Robert C. H.
By Robert C. H. Latest Reply 2008-09-25 11:49:25 -0500
Started 2008-09-24 11:52:10 -0500

I am totally confused as of late, I have been trying to keep up with the discussions, watch and listen and I'm getting all this conflicting information I was under the impression that there is no cure for diabetes, but yet I am reading these srticles about Herbs and spices,Alkaline water, and now the diabetes, former Diabetic talks aboutmini-Gastricby-pass,solving all his problems.what are we suppose to believe?If all these differnt items appear so easily on this site maybe you should give more consideration to a panel of experts.

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Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-09-25 11:49:25 -0500 Report

This subject was suppossed to be OTHER SIDE but I have been sick latly and I'm not always sure what I'm doing on the computer. so please forgive me.thanks for your replys, Robert

kdroberts 2008-09-24 14:29:52 -0500 Report

Good question and you're right to be confused. First off, there is not established long term cure. However, there are areas of great promise and hope.

For type 2 there is the Gastric and Duodenal-Jejunal bypass. It's very early on in the research but there are some very promising results. Long term effects are not known and they have been linked to actually causing diabetes so we will have to wait and see.

For type 1s and type 2, stem cells are a hot topic. It's been theorized that a cure can come from stem cells but it's still early days.

As for herbs. A lot can be said about them. They wont cure you but they may help you. However they may not do anything. All you can do is try them (with a doctors approval) and see what happens. There are a lot, and I mean a lot, of scam artists out there who pray especially hard on people who are looking for that ray of light. Diabetics fall right in that category. You will see many ads and sites online selling herbal treatments that are the latest scientific breakthrough that will cure you within weeks. All they do is sell herbs in a single pill that you can buy individually for less. Check out www.wemarket4u.net/glucobate/

My advice is to not believe anything you read right off the bat, and I include all my posts in that too. If something interests you then all the tools you need to research it easily are online. fda.gov, drugs.com, medlineplus.gov are great starting points but even google.com and wikipedia.com can give you good information and links that you can form a trail from that will verify or disprove something.

GabbyPA 2008-09-24 14:23:13 -0500 Report

Cure is a big word. The things most of the articles and proceedures talk about are a treatment that can (or not) work. If the bypass surgery is reversed, the diabetes is still there and the symptoms come back. Supplements help, but do not cure, they just give us assistance to what we are already doing.

The problem with experts, is that even they don't agree. So it becomes divisive. If we read, research and ask questions, we begin to understand better that a "cure" at this point is still a gimmick to get you to buy or support something. The more you read, the more the patterns become apparant.

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