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Can diabetics go on intermittent fasting?

Dec 9, 2016

I have type 2 diabetes and am on medication, prefer natural methods. Appreciate your suggestions on fasting intermittently.

If you are on diabetes medication, please do involve your medical practitioner in the process of trying intermittent fasting. This is important because blood sugar-lowering medication and intermittent fasting, when combined, can sometimes lead to a low blood sugar or hypoglycaemia. Your doctor must be involved, to taper down the dose the blood sugar medication, as your body get’s better at managing its own blood sugar.

Mahesh Jayaraman
Mahesh is a hormone health counsellor & holistic health expert. He has a Mastery Certification in Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis from the US, is certified in Functional Nutrition from Washington State University and uses a wide array of healing modalities to guide his clients to vibrant health and well-being.