Can Diabetes Cured Type 2

Type 2 Diabetes is a lifelong disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Is there any good type 2 diabetes diet? Let’s see some suggestions here.

One diet suggestion to control type 2 diabetes symptoms is by carbohydrate counting. This way of meal planning is an easy way to keep track of the total amount of carbohydrates that a person eats every day. By distributing the number of grams of carbs that the dieter is allowed each day throughout several small meals, a diabetes sufferer can help to control their blood sugar while still eating what they want to eat at each meal.

Type 2 diabetes diets should also include plenty of vegetables, fruits and lean proteins. They should also stress healthy carbohydrates such as stone cut oatmeal, brown and wild rice varieties, and whole grains.

Keep away from processed carbohydrates.

It is important to avoid processed carbohydrates like white bread and rice when following type 2 diabetes diet plans. Processed carbs are notorious for causing spikes in blood sugar, which in turn, cause type 2 diabetes symptoms to become worse. Carbohydrates are a tricky food category since the body needs carbs to provide fuel to the body. Carbohydrates are also what produce glucose, which is the primary carrier of energy to the body’s cells. However, too much glucose is what causes spikes in blood sugar. Therefore, a type 2 diabetes plan should carefully pair the right amount of the right kinds of carbs with both protein and a small amount of fat.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can a person be fully cured of type 2 diabetes?
    If a person follows the doctor’s orders, can he be fully cured of type 2 diabetes. In other words, will his pancreas eventually start functioning like it used to? By the way, what makes the pancreas stop functioning?

    Also, are there any meds for diabetes that don’t involve needles?

    • ANSWER:
      Many newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics consider them selfs cured. If you mean can they ever eat sugar like when they were a kid, then no. If you mean living the rest of their lives without drugs or complications, then yes. The pancreas becomes inflamed due to over producing insulin in an attempt to keep up with your ever increasing insulin resistance. Every carbohydrate you consume starting even before birth, moves you toward insulin resistance. Once the resistance becomes so great that the pancreas can not keep up, you are considered diabetic. If you avoid carbohydrates you accomplish two things. First, you give your pancreas a rest, and second, you give your resistant cells a rest. When you give the cells a break from insulin, they actually become sensitive again. After many years of extra insulin, either from drug induced insulin production, or actual insulin injections, your pancreas becomes permanently burned out. By definition, you are now insulin dependent or a type 1 diabetic. Keep in mind that the problem is not too much glucose, but too much insulin. Everyone should have their fasting insulin levels tested. This will detect insulin resistance, years before your blood levels of glucose begin to go up.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can type 1 diabetes be cured or type 2?
    I have a friend who has type 1 diabetes and I was wondering if it could be cured

    • ANSWER:
      Type 1 diabetes can’t be cured, yet. The best thing for your friend to do is to accept that he/she has it and try to learn how to manage it. Give your friend your support. Offer to go with him/her to monthly meetings about diabetes management, given by many hospitals.

  3. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to cure type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
    Is it possible to cure type 1, or type 2 diabetes? im a little confused, because i thought that there was no cure, all you can do is keep it under control, but others are telling me you can? help! thank!s

    • ANSWER:
      Currently, there’s no cure, other than transplants. Generally it’s easier to manage diabetes than to manage a transplant, and diabetics aren’t given transplants solely because they’re diabetic. If a diabetic person needs a new heart or lung, though, then they might receive a new pancreas at the same time, since they’d have to deal with the transplant problems anyway.

      There have been some very promising studies done with stem cells, and this might result in a cure. There are also any number of people who hold weird beliefs about vegan diets (which won’t cure diabetes). And, of course, there are a lot of snake oil salesmen who will promise you that THEIR brand of snake oil will cure/reverse your diabetes.

  4. QUESTION:
    how can stem cells help cure diabetes type 2?
    and what is your opinion on finding a cure in the near future?

    • ANSWER:
      The direct implantation of stem cells into the pancreas of type 2 diabetic individuals has been found to enhance the production of endogenous insulin. In addition, it has been associated with an increase in the C Peptide levels, and a subsequent decrease in blood sugar levels.

      If approved, this autologus stem cell transplantation could save a majority of the diabetics from receiving insulin or drugs to stimulate the production of insulin. It is hypothesized that the transplanted stem cells regenerate the damaged Beta cells in

      individuals, leading to production of insulin.

      The novel approach has been conducted on nearly 16 patients, diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. The main advantage of the procedure is that it is a relatively safe and effective method, devoid of complications. The results of the study can be found in the Journal of the American Society of Cell Biology.

      The patient’s skin is cleaned with disinfectant solution and a small incision is made in the skin (over the inguinal region) following administration of local anesthesia. A very minute puncture is then made in the femoral artery. The extracted stem cells are then introduced directly into the pancreas through a synthetic tube (catheter).

      With our improved understanding of stem cell biology and active research in stem cell transplantation, it would not be long before this new treatment can be instituted for cure of type to diabetes that affects more than 92% of patients, worldwide.

      i hope this helps if you want to find out more details and everything go to google and type in diabetes type 2 stem cell research
      and you will comne up with so many sites!

  5. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to use gene therapy to cure type 2 diabetes?
    My dad is a fit muscular man who really watches his diet an exercises. His family has a high predisposition to diabetes. He gets type 2 diabetes anyway! It really pisses me off when I see 400lb+ men who show no concern for their health get tested and have completely normal blood glucose levels because they are lucky in the gene pool and are lucky to be born into a family with a low risk of type 2 diabetes. Is there a way you can insert viruses effectively into someone’s DNA and cure them temporarily of type 2 diabetes. I wish there was research for a cure.

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  6. QUESTION:
    can type 2 diabetes be cured?
    i read some where type 2 diabetes can be cured is it true?
    when you think since the kidney is still working and the body can produce insulin then why wouldn’t you be able to cure it …..

    i heard type 1 is the one youre screwed if you have it

    • ANSWER:
      Can Type-2 Diabetes be Cured
      A cure for type-2 diabetes depends on what your definition of cure is. By that I mean that if you think you will ever take a pill, an injection, or have beta cells implanted and then go back to an unhealthy life style and not suffer the complications, that is not going to happen. In this discussiion I am talking about insulin resistance caused diabetes. If you believe that the underlining cause can be reversed and with an altered life style, you can live a healthy, long life in the non-diabetic ranges that is possible today.

      http://www.dlife.com/diabetes-forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15346&p=154711

  7. QUESTION:
    Can type 2 diabetes be cured?
    I have a love one that found out she has type 2 diabetes. and i want to know if that can be cured (go away)

    Thank in advance

    • ANSWER:
      There is currently no cure, they have been working on one for some time your best bet is to see a nutritionist, and follow the diet they recommend, get exercise, keep your weight down if you can. and it should stay in check, Make sure you monitor as often as the doctor says, knowing your glucose level is very important.

  8. QUESTION:
    Can all Type 2 diabetes be cured?
    Ok well for overweight T2′s I know that you can reverse it by eating healthy and doing all that stuff. But what about the T2′s that aren’t overweight? I’ve heard of T2′s that are healthy and skinny they just have genetics. Can they be cured? I know that T1 can not be cured yet because I am T1 but I was wondering about T2.

    • ANSWER:
      Neither type 1 nor type 2 diabetes can be cured. In any cases.

      Some type 2s are able to successfully treat their diabetes using diet and exercise alone, but this does not reverse their diabetes and is not a cure. If they do not consistently maintain a healthy lifestyle, their blood glucose levels will shoot right back up. However, treating with diet and exercise works just as well for skinny type 2s as it does for overweight type 2s.

  9. QUESTION:
    Can diabetic neuropathy for type 2 diabetes be cured ?

    • ANSWER:
      I cured mine. I was falling down about three times a week, because the message from my brain didn’t get through to my knee.

      “Japanese scientists have identified a form of vitamin B-12 that protects against neurological disease and aging by a unique mechanism that differs from current therapies.”

      “Some of the disorders that may be preventable or treatable with this natural vitamin therapy, called methylcobalamin, include chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathies, Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy and neurological aging. Americans have immediate access to this unique and new form of vitamin B-12, and, unlike prescription drugs, it costs very little and is free of side effects.”

      I used 30,000 mcg/day for ten days and then 10,000 to 15,000 mcg/day. It took a couple of months, but now has been over six months since I have fallen.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can I cure Type 2 Diabetes?
    I just saw my doctor and she told me that I have pre-diabetes because my fasting blood sugar is a little higher than it should be. She told me if I don’t do something I will have diabetes. The problem is she didn’t really say what “something” is, except she gave me a prescription for metformin. I don’t really want to take drugs. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      Thanks to Marianna for pointing to my website.

      Diet and exercise are crucial to reversing pre-diabetes. Cutting back on refined and processed foods… sugar and things that turn to sugar quickly, these are very important steps because when sugar hits your blood it triggers an insulin release. Almost all “pre-diabetics” have been insulin resistant for years because your cells are being slammed with insulin every time you eat. Eventually your cells resist the insulin and your blood sugar levels go ever higher.

      Exercise is also an important part of the equation.

  11. QUESTION:
    Is islet cell transplant or stem cell transplant cure for type 2 diabetes?
    If it is how much does it cost?Plz give as much as detail as you can , I will be most thankful.

    • ANSWER:
      Right now, neither one.

      BOTH are in the experimental stage, but neither method has been PROVEN to cure diabetes in man. A great deal of research is still needed.

      AND, in order for the treatment to be made available to patients, it requires approval by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration). This often takes YEARS, even when the “fastr track” method is used. The FDA is VERY careful to see that a treatment doe not cure the disease but kill the patient!

      in order to provide proof that the method works, the FDA requires data taken from YEARS of Clinical Studies (using human patients) and follow up. This makes sure that the treatmenmt doesn’t have problems. Like, you cure diabetes but the patients dies of cancer in 5 years.

      BOTH methods must first be proven to work in humans and THEN given the clinical trials AND THEN go through the approval process.

      These “cures’ — IF they work — will not be available to buy for 20-30 YEARS.

      Direct answer to your question:
      Neither method has been proven to cure diabetes, and they are not avaialble for human use at any cost.

  12. QUESTION:
    Can type 2 diabetes be cured if it is still at a low blood sugar level with change in diet and exercise?

    • ANSWER:
      Cured would be the wrong word to use in this statement. But having the right diet and exercising routinely will make your diabetes more manageable. Achieving this, your body would not be so dependent on more insulin. Once it is controlled (may take at least a month to prove this), you may not need to monitor your blood sugar as much. You should contact your doctor before taking these kind of steps.

  13. QUESTION:
    can someone with diabetes type 2 improve/be cured so as not to need metformin?

    • ANSWER:
      A very small study in the States took a dozen newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics and subjected them (they volunteered) to a gruelling diet and exercise regime I thing about 4 of them normalised their sugars.

      This was not really a treatment, but a test just to see if it could be done.

      In general all you can do is try and stick to your diet, watch your weight and exercise vigorously and frequently, which also lowers your sugar. Diabetes is not yet curable.

  14. QUESTION:
    can type 2 diabetes be cured with a combination of bcg vaccine, stem cells & the teartments of the disease?

    • ANSWER:
      It is possible that such a cure may be possible, yes, but we’ll have to develop the vaccine and appropriate stem cell treatments first. (Personally, I’d expect stem cell treatments to be more appropriate to type 1 diabetes than type 2, though.)

      At this time, though, there is no known cure for diabetes.

  15. QUESTION:
    Poll: Would you rather have Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and why? (No neither)?
    I would rather have type 1. My rational is that they’re in the stages of human testing for a cure, and if I have Type 1 (I find out Tuesday) then I can get on the medicine and get rid of diabetes. A cure for Type 2 is years, maybe decades away…even if there is one out there.

    And “Neither” isn’t an option. If you had a choice between which type of diabetes you have…which one would you choose?

    And yes, there is a cure on the way for Type 1

    http://www.massgeneral.org/diabetes/laboratory_type1.htm

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  16. QUESTION:
    Is it true that Type 2 diabetes can be cured by herbal medicines?

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry but no. There is no “cure”, herbal or medical, for diabetes at this point in time.
      There are herbal supplements on the market that can help in controlling / reducing blood glucose levels, but check with your doctor. Some herbs can actually interact / react with your prescribed medications.

      Cinnamon is a popular trend right now that is safe for anyone to try. It comes in capsule form or you can sprinkle it on your food. That might be something that you want to check out. I can’t vouch for it actually working or anything, but it couldn’t hurt to try with just cinnamon, right?

      Good luck and best wishes…

  17. QUESTION:
    Any major breakthroughs or hard research for Type 1 Diabetes?
    There has been many steps towards curing Type 2 Diabetes and caring/preventing it. Has there been any major research or giant steps towards Type 1 Diabetes I may have missed? The reason I’m concerned is my girlfriend is Type 1 Diabetic (heredity) and I hate to see her need to stop having fun because she has to go take insulin (she can’t use the automatic pump) and we can’t horse around that much because her level will drop very fast. I just want to know if there’s any chance of a giant leap to caring, maybe even CURING, type 1 that would be in her life. She is still very young.

    • ANSWER:
      the latest research is looking into implantation of stem cells in the pancreas of type 1 diabetics to see if they will become islet cells and produce insulin. It has worked in some animals, not in others.. the research is ongoing.

  18. QUESTION:
    i have just been diagnosed as a diabetic of Type 2 diabetes. Can it be cured and if so how? thank u?
    i have a family history of diabetes

    • ANSWER:
      Two years ago after a routine blood test, husband was diagnosed as pre-diabetic. His level was 7.5.

      We changed our lifestyle completely cutting out rubbish and eating lots of fruits and veg, fish and whole foods. We also took long walks every day.

      After one year his levels had dropped to 6.2 and last week we went back for his yearly results and they were 5.5.

      So it can be reversed. We both look and feel better but you must remember this change of lifestyle is for life, not just a short while.

      Good luck.

  19. QUESTION:
    cure newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes?
    Hi
    can exercise and weight loss ,cure newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes?
    my fasting sugar is 122 without medication,and is 160 ….2 hours after meal.
    i am 30 pounds over the normal range…229 Ib, 6.1 feet,
    44 years….
    dont want to use medications.

    help please

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, yes, yes. It can be controled but not cured. If you start a low Glycemic Diet and exercise you may stave off meds for many years.

      http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

      This table includes the glycemic index and glycemic load of more than 2,480 individual food items. Not all of them, however, are available in the United States. They represent a true international effort of testing around the world.

      The glycemic index (GI) is a numerical system of measuring how much of a rise in circulating blood sugar a carbohydrate triggers–the higher the number, the greater the blood sugar response. So a low GI food will cause a small rise, while a high GI food will trigger a dramatic spike. A list of carbohydrates with their glycemic values is shown below. A GI is 70 or more is high, a GI of 56 to 69 inclusive is medium, and a GI of 55 or less is low.

      The glycemic load (GL) is a relatively new way to assess the impact of carbohydrate consumption that takes the glycemic index into account, but gives a fuller picture than does glycemic index alone. A GI value tells you only how rapidly a particular carbohydrate turns into sugar. It doesn’t tell you how much of that carbohydrate is in a serving of a particular food. You need to know both things to understand a food’s effect on blood sugar. That is where glycemic load comes in. The carbohydrate in watermelon, for example, has a high GI. But there isn’t a lot of it, so watermelon’s glycemic load is relatively low. A GL of 20 or more is high, a GL of 11 to 19 inclusive is medium, and a GL of 10 or less is low.

      Foods that have a low GL almost always have a low GI. Foods with an intermediate or high GL range from very low to very high GI.

      Both GI and GL are listed here. The GI is of foods based on the glucose index–where glucose is set to equal 100. The other is the glycemic load, which is the glycemic index divided by 100 multiplied by its available carbohydrate content (i.e. carbohydrates minus fiber) in grams. (The “Serve size (g)” column is the serving size in grams for calculating the glycemic load; for simplicity of presentation I have left out an intermediate column that shows the available carbohydrates in the stated serving sizes.) Take, watermelon as an example of calculating glycemic load. Its glycemic index is pretty high, about 72. According to the calculations by the people at the University of Sydney’s Human Nutrition Unit, in a serving of 120 grams it has 6 grams of available carbohydrate per serving, so its glycemic load is pretty low, 72/100*6=4.32, rounded to 4.

      For exercise , Nordic walking will do the trick . I do it everyday . Description
      Nordic walking can be done year round in any climate and anywhere a person of any age or ability might otherwise walk without poles. It combines simplicity and accessibility of walking with simultaneous core and upper body conditioning similar to Nordic skiing. The result is a full-body walking workout that can burn significantly more calories without a change in perceived exertion or having to walk faster, due to the incorporation of many large core, and other upper-body muscles which comprise more than 90% of the body’s total muscle mass and do work against resistance with each stride. ‘Normal walking’ utilizes less than 70% of muscle mass with full impact on the joints of the legs and feet.

      Nordic Ski Walking produces up to a 46% increase in energy consumption compared to walking without poles.[1]

      Benefits
      Compared to regular walking, Nordic walking involves applying force to the poles with each stride. Nordic walkers use more of their entire body (with greater intensity) and receive fitness building stimulation not as present in normal walking for the chest, lats, triceps, biceps, shoulder, abdominals, spinal and other core muscles. This extra muscle involvement leads to enhancements over ordinary walking at equal paces such as:

      increased overall strength and endurance in the core muscles and the entire upper body
      significant increases in heart rate at a given pace
      greater ease in climbing hills
      burning more calories than in plain walking
      improved balance and stability with use of the poles
      significant un-weighting of hip, knee and ankle joints
      effective weight bearing exercise – creates positive total body bone density-preserving stress
      I use plain old wooden sticks, works well>
      Kewl!
      Do this and you will be amazed at the results. I have no more room to go on But GOOD LUCK

      Tin

  20. QUESTION:
    Anyone tried Budwig diet to lower or cure Type II Diabetes ?
    I have read on some information on Budwig diet and it indicated that it can sure Type 2 Diabates if strictly followed. Anyone with diabetes has tried this ?
    I am just diagonised with diabetes and my first blood test showed fasting sugar of 132 but when I checked with glucometer in a week after the above test it showed 125. I year ago my blood sugar was 98. I am now looking aggressively if I can get my blood sugar below 110.

    Also, while I read about Budwig diet I thought it is worth giving it a try. So also want to check if anyone has experience with it. Remember, as some people pointed out that for Budwig diet to be successful, you not only have to take this special diet for few weeks or months depending on how high your sugar levels are, but also have to avoid all non-organic food and other oils, eggs, etc that have lots of saturated fats.

    Anyone who has tried it, please chime in with your experience.
    I would appreciate answers from anyone who has tried this protocol. Not from people who claim to have “common sense” and so on.
    I would appreciate answers from anyone who has tried this protocol.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve heard of the Budwig protocol being used for cancer & I’m sure it’s fine for diabetes but it’s not something you can do for a few weeks & be “cured” of diabetes. It does work because it replaces carbs with good healthy fats but if you end it & go back to carbs, you will regain your health problems.

      Dr.Richard Bernstein (the diabetes specialist & a type 1 diabetic) from his book, “Diabetes Solutions” pertinent chapters available to read online -

      What if I, a physician, told you, a diabetic, to eat a diet that consisted of 60 percent sugar, 20 percent protein, and 20 percent fat? More than likely, you’d think I was insane. I’d think I was insane, and I would never make this suggestion to a diabetic (nor would I even make it to a nondiabetic). But this is just the diet the ADA recommended to diabetics for decades.

      Whether you eat a piece of the nuttiest whole-grain bread, drink a Coke, or have mashed potatoes, the effect on blood glucose levels is essentially the same— blood sugar rises, fast. … our saliva can break starches into the shorter chains on contact and then convert those into pure glucose.

      With a number of important exceptions, carbohydrates, or foods derived primarily from plant sources that are starches, grains, and fruits, have the same ultimate effect on blood glucose levels that table sugar does.

      http://www.diabetes-book.com/book/chapter9_3.shtml

      All carbs (even vegetables) are converted to sugar (glucose) in the body. Posted below is a fascinating interview with Dr.Richard Bernstein (the diabetes specialist & a type 1 diabetic) on youtube where he demonstrated how whole grain bread turned to glucose within one second in his mouth! He says the exact thing would happen with corn or an apple as well.

      Dr. Joe Prendergast, an endocrinologist /diabetologist has managed over 1500 diabetic patients and, in the last decade, not one of his patients has had a stroke or heart attack. Only one has even been hospitalized! His secret—50,000 units of Vitamin D3 daily. Dr. Joe further reports:

      http://enews.endocrinemetabolic.com/2008/05/vitamin-dthe-cure-for-many-diseases.html

      SEVEN REASONS TO EAT MORE SATURATED FATS -

      1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

      Saturated fat in the diet reduces the levels of lipoprotein (a) abbreviated Lp(a)—that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. The only dietary means of lowering Lp(a) is eating saturated fat. Eating fats raises the level of HDL, the so-called good cholesterol.

      2) Stronger bones

      Saturated fat is required for calcium to be incorporated into bone – According to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D., as much as 50 percent of the fats in the diet should be saturated fats.

      3) Improved liver health
      Studies show that saturated fat encourages the liver cells to dump fat content. Saturated fat has been shown to protect the liver from the toxic insults of alcohol & medications and even to reverse the damage.

      4) Healthy lungs

      For proper function, the airspaces of the lungs have to be coated with a thin layer of lung surfactant. The fat content of lung surfactant is 100 percent saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes breathing difficulties, collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.

      5) Healthy brain

      Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Though highly unsaturated essential fatty acids found in cold-water fish (EPA & DHA) are important for brain & nerve function, most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.

      6) Proper nerve signaling

      Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, & palm oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism. Without the correct signals to tell the organs & glands what to do, the job gets done improperly.

      7) Strong immune system

      Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil (myristic acid & lauric acid) play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to recognize & destroy foreign invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, & fungi. Myristic & lauric acid have potent germ-killing ability. We need dietary replenishment of them to keep the immune system vigilant against the development of cancerous cells & infectious invaders.

  21. QUESTION:
    can a normal or underweight person get type 2 diabetes? and can it be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      Absolutely anybody can get Diabetes. My sister is very thin and she has Diabetes. She has never been overweight. In fact if your Diabetes is out of control, that will lead to massive weight loss. But again anyone of any size can have Diabetes.

  22. QUESTION:
    Poll: Would you rather have Type 1 or Type 2 and why?
    I would rather have type 1. My rational is that they’re in the stages of human testing for a cure, and if I have Type 1 (I find out Tuesday) then I can get on the medicine and get rid of diabetes. A cure for Type 2 is years, maybe decades away…even if there is one out there.

    And “Neither” isn’t an option. If you had a choice between which type of diabetes you have…which one would you choose?
    You should check this website out…

    http://www.massgeneral.org/diabetes/faculty_faustman.htm

    It’s BCG, a medicine they gave to cure TB, but it seems to *CURE* diabetes Type 1 as well.

    • ANSWER:
      Medically speaking, it’s always better when your body makes SOME insulin than none, but being surrounded by both, I’d say type 1.

      (And I’m quite right in the head Jackie. Your opinion is just that… an opinion.)

      We have both in my family. My daughter is type 1. She carb counts and on a pump. She has a certain freedom with food choices. She can eat when she’s hungry, and she doesn’t HAVE to eat when she’s not hungry. If she wants another scoop of (whatever) at dinnertime, she can have it. My mother in law is type 2. She has huge restrictions on her diet. She doesn’t have the same luxury as my daughter.

      Many people assume type 1 is worse because of the injections (and in my experience, all non-diabetics assume this). But the bigger picture above far outweighs that. Any type 1 will tell you the injections become second nature over time.

      Bottom line though is that they both suck. We look forward to a cure.

  23. QUESTION:
    Can the type two diabetes drug Metformin cure insulin resistance?
    I was resently prescribed this drug by my doctor to treat my apparent insulin resistance ( pre-diabetes). Does this drug cure this ailment, or does it just prevent me from developing Type 2 diabetes. Just trying to get a better understanding of the meds Im taking..

    • ANSWER:
      Metformin cannot “cure” insulin resistance.

      All body cells need glucose to functon. However, the glucose molecule is too large to pass through the cell wall. In order to allow the glucose to pass through the cell wall, insulin is needed. It binds with the cell wall and causes little openings in the cell wall to open further to allow the large glucose molecule to get into the cell.

      For some reason, cells can become resistant to insulin and won’t allow it to bind with the proteins in the cell wall and the glucose cannot pass through.

      Metformin is a drug that acts on the cell walls directly decreasing the resistance to insulin and allowing the insulin to do its job.

      Insulin resistance is not very well understood but maintaining a healthy weight has a huge impact on insulin resistance. So eat sensibly and keep the weight off through gentle exercise.

      Walking is one of the best exercises around – it is cheap, doesn’t require any equipment and easy to fit in with your daily routine. If you take the bus to work or school, get off a few stops before your usual stop and walk the rest of the way. If you drive to work or school, park further away. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Go for a walk during your lunch break. Walk with a buddy – it is fun!!!

  24. QUESTION:
    Ways to raise money to help find a cure for diabetes!!!!!!?
    Hi guys im 13 years old and me my best friend and my mom all have type 1 diabetes. We are all going to try to raise over ,000 this summer to donate to JDRF (Juvineale Diabetes Reaserch Foundation) We have already decided we are going to go door to door and have lemonade stands and send emails out to people but what else can we do to help reach our goal thanks so much for ur help and some day soon hopefully there will be a cure for type 1 diabetes

    type 1 diabetes is out of our control. u can be big or little and still have type 1 diabetes. innocent people everyday get diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and it is mainly people who are 18 or younger. Type 2 diabetes is when people have problems converting food into energy and people develop type 2 diabetes is when your fat does not se ur insulin properly

    • ANSWER:
      In the past I’ve worked with Diabetes Society of the Santa Clara Valley as their Outreach Chairman for about 3 years. I’ve had Type 1 Diabetes since 1974.

      You might consider contacting a local diabetes support group in your area, they might be able to help you with printed information that you would be able to give to people.

  25. QUESTION:
    can any one give me details about where i can find a good doctor with a good knowledge in chinese medicine?
    Do i have to travel to china? I heard they cure diabetes type 2. If anyone has good information please do share it with me i will be thankful.(I mean to find a good doctor with a good reputation)

    • ANSWER:
      There’s a special name for “Alternative” (or “Chinese” if you prefer) medicines which actually work.

      They’re called “medicine”.

      Save your time and money for real treatments.
      (Which, in the case of diabetes, are not available at all here in China, where such conditions are observed, clucked over and declared “sickly”).

  26. QUESTION:
    my sister is 33 and takes Metformin 4 diabetes.is it type 2? CURABLE?????
    My sister is 33 and takes metformin tablets twice/day. is it type 2 diabetes? can she cure it completely by exercise etc? pls advise. we are really worried

    • ANSWER:
      I have been med free for seven years.If she is interested have her E-mail me, and i will tell her how i do it.It just takes commitment and a little effort.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to volunteer yourself for stem cell research in America?
    Just curious, would be useful information to know if some kind of unfortunate disease were to pass on to me. My mom has type 2 diabetes and that increases the probability that I will get it later on in life too. Right now I’m completely fine but the future could hold some unwanted surprises. It has already been shown that stem cells can cure type 2 diabetes so….yeah would be nice if it were an available option in the future for me.

    • ANSWER:
      i wouldn’t see why not but the stem cell thing is still very contractual many southern american country’s openly practice stem cell research if this helps at all lol

  28. QUESTION:
    How can type 2 diabetes be prevented? Is their a cure?

    • ANSWER:
      !!!NO CURE!!!

      Prevention is the ONLY answer.

      You MUST maintain a healthy lifestyle.

      Keep your weight thin-to-normal based on a height-to-weight ration.

      Eat a healthy balanced diet. ELIMINATE sugars as much as possible, including colas, sports drinks, energy drinks, canned fruit juices, candies, cakes, cookies, pies and ice cream.

      Eat fewer starches like breads, crackers, pastas, rice, corn, and potatoes.

      eat more fibers, like green vegetables wholegrain breads and cereals (like Cheerios)

      Get more exercise. Ride a bike, swim, play baseball or soccer or basketball. run, jog, or walk.

      There is NO CURE for diabetes. You have to try to prevent it, but once you have it you will have it for life. PREVENTION is the best medicine.

  29. QUESTION:
    Question about Type 2 diabetes?
    I’m 14 years old and have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Im actually really scared. Can this be cured, completly cured, not just treated?

    • ANSWER:
      By medical definition any cure would be a return to health with no symptoms, effected by medical treatment. Since there are no drugs that can return one to health, there can be no cure.

      But, since you are only fourteen, my guess is that you are not yet a doctor, so you can use a common sense definition; A return to health with no symptoms and no medicines. By that definition, yes you can be cured.

      But, it has to be something you really, really want. You have to take the responsibility for your own health. It isn’t going to be easy. And you’re going to fall at times, but it doesn’t matter that you fall. It only matters if you don’t get back up. Watch the short video linked below.

      The western diet is the cause of diabetes. You have to choose health. You have to choose the kind of foods the human race evolved eating or that we were designed to eat. Immediately stop eating junk food and drinking soft drinks. The number one source of calories in America is sugar. How can that be healthy?

      You have to educate yourself. You have to learn to make the right choice. Instead of soft drinks, have herbal tea sweetened with stevia. Stevia is a natural sweetener, not artificial chemicals. It has no calories. It doesn’t make your blood sugar go up. Dr. Michael Dansinger MD, the medical advisor for the “Biggest Loser” TV show has an article on stevia.

      Watch the video on sugar and what it does to the body.

      Next is a six minute video that describes the most nutritious foods you can eat. Watch these videos and then have a parent watch them with you. I know you can beat this thing, like I have. Don’t listen to those people who say it is impossible. Be happy. Finish strong.

  30. QUESTION:
    Help with Type 2 Diabetes?
    I am 12, and the doctors say I might be diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, and I have some questions to ask. Is type 2 diabetes curable? Can you die from it? Do you get diabetes because your immune system is weak? What types of food can help with Type 2 Diabetes? And the question I need the most to be answered is, what is Type 2 diabetes and what are its effects? and what are the percentages that it is able to be cured?
    and plus, I am NOT obese. I am very skinny.

    • ANSWER:
      Type 2 diabetes was formally known as late onset or maturity onset diabetes and was rare before the age of 50. In recent years the age of onset has been progressively reducing however it is still very rare below the age of 30 years and even then only really occurs in young grossly obese patients..

      The condition is due to increasing resistance to insulin, rather than insulin lack as in type 1 diabetics. Treatment involves weight loss, vigorous exercise taken regularly and sometimes oral diabetic agents or insulin which may be combined. It is manageable rather than curable. Patients have vascular complications and also the risks generated by their obesity. Risks are reduced by lifestyle improvement and tight diabetic control.

  31. QUESTION:
    i have diabetes type 2 and i am on medication.?
    i met a reflexologist and she said that she can cure my diabeties if i stop taking the medication. is it avasible to stop my medication and move onto reflex? is there anyone who relates to my situation, please help me…….i am abit confused.

    • ANSWER:
      As much as alternative medicine is very good these days, I would be very hesitant when someone says that I should
      stop my medication for my diabetes.
      This is VERY dangerous and I would NOT listen to them.

      You need to speak to your Local Dr. about this and get his opinion.
      Maybe the reflexology could be used in conjunction with your current medication but please do not STOP it.

      Diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2 is a serious disease and warrants that you take regular medication to help balance your sugar levels.

      Good luck and Please talk to your local Dr. before looking
      into alternative medicines.

  32. QUESTION:
    what are your thoughts on the raw food diet and Diabetes?
    I heard it can cure type 1 and type 2 is it true?

    • ANSWER:
      Nothing can cure type 1 except a pancreas transplant. As for type 2, it can only be controlled to the point of appearing normal, it will never go away completely.

  33. QUESTION:
    I am 62 years old with type 2 diabetes.Is sex has got any?
    curing effect for this problem and if so can you explain the physiology?

    • ANSWER:
      at your age with type 2 it is very possible to have erectile disfunction. If so discuss this with your doctor and he will prescribe cilas or something else. I know it is something a guy dont like to admit or discuss . the improved pleasure is well worth it.

  34. QUESTION:
    I am 62 ten years ago I learned I had type 2 diabetes and high pressure, since I’ve had ED, Can this ED cure?
    My sugar is close to under control. I may have had diabetes about five years before I found out. I do not get an erection since treatment for my diabetes and high pressure started in 1996. I am open to all suggestions for curing this Erectile Dysfunction

    • ANSWER:
      what is 62 ten years old.

  35. QUESTION:
    How does type 2 affect ones skin and insect bites?
    Because of type 2 diabetes is one more apt to be atracted to insect bite such as mosquitoes and does it take longer for these to cure. Is there something one can use to prevent this if so what?

    • ANSWER:
      Having diabetes does not make you more likely to be bitten or stung by any insect.

      However, diabetics have a diminished capacity to fight off infection. Therefore, insect bites would take longer to heal and be more likely to get infected in a diabetic person versus a non-diabetic person.

      The best thing you can do is keep your blood glucose under control as much as possible. If you think you may be developing a skin or any other kind of infection, you need prompt medical evaluation.

  36. QUESTION:
    benefits of fitness & risks of being un fit?
    I found these
    better mood
    Better self esteem
    Lowers risks for Cardiovascular diseases
    Lowers risks for cancers
    Lowers risks for sleep problems
    Lowers risks for lung problems
    Will look better as well as feel better
    Can help lower risks for diabetes or cure type 2 diabetes
    Regular excersize can help with pregnancy

    Sleep apnea
    depression
    Cancer
    Cardiovascular disease
    diabetes

    but could someone explain why for a few of them for me? thanks who ever does the best first gets the bet answer
    im not trying to lose weight [:

    I am actually underweight but I wanted to know the explanation for each because I’m learning about health

    • ANSWER:
      Life and Death.

      Even if the fit person dies from a freak heart attack at 25 and the unfit person dies at 80, (s)he leads a BETTER life than the unfit person, because the *quality* of life is better.

      A good exercise program also allows you to sleep *less* and eat less (relatively speaking) than the unfit person.

      Good Luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    DIABETES?? HEART FAILURE??? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…?
    Well, The first day, which was 2 weeks ago I all of a sudden felt light-headed, and when I stood up I felt dizzy, I drank 2 cups of water, and lied on my bed, and felt better. Me and my mom decided to go to the doctor straight away. The first doctor was male. He checked my blood pressure, and said it was absolutely fine for my age. He said since it is only the first day he isn’t so sure about it. I went to the next doctor, she said it might be a short wave.
    I researched, and saw that I mayb have diabetes or CHF (congestive heart failure)
    I straight away started excercising. 20 minutes + a day, and started eat healthy. I lost 5 pounds, though I’ve had abit of shortness of breath, and sudden chest pain. I am supposed to weigh 48 or less at age 12, but I weigh 66.
    If I lose the rest of my unwanted weight, and continue eating healthy, will I be fine? will all these symptoms go away? or get worse? I don’t want to go to the doctor just now, HELP?!
    Also will kids my age who have CHF need a heart transplant? or medicine??! can you cure CHF? or diabetes? type 2?
    Also My family has never had a history of having heart failure, or diabetes. The current symptoms I have is shortness of breath, chest pain at some times, and dizziness at random moments, but goes away. I’ve never fainted, collapsed, or had a heart attack. I don’t feel so tired after having a 20 minute – 40 minute exercise, I don’t have any swollen parts in the body, though the tips of my fingers are cold, and my toes are cold, I think its because of really cold weather here, and I don’t usually wear slippers, socks at home. please help me in what should I be doing,

    • ANSWER:
      Heart disease and diabetes are scary things and it is ok to be concerned about them. Since you don’t have a family history that is great. You may want to ask your MD to do a complete physical which will include blood work and a glucose level. If you are really concerned about diabetes asking them to do an A1C test, this will test your average blood sugar over a period of time. It is wonderful that you are eating healthy, exercising and aware of your weight. However it does become another thing if you are excessively worried about your health. If you are increasingly anxious that something is wrong with you have a physical, write out your concerns for your doctor and hopefully he/she can address what your worries are. If you are still really worried maybe you are struggling with some anxiety issues and could benefit from counseling. If it is anxiety it would not be uncommon for you to be aware of every little beat of your heart and every little twinge of a muscle. Plus anxiety is very common. This is not to in any way dismiss your fears but if your fears are excessive this could be what is troubling you. Be healthy and feel better soon.

  38. QUESTION:
    Type 2 diabetes – anyone leading what they consider a normal life?
    Here’s my tale and my life bears no relationship to the active life I used to have. I live in England uk.
    I am male, 53 yrs old and have been diagnosed as type 2 diabetic since my mid thirties.
    my height is 6ft and my weight is 20 stone.

    As a young man my mother provided an excellent balanced diet and I was extremely athletic and fit as a fiddle. At 18yrs I married, left home, stopped sport and indulged my sweet tooth – my weight ballooned from 11.5 stone to 15 stone at the age 30, eventually reaching 21stone by my mid 30s resulting in my subsequent diagnosis as diabetic. At that time my blood pressure was measured at 159/36 the GP said it was borderline and said possibly “white coat effect” might be responsible.

    I have never drank or smoked at all.

    My work has always been sedentary – desk bound or driving – I have owned and driven my taxi for the last 12 years.

    Originally I was given metformin tablets to be taken 3 times a day after each meal – my weight reduced slightly from circa 20 stone to 18 stone over the first few years during which consultations were handed over to the diabetic sister at the GP practice.

    She put me on a variety of Blood pressure drugs, saying – “prevention better than cure”- I have tried various exercise regimes including gym membership, and made efforts with my diet but only getting to 17 stone as my lowest weight, but for the majority of the time I’ve fluctuated around the 19stone mark

    My diabetic controls monitored by the practice have remained reasonable – typically blood sugars between 5 and 6.5, cholesterol at 3.2, Blood pressure circa 128/72, but since inclusion of the blood pressure control medication I have continually felt washed out – if you speak to an ME sufferer the experience seems identical.

    I left it for 2 years to see if things might improve because I still ate unsuitable foods and thought that I wasn’t giving the drugs a fair chance. If anything the lethargy, dizziness, general stupor got worse with the inevitable eating of more unsuitable foods to feel better with the usual weight increase.

    During an annual consultation I relayed my thoughts to the nurse, particularly about being unable to walk or raise my head for any length of time but because my blood test results were ok I got the impression aything else is superfluous so nothing was done. A year later I spoke with another nurse about it and she said I must make another appointment and insist upon a reduction in medication. 2 weeks later the Diabetic Nurse called me in and in between searching for her holiday tickets (honestly) she took all of 30 secs to withdraw one of the drugs and within 24 hrs the improvement was fantastic.

    I can’t remember what the drug was but this episode plus another of my tablets being replaced because of newspaper revelations about it’s side effects have left me sceptical of “by the numbers treatment” ever since.

    I’ve tentatively raised the issue with the senior doctor there, who clearly irritated, replied “well, come off the drugs – but they’re keeping you alive” and another at the practice was more direct saying “why don’t you lose some weight, then we’ll see about taking you off some of the tablets”.

    I’ve included a list of what I’m taking, it’s been pretty consistent for about 10yrs.

    During my last assesment my weight had risen to over 21stone, in my opinion I know when and why I eat sugary, fatty foods and a good part of it is dealing with the dreadful effects of these tablets – is there no other way?

    Below is a list of medication.

    on wake up:
    Lercanidipine 10mg

    after breakfast:
    atenolol 50mg
    Competact 15mg/850mg onetablet
    ramopril 10mg

    After evening meal:
    Competact 15mg/850mg onetablet
    aspirin 75mg
    cod liver oil capsule 550mg (not on prescription)

    Before bed:
    simvastatin 40

    • ANSWER:
      The short answer to your main question is that, yes, it is entirely possible to have Type 2 diabetes and lead a normal life. You can even lead a fantastic life. And you can be rich and famous too. Did you know that two of the most famous Type 2 diabetics in the world are Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave, and the Hollywood actress Halle Berry?

      Medication is supposed to improve your life. If it doesn’t, you shouldn’t be taking it. And you shouldn’t be asking for advice on this on an anonymous forum. You should discuss this with your GP. There are many different meds out there, and each has different side effects. It is a matter of balancing the effect of the medication against the side-effect.

      It could also be the case that what you are feeling is not a side-effect of the meds, but clinical depression. Depression can make people feel awful, listless, tired etc. Again, this is something you need to discuss with your GP.

      You also need to know that your medical conditions are not necessarily weight-related. There are lots of thin, active people who have hypertension or diabetes or both. Being of normal weight did not help them prevent either condition, and losing weight isn’t going to help them. You don’t know if it will help you either. Although that doesn’t need to stop you exercising/eating healthy/losing weight for other reasons. I’m just saying that losing weight is not a panacea. I can offer my own experience in this: diagnosed with hypertension at overweight BMI, told it might possibly go away if I lost weight, gained weight to obese BMI with no change in hypertension, then lost weight to normal BMI with no change in hypertension. Basically my blood pressure stayed the same whether I was normal or obese BMI. Finally, diagnosed with diabetes at normal BMI.

      A final word to your diet. I don’t know what you have been told about a diabetic diet but in truth there is no such thing. You can eat anything you want, as long as your blood sugar remains within target afterwards. That’s a big ‘if’. There are no forbidden foods, it is all about portion control, though you might find you can only tolerate a minuscule portion, e.g. not the entire slice of cake, but two teaspoons.

      A true diabetes-friendly diet is low in carbohydrate, not just sugar. ALL carbohydrate turns to sugar in the blood. But there is no reason why you need to limit fatty foods as fat as no impact on blood sugar. The killer combination is high fat high carb (which I suspect is what you are referring to, e.g. chips, cakes, doughnuts, biscuits) which will spike your blood sugar for hours and hours. But high fat low carb (e.g. bacon, avocadoes, olives, nuts) is all perfectly fine and very healthy from a blood sugar management point of view.

  39. QUESTION:
    Could I really have Type 1 Diabetes?
    About 3 weeks ago, I went to my primary doctor because I had what I believed to be a sinus infection, my heart beat was also pretty fast, as well as my respiratory rate. When I got there, they did my vitals, and said my heart beat was 150. They checked my lungs and said I sounded a little stuffy, and that I needed to have x-rays done. Before I went downstairs, my doctor decided to take my blood sugar, which at the time, was 112 (keep in mind I was sick, which raises blood sugar levels at times.) I went downstairs, where I found that I couldn’t manage to breathe anymore. I went back up stairs, where they rushed me to the emergency room.

    By the time I got settled in and the nurses checked my blood sugar again, it was 409. At 1:30pm, I was 112, not a diabetic; at 4pm, I was 409, and a diabetic. I hadn’t eaten or drank anything between 1pm and 4pm and I had been walking from the x-ray room back to my primary’s office. I asked the nurses/doctors why that was, and they had absolutely no answer/reason for how it happened. They simply told me that I was a Type 1 Diabetic (the first time I was ever diagnosed) and left the room.

    They transported me to another hospital, where I met with an endocrinologist who believed I had diabetes for months as of then. The thing was, I had absolutely no symptoms once so ever, no extreme thirst, or constant need to go to the bathroom. I had felt fine up to that point – other than my runny nose and headache – and had no idea I was a diabetic in the least bit.

    I’m home now, and have been injecting myself with insulin ever since. So far, my blood sugars have remained in the low 80′s to the mid 60′s. I have yet to go over 300, and I have barely even touched the 200′s. They have reduced my insulin intake twice already, and have started me on vitamin D as well as Zinc, mainly because when they did blood work, it showed that my immune system was very low. Unfortunately, none of the specialists hold any hope of me ever growing out of this disease, or simply curing it. They tell me it will be a constant part of the rest of my life, and that I will have to manage it.

    Against what they have said, there has to be a way. From what I know, my case is pretty special. Most people have either had symptoms, or have the disease running in the family, neither of which I have. I am only 15 years old, I am a juvenile, and at one point I was around 15 pounds overweight. I dropped that weight conditioning for winter track, – healthy diet, rigorous exercise – over about a 2 month period. Before that day 3 weeks ago, I was healthy, happy, and enjoying life. Now, I can hardly stand behind the three of those things. Against what many people say, diabetes does shape your life, even if you don’t let it. You are forced to stick to a strict regimen, count your food constantly, prick your fingers without mercy, and inject yourself. This is not the life I want to live, in fact, no diabetic wants to live this way.

    So, now that you have a summary of my situation, is there the possibility that I don’t have diabetes Type 1? Could it be something else? If so, what? Are there any known remedies that can jumpstart the pancreas or maybe help it along? (I am currently in the honeymoon phase.) Also, can your pituitary gland have anything to do with shutting your pancreas down, or perhaps restricting its growth compared to the rest of your body? What about hormones in general?

    Thank you so much for reading my question! =)
    And for you other diabetics, don’t give up hope!
    Also, my period has been out of whack as well. First, it started coming late, then it came whenever it pleased, now I haven’t gotten it at all. This has to be hormones right?

    When I first got it 3 years back, it came on a regular schedule (like the 5th of every month.) That lasted up until about 4 months ago. Could this have anything to do with it?

    • ANSWER:
      A reading of 400 is definitely diabetic. The onset combined with your age distinctly point to type 1 diabetes. The reason why you might need less insulin now that you’re stabilized is that you’re still honeymooning- which means your body is still producing a tiny amount of insulin. That production will die off however within a few weeks to a few months.

      You can ask your endocrinologist if you qualify to join the studies of investigational drugs trying to extend the honeymooning period in t1s. However, those will only extend the amount of time you produce SOME insulin- not forever, and they wont ever make you produce enough insulin to not need injections, merely lengthen the amount of time your remaining beta cells take to die.

      There’s nothing else you can do but face the fact that you are a t1 diabetic and that you are going to live with this forever. You don’t need to follow a restricted diet, but you do need to count carbs, inject, and test.

      Eventually, this is going to become a part of your life and you wont use such overly dramatic words like ‘mercilessly’ having to test your bg. What would be merciless is if you were diagnosed before bg meters and insulins existed: you’d have weeks or months to live and then you’d die. Good thing we have those merciless treatments, eh?

      Talk to your endo about seeing a CDE to learn more about your diabetes, as well as options that can make living with diabetes easier, like using an injection port or an insulin pump, and a CGMS.

      This is your reality now. There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. You are not a ‘special’ case, you are not the exception. Coming to terms with that and learning how to take care of yourself is the part that matters. Grasping at straws will get you nowhere.

  40. QUESTION:
    Isnt type 2 diabetes just too much sugar consumption over time? Soda, candy etc.?
    Can you cure it by changing your diet, drinking water, exercising, eating a lil heathier?

    • ANSWER:
      You are absolutely correct.

      Dr. Richard Johnson, MD, U of Colorado has been doing ground breaking research on uric acid and blood pressure. He has found a direct correlation between concentration of uric acid and high blood pressure. Uric acid causes kidney disease.

      What causes elevated uric acid? Fructose.

      What other damage does fructose cause? He lists elevated cholesterol, fat globules in the liver causing fatty liver disease, elevated triglycerides, dissipation of liver ATP – the energy chemical,

      He says that fructose all by itself causes all symptoms of the so called metabolic syndrome, and then diabetes. If you are not afraid of learning a little science, please watch the videos below.

      Fructose is the number one source of calories in America. Read the labels. It is in most “foods”. Table sugar is 50%, High fructose corn syrup 55%, agave nectar 90% fructose.

  41. QUESTION:
    Can water cure diseases? Diabetes & Cancer cure? Controversial. What do you think?
    Pardon my English as a second language.

    The last three months have been the scariest time of my life. Super high blood pressure and pulse rate (even when resting). After 3 months of hell, multiple visits to the clinic, two ER trips (referred me to a cardiologist as my heart looked fine with high pulse rate), an IV did the trick. Just as I was about to leave the Er room the other day the doctor asked me if it hurt to urinate. I said “it burns” and he did urine tests. I was dehydrated. Well, my blood pressure stabilized overnight and the pulse rate is around 80 compared to high 100s before. I am able to sleep now. My skin was peeling off on my forehead (I though I had Aids or something :-) ) and for years I had some spots all over my body skin that appeared to be “herpes”. All that went away overnight. Now, if it could only reverse my diabetes type 2 I’d be in heaven. :-) I know guys, that’s pushing it…I know this topic is controversial in the medical community.

    Anyway, now I was reading about dehydration and high blood pressure/high pulse rate online and I came across the water-cure. They have books for sale on Amazon too by an Iranian doctor. Do you believe in the water cure? Can it really help heal some diseases? Has it cured your disease? I’m starting to think we are onto something here. What do you think?

    Tony
    For the record, I measure my blood sugar regularly and my blood sugar was not high, just my blood pressure and pulse. I did drink a lot of Diet Coke which has sodium in it) and not enough water.

    • ANSWER:
      If a water cure was the case there would definitely not be scientific research still underway for a cure for diabetes. Maintaining good glucose levels and preventing further glucose damage may be the best solution.

      If you would like to incorporate water into your diet. Drink 1/2 your body weight of water in ounces, daily. Example 180 lb = 90 oz. of water daily. Divide that into 8 or 10 oz. glasses and that’s how many glasses you will need to drink, daily. Use 1/4 tsp. of salt for every quart of water you drink. Use salt liberally with food. As long as you drink the water, you can use the salt. Avoid caffeinated or alcoholic drinks. These are diuretics and will dehydrate you. Every 6 oz. of caffeine or alcohol requires an additional 10 to 12 oz. of water to re-hydrate you.
      (USE Clean Water, Use non-refined, ocean salt ONLY )

      Adult-onset diabetes is another adaptive state to severe dehydration of the human body. To have adequate water in circulation and for the brain’s priority water needs, the release of insulin is inhibited to prevent insulin from pushing water into all body cells. In diabetes, only some cells get survival rations of water. Water and some salt will reverse high glucose levels in adult-onset diabetes in its early stages.

      Not recognizing adult-onset diabetes as a complication of dehydration will, in time, cause massive damage to the blood vessels all over the body.

      Hope this helps.

  42. QUESTION:
    Can type II diabetes be reversed?
    My husband has the beginning stages of type 2 diabetes. With exercise, weight loss, and proper diet…can this be cured?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, but you must eat carefully and keep active

  43. QUESTION:
    Can you get diabetes if your mother had it?
    My mother just found out she had diabetes type 2. However no one in my family ever had it, not even my great-grandparent. Why does she have it? She is excessively overweight, about 200 something pounds, maybe that triggered the diabetes. So I’m wondering if I’m at a great risk of getting it, and if she loses weight so it can be cured…
    not obese btw

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Can drinking a gallon of water a day cure diabetes?
    I have type 2 diabetes and I have eliminated all sugar, flour and salt products. I am now a transitioning to become a raw foodist. I currently drink a gallon of water per day…is it safe? I am not over weight, I am 5’10″ and weigh 198 pounds.

    • ANSWER:
      A gallon of water will NOT cure diabetes.
      For someone your height you should be closer to 170 pounds by my charts…….You can try raw foods if you like but the food you eat is converted to lipids, proteins,and sugars regardless of the source your body can and will convert lipids, and proteins to sugar to maintain a blood sugar level
      You cna help your self best by consulting with a good nutritionist and working closely with your doctor.

  45. QUESTION:
    which of hte following is true about tpe 1 Diabetes?
    A. It is less serious than Type 2 Diabetes
    B. It can be cures by weight loss or dietary changes
    C. It is characterized by permanent insulin
    B. It mostly occures later in life.

    • ANSWER:
      micksmixxx has provided the correct answer – C – as usual but I would like to offer one additional comment. The teacher who wrote these answers did not word ‘C’ correctly. Type 1 diabetes is not characterized by permanent insulin. Type 1 diabetics do not produce insulin. Type 1 diabetes is characterized as requiring life-long use of insulin for its treatment. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you the very best of health and happiness and in all things may God bless. JR

  46. QUESTION:
    what is the healing power of roselle flower tea?
    Is it true that roselle flower tea can cure diabetes mellitus type 2

    • ANSWER:
      I seriously doubt that roselle flower tea can cure type 2 diabetes, and I am not sure that anything can completely cure it. However, I do not doubt that roselle flower tea might be beneficial as it has been used as a traditional medicine for ages. I am surprise that SkepDoc has not heard of it. Roselle Flower Tree (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a species of Hibiscus also commonly known as Florida cranberry, Indian sorre and Jamaican sorrel. It’s berries are similar to cranberries, but not quite as tart and it has a long history of being used as a traditional medicine. This history would appear to be backed up by at least one PubMed study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16858935).

      Skepdoc is quite correct in saying that lifestyle and dietary changes can help control type 2 diabetes. So can many other natural items. The following is excerpted from an article I wrote a few week ago for Diabetes month:

      Natural Remedies for Diabetes:

      In addition to sensible dieting and physical activities, the following have all shown the ability to help with diabetes:

      * Iodine – Iodine is a key element in fighting diabetes because it helps regulate the thyroid and is essential for a healthy liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleens and more.

      • GTF Chromium (Glucose Transport Factor Chromium) – Glucose transport is the primary role of insulin and chromium’s main function is increasing insulin’s efficiency in regulating blood sugar levels. In one study of 180 men and women with Type II diabetes, researchers divided the subjects into three groups, each receiving twice daily doses of either 200 mcg or 500 mcg of chromium or a placebo. The patients were allowed to continue with their usual diet and medications. At the end of two months, those who took 1,000 mcg of chromium daily showed significant improvement in insulin response, the number if insulin receptors, and levels of blood lipids (fats and cholesterol)0. It took four months the group taking 400 mcg chromium daily to improve as much as the higher dosage group. However, all the patients taking chromium showed measurable improvement in their diabetes-related symptoms

      Source: “Chromium in the Prevention and Control of Diabetes” by Richard A. Anderson, PhD, Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 1998

      • Pycnogenol – Pycnogenol is a powerful antioxidant derived from French maritime pine tree bark and the subject of more than 180 studies over 35 years which has been shown to reduce high blood pressure, LDL cholesterol and blood glucose without affecting insulin levels. Of particular note is its ability to reduce leakage into the retina by repairing capillaries in the eyes. While still largely unknown to American doctors, Pycnogenol is the leading prescription for diabetic retinopathy in France.

      • “Oleander Extract” – A carefully prepared aqueous extract of the oleander plant made according to the directions in the book “Cancer’s Natural Enemy” by Tony M. Isaacs or available in essentially the same form as Sutherlandia OPC (which also contains 20% Sutherlandia frutescens, the famed “South Africa Cancer Bush”) online at http://www.sutherlandia.opc . Diabetics who have used this remedy report being able to either reduce or eliminate medications altogether, often being able to control their diabetes with diet alone. Note: Oleander is highly toxic in raw form, but safe when boiled and strained according to the directions in the book.

      • Bitter Guord – Make a watery juice of a small Bitter Guord (remove seeds) and drink every morning. Bitter Guord also helps to clear pimples and maintain a good skin, and is good for de-worming the intestines.

      • Cayenne Pepper – Cayenne Pepper is hypo-glycemic, which means it lowers blood sugar levels. It also relieves diabetic complications like nerve damage and heart disease

      • Gymnema Sylvestre – Is a plant that grows in the tropical forests of central and southern India and in parts of Africa. Herbalists in India have used the leaves of this long, slender plant as a treatment for diabetes for more than 2,000 years. The Hindu word “gumar,” which means “sugar destroyer,” describes the primary use of the herb in traditional Indian medicine. So strong is this herb that powered gymnema root has also been used to treat snake bites, constipation, stomach complaints, water retention, and liver disease. Doctors in India note that Gymnema Sylvestre is used in the treatment of diabetes mellitus and in food additives against obesity and caries.

      • Prickly Pear Cactus (Nopal) – Prickly pear could reduce blood sugar rises after a meal by up to 50 per cent according to a recent study. Prickly pear cactus is widely used to control blood sugar and diabetes and the cactus pads are consumed regularly in Mexico,.

      • Blackseed Oil (Nigella Sativa) – Also called black cumin seed (be sure that it is Nigella sativa regardless of what it is referred to as). Blackseed oil is legendary for its medi

      As a final note: I have to laugh when I hear a mainstreamer say that if something were a cure or were even greatly effective that mainstream medicine would be all over it. Mainstream medicine is ONLY all over something it can patent, and a natural plant does not qualify. I ask, what exactly has mainstream medicine cured for the past half century? A patient cured is a patient lost, thus it is far more profitable to manage symptoms with unnatural drugs that have side effects that lead to other conditions requiring still more drugs in a never ending cycle – and that is exactly what we have from mainstream medicine.

  47. QUESTION:
    how does royal jelly and bee propolis affect diabetes?
    I am an American english teacher in China. I have recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My Chinese friends suggested I start taking a daily combination of royal jelly and propolis. I am totally sold on it. I haven’t taken any diabetic medication in six months and my blood sugar levels have been consistently normal. I even eat something sugary about once every two weeks. I highly recommend these products to anyone with diabetes. My Chinese friends even believe that after several years of daily doses of rj and bp there’s a chance diabetes can be completely cured! I have searched and searched the internet for how these products affect diabetes and, apparently, there’s been little research done on it in the West. Can anyone illuminate me on this?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve not heard of either one. Controlling type two diabetes is not that hard if you learn a few simple dos and don’ts. What works very well for me is a combo of supplements along with a healthy diet, exercise, and weight control. I, too, eat sugary stuff now and then with no adverse affects. In fact, one of my sources claims that a small amount of sugar can actually help type two diabetics. I’m a little skeptical, but so far, my numbers are pretty good. Read more here: http://www.geocities.com/seabulls69/Type_II_Diabetes.html

  48. QUESTION:
    ATTN: Raw Food Vegans?
    I’m interested in adopting a Raw food diet, however I don’t want to become 100% raw. I still plan to each various cooked foods, and meats(chicken, seafood)… because I can’t let them go sorry! However, majority of my diet with be consisting of raw foods.

    I became interested in raw foods, literally last week, when a friend of my cousin was found to be cured of type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure after suffering with them for 20 years.

    My question: Will I still receive the health benefits, and all the good things that come with having a raw food diet.. Even if I continue to add cooked foods and meat to my diet.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you will. You did not state how old you are. As with any type of diet change make sure you have blood work and certain tests done to make sure you are getting what you need. Also make sure you take a multi vitamin as well as B-complex to make sure you are getting the essential vitamins you will need. Make sure your doctor is aware you are making a change and you should have no problems.
      It will take your body awhile to adjust to the change so give it time. And do not forget the acidophilus!

  49. QUESTION:
    is type one diabetes a real disease?
    okay i was diagnosed as a type one diabetic, but i havnt taken my shots for three days nor checked my blood sugar, i feel totaly normal. all diabetes has done to my life is stop me from going into the military, and nobody wants to hire me cause they would have to take a risk? just cause im a type one they dont wanna hire me, when the manager at one place is type 2? i need a job cause i cannot afford the insulen the lancets, the six meals a day? i can barely afford 2 meals a day and im only 17 and iv only had diabetes for 6 months. i want it gone. is it even a really big deal? why cant we cure it? will i have to live the rest of my life like this? is it worth it?

    • ANSWER:
      Im a type one my self and diabetics are not permitted to work for the military because we can have low blood sugars in the middle of the field and not be able to function. and you my feel normal now but boy when you start puking up any thing you put in your mouth and cant feel your feet get gang green loose your sight, you are going to hate your self. Im not saying type one is easy because it sucks and is hard. and people mistake type one and two, type two is controlled more by diet than any thing. Type one will god damn kill you if u Dont take care of your self. iv almost died twice because i was being stupid.

  50. QUESTION:
    What do you think of my letter to friends and family asking for jdrf donations?
    Dear Friends and Family,

    On Saturday, October 20th, I will be walking in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes, along with my church youth group, friends and family. As you may know I have juvenile diabetes and I am insulin dependant. As a result my life is far from normal. My daily routine is on a constant schedule in order to stay healthy. I check my blood sugar 5 to 8 times a day and I’m constantly pumping insulin through my pump site which I change every 2-3 days. This equates to approximately 2,920 finger sticks and 183 pump site changes every year. Since I have been diagnosed, I have poked my finger over 9,592,200 times, taken 7,300 shots, and inserted insulin pump sites 1,278 times. And this will continue for the rest of my life unless a cure is found.

    I am the only one in my family with type 1 diabetes. Most people don’t know that it can strike any family and that you can never “grow out of it”. I will be insulin dependant for life. Every day I put great effort into doing things I do not want to do and hoping I do not develop the complications associated with diabetes. You see, the longer I have diabetes the more likely I am to develop complications such as kidney disease, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and nerve damage leading to amputation. Even if I do everything I am supposed to, I can still develop these complications. A cure is the only way out.

    My team has come together to set a goal of ,000 and we would like to ask for your support by sending a tax-deductible contribution to us that we can submit to JDRF on that day. Please help me and the millions of other kids fight diabetes and find a cure.

    JDRF gives more resources to diabetes research than any nonprofit, nongovernmental organization in the world. Over 80% of every dollar raised by JDRF is channeled directly into research efforts. Since 1970, they have provided over 0 million to diabetes research.

    Please support us by making your check payable to “JDRF” and mail it to my address by October 19th. Thank you for your donations and words of support. We are very grateful!!!

    • ANSWER:
      I wish I had more thumbs so I could put them all up. It was compelling, emotive and tax deductible

      I am sending mental spring for your legs
      Good Luck (c;