Dieting for diabetes too difficult? Try this instead
A 5:2-style diet is just as good for glycaemic control as a conventional daily low-calorie regimen, Australian research shows.
The authors, from the University of South Australia, say 'intermittent fasting' - reducing calorie intake on two days a week and eating normally for five days - is an effective diet strategy for people with diabetes who find it hard to stick to continuous dieting.
Their randomised non-inferiority trial found that after one year of their respective diets, mean HbA1c