, have been diabetic for over 10 years. I have restarted fasting in the same way as I did then, inspired by Dr.Fung. I am 15 years older and cannot to the prostrations. I stopped my Metformin and Lantus. Yesterday night I had a two egg omelette with onion, pepper and grated coconut at… Read more »
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Ruby
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I’m reading some of these posts and surprised that ppl are able to fast for days on end. Am i missing something do we mean no food nor drink whatsoever ? Ie what are the rules to fast healthily?

Amy W.
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I know that A1c can take 3 months or more before a difference is evident. I’m wondering if this time is shortened with fasting? I’m new to this…diagnosed ‘prediabetic’ a year ago; a few months later up to 6.6 A1C. I used to fast 24-48 hours a week but quit several years ago. I started again; did 24 hours a week for a few weeks and now have done 3+ days twice in the last 3 weeks. I’ve lost a few pounds but not what I might have expected. I haven’t been checking glucose every day but have a few… Read more »
kamal
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in test tube baby we can able to cure diabetes or not which was coming from generations

dikka
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I used to do 20-4 hrs fasting window every day but my suger remains high at 300plus.. But without any medicine . Any Instructions???

Max
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Why isn’t anyone here cured yet doctor? If you don’t eat – blood sugar goes down – Because you didn’t eat. Just like many levels go down. Not eating – will NOT curb insulin resistance. You will still have Diabetes – You will just fly under the radar for a test that determines diabetes. You will 100% still have diabetes if you fast – but equipment used to determine if you have diabetes would not detect it – because its based on determining how much of what you ate is in your blood instead of making its way to cells… Read more »
Elaina
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Lol. In Canada, medicine is not a business. We have an NHS system, unlike the USA. What is all your criticism based on? Your opinion? Show us some credible studies that prove your nutty opinion. Please take your ass back to Tin Foil Hat land. People are getting fatter, really fat. Morbidly obese. Maybe you should actually read the Obesity Code before spewing your moronically baseless accusations.

martin hammer
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We have a NHS here in the UK, however there is no such thing as a free lunch, the tax payers pay for all of the treatments and the money is given to the massive companies, that’s the system whoever is footing the bill. The point here is that a fatty liver is caused by bad diet because of increased insulin generated naturally to try and combat the “blood sugar” generated by the bad diet, this is a circle that can only reverse when insulin is reduced, the treatment we get is to increase the body’s insulin only making the… Read more »
Brian
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Max,

If you are going to troll, at least attempt to do it speaking correct English. By the way, You might begin to study a bit before you decide to talk about a subject that you know nothing about. Gibberish!! Too many people have reversed and even cured their “metabolic condition,” called diabetes. You are welcome to believe the modern medicine claims of the so called “progressive disease,” just refrain from spewing your falsehoods on this site..

Meera
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Dr. Fung, your article on curing diabetes by fasting is very impressive. I have been digging every day on the net to recover from it. I am 15 years old and diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Already taking insulin. What type of fasting and what kind of diet I should take. I don’t want to die

John
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I have t2Diab my pancreas is not produc any insulin, I jast found out from a test. Can my panc prod insulin in the future? Also what is a good schedule to begin with for fasting? THX

Michelle
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For most of my life I have been slim or normal weight but have had bouts of anorexia since I was 17. (Fasting isn’t new to me) Since my 20s I have also suffered from reactive hypoglycemia but didn’t know what it was and why it was happening. Any way I was shocked and ashamed to learn I had T2D when I was in my early 50s. I am of Native American heritage and have been told that we have a genetic predisposition towards T2D. My question is: If I fast for 24 hours once a month and eat a… Read more »
martin hammer
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I’m no professional but in my experience in order to gain or lost weight you have to first create an imbalance in your diet, if you constantly eat the same you will always remain the same weight, the body is very good at managing its “energy supply” and works to keep the status quo. What you have to do is change your diet and eat differently different days, for example eat a lot one day and less on the other days, as long as there is imbalance it takes time for the body to adjust and you will either gain… Read more »
martin hammer
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I too am going to try the fasting method (I only found this out tonight) I plan to start 1 day at a time and go up to fasting for longer when I get the hang of 24 hours, I will keep you informed of my progress. I will monitor my blood sugars regularly and only eat on my fasting days if my blood sugars are too low. I do not wish to lose weight though so I will have to see about regaining weight after / if I cure my diabetes.

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