By mamacita8724 Latest Reply 2011-01-09 13:49:29 -0600
Started 2011-01-05 13:18:44 -0600

I was told that in St. Louis Mo. that a cure was found for type I and 2 diabeties but testing could not start for 5yrs on humans is that true?

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PetiePal 2011-01-06 14:34:35 -0600 Report

The only thing I've heard recently about this was that there was a huge breakthrough in research in Toronto recently. They've found out the nerve system may be the trigger for it…with the cause more clearly (we hope) known perhaps they can link it to humans.

"Mice that had been given diabetes became healthy within 24 hours after medical experts introduced a compound to circumvent the effect of reduced neurons in the pancreas.

"I couldn't believe it," reported Dr. Michael Salter, an expert in pain at the Hospital for Sick Children and one of the researchers involved in the discovery. "Mice with diabetes suddenly didn't have diabetes any more." In essence, it appeared that this was a cure for their diabetes.

The specialists urge caution, warning that they still have to prove their study in humans, but say they expect results from human studies within a year or two. Any possible cure for diabetes that may develop is most likely to be years away from hitting the general public.."

GabbyPA 2011-01-06 21:02:25 -0600 Report

Wow, that is incredible. Wouldn't it be incredible if that was the cure. OMG, that would just be wonderful. Maybe we have been looking in the wrong direction.

jayabee52 2011-01-06 23:53:23 -0600 Report

Unfortunately there have been many animal studies which look promising, but when tried on humans just don't pan out for some reason. We can always hope and pray this will be it, but I will not get too excited until human trials show significant results.

GabbyPA 2011-01-05 17:51:28 -0600 Report

Do you have the article or something we could read about this. I have not heard of that, but there is always someone saying they have a cure. There are some very good treatments out there that seem like cures, but if you could tell us a little more about what you heard or read, I would love to see it.

JustMeGayle 2011-01-08 17:53:54 -0600 Report

I heard that if you get the bipass surgery and lose weight alot of times after that you are no longer diabetic I am not sure it is true or not but that is what I heard.

jayabee52 2011-01-08 23:42:43 -0600 Report

I had got to be friends with a lady who had to have her knees replaced. Eventually she convinced the insurance compny to pay for gastric surgery Things went well for a while and she lost about 175 lbs. Well now about 5 years later she shows signs of not being complient with her food restrictions (3 oz/ per meal) amd the last time I saw her she was getting heavy again. She didn't have diabetes. But I don't think it is a curr for diabetes. If one has the surgery, and doesn't follow the diet, that person will exhibit signs of diabetes again.

GabbyPA 2011-01-08 21:35:59 -0600 Report

There are many gastric bypass surgeries that can help greatly. It is not a cure, but it is a very successful treatment for weight and a good side effect is better glucose control. However, you still have to exercise control in your food intake and the surgery usually kind of makes that a MUST. Eating such a drastically reduced amount of food will reduce the glucose levels. But if you have it reversed or don't follow the program you need to on the bypass surgery, you can cause more damage.

RAYT721 2011-01-08 21:52:17 -0600 Report

May I step in? My wife is not and was not diabetic. She has had gastric surgery and… ta da… one year just passed… 150+ pounds lost. BUT… my wife belongs to a support group and has heard stories of success and failure in terms of the surgery "curing" the diabetes. It is the body that answers the question, not the surgery. There are many pros and cons to the surgery (pre op and post op) with everybody and every body having its own story to share. Gastric bypass is NOT a cure to diabetes. It is, was and will be a tool for weight loss. So, Gayle, it is possible that such a surgery (lapband or gastric) could solve the diabetic problem, it may not… and may cause other issues, good and bad. Feel free to message me and I'll be happy to answer your question(s) with my wife's help. Sometimes (honestly) the help you need to cure the outside issues come from the inside issues.