Diabetics and Fasting

Is fasting possible for someone with diabetes?

Many people with diabetics have contacted us stating that they would love to do a fast, but they can not because they have diabetics. You often hear this, people with diabetics can not fast.

From What Doctors Dont Tell You:

Fasting could reverse type 1 and 2 diabetes

February 27th 2017

fasting for diabetes

Just a week after it was suggested that fasting could reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, the same researchers have announced it could also reverse type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Fasting reprogrammes cells in the pancreas to start producing insulin again, say researchers from the University of Southern California, led by Dr Valter Longo.

Fasting for four days—when calorie intake is kept between 750 and 1,100 calories a day—reverses symptoms of diabetes, a disease of insulin-resistance when the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to break-down sugars in food.

But fasting kick-starts the cells' insulin-producing functions, the researchers found in experiments on mice and human cells. Even mice whose diabetes was at a late-stage responded to fasting and started producing insulin again.

"Cycles of fasting and a normal diet essentially reprogrammed non-insulin-producing cells into insulin-producing cells," said Longo.

The mice regained healthy insulin production, reduced insulin resistance and established more stable levels of blood glucose at every stage of diabetes. A similar effect was seen in the human cells that were tested.

Last week, the researchers released a research paper that suggested that fasting could help reduce the usual risk factors for cancer and heart disease. Earlier papers have also found that fasting could help ease symptoms of neuro-degenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS).

This has been our experience here at Moinhos Velhos.

We have had many clients with diabetics participating in our programs, and the results have been most beneficial.

Here is a E-mail that we received from Nigel, who did the fast in the early summer of 2006. Nigel had diabetics 2 and upon arrival his blood sugar level was 17.5.

Hi Frank,

Thank you for your email. Sorry for the delay in replying, usual excuses of work, etc.

I went to see my diabetic doctor a week after leaving you. My blood sugar level was normal, as was my blood pressure and cholesterol.

Had he not known my history of diabetes 2, he would not have suspected I had ever had the condition. The result of the 2 week fast was awesome, and I would strongly recommend it to anyone.

I am writing an article about it, and will send you all copies.

I have just returned from Gran Canaria where I finished 8th in the poker, which is a fabulous result for me as the standard was incredibly high. You will find the blog fun, the translation is really funny from the Spanish!

The US Health Corps team offer u a list of insightful diabetes-related resources

The Effects of Diabetes on the Body

How Diabetes Can Affect Your Teeth and Gums

Type 2 Diabetes in Children

Make Healthy Meals: Home Gardening Guide for Your Family

Improve Your Health in Your Kitchen

Preventing and Treating Canine Diabetes

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