Meal timing restriction may help patients with Type 2 diabetes see less extreme fluctuations in their metabolic health, as suggested by a recent scientific study.
In a randomised controlled trial, 14 people with Type 2 Diabetes were placed on the time-restricted eating (TRE) diet, which limits daily food intake to 10 hours. Patients following
a certain TRE pattern spent more time within the normal blood sugar range compared to those who ate within the previous 14 hours, according to the study's findings (or more).
Inconclusive results were found when testing the effect of time-restricted eating on insulin sensitivity in people with Type 2 Diabetes.
It suggested by researchers that restricting eating to specific times of the day can help establish a sustainable metabolic rhythm that promotes stable blood sugar levels throughout day & overnight.
It is important to note that the results of this study were a "secondary outcome," as each trial and study has its own unique limitations. "the study did find that restricting eating to
a 10-hour window results in decreased 24-hour glucose levels," but "this is not a surprising finding, since glucose levels normally go up after eating, and participants were eating for a
shorter period of the day." In addition, there were blunders that occurred during the trial and must be analysed. in one instance, "incomplete data due to technical issues"
meant that only 10 volunteers'data were used in the analysis. Furthermore,some people in the trial were already taking medications to control their blood sugar levels,while others started taking them
specifically for the purpose of the study. But that doesn't mean the study didn't turn up a useful treatment adjunct for some people with Type 2 Diabetes.
Some studies have shown that intermittent fasting can help people with type 2 diabetes lose weight.So while there is currently no cure for Type 2 Diabetes, "weight loss will lead to improvement
with insulin sensitivity, thus improving Type 2 diabetes," through calorie restriction.