London: A UK man has explained how by following a "starvation" diet he managed to cure his diabetes in just 11 days.
Richard Doughty, 59, said that he was shocked when a routine health check revealed he had Type 2 diabetes because he has always been a 10st 7lb healthy weight, 5ft 7in man, the Daily Express reported.
Doughty insisted that he had no family history of diabetes, always ate a healthy diet, never smoked and or even had a sweet tooth.
When Doughty surfing on the net about his condition, he found that Newcastle University scientists had created a low-calorie diet, which is said to reverse diabetes in eight weeks.
The diet consisted of 600 calories from meal replacement shakes and soups and 200 calories from green vegetables, in addition to 3 litres of water a day.
Doughty said that surviving on a soup, two shakes and green veggies wasn`t easy, but he stuck to the diet for 11 days and reduced his blood sugar to a healthy non-diabetic level.
He said his weight dropped off, and tests proved he had reversed the condition.
He added that his condition has remained under control for the past year and he has kept to just under 9st.