is it hype,fact or fiction on actual cures for diabetes?

By pock Latest Reply 2011-09-05 12:20:14 -0500
Started 2011-08-31 09:52:44 -0500

weve all heard it before or seen it on the t.v. or read it in a magazine while visiting the doctor at their offices, but some how never got the full story or the actual name or brand of the medicine… but yet we know some how that its out there i hear of individuals in diffrent countrys that have been cured from certain medications but yet i cant grab my hands on it.and i hear doctors claiming this is a chronic desease theres no cure for it…any one has any thoughts on this?

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TSasabuchi 2011-09-05 12:20:14 -0500 Report

Sure, their is no 100% cure for diabetes, but their is a company called "Dynamite" that is a holistic medicine place, except this stuff actuallyworks. I hate those adds that go all " we can fix everything" but his stuff actually does work. I once slit my wrist on accident(stupid, huh?) and we put on some stuff called trace minerals, after about a month, it was completly healed ecxept for the scar of course. atleast give it a chance.

JDCA2025 2011-09-01 11:34:52 -0500 Report

As James stated, there is NO cure for either type of diabetes at the moment, and very little in the pipeline that looks promising enough to warrant excitement over anything in the near future. We ( Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance) are focused on analyzing charities and scientific research in order to inform diabetics of the best chances for a possible cure for type 1, and currently, there isn't anything too hopeful at the moment. This can all change ( and we will try and make it), but for now, do your best to take care of your blood sugar, because a cure is still a ways off.

Kirla 2011-09-01 09:46:03 -0500 Report

Its fiction

This is what I have found that helped me control my blood sugar

Feb 2009 I was diagnosed with a fasting blood sugar of 366 and A1C of 14.1. Started to eat a salad every day at supper. Also started to eat lots of low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut. Started to drink 8+ glasses of water every day.

I then bought a meter and started to test my blood sugar before and after each meal. At first I was testing 2 hours after each meal and when my numbers dropped a lot I started testing 1 hour after meals. I was testing 5-7 times a day. I cut back or eliminated foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 50 points after eating.

By testing I found that foods like bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices, milk and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label all spiked my blood sugar. Some people can cut back on these foods and some people like me have to stop eating them.

After about 6-8 weeks my blood sugar readings were almost normal levels.

I found by reducing and eliminating high carb starchy foods helped me a lot. By adding small amounts of chicken, beef, pork or a hard boiled egg to my meals helped reduce blood sugar spikes also.

Good luck

jayabee52 2011-08-31 21:58:43 -0500 Report

At least with the current state of medicine, there is no CURE for either type 1 or type 2. There are rumors of cures in places like Nigeria or some other place, and I DO try to track them down and often spend a lot of time doing so. I often hit a brick wall and then I try another search parameter until I come up against another brick wall.

Those who claim they have found a cure, often are using the word cure in a very loose way. They are often using it like I would use the words "control" or "manage" of my diabetes. I manage my diabetes so that I do not have very many high Blood Glucose readings, but if I went back to the way I was eating before I was Dx'd I would go back to having the same high readings.

Those books which claim cures in them are the same way. I believe they prey on people who are desparate to get control of their diabetes that they fall for the hype generated by the copy-writers for the sale of the books. The words "cure" or "reverse" diabetes leaves a very bad taste in my mouth. When someone comes on this website claiming they have a cure for diabetes, I want to know what they mean by that word. A couple months ago I asked that of someone who made those claims and got told I was an IDIOT or STUPID. Not something which inspires a lot of confidence in their so called cure.

There is a lot of hype and fiction out there about diabetes, and most other things medical.

pock 2011-08-31 14:20:33 -0500 Report

and i agree im a sckeptic when it comes down to things like this my sister said to me a friend of hers decided to move back to venezuela cause he couldnt aford the medicals bill here in the st8ts and he sought out a doctor who treats diabetes and told him to excersies and gave him a pribscription…according to her and bless her cause shes also like many of us hoping to find a cure for me her brother…her friend is no longer insulin dependent and he does watch what he eats … so me being the sckeptic i asked her to ask him what was the pribscription and she said…its got numbers and letters but it hasent been givin an actual name and he had to get it here in the states … and this is what made me ask the questin of the main topic… its like gemm said its those old snake oil vendors that unfortunatleyprey on us… i wanna thank alll ofyou for being so supportive god bless you all … p.s. i love u sis dont give up hope …

Gemm 2011-08-31 12:15:09 -0500 Report

The hope for a cure is something we all have for diabetes and any other disease/disorder we may have (and I have many that I'd love to find a 'cure' for). IMO this is just another 'snake oil' hype like the old hawkers sold from the back of wagons a century ago that was supposed to 'cure all ailments'. It preys on those who are desperate to find a cure for something but in the end the only thing that happens is they get money and we get ripped off.

There are things we can do to treat our problem(s) though. We can learn to eat better (I have to balance several different dietary needs daily for both myself, my husband and our son that contrast each other many times), exercise (hard to do in chronic pain but do what I can) etc. Most diseases can benefit from even these small changes and with each comes other things that we can do to treat them in order to try to keep them 'under control' or at least tolerable.


realsis77 2011-08-31 11:14:55 -0500 Report

In my opnion be cautious of anything that's claimimg to "cure" diabetes. There are treatments that "control" diabetes however as for a true "cure" this has not been found yet as I understand it. So be careful there are many scams out there but a "cure" well, that has not happened yet. Many things that "control" diabetes are advertised as a cure.

GabbyPA 2011-08-31 13:11:26 -0500 Report

I agree. Right now, there is not a cure. In my opinion, a cure would mean I could eat like my husband eats and have my levels be like his. He eats cookies, doughnuts, chips and fast food and his levels start in the 70's and never get over 100. If I did that I would be in the 400's.

A lot of people consider a lifestyle change equal to a cure, and that is not really true. I am all for the better control ideas. And actually eating healthier is better in my thinking as well, but that, in my understanding of cure, doesn't qualify.

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