Type 2 diabetes does not have to be permanent. In fact, there are many ways you can reverse it if you dedicate your time and put a lot of effort into it. One of the ways is to restrict the calorie intake and try fasting.
Fasting is said to be good for managing the blood sugar levels, blood pressure, and probably even treating type 2 diabetes. That is why it is believed that fasting can reverse type 2 diabetes.
But before we talk about fasting, we should understand how type 2 diabetes affects the overall health.
When fat starts to accumulate in certain areas of the body where there shouldn’t be any fat, diabetes develops. It all starts with the huge amount of fat stored in your muscle tissue. Type 2 diabetes is usually hereditary.
But, it can also be caused by a sedentary lifestyle and a poor diet. That huge amount of fat is called intramuscular fat. It is located on the inside of the muscles. This fat forces the muscles to produce harmful toxic fat that metabolites as diacylglycerol and ceramide.
In the end, such toxins can affect the insulin resistance and cause type 1 diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is irreversible. That is why it is important to treat type 2 diabetes before it advances.
The more fat starts to accumulate in the pancreas, the more it will compromise its function. This is a huge problem because the pancreas is in charge for producing the insulin. As a result, the insulin production will reduce and affect the blood sugar levels.
At this point, to help keep diabetes in check, people will have to use insulin injections. These injections may be useful in the short-term, but they can cause numerous health issues. Fortunately, you can prevent such serious health problems.
Here is how you can do it.
For more than 150 years, people have been using fasting as a way to obtain numerous health benefits. Back in the 1870s, an expert on diabetes, Dr. Appollinaire Bouchardet claimed that fasting could produce positive results for managing diabetes.
He even recommended it for his patients. More than 100 years ago, another expert in diabetes, Dr. Eliot Joslin, published his study in which he suggested that fasting can reverse diabetes.
These 2 researchers were among the first ones to realize that fasting can detoxify the body, organs, and tissues from fatty deposits. If you cleanse the organs from all the fat, you can restore the insulin sensitivity.
In other words, you can reverse diabetes. So, no more blood sugar spikes and dips.
Fasting can come with some health consequences, especially for people with type 2 diabetes. That is why it is best to start fasting under the watchful eye of your doctor. Always consult with a professional before you implement any dietary changes.
Ideally, your doctor will help you with their experience and guide you through the entire process. It is also possible that your blood sugar may drop. So, it is crucial that you constantly monitor your blood sugar.
Bariatric surgery works similar to fasting. This type of surgery can significantly reduce the size of the stomach. According to a study, this particular surgery helped 73% of the volunteers reverse their diabetes.
But, this surgery is incredibly dangerous. Both the surgery and the way you manage your nutrition afterward can prove incredibly problematic. So, instead of this surgery, we suggest you try fasting. By reducing your calorie intake, you will stabilize your blood sugar levels.
You can eat about 500 to 600 calories per day. After 2 months, the pancreas can stabilize the blood sugar levels and start producing sufficient insulin levels.
Scientists have found out that it is possible to reverse the pancreatic damage. Fasting can help undo the damage to the pancreas and liver and restore their functions.
Since it takes a couple of months to undo the damage and remove the accumulated fat, intermittent fasting is probably the most useful way to go.
But, it is important to stop fasting once your blood glucose drops below 70 mg/dl or exceeds 300 mg/dl. If you want to start fasting, we suggest you reduce the calorie intake and focus on a plant-based diet. Consume a healthy diet.
If you want to eat more foods other than plants, you can eat cheese, meat, and starches but in small amounts. Lastly, try to implement moderate changes. Do not starve your body. Carefully and slowly reduce the amount of food you consume.
Otherwise, you might damage your health. Have you tried fasting before?