Effects of Time-Restricted Eating on Insulin Sensitivity
Effects of Time-Restricted Eating
Maastricht University in the Netherlands published a study in Diabetologia (2022) which investigated the effects of Time Restricted Eating on insulin sensitivity for people living with Type 2 diabetes.
14 adults with Type 2 diabetes were asked to participate in a 3-week study where daily food intake was consumed within a 10-hour period. Similar to “Intermittent Fasting,” the participants limited food intake to daytime hours, with nothing consumed after dinner.
Compared to subjects who ate at any time of day, those who restricted their eating times saw no significant changes in insulin sensitivity (insulin doses were unchanged) but did spend significantly more time within their 24-hour target glucose range.
These results may also apply to those living with Type 1 diabetes since it involves behavior modification rather than medical changes. Of course, it is important to check with your healthcare team before making any dietary changes or restrictions.
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