Diabetic Cure

By Dmgm Latest Reply 2014-01-26 09:56:13 -0600
Started 2014-01-21 00:20:06 -0600

Is it possible for someone to be cured of Diabetes II?

12 replies

Rebelove 2014-01-24 10:19:10 -0600 Report

My doctor tells me there is no cure for diabetes…yet. A few months ago, my uncle was told he was a diabetic. He started walking 5 miles a day, cut out most carbs, and watched his numbers. Three months later, his A1C was 6.0, and considered to be non-diabetic. Is he cured? I don't think so, just under very good control. Diabetes is not the 'death sentence' it used to be, but most diabetics are stuck with it for the rest of their lives. I try to get through it by making this my matra…'I have diabetes, but diabetes does NOT have ME! :)

Dmgm 2014-01-25 13:12:42 -0600 Report

I love your moto:"'I have diabetes, but diabetes does NOT have ME!". We would all do well to think on this. Right?

aris76 2014-01-23 20:44:22 -0600 Report

My endo is working on a cure. It is In trials for type one like myself with thyriod immunity issues currently she has one life long off insulin for over a year. I am going to be t he 3rd trial. So anything is possible. Research and education and funding. Can you emailed the billions of dollars to be lost if they cure this? ?

jigsaw 2014-01-23 20:30:07 -0600 Report

No evidence of a cure in the medical books. On the other hand, you can live a heathy long life if you manage your diabetes well. Some can manage their diabetes to the point that their is no evidence of it in their blood tests. Never the less, although not showing itself actively, it is still there. I actually know a person who is currently in their 90s and was diagnosed more than 30 years ago! No complications either.

jayabee52 2014-01-23 20:16:10 -0600 Report

Howdy Dmgm
Diabetes (both T1 and T2) does not have a cure

Really the idea of a cure depends on what one's definition of the word would be.

However there is currently no way that a person with diabetes (PWD) may return to their former way of living and eating and remain diabetes free. (my rough definition of "cure")

Others have claimed a "cure" for diabetes, but when questioned, their answers lead me to think that all they are doing is just doing very well in managing it, that the symptoms of Diabetes are minimized, so we may think of the diabetes as "sleeping" however, if the right (or perhaps it could be said the wrong) conditions ensue, then the diabetes will return with a vengance.

I am currently following a meal plan which I started in Feb 2011 which pretty much put my T2 to sleep. and am managing my diabetes without the use of diabetes medications of any kind. (copy of the meal plan is yours on request) I managed to keep my fasting Blood Glucose (BG) levels below 130, and my A1c was 5.5 plus I lost 65 lbs, which greatly lowered my body's insulin resistance.

However I know that if I deviate much from my usual meal plan, my meter will remind me I an STILL affected by diabetes.

Praying God's best for you and yours

James Baker .

Nick1962 2014-01-25 16:49:50 -0600 Report

You know James, I’ve had some thoughts on one of your (and many others) comment ….“However there is currently no way that a person with diabetes (PWD) may return to their former way of living and eating and remain diabetes free” or it’s many variants.

It dawned on me that going back to my former way of living would probably kick it all back in again, but why would I want to? My “old ways” were simply not healthy. It would be like saying “well, my chronic cough has gone away, I guess I can start smoking again”.

So I’ve had to do some re-thinking – is it really diabetes (for folks like me) because it fits into the mold of symptoms, or is it a condition of food induced high BG which can be cured just by eating “correctly”? There are many in the medical community that are starting to re-think the long held beliefs regarding diabetes. I’m sure you’ve seen Dr. Attia’s TedTalk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMhLBPPtlrY
Could we be wrong?

jayabee52 2014-01-25 21:29:07 -0600 Report

Thanks for sharing the TED video of Dr Atta. I listened to it but I believe I need to listen to it again, because I am getting the sense that somehow I am missing something. And I need to think about it.

Nick1962 2014-01-26 09:56:13 -0600 Report

I had to listen several times. I subscribe to Attia's blog/newsletter, and he is very technical. I guess what I appreciate is those in the medical profession are actually trying to think outside the box for a change.

Dmgm 2014-01-24 01:23:21 -0600 Report

Dear Mr. Baker,
Your situation is very simular to mine. Even time and weight. I have avoided meds so far. Thanks for the encouragment. A friend of mine said that she thinks I didn't have it in the first place or I would be on meds by now. Boy! What a downer.If only she knew how hard I have worked on my temptations.

jayabee52 2014-01-25 11:25:20 -0600 Report

Please, you may call me James. Mr Baker makes me sound like my father! LoL!

I had been started on metformin upon my Dx in 1995, switched to low doses of NPH insulin when my kidneys quit working and I needed dialysis, and only lately (2/2011) did I discover that I could manage my diabetes without diabetes medications.

Your friend really dosn't know much about diabetes, which is typical for those who don't have it. Even those of us who do have it have a long learning curve (at least it was that way for me) before we know what is possible with diabetes.

haoleboy 2014-01-21 00:53:01 -0600 Report

to my understanding … not yet.
However it is possible to effectively manage diabetes through diet/lifestyle changes and to reduce or eliminate dependence on medication