Diabetes And Sugar Consumption

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Who still believes that sugar causes diabetes?
    I’ve been saying for months that sugar doesn’t cause diabetes. Some still don’t get it. If you still think sugar causes diabetes, read this: http://www.drmcdougall.com/misc/2006nl/sept/sugar.htm

    Then read this:

    I’ve also been saying that fat and genetics contribute to type 2 diabetes, not sugar consumption. I just found an article that explains, in layman’s terms, how researchers have revealed the inner workings of the cell and how fat inhibits the function of insulin to facilitate the intake of glucose into the cell wall and into the mitochondria. This news is very encouraging as we get closer and closer to discovering what causes type 2. Read more here:

    http://www.sciencentral.com/articles/view.php3?language=english&type=&article_id=218392748

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you for the articles. There are so many misinformed people in this world who spread wrong information about diabetes. I have seen people here who claim to be former nurses and even they are giving wrong information to people. I am also so tired of people thinking that all Type 2 diabetics are fat and deserve to be ill. While my family does have a significant history of obesity, I am not particularly fat and I am now insulin dependent. I am the 4th generation of women in my mother’s family to develop diabetes, so there is obviously a genetic factor as well (and my doctors agree) Again, thanks for the information.

  2. QUESTION:
    Sugar consumption doesn’t cause diabetes?
    Hi,

    Looking at the American Diabetes Association’s website:

    http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/diabetes-myths/

    Myth: Eating too much sugar causes diabetes.

    Fact: No, it does not. Type 1 diabetes is caused by genetics and unknown factors that trigger the onset of the disease; type 2 diabetes is caused by genetics and lifestyle factors. Being overweight does increase your risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and a diet high in calories, whether from sugar or from fat, can contribute to weight gain. If you have a history of diabetes in your family, eating a healthy meal plan and regular exercise are recommended to manage your weight.

    How can this be true? I thought that diabetes was the result of insulin resistance from the large amounts of it being released after our glucose levels rise. Not trying to argue about anything, just don’t understand.

    Thanks!

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  3. QUESTION:
    diabetes sugar urine test doubt!?
    Hi friends!
    i wanted to ask that suppose i dont consume sugar for about 3-4 weeks and I give urine test for the presence of sugar. my report was negative I mean it was written that
    Sugar: NIL
    so does that means i dont have sugar problem or is it due to long gap of no sugar consumption that the report was negative?
    Thanks in advance
    bye!

    • ANSWER:
      if u have had very little to no sugar in 24 hours or more there will be no sugar for your body to pass through, therefore no sugar in your urine. if you want an accurate result test the urine sugar after a normal day of eating, with sugar in the diet.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to shock your body into getting diabetes in just one day of high sugar consumption?
    i had like 4 12oz pepsi cans and they have 41grams of sugar in each one

    i am just concerned cuz i feel like i have suddenly become addicted to it

    • ANSWER:
      read this article: http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/14046739.php

      and understand that diabetes is NOT caused by what you eat or drink!

      addicted to the sugar and caffeine is more likely! The brain demands you feed it its drugs on a regular basis.

      so just go about a month without any sugar or caffeine products to break the addictions! this includes such foods as pizza, frenchfries, pastries, breads, cereals, rices, milk products and chips.

  5. QUESTION:
    Diabetes: Control daily sugar intake?what is ur comment????
    DIABETES cases in the country are reaching alarming proportions. At the Dewan Rakyat last week, it was mentioned that at least 11 out of every 100 Malaysians suffer from this disease. Over the last five years, there has been a 27 per cent increase in the number of diabetes cases.
    The number of children afflicted with diabetes is also showing an upward trend, with 1,305 cases reported in 2004 compared with 837 in 1999.
    Diabetes Type 2 is strongly linked to high sugar consumption and obesity. In view of our country’s alarming diabetes rate, which is expected to rise steadily, urgent steps need to be taken.
    The Consumers’ Association of Penang urges the Health Ministry to work with other ministries to take the following action: -To require manufacturers to amend their labels to show the amount of sugar in their food. This information must be understood easily by consumers. The sugar content could be shown graphically in terms of the number of teaspoons of sugar. (One teaspoon is equivalent to 5g.)
    The guideline on sugar consumption is that it should not exceed 50g a day.
    Daily sugar intake can come from many sources. CAP has found that some products, such as certain brands of fizzy drinks, contain about seven teaspoons of sugar.
    The consumption of just one can of this drink in a day will result in a person’s sugar consumption almost reaching the maximum limit. With this improved labelling, consumers can see the amount of sugar they are consuming and adjust their habits accordingly.Parents must play their role in ensuring that highly-sugared products and sweets are not stocked in their homes.
    An environment that is conducive for individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices should be created.
    This is critical when it comes to the younger generation.

    • ANSWER:
      SUGAR is not the enemy here!!!

      The main problem is not sugars added to foods and drinks!!! It is the CARBOHYDRATE content of lots of foods.

      As a diabetic I have learned to count the grams of carbohydrate in foods and do so very carefully. I work hard at keeping the grams of carb to 30 or less per meal.

      The USA Food Pyramid recommends 8 to 11 servings of grains and cereals per day!! They insist that this is healthy. BUT it is these same grains and cereals that cause us to gain weight. And gaining weight with someone in the family having diabetes is equal to hurrying up the disease in one self!!

      We must teach the children to eat a balance of 1/3 each protein foods, fatty foods, and carbohydrate foods. We must teach them that eating a lot of starchy carbohydrates just makes them fatter and fatter.

      The children should be eating a 2 to 3 ounce serving of protein food like fish, chicken, beef, lamb, etc. And a large fresh vegetable salad made up of mostly dark green leafy things. Tomatoes are good on this. Crispy tart fruits are more preferable than soft sweet ones. They don’t have the higher sugar content.

      You must teach in the schools what carbohydrates are and how to read the labels that are already on products.

  6. QUESTION:
    Testing for Gestational Diabetes~ Can high sugar intake just prior to glucose drink affect results?
    I had lunch and then probably about 1/3 of a bag of little recees, then some sugary oatmeal RIGHT before having to drink the glucose. I know, I know…really stupid and I don’t know why…I honestly don’t know what I was thinking because when I had to drink the glucose, I normally would not be wanting any more sugar. I was sugared out! My level came back at 143 and my doctor won’t allow me to re-test doing the 1 hour (even though I tried to explain what I had done) I never tested high with my previous 3 pregnancies…I’m just wondering what people think~ could that sugar consumption just before drinking that glucose cause my test to come in a little higher?
    They did not tell me to alter my diet in any way for the one hour test…no fasting. So now I have to do the 3 hour with a 12 hour fast :(

    • ANSWER:
      That was pretty silly – did someone tell you it was meant to be fasting? That is within a normal range (unless its fasting) so I wouldnt stress overly but better safe then sorry and get retested.

  7. QUESTION:
    does drinking alcohol make you a candidate for sugar diabetes?
    i went to the doctors today and he said my alcohol consumption has impacted my blood glucose level making me pre diabetic. level today 131

    • ANSWER:
      That simply is not true. The idiot doctor just is against drinking. He should have said that you should exercise and lower high Glycemic foods. And maybe lower weight. And then last he might say drink low carb beer. Or maybe don’t drink a bottle of booze a day. Cut back a little. I drink 6 beers a day and I am diabetic.

      Stay away from white foods. Flour, rice, white potato’s, sugar ect.
      If your test was a fasting test he also should have said one more test like that and you are a Full Blown Diabetic.Or if you have symptoms of diabetes. Then you have joined the club.

  8. QUESTION:
    what disease affects the heart and the lungs due to massive sugar consumption?
    And I don’t want diabetes as an answer. Your information will be appreciated.

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  9. QUESTION:
    Diabetes and sugan consumption?
    what are the symptoms associated with excessive sugar consumption on an undiagnosed diabetic? i been eating alot of m&m’s today and i feel really wierd. my mom has diabetes so i fear i might already have it or atleast be at at an elevated risk level.

    • ANSWER:
      The best way to keep a check on your blood sugar is to
      avoid use of direct sugar in foods.

      Many people use recipes or buy ready to eat foods. Any such recipe or food label, which calls for the use of following food items usually means that direct sugars have been added and should be avoided.

      Foods to Avoid

      Brown sugar,
      Corn sweetener,
      Corn syrup Fructose,
      Fruit juice concentrate,
      Glucose (dextrose),
      High-fructose corn syrup,
      Honey, Invert sugar, Lactose, Maltose,
      Molasses,
      Raw sugar,
      [table] sugar (sucrose) syrup

      Red meat, eggs, lean fish (can be taken in moderate quantities)

      This is just an example, however please consult a Doctor and a dietitian.

      Good Luck

  10. QUESTION:
    Glycemic index and type 2 diabetes?
    There are several major studies which show that sugar consumption does not cause diabetes. But according to the glycemic index, the consumption of foods with simple sugars DOES cause diabetes. What’s the deal??? (No conspiracy theories, please)
    A link to a website without a reputation does not equal an answer!!! Anyone can make a BS website!!!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi There,

      Well first lets review some terms.

      Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (DM2): Insulin resistance which leads to interference in how our cells respond to the action of insulin leading to an inability to properly use insulin which leads to high blood glucose levels. In another words insulin, becomes less effective at lowering blood sugars.

      Sugar: An umbrella term in this case that in fact means carbohydrates. When speaking of “blood sugar” (glycemia) they are in fact talking about glucose which is a monosaccharide. Keep in mind that glucose is the only carbohydrate which the cells know how to actually burn. Think of it in this way. A diesel car can only burn diesel fuel. Our cells are glucose burners and only know how to properly burn glucose (exception is ketone bodies but that just complicates things). Problem here is that most people that hear or see the word sugar automatically think of table sugar which is a type of disaccharide. Table sugar = 1 molecule of glucose + 1 molecule of fructose and its proper scientific name is sucrose. By the way I blame the media AND physicians for not clearing up this issue with their patients.

      Glycemic index (GI): A method of measuring the effect of carbohydrates on blood glucose levels.

      So let us put this together and quickly explain how DM2 is acquired. First remember that DM2 is a very slow progressive disease which has several intermediary steps leading first to mild insulin resistance (pre-diabetes) and finally to full blown DM2. Please keep in mind that pre-diabetes is NOT DIABETES. So a patient with pre-diabetes is simply starting to show the signs of insulin resistance but the cells still respond to insulin. Basically as one eats carbohydrates it is absorbed through the intestines and finally passed into the blood. The pancreas (specificaly beta-cells) are monitoring these levels continuously. As glucose levels increase beyond a certain point the pancreas responds by releasing insulin. This insulin then goes around the blood acting on cells and telling them to open their “doors” (Glut 4 channels, think of them as doors) which allows the entrance of glucose into the cells.

      So the problem begins once we are continuously stimulating our pancreas to release insulin. As these insulin levels rise our cells become more and more resistant. One can think of a cell as a house and insulin as a mailman. So the mailman knocks on the door and you open the door allowing sugar to enter. So imagine your house being knocked every few seconds. Sugar will start to build up in your house until eventually you have so much of it that you are tired of opening the door for the mailman and you eventually start to ignore this mailman. The cells do something similar. The cells in fact decrease their receptor for insulin which leads to insulin resistance as well as decreasing GLUT4 (the door which allows glucose to enter). As expected the body tries to compensate and during this phase insulin levels are higher, and blood glucose levels are still maintained. So it is not that sugar as in table sugar (sucrose) that causes diabetes but improper diet with high simple sugars (simple carbohydrates such as starch which are just long chains of glucose).

      EDITED:
      Eating straight glucose is rapidly absorbed and it increases the levels of glucose very quickly while on the other hand eating foods such as fructose HAVE NO EFFECT ON BLOOD GLUCOSE LEVELS since IT IS NOT CONVERTED into glucose (unlike what I had said before, thank you Dave for the correction. By the way do not tell my superiors about that doozy of a mistake ha ha).

      I hope this answers your question, e-mail me or IM me for any questions. I hope you have a good weekend.

      Dan MD.

      EDIT:

      I would just like to add that fructose enters into the glucose metabolic pathway in the following way.

      Glucose-6 phosphate is converted to Fructose-6 phosphate (step 2-3) which is then converted to Fructose-1,6 biphosphate (step 3-4). In fact it is this step that the second ATP molecule is used. This is ONLY done if there is low glucose levels. Again thank you Dave for the correction on that.

  11. QUESTION:
    Im in college and I eat a lot of sugar normally, but lately I feel lightheaded afterwards?
    Just to gauge the amount of sugar I usually eat, it’d probably be 2-3 cookies a day. But lately, I’ve been eating Crumbs cupcakes and other pastries and candy and feel weird afterwards when I eat a lot. It’s kind of a lightheaded and dizzy feeling. Also, my heart has been kind of hurting, but I pinned that to the stress I was having (swollen cartilage above the sternum can cause chest pain) but I’m worried that it could also be due to the sugar. Obviously I know I have to cut down my sugar consumption, but I’m worried I’m spiking my risk for diabetes/high blood sugar. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      Eating sugar does NOT cause diabetes. A diet that is high in foods that are high in fat/salt and added sugar may be a contributing factor but never the CAUSE. Try looking at the web site below for foods that will not cause blood sugar spikes stick to low to medium GI if possible

  12. QUESTION:
    Any long-term effects of sugar consumption?
    35-year-old female. Normal weight. Eat candy or ginger snaps twice a day, and drink cocoa (with sugar) each morning. Cannot tolerate artificial sweeteners with the exception of Splenda (they give me severe intestinal distress). No history of diabetes on either side of family; blood sugar even once remained the same, immediately after eating pancakes, syrup, bacon, and orange juice (tested it on my mother-in-law’s blood sugar reader). It was 90 at the time. Fasting blood sugar has always been between 75 and 85 my entire adult life. My dad also eats candy (not whole bags, just grazes on and off during the day), with no apparently long-term effects. He’s of normal weight, too, and is 58-years-old. I also eat lots of lean meats, fruits, vegetables, etc., and take a multivitamin.

    • ANSWER:
      Usually after large amounts of sugar consumption you’ll have a what people call “sugar high” then after a while they crash, get tired, and dont feel like doing anything
      Also the consumption of sugar increases body weight and high blood sugar but even if your blood sugar isn’t a problem eating a lot of sugar will still make you gain weight

  13. QUESTION:
    feeling guilty and sad about my daily sugar consumption?
    I had some blood exams two months ago because i had an issue with my period.
    among others, my doctor told me that i have high blood sugar (95)
    he considers it abnormal and since my father has type 1 diabetes, I shouldn’t be consuming sugar anymore
    however I drink chocolate almost everyday, although i do not drink coca cola or chocolate milk anymore. sometimes I eat chocolate too. I feel very guilty and I’m scared. Are there any chances I am diabetic and how can I know without going to the doctor?
    1) i had blood exams – hormonal ones.

    2) i’m 18 years old

    3) doctor –> gynecologist

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  14. QUESTION:
    why do i feel so hot after i consume something with sugar in it?
    i am scared this may be diabetes… or is this a symptom of hypoglycemia?
    and can hypoglycemia lead to diabetes?
    what is the reason for this feeling of being extremely hot after sugar consumption?
    the weird thing is that i never ever felt like this before and this is something that has just started recently..
    thanks!
    or do i have pre diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      This symtom has nothing to do with diabetes at all.

      You are just probably sensitive to sugar (sugar creates energy) and any allergy can increase body temperature. Hypoglycemia means ‘low blood sugar’ hence you would have a high blood sugar after consuming something sweet if you had diabetes.

      If you had or were developing diabetes – your blood sugar would be raised hyperglycemia ‘high blood sugar’.

      If you are concerned that you may be diabetic – you can go to your doctor for a simple blood test, and you will get the result immediately.

      (mother of diabetic son for 25 years)

  15. QUESTION:
    Health risks of extreme sugar consumption?
    Please explain to me the health risks of the following. My brother is 13, weighs 144 lbs, and his eating habits are atrocious. He eats:
    -no vegetables and only fruit if its covered in sugar
    -eats barely any real food(food at dinner) and eats bag after bag of junk food every day
    -has been making tea lately where he pours an entire bowl of sugar in (no exaggeration)
    -drinks international delight creamer plain by the glass
    -NEVER drinks plain water, always something with extremely high amounts of sugar (juice, soda, etc.)
    -when he gets money he goes out and buys soda or junk food, and will finish a 12 pack of coca-cola in a day

    I tell him everyday that hes going to die of diabetes if he doesn’t stop but he is convinced nothing is going to happen. please help me explain to him why his is so bad.

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  16. QUESTION:
    What happens if you eat chocolate in excess?
    We’ve all heard that 40g of dark chocolate may have cardiovascular protection, but what happens in the event of excess consumption?

    I’m aware of excess refined sugar consumption – that will undoubtedly cause diabetes and tooth decay, I was more concerned with the saturated fat content.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, if you eat too much of any chocolate, no matter if it’s dark or milk, you would risk weight gain, stomach upset, high cholesterol levels, and because of the caffeine content, possibly high blood pressure. I think it’s best, as the saying goes, that everything is best in moderation.

  17. QUESTION:
    Do I have diabetes?
    Ok, so i think i might have diabetes.i am a 13 year old girl, and it doesnt run in my family.i think i might have type 2 diabetes.now i would like to know if eating too much sugar is a cause for diabetes.see i eat a lot of sugar everyday, and i do feel bad,but i read that you dont get diabetes from it.i am not overweight i am slim or “average”if you will.so i think i have diabetes because i have to pee a lot like 15 min within each time,im so tired all the time, and it hurts too look at light and i have headaches…now i am worried..symptoms started today i didnt drink a lot today,nothing really and i have to pee a lot.so my question is

    may i have diabates
    can you get it from too much sugar consumption
    and what do i do

    (oh i dont excersice to much..may that affect it?)helpthanks
    i do have axiety issues and i got my blood tested before, like 6 months ago and it was fine.thanks for answering!!

    • ANSWER:
      None of your symptoms really sound like a sure-fire sign of diabetes. I’d recommend asking your parents to take you to the doctor. Also, have you ever checked your blood sugar? If it’s too low you would be hypoglycemic. If it’s too high, that would be hyperglycemic. I think you might be over-reacting, though.

  18. QUESTION:
    If lung cancer patients are allowed to be compensated by companies like Marlboro, why aren’t type 2 diabetes?
    patients allowed to be compensated by companies like Coca Cola and Dunkin Donuts? In fact, doctors know that most cancers are related to refined sugar consumption, trust me, they know, they just don’t want to tell everyone lest big pharma lose it’s cancerous cash cow.

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, great question!
      That would be great if that were ever to happen, make companies who are putting all that sugar and other poisons into our food responsible for their actions.
      You are right though big pharma lose their cash flow, and long before that happens they’ll do something to distract our attention away from it.
      There is no reason for anyone with diabetes or cancer to sue any company, you’d have to find a sympathetic lawyer though.
      Bernie

  19. QUESTION:
    Diabetes avoiding measures?
    Can someone say how much sugar consumption per day can mostly likely lead to diabetes. EG. how may cokes can one consume or Chocolate bars before the risk increases, Can one coke and one bar of chocolate everyday increase your chances of diabetes?
    Finally what is the best way to cure early signs of diabetic es?
    Thanks in Advance.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all you must know….food does NOT cause diabetes. Neither does not being inactive, and being overweight does not cause it either. Most of the time genetics play the biggest role in developing diabetes. However, there are many drugs that are also linked to to development of the disease also. Diabetes is caused (BOTH types) because the pancreas is not functioning right. In type 1, the pancreas is making very little or no insulin. These people are always insulin dependent. It is thought that at some point in time, even possibly before birth, a virus of some kind attacks the pancreas. Type 2 many times starts out with the body being insulin resistant, this is when the pancreas is making more insulin than needed, but the body is not using it correctly. Later in life the pancreas usually becomes weak and tired and stops making enough insulin. Type 2 is usually two fold and most have to take at least oral medications to control it. Some even take insulin, or both. There are a few that can control the disease with diet and exercise for many years, but later will most likely have to take medications. The theory behind type 2 is similar to type 1, but no one knows for sure. Injury to the pancreas from trauma, damage from cancer treating drugs, drugs for arthritis, blood pressure medications and many others have all been linked to type 2 as a cause. It is definatley caused by some sort of damage to the pancreas. There is absolutely NO way to prevent developing diabetes. There are things you can do to that may delay the development of it, but you cannot prevent it. One of the things you can do is eat a good diet and get daily exercise. Find out if diabetes runs in your family. If either one of your parents have it, this puts you at a greater risk. If your grandparents have it, there is a smaller risk factor. Being at risk does not mean you will actually develop diabetes. There are many misconceptions about diabetes, and it comes from not being educated about it. The biggest misconception is about type 2. Too many people think it is developed because the person is overweight and sedentary and eats the wrong food. This is NOT true, but it is what we have been told over the years because no one knew the reason. Yes, being active and having a good diet can help improve type 2 and help control it, just as it can with type 1. Food is not the cause, but can be part of the control..Many will also tell you that you can cure type 2. Lord, so many of us wish that were true. It is just another case of people being ignorant about the subject. No diabetes is able to be cured except by a pancreas transplant, which is totally not going to happen for almost all of us. Diabetes is not preventable, or curable.
      Most common symptoms of both types of diabetes are…

      Constant thirst
      Frequent urination
      Constant hunger
      Unexplained weight gain or loss
      Headaches
      Blurry vision
      Leg cramps
      Irritability
      Nausea or vomiting
      Reoccurring yeast infection in women
      Itching penis in men
      Frequent boils
      Itching skin with no rash
      Burning, tingling sensations in hands, arms, feet, or legs
      Slow healing wounds

  20. QUESTION:
    what does this mean about sugar?
    Health Issues: Simple sugars have been documented to contribute to and/or aggravate health problems, including: asthma, mood disorders, mental illness, nervous disorders, diabetes, heart disease, gallstones, hypertension, and arthritis.
    Insulin Impacts: Sugar raises insulin levels, inhibiting the release of growth hormones which depresses the immune system. Further, too much insulin promotes the storage of fat, so that when you eat foods that are high in sugar, you’re enabling rapid weight gain and elevated triglyceride levels, both of which have been linked to cardiovascular disease.
    Degenerative Disease: Sugar has no real nutritional value (minerals, vitamins and fiber) and as a result, has a deteriorating effect on the endocrine system, causing sugar consumption to be one of the 3 major causes of degenerative disease.
    Cancer Culprits: Turns out that cancer’s preferred fuel is none other than glucose. Controlling one’s blood-glucose levels through diet, exercise, supplements, meditation and prescription drugs – when necessary – can be extremely important to a cancer treatment program.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a book called “Sugar Blues” by William Dufty.
      The whole book is about the not so nice things about sugar.
      It even discusses how the demand for sugar was one of the corner stones for slavery in the U.S.

  21. QUESTION:
    How do you thank contributors who have all given good advice re. a question I asked about my cat?
    I asked for advice about my cats excessive water consumption. The response was excellent. She has been to the vets today and diagnosed as having diabetes,(high sugar content in her urine). Treatment begins soon. Thankyou all for your advice.

    • ANSWER:
      its nice to know what happened,i always try to look at animals to see if people been vets and outcome.

  22. QUESTION:
    does consumption of avocados have an effect to persons with high blood pressure and diabetes?
    i know a person who really likes avocados, but she’s afraid that it will increase her blood pressure and blood sugar.

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  23. QUESTION:
    Could I avert diabetes?
    I overdid it with my sugar consumption. Last night before going to bed, I kept smoking marijuana, craving sugar and I had one too many chocolate bars and other stuff (for over a week now) and then I suddenly needed to urinate. It was clear and there was a lot. Too much to believe it was from something I drank. I looked up the symptoms for diabetes online and frequent urination was on the list, although I don’t particularly feel unusually thirsty or hungry this morning. The point is that I obviously believe I have raised my blood sugar too high and I’m wondering if I could avoid diabetes if I just stop eatingdrinking so much sugar and getting more exercise for at least a week. I am 19, not obese and there aren’t really any diabetics in my family. If I find symptoms persist within a week, I’ll definitely go see a doctor. For now, I’m just hoping I didn’t mess myself up.
    Thanks for all the answers. Today, I still had the unusual urination about once or twice. I’m wondering if it’s okay if I ate bananas and almonds?

    • ANSWER:
      You didnt just ‘get’ diabetes over night because of one sugar binge. It doesnt happen like that. Since you did not already have diabetes the only type you can get is type 2 diabetes which is called NIDDM (Non Insuline Dependant Diabetes Mellitus) and the only way you are going to get this, since you dont have a family history is to have a lazy lifestyle, poor diet and becoming obese for a LONG period of time. YOU DONT HAVE DIABETES FROM ONE WEEK OF SUGAR. Yes urinating a lot is a symptom of diabetes but that isnt why you are. If you have ever been drunk, and wondered why you need to pee so much during the night, this is the same reason! Sugar is poisenous to the body, without your pancreas secreting insulin, a mars bar would kill you, the only way to get rid of excess sugar in your blood is to urinate it out, so this is why you are peeing a lot.

      If you dont want diabetes in the future, sort it out now, and maybe stop having week long sugar sessions!

  24. QUESTION:
    Correlation between sugar in fruits and diabetes?
    Hi I’m trying to eat very healthy (Zero salt added to food/low amounts of oil in my diet). I am thinking about eating 1 large grapefruit everyday and making a habit of eating other fruits too. I have found that grapefruit as well as other fruits contain high amounts of sugar. My family has a history of type 2 diabetes and I’m wondering what amount is safe for consumption. Is there a correlation between eating grapefruits and other fruits and increasing chances of diabetes?

    I’m male, 22, 6 ft 2, 175 lbs, 32 inch waist.

    Here is where I found the nutrition info for grapefruit:

    http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-grapefruit-i9111?size=2

    Based on this I will be consuming about 24g of sugar on grapefruit alone.

    Thanks in advance for your opinions.

    • ANSWER:
      1. If you workout at all then you need some salt in your diet. It is necessary for proper heart function #2.There are good oils which are necessary to the body as well. These include flax seed and extra virgin olive oils. Fatty fish like salmon also, and avocados, as well as nuts(natural, no hydrogenated additions), as well as seeds like pumpkin , sesame and sunflower. #3.There is a huge difference between the natural sugars found in fruit and table sugar and high fructose corn syrup. The latter 2 you avoid, and the fruits are fine in moderation. I was borderline diabetic 3 yrs. ago and so I studied nutrition to reverse it. Needless to say, my bloodsugar is normal now and diabetes is a frightening disease. But the Glycemic index and glycemic load of fruits impacts the body differently than confections. And if you eat your fruit with protein, like a small handful of almonds and use cinnamon as well, you will further lessen the fruits impact on your sugar. Grapefruit (especially red) is quite beneficial to the body, and has been shown to improve insulin resistance. Fresh grapefruit helps weight loss,for it is low calorie and high volume. There are tons of other health benefits associated with grapefruit…but I honestly believe the more you vary your diet to include a broad variety of differing foods of many different colors is the way to go. The more colorful your diet, the better off you’ll be. So have some -straw, rasp, blue and blackberries, and apples (granny smith and pink ladies contain the least amount of sugar) are correlated with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes due to their 5 grams of fiber, called pectin.. One fruit you may wish to avoid would be oodles of grapes, and dried fruits are notoriosly high in sugar, as are fruit juices. If you want to avoid sugar seriously, you would eat small amounts of fruit and up your vegetable ante. All vegetables are quite low in sugar except for corn, peas and carrots.

  25. QUESTION:
    I’ve eaten about 600 grams of sugar in the last 35-40 hours from candy alone…will I be alright?
    I bought SIX 1 lb bags of Valentine’s Day candy hearts because they were on sale for 50 cents a piece and I’ve had about 1 entire bag (weighing 1 lb) PLUS about 1/3 of another bag, all within the past 35-40 hours, bringing my total sugar consumption to about 600 grams or so, and that’s not including the sugar I’ve received from my regular diet. I do watch what I eat but I’ll sometimes loose my inhibitions and go overboard…and this is probably the WORST I’ve ever gone. I really don’t do things like this often, but I’ve been craving sugar for about a month now and I think it has something to do with the icky weather (I can’t WAIT for spring!).
    I am a 25 year-old male and live/work on a horse farm so I’m in shape. I take fish oil, folic acid, magnesium, CoQ10 and vitamin D daily and get plenty of sleep (usually), but I didn’t sleep a wink last night as I’ve got a lot of stuff on my mind. I also tend to eat a restricted-calorie diet (don’t ask…and no, it’s not too restricted) and I am pretty lean and don’t have much body fat.

    BTW: I’m going out to eat for my birthday today (it was yesterday…I just turned 25…yikes, I’m getting old) and I just know they’re gonna want to feed me cake and ice cream at the restaurant and then we’re having cake and ice cream when we go back to my place. Oh, the irony.

    Could I develop diabetes? Could I get sick? I’ve had my blood sugar tested a couple times before and it’s always been where it should be. Help?!

    • ANSWER:
      You’ll probably just feel miserable for the next few days until you eventually burn it all off

  26. QUESTION:
    Is honey better than sugar in your coffee?
    I drink about 2 extra large coffees in the morning. I usually use 2 heaping teaspoons of sugar. I am not at all overweight but want to be aware of what I am putting into my body. I refuse to give up my coffee, but would like to cut down my sugar consumption. I bought some organic pure honey to start putting in my coffee, thinking it was the healthier option, but now as I surf the web I am finding mixed answers and reviews… Does anyone know if honey is a better option for me? I am 23/female, no sign of diabetes, seemingly healthy. Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      The caloric values are nearly the same.

  27. QUESTION:
    I eat 125 grams of sugar a day. Is this bad?
    I eat a ton of sugar. I counted all of my added sugars for a couple weeks and I average about 125 grams per day. I know that over consumption of sugar leads to obesity and diabetes, but I am really small. I am 5 ft and weigh 105. I also probably eat under 2000 calories a day. It’s just that most of my calories come from sweets. I also do eat lots (35+grams) or fiber every day. Is my sugar habit really that bad?

    Also, I exercise 30 minutes, 4 days a week and I’m 23.
    I should also add that I don’t eat much candy, but I eat lots of flavored yogurt, sweetened oatmeal packets, granola bars, and bakery.
    And I don’t drink pop because it grosses me out, and only drink juice rarely if I’m out for breakfast or something.

    • ANSWER:
      Try to have around 60 or 70 grams, The oatmeal packets are probably the only really bad thing though they are fulllll of sugar in a tiny packet with only spoons of oatmeal. You could make ur own plain oatmeal and add brown sugar, or buy plain yogurt and blend in fruit like strawberries, bananas ect.
      xoxo

  28. QUESTION:
    Do dairy products have any adverse effects on diabetes?
    Should diabetics limit their dairy products consumption?

    Also, besides sugars, carbs, alcohol, and starchy foods, are there any other foods or beverages that diabetics should stay away from?

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some websites with good info.

  29. QUESTION:
    Water and diabetes?
    The consumption of too much sugar and too much fat will lead to diabetes. This is when the sugar will corrode your kidney and damage it.

    However, if you were to take some sugar and after that, immediately take a lot of water, will the water help to dilute the sugar so that the sugar entering the kidney will be diluted? Will this reduce the risk of damage to the kidney?

    Sugar will still enter the kidney, but in reduced quantities at every moment of time.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure that is right. I am a diabetic and I try to stay away from sugar and starches. The water flushed your kidney’s and will help tp bring down high blood sugar levels. But I think doing that would still be to harmful to your kidney’s.

  30. QUESTION:
    What might these pains mean?
    The past few months I have had bad pain in my feet. I mostly ignored it for a while because I have flat feet and thought it was because of that. However, I have recently developed pains all over my body including my lower abdomen, lower back, arms, shoulders testicles and feet. I thought this might be symptomatic of diabetes, so I stopped consuming sugar about three days ago. The pains are mostly gone now. Is it possible that these pains are caused by sugar consumption ( I used to have a lot of sugar until I completely stopped consuming it a few days ago). Or is it just a coincidence that I stopped feeling the pains when I stopped consuming sugar.

    PS – The foot pains I was feeling were the worst in the morning.

    • ANSWER:
      If the pains stopped or got better when you reduced your sugar consumption then its quite likely that you have type 2 diabetes and just don’t know it.

      Ask your doctor for an HbA1c test.

      You can find out more about the symptoms of diabetes here… note that most people with type 2 do NOT have any symptoms until its so bad that they have damage from it, including nerve damage that can cause pain like you are describing.

      http://www.dlife.com/dLife/do/ShowContent/type2_information/symptoms/

      Not everyone with type 2 diabetes has symptoms, particularly in the early stages of the disease. In fact, one-third of the over 18 million Americans with type 2 diabetes are unaware that they have the disease.1

      Type 2 diabetes symptoms may include one or more of the following:

      Excessive thirst
      Frequent urination
      Extreme hunger
      Unexplained weight loss
      Fatigue, or a feeling of being “run down” and tired
      Rapid breathing
      Blurred vision
      Dry, itchy skin
      Headache
      Tingling or burning pain in the feet, legs, hands, or other parts of the body
      High blood pressure
      Mood swings
      Irritability, depression
      Frequent or recurring infections, such as urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and skin infections
      Slow healing of cuts and bruises

      Unlike type 1 diabetes, which frequently has a sudden onset of symptoms and reaches a crisis point before diagnosis is made, the signs of type 2 diabetes may be gradual and more insidious.

      Often, the first symptoms that people with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes experience are those from complications of the disease, such as blurry vision (retinopathy) or foot pain (neuropathy).

      If you’re experiencing any of the type 2 diabetes symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider immediately for medical evaluation.

      SOURCE:

      National Institutes of Health. One Third of Diabetes Sufferers Unaware of Having the Disease. (Accessed 2/11/08).

  31. QUESTION:
    Can eating a banana+muesli bar and exercising for 45 minutes beforehand affect blood sugar test results?
    I went to the doctors today after I noticed I was starting to drink and pee a lot, and I felt a bit tired after eating, especially in mid-afternoon. The doctor gave me a blood sugar test, and said I was fairly high, and is getting me to do more tests over the next few days. I am a bit worried about this, however about an hour before the test I ate a banana and a muesli bar. Two hours prior to this, I exercised for 45 minutes. Can these affect the results of a blood sugar test? Or is high blood sugar levels after consumption of these foods just typical diabetes? Please answer, I am 15 and need peace of mind before exams tomorrow.

    • ANSWER:
      You can eat 1 or 2 bananas a day not in dozens.
      I am prediabetic and take two bananas daily. I walk about an hour.All my blood sugar results are normal.

      High levels of glucose most frequently indicate diabetes, The following information summarizes the meaning of the test results.

      From 70 to 99 mg/dL (3.9 to 5.5 mmol/L) Normal fasting glucose

      From 100 to 125 mg/dL (5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L) Impaired fasting glucose (pre-diabetes)

      126 mg/dL (7.0 mmol/L) and above on more than one testing occasion Diabetes

      For more on diabetes visit my free website

      http://www.reddiabetes.com

  32. QUESTION:
    Could I Be Diabetic ?
    I’ve notice an intense drop off of energy and such not long after consuming sugar. This evening, i had some fruit juice before dinner and then a Dr. Pepper WITH dinner. About 7pm, my body just felt like it couldn’t go on……..and I had to take a nap. Sounds wild, I know. Oh, and FYI: the Dr. Pepper consumption is not a typical thing. I rarely, if ever, consume carbonated drinks – but it was there, so I just decided to drink it. Typical drink would be iced tea or water.

    Now, I am a pretty physically active and physically fit person……so this ‘blood sugar’ thing seems odd. However, Diabetes runs rampant in my family. Both Grandmother’s died from complications, etc. Both parents are Type 2.

    Some evenings, and not always, I might have some ice cream….and I have found that the next morning, it is very difficult to drag myself out of bed. This is yet another example of the post sugar consumption ‘crash’.

    I did take a nap on the couch this evening…..and I felt somewhat better…but I decided to test what I am saying…and I had a bit of orange juice….and not more than a minute later, I began to feel better…..so, I await the ‘crash’ soon.

    All I know is that I have never experienced crashes like this before in my life, so it alarms me.

    I should go to the doctor – yes. However, I have no insurance right now….so I’m just tossing my scenario out there and hopefully someone might have some insight for me.

    So, do you think I could be a Diabetic?

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms described may not be diabetes.
      Early Symptoms include:
      Excessive thirst, even when drinking lot’s of fluids, water etc.
      Tingling, numbness of hands and fingers.

      If I were you, for a couple/few days, cut out all sugars, like soft drinks, sweets etc and see if you improve.

      If you do not improve and still suffer with symptoms of fatigue it could just be that you are a little run down and your system requires some rest.

      There’s any number of possibilities to your symptoms.

      Virus
      Stress
      Depression
      Lack of proper sleep at night ( 8 or more hours)
      Lacking in some vitamins
      Poor diet
      Chronic fatigue syndrome caused from an earlier viral infection.
      Lack in iron.

      As you see there are many reasons you could be feeling this way.

      Try changing to a healthier diet including plenty of lean meat, ample fresh fruit and vegetables.and see how you cope then.

      If symptoms do not improve within a couple of weeks of changing diet, cutting out the ‘bad’ sugars like sweets, soft drinks etc, and you have plenty of red meats and fresh fruit and vegetables in diet; Then I would go see a doctor and have a check up, voice concerns and have a blood test taken.

  33. QUESTION:
    I think my husband is trying to kill me, am i just paranoid, or do i need help?
    I have severe Hypoglycemia, its like the opposite of diabetes in that my body doesn’t produce enough sugar. I have to keep an eye on my sugar consumption because if i eat too much i will have a sugar high, then i will crash, then i would pass out. Anyway, I feel like someone is putting extra sugar in everything, the other day, i was drinking some diet soda while i was driving and I had to pull over because I was going to pass out. That NEVER happens, the only person that has access to my food is my husband and we are pretty much at the end of our ropes with each other. Is this something I should bring up to law enforcement?

    • ANSWER:
      You are paranoid. How did he get extra sugar in your diet soda? Did he make it himself? Go to the doctor…you probably need a check up.

  34. QUESTION:
    Extremely rapid heartbeat?
    I’m concerned with a few related issues that I have been experiencing for quite some time: I have high anxiety and stress levels, often feeling nauseous and at times overwhelmed. I have an extremely high heartbeat when doing any physical activity, an irregular heartbeat and will experience heart palpitations a few times a month, and a very rapid heartbeat after sugar consumption. I also feel lethargic most of the time.

    Medical details:
    - Diagnosed low iron and currently on iron supplement
    - Previously fell ill due to a stomach ulcer (most likely diet and stress related)
    - Healthy body weight
    - Family history of heart failure (father) and diabetes (grandfather)

    What are the possible underlying causes of these issues?

    • ANSWER:
      Have they checked you for diabetes? There are a few different conditions, such as adrenal insufficiency, that can be related to diabetes that can cause symptoms such as these. You should ask your doctor for a referral to an endocrinologist and if you don’t find out what’s wrong there, you should see a cardiologist. There are a lot of different things that it could be, though. Don’t give up on finding out what it is.

  35. QUESTION:
    Can anyone tell me about my weight loss?
    I hadn’t been losing weight all the time. My doctor said I had high blood pressure and put me on medication. Although I was told to lose weight I kept my normal diet. It wasn’t until I rushed to the hospital which turned out to be a heart palpitation that I decided to change my diet. I found out I had Mitral Valve Prolapse but a mild case that may only cause palpitations from time to time. I’m on meds for that too as a result. Now tell me if this is normal. I stopped eating added salt completely. I still eat some canned foods like tuna but not in abundance so consumption stays really low. I avoid using fatty things like oil and butter and if I do use it, then not very often. No more fast foods…EVER. Sugar consumption is very low. Now i’m 6′ 1″ and over the past four months I’ve moved from 212 lbs to 186 lbs. Is this normal. I kinda liked being a bit stocky. My doctor has no contribution to the matter and never explains anything. He just says he know it’s not cancer or diabetes because I don’t have any signs or symptoms and the weight loss is probably because of the diet change. Although I agree with that, I still don’t like the word probably. It’s too uncertain. Doctors really know how to make you stressed. Any opinions?

    • ANSWER:
      Hmm, so you changed your diet to healthy intake only and you’re complaining? You should be celebrating, good job!

      Now work on building muscle mass, do an hour a day of upper-body training (pushups, dumbells, etc.) and that will give you back your “stocky.” But it will be muscle, not fat.

      Imagine 26 cans of Crisco on a shelf. This is what you were carrying.

      Most of us have to really work to lose it, so good for you.

  36. QUESTION:
    I think I have a skin/blood problem! Does anyone know what it is?
    Okay, so I get cuts on my legs a lot— from just being plain clumsy.

    I also attract mosquitoes like no body’s business.

    Here’s the deal, when I get cuts, or abrasions on my skin, after they heal, they turn purple. Not just purple in the cold, but purple all the time. (It is worse in the cold…) I have an adult friend who I noticed has the same thing, and she said it was in relation to her diabetes.

    I am a 17 year old male, and I don’t always eat right. I am within my BMI for my height, 6’6″, 200 lbs. I’ll admit my sodium intake is high, but my sugar consumption is not as high. (I prefer salty to sweet.) (Also, my dad is a “unofficial diabetic,” so hes on preventative meds…, and my grandmother is in the “at risk” category…)

    So, does anyone else have a problem like this? Does your skin turn purple at cuts?

    Another note, it usually turns purple after it has scarred over. (I also do not heal, I just scar. I have scars from mosquito bites.) Some of my purple marks are from over 2 years ago, they wont go away.

    So, if anyone knows what I’m talking about, or you have this too, or you know where I can go to get more info, please drop me a line.

    Many thanks,

    NBCGuy

    • ANSWER:
      go to medical doctor get tested for diabetes, also get tested for peripheral vascular disease which may be because of diabetes get a cbcd also

  37. QUESTION:
    Are you all aware of the dangers of diet / sugar free food and drink?
    Aspartame.
    This sweetener is marketed under a number of trademark names, including Equal, NutraSweet, and Canderel, and is an ingredient of approximately 6,000 consumer foods and beverages sold worldwide. It is commonly used in diet soft drinks, and is provided as a table condiment in some countries. It is also used in some brands of chewable vitamin supplements and common in many sugar-free chewing gums and has now been found in some chewing gums that are not sugar free. However, aspartame is not always suitable for baking because it often breaks down when heated and loses much of its sweetness. In the European Union, it is also known under the E number (additive code) E951. Aspartame is also one of the sugar substitutes used by people with diabetes.

    Because sucralose, unlike aspartame, retains its sweetness after being heated, it has become more popular as an ingredient. This, along with differences in marketing and changing consumer preferences, has caused aspartame to lose market share to sucralose.

    Aspartame has been the subject of controversy regarding its safety and the circumstances of its approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some critics believe it to be the cause of a number of illnesses, but no conclusive scientific evidence has been produced to support the validity of their theories. To this day, the health effects of aspartame have been under intensive study. The artificial sweetener aspartame has been the subject of public controversy regarding its safety since the 1980s and the circumstances around its approval, and its shelf stability. Some studies recommended further investigation into any possible connection between aspartame and diseases such as brain tumors, brain lesions, and lymphoma. These findings, combined with alleged conflicts of interest in the approval process, have been the focus of vocal activism regarding the possible risks of aspartame.

    The conspiracy theories, claims of aspartame dangers, and the source of those claims has been the subject of critical examination. In 1987, the US Government Accountability Office concluded that the food additive approval process had been followed for aspartame. Based on government research reviews and recommendations from advisory bodies such as the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Food and the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives, aspartame has been found to be safe for human consumption by more than ninety countries world-wide. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration states that the safety of aspartame is “clear cut” and “one of the most thoroughly tested and studied food additives the agency has ever approved.”

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. Yes I have been aware of it for well over 10 years. I do my best to avoid aspartame as much as possible. |Im not sure how accurate the evidence is but i wouldnt want to take the risk with my sons health. Even many full sugar foods contain aspartame… so if you want to avoid it read the lables.

  38. QUESTION:
    to diabetes urine smell foul and mouth stings if yes how get raid of this and?
    do alcohol incress blood sugar level if yes which alcohol (whiskey) is preferable for daily consumption

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    Is natural sugar fine if you can metabolize it fast enough?
    I read somewhere that the modern man has found a way to inject our bodies with more pure substances rather than complex carbohydrates, for example HFCS rather than corn or white bread instead of whole-grain natural wheat grains. I’m trying my best to avoid HFCS since new studies have shown an association with that and increased weight gain and diabetes. My question is, how safe is consumption of natural, granulated, table, cane, or brown sugar in relation to health concerns – so long as the body is capable of metabolizing this sugar fairly quickly so it doesn’t hang around in the body long. I know that the ideal situation is to have the most complex sugar fructose in fruit, but I was just wonder how one level of purity extraction goes in the scheme of things.

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    What is a safe level of complex carbohydrates to consume if you want to avoid diabetes?
    I asked this question yesterday, but didn’t really get the answers I was looking for. I’ll C/P what I put yesterday:

    I eat a lot of complex carbohydrates such as whole wheat pasta, brown rice, lentils, etc. My diet is very low in sugar; it mainly consists of these carb sources, vegetables, some fruit, and water. If I’m hitting at or above 100% of the DV for carbohydrates daily, is this a very bad thing for blood sugar levels and will it put me at risk for developing diabetes?

    I normally eat something like 200g of whole grain pasta a day, or 100g or brown rice, etc. Should I scale back my carbohydrate consumption?

    • ANSWER:
      No one can answer your question with anything other than opinions. i advocate a low carb diet for optimal health. so i always recommend scaling back.

      Emerging research is indicating that wheat is very unhealthy – whole grain or otherwise.

      Too much fruit is unhealthy because of fructose.

      The best indicator would be your body, is it fit & lean? Have you ever been overweight – being 30# or more overweight at any time in your life is an indicator of a body that doesn’t process carbs properly.

      I would recommend that you have a HbA1c blood test – this is a lab test that shows the average amount of sugar in your blood over 3 months. It shows how well you are controlling blood sugar & if you are prediabetic or not.

      I highly recommend you research low carb for optimal health. This way of eating will definitely help you avoid diabetes or manage it, if you have it.

      This is an example of items founds in a high fat diet -
      1450 calories 20g of net carbs & 80% of total calories from fat-

      3oz sunflower seeds
      3oz chia seeds
      1oz flax seeds
      1oz almonds
      1oz Brazil nuts
      half avocado

      The body does better with more saturated fat than less. Saturated fats are required to make many vitamins & minerals bioavailable so they can be incorporated into the body structure. Saturated fat is required for the body to function properly & to regenerate & heal.

      7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat

      1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

      Saturated fat in the diet is the only means to reduce the levels of lipoprotein (a) — that correlates strongly with risk for heart disease. Eating saturated fats raises the level of HDL, the good cholesterol.

      2) Stronger bones

      50% of dietary fats should be saturated fats for calcium to be incorporated into the bone structure, according to expert in human health, Mary Enig, Ph.D.

      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 toxic insults & even to reverse the damage.

      4) Healthy lungs

      The fat content of lung surfactant is 100% saturated fatty acids. Replacement of these critical fats by other types of fat makes faulty surfactant & potentially causes collapse of the airspaces & respiratory distress.

      5) Healthy brain

      Your brain is mainly made of fat & cholesterol. Most of the fatty acids in the brain are actually saturated. The brain needs saturated fats to function optimally.

      6) Proper nerve signaling & hormone production

      Certain saturated fats, found in butter, lard, coconut oil, function directly as signaling messengers that influence the metabolism.

      7) Strong immune system

      Saturated fats found in butter & coconut oil play key roles in immune health. Loss of sufficient saturated fatty acids in the white blood cells hampers their ability to destroy viruses, bacteria, germs & fungi. We need them to keep the immune system vigilant against cancerous cells & infectious invaders.

      http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2009/06/06/saturated-fat/

      Saturated fats play many important biologic roles. They are an integral component of cell membranes, which are 50% saturated fat. Lung surfactant is composed entirely, when available, of one particular saturated fat, 16-carbon palmitic acid. Properly made with this fat, it prevents asthma & other disorders. For nourishment, heart muscle cells prefer saturated long-chain palmitic and 18-carbon stearic acid over carbohydrates. Saturated fats are required for bone to assimilate calcium effectively. They help the liver clear out fat & provide protection from the adverse effects of alcohol & some medications. Medium-chain saturated fats in butter & coconut oil, play an important role in the immune system. They stabilize proteins that enable white blood cells to more effectively destroy invading viruses, bacteria, germs & fungi, and also fight tumors. Saturated fatty acids function as signaling messengers for hormone production, including insulin. And saturated fats signal satiety. Not surprisingly, given all these biological functions, saturated fats make up 54% of the fat in mother’s breast milk (monounsaturated fats are 39%; & polyunsaturated fats, a tiny 3%).

      http://www.lewrockwell.com/miller/miller33.1.html

  41. QUESTION:
    Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes, and I’m super confused/worried/tired…Any advice or help would be nice.?
    So I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes at 29 weeks, I’m thinking my blood glucose levels at the time weren’t all that bad since they haven’t been outrageous until recently.
    I saw a dietician and she gave me a nutrition guide, and suggested blood sugar levels for fasting BG aswell as pre and post meal levels, and I test all the time (not sure how often I’m supposed to be testing? I probably go through 100 strips in about 2/3 weeks. I have no experience with this, and the doctor/dietician doesn’t seem to be of any help..) Also, when I eat the suggested foods I was given, it often spikes my blood sugar, but when I eat what I want, it doesn’t seem to have such a huge effect. Milk for instance, spikes my blood sugar very high, and she suggested I drink 1/2 cup with all three of my meals in a day, which i don’t do. I’ve been taking a calcium supplement to make up for my lake of milk consumption. Anyway, at this point I’m sick and tired of being confused about what I can and can’t eat, and I’m terrified of harming the baby with consistantly high blood sugar levels, I had an ultrasound at the beginning of this week, and the baby measured perfectly at 30 weeks and I was 30 weeks and 2 days so I don’t know if I should be freaking out (which I am) or not being so concerned seeing as how it isn’t causing any problems. Does anyone have any advice? I can’t get ahold of my doctor or my gynecologist until tuesday, and I’m afraid to eat anything, which I know can also harm the baby and I’m having a freaking nervous breakdown about this whole situation. Not sure what kind of help I’m asking for, but anything would be appreciated…
    I’ve read probably every possible articile on gestational diabetes/type 2 diabetes on the internet trying to help my situation and none of them have really helped at all. I know what’s healthy and what isn’t, but it seems some days my body reacts differently than other days, and on days like today (my blood sugar hasn’t gone below 6.9 since i woke up) i’m afraid to eat due to fear of BG levels skyrocketing, and i don’t know what kind of damage that does. I’ve been watching my carbs/starches/etc since being diagnosed, and some days it seems like i have no problems, and other days it seems i can’t get my blood sugar to a good/suggested level.
    Mostly; I have said this to my dietician, and my OBGYN, they have said to avoid milk. And there isn’t any emergency on-call obstetrician at the hospital i’m registered at. My OBGYN works in a nearby city and is only in her office near me 3 days a week. And hardly ever answers her phonecalls, I’m in a small town, so I can’t exactly be picky with my doctors, nor can I choose my doctor. It’s either her, or her partner, who I also can never get ahold of via telephone.

    • ANSWER:
      Aww, sweetie, first of all, relax! Stress can actually make your blood sugar spike, so being worried will not help. That being said, I’m in the same boat as you. My OB has me test 4x a day unless there is a HUGE spike in my sugar that needs to be closely monitored. So, I test first thing in the morning, after breakfast, after lunch, and after dinner. They have me test 1 hr after meals, some docs have you check 2 hrs after meals it just depends.

      As for your diet, it’s strange they told you to drink that much milk. The lactose in milk is actually a sugar which can cause your sugar to go up. But as far as your diet goes, essential you just need to pare down the sugars and carbs. You can have whole grains though, just monitor how they affect your sugar and use them sparingly if they cause spikes for you. Eat lots of lean protein, like grilled chicken, and as many veggies as you want. You want to avoid starchy veggies though like potatoes, and carrots have lots of sugar as well. Most other veggies are pretty good though. You can have fruit, but try not to eat a lot of high sugar fruits like pineapple and bananas. Better choices would be berries. They have a relatively low glycemic index so you can eat pretty many of them. Also, if you REALLY want to eat some pasta, you can but only about once a week and about a cup full, but make sure you either get whole grain pasta or low-carb pasta (Dreamfield’s is yummy).

      I’ll give you a sample of what I eat in a day so you can get an idea of what your diet should look like. I’ve got my sugar well under control at this point.

      Breakfast
      Bowl of Plain Oatmeal Sweetened with Splenda & Strawberries
      Tea

      Lunch
      Big Salad with lots of veggies & sliced grilled chicken
      Balsamic Vinegarette Dressing
      Water

      Snack
      “Low Carb” yogurt

      Dinner
      Grilled Chicken w/ teriyaki sauce (sugar free)
      Roasted Mixed Veggies
      Small portion of brown rice

      Hope that helps you a little bit. If you need advice feel free to email me I’d be happy to talk to you! :]

      Edit: I just wanted to say that if it seems like your BG levels are spiking some days without any dietary reason, you should watch your stress levels. I can be having a great day food wise and have my levels go really high when something is stressing me out really badly. Keep track of that, it could be the issue!

  42. QUESTION:
    I know how Nick Jonas will get rid of his diabetes!!!!!?
    I see Nick Jonas rarely drinking soda. Soda is the one what’s causing his diabetes! If you know any other reasons, answer this question and If you know Nick Jonas’ email, email this to him. And also, read this(below). This is actually by Dr. Joseph Mercola:

    One can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150 calories, 30 to
    55 mg of caffeine, and is loaded with artificial food colors and
    sulphites. I can’t think of any good reason to ever have it. The
    diet varieties are also problematic as they are filled with harmful
    artificial sweeteners like aspartame.

    Studies have linked soda to osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay and
    heart disease, yet the average American drinks an estimated 56
    gallons of soft drinks each year. Plus, drinking all that sugar will
    likely suppress your appetite for healthy foods, which pave the way
    for nutrient deficiencies.

    Soft drink consumption among children has almost doubled in the
    United States over the last decade, which is not surprising
    considering that most school hallways are lined with soda-filled
    vending machines.

    Schools often make marketing deals with leading soft drink companies
    such as Coca-Cola from which they receive commissions–based on a
    percentage of sales at each school–and sometimes a lump-sum
    payment, in exchange for their students’ health. School vending
    machines can increase the consumption of sweetened beverages by up
    to 50 or more cans of soda per student per year.

    If you routinely drink soda–regular or diet–eliminating it from
    your diet is one of the simplest and most profound health
    improvements you can make.

    • ANSWER:
      LOL.

      You can’t get a rid of diabetes. They haven’t found a cure yet. =[

  43. QUESTION:
    Diabetes Type Two Question?
    Hi everybody. I’m 18 and I weight 256 lbs. In July, I got my blood sugar, along with my entire metabolic pane done, and I had a glucose level of 82 and in August 84. During these last couple of months though I’ve been feeling pretty dehydrated and as of last week have been urinating very frequently. However, when I took the tests in July I weight 252 lbs, so I haven’t gained much, and my consumption of sugary foods has, if anything, declined over the last couple of months.

    Heres the thing. I’m peeing a lot during the day, but my pee is generally clear and isn’t dark yellow or anything. Should I be worried about Diabetes? My skin has been really dry recently, as have my body, but its also possible that the cold I have now, in addition to some Trivalers Diahrrea I’ve experienced, is causing it.

    Any help would be awesome.

    • ANSWER:
      The color of your pee doesn’t really mean anything, other than that you’re urinating kind of a lot. That COULD be a symptom of Diabetes. Your kidneys try to get the excess sugar out of your blood by excreting them through your urine, which causes you to urinate a lot. This is what leads to the mild dehydration and frequent thirst.

      82 and 84 are excellent fasting numbers. 252 is probably a bit overweight, how tall?

      Really the only way to know is to check. If you know anyone with a glucometer, have them check your sugar for you. Sickness and illness usually also cause a rise in blood sugar, so if you have a code, it could be putting some additional strain on your system.

  44. QUESTION:
    Believe it? Diabetes, hypertension gone using viagra!?
    A 50yr old male with occassional dysfunction gets a couple of 17 yr old girlfriends and in his eagerness to impress tries viagra and andross . Result was improved performance with frequent sexual activity lasting 1 to 4 hours and only a 20 to 30 minute gap between erections. Weight loss of approximately 9 kilos over a 3 month period allowed blood sugar levels to remain normal without the use of metformin(500mg x 2 daily previously) even after consumption of coke and candy/chocolate. BP reduced to 130/90 from 150/120 and hair loss halted with minor new hair growth. So…was it the weight loss, the increased metabolic rate induced by the regular exercise that allowed for the removal of medication or is he deluded and the problems will return????

    • ANSWER:
      The problem will return as soon as the weight goes up and the activity goes down. There is nothing new about type 2 diabetics getting off medication by losing weight and increasing their activity levels.

  45. QUESTION:
    Some questions for hyperglycemics…?
    I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in October, and I have no insurance, so I can’t see a doctor, but I would still like to keep it under control. I’m only 22, and I’ve heard there’s a possibility of overcoming it if you control what you eat or whatever. I got checked when I was 17, and it was fine, but got checked again at 21 and my sugar was 363. I know that’s high..on average, I’m normally sitting around 200-220..if I don’t get a chance to eat all day, then I get around 160. I just have a few questions because I’m tired of looking at all these different websites and they are contradicting each other…

    1. Is drinking diet soda bad for diabetics?
    2. Does the consumption of sugar-free foods/drinks help?
    3. What are some foods that are really good in lowering my sugar?
    4. Is caffeine bad for diabetics?
    5. Any tips for getting my sugar under control?

    My mom talked to a few people who are diabetic, and they say to eat oatmeal and cinnamon..I wasn’t totally sure if these worked or not….Thank you in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      First, I am type 1 and there are major differences between type 1 and 2 but I’ve been doing tons of research since I was diagnosed in Jan. and had a 5 week course of diabetes education. The class unfortunately focused most on type 2, which sucked for me but I learned more about type 2. Sounds like your blood sugar is way too high (the safe range is 90-120) and the longer you stay at these high levels the more likely you are to develop serious complications. If your number are constantly that high, you probalby can’t lower it without medication and/or insulin. You also shouldn’t go all day without eating, even if its lowering your hi numbers, you’ll keep levels more even if you eat at regular intervals. I don’t know of any way you can control numbers that high with out a Dr. and of medication. Perhaps there is a clinic or you can look into Dr.s who work on a sliding fee scale or will work with you for payments. Your health is sooo important, take care of yourself!

      1. Is drinking diet soda bad for diabetics?
      nope, in moderation. Drinking lots of water would be good for you.

      2. Does the consumption of sugar-free foods/drinks help?
      No! Again they’re ok in moderation, but you need to watch carb amounts, some sugar-free stuff can be high in carbs which will raise your blood sugar.

      3. What are some foods that are really good in lowering my sugar?
      Low glycemic foods, google low glycemic and you’ll find many suggestions. One site I found: http://www.glycemicindex.com/

      4. Is caffeine bad for diabetics?
      Caffeine can raise blood sugar, but doesn’t do so for everyone. I drink a cup or two of coffee a day and it seems to have little effect on my BS.
      5. Any tips for getting my sugar under control? Exersice and lose weight! A friend recently lost 70 pounds and was able to quit his diabetes meds (he was type 2) and no longer has high sugars, ever.
      Even 15 minutes of exercise can lower you sugar drastically.

  46. QUESTION:
    Christians! When will your ministers involve themselves in the growing obesity epidemic?
    Type 2 diabetes is growing at an alarming rate in the USA, mostly due to the sedentary lifestyle of sitting in front of televisions, video games, computers and ministers, and the consumption of high cholesterol/high calorie foods and sugars, like Mrs. Kerensky’s Chocolate Fudge cake at the church bake-off

    Can we move the pews out of the churches and put in an aerobics workout room instead?

    How come the Bible didn’t predict the over-abundance of fat Americans? Or did it? Could this be the “plague” warned of in the Book of Revelation?

    • ANSWER:
      Fat people are usually too fat to think coherently, so religious leaders have a strong motive to fatten up their flock.

  47. QUESTION:
    What could it be? In my head, or something like diabetes?
    I am 13 female. For the past almost 3-4 years i haven’t been able to eat sugar. If i do i get sick, really bad. I curl up into a ball and feel like i might get sick. Lately i have noticed an increase in water consumption. With the whole bathroom thing i don’t really notice maybe 2-3 times a day. Also, for the past 2 weeks it feels like will throw up when i wake up sometimes before lunch and at night. But it seems to go away after food or water. I can’t base anything for sleep because i do play sports. I have noticed a couple pound decrease then my weight will stay the same for like 2 months. Also, i either will eat everything i see, or nothing. Please could you suggest what this may be.

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    How to eat healthy when others treat anything with nutritional like vampires do holy water?
    So I really want to start eating healthier. I live with my family, and if I had a job I’d just get my own food—it’s not like it costs a whole lot more than regular food, assuming you don’t eat 20 times more than required like nearly all people do.

    I ask my mom to get more fruits & etc but she just won’t. One time I asked her if she could get one of the naked fruit juices but she said that we can’t afford it—and then came home with a bucket of ice cream that cost more than the fruit juice, along with other junk food, like pringles & etc. Which have hardly any nutritional value, if at all. If anything it costs more in the long run because the insulin spikes will just cause you to become even more hungry—not to mention the insulin you’ll need to buy for diabetes, or other medical expenses caused by constant consumption of refined sugars & junk food. How can I convince her to get stuff not so destructive to health?

    Also… How to avoid meat in family that doesn’t know fruit and veggies are edible? Ever since I was 15ish, I’ve always had pains/aches around my heart. I didn’t realize until just recently that meat is the cause. ie if I avoid meat for a few days, it is greatly reduced; after a week or so, it’s pretty much gone. I also feel more ‘with it’, like I can think better. I feel lighter or ’snappier’, and my senses seem to be better. (Mostly just vision and sense of smell.) Breathing seems easier, too. My question is… How do I avoid meat while living with my family? Everything that comes through the door has meat in it, or it’s something loaded with sugar and void of any nutrients. …Or it’s for the rabbit.

    Ultimately… My question is:
    How do I convince my mom to stop buying the least healthy items she can find, and getting more fruits & etc? And: How can I avoid meat in such a carnivorous family?

    • ANSWER:
      Wow, I am so sorry that your parents aren’t supportive of you in a nutritional way. Poor thing. Is your family overweight? Perhaps you need to see a doctor about your issues, get them to give you a report on the bad health issues that may arise from the diet that your family keeps, then show your mum the report. Maybe ask if you can go shopping with her too, and start picking out healthy foods and stopping so many unhealthy foods go into the shopping trolley. How old are you? If everything else fails, find a job that only gives you a few hours, that should be enough for you to purchase your own food.

  49. QUESTION:
    does creatine help in gaining muscle for a diabetic who does not take insulin or medicines. ?
    thanks for replying on a similar question earlier. iam not a diabetic but i do not take any sugars and am on a very strict diet as diabetes runs heavy in the family and iam way past the age when my dad had it. in this background i want to gain good muscle as it is one good way to fight the onset of the disease. reports suggest that more the muscle tissue the more the consumption of glucose directly from the blood.

    • ANSWER:
      You haven’t mentioned your age now. Since you have passed the age when your father has it than you must be in your 40s. Building extra muscle is not the preventive measure to avoid diabetes, but yes muscle burns the glucose and exercise helps in reducing the glucose. But once you have diabetes the muscle will not be able to use glucose because the insulin which helps pump the glucose into the muscle is reduced or missing. Don’t get afraid so much also modern medicine treat diabetic according to their lifestyle, do exercise regularly and eat healthy food don’t overeat all the time forcing your pancrease to produce insulin all the time.

  50. QUESTION:
    Is there any correlation of any sort between eating sweets and type 1 diabetes?
    My aunts 2 teenage sons were recently diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, and now her 5 yr old grandson was too. I know there’s a genetic predisposition, but my mom is constantly encouraging me to rid my house of all candy because she strongly believes that there’s a correlation. I know theres a correlation with overconsumption and type 2, but any correlation what-so-ever with ingesting too many sweets, artificial sugars, refined/white carbs… and type 1?
    also, if they’re still not exactly sure what does cause type 1, how can they definitively rule out sweets consumption as a leading cause? It seems strangely coincidental that recently there’s been an epidemic of sorts of type1, and a major increase in fast food, sodas, and candy’s in kids. Is there definitive proof?

    • ANSWER:
      THERE IS NO CORRELATION WITH TYPE ONE AT ALL. AT ALL. The people posting the info above who state that there is do not even have a clue what type one is. Your pancreas is dead, it is not eaten alive by sugar. That is why we need insulin injected/inhaled. Type two meds make up for the insulin their bodies are lacking due to there not being enough insulin produced. Type ones do not have any insulin being produced and so we have to replace it. It is not anything having to do with sugar. And we can eat sugar just like non-diabetics can eat, in moderation just like everyone else except that we just need to account for it with insulin the way we would with any type of carb-containing food. People who think type one and two are the same are, I hate to say it, uninformed and should research things before answering. i’d love to know their sources with a link to a diabetes site. And it can be ruled out about the cause, because babies can get it also, and there is no way in heck they are being fed, in some bizarre way, refined sugar at all.


Diabetes And Cure Treatment

Diabetes ruined my marriage ceremony evening and I used to be out for revenge. I set out to discover everything I could about controlling and curing the disease. Not only due to what occurred on my marriage ceremony night, but considering that I used to be terrified for my husband and I didn’t wish to shed him if there was a approach to stay clear of it.

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Here’s what you must learn about me: When I set my thoughts to something – I get it done. I am stubborn?- and that is putting in lightly.

So I dove in headfirst. I talked to dozens of medical doctors, consulted with naturopaths, picked the brains of nutritionists and meet up with anybody I could locate who had efficiently beaten diabetes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    ED & Diabetes cure & treatment?
    Hi,
    My husband is 35 & having diabetes for last 7 years & he is maintaining his sugar level. But past couple of months he is having trouble getting and keeping an erection.
    We need help.

    • ANSWER:
      First and foremost SEE A DOCTOR.
      Your husband needs to see a UROLOGIST.

      The doctor will give a simple exam, and probably recommend Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra as a “first choice”. At least, give them a try. And give them a GOOD try — 4-6 months at least.

      If that fails, a more in-depth exam may be necessary, including some arterial ultrasound work to make sure that the arteries and veins to the groin region are not clogged (diabetes causes high cholesterol, too).

      If medications don’t fix the problems, then there are more drastic measures — injections, loops, and pumps. At the very worst, there are penile implants available.

      Above all, those blood sugars MUST be kept in the normal range. Ask the MD to perform an A1C test. The values for this test should be less than 7, and preferrably under 6. A reading greater than 7 indicates that the diabetes is still out of control, and thus damaging the nerves and blood vessels necessary for “that function”.

      Also, LOW blood pressure is required for that function (that is how the pills work). Your husband needs to work to keep his blood pressure in the normal range (diabetes causes high blood pressure).

      FINALLY — it has been found that ED is a leading indicator of pending heart and circulation problems. Most men who are diagnosed with ED end up with circulatory problems within 5 years.

      Your husband needs to keep in CLOSE contact with his doctor(s) to help the ED problem, reduce the diabtes, AND prevent future heart related problems.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the cure of diabetes and treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no “cure” for diabetes yet; however, there has been promising research on a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

      The treatment of diabetes is highly individualized, depending on the type of diabetes, whether the patient has other active medical problems or complications of diabetes, and the age and general health at time of diagnosis. A health care provider will set goals for lifestyle changes, blood sugar control, and treatment.

  3. QUESTION:
    Has anybody had any positive experiences with diabetes cures or treatments?
    My dad has type 2 I think. (It’s the one where you don’t use insulin). The problem is he lives in Africa where the drugs can not be trusted. This is obviously very worrying as I am in the U.K and cannot oversee anything.

    Anyway, if anyone can help I would really appreciate it as you can imagine it is driving me to dis-pare. Another option is bringing him here for treatment. Can anyone advise on this or have any ideas for me?

    • ANSWER:
      I have type 1 myself but,for type 2 as with type 1 his diet is very important. Avoiding starchy things like pasta,bread and potatoes. eating lean meats fruits and vegetables in proper quantities would hopefully do the trick. I have heard talk about cinnamon being helpful to type 2s but I don’t know if that has proven to be effective or not. Best of Luck to you and your dad.

  4. QUESTION:
    Where can I find good information about diabetes treatment and diabetes management?
    I am a diabetic looking for information about how to treat diabetes, how to manage diabetes, how to cure diabetes, etc. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I found a website recently (links below) that had a ton of good info, videos, diabetic products, diabetic supplies, etc. Hope this helps :-)

      Diet for Diabetes – http://diabetestreatment-diabetesmanagement.com/diet-for-diabetes-eat-to-win/

      Cure for Diabetes – http://diabetestreatment-diabetesmanagement.com/cure-for-diabetes/

  5. QUESTION:
    how is a cure for diabetes comming along?
    is there any news or information about a cure for diabetes. obviously theres treatment, but no cures as of yet. is there some kind of government funding for the cure in places.

    also, can anybody explain why it is difficult to cure or why they havent cured it yet?

    thanks!

    ps: im not diabetic, but i want to learn a bit more about the condition, so i will be hanging around this forum asking and answering questions ;)

    • ANSWER:
      Which form of diabetes are you asking about? The 2 most common forms are very different, with different causes and likely very different eventual cures.

      In the case of Type 2 diabetes, the most common form often related to obesity, a cure is not anywhere on the horizon. While some assume this is because the drugs used to treat the disease are a big money-maker (true) this is only one possible reason. The fact remains that Type 2 diabetes in MOST cases (90%) is a preventable illness that can and SHOULD be treated primarily with lifestyle changes. Pumping a Type 2 diabetic full of medications and not changing his diet or exercise habits is like telling a lung cancer patient to keep smoking and expect him to be cured.

      The bottom line is that the most effect treatment and prevention for 90% of Type 2 diabetes cases is lifestyle change.

      For the remaining 10% or so, there is much work being done looking into genetic insulin resistance and other forms of diabetes like MODY. Joslin is doing much research here.

      As for Type 1 diabetes, the “severe” non-preventable form of diabetes that often first appears in childhod (it is NOT related to lifestyle), there is also much progress being made in recent months. Before, researchers thought they could “cure” Type 1 diabetes with a pancreas transplant. But now we know that Type 1 diabetes is not that simple. Most transplants fail soon after, and the person must take toxic drugs that may be worse for the body than having diabetes. Not to mention the shortage of donors.

      So when research was focusing only on pancreas transplants, the “cure” for Type 1 diabetes was pretty dim. No one ever addressed a major problem why the transplants fail, which is the CAUSE of Type 1 diabetes, autoimmunity.

      Now, researchers are looking at ways to stop the ongoing autoimmunity in Type 1 diabetes, with the hope of regenerating the body’s OWN beta cells, or making a transplant more successful and worth the risk. Other researchers are looking at ways to encapsulate (cover) transplanted insulin making cells, to help protect them from both donor rejection and autoimmunity.

      I predict that we will see a breakthrough for Type 1 diabetes in the near future. I wouldn’t call it a “cure” unless we were to completely reverse the autoimmunity and/or regenerate islets (we are not there yet), but I DO think there will be a “cure treatment” which will restore normal blood sugar. I think encapsulated islets are on the horizon. Xeno (pig islets) will likely be used, as there are not enough donor cells. This way, more people can be helped, and right away. Stem cell research is still too far behind.

      I suspect that within 5 years or less, encapsulated islets will be available to treat Type 1 diabetes. The autoimmunity part is trickier, although HUGE breakthroughs have been made recently. The autoimmunity and shortage of donor cells (for those who will not be able to regenerate once the autoimmunity is stopped) are what’s holding back a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

      Other research is looking at a drug (AT-1001) that can actually prevent the trigger/one of the triggers for Type 1 diabetes from being absorbed into the body (research shows it may be absorbed through gaps in the small intestine). We do not know if it is a virus, a food protein (like gluten or casein), both, or neither. This drug closes these gaps, and may prevent Type 1 diabetes from occuring. It is currently in early stage trials.

  6. QUESTION:
    why do you have to design different strategies for treatment, cure and prevention of Type I and Type 2 diabete?
    Explain why scientists and physicians must design different strategies for the treatment, cure and prevention of Type I and Type 2 diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      For treatment……….yes

      For cure………………no

      There is no cure for either type of diabetes, contrary to what others may be implying.

      Type 1 diabetes strategy for treatment has to include the proper balance of dieting (meal planning) and exercise to coincide with the amount of insulin being injected.

      Type 2 strategy for treatment may or may not include the need for insulin injections, it has more to do with becoming less insulin resistant by eating properly and exercising along with oral medications or long lasting insulin injections (24 hours).

      Both types of diabetes need to be followed closely by way of home testing and repeated follow ups with more accurate lab work as in A1c’s.

  7. QUESTION:
    Percentage of diabetes cases in America?
    The percentage of diabetes cases in America. Please answer with percentages for Type 1 AND Type 2. And also, for Type 2 Diabetes, what is the treatment (not cure, TREATMENT) and also, what is the answer for this sentence? It wasn’t in my Health book and my teacher said to look it up: “Ways to reduce risk: maintain a healthy weight and ______.”
    I couldn’t find anything really useful.

    • ANSWER:

  8. QUESTION:
    is there really a cure for diabetes?
    my doctor and i were discussing how by now there should be a cure or some sort of cheaper better treatment for diabetes, the reason they cant cure cancer or aids is because there is so many kinds of cancer and aids is always morphing into a different strain of itself, but diabetes stays the same, it should be as easy as strep throat to cure by now, but the drug companies make so much money off of diabetics that there may have been a cure or better treatment by now and theyve have stopped it from coming full circle with their money and power. i recently read that 33% or 1/3 of drug company revenue comes from diabetics and their meds and supplies, that is insanely a lot to me, they have a lot to lose if we get cured, just wondering what others think on this topic and if they have any other info
    so apparently no one is understanding my question, i am diabetic and i am very knowledgable about the disease, i know all of its ins and outs, i am talking more conspiracy theory among rich and powerful drug companies, and if you look at what diabetes is and how it has remained unchanged for soooo many years it should be abolished by now, my doctor agrees with me whole heartedly. drug companies stand to lose 1/3 of their yearly income if it is cured that is a whole hell of a lot to whoever said they have nothing to lose, if you cant wrap your mind around my theory with the same level of intelligence then dont bother to answer, not to be rude at all but i know everything everyone is trying to lecture me about the specifics of the disease thanks
    and bolt i have no pent disastisfaction with anything, when you express something in words whether it be in writing or otherwise it is no longer pent up genius
    and bolt i have no pent up disastisfaction with anything, when you express something in words whether it be in writing or otherwise it is no longer pent up genius

    • ANSWER:
      The causes of diabetes, regardless of which type or subtype, are not as simple as people think. If it truely were that simple, all types 1s would take the exact same insulin and dosage, all type 2s would take the same pill and we’d probably be able to buy all of it at any store the way we buy aspirin (but then, not all headaches have the same cause, and not everybody gets relief with aspirin either).

      Billions of dollars are spent in research for the causes of diabetes and possibe cures, so I don’t particularly care if the drug company makes a few bucks marketing their own brand of syringes or not. They actually stand to earn more money marketing an actual cure. Every type 1 out there would mortage their house for a cure.

      Drug and oil companies are often the target of economic conspiracy theories because of the supposed profits they make, without regard for the cost of research and development of current and future products. As often as these companies go into debt and get sold or merged into other companies, I’d say they are not as rich as people think.

      Try spending your pent up dissatisfaction with life and do some real research. Grace us with your expertise by finding that oh so simple cure, and be sure to donate every dime of profit, since your solution wouldn’t possibly incurr any costs.

  9. QUESTION:
    How effective is Amzylite for curing diabetes or at least to treat it?
    Amzylite currently is the best treatment and cure for diabetes.
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    Also visit www.saccharidestech.com

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for diabetes. It can only be managed through, diet, exercise and medication if advised.

      To David G, no one ever said insulin was a cure. It is however, a godsend to the management of Type 1′s like myself. There is no other way that I (or my endocrinologist) have heard of to control my blood sugars.

      EDIT: any p, you don’t know jack about diabetes. Do a search on Type 1 and get your facts straight.

  10. QUESTION:
    Is there a treatment for diabetes 1?
    My daughter recently was admitted to the hospital ,and doctor told me that she was diagonized with Diabetes 1 , so i was wondering if there is any treatment that can cure my daughter? thank you.
    My daughter is 7 years old

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes 1 results from the inability of the body to produce insulin. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use and regulate sugar. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for diabetes 1. However, the treatment available today is great, and prognosis for people living with Diabetes 1 is very positive. Diabetes 1 is serious, but people with diabetes can live long, healthy, happy lives. For more information, be sure to visit American Diabetes Association (www.diabetes.org)

  11. QUESTION:
    Muslims, if pigs are unclean, than why did “Allah” put a cure for diabetes in them?!?
    “Pigs from a remote group of islands could hold the key to treating diabetes, doctors believe.” – Daily Telegraph, Experimental diabetes treatment will inject humans with pig cells.

    “A company trialling an effective cure for type 1 diabetes has provided a clear safety and tolerance review. The company, based in New Zealand, has found a way to transplant functional pig cells that produce insulin into humans.” – Diabetes.co.uk, Pig cells and potential diabetes cure found to be safe for humans.

    Muslims, pigs (which you regard as being ‘unclean’) hold a key to cure diabetes according to latest medical research, so why did Allah and Muhammad prohibit pigs for consumption and even medical use (I’ll discuss that below) despite Southern-Asians and Mid-easterns – which many are Muslims -are more exposed to Diabetes compared to people of the west? Surely, the Qu’ran promoting the use of medicines and a God who sees the future would of put this cure in a clean animal such as a lamb or cow than ofcourse a un-clean animal like a pig?

    I also read something similar regarding this on a Islamic website and they said it’s still un-permissible to use “haram” stuff in medications. According to one of many quotes from the Hadith they’ve put, Muhammad said, “seek medication, O servants of Allah, for Allah never created an illness without creating a cure for it” and “Allah does not put your cure in that which He has forbidden for you.” Again, that raises a question what’s begging an answer if you regard this issue.

    So Muslims, how’d you respond to this and what do you think of it O.o?!

    Sources:

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2010/Apr/pig-cells-and-potential-diabetes-cure-found-to-be-safe-for-humans-96126624.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1201672/Experimental-diabetes-treatment-inject-humans-pig-cells.html

    http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1119503544812

    Dream I’m a Muslim – I see your point but what you what you’re saying still fails to convince me. So what?! That’s in their nature to roll around in their crap. From my point of view, your Allah – being the creator of everything including pigs – creates something, puts something beneficial in it that CAN cure a serious disease and then says it’s haram… wow… Just wow =|!
    Dream I’m a Muslim – I see your point but what you what you’re saying still fails to convince me. So what?! That’s in their nature to roll around in their crap. From my point of view, your Allah – being the creator of everything including pigs – creates something, puts something beneficial in it that CAN cure a serious disease and then brings down a prophet to says it’s haram… wow… Just wow =|!

    Shape-shifter – I’m not talking about ancient times; I’m talking about our present times ¬¬!
    Um Huda – can’t you see the point in my question? I’m not talking about the consumption of pork; I’m talking about the diabetes cure that has been found in pigs. On what you’re saying, however, I think the consumption of pork taken in moderation is perfectly safe. If there was a hazard because of the consumption of pork, I’m sure there would of had a health hazard regarding pork by now in England since it’s a popular food over here.
    Alice – No, I’m not a “moron who’s just hating on Muslims.” I have Muslims friends who I get along with who understands my views against Islam and I also understand their views that’s against Christianity. This is just a question that I want to see how Muslims respond to since they believe Pork cannot be beneficial when according to Medical Science it is. That’s all.

    Carry on hating Christians if you want to. Actually, if that’s the case, you’re as bad as me and infact more bad than me since you’re criticizing and judging people of some religion rather than criticizing and judging the religion of some people.
    Sweet as Strawberry – “Seriously get real. Your stupidity is stunning, I for one know I’m not like you , I’m Better than you!”

    “If you want eat Pork, then eat it! I’m glad I don’t eat food that was considered food for the poor a century ago!”

    Wow! Somebody seems full of themselves today ¬¬! Anyways, you’re just repeating what “Dream I’m a Muslim” said! I know that it’s still in the process but Medical Scientists and Doctors have been doing this research on pigs for almost a decade (fact!), so their must be something to it since it’s been going on for that long which is acceptable to put into consideration; plus, you being the son of a doctor and a intelligent teen, I’m sure you know that Insulin that’s used for treating people with type 1 diabetes is the one that comes from pigs.

    “So their might be Alternative for Muslims and Others who don’t eat pork!”…..so it’s better to use the latter than the former O.o?! Wow…. just wow!
    Dream I’m a Muslim – you keep saying that! I’m talking about the cure for diabetes what’s found in pigs; not eating pigs. Looks can be deceiving, so don’t try and like their not.

    • ANSWER:
      Too bad Mohammad believed in having sex with little girls but didn’t want anyone eating ham.

  12. QUESTION:
    What makes Dr. Faustman think that treating people with Diabetes with BCG will cure it?
    I understand she successfully cured Diabetes in mice but this treatment has already been studied in prior research and has been given as part of standard vaccinations to people in Europe. If anyone with a good background in science can explain why her method would be more advanced, that would be most appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      To respond to the second posting:
      Dr. Faustman used the well-known immune stimulant called CFA (complete Freuds Adjuvant) initially in her mice research. As you state, one can not use CFA in humans as it is not safe. However, you did not mention that she searched for an equivalent substance known to have the same stimulatory effect that she could use in humans. She found the generic, safe and readily available substance called BCG. She has publicly stated that she also used BCG in mice with the same original effects as CFA. The human trials are currently using BCG. Faustman has shown, along with other scientists from other labs, that these immune stimulants stimulate the production of TNF alpha in the body. It is also shown that in the presence of elevated TNF alpha levels, the targeted autoreactive T cells responsible for continually killing the islet cells die off.
      Dr. Faustman’s later experiments revealed that the role of islet regeneration may come from precursor cells in the spleen, or splenocytes. This belief has no part in whether her treatment will work in humans or not as she never planned to use these cells in her protocol. Dr. Faustman is attempting to eliminate the underlying autoimmune disease by first “selectively” killing off the autoreactive T cells while sparing healthy cells. Once the autoimmune cells are truly eliminated, it is believed and heavily supported by other research that regeneration of islet cells can occur even in those who have lived with diabetes for many years. Research has found that regeneration of islet cells may occur from existing islet cells in the pancreas, or from stem cells found in the pancreas, or what Faustman’s research has shown from one’s spleen. By the way, Dr. Faustman’s research showing regeneration of islet cells from splenocytes was replicated by an NIH group showing 100% replication results. In any case, Faustman and others believe that the ability of regeneration of islets can occur probably from different sources. However, it’s the elimination of the underlying autoimmune disease that may very well be the key for this to happen as a cure. The goal of Dr. Faustman’s project is to remove the disease with a safe substance so that the body can then have time to regenerate new islet cells.
      It is also important to point out that since Dr. Faustman’s discovery many human clinical trials in the field of blocking the autoimmune disease and regeneration have started. Most, if not all of these are recruiting only newly diagnosed patients. Most of these trials continue to use different immune suppressant drugs, some with a history of severe side effects when used for life threatening diseases like lymphomas. Not one of these human trials is attempting the selective removal of disease.
      Dr. Faustman’s phase I human clinical trial using BCG started in January of 2008 and is estimated to be completed this summer. Phase II of the human clinical trial is expected to start at the end of the year depending solely on funding.

      To answer the first posting:
      You are right when you say that other scientists in the past have used BCG in mice and even in human clinical trials. However, these human clinical trials only used “one vaccinated dose” of BCG while they looked for an end result of reversal of diabetes. They also did not know the mechanism of why BCG had an effect in mice but, proceeded to human clinical trials anyway.
      It is known from Dr. Faustman’s studies and others that BCG, as an immune stimulant, stimuates the natural production of TNF alpha in the body. In the presence of elevated TNF alpha levels, the targeted autoreactive T-cells (responsible for killing the islet cells) die. Dr. Faustman’s studies show that it will take “a lot more than one vaccinated dose” of BCG to show any sort of end result of reversing diabetes ( ie: decreased insulin doses or off of insulin totally).
      It is very important to mention that Faustman’s human clinical trial has the means of reliably measuring the killing off of these autoreactive T-cells with TNF alpha. Therefore, determining increased dosing of BCG has the best chance of being successful in phase II of her human clinical trail. Past BCG trials did not have this means.
      A good analogy is the use of antibiotics to treat an infection. Imagine if science only tried one dose of an antiobiotic to test its ability to clear an infection? We all know that it takes a lot more than 1 dose to see the end result of clearing that infection.

  13. QUESTION:
    Are there any alternative treatments/cures for Diabetes?
    In 1995 I suffered from acute pancreatitis. Surgeons removed 90% of my pancreas and this left me Type 2 diabetic. I was doing fine on pills until this past december my Endocrinologist decided to put me on Humulin R(about 15 units before meals) and and later on added Lantus(about 55 units 2x day) Insulins. In addition I’ve eaten healthier but I’ve gained about 20lbs. I really hate this and I want to get off insulin but doctors tell me that i had been using the pills (glyburide/metformin < and other variants of all these before that> and Actos) for too long and its not healthy for my liver. I’d prefer to not be on insulin dependency. I know there are stem cell studies and other research going on. But is there anything else I should be looking into ? Is insulin safe? The ingredients are horrific!
    Has anyone had success with other methods???
    I live in Arizona I’m a 44 year old male.
    Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      For type I and type II diabetics…

      I’ve found a wonderful book that will help you control your diabetes and minimize or even eliminate the complications. Some folks who became diabetic due to poor diet and obesity are effectively cured by following the advice in this book. I’m a type II, but it helps all types, especially those who became diabetic due to poor eating habits. It’s by an author who has really done his homework, Patrick Quillin, Phd. I have tried his suggestions and found them to be very helpful. I have no complications whatsoever and my blood sugar levels are quite stable. Yes, I still have to take Metformin (Glucophage) daily, but it’s the minimum dosage (500mg) and I only have to take it twice a day. I have been off Metformin for as much as a week, but this was with vigorous exercise. Many, what I call, non-hereditary type IIs (those that don’t have a recent relative who had it) have gotten off medication completely, just with diet, exercise, and supplements. So, in some instances, it most certainly can be ‘effectively’ cured.

      The book explains what’s going on in our system and what to do about it. It’s really easy and inexpensive. It’s basically diet, supplements and exercise. For example, did you know that cinnamon helps blood sugar absorbtion? It also controls cholesterol and triglycerides. This is according to the USDA: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/fnrb/fnrb0104.htm#pinch

      For men: Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction? I was. Yes, WAS. Now that everything’s under control, I’m able to have nearly normal sex again.

      Read more about it here:

      http://www.diabetesimprovement.com/

      I’ve also put together a little webpage highlighting some of the things I’ve learned here: http://www.geocities.com/seabulls69/Type_II_Diabetes.html

      Here’s another great health site with all kinds of general health information:

      http://www.chetday.com

  14. QUESTION:
    Current attainments in research on cures/treatments for type1 Diabetes?
    What the latest on things like stem cell transplants, artificial pancreases (or is the plural pancreai or something?!) and other new treatments. I’m type 1 but have been out of the circle for a few years, and have no idea on the latest developments. Are there any realistic timescales that scientists are giving for further developments?

    • ANSWER:
      In 2005 a 61 year old type 1 diabetic from uk was cured by having an islet cell transplant. Healthy islet cells are taken from pancreases from dead or living donors and injected into the patients liver, they then develop their own blood supply and begin to produce insulin.

  15. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms, cures, and treatments for diabetes?
    diabetes type 2, or 1 what ever?

    • ANSWER:
      What Is It?
      Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition in which the body cannot successfully convert sugar into energy for tissue and organ cells. A person with diabetes will have abnormally high levels of blood sugar, especially after consuming starchy foods like rice, potatoes, and bread. Diabetes can affect both men and women at any age. Even children can develop cases of diabetes. There are three types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and type 3.

      Types
      Type 1 diabetes occurs as a result of an autoimmune condition. The pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, and as a result, glucose builds up in the bloodstream. It is unknown what causes type 1 diabetes.

      Genetics, viruses, and autoimmune conditions can cause type 1 diabetes to occur. With type 2 diabetes, a person’s fat, liver, and muscle tissue do not respond properly to insulin. As a result, the pancreas produces more and more insulin while sugar builds up in the blood at the same time. Type 2 diabetes is related to genetics, diet, exercise, and obesity. Type 3 diabetes occurs when the brain signals insulin production to stop, resulting in damage to the brain cells and central nervous system.

      Symptoms & Warning Signs
      The most common symptoms are frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased fluid intake. Other symptoms include blurred vision, feelings of irritability, severe fatigue, unexpected weight loss, feelings of extreme hunger, irritation of the skin in the genital area, and slower healing of superficial wounds. Weight loss tends to be seen most commonly with Type 1 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, the symptoms for type 2 diabetes develop very slowly.

      Causes & Risk Factors
      The exact cause of diabetes is unclear, but several risk factors are evident. People are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes if they eat a diet that is high in fat, are overweight, or have a family history of diabetes. Age is also a risk factor.

      Prevention & Treatment
      Patients can prevent type 2 diabetes by following a well balanced diet and by maintaining a regular exercise routine. Patients of type 1 diabetes may need to take insulin injections. Treatment may also be necessary for complications including heart problems, kidney failure, pancreas problems, and infections.

      Tests & Diagnosis
      A urinalysis is the first level of testing and can show glucose levels in addition to how fat is broken down. Blood glucose tests (fasting and non-fasting) can provide a more detailed breakdown of whether the person has diabetes.

      There are so far no cures for diabetes.

  16. QUESTION:
    By alkaline treatment without any medicine diabetes become under control in Naturopathy. Why can’g try?
    There is a Naturopathy Clinic in Kalamuri, a remote village near Moonnupeedika in Trichur District, Kerala, India. I have personal experience of many patients from near and far have got cured Diabetes only due to alkaline treatment and food control. Difficult to believe but true.

    • ANSWER:
      That’s not at all difficult for me to believe, .. but thanks for sharing that here. Such awareness needs to be shared with the public.

      The modern processed and refined food diet has created an epidemic of diabetes here in the US. … and the acid promoting and quality nutrient lacking effects of such a diet are responsible for more illness than just diabetes. … Perhaps India can inform it’s people and turn things around before it gets worse there.

  17. QUESTION:
    Cure for Diabetes Type II drinking green juices?
    I am told that drinking juices of green leafy vegetables for 30 days can actually cure type II diabetes. Has anyone tried and proved this treatment?
    The ‘Queen has Spoken” is NOT answering my question. I really want to know if anyone has tried out this treatment or not.

    • ANSWER:
      One all natural thing you can do to control your sugar is take Cinnamon supplements. You need to make sure that it’s NOT Cassia Cinnamon, but Ceylon Cinnamon (true Cinnamon). It is a little harder to find in the United States than Cassia Cinnamon is, but well worth it if you can find some. NOW vitamins puts out an an authentic Ceylon Cinnamon supplement. You will be amazed at something so natural and good for you will control your sugar. Many people with Type II Diabetes and blood sugar problems swear by it.

      I’ve read that Neem supplements are also highly effective.

  18. QUESTION:
    Did you know these things about diabetes?
    - Diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar. It is genetic.
    - Craving sugar and/or junk food is not a sign of diabetes development.
    - Type one diabetes is not a ‘worse’ form of the disease, it is a variant.
    - Type one diabetes and type two diabetes are generally very different. Type one diabetics cannot produce insulin on their own and type two diabetics cannot process the insulin they produce correctly anymore.
    - Every diabetic has a different treatment plan for their disease, so there is no universally ‘diabetic friendly’ food. Always ask your diabetic friend or loved one what they would prefer to eat or if there is anything they should avoid.
    - Sugar free does not necessarily mean that a diabetic can just eat it without having a negative effect on their blood sugar. Sugar free chocolate is a good example of this as it contains carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are what diabetics are actually supposed to be watching for.
    - We can usually eat things that contain sugar.
    - Diabetes is actually a very serious disease and is hard to manage.
    - It is not easier to be on insulin. It is not ‘worse’ to be on insulin.
    - There is no cure for diabetes, only treatment.
    - Diabetes does not ‘go away’.
    - Having to pee a lot is not always a symptom of diabetes.
    Douglas – brittle diabetes is an old term. Also, unless you’ve actually had to live with diabetes yourself (not helped a family member with it) you have no idea how difficult it is.

    Example: with my insulin pump I have to figure out a correct basal rate (or constant stream of insulin). That number can change if I get sick, exercise, or body just decides to be difficult. Then I have to figure out the bolus (amount I take to make up for food) and I base that on a 10:1 carbohydrate ratio. However, the carb amounts given out by food makers or restaurants are not always correct so I may run high. Certain foods, also, can just plain mess with your blood sugar. It is dealing with a constant scale that you must keep perfectly balanced in order to stay healthy.

    Honestly, if you think diabetes is ‘easy’ then you must be doing something wrong.

    • ANSWER:
      With regard to what Kathleen said, did you also know diabetes is one of the few diseases where patients are blamed for any negative outcome yet the drug is often praised for the positives. When was the last time you heard a cancer sufferer get told it was their fault they were going to die because they hadn’t taken their drugs properly? Yet this happens all the time to diabetics. I quote:
      ‘Unmanaged, mismanaged, or poorly managed diabetes is the number one cause of renal failure, requiring dialysis. This does not imply fault on the part of the endocrinologist but often the patient’s own failure to comply with diet and treatment.’
      What is ignored here is that it also implies fault on the diabetes, if the diabetes wasn’t present the patient would have done nothing wrong so why do people feel it acceptable to blame the patient for their illness not the disease as would happen with other diseases. Diabetes isn’t a choice

  19. QUESTION:
    Could this be possible ?Chili extract a possible Cure for diabetes?
    Chili Extract A Possible Cure for Diabetes
    Scientists have discovered that after injecting capsaicin, a chili extract, insulin levels increased and restored blood glucose levels to normal virtually overnight. This discovery of the role for sensory nerves in diabetes opens door to new treatment strategies.

    • ANSWER:
      Again, there is NO CURE for type 2 diabetes with possibly one exception – testosterone replacement therapy.

      Anything else is just ‘another’ treatment.

      The only cure for a type 1 and 1.5 is a pancreas transplant (right now).

      To be cured of any diabetes, such a cure must be able to do all of the following:

      1) Be able to eat absolutely anything you want
      2) Eat whenever your want.
      3) Eat as much as you want
      4) Have blood sugars between 70 & 100 at all times, even after eating.
      5) Require no ongoing diabetic treatments of ANY kind after the initial treatment.
      6) Not require any form of exercise or any ‘regular’ consumption of anything at any time.

      All of this with total impunity related to blood sugar levels.

      The greatest hope for a cure lies with stem cell research.

      No oral food can cure a ‘dead’ pancreas, like in type 1 diabetics.

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the natural cure for Diabetes and Multiple sclerosis?
    You always hear about natural cures for diseases, but you never hear of what they are or even the treatments. I’ve heard there is a natural cure for Herpes, diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, and hypertension, but no one ever seems to know what they are, or where they can be found. I have even read that book ‘Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About’ by Kevin Trudeau and he just beats around the bush. Is there anyone out there with solid evidence and answers?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sure that if there was solid evidence backed by real proof of natural cures for diseases that _many_ healthcare professionals would be talking about them, they would be in respected journals, even the so-called ‘evil’ pharmaceutical companies would be manufacturing ‘enhanced’, ‘safer’, ‘more effective’ natural cures. Just look at all the various companies that make different kinds of Vitamin C, Rosehips, Iron pills, and the like for your local grocery store.

      IMHO, I think you’re best bet is to work with a professional doctor.

      ===============
      Be cautious when referencing Kevin Trudeau’s “Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About.” Do a little reading on this guy, then decide for yourself. Personally, I think he’s a huckster out to make a buck using ridiculous claims backed by pseudo-science and possibly outright untruths .. but that’s just my opinion .. and some other people like doctors, respected journalists, etc.

      Analysis of Kevin Trudeau’s “Natural Cures” Infomercial (2004) by Stephen Barrett, M.D.

      http://www.infomercialwatch.org/tran/trudeau.shtml

      Wikipedia entry

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_Cures_%22They%22_Don’t_Want_You_To_Know_About

      Kevin Trudeau Banned from Infomercials

      http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/09/trudeaucoral.htm

      20/20 Report “King Con? Bestselling Author Selling Questionable Cures to the Desperate and Gullible”

      http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1527774

      Skeptic’s Dictionary

      http://skepdic.com/trudeau.html

  21. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for diabetes in Cuba ?
    i need an exact website or info on this..ive heard of many treatments and special cures in Cuba..

    thanks

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there any research to cure AIDS through Stem Cell Treatment?
    I heard that we can cure or control Diabetes,Cancer and some heart failure using stem cells,But What about AIDS?

    http://stemcelltreatments.blogspot.com

    • ANSWER:
      well aids is a retro virus and if we can find a way for stem cells to replicate T cells we might have an option. but that is pretty far away right now.

  23. QUESTION:
    Analyse this case and discus the ethical issues involved.?
    Robert Jones, a 3 week old baby is in the neonatal intensive he has been diagnosed
    with Type one diabetes. The doctors advise his parents that they believe that Robert’s
    interests would be best served by using the latest therapeutic cloning methods to cure
    his diabetes. This treatment would require the destruction of a fertilized ova in order to
    get the T cells needed for the treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      There are several ways people will look at it; you will have your religious followers telling you that it is murder. Then you will have your scientific aspects telling you it is not a life. Truly this is really a hard question to answer, because A) it involves a life that will have never had the chance to live
      B) On the other hand it could be a breakthrough for abolishing the diesease as a whole possibly. In in this circumstance I would would say that this would be considered a sacrafice because it is for the sake of saving many many lives. As opposed to life that is not truly developed. Unless of course they are referring to destroying a full term baby then of course that would be some thing that I could not agree to. If we are talking embroyos less a heart then I truly believe it is okay. It is research if the fetus has a developed heartbeat then no. This is a very very tough call and it would be considered a touchy subject. I think the whole clonging thing; (i.e) cloning a sheep is messing with nature,and there are reprecussions to be sought. You are messing with god, but again God is a forgiving person and if he see’s this is purely to benifit the lives of others he would more then over look this procedure. This is by far one of the most intersting and excellent questions I have come across so far. I will definately be giving you a star on this questions and definately be interested in see others answers.

  24. QUESTION:
    I reccentlly got a message of water treatment for BP, diabetes etc..to be taken early morning. Is it true ?
    The water treatment in question prescribes 4 x 160ml glasses of water every morning when waking but before washing the treeth. Then brush the teeth, and 45 minutes later one can drink or eat normally.
    This procedure will cure the diseases of the sick and others can enjoy healthy life if taken during:
    30 days for Blood Pressure and Diabetes
    10 days for Gastric and constipation
    90 days for TB
    180 days for cancer.
    I feel this too good to be true. Although I have nothing to loose in following the treatment, I wonder whether this is based on some scientific or medical research.
    I will appreciate your views
    Kassahoun

    • ANSWER:
      Water is good for us all, but it can’t cure everything!

      If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And in this situation, I’d say it definitely is bogus.

      It’s always a good idea to drink water though!

  25. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been treated and cured for diabetes by a homeopathic physican?
    Checking into homeopathic treatment for diabetes. Have contacted a physician who claims success in treating diabetics. If anyone has been treated successfully by a homeopathic doctor I would like to hear from you.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for Diabetes. Period. The only thing you will be cured of is excess weight in your wallet.

  26. QUESTION:
    Could someone outline the types of diabetes and treatments and the signs and symptoms?
    I know diabetes can’t be cured but whether it’s injections or tablets etc. Thanks!
    No it’s not homework. My dad thinks that he might have diabetes and I’m worried that I could have it too so I just want to know a little bit more about it.

    • ANSWER:
      This isn’t something I normally do when answering diabetes questions but the ADA (American Diabetes Association) has a great and easy to use website that should answer all of your questions. If it doesn’t you can call them or see if there is a local diabetes support group in your area. If either of you are diagnosed with diabetes be sure to contact a local support group, you’ll be glad you did.

  27. QUESTION:
    how do you feel about the cure for diabetes possibly being found??
    Massive discovery. Stunned scientists cure diabetes in mice overnight!
    Quote

    Diabetes breakthrough
    Toronto scientists cure disease in mice

    Font: * * * * Tom Blackwell, National Post
    Published: Friday, December 15, 2006
    In a discovery that has stunned even those behind it, scientists at a Toronto hospital say they have proof the body’s nervous system helps trigger diabetes, opening the door to a potential near-cure of the disease that affects millions of Canadians.

    Diabetic mice became healthy virtually overnight after researchers injected a substance to counteract the effect of malfunctioning pain neurons in the pancreas.

    “I couldn’t believe it,” said Dr. Michael Salter, a pain expert at the Hospital for Sick Children and one of the scientists. “Mice with diabetes suddenly didn’t have diabetes any more.”

    The researchers caution they have yet to confirm their findings in people, but say they expect results from human studies within a year or so. Any treatment that may emerge to help at least some patients would likely be years away from hitting the market.

    • ANSWER:
      The cure for diabetes has already been found and this ain’t it. If I was in smacking range of Dr. Salty he’d already be on the ground. Diabetes is an autoimmune condition. If you have an autoimmune condition then you know that you don’t have it because your nervous system started it, you have it because your nervous system is responding to it. “It” in this case being mutated cells in your pancreas called islets of Langerhans. Some theories hold,(and I happen to agree with them, so they’re right.) that these cells become mutated from different types of inoculations. So stop injecting yourself with poisons and diabetes will stop. Simple.

  28. QUESTION:
    Why do doctors think that finding a cure for type 2 diabetes is more important then finding a cure for type 1?
    i had a doctor come in to my class today and non stop talk about how they were in pursuit of finding a cure for type 2 diabetes. Im of course glad to hear that, but what about type one. Ive had type one for about 10 years now and i havent heard about any new treatments other then stem cells, and the pump. why? type one is way worse then type 2

    • ANSWER:
      Type 2 affects a greater % of the population and is preventable. By educating people about t2 diabetes it is hoped that the rate of diagnoses and diabetes related complications will eventually go down. Type 1 on the other hand is unpreventable and affects a small amount of the population.

      On the plus side, many of the advancements for t1 have occurred because of the rise in t2. Improvements in glucose monitors, insulin etc are more profitable for companies to invest in if there is a large part of the population who needs them.

  29. QUESTION:
    what are the prospect on a cure of type 2 diabetes in the near future?
    how close are we to finding a cure and how long would you estimate? if so, what types of treatments are there that might be available? does legalization of stems cell research have an effect? sorry for too many questions on a cure, but just curious on its progress. i hope it’s soon, for the sake of someone close to me.

    • ANSWER:
      What the heck is “Murse Dan” talking about? Insulin uptake and resistance occurs at the tissue level, not in the blood or the pancreas.

      If this guy is in the health field, I’m scared.

      Anyway, the best hope for curing T2 diabetes is prevention, both at the genetic level and the lifestyle level.

  30. QUESTION:
    How do i cure body rashes that result from diabetes. I also experience body itching.?
    My diabetes was diagnosed about 12 years ago. Since then I have treated the diabetes with diamicron and the rashes with diprosone cream. I am not down sick. Infact am strong, apart from occasional weakness.The rashes are widespread and respond to treatment sometimes but refuse to go completely.I dont know what to do. Thanks for your useful answer.

    • ANSWER:
      As a healthcare provider I can tell you that diprosone won’t do it. As a diabetic it is common to get yeast infections on your skin. Particularly in the folds or where it is dark and damp. And this is only a guess on my part not having seen you. Lotrisone, mycostatin cream can be bought over the counter and will work better if this is what this is. You may need a dermatology consult. And I am wondering how controled your blood sugars are.

  31. 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.

  32. QUESTION:
    My cat has been diagnosised with ecoli in her bladder. Treatments? Cure? Hope? She’s still young!?
    She is overweight and has type 2 diabetes. She is (now) on a diet as prescribed by the vet, and is on medications to lower her blood sugars. So far her infection has been resistant to Clavimox, and the vet is giving her a 25% chance of coming through ok. I’ve tried to find info online but there don’t seem to be many sources, so if anyone has any ideas for getting her through this, I would really appreciate it. Come to think of it, so would she!

    She’s about 5 years old, we think (she’s a rescue kitty!) and this is the first time she’s shown any type of poor health. She’s still very affectionate and doesn’t seem to be in any pain, but obviously I want her healthy and around for several more years!

    Any insite, suggestions, alternatives etc, would be very welcome.

    Thank you,
    Rachel

    • ANSWER:
      Being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection is not a death sentence. The test (which was a culture and sensitivity of the urine )to determine that your cat was resistant to Clavamox should have also told you what antibiotic would be effective against e-coli. Your veterinarian should have switched antibiotics. From my experience the antibiotic Baytril works well for e-coli infections. As far as the type II diabetes most cats do well with proper management of the blood sugar and continued medication. If anything else maybe you should get a second opinion.

  33. QUESTION:
    Has anyone been cured of diabetes using the treatments of Dr. Sebi?
    HAS ANYONE BEEN CURED OF DIABETES USING THE TREATMENTS OF DR. SEBI? RECENTLY HEARD OF THIS MAN AND WANTED TO KNOW IF HIS TREATMENTS FOR DIABETES REALLY WORKED.

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. Sebi truly believes in his work with “Electric” foods. It is extremely harsh to discount something you do not understand. I for one believe he is on to something. Check out this web page and you will be able to read more about the Dr and even find links to the Fig Tree and information about his clinic in Honduras!

      http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/251811/electric_foods_can_cure_aids_asthma.html

  34. QUESTION:
    Human-Cow hybrid?
    Cytoplasmic hybrids. Scientist are being allowed to develop the hybrid embryo in the search to develop new cells and find a cure for disease such as dementia, diabetes etc. I Have to say that I feel uneasy about this direction. I understand the need for better treatments and cure for these diseases, but in my opinion this seems like a step too far. What are your thoughts on this subject, and do any of you have relatives or loved ones who suffer from dementia or diabetes etc. Is it a case that you would be willing to try anything to find a cure/ treatment, or do you think that it is a step to far?
    thanks for all the answers so far, keep them coming.

    Moshe n, please don’t be so quick to label me, in fact i was watching BBC news, it was their lead story.

    • ANSWER:
      Its always very difficult to try and make advances and keep it simple. There are certain words that are very emotive. Embryo being one of them. Print that in a newspaper and ears prick up. Print Cytoplasmic hybrid and it could be a new type of rose. I must lean toward advancement. We’re talking cellular level here. In answer to your informed and intelligent question, I believe that the ethics behind this are sound. Remember that applications to do work in this and other areas have been objected to and those objections have been upheld and work has stopped. So I think our professional and legal bodies do have a bit of a concience. Relatives or loved ones?
      My old dad dosn’t know what day it is anymore.

  35. QUESTION:
    can alternate treatments like Ayurveda, homeopathy cure diseases incurable by allopathy?
    Because people say that they have been cured of dangerous diseases by these alternate systems of medicines whereas allopathy says that there is no permanent cure is possible for certain diseases like diabetes and with medication, they can be under control.

    • ANSWER:
      It really depends on who you ask.

      If you ask a biased allopath, the answer will be an authoritative resounding NO.
      If you ask someone that works in one of these fields, the answer will generally be a yes.

      As a result, you can’t really depend on any party giving you reliable information, and your best shot is to just trust first hand experience (which is also why so many people now swear by alternative therapies).

      For give or take every medical condition, multiple ways to cure it exist, so in many ways it’s just a question of picking what’s pragmatic for your case.
      I tend to avoid western therapies since they cost more and are much more damaging/invasive (and prone to secondary complications). The argument is also given that it is not designed to work with chronic disease (which is in many ways true).

      As far as the specific methods go; I don’t know very much about ayerveda, and I’m not a huge fan of it, homeopathy really seems to vary depending on how well the homeopath diagnoses the patient (but if that hurdle is cleared homeopathy gets amazing results), and Chinese medicine at this point in time is still greatly ahead of western medicine, especially in regards to musculoskeletal problems (where the standard remedy is surgery….that doesn’t really work).

      Hope that helps!

  36. QUESTION:
    Do you think your medical system should be so focused on what not to cover you for?
    Reasons you’ll not be insured in the US:

    Had cover through company plan, were covered for an illness, moved to another company with moratorium underwriting, illness no longer covered.

    As above, the girl had cancer. Adding to that, Diabetes, Lupus and a host of other diseases automatically preclude someone ever getting insurance cover even for accidents.

    Company not paying it’s bills.

    Plan does not cover what ails you.

    Reported claim incorrectly.

    No money.

    Forgot to / were not informed of renewal date and missed it. Pre-existing conditions likely reinstated.

    Treatment does not reach your deductible level.

    And so on. Many reasons that have nothing to do with laziness.

    Reasons you’ll not be covered in Canada:

    No cure/treatment invented

    Not a Canadian

    Shouldn’t your system be trying to find ways to cure you instead of loopholes to exclude you from treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      The problem is your premise. Health Insurance is not Health Care. Insurance is a financial tool to protect your financial assets. It all got seriously skewed by Government intervention. The answer is to end all the stupid government regulations and allow insurance companies to provide whatever level of coverage their customers find appropriate. Costs are out of control because we are forcing insurance on people at levels that are inappropriate. For instance, a policy that covers doctors visits, prescription drugs and regular screening is expensive and totally unnecessary for people in good health under 40 years old. But even an 18 year old in his first job gets this level of coverage when what he really needs is a simple catastrophic care plan that only covers hospitalization for serious disease or injury. He does not need coverage he will not use.

      BTW-you forgot to include two more reasons you not be covered in Canada: treatment is exists but is too expensive, you may die waiting for treatment.

      *

  37. QUESTION:
    Questions About Diabetes?
    1.What are the causes of it.

    2.How is it spread.

    3.What are the symptoms.

    4.How is diagnosed.

    5.What ethnic groups and gender does it affect.

    6.How the it affects the body.

    7.What are statistical chances of contracting, developing, and/or inheriting.

    8.What are the treatments/cures.

    Thank You!

    • ANSWER:

  38. QUESTION:
    I wonder if this could be a cure for diabetes.?
    OK SO HERE GOES. I have been diabetic type whatever I am for three years now. I have done massive amounts of research and came to the conclusion that diabetes is curable right now. I have spent the last three years figuring this out and I want some feed back as to what some might think:

    This would be the generalized procedure I tried to make it as non invasive as possible.

    Step 1: Haemopoietic Stem Cell Extraction.

    Bone marrow contains Haemopoietic Stem Cells that the body regenerates. They are used to create red blood cells and released during emergencies to hasten the repair of tissue damage and expedites the healing process in extreme situations. Extract the bone marrow and use a process to separate the stem cells from the marrow.

    2. Injection into area: ISLETS OF LANGERHANS : of the pancreas.

    Take your newly acquired stem cells and have them injected into your this area of your pancreas to have your Islet cells repaired. The Islet cells create the ever important BETA CELLS, they manage sugars in the blood by releasing Insulin.

    3. Sever all ability to feel pain in the pancreas region.

    Disable the Neuro-Peptide that receives outward stimulus and converts it to a pain signal and sends the signal to the brain. Disabling the pain receptors in the pancreas will benefit the diabetic patient by eliminating inflammation. Reducing the inflammation to the area will allow the cells to thrive and regenerate quicker.

    So here is an answer to some questions that may arise.

    1. Stem Cells aren’t allowed to be used.

    Not true. The issue of stem cells has always been a humanitarian one. It was argued that stem cells were harvested from live fetus’ and yes that is inhumane treatment of a human life. But this has to do with informed consent and the willingness of the patient to undergo the procedure. Since the stem cells belong to the patient there is no humanitarian issue as the patient has chosen to undergo the procedure and has been informed of the risks involved. The stem cells harvested would be only used for the intended purpose of organ restructuring and intense tissue damage repair.

    2. The issue of rejection risk.

    The risk is not even within the realm of likely. The fact that the Haemopoietic Stem Cells were specifically extracted from the marrow of the patient. Donor match is 100% likely…Rejection 0% likely.

    3. Legal Issues

    There are legal issues that prevent such procedures at times and in some states however if a patient has been properly informed of the risks and has consented and signed the waiver for the procedure there are no legal issues to be concerned with.

    Okay. Now that I have presented my theory here, I would like to know if anyone has something to add.

    Does it sound like a good procedure to build off of?

    • ANSWER:
      you know, it really wouldn’t hurt to pound the door of the american diabetes association until they patched you thru to a doc that could tell you why this wouldn’t work… my hunch is as with most diseases/disorders… genetic is the way to go… whats to stop this from reoccuring.. good luck with this, and truley if its buggin you, go for it… einstein didn’t let people who called him retarded stand in his way…

  39. QUESTION:
    Cure for Diabetes, AIDS, All types of Cancer..please let me know feedback.?
    If an initial treatment will not work switch the defense, ie chemo, music therapy, dance therapy, prayer, hrbs, medicine………keep the offense occupied and blocked. HIV involves decoy starin virus what if we injected the person with a decoy for the HIV decoy that is…rush out a defender hustle like the defender was beat then Bruce Bowen comes out of nowhere and blocks the shot. BASKETBALL IS LIFE THE REST IS DETAILS *wink*. 23

    • ANSWER:
      The is a cure for cancer and diabetes. Check out www.hacres.com

  40. QUESTION:
    What is diabetes?is there any cure for it?
    my dad is suffering from diabetis from the past 10yrs.he takes regular medicines and insulin injection daily..but now a days,his health is worrying us..he’s becoming angry for silly reasons..he’s short tempered man.but becoming annoying now a days.he’s taking treatment in nice hospital but i’m still worried abt his health.we had to go vacation but we cancelled it due to sudden change in his health..i’m totally worried and afraid for his health.i love my dad very much.he’s the backbone to my family…

    why still there is no cure for this disease?
    Does it effects their children in the future if any one of parents have diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      I hope his health recovers soon. Anyway diabetics is not a disease . It is the malfunction of insulins in body. There are no cure but believe it not. My dad has it from 3 years. But he never takes any insulins he, is healthy. The reason behind this is yoga. Whic is the powerful medicine can ever get. Only thing is your father should decide to do yoga. This will shorely help him. I promise and Iam a guarantee….. Oh oh dont worry . Even my father always scolds me and i hate him…….. But you are good one . Even though your father is harsh you love him. Thats good :-)

  41. QUESTION:
    Please score and criticize my sample SAT essay?
    Is the world changing for the better?

    The world is changing rapidly every day in science, history, and culture. Technological and scientific advances are especially changing the world. Although not perfect, the ongoing advancements in computers and medicine are changing the world for the better.
    Technological advances are seen in everyday like. From cars to computers, advancements towards technology have made the daily lives of people easier. They have provided people with faster ways to perform daily routines and jobs. Vehicles transport people to and from school or work. Factories quickly speed up everything from communication to rocket take-offs. The copious amounts of new technology available each day makes people’s lives easier even though there are those who misuse it by hacking, cyber bullying, and terrorizing. The benefits outweigh the malice because technology ultimately helps make the world a better place.
    Science in the medical field also helps people and makes their lives easier. The discoveries of plants and chemicals each day lead doctors and scientists to novel cures and treatments for the plethora of diseases and disorders in the worlds. These advancements in medicine benefit all people, because everyone is either sick or acquainted with someone who is sick. Today hemophiliacs can receive regular blood transfusions and live a normal, healthy life. Patients with diabetes can monitor their insulin levels and treat high or low glucose with medicine and a healthy lifestyle. Although it may seem trivial, illnesses such as influenza or the common cold are much more preventable and treatable than they were centuries ago. Although there is no cure for cancer yet, there are treatments which help patients cope with their sickness and live healthier and longer. However, with the extent of the world’s advancements and the continuance of increasing knowledge, there will soon be a cure for every disease and disorder, as well as all of the world’s problems.

    • ANSWER:

  42. QUESTION:
    Type 2 Diabetes–The Cause??
    What is the actual cause of type 2 Diabetes?
    I am looking for information on a scientific study that proves the cause.
    PLEASE GIVE ME THE NAME AND WEB ADDRESS OF THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY.

    I am not looking for a description of the disease.
    I am not looking for someones opinion.
    I am not looking for your opinion on what causes the disease.
    I am not looking for information about the prevention of the disease.
    I am not looking for information on the treatment of Diabetes.
    I am not looking for the cure.
    I am looking for the actual cause.
    I would like the url of the scientific study that proves the cause.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no definitive cause or cure.

      Here are the links to actual journals:

  43. QUESTION:
    I am looking for any organizations that help find a cure or raise awareness for diabetes?
    I am a 19 year old young lady from Zimbabwe but currently live here in USA, I recently started my own organization to help African women with a lot and have partnered up with a number of organizations but that’s not my main focus right now. My father was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago, my grandma died from it and so did my uncle a few days ago. In Africa people are not aware of diabetes and do not have a lot of treatment for it so I am looking for people who would like to work with me and raise awareness in Africa and perhaps gather up some care packages to send to people. If you know any organizations i can volunteer with or any people willing to help please let me know.

    • ANSWER:
      The American Diabetes Association

  44. QUESTION:
    Antoher treatments of cure the symptoms of fybromyalgia?
    One of my parents is ill cuz fybromialgia.So i need their help of methods that can help for her pain.At first of all she doesnt make effect Lyrica or that stuff,i know that you re not doctros(for those who think it) but i need something to make her feel better because the medications like ibuprofen or naproxen dosnt make much effect.This disease depends about the humidity??.Please help with some homeopatic stuff cuz want to know if i am right of what i do (make massages,you know).And one last thing.The diabetes depends with fybromialgia too??
    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Here is a great site on fibromyalgia you should look at with your parent,,, it’s the best I’ve seen on the web

      http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/fibromyalgia/DS00079

      and it’s not the humidity it’s the change in pressure when storms come around

      You can also use this link,, it’s the Nat’l Institute of Health’s on fibro

      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000427.htm

      There is a drug called Neurontin that has been found very effective in patients with fibromyalgia

      Here ia another really good alternative health site that will help. Good luck

      http://health.discovery.com/centers/althealth/althealth.html

      AND NO,,, INSULIN SHOTS ARE NOT PART OF THE TRREATMENT FOR FIBROMYALGIA

  45. QUESTION:
    can anyone answer this questions about diabetes?
    answer this questions if you know about diabetes and if u do answer please leave your phone number or ur email because its a requirement for our i search project.

    1). How do you know if a patient has diabetes?
    2). what signs do you look for to check for diabetes?
    3). If a patient has diabetes what is the treatment?
    4). How often do you suggest diabetic patients test their blood sugar?
    5). Do you treat diabetics yourself or do you send them to Diabetes educator?
    6). what kids of food is good to eat if you are diabetic?
    7). Do people with diabetes eat frequently like sugary stuffs?
    8). Is there any kind of cure for diabetes?
    9). How often do people with diabetes need to go to the doctor?
    10). Is it possible for people with diabetes to have a heart attack?
    11). How often do they take insulin?

    • ANSWER:
      1). there are several different tests to check for diabetes. The most simple is a “2-hour post prandial blood sugar” test… basically, you eat a meal, 2 hours later, they check your blood sugar via a finger prick… TA-DA all done. Another test is a glucose tolerance test in which you ingest a certain amount of a liquid at the doctor and they check your blood sugar levels at intervals to monitor how your body responds.
      2.) Common symptoms are Frequent urination, Excessive thirst, Extreme hunger, Unusual weight loss, Increased fatigue, Irritability, Blurry vision
      3.) It depends on the type of diabetes:

      First off, there are two types of diabetes.

      Type 1 (aka juvenile diabetes)– Is caused solely by genetics. While you might not necessarily have a family history of it, it is still genetic. It is not caused by weight gain or eating habits. Though it is often referred to as juvenile diabetes and usually occurs in children, teens, and young adults, it can develop at any age. In a type 1 diabetic, their body’s pancreas does not produce insulin or produces very little. (insulin is a hormone which is released when you eat and keeps your blood sugar levels balanced.) Treatment is usually daily insulin injections or using an insulin pump along with carefully monitoring your carbohydrate intake.

      Type 2 (aka adult onset diabetes)– Is usually brought on by obesity or unhealthy eating habits. Contrary to the name, in the last several years due to the increase in childhood obesity, it has been showing up in kids as well as adults. Type two diabetes is when the pancreas still produces insulin, but the body does not know how to use it. Treatment is usually a medication in pill form which helps the body absorb and use the insulin it produces.

      4.) At least 6 times a day. Once when waking, before they eat anything, once before bed, and anytime they feel that their blood sugar might be too high or too low.
      5.) none, I’m not a doctor. My younger sister has been a type 1 diabetic for over 10 years and I’ve done quite a bit of research. She does see an endocrinologist and has met on various occasions with a diabetes educator and a nutritionist.
      6.) Diabetics can eat any kind of food, they just need to make sure they eat the right amount and take the right amount of insulin or other medication.
      7.) Yes, this includes sweets. Like I said, they just need to watch the amounts and make sure they take their medicine.
      8.) No, there is no actual cure YET, but there has been a lot of progress with treatment and an eventual cure is not unlikely. Many Type 1 diabetics now use an insulin pump rather than multiple daily injections of insulin. A pump is basically a small cell phone sized device which holds insulin and is attached via a small tube/catheter. The catheter is inserted with a needle, the needle is removed and the tubing stays. The pump gives a basil dose (very small amount) of insulin constantly throughout the day and when the diabetic eats, they use buttons on the pump to give the correct dosage of insulin. Without a pump, a diabetic has to eat a certain amount of food on a set schedule every day. When on a pump, they are typically not on a schedule and their only food requirements are that they eat three meals a day. Researchers are also very close to a breakthrough in developing an artificial pancreas which would monitor blood sugar levels and automatically give the right amount of insulin.
      9.) A diabetic should typically see a doctor once or twice a year and get their A1C levels and other bloodwork checked at least 4 times a year, possibly every month depending on the patient and the doctor.
      10.) Yes. Anyone can have a heart attack. Diabetics are actually at a higher risk for heart disease and therefore are at a higher risk for a heart attack.
      11.) If they are type 2, then possibly never. In type 1 taking injections, typically 3-4 times a day, but it depends on the patient. If they are type 1 and on a pump, then it can vary day to day; basically any time they’re going to eat or anytime their blood sugar is too high, but they should never take insulin more often than every 2 hours, because it takes that long for the 1st dose to take effect and they don’t want to get too much.

      email: pandabear08@hotmail.com

      make sure they put diabetes question in the subject line so i don’t delete it as spam

      I hope this helped!

      You can also visit www.jdrf.org for more information. They have a lot of good info and a support team who you can email with questions and will get back to you within 48 hours.

  46. QUESTION:
    Do you think that Black Seed Oil can be used as a treatment for HIV/AIDS?
    I AM SORRY THAT THIS IS LONG, BUT PLEASE READ

    I am currently doing research about Black Seeds. It is also known as Black Coriander or Black Caraway seeds. It is know that Black Seeds can cure/treat many medical ailments.

    Well in my Biology class, we were learning about adaptation, and an example is the AIDS virus. When ever this one perosn took the medication, it seemed that somehow the virus would adapt to it. Well since I have heard of Black Seed, and I have done some research, I was wondering if it can treat HIV/AIDS. I know that it may not completley cure it, or that you need to take this for a while to see results, i was just wondering about the possibilities.

    Based on this info, what do you think? Any comments will be accepted. It would help me if you cite your information (if you can).

    -Black seed unquestionably has a positive and stabilizing effect on the human immune system which . Moreover, since diseases are the result of defective immune systems, it is fair to assume that the beneficial effects go beyond skin disorders and allergies. Since the immune system has a direct or indirect effect on all the systems of the body, when you are infected by any disease, the power of the immunity system affects the cure of this disease.

    -Black seed is a safe and effective herb that can be used by almost anyone. No irritations or side effects are caused when the right dose is correctly applied. Its benefits are obtained through consistent use,the effects are medium to long term. Diabetes is useful in the treatment of diabetes mellitus or diabetes caused by an allergy. However it is recommended that the treatment be supervises because Black seed does lower blood sugar levels. Black seed should not be taken by pregnant women if their wombs are sensitive

    -Mahfouz and El-Dakhakhny, prominent Egyptian researchers isolated the active principle nigellone from Black Seed’s essential oil in 1959. There are over 100 different chemical components in the seed.

    Nigella and melatin are two ingredients in Black Seed that contribute greatly to its highly diversified powers. These substances work together to provide the digestive benefits that have been revered in Black Seed. They also promote cleansing and assist with overall eliminating action.

    Two of the most volatile oils found in Black seed are nigellone and thymoquinone which were fist discovered in the herb in 1985. Nigellone offers both anti-spasmodic and bronchodilating properties which contribute to Black Seed’s potency against respiratory ailments. It also acts as an antihistamine which helps to reduce the negative symptoms of allergy sufferers. Thymoquinone contains excellent anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. It is also a strong anti-oxidant and helps cleanse the body of toxins. Both nigellone and thymoquinone work in conjunction with one another to enhance Black Seed’s action against respiratory ailments. It also provides a healthy alternative to the more commonly prescribed cortisone based therapies used by allergy sufferers.

    Black seed provides a rich supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids. These ingredients play a key role in daily health and wellness. They help to regulate the metabolism, carry toxins to the skin’s surface for elimination, balance insulin levels, regulate cholesterol, improve body circulation, and promote healthy liver function. A deficiency in polyunsaturated fatty acids can lead to a wide number of health problems including nervous system disorders, uninhibited growths, and skin diseases.

    Black seed contains over 100 valuable nutrients. It is comprised of approximately 21% protein, 38% carbohydrates, and 35% plant fats and oils. The active ingredients of black seed are nigellone, thymoquinone, and fixed oils. Black seed also contains significant proportions of protein, carbohydrates and essential fatty acids. Other ingredients include linoleic acid, oleic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, magnesium, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin B2, niacin, and vitamin C.

    A 1994 study conducted in London by King’s College revealed that Black Seed has properties that inhibit certain enzymes, which also inhibit the production of certain prostaglandins. This is more proof that the rich and complex combination of elements found in Black Seed work together for a total effect.

    Black Seed has over 1400 years history of use. Many ancient books and text suggest the following traditional uses for Black Seed. But please note, that these should not be understood as cures or treatments for any disease or illness.
    Now this is only some of the research that I have done. I have not actually done some testing or anything, I am just in High School. Right now, I am in the stage of gathering information.

    • ANSWER:
      What’s the active ingredient?
      Can it be synthesized or purified on a large scale?
      What’s the target?
      What’s the mechanism of action?
      What’s the effectiveness compared to current treatments?

      These are the questions that must be answered before it can be used to treat anything.

      There’s a reason medicine doesn’t just use things like this. Until you know what molecule is doing what you don’t know about any possible cross-reactions, toxicity issues, and most importantly you can’t quantify everything since the amount of active ingredient isn’t controlled.

  47. QUESTION:
    If SSRIs are really the cure than why do we have other therapies?
    It has been explained to me that people with depression and anxiety (like me) have some type of chemical (serotonin) imbalance in thier brain. And just like people with diabetes need insulin, people with depression and anxiety need SSRIs.

    Does this mean it is impossible to help depression and anxiety without medication?
    What do you think of therapists who think SSRIs are the only form of treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      i got depression & anxiety too . the drugs only do half the job , you also need to learn how to live/cope with it , as you learn how to deal with it , you may only need lower doses or oneday come off them altogether – but work that out with your GP .
      a lady that had anxiety – panic attacks by the name of bev aisbett wrote a couple of very helpful little books , why not check em out ?

      http://bevaisbett.customer.netspace.net.au/books.htm#TOP

  48. QUESTION:
    I dont know whats wrong with me. I have had headaches every single day for over 9 months.?
    When mother Nature has provided us with such a simple and easy treatment to cure diseases and even to avoid them we all must follow the instructions given by her. These Therapies only help Nature to cure us. Let us not ignore Nature in our mad pursuit of science. THIS NATURE’S ‘DO IT YOURSELF’ ACUPRESSURE THERAPY ITSLEF IS A SCIENCE AND NOT A MATTER OF BELIEF..Why do people get cancer.. and die. Wheres this cure… Why isnt their a cure for diabetes, or even anxiety.. Do doctors just expect to drug us up. that doesnt work. Ive been taking pain meds for the past 9 months.. and that doesnt work, maybe it numbs the pain but it doesn’t make it go away. It makes things worse… Most doctors care about getting their money from the insurance claims so theyll send you home with many different pain meds or they just turn you away. but that doesnt help.
    Im only 16 years old. I have felt the way i feel now for months. I feel like im going to phaint all the time, im weak and very tired, i also get chest pains from time to time & my breathing is rubbish, its hard to breath at times, i generally feel like im dying,Ive lost balance,I feel ill everyday from the moment i wake up in the morning. till when i go to bed at night. My legs feel like jello and i have horrible pains everywhere. my doctor wouldnt even look into it all she did was give me advil. I need help. but cant get it from where i should be.
    I AM SICK OF IT!
    i want to feel myself again!! I used to be fun, out going, full of engry and happy constantly.
    Now im just a mess..
    PLEASE just kill me now, I cant even stand this, Ill blow off my head if i get anymore headaches,… You think one person would be sick of having them for 9 months straight.
    HELP ME.!
    I have never been so scared in my life. than right now. I just want to be okay.

    • ANSWER:
      I suggest you get a second opinion and schedule an appointment with a neurologist, asap-

  49. QUESTION:
    What is the treatment for pains in the sole of the feet and scrotal endodermis? of a male NIDD?
    light pains on the scrotum; difficulty in having erection (not surprised, due to diabetes; had sciatica once; pains sole of feet and toes; get some relief when petroleum jelly or some oil like olive oil is applied; desparately need cure

    • ANSWER:
      Find a massage therapist that specializes in sports therapy to help relieve the sciatica pain. They should also have extensive knowledge of reflexology, a type of massage for the feet.

      As for the scrotum pain, I’m just not sure about that one. Saw Palmetto is great for prostrate issues, but you must take it daily and in large doses. Not sure if that would help with the pain, though.

      Of course, you probably already know that you MUST change your diet since you have diabetes. Exercise goes a long way for diabetics also. But most diabetics I know, don’t do anything but take the pills/shots and go on with their lives the best they can.

  50. QUESTION:
    How can I cure myself and reduce swelling in my legs[?
    Doctors have said I have lymphEdemia. means my legs swell and get pumped up With lymph fluid and water.

    The swelling is very painful 24/7 I have been in a panama hospital for over 6 weeks one time.
    they have not been able to cure me with massive doses of antibiotics, herbs, chinese treatments for over two years. they say it is part of having diabetes. Also having trouble Losing weight. Anybody, please I need help.

    Matt
    lymph Edemea. I have an infection in my lymphatic fluids. It is NOT water retention they say. But Drs. and Hospitals. are not curing it. Was suggested a drain in my legs to get rid of the lymph fluid excess. Using EFTand meditation to cut done on pain. Helps. Keep thinking. Feet over head was goog. Using a harness and pulleys with ropes to kept them up. Keep the ideas coming, at least you have given me more hope knowing others are out there. Here every one stares like i’am a freek with big legs. I stare right back.

    • ANSWER:
      If you can get to it try some healing yoga classes. There are classes for ill people. And overweight people too! Look into it. It can get your body balanced and greatly help most all conditions.

      Try this. lay on the floor next to the wall. turn and lift your legs up the wall resting them on the wall with your butt agains the wall. Stay for as long as you can, short time at first. This will drain the water and lymph from your legs and provide some releif. It is good for anyone after a long day, edema or not. Very relaxing. Breath deeply into your stomach while doing it.


Diabetes And Sugar

Diabetics type 1 and type 2, who are living a gluten free lifestyle are seeing a significant difference in their diabetes and how they approach the overall care of diabetes.

A protein fraction of gluten(Triticum aestivum) found in wheat is linked to islet damage in diabetics. Gluten is an ingredient that is found in flour and other grains, giving food its elasticity and texture. Gluten is found in large majority of grains making it very hard on those with Gluten Intolerance (GI) and their families.

People with type 1 diabetes seem to be the most affected by wheat glutens however diabetics with type 2 diabetes show remarkable changes in their blood sugar levels when they also completely switch over to a gluten free diet.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Diabetes, Sugar levels falling too low after exercise?
    I have recently joined a gym and have lost 5 kg and feel much fitter. I am diabetic. Recently, when I train, I found that my sugar levels are falling too low. I am afraid that it might fall so low that it might do permanent damage? What is the best way to manage this?

    • ANSWER:
      It depends very much on how your diabetes is controlled. (Which also may relate to your age.) If for example you are on metformin alone, you can’t really go hypo and there is no problem. Insulin, particularly the shorter acting types, would be easy to modify to reduce the risk of hypos with exercise. Medium insulins and other hypoglycaemics are the most difficult to manipulate. However if you take roughly the same amount of exercise each day, at approximately the same time, it should be possible. In any case make sure that you have some glucose sweets always available.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have high blood sugar/ diabetes that is not recognized by standard tests?
    I am obese, but have never had diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions. I had a baby in 2008, but did not even have gestational diabetes. However I remember something I read which mentioned (just a vague memory here…) that it’s possible to have some gestational diabetes which is not detected by the standard glucose-measuring blood test I had. It was just a fleeting mental note until I started getting athlete’s foot pretty regularly, and read that it may be related to high blood sugar. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Not sure about gestational diabetes but diabetes in general should definitely be picked up by a GTT and/or fasting test. Diabetes is characterised high blood glucose levels which is what you are being tested for.

      Your athletes foot could be exaggerated by diabetes but just as likely it is not. If you feel diabetes is likely – you are overweight, middle aged, strong family history, pcos, whatever, then make an appt with your doctor for a general check up and ask for diabetes to be included. Then you can know for sure.

  3. QUESTION:
    How do you know when you have Sugar Diabetes?
    My Friend has dizzy spells and she has been to the doctor but he has not test her for sugar diabetes he has giving her X Ray on her ear.

    • ANSWER:
      What is sugar diabetes???? There are only 2 types, type 1 and type 2. If she only shows dizziness of course they aren’t going to test her because weight loss, thirst, frequent urination are more common symptoms.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do the seeing impaired test, and read/determine results of daily blood sugar diabetes tests?
    87-year old, legally blind mother can’t see to read results of her daily in-home blood tests. There must be numerous blind people with diabetis. How do they read/determine results of their daily blood sugar tests?

    • ANSWER:
      My mom used to have a blood test machine that talked to tell her what to do when, and what the results were. It was kind of big, but it worked great for her since she couldn’t see well. Ask your doctor about it.

  5. QUESTION:
    How many of you think that diabetes blood sugar meter test strips are overpriced?
    How many of you think that diabetes blood sugar meter test strips are overpriced and they can sell it for less.It also makes me wonder they can provide ‘meter’ either cheap or even free but not strips.How many think its is actually b.s.and if they want they can also sell strips for really cheap?

    • ANSWER:
      The reason they give you the meter for free is because you have to buy the strips either way so they do not lose money by giving out the meters. The strips are very expensive, but if you go to walmart you can by relion (walmart brand) test strips for a very good price & you do not need a prescription for that.

  6. QUESTION:
    Can someone with sugar diabetes go out of control when their sugar gets low?
    Can Someone go nuts like breaking things and being mean?Can they not remember where they have been or where they are at?

    • ANSWER:
      My daughter has had diabetes since she was 2. She is now 17.
      When she was about 9 yrs old, she started running around in circles and screaming one day.Then she fell on the floor and had a seizure.
      About a second after i pulled to Gluagon needle out of her, she sat up and said ” we have to quiet. My sister is sleeping ”
      Her sugar was obviously very low and she had no idea of what happened.
      What a scare.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can you get diabetes from eating and drinking too much sugar in coffee?
    hello, can you please tell me if you can get diabetes from eating too much sugar? and when you take your sugar test w/diabetes what sugar are you checking ?

    I eat way too much sugar espcially in my cofeee…Now Iam worried, please help..Iam going to cut it out a lot, but can you please tell me if you can get it by taking in too much sugar?

    I am 39 years old, thanks so much!!

    Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      When you test for sugar, you are finding the concentration of glucose in your blood at that particular time. Meters are calibrated into different units. In the United States meters give readings in milliliters of glucose (sugar) per decaliter of blood. Incidentally, a decaliter is 10 liters, and I think a human body has far less than 10 liters of blood in it,

      “…How much blood does the human body contain?Jun 12, 2000 … Both sites claim that the human body contains approximately 6 quarts (or 5.6 liters) of blood. The PBS site goes on to offer several other …
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  8. QUESTION:
    Why does Santa Claus Not have Diabetes From eating all these Sugar cookies each and every year?
    If Santa Claus goes to every home at Christmas time and does this intake of all these cookies then why does he not have diabetes or sugar problems?

    • ANSWER:
      Because he is a fictional character and therefore is not subject to our health risks and so forth.

  9. QUESTION:
    After getting pre-diabetes blood sugar to normal is it safe to eat sugary and oily things again?
    After checking with fasting blood sugar and post-prandial tests, my post-prandial blood sugar was showing 143, so I went on a strict diet and exercise routine and within 2 weeks, my fasting blood sugar showed 89 and post-prandial blood sugar showed 116. So, is it safe now for me to start eating sugary and oily foods once again, or will blood sugar go up once again, and do I have to still continue with my strict dieting and exercise routine?

    • ANSWER:
      Did you have your blood sugar tested at a lab? If you only used a home glucose monitoring test kit, do not rely on these numbers. Home glucose meters can be up to 20% off, this is allowed by law.

      If those numbers are from a glucose tolerance test done by a lab, then you are going to have to watch what you eat for the rest of your life and I would encourage you to get your numbers down to 70 to 100 fasting, and post prandial under 125 consistently, if you can.

      The best way to do this is not to just cut carbs and fat, but to exercise daily for life. If you can lose about 10 to 15% of your body weight, you are a lot more likely to keep diabetes away for as long as possible. You may eventually still get it, but it could be a long way off, if you are persistent with diet and exercise.

      Try to vary your exercise routine every day, and work in some walking. Walking helps step up your metabolism, and keep your body burning fat for longer than aerobic exercises (like running or anything that makes you more breathless).

      Good luck with your efforts!

  10. QUESTION:
    is it ok to use someone else’s diabetes blood sugar mechanism thing to check if I have that diabetes?
    is it ok to use someone else’s diabetes blood sugar mechanism thing to check if I have that diabetes?

    I might use my dad’s, we are about the same height and weight. Is it calibrated to his body?

    Just checking because I don’t want to pay to go to the doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      if you are talking about a glucometer it is perfectly ok to use it
      it has nothing to do with being calibrated to a person
      it is calibrated to correspond to the # on the test strip included in each package of test strips (control strip)
      in medical facilities we use the same glucometer to check all the patients
      all you need is a fresh lancet

  11. QUESTION:
    Is it okay if people with type 1 diabetes eat sugar all the time as long as they take insulin before?
    Someone I know has it and they say that they can eat as much sugar as they want as long as they take insulin before (they are in good shape, very muscular and thin). I want to look out for them and make sure its okay.
    Is this true? Or is it damaging on the body to eat sugar as a diabetic.
    What if their blood sugar level does NOT get high from eating it because they take insulin before??

    • ANSWER:
      No one should “eat as much sugar as they want”
      Aside from that, it depends on the person. My dad has diabetes and has bigger issues with starchy foods like potatoes, white bread, and pasta. Sugar doesn’t affect his blood sugar as bad.

  12. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have any ideas for science experiments involving diabetes/blood sugar?
    It needs to be fairly simple, probably just testing how a specific variable affects my blood sugar level.

    I could always do exercise, but I already know what that does to my blood sugar and would like something more interesting =)

    • ANSWER:
      They say things like chromium, cinammon, and other vitamins lower blood sugar. You could take one of these for a while and observe the results. You could always do the low carb thing, reduce your carb intake for a couple of weeks, and look at the difference in your readings. I’ve done atkins in the past, and though they say you should drop to 20 grams of carbs per day for the first two weeks, even reducing your intake to 50-100 would probably yield some good results. Hope this helps!

  13. QUESTION:
    i have a dog that has cataracts in both eyes due to him having sugar diabetes, is there any way of reversing?
    Unfortunately he became a diabetic early this year, and his eye sight is getting worse and worse.

    • ANSWER:
      Please refer to the following links:

      http://www.petcataract.com

      http://www.allergicpet.com/dog_cataracts.html

      http://www.animalpetdoctor.homestead.com/Eye.html

      http://www.allergicpet.com/dog_cataracts.html

      http://www.animaleyecare.net/diseases/pra.htm

      Please ask the vet for eye drops untill you get a surgery get done.

  14. QUESTION:
    my husband has sugar diabetes and his hemoglobin was high?
    what does this mean, since his blood sugar seems to be fine, could our meter be broke, i have to wait til mon to talk to the doctor so i though maybe someone could share their experiences with this. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      A hemoglobin test, also known as an A1C, tells how high your blood sugar was over the past 3 months. Since your husbands A1C was high, you could have a bad or old meter. Please don’t listen to people that tell you there are natural cures for diabetes. This is not true, and if it were, your doctor would have been the first one to tell you. Most of them are marketing schemes.

  15. QUESTION:
    How many of you have sugar diabetes and are in control of it ?

    • ANSWER:
      I have diabetes and it is under control with pills, diet and exercise. You can live with it. If you are a diabetic, take care of yourself.

  16. QUESTION:
    Diabetes Sugar Level 82 is that bad HelP!!!?
    My whole family is new to Diabetes, and my moms Sugar Level is 82 is that bad? She felt Dizy today and told me she hasnt felt good at all… Anything I can advise her with? What should she do? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:

  17. QUESTION:
    how is the best way for large people with sugar diabetes lose weight?
    i’m a 430 pound male with type 2 sugar been working out hard in the gym and pool am loosing sizes but no weight

    • ANSWER:
      If you are at the gym, that is a good start. Keep at it. Weight loss is one factor, but fat loss is another. Muscle weighs more than fat, so you are actually losing fat. If you keep going, the weight will drop as well. Talk to the trainer at the gym or your doctor about this to get more details.

  18. QUESTION:
    What causes blood-pressure to be sky high and bottom out low in the same day? No sugar diabetes is detected i
    Taking only 1/2 dose of hi blood med. and it drops to point they want to admit in hospital

    • ANSWER:
      As pointed out, blood pressure varies throughout the day. However, it sounds like your swings are severe, and impact your functioning. This is NOT normal.

      I suggest you have your doctor test you for other hormonal disorders (check your adrenal, thyroid levels, etc.), check your electrolyte levels, and check neurological functioning (i.e. baroreflex functioning) as well. There are other possible causes.

      Is it possible you may also have an anxiety disorder? This, combined with unneeded BP meds could cause temp. high and low swings.

      I suggest you go ahead with the hospital stay.

      Good luck!

      P.S. Swings in blood sugar CAN affect blood pressure levels, as stress hormones are usually released in response to low or fluctuating BG’s.

  19. QUESTION:
    does drinking alcohol make you a candidate for sugar diabetes?
    i went to the doctors today and he said my alcohol consumption has impacted my blood glucose level making me pre diabetic. level today 131

    • ANSWER:
      That simply is not true. The idiot doctor just is against drinking. He should have said that you should exercise and lower high Glycemic foods. And maybe lower weight. And then last he might say drink low carb beer. Or maybe don’t drink a bottle of booze a day. Cut back a little. I drink 6 beers a day and I am diabetic.

      Stay away from white foods. Flour, rice, white potato’s, sugar ect.
      If your test was a fasting test he also should have said one more test like that and you are a Full Blown Diabetic.Or if you have symptoms of diabetes. Then you have joined the club.

  20. QUESTION:
    eating with sugar diabetes and high cholesterol?
    What foods can you eat when you have sugar diabetes and high cholesterol? what is safe to eat with both conditions?

    • ANSWER:
      you should be discussing this with a dietican and ur family dr.

  21. QUESTION:
    Diabetes sugar problem?
    what can you eat or what remedy’s is there
    to help diabetes , sugar problem.??

    i know you need insulin and stuff but
    is there something you can eat to help??

    • ANSWER:

  22. QUESTION:
    Can a person of type 2 diabetes get a tattoo?
    It’s a question that I’ve been wondering. I have type 2 diabetes, sugar levels ok, and I was just wondering if a tattoo will affect me.

    • ANSWER:
      Well, you are risking an infection, for you know diabetic people are more prone to them. But if sugar levels are OK, the risk is not much higher. Keep it clean, and as any other person who wants a tattoo, beware of hepatitis B or C and watch that they use clean needles. Don’t go to an ordinary tom dick and larry tattoo. And get it checked up by a physician.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the direct effects of eating too much sugar?
    EXCEPT for diabetes(Sugar does not cause diabetes directly) and tooth decay.

    • ANSWER:
      Hyperactivity and weight gain.

  24. QUESTION:
    what is the difference between Sugar and Diabetes?
    I know it has to do with glucose and blood sugar and how your body metabolizes things. But I just don’t know the difference. Sugar is worse to have isn’t it ( of course I know diabetes is horrible too)? Please help. thanks:)
    ok for those of you who told me Sugar is a food. I am aware of that. as i am aware that you cannot get it from eating Splenda over and over. But both my grandmother and great grandmother had Sugar NOT diabetes. And I am high risk for it but not diabetes, according to 3 seperate doctors I have seen!

    • ANSWER:
      Sugar is simply the compound that your body absorbs to produce energy to do work. To absorb sugar into the mussels to do this work it requires insulin that is produced by the pancreas (an organ next to your liver). If the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, this is called diabetes TYPE 1. Or in other cases the pancreas produces plenty of insulin however, the body forms a resistance to the insulin – Diabetes TYPE 2. Type 2 diabetes is more common in obese people and those who have a non-active life style.

      Sugar isn’t a bad thing because your body needs it and your liver produces much of it from fats and carbs that you consume over the course of the day. Fasting blood sugar should be under 100. During the day the average person can expect to see blood sugar levels of 80 – 120 depending on level of exertion, time of last meal, stress ETC

      I hope all this helps.

  25. QUESTION:
    if you have low blood sugar does that mean you have diabetes?
    Sometimes all of a sudden i will get really nauseous, sweaty, and dizzy, i turn very pale,and I have to sit down right away and have something to eat otherwise i feel like i will black out. I have been told that because diabetes runs in my family that i have low blood sugar or diabetes.Does this sound like low blood sugar? If I have low blood sugar does that mean i also have diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Identify the early symptoms ofHypoglycemia (low blood sugar) affects persons with diabetes as well as persons without the disease the symptoms include shaking, dizziness, pale skin, sudden irritability) before they become severe (mental confusion, headache, fainting, seizure). Make sure those close to you (spouse, friends, coworkers) know the symptoms, in case you are not able to recognize them. Stay prepared. Know what foods or activities are likely to cause a spike or a drop in your blood sugar. Know your own body. Symptoms often fall into a pattern you can recognize, such as irritability before meals, dizziness after strenuous activity, going pale in the face and others. Stay aware of your situation. Know how long it has been since you ate, if something has prevented you from eating properly or if the activity you are engaged in may require you to stop for a snack. Watch for changes in your symptoms. For a long period of time you may experience, for example, profuse sweating as your first sign, and then it might change to a rapid, pounding heartbeat (palpitations). Ask a spouse or friend to keep track of you. If you tend to get so deeply involved in things that you are unaware of passing time, ask someone to remind you when it is time to eat.

  26. QUESTION:
    diabetes / sugar concern?
    12 months ago i was diagnosted with diabetes with sugar level of 352 and it took me 6 months to bringing it down and keep it in control of 110, but now fo 2 weeks i’m been in the average of 96 and for no reason my sugar comes all the way down to 64 making me feel shaking, is there a need to take fast action or wait for my next dr. app. ?

    • ANSWER:
      96 is ok, but 64 is too low, which is why you get shakey. Test often, and keep an eye on your numbers. Eat small meals or snacks every few hours during the day to maintain a healthy blood sugar level. If the low numbers keep showing up, get in to see your doctor right away. Good luck.

  27. QUESTION:
    would a person, with no history of diabetes, blood sugar go up to 194 after eating lunch?
    why would my blood sugar go up to 194 after I ate some sweets and breads for lunch ,if I’m not a diabetic? It came down to 104 after about 5 hrs.

    • ANSWER:
      Uhhhh…maybe you are NOW diabetic!? 194 is NOT a good level at all in a “non- diabetic”.

  28. QUESTION:
    Diabetes Sugar levels?
    my sugar level when first diagnosed with type2 diabetes was 18.5..
    on metoformin 500mg 3xday, my level varies between 6.2 and 7.0, is this ok?, and when i feel funny because it seems to go low, if i eat something naughty ie: chocolate, sweets, half a hour later i feel fine… also sometimes i have eaten the wrong things the night b4 and my level is low in the morning…. how do i find a happy medium? my nurse isnt at surgery till weds and i am worried now.. thanks for your help.
    and if you where to keep sugar levels really low for a long time (years) could you then be considered not diabetic anymore….
    yes i am in England
    ALSO, i was given advice not to eat anything with more than 3mg of sugar in,
    so when i read labels, and they say; carbohydrate of which sugars: 16mg..
    then thats way over my limit ? sorry to be a pain kind people..

    • ANSWER:
      The Metformin seem to be working well as your blood sugar reading of between 6 and 7 mmol is fine.If your blood sugar level gets low,say 3 or under you are becoming hypo and will feel funny and dizzy and unsteady.Immediately eat a piece of chocolate or suck a lump of sugar.Low blood sugar is more dangerous than high.It is a matter of achieving a balance between what you eat and the sugar lowering effect of Metformin.It may be that you need a snack or light meal before going to bed and do not take the tablets too late in the day.so that your level does not get too low overnight.Don’t worry unduly.It is unlikely anything terrible will happen before you see your nurse.Just make sure you eat something to keep your sugar level up a bit. Get your nurse to check your blood sugar and compare with your meter to make sure you are getting correct readings.

  29. QUESTION:
    Type 2 Diabetes – Sugar TOO LOW! HELP?
    So, I am going crazy! Can someone please help me..
    I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in October. I got up that morning, went to McDonald’s and got a McMuffin and a Regular Coke. I took the blood test and 2 weeks later, they said I have type 2 diabetes because my sugar was 174.

    Wouldn’t everyones sugar be 174 after 5 minutes after the healthy food McDonald’s has? lol
    So, it’s been months now and I have so much trouble keeping my sugar high enough..
    Today is a prime example: I wake up: sugar is 91, I went and got a Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit from McDonalds with a Hash Brown and Diet Dr. Pepper, and took meds. When I got out of class I was really dizzy, I checked my sugar and it was 77!! I rushed to Jack’s and got a Big Bacon and Fry (Diet drink) I checked sugar an hour later and it was 96!!
    So, imagine when I eat right? if I have eggs and a bagel and juice (or fruit), my sugar will be in the 70s or 80s within an hour.

    I have had this problem for a very long time and I just do not understand if I actually have Diabetes, I tell the doctors and they just ignore me. Last time I went to the doctor, I didn’t eat and my sugar was 88… They told me I had protein spilling in my urine (150mg) and that I would have dialysis soon and have a short life.

    Can someone help me? I know you’d normally say go to another doctor, but I have no insurance and can’t!! Does it sound like I have diabetes? and what’s up with the protein in urine.
    Oh just to add I checked ketones and the test was fine.

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps your medication is too strong, or else you’ve passed the point where you don’t need it at all.

      You said you ate a sausage, egg,and cheese biscuit. You had hash browns and a diet soda. The only problem with this picture is, the biscuit and the hash browns is the only source of carbohydrates in this meal! It actually doesn’t surprise me that you were low after this — there were hardly any carbohydrates in it.

      The reason your blood sugar was only 96 after bacon and a diet soda is because that doesn’t have ANY carbs at all. You need SUGAR to treat a low blood sugar. As simple sugar as you can get, also.
      Examples:
      Juice
      REGULAR soda
      fruit
      glucose tablets
      skim milk

      When you’re treating a low blood sugar, avoid having anything with a significant amount of protein or fat in it. These slow the absorbstion of sugar, and while you need a healthy BALANCE of protein, fat, and carbs in your regular meals, when you’re treating a low the fat and protein only get in the way.

      It sounds like you may have hypoglycemia: check out https://health.google.com/health/ref/Hypoglycemia

      Sorry, I have know ideas about the protein in your urine.

  30. QUESTION:
    diabetes sugar reading?
    we did a lab in biology, where we had to identify is a patient had diabetes or not based on their urine sample. we identified one that did have diabetes, and we also found out that this patient’s urine had a low pH reading.

    could anyone tell me why this is so? as in, why does a person who has diabetes have a low pH reading for their urine? i cant figure it out. it has something to do with biochemical families.

    thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      IT means the patient is in metabolic acidosis. You can google it to find out more. Not every diabetic has low pH, only those with this condition.

  31. QUESTION:
    Diabetes, sugar goes low 1 hour after eating? Not on any medication for diabetes.?
    I only see 1 doc and I have been on the same blood pressure, cholesterol etc meds for 2 years now. Morning sugar is 90-105, 30 minutes after eating sugar is usually 110 – 125. But for the last 2 -3 months, maybe 2 – 3 times a month… 1 – 1 1/2 hours after eating my sugar will plummet and go under 60 and I will almost pass out. Bring it back up with sugar orally and I am ok. Havent seen my dr. in about 4 months as I don’t have insurance. Any idea what could cause this? I have a dr. appt. later this week, will get a1c etc, I was just wondering if anyone had the same thing happen to them. I have been diabetic for about 2 1/2 years now. I was on insulin and pills for about 6 – 8 months, but I have been pretty stable with no meds now for almost 2 years.. ie diabetes controlled by diet.

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve been lucky. I’ve never had a hypo episode (that I know of) in nearly four years of being type two. FYI, I take very diligent care of myself with great diet, regular exercise (walk at least 5 miles a day), and I never drink milk…. if that helps.

      I’ve only “talked” to one other person who had your symptoms and I think she said something about cold weather having something to do with it. Her nickname is Huggz. She’s the leader in Yahoo! Answers UK. I don’t know if she’s ever figured out exactly what’s going on. I’ll bet your doctor won’t have a clue either.

      Here’s her link, if you want to contact her….

      http://uk.answers.yahoo.com/my/profile;_ylt=An1SJTVhv2ZseSdKTMI9CW5dBgx.;_ylv=3?show=261acc6eb4f0e0c39b9f7ba984093fe5aa

      She loves dogs, particularly greyhounds… if you want to use that to break the ice with her.

  32. QUESTION:
    why would certain people have a tendency towards high blood sugar and diabetes?
    i am very active and have a decent weight but i have now a high blood sugar level (or pre-diabetes). is this due primarily to genetics? I have some native american in my background which i know is a high risk group.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, certain ethnic groups do have a higher genetic tendancy towards developing type 2 diabetes (such as native americans).

  33. QUESTION:
    Can eating too much sugar cause diabetes?
    Okay, so I was wondering, does eating too much sugar give you diabetes?
    Do you have to eat too much sugar, then get obese and THEN get diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Well you can certainly end up with type 2 diabetes…the result of a unhealthy diet over many years.

  34. QUESTION:
    Question about diabetes sugar testing?
    My grandmother has diabetes and takes insulin. So she also tests her sugar. She has two testing meters, so out of curiosity she tested her sugar on both her right and left hand with the two different meters at the same time. The left hand said 305, the right said 260. Why is this? Are the meters broken? What’s the deal?
    She takes her sugar several times a day, and writes down what the reading was every time. Then, when she goes to the doctor once a month she gives him the book where she wrote it down so he can monitor her insulin. Sometimes it’s down in the 90s and 80s, sometimes it’s in the 300s. This is completely normal with diabetes. The situation isn’t ‘out of control’, I just want to know if her meters are busted or if your glucose distributes unevenly in your blood sometimes or what.

    • ANSWER:
      they are both cheap machines….usually given free to sell test strips,,,,,these machins are ment as a guide line,,,granny nees to get in the 100 area..or will not last long,,,,,the real test is a blood test given every 3 months called a A1C get her to the doctor asap as her condition looks out of control…pick 1 meter and stick with it

  35. QUESTION:
    do they use dogs in sugar diabetes?
    I recently was in a restaurant. Man came in with dog. Fed him in rest rant. I complained. He said He was diabetic and needed the dog.

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetics can pass out and even go into shock and coma’s due to there blood sugar levels being off. Many other health problems they can end up with and maybe even loose limbs especially the feet. The dog is there to help. Maybe you should check out mre on the internet about diabetes. It is very dibilitaing to some. I had a friend when I was younger die from his diabetes he was 19. Iwish he had a dog there to have helped him.

  36. QUESTION:
    Does eating too much sugar cause diabetes?
    I’ve always wanted to know the RIGHT answer to this question, But, I’ve always gotten diffrent answers, and I don’t know whih is right! Does eating too much sugar really cause too much Diabetes? When I wnt on the Ameria Diabetes Assoiation, It said that It DOES NOT. But, when I looked on here, alot of people said that it did! Just curious, but does eating too much sugar really cause Diabetes?
    Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      No food, not even sugar, causes diabetes.

      If sugar was the cause, it would a controlled substance like alcohol and cigarettes.

      Keep in mind that the majority of people on here are not medically trained, and many are not even diabetic (as evidenced by their incorrect answers).

  37. QUESTION:
    I am 17 weeks pregnant, Gestational Diabetes, Sugar levels dropped?!?!?
    I am 17 weeks pregnant with my second. My first I had Gestational Diabetes and with this one my glucose levels have already been on the higher end. Doc is pretty sure I will be Insulin dependant again at some point during this pregnancy. Yesterday and this morning, however, my blood sugar levels were all around the normal-low range (and I didn’t change anything about what I would normally eat for the day). My before lunch reading was even borderline too low. My question is if this has happened to anyone else with GD, or if this could possibly be an early sign of a miscarrage? I haven’t felt pregnant in a few weeks (mainly because my morning sickness has finally ended, hurrah!) Any stories, or insight would be much apreciated : ) Thank you in advanced : )

    • ANSWER:
      I am 16 weeks pregnant, and have had diabetes-type one for 20 years. Although the docs give you a range to be in sometimes your body, the hormones and your organs decide something different, could be based on what you ate or how active you were or could just be your body doing what it wants. A low bloodsugar or an unusual low or high is not a sign of miscarriage, but it is something you shoudl watch more closely for your safety. When it happens that your bloodsugar is seemingly low for no good reason, test more often and eat more often to assure you are in a comfortable range for you. My advice is just take care of yourself the best that you know how. At this point in your pregnancy the baby is taking care of its own bloodsugars with its own insulin production. Make sure of course that you are keeping it in range, but dont freak over the little highs and lows every once and a while, they are worse for you right now than they are for your baby. Take care of you and your baby will follow.
      Good Luck! I’ve been there for 20 years pregnant or not, it is not fun. I hope you don’t have to take insulin injections, but no matter what you are doing fine. Not to worry. Congrats and Good Luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    Can someone with just slightly high blood sugar (not diabetes) develop diabetic retinopathy?
    In May, my doc said my blood sugar was just a little high, and to just keep an eye on my diet. I believe I have been doing OK in following his orders. I am 20 years old, a healthy weight, and in good health otherwise.

    Am I still at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy even though I don’t have diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      No.

  39. QUESTION:
    Gestational Diabetes Sugar Levels?
    Hello Ladies!

    I was recently diagnosed with GD and I have been folllowing the meal plans pretty much to the tee, the thing that I am seeing that my blood sugars are not completely consistant throughout the day. They are by no means outside of the recommended blood levels, however they are still fluctuating alot in between meals. What were you expereinces on these meal plans? Did you eat the same thing everyday? what worked best for you? Did you find that you lost weight?

    • ANSWER:
      I had GD first pregnancy and just dx’d again this week for my second pregnancy. Mine fluctuates between 70 and 119. (normally lower in the morning) I stick to the diet but there have been times (like today, good friday and pigged out on pierogies) and my level was 160 after the 2 hour testing after dinner. It went back down under 120 after another hour. I talked to my doctor about how it fluctuates and he said it is normal. Just stick to your diet and try not to go over 120.

  40. QUESTION:
    Diabetes; sugar going up slow?
    This morning my grandfather sugar dropped so low all he was doing was breathing no responses or anything, we called 911 they came did an IV he was okay, now his sugar a little while ago was 48 and he had 2 glucose tablets and now its 55! What is going on! Yesterday he took 2 of these pills that make his sugar go down but he wasnt supposed to take them.. can anyone help please!!!

    • ANSWER:
      When my sugars get low, it almost always takes a while for them to go up (anywhere from 1/2 hour to an hour). Milk is one of the better options–it brings sugars up more naturally. He’ll be fine. Just make sure he checks his blood sugar more often.

      It’s frustrating, but sometimes you just have to wait it out. Don’t worry.

  41. QUESTION:
    In what way does eccessive sugar affects diabetes?
    I know that eating too much sugar gives rise to diabetes. But why ? I am 70 years old, my blood sugar levels are about 111 – 112 and my friend says that eating sugar will deplete my insuline reserves.Is he right and exactly in what way does sugar affects diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      NO – eating too much sugar DOES NOT CAUSE DIABETESE. There are 2 types of diabetes – Type I or Juvenile Diabetes and Type II or adult-onset diabetes.

      No one knows what causes Type I, but it is an auto-immune disease, like Parkinsons and muscular distrophy. In Type I the immune system kill off all insulin producing Beta cells in the pancreas and a person must take insulin injections to survive. Type II is a metabolic disease where the body does not make enough insulin or does not properly use the insulin made by the pancreas. Type IIs can be treated with either diet and exercise alone, pills and diet and exercise, or diet and exercise and insulin injection (this is usually the last option for a Type II).

      A diabetic CAN eat sugar. The days when diabetics were told NOT to eat sugar disappeared a couple of decades ago. Now diabetics (both Type I and Type II) are told to eat everything in moderation based on the amount of carbohydrates per meal their dietician sets for them.

      Sugar, like all other carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, rice, etc,) will make the glucose (i.e., blood sugar level) rise. Sugar will make blood sugar rise very quickly whereas a more slowly digested carbohydrate will increase glucose gradually. Eating sugar and other fast-acting carbohydrates does cause the body to increase insulin production and use a lot of insulin to keep blood sugar levels normal. Normal glucose is from 80 to 120.

      Sugar consumption causes glucose to increase rapidly (so its great for a diabetic suffering from a hypoglycemic reaction) but for a diabetic whose insulin is just about fading or whose glucose is already high, it will raise glucose levels far too much.

      The higher gluicose is the faster a cell dies off. Hence, out-of-control diabetes leads to heart disease (heart has to pump very hard to move sugary blood); organs, like kidneys, wear out (too much sugar destroys cells). Also, high glucose leads to easily worsened infections and any injuries are harder to heal, nerve damage, and blood vessel damage. In effect, too high sugar levels destroy the body from the inside out.

  42. QUESTION:
    Diabetes sugar software?
    are there software programs available to keep postings and graphs of sugar readings

    • ANSWER:
      If you aren’t concerned about your data being stores on the Internet, Accu-Check has the Diabetes Assistant Program on-line and it’s free. If you get one of their meters and a cable, you can upload the data to the program.

      http://www.accu-chek.com/us/toolLoginJSP.do

      If you prefer a stand alone solution, their desktop software is called Accu-Check Compas and it works great. You still need their meter and cable if you want ot upload the results but you can manually enter your test results data one at a time.

      http://www.accu-chek.com/us/rewrite/content/en_US/2.4.2:20/article/ACCM_general_article_2565.htm

      I use this software and because of the great way it gives me the data, I’ve been able to get my A1C down to 5.6% in six months from 9.9%

  43. QUESTION:
    diabetes sugar urine test doubt!?
    Hi friends!
    i wanted to ask that suppose i dont consume sugar for about 3-4 weeks and I give urine test for the presence of sugar. my report was negative I mean it was written that
    Sugar: NIL
    so does that means i dont have sugar problem or is it due to long gap of no sugar consumption that the report was negative?
    Thanks in advance
    bye!

    • ANSWER:
      if u have had very little to no sugar in 24 hours or more there will be no sugar for your body to pass through, therefore no sugar in your urine. if you want an accurate result test the urine sugar after a normal day of eating, with sugar in the diet.

  44. QUESTION:
    What are the signs of sugar diabetes?
    Do swelling occur in your legs and feet?

    • ANSWER:
      Symptoms of diabetes include:
      increased thirst and urination,
      weight loss,
      blurred vision,
      hunger,
      fatigue,
      frequent infections,
      slow healing of wounds or sores.

      There are two main types of diabetes:
      insulin-dependent, or type 1,
      non insulin, or type 2.

      Diabetes is a group of diseases marked by high levels of blood glucose resulting from defects in insulin production, insulin action, or both.

      Diabetes can lead to serious complications and premature death, but people with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and lower the risk of complications.

      Diabetic neuropathies are a family of nerve disorders caused by diabetes. People with diabetes can, over time, have damage to nerves throughout the body. Neuropathies lead to numbness and sometimes pain and weakness in the hands, arms, feet, and legs.

      Yes, people with diabetes can develop nerve problems at any time including swelling of legs and feet.

      Peripheral neuropathy causes either pain or loss of feeling in the toes, feet, legs, hands, and arms. The feet and legs are likely to be affected before the hands and arms.

      Peripheral neuropathy may also cause muscle weakness and loss of reflexes, especially at the ankle, leading to changes in gait (walking). Foot deformities, such as hammertoes and the collapse of the midfoot, may occur. Blisters and sores may appear on numb areas of the foot because pressure or injury goes unnoticed.

      Foot care is another important part of treatment. People with neuropathy need to inspect their feet daily for any injuries. Untreated injuries increase the risk of infected foot sores and amputation.

  45. QUESTION:
    Diabetes – blood sugar going from hypo to hyper?
    I was diagnosed with diabetes on Monday and have just started taking glyclazide.

    Today is a bit wierd, in the hour my blood sugar level has gone from 3.7 to 9.9 (before eating to after eating).

    I feel a bit wierd and shakey, are these normal levels?

    • ANSWER:
      A BGL of 3.7 is considered hypoglycaemia, explaining the feelings of being unwell and shakey. You should treat a hypo with something like 5-7 jelly beans (that’s what I use) in order to bring the glucose back up to normal.

      You have probably experienced a re-bound effect of having a low BGL and then your body compensating for this by dumping glucose into the bloodstream. Also, you had something to eat, so naturally the BGL would rise. However, a glucose of 9.9mmol/L 1 hour after eating is pretty good. Usually if the BGL is <10mmol/L 2 hours after eating, it's considered normal.

      You may need to contact your doctor though, as your medicaiton dose may need adjusting. It takes some time to fine tune doses, and you have only recently been diagnosed, so expect a lot of consultation with you diabetes team!

      Good luck!

  46. QUESTION:
    I have Gestational diabetes.. sugar just spiked up 1 hour after breakfast.?
    At my fasting i was at 82. I had breakfast and one hour later when I’m suppose to check it was 143!.. I’ve never had my sugar be that high. I’m always under 125 after breakfast. Should i start walking so i can bring it down? I’m scared it my hurt my baby. I’m 8.5 months pregnant. Almost due. I had cereal and i think i had too much of it.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you following your doctors orders on when to test? Most people after one hour of eating will be high. If you are concerned about your baby follow doctors instructions to the letter. Best of luck.

  47. QUESTION:
    When and how to test blood sugar for diabetes?
    I bought a Accu-Check meter to test for diabetes. When should I test myself. In the instructions it says after 2 hours after eating. But I have also read 12 hours after you eat. Which is correct? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Well this is something you should ask your Dr. but I am guessing that you have not been diagnosed wit diabetes yet and are just wondering what your blood sugar is. So here ya go…Fasting( Am before anything to eat or drink) should be less than 105, Before other meals should be under about 120, and 2 hours after you eat under 140. You don’t need to test that much but if your trying to get an idea then there is the info.

  48. QUESTION:
    How to prevent diabetes other than avoiding and/or cutting down on sugar?
    I’m a sweet tooth, I intend to keep it that way.
    Apparently diabetes (type 2) runs in the family. And I’m a target with my candy habits. Anything I could try to prevent diabetes without sacrificing sugar?

    • ANSWER:
      High fat consumption coupled with the contemporary sedentary lifestyle is the major contributor to diabetes. Diabetes is a preventable disease, but simple lifestyle changes can help you a lot. Here are some important tips:

      · Get regular exercise
      · Consume fiber rich foods
      · Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
      · Lose weight

  49. QUESTION:
    Diabetes sugar Levels Bedtime and Before Breakfast?
    Ok I asked about my sugar level last night before I went to bed and I took level as I just got up before I went to bed. My first sugar level before I went to bed last night 3 hours after diner and it was 121 mg. I just woke up and took them (slept in a little) before I am going to eat breakfast and there 104 Mg. Is this a Normal blood sugar or is there something to worry about? I have to go to the bathroom allot, im fatigued and hungry allot, my hands and feet seem to fall asleep allot and I generally feel like crap all the time. Im 23 and also 40 ilbs overweight, but I’ve been watching my diet and it doesn’t seem to make a difference? Im going to a doctor anyway, but what do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      That is actually very normal.

      Pre-meal (fasting) should range 70-120 give or take.
      Post meal should range 90-150 give or take.
      Anything consistently over 170 is pre-diabetes or diabetes if you are overweight and over the age of 25.
      If you are under 25 – as in your case, I dont think you have too much to worry about here, but 200+ is Diabetes for sure.

      There are a lot of causes of frequent urination, your best bet is to go get a physical and explain your issues to the doctor. I would say for this case, Diabetes is not your problem.

  50. QUESTION:
    Diabetes /sugar/carbs/starches….or too much protein for kidneys…what do you do?
    Kidneys only working at 34% …on transplant list, watch carbs,but low carb foods are usually high in protein,hurting kidneys,and high blood pressure as well hurting kidneys..Diabetes diet really is shifted to mean too much protein in meats and etc. On 15 med.s too at 31 years old! Any Ideas? But, under Great Dr. at UAB Just wonder if others diabetes diet of low carbs and eating good carbs finds you eating too much protein for your kidneys , eating fish and chicken and etc.?

    • ANSWER:
      You really need to follow a specific diet from your doctor.As far as sugars and carbs,this could at least be controlled with rapid acting insulin.If they want you to have whole grains that break down glucose slower,oatmeal is a rather good protein source.To one cup of old-fashioned oatmeal,add one half cup of apple juice.Add some splenda if you like.Add some chopped nuts,also a protein source.Do not cook.The texture is marvelous. Best of luck,follow all orders,and I will be praying for you and better days ahead.


Diabetes And Cures

A new diet can reverse and cure borderline diabetes. The failure of the type 2 diabetes diets have lead science to discover a natural diet that works without medication. Borderline diabetes is a serious and deadly wake up call that you are losing the fight in your body. High blood glucose means that the pancreas is dying and this should scare you. Borderline diabetes is still diabetes. You can reverse and cure borderline diabetes before it is too late.

As the poison blood glucose spreads there will be pain in the body. First small and then large. The body is being taken over by the spreading blood glucose poison. Waiting kills the diabetic. The diabetic has a poison high blood glucose that kills off the body parts. It is a spread and dangerous poison that gets in the eye vessel and caused blurry vision then it leads to diabetic blindness. Millions of diabetic have to have their legs cut off due to the death of the legs from the spreading blood poison. You must cure and reverse borderline diabetes. The diabetic diets of the past have failed. All borderline diabetics were told to stop sugar but this has not helped. In Actuality the sugar free diets used for the last 30 years have failed. Diabetes has increased to record numbers but people still follow these weak diets.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anybody had any positive experiences with diabetes cures or treatments?
    My dad has type 2 I think. (It’s the one where you don’t use insulin). The problem is he lives in Africa where the drugs can not be trusted. This is obviously very worrying as I am in the U.K and cannot oversee anything.

    Anyway, if anyone can help I would really appreciate it as you can imagine it is driving me to dis-pare. Another option is bringing him here for treatment. Can anyone advise on this or have any ideas for me?

    • ANSWER:
      I have type 1 myself but,for type 2 as with type 1 his diet is very important. Avoiding starchy things like pasta,bread and potatoes. eating lean meats fruits and vegetables in proper quantities would hopefully do the trick. I have heard talk about cinnamon being helpful to type 2s but I don’t know if that has proven to be effective or not. Best of Luck to you and your dad.

  2. QUESTION:
    Any new diabetes cures in the offing?
    I heard about some experimental things like transplants of Islets of Langham in the liver and an odd one where insulin producing cells were put in a silicon casing sub dermally, a few years back. But nothing recently.
    James, that’s not diabetes but you pouring honey in your briefs.
    Someday, that sounds fascinating. Unfortunately I can’t email you since your settings are set to private, but if you contact me I can email you back.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually the woman my mother works for (She’s a Surgeon) said a woman who is starting trials for a cure for diabetes past the first phase.

      It has something to do with the BCG vaccine, and everyone thought it wouldn’t work but the first part of it passed with flying colors, there now is a 10 year study going on about it and if it works, there will be a cure.

      I wasn’t paying all that much attention to the details when she told me, if you’d like to know more you can email me and I’ll ask again.

      Fingers crossed.

      Note: this is for Type 1

  3. QUESTION:
    does canary seed milk helps loose weight and cures diabetes?
    i read inthe univision forums that canary seeds are good for diabetes and loose weight,but properly handled.is that true? maybe a doctor can anwer too

    • ANSWER:
      If canary seed cured diabetes, why do 350,000 people have diabetes in North America?

  4. QUESTION:
    any natural diabetes cures or ways to help fight off type 2 diabetes???
    are there any natural ways to help fight off diabetes using natural herbs and foods, if so please list them, i am paying out 0+ a month on medications that do not seem to be helping, and have been doing so for the last 3 years, i follow a strict diet with little to no sugars and carbs, but all i manage to do is go deeper in debt and get sicker.

    • ANSWER:
      You should check-out, Kevin Trudeau’s Natural Cures book. I haven’t read this book myself but I have heard many good things about it. I believe he addresses diabetes in length and things you can do to bring it under control.

      I wish you the best of luck and good health. I really feel you on this issue because my dad passed away from diabetes.

  5. QUESTION:
    What can you tell me about a natural diabetes “cure”…?
    mentioned by Kevin Trudeau in his updated edition of his “Natural Cures” book. He references an interview with a Dr. Yung Su Kim and a “combination of herbs researched at the University of Calgary, called by the Asian Diabetic Association” the final cure for diabetes.

    I’ve googled this as best I could but come up with a variety of different things. Has anyone found this product or even used it that can tell me more?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

    • ANSWER:
      Global trotter is half right. Allow me to amplify on his/her answer.
      Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) is not curable but it is REVERSIBLE.
      The first step, if you are overweight, is weight loss. This in itself may be enough to reverse your BG numbers.
      Tofu and other soy products are harmful and should be avoided; the only safe soy is that which has been FERMENTED: tempeh, miso and natto.
      Quality protein is necessary for good health. Fish is terrific but high in mercury; choose small fish, low on the food chain, like sardines and herring, or choose a quality fish oil like Garden of Life or Carlson’s. Go for organic meats and poultry if at all possible (you may be able to find an affordable local source) since commercial meats are pumped full of undesirable hormones and antibiotics.
      Choose veggies that are not starchy and not calorie-dense. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, spinach, chard, mushrooms – you get the idea. Stay away from potatoes, yams, etc.
      Avoid grains, yes, even whole grains. No refined flours, white rice, pasta. I’ve found oatmeal (5-minute, not instant) to be the only grain that does not spike my blood glucose. No sweeteners, or course. In fact, it should be obvious that sugar in any form is off the menu if you are serious about reversing DMT2. The only non-calorie sweetener that is perfectly safe is stevia.

      Whole eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Include healthy fats as well to help you feel full: butter, lard, raw cream, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil. Avoid Omega-6 fats like margarine and vegetable oils; not only are they GMO, they upset our Omega-3 vs. Omega-6 balance that is instrumental in heart disease.

      Global trotter is right about exercise too. A half-hour of walking a day would be ideal, but any activity is helpful, even 10-minute bursts of this and that. The more activity, the faster those numbers come down.

      There are a whole series of supplements and herbs that are supposed to help lower BG or improve insulin receptivity. I’ve tried them all – cinnamon, bitter melon, GTF chromium, ALA, Gymnema Sylvestre etc. – none of them helped me at all. Diet and exercise are what’s working for me. Good luck and stay focused!

  6. QUESTION:
    Can someone suggest natural cures for diabetes?
    I am tired of taking medications for years for my diabetes. As I grow older I want to reduce medication and switchover to natural cures if possible.

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes is not reversible. Please don’t discontinue any medication without discussing it with your doctor, and PLEASE don’t take advice from people who know so little about diabetes that they refer you to bastions of quackery like Mercola and Natural News.

      You don’t give your age, and you don’t say whether you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes, or whether it’s insulin you are taking.

      But in another question you talk about your love of junk food and how you don’t understand how it can be bad for you.

      Type 2 diabetes can often be controlled by diet alone; mine is. And junk food has no part in a diet for controlling type 2 diabetes. At my 6 monthly check ups, my average glucose level for the previous 3 months is regularly around 5.2; I don’t know where you live or how that translates, but it’s very good control. But I know that however controlled it is, however low I keep my blood glucose levels – I’ll still always be diabetic.

      There are no ‘natural cures’ for diabetes. It’s a bugger; I wish I wasn’t diabetic too, but it’s with me for life. It is for you too. I manage to keep on the straight and narrow by asking myself which I want more, chocolate or my feet? Junk food or my eyesight? No contest. If I had to take medication for diabetes my attitude would be the same.

      Please don’t run the risk of uncontrolled diabetes and the dire consequences that can have by abandoning your meds and going for any of the dubious (at best) ‘cures’ that may be recommended here.

  7. QUESTION:
    Where can I find arguments against an approaching Type 1 diabetes cure?
    I’m researching the possibility of cure for Type 1 diabetes, and my argument is that there will be a cure in the near future, if funding improves and if beta cell and immune research continues. This is for my AP research paper, and no, I’m not making others write it. Suprisingly, I can’t find a sufficient article arguing that a diabetes cure WON’T come soon, so i’m simply asking, does anyone know where I can find one? Any tips or sites are helpful, thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      …as much as I dislike the fact that you are asking yahoo-answers for an AP Essay….I’ll help you, my approach would be through stem-cell, maybe grow a healthy pancreas and have a transplant it in, and irradiate your immune system and transplant bone marrow

  8. QUESTION:
    Any ideas on natural cures for diabetes?
    I just found out that I am diabetic, and I don’t want to go on insulin.

    • ANSWER:
      I was diagnosed with diabetes 5 years ago. I found the natural diabetes support pill. Since I started taking the Nuturna nutrition supplement for diabetes my blood sugar level is the best its been in the past 5 years. After taking Nuturna every day for just 3 weeks my blood sugar dropped 20 points and is the best its been in years.

      Hope that helps you.

  9. QUESTION:
    Diabetes cured through diet and exercise?
    I heard a story about a boy who had diabetes at a young age because of genetic reasons. He had maintained an excellent diet his whole life and was on the wrestling team his freshman year of high school. Just a few weeks into wrestling season he was cured from diabetes and his body began to function as it is suppose to. I don’t know if this is a true story, but could it be possible? Is diabetes curable through diet and excercise?

    • ANSWER:
      That is quite a story, but I’ve never heard of this before. I would think if it were true, many people would be exercising alot more! I have had people with diabetes in my classes, and their blood sugar does come down and level out when they exercise on a consistent basis and they feel alot better. Being cured? No.

  10. QUESTION:
    Do you beleive in Pranayama(Yoga) for the diabetes cure?
    I read in web site about the same and I practice regulary, it seems it is effective.

    • ANSWER:
      I do. Pranayama is helpful in many or all conditions.Pranayama is different from yoga as it is known in the west.

  11. QUESTION:
    using melabic as a diabetes cure possibility, combined with diet and exercise, has anyone been helped by it?
    Melabic is proclaimed as a sugar stabilizer, is it credible? To me, elevates my blood sugar levels!

    • ANSWER:

  12. QUESTION:
    diabetes cure at the Asian diabetic association?
    where do I find information on it on it and the herbs that are supposed to be used? and don’t say it doesn’t exist because that is just being shortsighted. do I need to join the Kevin tredaeu website or email someone or what?
    I say dont say there isn’t one. and then tink says just that. Tredaeu is a brilliant guy for bringing us this info and I believe him. worst comes the worst I’ll get a subscription to his site.

    • ANSWER:
      That swine Trudeau will tell you about gymnema sylvestre – which does balance out sugar, but in 98% of people who have been formally diagnosed with diabetes, it just wont cut the mustard

      If you want to look up that herb, please do. I suggest everyone educate themselves to options – but whatever it is you do read, read with a healthy dose of skepticism, please. There are plenty of people on the internet who would sell you thier own mother for only .95

      Google pubmed – then plug gymnema into the search engine (I would do it here, but its an internal serach engine, and any link I put here wont actually take you there) – - that will give you the results of peer reviewed studies on the matter – - and there are some…so its worth looking.

      Dietary changes and excercise – thats your best bet – and I’m sure your doctor has suggested it. Please take it into consideration.

      Good Luck

  13. QUESTION:
    A new drug sold in France,not yet US, cures diabetes,high cholesterol, h. blood pressure.Anyone knows the name
    I have heard a new drug is already sold in France, but yet not aproved by FDA in the US, to cure high cholesterol, diabetes, and other symptoms related to obese people. I would like to know which lab is producing it and its commercial brand name.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, it’s called “diet and exercize”. Get your’s today!

  14. QUESTION:
    I am looking for natural cures for diabetes and depression. What is a good source?

    • ANSWER:
      go ask people personally that already have it

  15. QUESTION:
    How to cure diabetes in a young mother?
    A young mother of 24 yrs is having diabetes and she has to take insulin daily. What is the best ayurvedic, dietary or natural remedy for her? As she has to care for her baby all through the day, she is unable to do any exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes canNOT be cured. it can only be CONTROLLED.

      Since she is taking insulin, we are not clear if she is a Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetic. Treatment will be based on what type of diabetic she is.

      Type 1 Diabetes is characterized by a complete failure of the pancreas. This most often happens in children uner the age of 18, but it is not uncommon for young adults as old as 30 to get it. Type 2 Diabetes can also turn into Type1, after many years of poor treatment.

      Type 2 Diabetes is caused by being overweight. This is most common in adults over 40, but with society’s ways of eating wrong foods and failing to get exercise, Type 2 Diabetes is now showing up in children as young as 9 years old!

      And Type 2 Diabetes is VERY common if the mother had Gestational Diabetes while pregnant. In fact, a woman who has Gestational Diabetes is more than twice as likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes later in life.

      There is only ONE treatment for Type 1 Diabetes — insulin shots. Since the body produces NO insulin, the shots are necessary, or she will die. The ONLY alternative is a risky, painful, and expensive pancreas transplant.

      Type 2 diabetes can often be controlled through diet and exercise.

      The Type 2 Diabetes MUST COMPLETELY ELIMINATE sugar from their diet. They can have NO sugar. That means no colas, sports drinks, energy drinks, canned fruit juices, candies, cakes, ice cream, pudding, doughnuts, cookies — ANYTHING with sugar MUST be ELIMINATED from the diet.

      The patient MUST reduce the amounts of starches they eat. Eat fewer breads, crackers, pastas, rice, corn, and potatoes. It really help to get a Diabetic Cookbook, and learn what foods are starchy and what food are healthy.

      And the patient MUST get more exercise. “She has to care for her baby” is just an excuse. if she does not get more exercise she is going to be hospitalized, limtied to a wheelchair or nursing home, or die — any of the three will leave her baby with NO care, and dying will leave the baby without a mother.

      You could do her a great service by getting off the internet and volunteering to take care of the baby while she exercises!

      THERE IS NO CURE FOR DIABETES. IF she can develop the self-discipline to change her eating habits and lifestyle, then the diabetes can be CONTROLLED, and she will live as long and as happy as a healthy perseon.

      But for the rest of her life, the diabetes will still be inside her, just waiting for her to change her diet or forget to exercise. then, the diabetes will come back, and usually stronger and more viscious than before. the results can be heart attacks, strokes, blindness, amputation, kidney failure and dialysis — even death!

  16. QUESTION:
    How can you get Gastric bypass to cure diabetes when diabetes is a risk for complications for GB?
    Conclusions Complications occurred in 18.3% of patients, but 95% were treated without leading to lasting disability.
    Presence of diabetes, early surgeon experience, and an open approach are risk factors of complications.
    Hey Md I bet you wouldn’t do it on yourself. It’s not a “minor” operation or “low risk”.
    Hey Alex you may “correct diabetes” at your own risk cause DIABETES IS A RISK FACTOR FOR COMPLICATIONS IN THIS OPERATION GET IT?!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The most important risk factor for diabetes is Obesity. in ppl with obesity insulin resistance develops, meaning body stops responding to insulin .this increases blood glucose and hence causes diabetes.
      Gastric bypass is done on obese ppl to make them eat less. this very rapidly reduces their weight improving insuln resistance..body starts responding…blood glucose goes down…hence no diabetes..
      bottom line is in obese ppl with no other risk factors like smoking etc. u diabetes is caused by obesity..u correct obesity, diabetes goes away…

  17. QUESTION:
    How does gene therapy work to cure diabetes?
    Can someone please talk me through step by step the process of gene therapy! and how potentially in the future it could be used to cure diabetes. Thanks! And if you have any sources post the link to please

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/21c/genetics/geneticdiseasesrev2.shtml

      Have a look at the website above – it helped me to understand Gene Therapy better. The website is really good in explaining the simple steps. Hope you find this useful.

      :)

  18. QUESTION:
    Can you cure diabetes with natural medicine?
    I got some junk email about this book called: Diabetes without Drugs. My father and brother have diabetes and my mother is in danger of becoming diabetic. I have my doubts about this book and I was wondering if anyone can give me a review of this book.

    • ANSWER:
      Chili Extract A Possible Cure for Diabetes
      Scientists have discovered that after injecting capsaicin, a chili extract, insulin levels increased and restored blood glucose levels to normal virtually overnight. This discovery of the role for sensory nerves in diabetes opens door to new treatment strategies.

      Let’s cross our fingers.

      Tin

  19. QUESTION:
    My ferret has diabetes, whats a natural cure?
    I cant find anything out on-line and i don’t think diabetes natural cures are going to help a ferret with diabetes. Can anyone help please.

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    what is the herb that cures diabetes.?
    I have heard about it but people cant promote it because of the FDA
    my doctor gave me some pills called metoforin but i read on the label it causes diaria and vomiting. and you cant have any alcohal while taking them. well heck with that if I want diaria and vomiting I will drink piss water. their are alternitive herbs that cure diabetes. doctors want to just hook me on their drugs. sorry wont work would rather get hooked on drugs that make me mind silly. dont care for any drugs
    sean thanks so much. thats true that their is no cure . the only thing that cures is the body itself. the body is made that way. when you take these man made concoctions they cause other symptoms which the pharmusutical companies have a pill to relieve those symtoms that cause other symtoms which they have a pill for. the FDA, FTC, and the pharmasutical companies all have an agenda. not to make you well but to make money. they cant make money on natural remidies so they conspire to make sure people dont find out about them. I have done alot of research into the situation. most people dont even know that these medical schools get large donations from pharasutical companies to have doctors taught to prescribe their drugs.

    • ANSWER:
      there is no known cure for diabetes. there are only treatments. the Herb you are searching for is most probably “Cinnamon” that is known to be effective for Diabetics. Have a read below.

      http://www.diabetes-daily-care.com/natural-diabetes-cure.html

  21. QUESTION:
    Are there any alternative treatments/cures for Diabetes?
    In 1995 I suffered from acute pancreatitis. Surgeons removed 90% of my pancreas and this left me Type 2 diabetic. I was doing fine on pills until this past december my Endocrinologist decided to put me on Humulin R(about 15 units before meals) and and later on added Lantus(about 55 units 2x day) Insulins. In addition I’ve eaten healthier but I’ve gained about 20lbs. I really hate this and I want to get off insulin but doctors tell me that i had been using the pills (glyburide/metformin < and other variants of all these before that> and Actos) for too long and its not healthy for my liver. I’d prefer to not be on insulin dependency. I know there are stem cell studies and other research going on. But is there anything else I should be looking into ? Is insulin safe? The ingredients are horrific!
    Has anyone had success with other methods???
    I live in Arizona I’m a 44 year old male.
    Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      For type I and type II diabetics…

      I’ve found a wonderful book that will help you control your diabetes and minimize or even eliminate the complications. Some folks who became diabetic due to poor diet and obesity are effectively cured by following the advice in this book. I’m a type II, but it helps all types, especially those who became diabetic due to poor eating habits. It’s by an author who has really done his homework, Patrick Quillin, Phd. I have tried his suggestions and found them to be very helpful. I have no complications whatsoever and my blood sugar levels are quite stable. Yes, I still have to take Metformin (Glucophage) daily, but it’s the minimum dosage (500mg) and I only have to take it twice a day. I have been off Metformin for as much as a week, but this was with vigorous exercise. Many, what I call, non-hereditary type IIs (those that don’t have a recent relative who had it) have gotten off medication completely, just with diet, exercise, and supplements. So, in some instances, it most certainly can be ‘effectively’ cured.

      The book explains what’s going on in our system and what to do about it. It’s really easy and inexpensive. It’s basically diet, supplements and exercise. For example, did you know that cinnamon helps blood sugar absorbtion? It also controls cholesterol and triglycerides. This is according to the USDA: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/fnrb/fnrb0104.htm#pinch

      For men: Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction? I was. Yes, WAS. Now that everything’s under control, I’m able to have nearly normal sex again.

      Read more about it here:

      http://www.diabetesimprovement.com/

      I’ve also put together a little webpage highlighting some of the things I’ve learned here: http://www.geocities.com/seabulls69/Type_II_Diabetes.html

      Here’s another great health site with all kinds of general health information:

      http://www.chetday.com

  22. QUESTION:
    What makes Dr. Faustman think that treating people with Diabetes with BCG will cure it?
    I understand she successfully cured Diabetes in mice but this treatment has already been studied in prior research and has been given as part of standard vaccinations to people in Europe. If anyone with a good background in science can explain why her method would be more advanced, that would be most appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      To respond to the second posting:
      Dr. Faustman used the well-known immune stimulant called CFA (complete Freuds Adjuvant) initially in her mice research. As you state, one can not use CFA in humans as it is not safe. However, you did not mention that she searched for an equivalent substance known to have the same stimulatory effect that she could use in humans. She found the generic, safe and readily available substance called BCG. She has publicly stated that she also used BCG in mice with the same original effects as CFA. The human trials are currently using BCG. Faustman has shown, along with other scientists from other labs, that these immune stimulants stimulate the production of TNF alpha in the body. It is also shown that in the presence of elevated TNF alpha levels, the targeted autoreactive T cells responsible for continually killing the islet cells die off.
      Dr. Faustman’s later experiments revealed that the role of islet regeneration may come from precursor cells in the spleen, or splenocytes. This belief has no part in whether her treatment will work in humans or not as she never planned to use these cells in her protocol. Dr. Faustman is attempting to eliminate the underlying autoimmune disease by first “selectively” killing off the autoreactive T cells while sparing healthy cells. Once the autoimmune cells are truly eliminated, it is believed and heavily supported by other research that regeneration of islet cells can occur even in those who have lived with diabetes for many years. Research has found that regeneration of islet cells may occur from existing islet cells in the pancreas, or from stem cells found in the pancreas, or what Faustman’s research has shown from one’s spleen. By the way, Dr. Faustman’s research showing regeneration of islet cells from splenocytes was replicated by an NIH group showing 100% replication results. In any case, Faustman and others believe that the ability of regeneration of islets can occur probably from different sources. However, it’s the elimination of the underlying autoimmune disease that may very well be the key for this to happen as a cure. The goal of Dr. Faustman’s project is to remove the disease with a safe substance so that the body can then have time to regenerate new islet cells.
      It is also important to point out that since Dr. Faustman’s discovery many human clinical trials in the field of blocking the autoimmune disease and regeneration have started. Most, if not all of these are recruiting only newly diagnosed patients. Most of these trials continue to use different immune suppressant drugs, some with a history of severe side effects when used for life threatening diseases like lymphomas. Not one of these human trials is attempting the selective removal of disease.
      Dr. Faustman’s phase I human clinical trial using BCG started in January of 2008 and is estimated to be completed this summer. Phase II of the human clinical trial is expected to start at the end of the year depending solely on funding.

      To answer the first posting:
      You are right when you say that other scientists in the past have used BCG in mice and even in human clinical trials. However, these human clinical trials only used “one vaccinated dose” of BCG while they looked for an end result of reversal of diabetes. They also did not know the mechanism of why BCG had an effect in mice but, proceeded to human clinical trials anyway.
      It is known from Dr. Faustman’s studies and others that BCG, as an immune stimulant, stimuates the natural production of TNF alpha in the body. In the presence of elevated TNF alpha levels, the targeted autoreactive T-cells (responsible for killing the islet cells) die. Dr. Faustman’s studies show that it will take “a lot more than one vaccinated dose” of BCG to show any sort of end result of reversing diabetes ( ie: decreased insulin doses or off of insulin totally).
      It is very important to mention that Faustman’s human clinical trial has the means of reliably measuring the killing off of these autoreactive T-cells with TNF alpha. Therefore, determining increased dosing of BCG has the best chance of being successful in phase II of her human clinical trail. Past BCG trials did not have this means.
      A good analogy is the use of antibiotics to treat an infection. Imagine if science only tried one dose of an antiobiotic to test its ability to clear an infection? We all know that it takes a lot more than 1 dose to see the end result of clearing that infection.

  23. QUESTION:
    How can i raise money to donate to cure diabetes?
    i’m 15 years old and really would like to raise money to help the cause of diabetes. Should i have a bake sale, sell things i just don’t know what to do for it and if so where can i sell things to raise money for it thanks for all your help

    • ANSWER:
      Your best bet would be to get a JOB. Yes a JOB. And then give all money to research. Give it to Nasa. They promised a cure for diabetes 30 years ago. Billions of dollars later, NOTHING.

      Wishful Thinking. Or magical thinking. Which means , Having a thought and then it just happens! Better yet just buy ice cream cones for diabetics. They will be happy and you will feel fulfilled!

  24. QUESTION:
    Where can I find good information about diabetes treatment and diabetes management?
    I am a diabetic looking for information about how to treat diabetes, how to manage diabetes, how to cure diabetes, etc. Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I found a website recently (links below) that had a ton of good info, videos, diabetic products, diabetic supplies, etc. Hope this helps :-)

      Diet for Diabetes – http://diabetestreatment-diabetesmanagement.com/diet-for-diabetes-eat-to-win/

      Cure for Diabetes – http://diabetestreatment-diabetesmanagement.com/cure-for-diabetes/

  25. QUESTION:
    Is there a vaccine that could cure diabetes? How exactly does it work?
    And why a vaccine? Why not a tablet or something?

    • ANSWER:
      There is currently no cure for diabetes, vaccine or otherwise. It is hoped that someday stem cell research might produce a cure for type 1 diabetes by replacing the Islet cells which has the possibility of restoring beta cell function. In the meantime it is pills or insulin injection.

  26. QUESTION:
    In your opinion, should the government invest tax money in preventing and curing diabetes?
    Please, answer the question while at least giving 3 examples for why you agree or disagree. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      No. Period . Why ? because it’s in the best interest of drug companies to produce drugs , because of the life long profits. No cures.And drug companies own the govt. So all the money spent would be for newer and more expensive drugs. Curing any disease is not profitable , unless the cost is so high. But then it would be out of reach for most of us.
      By the way, the new expensive drug are very dangerous. Januvia and onglaza are prone in producing cancer. Actos heart and bone fractures. Byetta is a bust. The ol’ standby is Metformin. And it work well with very few side effects. And the new insulins, WOW , if you don’t have health ins. the cost is prohibitive.
      For type 2 diabetes , the best investment would be Parents to Educate the kid how to eat healthy , maintain a healthy weight and to exercise daily.

      For type one , nothing can be done to prevent it . For a cure of type 1 now is Transplant. First of all there are not enough donors and the cost is not worth it.Because so few could afford it.

      All my opinion,
      So take care

      Tin.

  27. QUESTION:
    HOW TO CURE diabetes mellitus WITHOUT HAVING MEDICINE ?
    Please help me . My mom got diabetes mellitus and I don’t want her to have medicine . ‘cuz it will be bad 4 her health.
    Thanks a lot .

    • ANSWER:
      I am assuming that she has Type II diabetes and not Type I. Type 1 always requires insulin to treat and there is no cure except the possible successful pancreas transplant.

      Type II is usually characterized by obesity. Treatment includes diet, excercise, pills and in some cases, insulin. I have heard that for some people the diabetes “goes away” if they lost weight. There is a recent study where if a diabetic undergoes gastric bypass surgery that the diabetes disappears before the ultimate weight loss. It is a very new study and here is a link to the article on Yahoo…….

      http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?cl=7492540

      No one likes to medicate themselves, but diabetes can be controlled with medication so a person can lead a long and healthy life. Diabetes has many complications, some of which can be life threatening. So if given a choice, I’d rather take the medication than face possible death.

  28. QUESTION:
    Do I need to bring food and drinks for my team to a walk to cure diabetes?
    We put together a family team for a JDRF walk and have about 50 people walking with us. I wasn’t sure if we are supposed to supply the food and drinks for our walkers or if JDRF provides all that. We’ll be walking this Saturday, November 14 so I’ll need an answer pretty soon. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      That is a wonderful achievement! I am excited for you! I wish I had the experience of knowing for sure if they supply the food and drink or if you need to provide it yourself – however, I use this rule of thumb, if you are diabetic, you never leave anything for chance, bring a little cooler of things that will help you get through the day…

      You could contact the people who organized this event to find out for sure if there will be refreshment provided – I bet that is part of the plan, as I went on a walkathon, and the sponsors provided sandwiches and cool drinks-

      Thanks for doing what you are doing -

  29. QUESTION:
    But, I read an article that there is a “factor” that is in the coffee to help cure diabetes?
    I read it from the link, and I forgot it, that there it is possible that coffee can be one of the remedy for diabetes, of course with the absence of sugar.

    • ANSWER:
      Dudez,

      While you can ‘fix’ the early/beginning stages of diabetes (such as insulin resistance and others), once you have the full onslaught of diabetes you must continue to manage it throughout your life.

      While studies have shown that drinking coffee can help lower the risk of getting type 2 diabetes, they didn’t state that it cured it. The second group of studies showed the caffeine in coffee may play a role in weight gain and hinder a diabetics weight management program. Caffeine is also shown to increase the blood glucose in diabetics. That’s why it’s not good for full on diabetics to drink highly caffeinated drinks.

      I don’t know if this will help you on your coffee drinking experience, but it’s had a great track record. Skinny Coffee is certified low glycemic by the GRI (an essential key in proper diet plans) and has been proven to be fat burning. It contains buffered/blunted caffeine so it doesn’t work against the body’s weight or glucose levels. Some of the reports have come in saying their customers have seen results on their preexisting weight conditions such as hypothyroidism and even diabetics are finding great results in regards to the lowering of their blood sugar levels. This might be an option worth looking into if you are trying to lose weight or are looking for ways to control your blood sugar levels.

      Regardless, if you’re looking to manage diabetes and are unable to switch your coffee brand or would rather not give up your morning fling with your coffee cup it is suggested first to use low glycemic and non-cephalic sweeteners and creamers to give you a healthier cup altogether that will help aid in weight loss. Any artificial sweetener will work against your diet, whether it’s zero carb or not (scientific link to new studies below).

      Hope this helps and we wish you the best.

      Warmest Regards,
      Authentically A.

      http://www.angelascoffeeshop.com/

  30. QUESTION:
    How effective is Amzylite for curing diabetes or at least to treat it?
    Amzylite currently is the best treatment and cure for diabetes.
    Published articles www.aace.com/meetings/ams/2009/pdf/ABSTRACTS.pdf
    www.aace.com/meetings/ams/2007/pdfs/2007AM-Abstracts.pdf
    Also visit www.saccharidestech.com

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for diabetes. It can only be managed through, diet, exercise and medication if advised.

      To David G, no one ever said insulin was a cure. It is however, a godsend to the management of Type 1′s like myself. There is no other way that I (or my endocrinologist) have heard of to control my blood sugars.

      EDIT: any p, you don’t know jack about diabetes. Do a search on Type 1 and get your facts straight.

  31. QUESTION:
    how does chanting cures diabetes and how it is helpful the chanting ishellpful to pregnant ladies?

    • ANSWER:
      WTF are you talking about? Maybe try chanting in C++ or maybe JAVA. Maybe it will help, I dont know…

  32. QUESTION:
    What inexpensive spice can cure diabetes and similar diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a problem with Diabetes some years back. I used this product for about a year before I started making my own.

  33. 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.

  34. QUESTION:
    Ethical issues for gene therapy to cure diabetes?
    Is there any ethical issues in gene therapy to cure diabetes. This is where they take insulin genes from a donor and inject them into a diabetic so they can produce their own insulin.

    • ANSWER:
      None that I can see as long as the donor is willing.

  35. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard about a cure for diabetes used with…?
    I hear this one scientist found that lettuce could possibly cure diabetes, this guys name is Henry Daniell… has anyone heard about it, I just found out that it was on the news 2 years ago and i never knew a thing about it, until i tried to research about the cure myself… I mean, has anyone heard about any follow ups on that research? and if you want to see it on the news go to youtube and type in “Diabetes cured with lettuce”

    • ANSWER:
      The key to curing a disease that affects 21 million people in the U.S. could be found on your dinner table nearly every night.

      One University of Central Florida professor may have finally unlocked the code to wipe diabetes completely off the map.

      Dr. Henry Daniell and his team of 20 bio-medical researchers have worked for five years, experimenting with genetically modified lettuce and its affect on diabetes patients.

      They have come up with what they believe is a cure for diabetes.

      “This would be not only a cure, but also an inexpensive cure,” Daniell said.

      A person with diabetes is sentenced to a lifetime of needles and careful monitoring of their blood sugar levels.

      “I believe that it’s going to be a very significant advancement and so far there has been no permanent cure for diabetes,” said Daniell. “This is the first time the root cause of the problem, the immune disorder, is tackled.”

      Genetically modified lettuce is grown in a lab at UCF.

      A leaf is placed in a machine and injected with the human gene for insulin.

      “We can really be happy that we have made progress that helps a society, especially large numbers of people,” said Daniell.

      For people living with diabetes, the find is a major breakthrough.

      Daniell said he has been stunned by the response from his find.

      He’s received thousands of e-mails and phone calls, mostly from Florida residents.

      Daniell first tested his insulin-producing lettuce on mice, and the results were shocking.

      “By the end of the study, the diabetic mice had normal blood and urine sugar levels,” Daniell said. “And their cells were producing normal levels of insulin.”

      These results occurred after just eight weeks of treatment.

      Daniell said if human trials, which are now under way, are successful, it would impact millions of diabetics worldwide and provide a permanent and affordable cure for the disease.

      His team has found a way to grind the lettuce down to a fine green powder that can be distributed in the form of a capsule, which helps regulate the dosage.

      Daniell is currently conducting clinical trials with a major pharmaceutical company.

      If all goes well, this cure for diabetes could be made available to millions of people with diabetes in four years.

      Now if you believe this , I have a bridge over here in THAILAND that I would like to sell to you.
      Pipe dreams are easily sold to the unwary.

      Kitty

  36. QUESTION:
    Is a Vegan Diet good for diabetes?
    I have recently heard that a vegan diet would cure diabetes. Is there any evidence of this that can be found/ What percent of vegans are diabetic? I appreciate any input on this subject from those of you with information. Have a wonderful weekend and a fabulous LORD’s DAY! Thank you, Eds, A Simple Christian .
    Pangel and KatyZo,
    I am a type 1 diabetic of more than 40 years. I have done more reseascr on the topic than most medics that I have been with. Their expertise is NOT diet at all. I have an allergy to some milk products that has been with me since birth and the research that I have read found that every type 1 diabetic also has this to be the case. I watched a newscast that a gentleman told that he had and could cure diabetes from a change of diet to EXCLUDE all meat products and biproducts. I believe that this is a vegan diet essentially. I will get HIS name and include it here.

    • ANSWER:
      is that type 1 or type 2 Eds
      type 2 is diet controlled and may benefit from a vegan diet
      type one needs carbohydrates in order for the insulin to take effect , so a vegan diet would be very difficult with type 2
      I would definitely ask your doctor about this before taking anyones opinion on it though

  37. QUESTION:
    Best option for diabetes, aerobics or yoga?
    Please suggest best option for diabetes cure and to activate pancreas to avoid long run complications,

    if yoga what exercises if exercise please suggest them

    • ANSWER:
      If you would like to best learn how to manage diabetes and possibly cure it, go to this web site:

      www.healthremedyresources.com

  38. QUESTION:
    Is there insulin injection to cure diabetes forever?
    I heard from reliable sources that there is an injuction which cure diabetes permanently.It is avialable in american and since last two years it is avialable in India as well as in mumbai.If it is so let me know where should I get it and what will be the cost of it and morever is it cure permanently in an injuction?

    • ANSWER:
      We received an unsolicited e-mail on October 19, 2002, from “Doctor Ho Wing” that read as follows:
      Drug companies and some doctors keep telling diabetes “NO CURE” “UNCURABLE” do you know why ?
      I CURE Diabetes Disease, Absolutely !
      I CURE diabetes disease, believe me, never Insulin injection, forget your diabetes for ever. I keep your Pancreas working and Glucose under 200 mg/dl for ever with NO MEDICATION. Normal Glucose range for NON-DIABETICS is 70-120mg/dl, Normal Glucose range for CURED DIABETICS is 70-199mg/dl, The Glucose range for DIABETICS is 200-550mg/dl.
      I accept only type 1 diabetics or very serious cases. My cure for this disease is Chinese Herbal and natural medicine. It is a 2 to 4 months direct Treatment from doctor to patient.
      NO INJECTION ! NO SURGERY ! NO DANGEROUS DRUGS !
      Absolutely NO SIDE EFFECT !
      Remember ! You pay my Treatment after you are CURED and SATISFIED ! Otherwise, DO NOT PAY ! Before your doctor start to cut your foot and hand, please call ! let me save your life !

      [Curiosity led me to search the Internet for anything reflecting Dr. Wing's capabilities. The following website seems to be the only discussion. At EL Rincón de la Polémica, which is in Spanish, there's a page entitled El Dr. Ho Wing y la cura de la diabetes (Dr. Ho Wing and the cure of diabetes). It seems that others have questioned his methods, and he has not responded adequately. A rough translation of the conclusion of the article is as follows.]
      Of all the repercussions, one letter stands out: it was sent to Ho Wing by Dr Alberto Alvarez Melero, diabetólogist, Director of Metabolism of Clinical Santa Clarita of the English Hospital of the Northwest (Tijuana, Mexico):

      “To dare to say that there is a diabetes cure, when we have nothing to judge it scientifically… is not an easy task. Therefore I respectfully request to Dr Ho Wing to please send his scientific studies on the matter to me. I promise him to be impartial and to put in the scientific balance his experimental results and methods.

      If there is the ability to reproduce these resultes in a laboratory approved by the world-wide scientific community and to be certain of the observations, I will be first in writing to the Karolinska Institute so that it is evaluated for him to receive the Nobel prize”.

      We received an unsolicited e-mail on November 24, 2002, that read as follows:
      Hello Friends,
      I’m sending this letter to my entire email list because I’m so excited about an article that was sent to me about a new product that has just been developed for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and High Cholesterol. It’s working MIRACLES!!! … The Manufacturers of Glucotor Are So Sure of This Product They Are Offering a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. …

      But someone wrote to the website, and got the following answer:
      Question:
      Dear Healing America: I have a friend and her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 3 years old. Now he is 12 I think and on daily insulin shots. I listen to the training call last night and I know that the Glucotor helps people with type 2 diabetes but could it help someone with type 1 also? At least to control his blood sugar so that he didn’t have to be on insulin or at least cut back on his shots. Or can this in any way help someone with type 1 diabetes if so in what way and what would the dosage be? This is really someone I would love to help out so thank you for your time. Tina

      Answer:
      So far we haven’t attempted to try it on a Type1. The reason being the medical doctors on board say that it won’t work for a type 1. The guarntee wouldn’t apply to a Type 1. They need to go into it knowing it probably won’t work BUT who knows.

      [Hmm. Interesting guarantee. If you have type 1 diabetes, they will encourage you to buy the stuff, "knowing it probably won't work", but they won't give you your money back if it doesn't work!]

  39. QUESTION:
    which is the best medicine to cure diabetes type 2 with minimum side effects?
    1 metaformin with pioz and glimipride
    2 vildaglyptin
    3 sitaglyptin
    4 sexaglyptin
    or any new medicine
    before answerin g the question just go through the salts and side effects of the same as this is not a simple question it may be very helpful for the cure of many patients who do not know the latest developments in the field of diabetis

    • ANSWER:
      Sahil, I think you mean best meds to treat diabetes.
      I think Pioz is Actos. I would never take this drug. It’s too dangerous.Heart problems , bone loss.Even eye problems.

      Also I would not take combination drugs. Metformin is great(Max dosage is 2500 mg)
      Glimepride is also good.
      Why not take combo drugs? Well how would you adjust the dosage?

      I take 2000mg. Metformin plus 2 mg. Glimipride. My fasting is 96 and my HBA1C is 5.2
      But these great numbers have a lot to do with the fact that I Nordic Walk 1 1/2 hours a day , 7 days a week. Also my Blood pressure and Cholesterol is normal due to the exercise.
      None of the new drugs are tested enough , so stick with the tried and true.
      Take care
      tin

  40. QUESTION:
    What is the natural cure for Diabetes and Multiple sclerosis?
    You always hear about natural cures for diseases, but you never hear of what they are or even the treatments. I’ve heard there is a natural cure for Herpes, diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, and hypertension, but no one ever seems to know what they are, or where they can be found. I have even read that book ‘Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About’ by Kevin Trudeau and he just beats around the bush. Is there anyone out there with solid evidence and answers?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sure that if there was solid evidence backed by real proof of natural cures for diseases that _many_ healthcare professionals would be talking about them, they would be in respected journals, even the so-called ‘evil’ pharmaceutical companies would be manufacturing ‘enhanced’, ‘safer’, ‘more effective’ natural cures. Just look at all the various companies that make different kinds of Vitamin C, Rosehips, Iron pills, and the like for your local grocery store.

      IMHO, I think you’re best bet is to work with a professional doctor.

      ===============
      Be cautious when referencing Kevin Trudeau’s “Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About.” Do a little reading on this guy, then decide for yourself. Personally, I think he’s a huckster out to make a buck using ridiculous claims backed by pseudo-science and possibly outright untruths .. but that’s just my opinion .. and some other people like doctors, respected journalists, etc.

      Analysis of Kevin Trudeau’s “Natural Cures” Infomercial (2004) by Stephen Barrett, M.D.

      http://www.infomercialwatch.org/tran/trudeau.shtml

      Wikipedia entry

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_Cures_%22They%22_Don’t_Want_You_To_Know_About

      Kevin Trudeau Banned from Infomercials

      http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/09/trudeaucoral.htm

      20/20 Report “King Con? Bestselling Author Selling Questionable Cures to the Desperate and Gullible”

      http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1527774

      Skeptic’s Dictionary

      http://skepdic.com/trudeau.html

  41. QUESTION:
    There is now a cure for Diabetes?
    I have yet to research the validity of the story I heard on the radio today that a lab in Canada has cured diabetes in mice. Is this true? A single injection that causes the pancreas to communicate correctly with the nervous system, something along those lines. If this is indeed true, what are the odds drug companies would make it and sell it? I hate to be negative, but why would they? Anyway, just curious if anyone else heard a similar story.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3266987.stm

    That is just one link I found. It seems that this story is being swept hard and fast under the rug.

    • ANSWER:
      A cure in mice does not automatically translate into humans, unfortunately. We have cured mice using many methods already.

      This research is more “basic science” research, and is a long way off from clinically helping human Type 1 diabetics tomorrow.

      The media also often doesn’t always present the facts straight. I am cautiously optomistic, and suggest we wait and see.

      Here is an article relating to the topic:
      Canadian Scientists Close in on Diabetes Cure

      ——————————————————————————–

      ——————————————————————————–

      Team finds hope for diabetes cure
      Dec. 15, 2006. 07:02 AM
      MEGAN OGILVIE
      HEALTH REPORTER

      A Toronto-led team of researchers has discovered a trigger for Type 1 diabetes, a breakthrough that has long evaded scientists and could lead the way to preventing the disease.

      The team found that abnormal nerve endings in the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas initiated a chain of events that caused Type 1 diabetes in mice. When they removed the nerve cells, the mice did not develop the disorder.

      That means diabetes may be a disease of the nervous system, not just an autoimmune disease, said Dr. Hans Michael Dosch, a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and the study’s main investigator.

      Until now, research has primarily focused on the immune system and why it attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells, called islets.

      But Dosch, working with colleagues at Sick Kids, the University of Calgary and Maine’s Jackson Laboratory, identified a control circuit between islet cells and their related sensory nerves. Disrupting this circuit led to inflammation around the islets and eventually to their destruction. Without these cells, the mice could not make insulin.

      “This control circuit is the real cause of diabetes,” Dosch said.

      Experts say the findings, reported yesterday in the journal Cell, will change the way scientists think about diabetes.

      “It really is a breakthrough for the diabetes community,” said Pam Ohashi, a professor of immunology at the University of Toronto and a senior scientist at the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research.

      Dosch has immediate plans to move his research from mice to humans. He is launching a clinical trial in January to figure out if patients who have a high risk of Type 1 diabetes have the same sensory nerve abnormalities.

      “If they do, then we have fantastic new therapeutic strategies,” said Dosch, who is also a professor of pediatrics and immunology at U of T.

      Michelle Wing knows the toll diabetes brings to a family. Her 8-year-old daughter Marielle has the disease, and her two young sons, ages 4 and 18 months, are at high risk of getting it.

      Diabetes affects every aspect of their lives, she said, describing how the Oakville family is bound by an extensive routine of blood tests, insulin injections and strict meal times. Dosch plans to invite the family to join the clinical trial.

      Wing said she came close to tears after hearing that researchers may have found a way to one day prevent Type 1 diabetes.

      “Seeing what Marielle goes through every day of her life, to prevent other children from going through that,” Wing said. “To prevent other parents in the middle of the night worrying their child will go into a diabetic coma…

      ——————————————————————————–
      `It’s fantastic that there could be a prevention of this for other children’

      Michelle Wing, whose daughter has diabetes and two sons are at risk of getting it

      ——————————————————————————–

      “It’s fantastic that there could be a prevention of this for other children.”

      Toronto has a long history of diabetes research, including the discovery of insulin by Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best in 1921-22.

      More than 200,000 Canadians have Type 1 diabetes, which most people get as children or teenagers. It should not be confused with the more common Type 2 diabetes, where the body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use the insulin it makes.

      Insulin is a hormone produced by the islet cells that helps regulate blood sugar levels in the body.

      People with Type 1 diabetes have to take daily insulin injections and regularly monitor their blood sugars. But the injections aren’t a cure and they can’t prevent side effects such as stroke, blindness, heart attack and kidney failure.

      In the lab mice, so-called TRPV1 sensory neurons produced a specific kind of neuropeptide responsible for maintaining a healthy environment for the insulin-producing islet cells. If the balance was disrupted in any way, the immune system launched an attack on the islets, triggering Type 1 diabetes.

      Eliminating these neurons or stopping their signals to the immune system prevented the chain of events that initiate Type 1 diabetes.

      More research is needed to find out if this theory will work in humans, not to mention if it will shed light on new therapies for Type 2 diabetes, Dosch said.

      In a reversal of what they expected, the researchers also found injecting substance P a chemical secreted by nerve cells into mice whose islet cells were inflamed and on the way to being destroyed not only eliminated the inflammation but reversed it.

      “The blood glucose normalizes overnight and it stays low for weeks to months this is with a single shot,” Dosch said.

      “We now have 4-month-old mice that are non-diabetic that used to be diabetic” a period equivalent to six to eight years in humans.

      The research is still in its early days, cautioned Dr. Ehud Ur, professor of medicine at Dalhousie University and chair of the clinical and scientific section of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Like other experts, he is less convinced about whether diabetes can be cured, noting the team’s findings have no relevance to people who already have Type 1 diabetes.

      Still, he added, the discovery that nerves are involved in regulating the pancreas opens up new avenues of research.

      “We have a whole new target for therapy.

      “It’s always been the pancreas or the immune system. Now we have a new player.”

      With files from Canadian Press

  42. QUESTION:
    When will the human genome project be done? And we know how to cure?
    Cure for mental illness, cures for diabetes, cures for everything. How far away are we, what are scientists working on now?

    • ANSWER:
      Working on proper sentences, we scientists are.

      The core of the human genome project (the sequencing and cataloguing of the genome itself) is done. As for what all the genes do and how their product proteins function… well, genomics and proteomics as fields have their jobs cut out for them for a good while yet.

      (Also, scientists aren’t just geneticists… Asking what scientists are working on now is like asking what any one person in the world is doing at a given time. All sorts of cool things. Look up “Large Hadron Collider” for some cool physics updates.)

  43. QUESTION:
    How does gastric bypass surgery cure diabetes? Please help?

    Im giving a presentation next monday on the topic that gastric bypass surgeries such as the roux-en-Y and the duodenal switch are proven to cure or reverse diabetes. I have found some therioes on possible explanations of how this is possible but wanted to see if anyone could come up with some others through articles. Any help i would greatly appreciate

    • ANSWER:
      Looking at your avatar name you might be an MD, so I am probably not telling you anything new by saying that there are 2 types of diabetes; type 1, in which the insulin production is decreased, and type 2 (“adult onset”), in which the response of the body to insulin is decreased. Type 2 is the type associated with obesity, and it is known that even modest weight loss can restore insulin sensitivity.

      I am not an MD, nor a specialist in diabetes, but according to Wikipedia (for what that’s worth), certain types of gastric bypass surgery have a high success rate in reverting diabetes type 2. Folli et al. Med Clin North Am 91:393-414.

      Although it was first believed that weight loss would be the main cause of the effectiveness of gastric bypass surgery, there is now increasing evidence that the removal of duodenum and other intestinal parts might be responsible.

      Here is a couple of recent studies and reviews that should be able to help you further:

      1: Isr Med Assoc J. 2008 May;10(5):350-3.

      Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity:
      experience with 50 patients.

      Khalaileh A, Matot I, Schweiger C, Appelbaum L, Elazary R, Keidar A.

      Department of General Surgery, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center,
      Jerusalem, Israel.

      BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is currently considered the gold standard
      surgical option for the treatment of morbid obesity. Open RYGB is associated with
      a high risk of complications. Laparoscopic RYGB has been shown to reduce
      perioperative morbidity and improve recovery. OBJECTIVES: To review our
      experience with laparoscopic RYGB during a 19 month period. METHODS: The data
      were collected prospectively. The study group comprised all patients who
      underwent laparoscopic RYGB for treatment of morbid obesity as their primary
      operation between February 2006 and July 2007. The reported outcome included
      surgical results, weight loss, and improved status of co-morbidities, with
      follow-up of up to 19 months. RESULTS: The mean age of the 50 patients was 36.7
      years. Mean body mass index was 44.7 kg/m2 (range 35-76 kg/m2); mean duration of
      surgery was 171 minutes. There was no conversion to open surgery. The mean length
      of stay was 4 days (range 2-7 days). Five patients (10%) developed a
      complication, but none of them required early reoperation and there were no
      deaths. Mean follow-up was 7 months (range 40 days-19 months). The excess body
      weight loss was 55% and 61% at 6 and 12 months respectively. Diabetes resolved
      completely or significantly improved in all five patients with this condition, as
      did hypertension in eight patients out of nine. CONCLUSIONS: Laparoscopic RYGB is
      feasible and safe. The results in terms of weight loss and correction of
      co-morbidities are comparable to other previously published studies. However,
      only surgeons with experience in advanced laparoscopic as well as bariatric
      surgery should attempt this procedure.

      1: J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Apr;108(4 Suppl 1):S40-4.

      Obesity surgery: evidence for diabetes prevention/management.

      Cummings S, Apovian CM, Khaodhiar L.

      MGH Weight Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

      Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing insulin resistance and
      type 2 diabetes. Development of type 2 diabetes can be delayed or sometimes
      prevented from manifestation in individuals with obesity that are able to lose
      weight. Weight loss can be achieved either medically with behavioral therapies
      that combine diet and exercise treatment or with behavioral therapies combined
      with weight-loss medications or weight-loss surgery. There is strong evidence of
      an amelioration or resolution of type 2 diabetes in patients undergoing gastric
      bypass surgery. A recently published retrospective cohort study indicated that
      long-term total mortality from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer after gastric
      bypass surgery was substantially reduced. In this review, we summarize the
      evidence of surgical interventions in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

      : Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2008 Apr;15(2):153-8.

      Gastrointestinal surgery as treatment for type 2 diabetes.

      Moo TA, Rubino F.

      Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University-New York Presbyterian
      Hospital, New York, New York 10065, USA.

      PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the incidence of type 2 diabetes continues to rise
      worldwide at epidemic proportions, endeavors to find more effective therapies
      increase. Gastrointestinal bypass surgery is now gaining awareness as a potential
      effective and long-term treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: There is now a substantial
      body of evidence supporting the efficacy of gastrointestinal surgery in
      controlling type 2 diabetes. This is well documented in several studies of obese
      diabetic patients undergoing gastrointestinal bypass procedures. Additionally,
      smaller studies and case reports also demonstrate the efficacy of
      gastrointestinal byp

  44. QUESTION:
    By alkaline treatment without any medicine diabetes become under control in Naturopathy. Why can’g try?
    There is a Naturopathy Clinic in Kalamuri, a remote village near Moonnupeedika in Trichur District, Kerala, India. I have personal experience of many patients from near and far have got cured Diabetes only due to alkaline treatment and food control. Difficult to believe but true.

    • ANSWER:
      That’s not at all difficult for me to believe, .. but thanks for sharing that here. Such awareness needs to be shared with the public.

      The modern processed and refined food diet has created an epidemic of diabetes here in the US. … and the acid promoting and quality nutrient lacking effects of such a diet are responsible for more illness than just diabetes. … Perhaps India can inform it’s people and turn things around before it gets worse there.

  45. QUESTION:
    is it possible to cure diabetes?
    ive had type 1 milletus since i was 14 months.
    and i have heard a while back that they are close.
    but they have been sayin that for years.
    do you think stem cells could actually work? or is it something else?

    • ANSWER:
      If we would ever get a capible president to allow the use of stem cell studies there will definately be a cure. Until then, it’s just a fact of life that you need to control you disease and not let it control you! Be so very thankful that you have something that is 100% controllable. I know its a pain in the a**, but with the advancement in science and technology, it’s nothing to keep it under control. It’s so easy now.

  46. QUESTION:
    Are there any natural cures for diabetes in cats??
    Our 14 year old cat is showing major signs of diabetes (he’s extremely skinny, has an insatiable appetite and can eat continuously)… he gets extremely upset (it would probably literally kill him) when he goes to the vet..
    please help!! he’s the sweetest little black persian with a snaggle tooth and he squeeks… he’s magical.. help save hans
    thanks in advance!!

    • ANSWER:
      Poor kitty.
      If he has diabetes, give your cat virgin organic coconut oil and butter. It will bring down the blood sugar level. Also I’d give him a little cod liver oil. If he does not lick the cod liver oil by himself, you might need to get a syringe from theVet and squirt 2cc’s of cod liver oil in his mouth. Feed your kitty liver or canned food. Not the dry food. Dry food has too many carbohyrdrates for him.

      If it’s not diabetes, have the Vet check his Thyroid. My cat was eating 4 cans a day and losing weight rapidly. It turns out her thyroid was not working properly and had to go on thyroid medication.

      http://www.coconutdiet.com/diabetes.htm

  47. QUESTION:
    Where can I find neat diabetes myspace layouts?
    I’m a type 1 juvenile diabetic and I am looking for a neat diabetes/support/cure diabetes layout for my myspace profile- any of those would be wonderful!! Thanks so much for any help!!

    • ANSWER:
      myspace “diabetes layouts”

      http://www.layouts.fm/preview/1311508/cure%20diabetes.html

      http://www.coolchaser.com/layout/keywords/diabetes

      not much, if you can find a blank template, and your choice of images, you could put one together

      Juvenile Diabetes pics

      http://photobucket.com/images/%20diabetes/

      http://tinypic.com/search.php?type=images&tag=+diabetes+

      http://www.deviantart.com/#order=9&q=diabetes

      LoveMyFlash / Flash Layouts

      http://www.lovemyflash.com/

      RockYou

      http://www.rockyou.com/

      Juvenile Diabetes

      http://www.jdrf.ca/

      http://www.jdrf.org/

      ..

  48. QUESTION:
    can type II diabetes be cured, or do you have it forever?
    After diagnosis, hubby went on a diet and lost weight, felt better; now 3 yrs later is getting heavy again without eating much at all-does he still have type II diabetes, and what can he do? He is on a very minimal 3-meal diet, no snacking at night. However does still smoke and a few beers on weekends. How can he lose the weight, he’s too tired to do anything after work?

    • ANSWER:
      Forever, and ever, you never will part….Type 2 diabetes is when the cells in your body become less sensitive to insulin, and that does not reverse. Beware, if the diabetes is not well controlled, your hubby will end up on insulin (shots) forever. Diabetes is very rough on your body. It can mess up you heart, nerves, eyes, and kidneys. Also, in the medical world, having diabetes is considered as bad on your heart as already having had a heart attack, so he really needs to stop smoking. Smoking causes all kinds of bad stuff and is a leading factor in heart disease (which is already the #1 killer of us chubby Americans). As far as losing the weight… how about exercising in the morning before work? Personally, I’m a night-time exerciser, but I’ve heard when you excercise in the morning it gives you more energy. Or take a walk on lunch break before he’s exhausted?

  49. QUESTION:
    Can a person get a pancreas transplant and would that cure diabetes?

    My husband is 28 and is type 1 diabetic. He was diagnosed when he was around 18. His pancreas does not produce insulin. I wondered if a transplant were possible. I want him to live a long time. I love him soooo much.

    • ANSWER:
      LOL at drjrumley because his 3 rules are right.

      The pancreas is VERY delicate to work with and the anti rejection drugs are worse than being diabetic.

      99% of the time a pancreas trasplant is only considered if the patient needs another organ transplanted (such as a kidney transplant which is often the case for diabetics.)

      Diabetes isn’t a death sentance. Don’t make any more worries about your relationship than the ones that are already there.

  50. QUESTION:
    What do you think? Are diabetes and cancer curable but cures are hidden so doctors can make more money?
    Treating an illness stimulates the economy. Curing it does not.

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sick and tired of hearing all of these goddamned conspiracy theories about the medical industry TRYING to keep people sick so they can milk them for all they are worth.

      THAT IS NONSENSE.

      No matter how many diseases we “Cure” there will be 100 more developing or mutating that will need to be fought…

      A friend of my father just won’t shut up about how it is this massive conspiracy to put corn syrup in EVERYTHING so that it makes everyone sick and the BIG BAD EVIL PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY can sell us drugs to fix us just enough to keep selling us drugs… Drugs that will keep you sick so they can KEEP SELLING DRUGS!

      This is retarded…

      She also believes that AIDS was created by the government or whatever to kill off blacks and gays…

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      Vaccinations DO NOT cause Autism… WE HAVE EVIDENCE OF THIS!

      The KKK is not bottling a brand of Orange Soda with a chemical that decreases fertility of blacks…

      All of this nonsense is taking away money, time, and focus form the people that are truly trying to fight these diseases.

      Hell… Just look up the BBC Doc about Thalidomide and how it takes Blood Cancer from an automatic death sentence and turns it in to a manageable condition.

      The same people screaming about ‘conspiracies’ are the one screaming about stopping stem cell research and cutting the funds to research…


Diabetes And Cure

High blood sugar levels over time can lead to adult onset diabetes or type II diabetes, causing nerve damage and poor circulation. The legs and feet are the most common limbs that are affected by this damage. Peripheral neuropathy is a complication that develops for a large number of people with diabetes.

For many diabetics, stabbing pain and burning develop over time and can become progressively worse, especially if blood glucose levels are not well-managed.

The problems in feet arise to certain people and they have more possibilities of developing it. African-American, Native American, and Hispanic people have more possibilities of developing the foot problems.

While neuropathy causes the kind of nerve damage that reduces a diabetic’s sensitivity to pain, (thereby increasing the chances of injury), many other sufferers find debilitating pain and burning. Some describe the sensation as millions of needles in the feet.

The exercise maintains the blood pressure in normal levels and also the blood circulation. If the sufferer is not able to walk then there are other ways to reduce the risk of sugar. Exercise should be done to reduce the diabetics.

To avoid other severe problems, steps must be taken to control neuropathy completely or partially.

The habit of smoking is a very possible way of increasing the chances of diabetes. When the patient is a smoker he has to stop the habit. If he does not have control over this then there are so many groups and other associations that help in stopping the habit of smoking.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Where can I find arguments against an approaching Type 1 diabetes cure?
    I’m researching the possibility of cure for Type 1 diabetes, and my argument is that there will be a cure in the near future, if funding improves and if beta cell and immune research continues. This is for my AP research paper, and no, I’m not making others write it. Suprisingly, I can’t find a sufficient article arguing that a diabetes cure WON’T come soon, so i’m simply asking, does anyone know where I can find one? Any tips or sites are helpful, thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      …as much as I dislike the fact that you are asking yahoo-answers for an AP Essay….I’ll help you, my approach would be through stem-cell, maybe grow a healthy pancreas and have a transplant it in, and irradiate your immune system and transplant bone marrow

  2. QUESTION:
    What can you tell me about a natural diabetes “cure”…?
    mentioned by Kevin Trudeau in his updated edition of his “Natural Cures” book. He references an interview with a Dr. Yung Su Kim and a “combination of herbs researched at the University of Calgary, called by the Asian Diabetic Association” the final cure for diabetes.

    I’ve googled this as best I could but come up with a variety of different things. Has anyone found this product or even used it that can tell me more?

    Thanks in advance for your responses.

    • ANSWER:
      Global trotter is half right. Allow me to amplify on his/her answer.
      Diabetes mellitus type 2 (DMT2) is not curable but it is REVERSIBLE.
      The first step, if you are overweight, is weight loss. This in itself may be enough to reverse your BG numbers.
      Tofu and other soy products are harmful and should be avoided; the only safe soy is that which has been FERMENTED: tempeh, miso and natto.
      Quality protein is necessary for good health. Fish is terrific but high in mercury; choose small fish, low on the food chain, like sardines and herring, or choose a quality fish oil like Garden of Life or Carlson’s. Go for organic meats and poultry if at all possible (you may be able to find an affordable local source) since commercial meats are pumped full of undesirable hormones and antibiotics.
      Choose veggies that are not starchy and not calorie-dense. Broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, celery, tomatoes, spinach, chard, mushrooms – you get the idea. Stay away from potatoes, yams, etc.
      Avoid grains, yes, even whole grains. No refined flours, white rice, pasta. I’ve found oatmeal (5-minute, not instant) to be the only grain that does not spike my blood glucose. No sweeteners, or course. In fact, it should be obvious that sugar in any form is off the menu if you are serious about reversing DMT2. The only non-calorie sweetener that is perfectly safe is stevia.

      Whole eggs are one of the healthiest foods you can eat. Include healthy fats as well to help you feel full: butter, lard, raw cream, coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil. Avoid Omega-6 fats like margarine and vegetable oils; not only are they GMO, they upset our Omega-3 vs. Omega-6 balance that is instrumental in heart disease.

      Global trotter is right about exercise too. A half-hour of walking a day would be ideal, but any activity is helpful, even 10-minute bursts of this and that. The more activity, the faster those numbers come down.

      There are a whole series of supplements and herbs that are supposed to help lower BG or improve insulin receptivity. I’ve tried them all – cinnamon, bitter melon, GTF chromium, ALA, Gymnema Sylvestre etc. – none of them helped me at all. Diet and exercise are what’s working for me. Good luck and stay focused!

  3. QUESTION:
    Do you beleive in Pranayama(Yoga) for the diabetes cure?
    I read in web site about the same and I practice regulary, it seems it is effective.

    • ANSWER:
      I do. Pranayama is helpful in many or all conditions.Pranayama is different from yoga as it is known in the west.

  4. QUESTION:
    using melabic as a diabetes cure possibility, combined with diet and exercise, has anyone been helped by it?
    Melabic is proclaimed as a sugar stabilizer, is it credible? To me, elevates my blood sugar levels!

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    diabetes cure at the Asian diabetic association?
    where do I find information on it on it and the herbs that are supposed to be used? and don’t say it doesn’t exist because that is just being shortsighted. do I need to join the Kevin tredaeu website or email someone or what?
    I say dont say there isn’t one. and then tink says just that. Tredaeu is a brilliant guy for bringing us this info and I believe him. worst comes the worst I’ll get a subscription to his site.

    • ANSWER:
      That swine Trudeau will tell you about gymnema sylvestre – which does balance out sugar, but in 98% of people who have been formally diagnosed with diabetes, it just wont cut the mustard

      If you want to look up that herb, please do. I suggest everyone educate themselves to options – but whatever it is you do read, read with a healthy dose of skepticism, please. There are plenty of people on the internet who would sell you thier own mother for only .95

      Google pubmed – then plug gymnema into the search engine (I would do it here, but its an internal serach engine, and any link I put here wont actually take you there) – - that will give you the results of peer reviewed studies on the matter – - and there are some…so its worth looking.

      Dietary changes and excercise – thats your best bet – and I’m sure your doctor has suggested it. Please take it into consideration.

      Good Luck

  6. QUESTION:
    How does gene therapy work to cure diabetes?
    Can someone please talk me through step by step the process of gene therapy! and how potentially in the future it could be used to cure diabetes. Thanks! And if you have any sources post the link to please

    • ANSWER:

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/21c/genetics/geneticdiseasesrev2.shtml

      Have a look at the website above – it helped me to understand Gene Therapy better. The website is really good in explaining the simple steps. Hope you find this useful.

      :)

  7. QUESTION:
    How to cure diabetes in a young mother?
    A young mother of 24 yrs is having diabetes and she has to take insulin daily. What is the best ayurvedic, dietary or natural remedy for her? As she has to care for her baby all through the day, she is unable to do any exercise.

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes canNOT be cured. it can only be CONTROLLED.

      Since she is taking insulin, we are not clear if she is a Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetic. Treatment will be based on what type of diabetic she is.

      Type 1 Diabetes is characterized by a complete failure of the pancreas. This most often happens in children uner the age of 18, but it is not uncommon for young adults as old as 30 to get it. Type 2 Diabetes can also turn into Type1, after many years of poor treatment.

      Type 2 Diabetes is caused by being overweight. This is most common in adults over 40, but with society’s ways of eating wrong foods and failing to get exercise, Type 2 Diabetes is now showing up in children as young as 9 years old!

      And Type 2 Diabetes is VERY common if the mother had Gestational Diabetes while pregnant. In fact, a woman who has Gestational Diabetes is more than twice as likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes later in life.

      There is only ONE treatment for Type 1 Diabetes — insulin shots. Since the body produces NO insulin, the shots are necessary, or she will die. The ONLY alternative is a risky, painful, and expensive pancreas transplant.

      Type 2 diabetes can often be controlled through diet and exercise.

      The Type 2 Diabetes MUST COMPLETELY ELIMINATE sugar from their diet. They can have NO sugar. That means no colas, sports drinks, energy drinks, canned fruit juices, candies, cakes, ice cream, pudding, doughnuts, cookies — ANYTHING with sugar MUST be ELIMINATED from the diet.

      The patient MUST reduce the amounts of starches they eat. Eat fewer breads, crackers, pastas, rice, corn, and potatoes. It really help to get a Diabetic Cookbook, and learn what foods are starchy and what food are healthy.

      And the patient MUST get more exercise. “She has to care for her baby” is just an excuse. if she does not get more exercise she is going to be hospitalized, limtied to a wheelchair or nursing home, or die — any of the three will leave her baby with NO care, and dying will leave the baby without a mother.

      You could do her a great service by getting off the internet and volunteering to take care of the baby while she exercises!

      THERE IS NO CURE FOR DIABETES. IF she can develop the self-discipline to change her eating habits and lifestyle, then the diabetes can be CONTROLLED, and she will live as long and as happy as a healthy perseon.

      But for the rest of her life, the diabetes will still be inside her, just waiting for her to change her diet or forget to exercise. then, the diabetes will come back, and usually stronger and more viscious than before. the results can be heart attacks, strokes, blindness, amputation, kidney failure and dialysis — even death!

  8. QUESTION:
    How can you get Gastric bypass to cure diabetes when diabetes is a risk for complications for GB?
    Conclusions Complications occurred in 18.3% of patients, but 95% were treated without leading to lasting disability.
    Presence of diabetes, early surgeon experience, and an open approach are risk factors of complications.
    Hey Md I bet you wouldn’t do it on yourself. It’s not a “minor” operation or “low risk”.
    Hey Alex you may “correct diabetes” at your own risk cause DIABETES IS A RISK FACTOR FOR COMPLICATIONS IN THIS OPERATION GET IT?!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The most important risk factor for diabetes is Obesity. in ppl with obesity insulin resistance develops, meaning body stops responding to insulin .this increases blood glucose and hence causes diabetes.
      Gastric bypass is done on obese ppl to make them eat less. this very rapidly reduces their weight improving insuln resistance..body starts responding…blood glucose goes down…hence no diabetes..
      bottom line is in obese ppl with no other risk factors like smoking etc. u diabetes is caused by obesity..u correct obesity, diabetes goes away…

  9. QUESTION:
    Can you cure diabetes with natural medicine?
    I got some junk email about this book called: Diabetes without Drugs. My father and brother have diabetes and my mother is in danger of becoming diabetic. I have my doubts about this book and I was wondering if anyone can give me a review of this book.

    • ANSWER:
      Chili Extract A Possible Cure for Diabetes
      Scientists have discovered that after injecting capsaicin, a chili extract, insulin levels increased and restored blood glucose levels to normal virtually overnight. This discovery of the role for sensory nerves in diabetes opens door to new treatment strategies.

      Let’s cross our fingers.

      Tin

  10. QUESTION:
    What makes Dr. Faustman think that treating people with Diabetes with BCG will cure it?
    I understand she successfully cured Diabetes in mice but this treatment has already been studied in prior research and has been given as part of standard vaccinations to people in Europe. If anyone with a good background in science can explain why her method would be more advanced, that would be most appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      To respond to the second posting:
      Dr. Faustman used the well-known immune stimulant called CFA (complete Freuds Adjuvant) initially in her mice research. As you state, one can not use CFA in humans as it is not safe. However, you did not mention that she searched for an equivalent substance known to have the same stimulatory effect that she could use in humans. She found the generic, safe and readily available substance called BCG. She has publicly stated that she also used BCG in mice with the same original effects as CFA. The human trials are currently using BCG. Faustman has shown, along with other scientists from other labs, that these immune stimulants stimulate the production of TNF alpha in the body. It is also shown that in the presence of elevated TNF alpha levels, the targeted autoreactive T cells responsible for continually killing the islet cells die off.
      Dr. Faustman’s later experiments revealed that the role of islet regeneration may come from precursor cells in the spleen, or splenocytes. This belief has no part in whether her treatment will work in humans or not as she never planned to use these cells in her protocol. Dr. Faustman is attempting to eliminate the underlying autoimmune disease by first “selectively” killing off the autoreactive T cells while sparing healthy cells. Once the autoimmune cells are truly eliminated, it is believed and heavily supported by other research that regeneration of islet cells can occur even in those who have lived with diabetes for many years. Research has found that regeneration of islet cells may occur from existing islet cells in the pancreas, or from stem cells found in the pancreas, or what Faustman’s research has shown from one’s spleen. By the way, Dr. Faustman’s research showing regeneration of islet cells from splenocytes was replicated by an NIH group showing 100% replication results. In any case, Faustman and others believe that the ability of regeneration of islets can occur probably from different sources. However, it’s the elimination of the underlying autoimmune disease that may very well be the key for this to happen as a cure. The goal of Dr. Faustman’s project is to remove the disease with a safe substance so that the body can then have time to regenerate new islet cells.
      It is also important to point out that since Dr. Faustman’s discovery many human clinical trials in the field of blocking the autoimmune disease and regeneration have started. Most, if not all of these are recruiting only newly diagnosed patients. Most of these trials continue to use different immune suppressant drugs, some with a history of severe side effects when used for life threatening diseases like lymphomas. Not one of these human trials is attempting the selective removal of disease.
      Dr. Faustman’s phase I human clinical trial using BCG started in January of 2008 and is estimated to be completed this summer. Phase II of the human clinical trial is expected to start at the end of the year depending solely on funding.

      To answer the first posting:
      You are right when you say that other scientists in the past have used BCG in mice and even in human clinical trials. However, these human clinical trials only used “one vaccinated dose” of BCG while they looked for an end result of reversal of diabetes. They also did not know the mechanism of why BCG had an effect in mice but, proceeded to human clinical trials anyway.
      It is known from Dr. Faustman’s studies and others that BCG, as an immune stimulant, stimuates the natural production of TNF alpha in the body. In the presence of elevated TNF alpha levels, the targeted autoreactive T-cells (responsible for killing the islet cells) die. Dr. Faustman’s studies show that it will take “a lot more than one vaccinated dose” of BCG to show any sort of end result of reversing diabetes ( ie: decreased insulin doses or off of insulin totally).
      It is very important to mention that Faustman’s human clinical trial has the means of reliably measuring the killing off of these autoreactive T-cells with TNF alpha. Therefore, determining increased dosing of BCG has the best chance of being successful in phase II of her human clinical trail. Past BCG trials did not have this means.
      A good analogy is the use of antibiotics to treat an infection. Imagine if science only tried one dose of an antiobiotic to test its ability to clear an infection? We all know that it takes a lot more than 1 dose to see the end result of clearing that infection.

  11. QUESTION:
    Ethical issues for gene therapy to cure diabetes?
    Is there any ethical issues in gene therapy to cure diabetes. This is where they take insulin genes from a donor and inject them into a diabetic so they can produce their own insulin.

    • ANSWER:
      None that I can see as long as the donor is willing.

  12. QUESTION:
    How can i raise money to donate to cure diabetes?
    i’m 15 years old and really would like to raise money to help the cause of diabetes. Should i have a bake sale, sell things i just don’t know what to do for it and if so where can i sell things to raise money for it thanks for all your help

    • ANSWER:
      Your best bet would be to get a JOB. Yes a JOB. And then give all money to research. Give it to Nasa. They promised a cure for diabetes 30 years ago. Billions of dollars later, NOTHING.

      Wishful Thinking. Or magical thinking. Which means , Having a thought and then it just happens! Better yet just buy ice cream cones for diabetics. They will be happy and you will feel fulfilled!

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a vaccine that could cure diabetes? How exactly does it work?
    And why a vaccine? Why not a tablet or something?

    • ANSWER:
      There is currently no cure for diabetes, vaccine or otherwise. It is hoped that someday stem cell research might produce a cure for type 1 diabetes by replacing the Islet cells which has the possibility of restoring beta cell function. In the meantime it is pills or insulin injection.

  14. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard about a cure for diabetes used with…?
    I hear this one scientist found that lettuce could possibly cure diabetes, this guys name is Henry Daniell… has anyone heard about it, I just found out that it was on the news 2 years ago and i never knew a thing about it, until i tried to research about the cure myself… I mean, has anyone heard about any follow ups on that research? and if you want to see it on the news go to youtube and type in “Diabetes cured with lettuce”

    • ANSWER:
      The key to curing a disease that affects 21 million people in the U.S. could be found on your dinner table nearly every night.

      One University of Central Florida professor may have finally unlocked the code to wipe diabetes completely off the map.

      Dr. Henry Daniell and his team of 20 bio-medical researchers have worked for five years, experimenting with genetically modified lettuce and its affect on diabetes patients.

      They have come up with what they believe is a cure for diabetes.

      “This would be not only a cure, but also an inexpensive cure,” Daniell said.

      A person with diabetes is sentenced to a lifetime of needles and careful monitoring of their blood sugar levels.

      “I believe that it’s going to be a very significant advancement and so far there has been no permanent cure for diabetes,” said Daniell. “This is the first time the root cause of the problem, the immune disorder, is tackled.”

      Genetically modified lettuce is grown in a lab at UCF.

      A leaf is placed in a machine and injected with the human gene for insulin.

      “We can really be happy that we have made progress that helps a society, especially large numbers of people,” said Daniell.

      For people living with diabetes, the find is a major breakthrough.

      Daniell said he has been stunned by the response from his find.

      He’s received thousands of e-mails and phone calls, mostly from Florida residents.

      Daniell first tested his insulin-producing lettuce on mice, and the results were shocking.

      “By the end of the study, the diabetic mice had normal blood and urine sugar levels,” Daniell said. “And their cells were producing normal levels of insulin.”

      These results occurred after just eight weeks of treatment.

      Daniell said if human trials, which are now under way, are successful, it would impact millions of diabetics worldwide and provide a permanent and affordable cure for the disease.

      His team has found a way to grind the lettuce down to a fine green powder that can be distributed in the form of a capsule, which helps regulate the dosage.

      Daniell is currently conducting clinical trials with a major pharmaceutical company.

      If all goes well, this cure for diabetes could be made available to millions of people with diabetes in four years.

      Now if you believe this , I have a bridge over here in THAILAND that I would like to sell to you.
      Pipe dreams are easily sold to the unwary.

      Kitty

  15. QUESTION:
    HOW TO CURE diabetes mellitus WITHOUT HAVING MEDICINE ?
    Please help me . My mom got diabetes mellitus and I don’t want her to have medicine . ‘cuz it will be bad 4 her health.
    Thanks a lot .

    • ANSWER:
      I am assuming that she has Type II diabetes and not Type I. Type 1 always requires insulin to treat and there is no cure except the possible successful pancreas transplant.

      Type II is usually characterized by obesity. Treatment includes diet, excercise, pills and in some cases, insulin. I have heard that for some people the diabetes “goes away” if they lost weight. There is a recent study where if a diabetic undergoes gastric bypass surgery that the diabetes disappears before the ultimate weight loss. It is a very new study and here is a link to the article on Yahoo…….

      http://cosmos.bcst.yahoo.com/up/player/popup/?cl=7492540

      No one likes to medicate themselves, but diabetes can be controlled with medication so a person can lead a long and healthy life. Diabetes has many complications, some of which can be life threatening. So if given a choice, I’d rather take the medication than face possible death.

  16. QUESTION:
    Do I need to bring food and drinks for my team to a walk to cure diabetes?
    We put together a family team for a JDRF walk and have about 50 people walking with us. I wasn’t sure if we are supposed to supply the food and drinks for our walkers or if JDRF provides all that. We’ll be walking this Saturday, November 14 so I’ll need an answer pretty soon. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      That is a wonderful achievement! I am excited for you! I wish I had the experience of knowing for sure if they supply the food and drink or if you need to provide it yourself – however, I use this rule of thumb, if you are diabetic, you never leave anything for chance, bring a little cooler of things that will help you get through the day…

      You could contact the people who organized this event to find out for sure if there will be refreshment provided – I bet that is part of the plan, as I went on a walkathon, and the sponsors provided sandwiches and cool drinks-

      Thanks for doing what you are doing -

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there insulin injection to cure diabetes forever?
    I heard from reliable sources that there is an injuction which cure diabetes permanently.It is avialable in american and since last two years it is avialable in India as well as in mumbai.If it is so let me know where should I get it and what will be the cost of it and morever is it cure permanently in an injuction?

    • ANSWER:
      We received an unsolicited e-mail on October 19, 2002, from “Doctor Ho Wing” that read as follows:
      Drug companies and some doctors keep telling diabetes “NO CURE” “UNCURABLE” do you know why ?
      I CURE Diabetes Disease, Absolutely !
      I CURE diabetes disease, believe me, never Insulin injection, forget your diabetes for ever. I keep your Pancreas working and Glucose under 200 mg/dl for ever with NO MEDICATION. Normal Glucose range for NON-DIABETICS is 70-120mg/dl, Normal Glucose range for CURED DIABETICS is 70-199mg/dl, The Glucose range for DIABETICS is 200-550mg/dl.
      I accept only type 1 diabetics or very serious cases. My cure for this disease is Chinese Herbal and natural medicine. It is a 2 to 4 months direct Treatment from doctor to patient.
      NO INJECTION ! NO SURGERY ! NO DANGEROUS DRUGS !
      Absolutely NO SIDE EFFECT !
      Remember ! You pay my Treatment after you are CURED and SATISFIED ! Otherwise, DO NOT PAY ! Before your doctor start to cut your foot and hand, please call ! let me save your life !

      [Curiosity led me to search the Internet for anything reflecting Dr. Wing's capabilities. The following website seems to be the only discussion. At EL Rincón de la Polémica, which is in Spanish, there's a page entitled El Dr. Ho Wing y la cura de la diabetes (Dr. Ho Wing and the cure of diabetes). It seems that others have questioned his methods, and he has not responded adequately. A rough translation of the conclusion of the article is as follows.]
      Of all the repercussions, one letter stands out: it was sent to Ho Wing by Dr Alberto Alvarez Melero, diabetólogist, Director of Metabolism of Clinical Santa Clarita of the English Hospital of the Northwest (Tijuana, Mexico):

      “To dare to say that there is a diabetes cure, when we have nothing to judge it scientifically… is not an easy task. Therefore I respectfully request to Dr Ho Wing to please send his scientific studies on the matter to me. I promise him to be impartial and to put in the scientific balance his experimental results and methods.

      If there is the ability to reproduce these resultes in a laboratory approved by the world-wide scientific community and to be certain of the observations, I will be first in writing to the Karolinska Institute so that it is evaluated for him to receive the Nobel prize”.

      We received an unsolicited e-mail on November 24, 2002, that read as follows:
      Hello Friends,
      I’m sending this letter to my entire email list because I’m so excited about an article that was sent to me about a new product that has just been developed for Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and High Cholesterol. It’s working MIRACLES!!! … The Manufacturers of Glucotor Are So Sure of This Product They Are Offering a 90 Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. …

      But someone wrote to the website, and got the following answer:
      Question:
      Dear Healing America: I have a friend and her son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when he was 3 years old. Now he is 12 I think and on daily insulin shots. I listen to the training call last night and I know that the Glucotor helps people with type 2 diabetes but could it help someone with type 1 also? At least to control his blood sugar so that he didn’t have to be on insulin or at least cut back on his shots. Or can this in any way help someone with type 1 diabetes if so in what way and what would the dosage be? This is really someone I would love to help out so thank you for your time. Tina

      Answer:
      So far we haven’t attempted to try it on a Type1. The reason being the medical doctors on board say that it won’t work for a type 1. The guarntee wouldn’t apply to a Type 1. They need to go into it knowing it probably won’t work BUT who knows.

      [Hmm. Interesting guarantee. If you have type 1 diabetes, they will encourage you to buy the stuff, "knowing it probably won't work", but they won't give you your money back if it doesn't work!]

  18. QUESTION:
    But, I read an article that there is a “factor” that is in the coffee to help cure diabetes?
    I read it from the link, and I forgot it, that there it is possible that coffee can be one of the remedy for diabetes, of course with the absence of sugar.

    • ANSWER:
      Dudez,

      While you can ‘fix’ the early/beginning stages of diabetes (such as insulin resistance and others), once you have the full onslaught of diabetes you must continue to manage it throughout your life.

      While studies have shown that drinking coffee can help lower the risk of getting type 2 diabetes, they didn’t state that it cured it. The second group of studies showed the caffeine in coffee may play a role in weight gain and hinder a diabetics weight management program. Caffeine is also shown to increase the blood glucose in diabetics. That’s why it’s not good for full on diabetics to drink highly caffeinated drinks.

      I don’t know if this will help you on your coffee drinking experience, but it’s had a great track record. Skinny Coffee is certified low glycemic by the GRI (an essential key in proper diet plans) and has been proven to be fat burning. It contains buffered/blunted caffeine so it doesn’t work against the body’s weight or glucose levels. Some of the reports have come in saying their customers have seen results on their preexisting weight conditions such as hypothyroidism and even diabetics are finding great results in regards to the lowering of their blood sugar levels. This might be an option worth looking into if you are trying to lose weight or are looking for ways to control your blood sugar levels.

      Regardless, if you’re looking to manage diabetes and are unable to switch your coffee brand or would rather not give up your morning fling with your coffee cup it is suggested first to use low glycemic and non-cephalic sweeteners and creamers to give you a healthier cup altogether that will help aid in weight loss. Any artificial sweetener will work against your diet, whether it’s zero carb or not (scientific link to new studies below).

      Hope this helps and we wish you the best.

      Warmest Regards,
      Authentically A.

      http://www.angelascoffeeshop.com/

  19. QUESTION:
    What inexpensive spice can cure diabetes and similar diseases?

    • ANSWER:
      I had a problem with Diabetes some years back. I used this product for about a year before I started making my own.

  20. 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.

  21. QUESTION:
    which is the best medicine to cure diabetes type 2 with minimum side effects?
    1 metaformin with pioz and glimipride
    2 vildaglyptin
    3 sitaglyptin
    4 sexaglyptin
    or any new medicine
    before answerin g the question just go through the salts and side effects of the same as this is not a simple question it may be very helpful for the cure of many patients who do not know the latest developments in the field of diabetis

    • ANSWER:
      Sahil, I think you mean best meds to treat diabetes.
      I think Pioz is Actos. I would never take this drug. It’s too dangerous.Heart problems , bone loss.Even eye problems.

      Also I would not take combination drugs. Metformin is great(Max dosage is 2500 mg)
      Glimepride is also good.
      Why not take combo drugs? Well how would you adjust the dosage?

      I take 2000mg. Metformin plus 2 mg. Glimipride. My fasting is 96 and my HBA1C is 5.2
      But these great numbers have a lot to do with the fact that I Nordic Walk 1 1/2 hours a day , 7 days a week. Also my Blood pressure and Cholesterol is normal due to the exercise.
      None of the new drugs are tested enough , so stick with the tried and true.
      Take care
      tin

  22. QUESTION:
    How does gastric bypass surgery cure diabetes? Please help?

    Im giving a presentation next monday on the topic that gastric bypass surgeries such as the roux-en-Y and the duodenal switch are proven to cure or reverse diabetes. I have found some therioes on possible explanations of how this is possible but wanted to see if anyone could come up with some others through articles. Any help i would greatly appreciate

    • ANSWER:
      Looking at your avatar name you might be an MD, so I am probably not telling you anything new by saying that there are 2 types of diabetes; type 1, in which the insulin production is decreased, and type 2 (“adult onset”), in which the response of the body to insulin is decreased. Type 2 is the type associated with obesity, and it is known that even modest weight loss can restore insulin sensitivity.

      I am not an MD, nor a specialist in diabetes, but according to Wikipedia (for what that’s worth), certain types of gastric bypass surgery have a high success rate in reverting diabetes type 2. Folli et al. Med Clin North Am 91:393-414.

      Although it was first believed that weight loss would be the main cause of the effectiveness of gastric bypass surgery, there is now increasing evidence that the removal of duodenum and other intestinal parts might be responsible.

      Here is a couple of recent studies and reviews that should be able to help you further:

      1: Isr Med Assoc J. 2008 May;10(5):350-3.

      Laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass for the treatment of morbid obesity:
      experience with 50 patients.

      Khalaileh A, Matot I, Schweiger C, Appelbaum L, Elazary R, Keidar A.

      Department of General Surgery, Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center,
      Jerusalem, Israel.

      BACKGROUND: Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is currently considered the gold standard
      surgical option for the treatment of morbid obesity. Open RYGB is associated with
      a high risk of complications. Laparoscopic RYGB has been shown to reduce
      perioperative morbidity and improve recovery. OBJECTIVES: To review our
      experience with laparoscopic RYGB during a 19 month period. METHODS: The data
      were collected prospectively. The study group comprised all patients who
      underwent laparoscopic RYGB for treatment of morbid obesity as their primary
      operation between February 2006 and July 2007. The reported outcome included
      surgical results, weight loss, and improved status of co-morbidities, with
      follow-up of up to 19 months. RESULTS: The mean age of the 50 patients was 36.7
      years. Mean body mass index was 44.7 kg/m2 (range 35-76 kg/m2); mean duration of
      surgery was 171 minutes. There was no conversion to open surgery. The mean length
      of stay was 4 days (range 2-7 days). Five patients (10%) developed a
      complication, but none of them required early reoperation and there were no
      deaths. Mean follow-up was 7 months (range 40 days-19 months). The excess body
      weight loss was 55% and 61% at 6 and 12 months respectively. Diabetes resolved
      completely or significantly improved in all five patients with this condition, as
      did hypertension in eight patients out of nine. CONCLUSIONS: Laparoscopic RYGB is
      feasible and safe. The results in terms of weight loss and correction of
      co-morbidities are comparable to other previously published studies. However,
      only surgeons with experience in advanced laparoscopic as well as bariatric
      surgery should attempt this procedure.

      1: J Am Diet Assoc. 2008 Apr;108(4 Suppl 1):S40-4.

      Obesity surgery: evidence for diabetes prevention/management.

      Cummings S, Apovian CM, Khaodhiar L.

      MGH Weight Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA.

      Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing insulin resistance and
      type 2 diabetes. Development of type 2 diabetes can be delayed or sometimes
      prevented from manifestation in individuals with obesity that are able to lose
      weight. Weight loss can be achieved either medically with behavioral therapies
      that combine diet and exercise treatment or with behavioral therapies combined
      with weight-loss medications or weight-loss surgery. There is strong evidence of
      an amelioration or resolution of type 2 diabetes in patients undergoing gastric
      bypass surgery. A recently published retrospective cohort study indicated that
      long-term total mortality from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer after gastric
      bypass surgery was substantially reduced. In this review, we summarize the
      evidence of surgical interventions in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

      : Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2008 Apr;15(2):153-8.

      Gastrointestinal surgery as treatment for type 2 diabetes.

      Moo TA, Rubino F.

      Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University-New York Presbyterian
      Hospital, New York, New York 10065, USA.

      PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the incidence of type 2 diabetes continues to rise
      worldwide at epidemic proportions, endeavors to find more effective therapies
      increase. Gastrointestinal bypass surgery is now gaining awareness as a potential
      effective and long-term treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: There is now a substantial
      body of evidence supporting the efficacy of gastrointestinal surgery in
      controlling type 2 diabetes. This is well documented in several studies of obese
      diabetic patients undergoing gastrointestinal bypass procedures. Additionally,
      smaller studies and case reports also demonstrate the efficacy of
      gastrointestinal byp

  23. QUESTION:
    There is now a cure for Diabetes?
    I have yet to research the validity of the story I heard on the radio today that a lab in Canada has cured diabetes in mice. Is this true? A single injection that causes the pancreas to communicate correctly with the nervous system, something along those lines. If this is indeed true, what are the odds drug companies would make it and sell it? I hate to be negative, but why would they? Anyway, just curious if anyone else heard a similar story.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3266987.stm

    That is just one link I found. It seems that this story is being swept hard and fast under the rug.

    • ANSWER:
      A cure in mice does not automatically translate into humans, unfortunately. We have cured mice using many methods already.

      This research is more “basic science” research, and is a long way off from clinically helping human Type 1 diabetics tomorrow.

      The media also often doesn’t always present the facts straight. I am cautiously optomistic, and suggest we wait and see.

      Here is an article relating to the topic:
      Canadian Scientists Close in on Diabetes Cure

      ——————————————————————————–

      ——————————————————————————–

      Team finds hope for diabetes cure
      Dec. 15, 2006. 07:02 AM
      MEGAN OGILVIE
      HEALTH REPORTER

      A Toronto-led team of researchers has discovered a trigger for Type 1 diabetes, a breakthrough that has long evaded scientists and could lead the way to preventing the disease.

      The team found that abnormal nerve endings in the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas initiated a chain of events that caused Type 1 diabetes in mice. When they removed the nerve cells, the mice did not develop the disorder.

      That means diabetes may be a disease of the nervous system, not just an autoimmune disease, said Dr. Hans Michael Dosch, a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children and the study’s main investigator.

      Until now, research has primarily focused on the immune system and why it attacks and destroys the insulin-producing cells, called islets.

      But Dosch, working with colleagues at Sick Kids, the University of Calgary and Maine’s Jackson Laboratory, identified a control circuit between islet cells and their related sensory nerves. Disrupting this circuit led to inflammation around the islets and eventually to their destruction. Without these cells, the mice could not make insulin.

      “This control circuit is the real cause of diabetes,” Dosch said.

      Experts say the findings, reported yesterday in the journal Cell, will change the way scientists think about diabetes.

      “It really is a breakthrough for the diabetes community,” said Pam Ohashi, a professor of immunology at the University of Toronto and a senior scientist at the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research.

      Dosch has immediate plans to move his research from mice to humans. He is launching a clinical trial in January to figure out if patients who have a high risk of Type 1 diabetes have the same sensory nerve abnormalities.

      “If they do, then we have fantastic new therapeutic strategies,” said Dosch, who is also a professor of pediatrics and immunology at U of T.

      Michelle Wing knows the toll diabetes brings to a family. Her 8-year-old daughter Marielle has the disease, and her two young sons, ages 4 and 18 months, are at high risk of getting it.

      Diabetes affects every aspect of their lives, she said, describing how the Oakville family is bound by an extensive routine of blood tests, insulin injections and strict meal times. Dosch plans to invite the family to join the clinical trial.

      Wing said she came close to tears after hearing that researchers may have found a way to one day prevent Type 1 diabetes.

      “Seeing what Marielle goes through every day of her life, to prevent other children from going through that,” Wing said. “To prevent other parents in the middle of the night worrying their child will go into a diabetic coma…

      ——————————————————————————–
      `It’s fantastic that there could be a prevention of this for other children’

      Michelle Wing, whose daughter has diabetes and two sons are at risk of getting it

      ——————————————————————————–

      “It’s fantastic that there could be a prevention of this for other children.”

      Toronto has a long history of diabetes research, including the discovery of insulin by Dr. Frederick Banting and Charles Best in 1921-22.

      More than 200,000 Canadians have Type 1 diabetes, which most people get as children or teenagers. It should not be confused with the more common Type 2 diabetes, where the body doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t use the insulin it makes.

      Insulin is a hormone produced by the islet cells that helps regulate blood sugar levels in the body.

      People with Type 1 diabetes have to take daily insulin injections and regularly monitor their blood sugars. But the injections aren’t a cure and they can’t prevent side effects such as stroke, blindness, heart attack and kidney failure.

      In the lab mice, so-called TRPV1 sensory neurons produced a specific kind of neuropeptide responsible for maintaining a healthy environment for the insulin-producing islet cells. If the balance was disrupted in any way, the immune system launched an attack on the islets, triggering Type 1 diabetes.

      Eliminating these neurons or stopping their signals to the immune system prevented the chain of events that initiate Type 1 diabetes.

      More research is needed to find out if this theory will work in humans, not to mention if it will shed light on new therapies for Type 2 diabetes, Dosch said.

      In a reversal of what they expected, the researchers also found injecting substance P a chemical secreted by nerve cells into mice whose islet cells were inflamed and on the way to being destroyed not only eliminated the inflammation but reversed it.

      “The blood glucose normalizes overnight and it stays low for weeks to months this is with a single shot,” Dosch said.

      “We now have 4-month-old mice that are non-diabetic that used to be diabetic” a period equivalent to six to eight years in humans.

      The research is still in its early days, cautioned Dr. Ehud Ur, professor of medicine at Dalhousie University and chair of the clinical and scientific section of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Like other experts, he is less convinced about whether diabetes can be cured, noting the team’s findings have no relevance to people who already have Type 1 diabetes.

      Still, he added, the discovery that nerves are involved in regulating the pancreas opens up new avenues of research.

      “We have a whole new target for therapy.

      “It’s always been the pancreas or the immune system. Now we have a new player.”

      With files from Canadian Press

  24. QUESTION:
    My ferret has diabetes, whats a natural cure?
    I cant find anything out on-line and i don’t think diabetes natural cures are going to help a ferret with diabetes. Can anyone help please.

    • ANSWER:

  25. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know anything about a diabetes cure/ latest news (type 1)?
    Im just wondering if there might have been any latest news about any type 1 diabetes cure, cause ive been waiting for 16 years… I dont care if it might be about a vaccine that might have worked in a mouse, i just want some news; latest news?? and please list a source where u found it or how u found it… thanx

    • ANSWER:
      The most promising news comes from Boston’s Dr. Denise Faustman. One of her biggest advocates is a type one, Allie Beatty.

      Check Allie out here: http://www.alliesvoice.com

      Denise Faustman: http://www.faustmanlab.org/research.html

      The sad thing is, despite their mission statement, the JDRF won’t help her with funding. She’s only asking for 2 mil. The JDRF gave out something like 160 mil last year. The good news is, Lee Iacocca, who’s wife died from T1DM, gave his money and his name to Faustman’s research.

      If you would like more info, email me.

  26. QUESTION:
    is it possible to cure diabetes?
    ive had type 1 milletus since i was 14 months.
    and i have heard a while back that they are close.
    but they have been sayin that for years.
    do you think stem cells could actually work? or is it something else?

    • ANSWER:
      If we would ever get a capible president to allow the use of stem cell studies there will definately be a cure. Until then, it’s just a fact of life that you need to control you disease and not let it control you! Be so very thankful that you have something that is 100% controllable. I know its a pain in the a**, but with the advancement in science and technology, it’s nothing to keep it under control. It’s so easy now.

  27. QUESTION:
    Can a person get a pancreas transplant and would that cure diabetes?

    My husband is 28 and is type 1 diabetic. He was diagnosed when he was around 18. His pancreas does not produce insulin. I wondered if a transplant were possible. I want him to live a long time. I love him soooo much.

    • ANSWER:
      LOL at drjrumley because his 3 rules are right.

      The pancreas is VERY delicate to work with and the anti rejection drugs are worse than being diabetic.

      99% of the time a pancreas trasplant is only considered if the patient needs another organ transplanted (such as a kidney transplant which is often the case for diabetics.)

      Diabetes isn’t a death sentance. Don’t make any more worries about your relationship than the ones that are already there.

  28. QUESTION:
    Diabetes cure from Diabetes Magazine years back?
    years back in the magazine in one issue was that next issue they will have the cure for Diabetes…next issue was nothing. I called them, and they went around the answer with no answer! So the drug company are getting richer and people are suffereing
    Why? Business more important then people!Were is the cure??

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, there is no cure for diabetes. You can treat it and modify your life style a little but no cure. There is oral medication you can take along with diet and exercise to keep your blood sugar in a normal range. More severe cases require insulin injections once or more daily, along with diet and exercise. I have had type 2 diabetes for around years. At some point, I will have to start taking injections. But for now, I eat low fat, sugar free foods as often as I can. Reduce my caloric intake to around 2000 calories a day and just watch my intake of carbohydrates. I try to exercise everyday. Diabetes can and will cause you problems with your heart. Two years ago I had a stent put in my heart and now I am taking not only blood pressure meds, but blood thinners as well. The exercise help strengthen your heart and keep your blood sugar normal.
      check your blood sugar every day, take your meds as needed and watch your diet. My life has changed a little, but aside from what I eat, and my exercise, nothing is different.

  29. QUESTION:
    Diabetes cure question, is this possible? ?
    They can replace peoples hearts, livers, etc… with donnors organs. Why not clone your panceas and replace the defective one with the cloned one? Wouldn’t that cure diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Better than surgery, switching to a diet heavy on greens and veggies, and eliminating all simple carbs and sugar can have amazing effects in improving or eliminating the symptoms like the insulin problems.

  30. QUESTION:
    What is the natural cure for Diabetes and Multiple sclerosis?
    You always hear about natural cures for diseases, but you never hear of what they are or even the treatments. I’ve heard there is a natural cure for Herpes, diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, and hypertension, but no one ever seems to know what they are, or where they can be found. I have even read that book ‘Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You to Know About’ by Kevin Trudeau and he just beats around the bush. Is there anyone out there with solid evidence and answers?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sure that if there was solid evidence backed by real proof of natural cures for diseases that _many_ healthcare professionals would be talking about them, they would be in respected journals, even the so-called ‘evil’ pharmaceutical companies would be manufacturing ‘enhanced’, ‘safer’, ‘more effective’ natural cures. Just look at all the various companies that make different kinds of Vitamin C, Rosehips, Iron pills, and the like for your local grocery store.

      IMHO, I think you’re best bet is to work with a professional doctor.

      ===============
      Be cautious when referencing Kevin Trudeau’s “Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About.” Do a little reading on this guy, then decide for yourself. Personally, I think he’s a huckster out to make a buck using ridiculous claims backed by pseudo-science and possibly outright untruths .. but that’s just my opinion .. and some other people like doctors, respected journalists, etc.

      Analysis of Kevin Trudeau’s “Natural Cures” Infomercial (2004) by Stephen Barrett, M.D.

      http://www.infomercialwatch.org/tran/trudeau.shtml

      Wikipedia entry

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_Cures_%22They%22_Don’t_Want_You_To_Know_About

      Kevin Trudeau Banned from Infomercials

      http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/09/trudeaucoral.htm

      20/20 Report “King Con? Bestselling Author Selling Questionable Cures to the Desperate and Gullible”

      http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Health/story?id=1527774

      Skeptic’s Dictionary

      http://skepdic.com/trudeau.html

  31. QUESTION:
    Science majors in college: best way to cure diabetes in a goat?
    Its for a college biology class: I had to use the NIH website. I have the answer and I want to know if I’m right. Would you use the insulin amino acid sequence from pig, beef, or human?
    HELP, i got human

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    Type 1 Diabetes Cure Soon?
    Why Have the doctors not yet found a cure for Type 1 Diabetes? I have had it for 3 years and people always say the doctors are really close. Does anybody know how close?
    I have the insulin pump and don”t mind having it its really difficult to explain to guys and stuff since im in high school.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no research at present which is expected to lead to a ‘cure’ for several decades if at all. The problem is that we do not know why a common viral infection triggers an auto-immune response in susceptible individuals. This auto-immune response targets the beta (insulin producing) cells of the pancreas. Approximately 95% of such cells have been destroyed by the time of diagnosis and the remaining cells are destroyed in a relatively short period of time. Although there is nothing at present that is thought to lead to a cure there is considerable research which is on-going. It is always appropriate to hope as physicians are often surprised at what they may unexpectedly find. If I may be of further assistance please let me know. I wish you the very best of health and in all things may God bless. JR

  33. QUESTION:
    Is there anybody who got transplanted the stem cells to cure type1 diabetes and became insulin f?
    Is there anybody who got transplanted the stem cells to cure type1 diabetes and became insulin free or requirement of insulin is reduced? If yes from which hospital?

    • ANSWER:
      Having read a few articles on this subject, I do understand your question in regards to the transplants. Click on the link: http://diabetes.webmd.com/news/20070410/stem-cells-may-stop-type-1-diabetes
      and maybe you can send them an email for any update on this procedure.

  34. QUESTION:
    When will the human genome project be done? And we know how to cure?
    Cure for mental illness, cures for diabetes, cures for everything. How far away are we, what are scientists working on now?

    • ANSWER:
      Working on proper sentences, we scientists are.

      The core of the human genome project (the sequencing and cataloguing of the genome itself) is done. As for what all the genes do and how their product proteins function… well, genomics and proteomics as fields have their jobs cut out for them for a good while yet.

      (Also, scientists aren’t just geneticists… Asking what scientists are working on now is like asking what any one person in the world is doing at a given time. All sorts of cool things. Look up “Large Hadron Collider” for some cool physics updates.)

  35. QUESTION:
    If stem cell research proves positive, will it help cure type one diabetes?
    Generally, when people talk about diabetes and diabetics in general, they are referring to type 2 diabetics, seeing as only 10% of the diabetic population has type one.

    They say that stems cells may be able to cure diabetes.

    Are they talking about just type two, or type one, also?

    • ANSWER:
      The theory is that it will cure both along with a lot of other genetic diseases.

      I am a 42 year type I diabetic.

      You can find out more on my site below:

  36. QUESTION:
    Diabetes Cure Testing?
    i’ve had type 1 diabetes for 7 years.
    i’ll do ANYTHING to get rid of it.
    i’ve basically given up on it, i never check, and when i do it’s usually twice what it should be.
    i dont do as many injections as i should. i just cant be bothered.
    basically, my questions is that i know they’re testing Islet Cell transplants on adults, to cure their diabetes, or at least to help it, i meant someone who was being tested on once.
    i was wondering, is it possilbe to put myself forward as someone who is willing to give this a try, or be experimented on.
    im13, but im sure that once they test it on adults, they’ll have to test it on kids to see if it works on them, how would i put myslef forward for it?

    • ANSWER:
      Until a cure is found you need to research the affects of long term uncontrolled diabetes. Do you really want to go blind or lose limbs? I KNOW it’s hard to live with. I live with it too. But if you care at all about your future, take care of yourself NOW, before there is a ‘cure’. You can live a long, healthy and active life if you simply take care of yourself.

  37. QUESTION:
    Why aren’t they trying to find a cure in Juvenile Diabetes? Does anyone really know the answer to this?
    They say there trying to find a cure, and you hear about a possible cure every now and then on the news. But what is the real answer on why they haven’t found a cure. Is it because to much money that is spent on drugs, and doctor visits, etc is circulating around and this would hurt the economy even more if there was a cure. Juvenile Diabetes is a painful disease that is left to much in silence. Just why haven’t they found a cure?

    • ANSWER:
      What makes you think they aren’t trying? No one has called to offer youa “freebie” yet?

      OF COURSE they are trying — but the cure hasn’t been found.

      The NEWEST attempt uses adult stem cells injected into the pancreas. it HAS worked in mice.

      But it is a LONG way from mice to men. MANY experiments must be done, procedures invented and proven safe, and finally YEARS of clinical trials using human subjects.

      IF this proves to work on humans, it will be 20-30 YEARS before this cure is avialable to the public.

      But they ARE working on it. Research has NOT stopped.

      Juvenile Diabtes is a VERY complicated disease, and shares many commonalities with HIVB and psoriasis — both of which are uncured, as well. The current thought is that Juvenile Diabetes is an Autoimmune disease, like HIV, but htis mechansims needs MANY more years of research before it is completely understood. A cure from this source of reasearch is very possible — along wih a cure for AIDS and psoriasis — but it will be a long time coming.

  38. QUESTION:
    Muslims, if pigs are unclean, than why did “Allah” put a cure for diabetes in them?!?
    “Pigs from a remote group of islands could hold the key to treating diabetes, doctors believe.” – Daily Telegraph, Experimental diabetes treatment will inject humans with pig cells.

    “A company trialling an effective cure for type 1 diabetes has provided a clear safety and tolerance review. The company, based in New Zealand, has found a way to transplant functional pig cells that produce insulin into humans.” – Diabetes.co.uk, Pig cells and potential diabetes cure found to be safe for humans.

    Muslims, pigs (which you regard as being ‘unclean’) hold a key to cure diabetes according to latest medical research, so why did Allah and Muhammad prohibit pigs for consumption and even medical use (I’ll discuss that below) despite Southern-Asians and Mid-easterns – which many are Muslims -are more exposed to Diabetes compared to people of the west? Surely, the Qu’ran promoting the use of medicines and a God who sees the future would of put this cure in a clean animal such as a lamb or cow than ofcourse a un-clean animal like a pig?

    I also read something similar regarding this on a Islamic website and they said it’s still un-permissible to use “haram” stuff in medications. According to one of many quotes from the Hadith they’ve put, Muhammad said, “seek medication, O servants of Allah, for Allah never created an illness without creating a cure for it” and “Allah does not put your cure in that which He has forbidden for you.” Again, that raises a question what’s begging an answer if you regard this issue.

    So Muslims, how’d you respond to this and what do you think of it O.o?!

    Sources:

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/2010/Apr/pig-cells-and-potential-diabetes-cure-found-to-be-safe-for-humans-96126624.html

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1201672/Experimental-diabetes-treatment-inject-humans-pig-cells.html

    http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?pagename=IslamOnline-English-Ask_Scholar/FatwaE/FatwaE&cid=1119503544812

    Dream I’m a Muslim – I see your point but what you what you’re saying still fails to convince me. So what?! That’s in their nature to roll around in their crap. From my point of view, your Allah – being the creator of everything including pigs – creates something, puts something beneficial in it that CAN cure a serious disease and then says it’s haram… wow… Just wow =|!
    Dream I’m a Muslim – I see your point but what you what you’re saying still fails to convince me. So what?! That’s in their nature to roll around in their crap. From my point of view, your Allah – being the creator of everything including pigs – creates something, puts something beneficial in it that CAN cure a serious disease and then brings down a prophet to says it’s haram… wow… Just wow =|!

    Shape-shifter – I’m not talking about ancient times; I’m talking about our present times ¬¬!
    Um Huda – can’t you see the point in my question? I’m not talking about the consumption of pork; I’m talking about the diabetes cure that has been found in pigs. On what you’re saying, however, I think the consumption of pork taken in moderation is perfectly safe. If there was a hazard because of the consumption of pork, I’m sure there would of had a health hazard regarding pork by now in England since it’s a popular food over here.
    Alice – No, I’m not a “moron who’s just hating on Muslims.” I have Muslims friends who I get along with who understands my views against Islam and I also understand their views that’s against Christianity. This is just a question that I want to see how Muslims respond to since they believe Pork cannot be beneficial when according to Medical Science it is. That’s all.

    Carry on hating Christians if you want to. Actually, if that’s the case, you’re as bad as me and infact more bad than me since you’re criticizing and judging people of some religion rather than criticizing and judging the religion of some people.
    Sweet as Strawberry – “Seriously get real. Your stupidity is stunning, I for one know I’m not like you , I’m Better than you!”

    “If you want eat Pork, then eat it! I’m glad I don’t eat food that was considered food for the poor a century ago!”

    Wow! Somebody seems full of themselves today ¬¬! Anyways, you’re just repeating what “Dream I’m a Muslim” said! I know that it’s still in the process but Medical Scientists and Doctors have been doing this research on pigs for almost a decade (fact!), so their must be something to it since it’s been going on for that long which is acceptable to put into consideration; plus, you being the son of a doctor and a intelligent teen, I’m sure you know that Insulin that’s used for treating people with type 1 diabetes is the one that comes from pigs.

    “So their might be Alternative for Muslims and Others who don’t eat pork!”…..so it’s better to use the latter than the former O.o?! Wow…. just wow!
    Dream I’m a Muslim – you keep saying that! I’m talking about the cure for diabetes what’s found in pigs; not eating pigs. Looks can be deceiving, so don’t try and like their not.

    • ANSWER:
      Too bad Mohammad believed in having sex with little girls but didn’t want anyone eating ham.

  39. QUESTION:
    Is this Major breakthrough in diabetes cure by Dr H L Trivedi ? His 5 patients can be cured totally ?
    Ahmedabad | Thursday, Nov 29 2007 IST

    A city-based Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Centre (IKDRC) has claimed a major breakthrough in diabetes cure by transplanting insulin-making stem cells in five diabetic patients.
    Addressing reporters here yesterday, IKDRC Director Prof H L Trivedi, said ”We had successfully transplanted stem cells into the liver of five young patients very recently and all of them have started producing insulin.” He said the IKDRC had successfully conducted transplantation to Palak Dineshbhai Patel (15) from Vadodara, Suniti (25) from Jaipur, Mathak Parsram Soni (19) from Jodhpur, Hemani Yogendra Gautam (14) from Kota in Rajasthan and Pranav Kulinbhai Joshi (28) from Ahmedabad.

    For more details, click on this link :-

    http://news.webindia123.com/news/articles/India/20071129/836612.html

    5 patients of Dr Trivedi can be cured totally and are going to escalate in future ?

    Prakash Thakrar
    +91 99740 93554
    prakashthakrar@gmail.com

    • ANSWER:
      Interesting but its too soon to say if they are cured or just have a temporary respite and is therefore not proof of a cure. If they are still OK twenty years on then I would be less cynical.

      We diabetics often hear that there is a cure and it usually turns out to be false hope. Also, if I understand the work correctly, it involved people with Type 1 diabetes who have stopped producing insulin. It won’t help the majority who are type 2. As many countries do not permit work with stem cells because of the way they are produced, it may never be a cure for all type 1s.

      Mind you, it would be nice if it turned out to be an enduring cure with no side effects, limitations and no ethical problems!

  40. QUESTION:
    Is it true that people have found the cure to diabetes? But dont want to show?
    ive heard that people have found the cure to diabetes but since so many people have diabetes they dont want to give the cure away because people with diabetes spend sooo much money on medicine for their diabetes, and its a money maker?? Is this true? give me ur opinion?

    • ANSWER:
      It’s a bunch of hype that people use to either use to beat up on the FDA (though they usually deserve it) or to sell their “juices.”

      People who say there’s a cure, do not understand the pathology of Type 1 or Type 2 and do not understand what the word “cure” actually means either…

      I work with many diabetic clients (Type 1 and 2) and we have seen substantial health improvements (AKA, Quality of Life) and that’s worth a lot. However, they are all still diabetic–even if they’re not having the symptoms at the moment.

  41. QUESTION:
    What are the chances for a cure for diabetes before I die ?
    I am 17 years old and have had type 1 diabetes since I was 8 years old. I am wondering what the chances are of getting a cure within my life time. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Andy, I honestly believe they already have a cure for it, but as long as billions and billions are made for all the medicine that is sold every year, they will never let it out.

  42. QUESTION:
    Cure for Diabetes Type II drinking green juices?
    I am told that drinking juices of green leafy vegetables for 30 days can actually cure type II diabetes. Has anyone tried and proved this treatment?
    The ‘Queen has Spoken” is NOT answering my question. I really want to know if anyone has tried out this treatment or not.

    • ANSWER:
      One all natural thing you can do to control your sugar is take Cinnamon supplements. You need to make sure that it’s NOT Cassia Cinnamon, but Ceylon Cinnamon (true Cinnamon). It is a little harder to find in the United States than Cassia Cinnamon is, but well worth it if you can find some. NOW vitamins puts out an an authentic Ceylon Cinnamon supplement. You will be amazed at something so natural and good for you will control your sugar. Many people with Type II Diabetes and blood sugar problems swear by it.

      I’ve read that Neem supplements are also highly effective.

  43. QUESTION:
    Diabetes Cure?
    Do you think that diabetes will ever be cured? And if so, how and when? A friend of mine has had diabetes all his life and I feel sorry for him, so I decided to ask this question to see what people think.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I think that they are getting closer all the time. The Edmonton Protocol is looking promising. It involves Islet cell transplants.
      Millions of dollars are being spent on research, all over the world.
      We all just gotta keep contributing to the research funds, and keep hoping.

  44. QUESTION:
    Diabetes cure?
    I think I have diabetes. Last year I started a job where I am on my feet most of the day and parts of my feet went numb. at first I thought it was my shoes but it doesn’t go away even on the weekends. I think it is diabetes.
    Is there any thing I can do to stop this, like a chnge of diet? I’m going to the doctor soon but I’d like to know what you people think.

    • ANSWER:
      diet and exercise are very important. but sometimes you need medication, either soclled AHA (oral) or insulin shots

  45. QUESTION:
    how do you cure diabetes? Could I have it?
    I am a 22 year old female, 5ft4, 125 pounds. I am always thirsty lately, especially at night, i drink tons of water and i have to keep going to the bathroom. do you think i could have it? And is it possible to cure it on your own?

    • ANSWER:
      Your symptoms are suggestive of Diabetes. It is wise to check your blood for sugar now. At your age it can even be Type I which may cause Diabetic Ketoacidosis which is very dangerous. Go and test as soon as possible. It is just a simple test and if normal you will have peace of mind. If it is high it is better to know early for correct treatment and to avoid complications.

  46. QUESTION:
    Is there a study that may lead to the cure for Diabetes?
    My brother’s girlfriend has type 1 diabetes and she mentioned some Canadian study that may prove to provide a cure for diabetes. She didn’t give me a whole lot of details, but she said that by removing the pain (?) neurons around the nonfunctional Insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, some scientists had been able to restore the function of the cells. She mentioned that in a year or so they’d be done with their human tests, and she’s excited about the implications of such a study.

    I feel pretty uninformed, and I’m suprised I haven’t heard more about such a study. I ran a quick internet search and couldn’t find anything that matched what she had told me.

    Does anyone have any information? I’d like to learn more.

    • ANSWER:
      Article

      http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=a042812e-492c-4f07-8245-8a598ab5d1bf&k=63970

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best medicine to get cure from Diabetes?
    In Diabetes which the most useful medicine and from where any one get it with reasonable price?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for diabetes. It can only be treated. You may need insulin injections.

  48. QUESTION:
    ED & Diabetes cure & treatment?
    Hi,
    My husband is 35 & having diabetes for last 7 years & he is maintaining his sugar level. But past couple of months he is having trouble getting and keeping an erection.
    We need help.

    • ANSWER:
      First and foremost SEE A DOCTOR.
      Your husband needs to see a UROLOGIST.

      The doctor will give a simple exam, and probably recommend Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra as a “first choice”. At least, give them a try. And give them a GOOD try — 4-6 months at least.

      If that fails, a more in-depth exam may be necessary, including some arterial ultrasound work to make sure that the arteries and veins to the groin region are not clogged (diabetes causes high cholesterol, too).

      If medications don’t fix the problems, then there are more drastic measures — injections, loops, and pumps. At the very worst, there are penile implants available.

      Above all, those blood sugars MUST be kept in the normal range. Ask the MD to perform an A1C test. The values for this test should be less than 7, and preferrably under 6. A reading greater than 7 indicates that the diabetes is still out of control, and thus damaging the nerves and blood vessels necessary for “that function”.

      Also, LOW blood pressure is required for that function (that is how the pills work). Your husband needs to work to keep his blood pressure in the normal range (diabetes causes high blood pressure).

      FINALLY — it has been found that ED is a leading indicator of pending heart and circulation problems. Most men who are diagnosed with ED end up with circulatory problems within 5 years.

      Your husband needs to keep in CLOSE contact with his doctor(s) to help the ED problem, reduce the diabtes, AND prevent future heart related problems.

  49. QUESTION:
    What can I do for my mother to help her fight/cure her diabetes?
    My mom has had diabetes for 11 years and I don’t like seeing her having to take insulin everyday (I feel it hurts her to stick the needle in her skin even though she’s done it for so long) with all the work she does.

    I heard diabetes is curable but I not sure. Do you guys know of any ways to increase the bodies insulin levels or potentially get rid of her diabetes?

    Anything to help would be great!

    • ANSWER:
      So far prayer is only answer. But that don’t seem to work either!

  50. QUESTION:
    Will they ever be a cure for diabetes?
    I recently found out i have diabetes, but the results did not come in yet to tell which type i am. Right now the doctor makes me get on insulin, which i have been doing for 4 days already, and my blood sugar is reallly good, about 80. I heard the doctors in canada injected some kind of substance in mice who had diabetes and the next day the diabetes were gone. Will this ever be avialable for humans? Also are there any natural medicines that help lower blood sugar instead of insulin, and start to make the pancreas work again?

    • ANSWER:
      i know they will find a cure. i think in 5 years they will have one. i got diabetes when i was 7 and i am 37 now, when i look back i see how far they have come. my transplant Doctor is doing research on an iclet transplant where they in plant iclet in your liver and it works as a pancreas. look up Dr.Richard knight of Houston medical center and you can see his research.i had a kidney/pancreas transplant almost 5 years ago and i am no longer a diabetic . i was lucky and i have had no trouble accepting the two new organs. i believe with all my heart that they will have a cure in 5 years. they already know the gene that causes it they just need to know how to get rid of that gene.


Diabetes 2 Treatment Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    please help with health questions trying to get caught up :)?
    1.Hershel is very active. He exercises every day. To determine what his caloric intake should be, Hershel needs to

    A.know his body composition.
    B.calculate his percentage of body fat.
    C.know his activity level.
    D.know his lean mass.
    2.On which of the following does your daily caloric intake not depend?

    A.Your BMR
    B.The number of calories you need to digest food
    C.Your activity level
    D.Energy balance
    3.Digestive problems can be caused by all of the following EXCEPT

    A.overeating.
    B.a specific disease.
    C.a food intolerance.
    D.a balanced diet
    4.Which of the following is not a characteristic of a healthful diet?

    A.Sound, well-balanced choices from a variety of foods
    B.Following the guidelines of dietary recommendations
    C.Over-the-counter diet medications
    D.Eating a balanced breakfast
    5.All of the following characteristics might indicate that a person is at risk for an eating disorder EXCEPT

    A.an urge to throw up after eating.
    B.a guilty feeling when eating sweet or fattening foods.
    C.over-exercising to burn all the calories eaten.
    D.liking chocolate.
    6.Eating disorders

    A.are usually minor and often go away by themselves.
    B.often involve an unhealthy concern about body weight and shape.
    C.are a normal part of growing up.
    D.rarely cause serious health problems.
    7.In which of the following ways are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa different?

    A.Anorexia nervosa is considered an eating disorder; bulimia nervosa is not.
    B.Anorexia nervosa affects mostly female teenagers; bulimia nervosa
    affects mostly male teenagers.
    C.Nutritional therapy is an effective treatment for anorexia nervosa; it is not effective for bulimia nervosa.
    D.Anorexia nervosa involves self-starvation; bulimia nervosa involves binging and/or purging.
    8.When the amount of food energy taken in equals the amount of energy you use, the result is

    A.a high BMR.
    B.a low BMR.
    C.obesity.
    D.energy balance
    9.Being overweight can lead to all of the following EXCEPT

    A.type 2 diabetes.
    B.sleep apnea.
    C.certain forms of cancer.
    D.personal fitness.

    • ANSWER:
      1. C, 2. B, 3. D, 4. C, 5. D, 6. B, 7. D, 8. D, 9. D.

  2. QUESTION:
    For those of you who are opposed to nationalized healthcare?
    Some of the comments sound like people think that anyone without healthcare coverage simply is not willing to pay for it.

    However, what about families who cannot find full time jobs and have to work 2-3 part time jobs to support their families in high unemployment areas

    What about employees who work for temp agencies and cannot get health insurance, or the coverage available will pay out no more than what you pay in premiums (or even less).

    What about those families who must remain at home to care for family members requiring around the clock care.

    What about low income families who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, yet they are still barely above the federal poverty guidelines?

    What about those who are unemployed and cannot afford the COBRA premiums (even with the stimulus plan), or worse yet, cannot qualify for COBRA.

    What about those people who have health conditions that prevent them from working full time.

    What about those people who require medications in order to function on a job (issues such as chronic depression, bipolar disorder, diabetes, lupus, MS) or cannot handle any type of a full time job due to medical or mental issues?

    Do you sincerely feel that all of these people should just continue to go without treatment. Do you also realize that unpaid medical expenses are causing problems for medical practitioners in maintaining practices.

    Do I understand that you don’t care?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunatley yes – look at their pathetic responses – these are ignorant people who care nothing about anyone other than themselves and their money.


Diabetes Acceptable Blood Sugar Levels

In my earlier articles, I covered information about diabetes, its symptoms and how to prevent diabetes. So without going into much detail about diabetes, I will provide what fruits a diabetic person can eat and keep his blood sugar level controlled in this article.

Diabetic patients are always worried about choosing what they can eat and what they cannot, as they have to keep their blood sugar level under control. Many patients can not enjoy eating fruits because of their high sugar content. But fortunately, there are many fruits that a person suffering with diabetes can enjoy and can keep his blood sugar level controlled and to some extent even cure diabetes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    what are acceptable levels of blood sugar for type I diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      mid 90s to about 140. 80s is getting a little low, 30s is getting dangerous, you usually pass out in the 20s. you start worrying about ketones in the 300s. though it varys from person to person.

  2. QUESTION:
    what is an acceptable sugar level in your blood regarding diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      I tested 81mg/dl, this morning… to me, that’s acceptable. Actually, anything between 70 and 110 fasting is acceptable. Anything under 140 after a meal is acceptable. The higher you go beyond those figures, the more concern you should have. There’s a very handy chart on this page:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucose_tolerance_test

      If you’re in Canada or the UK, just divide those numbers by 18 to get mmol/l.

  3. QUESTION:
    My mom has type 2 Diabetes. What are the normal blood sugar ranges?
    What is acceptable (good) blood sugar levels for morning test prior to eating? 90 – 120?

    What is acceptable range during the course of the day?

    Any suggestions on recipes or meal plans that work well? I know their is no such hing as a diabetic diet but I know there are obviously things to avoid.

    • ANSWER:
      My doctor wants me 80 to 120 before meals and when I wake up in the morning.

  4. QUESTION:
    What is an acceptable blood sugar level for a man over 70? Thanks?
    My blood sugar level (fasting) is around 140. I am over 70. Some of my friends say it is OK at my age; others say it should be below 115. I don’t take any medication for diabetes. Should I see a doctor or continue my life-style. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Blood sugar levels range from 60-120 these being acceptable levels. Anything below 60 can cause hypoglycemia which is not acceptable due to the that one can go into a coma and suffer from seizure episodes. Then we look at the other side of the coin if the blood sugar goes way past ove 200 to 500 then a person can go into a coma and die.. So the best point of this situation is to follow your diet, exercise, take your blood sugars at least twice a day.. If they are not in good range then you shoud follow-up with your family physician for further evaluation. Best of luck to you.

  5. QUESTION:
    Best supplement (or possibly medication…) to bring blood sugar down to healthier levels again?
    Hiya :)

    Basically – I’ll pop to the docs for a test of this again soon, and probably use a home tester too – but I have reason to believe my blood sugar is a bit too high. Not far too high, not type 2 diabetes kind of level but… just the higher end of the acceptable range. I was wondering what people might suggest for effectively but healthily keeping my blood sugar levels under control. So something that won’t make them go to low or anything, but will effectively reduce them to healthy levels.

    I’ve seen many combo supplements on ebay and have heard about things like lipoic acid, but just wondered what you all thought.

    Don’t worry I intend to test again, also I have done a lot of research and believe I have pretty good reason to suspect this is a considerable issue for me at the moment.

    Thanks very much,

    Mike :)

    • ANSWER:
      Low carb diet.

  6. QUESTION:
    Will a fiber rich diet bring blood sugar back down from 270?
    My best friend was just diagosed with Type 2 Diabetes (today) and spent the day in the ER (blood sugar was up at 585 and stabalized at 270). He knows he needs to have 145 or lower to be within acceptable limits. But after nearly 10 hours on an insulin IV his sugar level stayed at the 270 marker. He hasn’t eaten all day ( got there aroun 4:00am).

    • ANSWER:
      When your friend is stablized , her’s what must be done to keep glucose levels in control:
      There are 4 key steps to controlling glucose levels :

      1) EXERCISE- Walking is fine but Nordic Walking is Great. Exercise also lowers Glucose levels , lowers Cholesterol and lowers Blood Pressure. Google it.Exercise is Non-Negotiable !!!Thats why it is Number 1 on the list.
      2) Knowledge- http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/index.ph… This is a great site for info
      3) Meds. Metformin to start. Never , ever take Actos or Avandia. They may kill you. Bone fractures, heart problems and what diabetics really don’t need is that they change Bone Stem Cells to Fat Cells.Also never ever take Onglyza or Januvia . They can can inhibit the bodys immune system and let cancer spread.
      4) Diet- A low carb diet is in order. I can’t count carbs so I use Mendosa’s Glycemic Index Diet. Great for the whole family. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

      And 145 is not acceptable. Below 100 is acceptable for a diabetic.
      With the above he will get their. Don’t forget to remember what I said about the Killer drugs.

      Take care

      TIN

  7. QUESTION:
    does anyone know if there could be a connection between coeliac disease and diabeties?
    i was diagnosed with coeliac disease as as child and stuck to a gluten free diet right up until my late teens where it was considered that i had ‘grown’ out of it. now at 36 i have developed diabetes which has come on extremely quickly. the gp is having great difficulty getting my blood sugar level down to an acceptable level.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes type 1 diabetes and coeliac disease are both autoimmune diseases. This effectively means your immune system which should fight bacteria and viruses etc has decided to attack you. In your case it’s attacked the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin, hence the diabetes, and the small bowel resulting in malabsorption and coeliac disease. With regards to your high blood sugars, if your GP is struggling to control your blood sugars, you may benefit from seeing a specialist. Often young people benefit from a 4 daily injection regime as opposed to a twice daily regime.

  8. QUESTION:
    Sugar level after drinking 3 large 60 ml pegs of whiskey?
    Hi, I am an occasional drinker and take around 2-3 pegs at one time. Recently, I had a get-together with friends and had around 3 pegs of whiskey. I thought of getting my sugar level checked because I was having some symptoms earlier also. I went for the Blood Sugar test after 36 hours of taking 3 pegs. the results were Blood Sugar (Fasting) – 124 and Blood Sugar (PP) – 184. Please let me know if this level is acceptable or it can be termed as Type 2 Diabetes.

    Please also let me know how can I confirm whether its diabetes or not????

    • ANSWER:

  9. QUESTION:
    Can someone please help me!!!?
    One positive attribute of dietary fat is that it’s a good source of?
    A)water
    B)boron
    C)vitamin C
    D)energy

    Which one of the following choices is the best way to control Type II diabetes?
    A)Inject insulin
    B)Avoiding all simple sugars
    C)Adopting a healthy diet & excercising
    D)Avoiding salt

    which one of the following snacks provides all of the essential amino acids?
    A)Apple wedges & carrot sticks
    B)small bowl of chili beans & rice
    C)Corn on the cob
    D)Pasta salad with vinaigrette dressing

    which on of the following choices is the best way to build muscle bulk?
    A)use amino acid powders from a health food store
    B)eat more high-protein foods
    C)avoid vegetarian diets
    D)eat a healthy,balanced diet & follow a regular firness program

    High triglycerides increase the risk for which one of the following conditions?
    A)type II diabetes
    B)heart disease
    C)thyroid disease
    D)osteoporosis

    saturated fats found in animal products,such as bacon & cheese,are also called?
    A)cholesterol
    B)triglycerides
    C)lipids
    D)amino acids

    an elevated HDL is considered a?
    A)risk factor for osteoporosis
    B)risk factor for artritis
    C)less harmful form of cholesterol found in the boady
    D)more harmful form of cholesterol found in the body

    How can a person with lactose intolerance obtain dietary calcium?
    A)take a pill that helps to digest lactose
    B)eat green leafy vegetables,nuts,and enriched soy products
    C)eat lots of fresh shellfish
    D)eat lots of whole grains

    which of the following choices is most accurate about fat-soluble vitamin?
    A)they can cause gastric upset,diarrhea,and kidney stones
    B)they provide no risk of vitamin toxicity
    C)they can be stored in the body
    D)they help build collage & aid in healing

    The glycemic index predicts the way certain foods affect
    A)blood sugar levels
    B)weight loss
    C)excercise performance
    D)blood pressure

    what are the heath benefits of zinc?
    A)reduced muscle fatigue
    B)proper wound healing
    C)control of blood pressure
    D)lung efficiency

    which one of the following factors contributes to hypertension?
    A) A vegotous exercise regimen
    B) A lack of sleep
    C) A diet that lacks protein
    D) A high-fat diet

    which one of the following choices is the best option for vegan snack?
    A)Vanailla soymilk,peanut butter,& pretzels
    B)Almond milk with butter cookies
    C)Chocolate soymilk with angel food cake
    D)Tomato jucie & macaroni & cheese

    how should daily calorie intake be divided for an adult in good health?
    A)80% carbohydrates,20% proteins
    B)60% carbohydrates,40% proteins
    C)60% carbohydrates,30% fats,10% proteins
    D)80% proteins,10%carbohydrates,10% fats

    A person who is lactose intolerants would have difficulty digesting which one of the following foods?
    A)grilled veggie burg on a sesame bun
    B)low-fat cheesecake with rasberries
    C)turkey hot dog with mustard
    D)three-bean salad

    which one of the following choices is the most nutrient-dense snack?
    A)sliced bananas,walnuts,& orange sections
    B)baked potato chips & sparkling water
    C)green salad with ranch dressing
    D)unsalted pretzels & cheddar cheese

    To derive energy from food,you must eat foods that contain?
    A)vitamins & minerals
    B)carbohydrates,proteins,and fats
    C)water
    D)fiber

    which one of the following choices would be an acceptable small meal for a person who is gluten intolerant?
    A)microwave popcorn & carrot sticks
    B)peanut butter on whole-wheat toast
    C)bread sticks with low-fat dressing
    D)orange jucie & graham crackers

    • ANSWER:
      A lot of question to answer.

      Could do it, but that would deny you the chance to do some research.

      Also, would take me too long. Please do some research, and answer the questions yourself. You will be able to do it, and feel better in yourself for doing so, rather than copying answers, that could be wrong anyway.

  10. QUESTION:
    Can someone please help me with my homework….?
    One positive attribute of dietary fat is that it’s a good source of?
    A)water
    B)boron
    C)vitamin C
    D)energy

    Which one of the following choices is the best way to control Type II diabetes?
    A)Inject insulin
    B)Avoiding all simple sugars
    C)Adopting a healthy diet & excercising
    D)Avoiding salt

    which one of the following snacks provides all of the essential amino acids?
    A)Apple wedges & carrot sticks
    B)small bowl of chili beans & rice
    C)Corn on the cob
    D)Pasta salad with vinaigrette dressing

    which on of the following choices is the best way to build muscle bulk?
    A)use amino acid powders from a health food store
    B)eat more high-protein foods
    C)avoid vegetarian diets
    D)eat a healthy,balanced diet & follow a regular firness program

    High triglycerides increase the risk for which one of the following conditions?
    A)type II diabetes
    B)heart disease
    C)thyroid disease
    D)osteoporosis

    saturated fats found in animal products,such as bacon & cheese,are also called?
    A)cholesterol
    B)triglycerides
    C)lipids
    D)amino acids

    an elevated HDL is considered a?
    A)risk factor for osteoporosis
    B)risk factor for artritis
    C)less harmful form of cholesterol found in the boady
    D)more harmful form of cholesterol found in the body

    How can a person with lactose intolerance obtain dietary calcium?
    A)take a pill that helps to digest lactose
    B)eat green leafy vegetables,nuts,and enriched soy products
    C)eat lots of fresh shellfish
    D)eat lots of whole grains

    which of the following choices is most accurate about fat-soluble vitamin?
    A)they can cause gastric upset,diarrhea,and kidney stones
    B)they provide no risk of vitamin toxicity
    C)they can be stored in the body
    D)they help build collage & aid in healing

    The glycemic index predicts the way certain foods affect
    A)blood sugar levels
    B)weight loss
    C)excercise performance
    D)blood pressure

    what are the heath benefits of zinc?
    A)reduced muscle fatigue
    B)proper wound healing
    C)control of blood pressure
    D)lung efficiency

    which one of the following factors contributes to hypertension?
    A) A vegotous exercise regimen
    B) A lack of sleep
    C) A diet that lacks protein
    D) A high-fat diet

    which one of the following choices is the best option for vegan snack?
    A)Vanailla soymilk,peanut butter,& pretzels
    B)Almond milk with butter cookies
    C)Chocolate soymilk with angel food cake
    D)Tomato jucie & macaroni & cheese

    how should daily calorie intake be divided for an adult in good health?
    A)80% carbohydrates,20% proteins
    B)60% carbohydrates,40% proteins
    C)60% carbohydrates,30% fats,10% proteins
    D)80% proteins,10%carbohydrates,10% fats

    A person who is lactose intolerants would have difficulty digesting which one of the following foods?
    A)grilled veggie burg on a sesame bun
    B)low-fat cheesecake with rasberries
    C)turkey hot dog with mustard
    D)three-bean salad

    which one of the following choices is the most nutrient-dense snack?
    A)sliced bananas,walnuts,& orange sections
    B)baked potato chips & sparkling water
    C)green salad with ranch dressing
    D)unsalted pretzels & cheddar cheese

    To derive energy from food,you must eat foods that contain?
    A)vitamins & minerals
    B)carbohydrates,proteins,and fats
    C)water
    D)fiber

    which one of the following choices would be an acceptable small meal for a person who is gluten intolerant?
    A)microwave popcorn & carrot sticks
    B)peanut butter on whole-wheat toast
    C)bread sticks with low-fat dressing
    D)orange jucie & graham crackers

    • ANSWER:
      haha help, more like do it for you!

  11. QUESTION:
    Fitness And Nutrition?
    1. One positive attribute of dietary fat is that it’s a good
    source of
    A. water. C. vitamin C.
    B. boron. D. energy.
    2. Which one of the following choices is the best way to control
    Type II diabetes?
    A. Injecting insulin
    B. Avoiding all simple sugars
    C. Adopting a healthy diet and exercising
    D. Avoiding salt
    3. Which one of the following snacks provides all of the essential amino acids?
    A. Apple wedges and carrot sticks
    B. Small bowl of chili beans and rice
    C. Corn on the cob
    D. Pasta salad with vinaigrette dressing
    4. Which one of the following choices is the best way to build muscle bulk?
    A. Use amino acid powders from a health food store.
    B. Eat more high-protein foods.
    C. Avoid vegetarian diets.
    D. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and follow a regular fitness program.
    5. High triglycerides increase the risk for which one of the following conditions?
    A. Type II diabetes C. Thyroid disease
    B. Heart disease D. Osteoporosis
    6. Saturated fats found in animal products, such as bacon and cheese, are also called
    A. cholesterol. C. lipids.
    B. triglycerides. D. amino acids.
    7. An elevated HDL is considered a
    A. risk factor for osteoporosis.
    B. risk factor for arthritis.
    C. less harmful form of cholesterol found in the body.
    D. more harmful form of cholesterol found in the body.
    8. How can a person with lactose intolerance obtain dietary calcium?
    A. Take a pill that helps to digest lactose.
    B. Eat green leafy vegetables, nuts, and enriched soy products.
    C. Eat lots of fresh shellfish.
    D. Eat lots of whole grains.
    9. Which one of the following choices is most accurate about fat-soluble vitamins?
    A. They can cause gastric upset, diarrhea, and kidney stones.
    B. They provide no risk of vitamin toxicity.
    C. They can be stored in the body.
    D. They help build collagen and aid in healing.
    10. The glycemic index predicts the way certain foods affect
    A. blood sugar levels. C. exercise performance.
    B. weight loss.
    11. What are the health benefits of zinc?
    A. Reduced muscle fatigue C. Control of blood pressure
    B. Proper wound healing D. Lung efficiency
    12. Which one of the following factors contributes to hypertension?
    A. A vigorous exercise regimen C. A diet that lacks protein
    B. A lack of sleep D. A high-fat diet
    13. Which one of the following choices is the best option for a vegan snack?
    A. Vanilla soymilk, peanut butter, and pretzels
    B. Almond milk with butter cookies
    C. Chocolate soymilk with angel food cake
    D. Tomato juice and macaroni and cheese
    14. How should daily calorie intake be divided for an adult in good health?
    A. 80 percent carbohydrates, 20 percent proteins
    B. 60 percent carbohydrates, 40 percent proteins
    C. 60 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent fats, 10 percent proteins
    D. 80 percent proteins, 10 percent carbohydrates, 10 percent fats
    15. A person who is lactose intolerant would have difficulty digesting which one of the
    following foods?
    A. Grilled veggie burger on a sesame bun C. Turkey hot dog with mustard
    B. Low-fat cheesecake with raspberries D. Three-bean salad
    16. Which one of the following choices is the most nutrient-dense snack?
    A. Sliced bananas, walnuts, and orange sections
    B. Baked potato chips and sparkling water
    C. Green salad with ranch dressing
    D. Unsalted pretzels and cheddar cheese
    17. To derive energy from food, you must eat foods that contain
    A. vitamins and minerals. C. water.
    B. carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. D. fiber.
    18. Which one of the following choices is a simple sugar?
    A. Glucose C. Lactase
    B. Orange juice D. Chocolate
    19. Which one of the following snack combinations will best satisfy a person’s daily
    fluid requirements?
    A. Ice cream, sherbet, and fruit
    B. Bananas, whole-wheat bread, and water
    C. Fresh fruit, green salad, water
    D. Fruit juice, energy bars, cold cereal
    20 Which one of the following choices would be an acceptable small meal for a person
    who is gluten intolerant?
    A. Microwave popcorn and carrot sticks
    B. Peanut butter on whole-wheat toast
    C. Bread sticks with low-fat dressing
    D. Orange juice and graham crackers

    • ANSWER:
      1 d
      2.c
      3.b
      4.d
      5.b
      6.b
      7.d
      8.b
      9.c
      10.a
      11.b
      12.b
      13.d
      14.c
      15.b
      16.a
      17.a
      18.b
      19.c
      20.b

      alright… i hope i did well!

  12. QUESTION:
    Diabetes type II – could this be?
    Good Morning

    I have just made a GP appointment to discuss some worrying symptoms which I have developed over the last 3 days. I just wanted to get some feedback from the community before I go to the doctors to help prepare me for what I might hear. Hope you can help.

    I am a 34 year old male of acceptable weight / BMI for height. I am fit and healthy at the moment although I have had a recent history of Pulmonary Embolism and DVT, the cause of which has never been diagnosed – my blood is fine and levels are within ranges. I’ve had no presentments of DVT symptoms in over 12 months.

    Now, over the last week I have been have blurred vision, specifically peripheral vision which I managed to fix by eating something on each occassion.

    2 days ago I notice some red marks appearing on my left shin. They are clustered in the centre of my shin, they are not really sore or itchy and they resemble what I would describe as a burn type wound. They are deep red in colour with a smooth surface, no scab. This morning I noticed some smaller red raised dots appearing on my right shin, about 3 or 4 again in the centre of my leg. There are no other marks or blemishes elsewhere on my body.

    I have lost a little weight over the last month but I attributed this to a nasty flu which I had for most of december. I also blamed the flu for my loss of appetite and disinterest in food in general. I have a general aversion to sweet foods but can occassional cravings for chocolate and sugary drinks, I even have developed a taste for sugar in my tea.

    I am not urinating any more than usual and I do not have an excessive thirst.

    Could these be early signs of type II?

    Thanks for your help

    • ANSWER:
      Your response does not sound like type 2 diabetes but it’s really easy to confirm with a blood test from your doctor’s office. Some types of diabetes, especially type 1, don’t always show common traits between all individuals.

      I really think he/she is going to be looking for some other reason though first.

      If you just want some good background information that you can see before your appointment check at this site below. It can answer a lot of the questions you have so you will be better prepared for your appointment.


Diabetes 2 Treatments

Special areas in the pancreas gland, the Islets of Langerhans, produce a hormone called insulin. This hormone is a protein of small size. Insulin stimulates muscle cells and other body cells to take up glucose from the blood and convert the glucose to glycogen, a kind of starch, and then store the glycogen. By need the body cells convert the glycogen to glucose and use it as fuel. In this way insulin keeps the glucose level in the blood at a normal size.

By diabetes type 2, the cells in the body do not react properly by stimulation from insulin. Therefore they do not take in enough glucose from the blood to store it or to use it as energy source. This condition is called insulin resistance. The amount of glucose in the blood therefore rises. Also the insulin production can rise to regulate the glucose amount down, but this effort to reduce the blood glucose is not effective enough. If the disease persists for many years, the insulin production may tire out, so that the amount of secreted insulin decreases.

THE CAUSES AND MECHANISMS OF DIABETES TYPE 2

The exact mechanism that causes the disease is not known. There may be an autoimmune response to insulin or to the molecules on the cell surfaces that the insulin connects to. However, these lifestyle factors can cause the disease:

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had positive results with alternative adult onset (type 2) diabetes treatments?
    I am interested in finding out any and all alternative (besides the regular medical advice) type 2 diabetes treatments.Any answers are welcome-thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Cinnamon capsules can help with blood glucose (works with the pancreas) as well as high cholesterol and high blood pressure levels and it’s great for general heart health. In particular if you’re gonna eat any sweets take a cinnamon cap about 20 min ahead of time (in addition to daily cinnamon supplements).

      The next thing is gymnena (may be hard to get but if you have a good herbal store they should carry it). The gymnema will help your pancreas start doing the correct production of sugar levels. A lot of people have been able to stop any Western Medicine treatment for Type 2.

      If you are on Western Medicine treatment make sure you stay well away from grapefruit (in any form).

      Also I would highly recommend a Gluten Free diet, it’s done wonders for many.

      Good luck with your search and I hope some of these suggestions help.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are there alternative treatments to diabetes?
    I am a type 2 diabetic. My doctor tells me that regardless of what I do as for as medication, diet, exercise, etc that my numbers will continue to get worst.

    Are there diabetes treatments that work but are not accepted by the medical community in general? Please site your sources.

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrotherapy is one of the oldest therapeutic methods for treatment. Additionally in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, it can help to provide better sleep, reduce blood sugar levels and increase well being. Hydrotherapy can be performed in a water type tank or hot tub of various sizes. It has been recommended that soaking in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day for 5-6 days per week can change your diabetes condition drastically. In one study, an average diabetes patient had a reduction in blood sugar levels of 13 percent.

  3. QUESTION:
    Does any one know of any alternative treatments for type 2 diabetes?
    I was diagnosed type 2 a year ago and am interested in alternative therapies.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are one of the many millions struggling with diabetes (type 1 and type 2 combined) there are natural approaches which can help greatly.

      As in almost all areas of health, exercise and proper diet can help tremendously for diabetes. That does not mean a heavy exercise regimen nor does it mean a radical weight loss. Moderate exercise and a weight loss of only 5% or slightly more can make a substantial difference (and that holds true for those considered significantly overweight as well as those carrying a few pesky extra pounds. To achieve a 5% or more weight loss may require no more than cutting out soft drinks and taking regular walks for example. At any rate, losing 5% is easily achievable with modest exercise and a sensible diet that includes plenty of vegetables, especially raw and lightly steamed vegetables, some fruits (though little or no fruit juice because of its high sugar content), fermented whole grains, and getting rid of dangerous trans fats.

      Iodine and Diabetes:

      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. While it is well known that diet, obesity, food allergies, viral infections, and stress are all contributing factors for diabetes, it is less widely recognized that these factors are often either a cause of or caused by a weak liver, spleen, and pancreas.

      For example, obesity is the result of poor diet and/or a sluggish liver which causes a sluggish metabolism. A sluggish liver is often associated with gallstones because the liver and gallbladder are interconnected. And gallstones are formed because of “bile stasis” due to a sluggish gallbladder. Fatty liver (a common complication of diabetes) is also an indicator of liver weakness, and chronic diarrhea (yet another common diabetes symptom) is caused by a weak spleen according to Chinese medicine.

      It is well known that diet, obesity, food allergies, viral infections, and stress are all contributing factors for diabetes, but my understanding is that these factors either cause or are caused by a weak liver, spleen, and pancreas. For example, obesity is the result of poor diet and/or a sluggish liver which causes a sluggish metabolism. A sluggish liver is often associated with gallstones because the liver and gallbladdder are interconnected. And gallstones are formed because of “bile stasis” due to a sluggish gallbladder. Fatty liver (a common complication of diabetes) is also an indicator of liver weakness, and chronic diarrhea (yet another common diabetes symptom) is caused by a weak spleen according to Chinese medicine.

      In women, iodine’s ability to revive hormonal sensitivity back to normal significantly improves Insulin sensitivity and other hormones.

      For diabetes, take at least 50 mg per day of Iodine (a combination of both elemental and potassium iodine) and selenium must also be taken in order for iodine to work properly.

      Natural Remedies for Diabetes:

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

      • GTF Chromium (Glucose Transport Factor Chromium) – The primary role of insulin is glucose transport is the primary role of insulin, 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 such as is found in the herbal product 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, don’t even think about using the raw plant!

      • 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.

      • 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 medicinal properties and has been used for thousands of years (Click here for more information). Preliminary research in animal trials has shown that that an extract from Nigella sativa seeds can reduce elevated blood sugar levels and the antioxidant activity of the extract may prevent the complications associated with uncontrolled type II diabetes.

      • Fenugreek seed – Soak fenugreek seeds in about one teaspoon in water at night, drink that water in the morning and chew and eat the soaked seeds. Helps reduce blood sugar.

      • Green plaintain peels – Wash a green plantain and peel it, then put the peel in a jar and cover with water. Let sit overnight, and then drink this water three times a day. Lowers your blood sugar level. Keep drinking as needed and change the peel every other day and refill the jar with water.

      • Agaricus Blazei Murrill (ABM) Mushroom – referred to in it’s native Brazil as “The Mushroom of the Gods” with good reason due to it’s amazing immune boosting and disease fighting properties. Available in health food stores and online at various sites including http://www.agaricus.net.

      • Alpha Lipoic Acid – In Germany, alpha-lipoic acid is an approved medical treatment for peripheral neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes. It speeds the removal of glucose from the bloodstream, at least partly by enhancing insulin function, and it reduces insulin resistance, an underpinning of many cases of coronary heart disease and obesity. The therapeutic dose for lipoic acid is 600 mg/day. In the United States, it is sold as a dietary supplement, usually as 50 mg tablets. (The richest food source of alpha-lipoic acid is red meat – but to insure proper health, use lean cuts of organic beef that has not been subject to antibiotics or feed lot practices).

      • Cat’s Claw – Used by indigenous tribes in Peru and South America to treat diabetes. Available at health food stores.

      • Cinnamon – Cinnamon has been shown to help regulate blood glucose levels and several studies indicate that it may be helpful against diabetes, particularly type II diabetes.

      • Mullaca – Mullaca is employed in herbal medicine systems today in both Peru and Brazil. In Peruvian herbal medicine the plant is called mullaca or bolsa mullaca. To treat diabetes, the roots of three mullaca plants are sliced and macerated in 1/4 liter of rum for seven days. Honey is added, and 1/2 glass of this medicine is taken twice daily for 60 days. In addition, an infusion of the leaves is recommended as a good diuretic, and an infusion of the roots is used to treat hepatitis. For asthma and malaria, the dosage is 1 cup of tea made from the aerial parts of the plant. In Brazilian herbal medicine the plant is employed for chronic rheumatism, for skin diseases and dermatitis, as a sedative and diuretic, for fever and vomiting, and for many types of kidney, liver, and gallbladder problems.

      • Other Good Foods and Supplements – Almonds, apples, oranges, coconut oil, and substances high in omega three oils (olive oil, flaxseed oil, fish oil, borage oil).

  4. QUESTION:
    What are some experimental treatments for type two diabetes?
    Im doing an essay over type 2 diabetes for biology and I have to find an experimental treatment for diabetes. If anyone can help that would be great, thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There are no experimental treatments for type 2 right now.

  5. QUESTION:
    A transmittance of 0.051 (5.1%) is obtained for a 2.07 x 10-4 M solution of IG007 (a new diabetes treatment dr
    A transmittance of 0.051 (5.1%) is obtained for a 2.07 x 10-4 M solution of IG007 (a new diabetes treatment drug) in a 1.00 cm spectrophotometer cell at 271 nm (wavelength). The molar extinction coefficient for IG007 at 271 nm is?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to use the equation called Beer’s law. You have all the data needed. Because of the greek letters, I can’t reproduce it here.

  6. QUESTION:
    For Diabetes Treatment, TRIGUNIL 2 IS prescribed by a Doctor. I want details of this medicine.?

    • ANSWER:
      go to http://www.drugs.com to look up this medicine. All drugs in different countries have different trade names. Not all drugs are available in all countries.

      another site to get info on drugs is http://www.webmd.com

  7. QUESTION:
    type 2 diabetes treatment?
    can someone help me with telling me what types of treatment are used. i need information about a diet a mediacation and physical activity to prevenmt the symptons of diabetes being severe

    • ANSWER:
      There are 4 key steps to controlling glucose levels and help prevent complications :

      1) EXERCISE- Walking is fine but Nordic Walking is Great. Exercise also lowers Glucose levels , lowers Cholesterol and lowers Blood Pressure. Google it.Exercise is Non-Negotiable !!!Thats why it is Number 1 on the list.
      2) Knowledge- http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/index.ph… This is a great site for info
      3) Meds. Metformin to start. Never , ever take Actos or Avandia. They may kill you. Bone fractures, heart problems and what diabetics really don’t need is that they change Bone Stem Cells to Fat Cells.Also never ever take Onglyza or Januvia . They can can inhibit the bodys immune system and let cancer spread.
      4) Diet- A low carb diet is in order. I can’t count carbs so I use Mendosa’s Glycemic Index Diet. Great for the whole family. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

      Take care

      TIN

  8. QUESTION:
    What are the current treatments for type 2 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      The first method that is always tried is diet and exercise. Type 2 diabetes occurs becuase of insulin resistance in the body, meaning there is too much fat. By decreasing fat stores through diet and exercise, you decrease the insulin resistance in your body. However, if this fails, there are many different medications out (and many in development) that can be prescribed by your doctor. However, it is important to realize that diet and exercise are still an important part of the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It is very important to keep doctors appointments when you have type 2 diabetes because changes may be made to your medications and this needs to be monitored carefully.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the treatments for type 2 diabetes?
    please answer with great description because the project needs to be descriptive

    • ANSWER:
      Losing weight, excersise, healthy eating, and working with your doctor are the best treatments for type 2. Eliminating all sugar, wheat, and flour from your diet works as well. That’s what I’ve done and my sugars are the best that they’ve been in a long time!

  10. QUESTION:
    Should people with type 2 diabetes receive expensive treatment?
    Do you think that its fair for people with type 2 diabetes to receive expenisive treatment, that people with type 1 could use?
    x

    • ANSWER:
      Just what is the difference. Should we just kill all type 2 diabetics. This is a dumb question. Type 1 take up most of treatment because they are diabetic longer.

  11. QUESTION:
    What are treatment methods for diabetes 1 and 2?
    I am doing a research paper on diabetes that is due in less than three weeks. I dont know alot about this condition, and need some help. I am not sure what all the treatments are and what they all do. (drugs, diet, excersice, ect.)

    • ANSWER:
      For type 1 diabetes the only treatment is INSULIN>>

      For type 2 , here is the best way , really the only way:

      There are 4 key steps to controlling glucose levels :

      1) EXERCISE- Walking is fine but Nordic Walking is Great. Exercise also lowers Glucose levels , lowers Cholesterol and lowers Blood Pressure. Google it.Exercise is Non-Negotiable !!!Thats why it is Number 1 on the list.
      2) Knowledge- http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/index.ph… This is a great site for info
      3) Meds. Metformin to start. Never , ever take Actos or Avandia. They may kill you. Bone fractures, heart problems and what diabetics really don’t need is that they change Bone Stem Cells to Fat Cells.Also never ever take Onglyza or Januvia . They can can inhibit the bodys immune system and let cancer spread.
      4) Diet- A low carb diet is in order. I can’t count carbs so I use Mendosa’s Glycemic Index Diet. Great for the whole family. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

      Good luck

      TIN

  12. QUESTION:
    Has anybody had any positive experiences with diabetes cures or treatments?
    My dad has type 2 I think. (It’s the one where you don’t use insulin). The problem is he lives in Africa where the drugs can not be trusted. This is obviously very worrying as I am in the U.K and cannot oversee anything.

    Anyway, if anyone can help I would really appreciate it as you can imagine it is driving me to dis-pare. Another option is bringing him here for treatment. Can anyone advise on this or have any ideas for me?

    • ANSWER:
      I have type 1 myself but,for type 2 as with type 1 his diet is very important. Avoiding starchy things like pasta,bread and potatoes. eating lean meats fruits and vegetables in proper quantities would hopefully do the trick. I have heard talk about cinnamon being helpful to type 2s but I don’t know if that has proven to be effective or not. Best of Luck to you and your dad.

  13. QUESTION:
    I need herbal treatment of Diabetes type- 2 ? I am allergic to most allopathc medicin?
    I am allergic to most allopathy medicines. This is great curse on me.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no herbal treatment for any type of Diabetes, juvenile or adult so your doctor will probably put you on a restricted ADA diet.

  14. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of type 2 Diabetes?
    I am looking for information on a scientific study that proves the cause.
    I am not looking for someones opinion.
    I am not looking for information on the treatment of Diabetes.
    I am not looking for the cure.
    I am looking for the actual cause
    I would like the url of the scientific study that proves your answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.

      Usually occurs gradually. Most people with type 2 diabetes are overweight at the time of diagnosis. However, the disease can also develop in lean people, especially the elderly.

      Genetics play a large role in type 2 diabetes and family history is a risk factor. However, low activity level, poor diet, and excess body weight (especially around the waist) significantly increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.

      Other risk factors include:

      - Race/ethnicity (African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans all have high rates of diabetes)
      - Age greater than 45 years
      - Previously identified impaired glucose tolerance by your doctor
      - High blood pressure
      - HDL cholesterol of less than 35 or triglyceride level of greater than 250
      - History of gestational diabetes

  15. QUESTION:
    My cat has been at the vet for 3 days for (newly diagnosed) diabetes treatment. How long should this take?
    They are having problems with finding the right level of insulin. One day 1 his blood sugar dipped very low after a 2nd small dose of insulin. This went from a possible 1 day stay to now working on 4 days. Any suggestions of questions to ask them? Could he had a different illness? (Can’t other illnesses cause fluctuations in blood sugar?)

    • ANSWER:
      While as someone has already stated you can give insulin at home, the biggest part of getting an insulin dose regulated is to check blood glucose levels often and watch for serious elevations or serious drops in that level related to the dose of insulin given. Depending on the patient and the reaction to the insulin given, it can indeed take several days to find the appropriate dose and schedule for giving the insulin to control blood glucose levels safely.

      If you are concerned about how long it is taking, call your vet and discuss the situation with him. He can give you details on your cat’s situation and explain why he is doing what he is doing. This will get you much better answers than asking on here.

  16. QUESTION:
    what are the symptoms, cures, and treatments for diabetes?
    diabetes type 2, or 1 what ever?

    • ANSWER:
      What Is It?
      Diabetes mellitus is a chronic condition in which the body cannot successfully convert sugar into energy for tissue and organ cells. A person with diabetes will have abnormally high levels of blood sugar, especially after consuming starchy foods like rice, potatoes, and bread. Diabetes can affect both men and women at any age. Even children can develop cases of diabetes. There are three types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, and type 3.

      Types
      Type 1 diabetes occurs as a result of an autoimmune condition. The pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, and as a result, glucose builds up in the bloodstream. It is unknown what causes type 1 diabetes.

      Genetics, viruses, and autoimmune conditions can cause type 1 diabetes to occur. With type 2 diabetes, a person’s fat, liver, and muscle tissue do not respond properly to insulin. As a result, the pancreas produces more and more insulin while sugar builds up in the blood at the same time. Type 2 diabetes is related to genetics, diet, exercise, and obesity. Type 3 diabetes occurs when the brain signals insulin production to stop, resulting in damage to the brain cells and central nervous system.

      Symptoms & Warning Signs
      The most common symptoms are frequent urination, increased thirst, and increased fluid intake. Other symptoms include blurred vision, feelings of irritability, severe fatigue, unexpected weight loss, feelings of extreme hunger, irritation of the skin in the genital area, and slower healing of superficial wounds. Weight loss tends to be seen most commonly with Type 1 diabetes. Unlike type 1 diabetes, the symptoms for type 2 diabetes develop very slowly.

      Causes & Risk Factors
      The exact cause of diabetes is unclear, but several risk factors are evident. People are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes if they eat a diet that is high in fat, are overweight, or have a family history of diabetes. Age is also a risk factor.

      Prevention & Treatment
      Patients can prevent type 2 diabetes by following a well balanced diet and by maintaining a regular exercise routine. Patients of type 1 diabetes may need to take insulin injections. Treatment may also be necessary for complications including heart problems, kidney failure, pancreas problems, and infections.

      Tests & Diagnosis
      A urinalysis is the first level of testing and can show glucose levels in addition to how fat is broken down. Blood glucose tests (fasting and non-fasting) can provide a more detailed breakdown of whether the person has diabetes.

      There are so far no cures for diabetes.

  17. QUESTION:
    what is the different of treatment between diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2?
    pharmacology and non-pharmacology… thanks…

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes 1 your body produces no insulin and you must take insulin to keep your blood sugar under control (diet, excercise and oral hypoglycemics will sometimes be given to help control sugars).

      Diabetes 2 your body does not produce enough insulin so treatment is aimed at helping your body control sugar … start by controlling diet, then add oral hypoglycemics (metformin, glyburide, avandia etc…) and insulin only if necessary.

      HbAic test to see wether treatment is helping with longterm sugar control.

      Hope this helps,

      C

  18. QUESTION:
    Complications in diabetes treatment?
    1.
    “Even with successful treatment, diabetes survivors are at risk of serious complications, such as CV disease, kidney failure, and blindness”

    2.
    “Truly successful treatment minimizes complications by narrowing the gap between a healthy glucose homeostasis pattern and that derived from therapeutic treatment”
    -Matching basal and post-prandial glucose and insulin levels to those of healthy individuals.
    -Individuals have different levels of dysfunction.

    What’s the second point trying to say?
    And what’s it mean by basal and post-pranial glucose/insulin levels?

    • ANSWER:
      The 2nd to me is saying that Diabetics if they follow the patterns of a healthy Ind. glucose pattern, on what the Non-Diabetics blood glucose levels are before a meal, after a meal, while sleeping, etc. they will have less health problems.

      Basal rate, as it relates to Diabetics is calculated by how much insulin a normal pancreas secretes to keep a persons blood sugars in normal range or in a Diabetics case with the help of an insulin pump; it allows a Diabetic (insulin dependent) to set the appropriate basal rate or amount of insulin to pump every hour to maintain their blood glucose levels to the similar levels of a non-diabetic (ex. 0.65 per hour basal rate)

      Post-prandial not 100% sure but have a strong feeling it means After Eating glucose levels which should be checked two hours after eating to ensure that your basal rate or as I call it fasting (no food) glucose level versus what my blood sugar is after I eat. Which determines if a Diabetic is taking to little or too much insulin over a period of time and if monitored closely a Diabetic can come close to the blood sugar levels of a non-diabetics basal and post prandial glucose levels and in the end have fewer complications.

      Hope this helps a little, even I got a bit confused by this wording and pretty knowledgable about diabeties treatment and slang.

  19. QUESTION:
    Are people with untreated diabetes 2 subject to irrational mood swings?
    A close female relative has been diagnosed with diabetes 2. She refuses treatment, and she exhibits ALL of the classical symptons, but in addition is subject to frequent angry and nasty moods. Abusing everybody close to her and being particularly unpleasant while accusing everybody of not liking her. Is this a sympton or cause of the diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry that a family member has to deal with this the rest of her life. yes irritability is a symptom of the diabetes. usually when the persons blood sugar is to low they can get very aggravated and irritable. she most definitely should start taking her medication and watching what she eats. not only does the medication help to control her blood sugar level it helps to maintain normal functioning of her organs. most people don’t know that diabetes affects your kidneys, your eye sight, etc. taking the med’s and watching what she eats will prevent the deterioration of such things. good luck do some research it’s not as bad as she thinks.

  20. QUESTION:
    treatments for type 2 diabetes

    • ANSWER:
      a. Educating yourself about diabetes will be part of your treatment plan

      b. Permanent life style changes as to what to eat, how much to eat and when to eat are essential in treating diabetes. portion control and carb. intake are essential.

      c. Exercise burns glucose, exercise frequently.

      d. Take your meds. (if prescribed)

      e. Have a quarterly A1c test to performed by a lab to determine your progress or lack of progress.

      f. Lose weight if necessary

      g. Use your home meter as a guide and test when eating new or different foods to see how your glucose reacts to them. In fact test frequently especially if this is new to you. You should always test 1st thing in the morning, before and after meals and at bedtime. As you control this better you won’t find the need to test as often.

      Good luck

  21. QUESTION:
    Diabetes – treatment? For help with a uni assignment :)?
    Hi, How does a doctor decide if a person with TYPE 2 diabetes requires insulin tablets or just a healthy regime (exercise/ diet) to control it? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I fall the healthy eating & exercise fails to control blood sugar levels, and if all the other non-insulin medicines fail to adequately control blood sugar levels then they may try insulin. This is a last resort therapy in this case. Incidentally insulin is injected, they have not yet perfected the technology to get it into the blood any other way, certainly not as a tablet.

  22. QUESTION:
    What would happen if you don’t take teh treatment for type 2 diabetes?

    How long would it take to die also?

    • ANSWER:
      Type 2 is a condition, and you must take ir very seriously. Diabetes (type 1 or 2) affects everything in your body. Long term, if you’re not careful, you can eventually go blind. You can suffer amputations (toes, whole feet and even the leg up to the knee. Cardiac complications, the list never ends. You do what you must to try to delay the inevitable….

  23. QUESTION:
    What do you feel like during/after diabetes treatment?
    So I think I have diabetes (yay -_-). I’m tired all the time, always hungry (after a buffet I’d be hungry in like an hour), blurry vision (got contacts), pee a lot, zone out a lot, and you get the idea. So I want to know: what happens during/after treatment. I don’t really know how they treat diabetes, I know you start looking at your diet and they hop you up on insulin and such, but what happens then? Will I have more energy? I’m on an intense work out program (P90X) over the summer, will it affect that? Will I be able to keep exercising intensely like that? I’m currently pretty healthy: I’m 18, male, 160lbs, exercise 6 out of 7 days of the week, and eat better than the average teen. I used to be really fat tho, but I lost the weight like 2 years ago. WILL THAT WEIGHT COME BACK?! Oh, I’m gunna be pissed if it does, I read diabetes causes weight loss so it better not come back after treatment (-.-). Also I take Creatine Hydrochloride supplements for working out so will I still be able to use those? Oh, and will the symptoms disappear (hunger, fatigue etc..)? Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes is a disease treated with insulin , exercise , and some times ills like metformin. if it turns out you are diabetic , they will probably admit you into the hospital for about a week like they did with me . they will constantly run blood tests and finger pricks , and they will start you on insulin to bring your sugar down . they will also check your ketoacidosis with blood tests or urine samples . when your sugar is balanced , they train you how to use your pens , or pump , whatever you get ! ;) you will feel sooooo much better after they start insulin . you probably won’t gain your weight back , just maybe few pounds as a reaction to the insulin :P . go to the doctors as soon as you get the chance , and lay off the p90x until then just in case you become hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) . good luck :D

  24. QUESTION:
    Are there any alternative treatments/cures for Diabetes?
    In 1995 I suffered from acute pancreatitis. Surgeons removed 90% of my pancreas and this left me Type 2 diabetic. I was doing fine on pills until this past december my Endocrinologist decided to put me on Humulin R(about 15 units before meals) and and later on added Lantus(about 55 units 2x day) Insulins. In addition I’ve eaten healthier but I’ve gained about 20lbs. I really hate this and I want to get off insulin but doctors tell me that i had been using the pills (glyburide/metformin < and other variants of all these before that> and Actos) for too long and its not healthy for my liver. I’d prefer to not be on insulin dependency. I know there are stem cell studies and other research going on. But is there anything else I should be looking into ? Is insulin safe? The ingredients are horrific!
    Has anyone had success with other methods???
    I live in Arizona I’m a 44 year old male.
    Thanks for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      For type I and type II diabetics…

      I’ve found a wonderful book that will help you control your diabetes and minimize or even eliminate the complications. Some folks who became diabetic due to poor diet and obesity are effectively cured by following the advice in this book. I’m a type II, but it helps all types, especially those who became diabetic due to poor eating habits. It’s by an author who has really done his homework, Patrick Quillin, Phd. I have tried his suggestions and found them to be very helpful. I have no complications whatsoever and my blood sugar levels are quite stable. Yes, I still have to take Metformin (Glucophage) daily, but it’s the minimum dosage (500mg) and I only have to take it twice a day. I have been off Metformin for as much as a week, but this was with vigorous exercise. Many, what I call, non-hereditary type IIs (those that don’t have a recent relative who had it) have gotten off medication completely, just with diet, exercise, and supplements. So, in some instances, it most certainly can be ‘effectively’ cured.

      The book explains what’s going on in our system and what to do about it. It’s really easy and inexpensive. It’s basically diet, supplements and exercise. For example, did you know that cinnamon helps blood sugar absorbtion? It also controls cholesterol and triglycerides. This is according to the USDA: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/np/fnrb/fnrb0104.htm#pinch

      For men: Are you suffering from erectile dysfunction? I was. Yes, WAS. Now that everything’s under control, I’m able to have nearly normal sex again.

      Read more about it here:

      http://www.diabetesimprovement.com/

      I’ve also put together a little webpage highlighting some of the things I’ve learned here: http://www.geocities.com/seabulls69/Type_II_Diabetes.html

      Here’s another great health site with all kinds of general health information:

      http://www.chetday.com

  25. QUESTION:
    How much does diabetes cost an individual?
    Please only detailed and complete answers, I don’t want ONE bad answer and the question out of circulation…

    What are some of the personal costs associated with diabetes?

    costs of treatments, shots, glucose monitors, so on and so forth

    I don’t have diabities and i don’t know anyone who does(that im close to). I am doing a paper on health care costs for my HSL 335 class and i need some of the personal costs of having diabities, so please tell me what costs you have incured, and if u are type 1 or 2

    • ANSWER:

  26. QUESTION:
    does anyone know if cinnamon is effective for treatment with diabetes?
    My mom has diabetes and i want to help her control her type 2 diabetes. i have read in some articles that cinnamon can lower blood sugars? Is there anyone who currently uses cinnamon for treatment of their diabetes? As much as possible i would like a personal experience on the effectiveness of cinnamon and what form of cinnamon (powder, capsules, etc) and how much should be taken. I hope you can help me. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I have taken cinnamon bark in capsule form and it does help. But, it causes really nasty heartburn. I’ve taken 1000-2000mg at a time and it would assist in lowering my blood sugar. I did notice a real difference. But, I do prefer a lesser dose mixed with other herbs, because of the heartburn.

      One herb formula I absolutely love is Nature’s Way Blood Sugar. It contains gymnema sylvestre, bitter melon, fenugreek, bilberry and nopal opuntia. It used to contain cinnamon, but I think the formula changed. It is still the best herb formula I’ve tried. It helps so much to lower my blood sugar.

      I also take a multimineral with chromium. My favorite is Solaray’s Biocitrate Multimineral. It recommens taking four a day, but I only take two. I don’t feel the need for that many.

      Hope this helps! Best wishes. :)

  27. QUESTION:
    questions about diabetes?
    please match these

    Diabetes
    Insulin
    Glucose
    “blood sugar”
    type 1 diabetes
    type 2 diabetes
    gestational diabetes
    diabetes mellitus
    fasting
    blood plasma
    diabetes educator
    hypoglycemia
    hyperglycemia
    ketones
    regular insulin
    rapid acting insulin
    ultra-long-acting insulin
    endocrinologist
    nutritionist/dietician
    ophthalmologist

    1: Means that the person getting tested doesn’t eat or dirink anyting except water for at lease eight hours before the diabetes test.
    2: Begins working in thirty minutes to an hour.
    3: The acidic product that results from the body burning fat, which happens when the body runs out of insulin.
    4: A specialist in diseases of the endocrine system, of which the pancreas is a prt.
    5: A disease in which the body either does not produce or des not properly use the hormone insulin.
    6: Full name of the disease diabetes.
    7: The body cannot produce any insulin.
    8: Someone trained in helping people manage day-to-day diabetes treatment and concerns.
    9: The clear part of blood that carries red and white blood cells. It also carries glucose.
    10: The body’s main fuel which is made in the stomach and small intestine from the conversion of carbohydrates you eat.
    11: Someone who can help you understand what you should be eating in order to manage your diabetes.
    12: Glucose
    13: Low blood sugar – could be in need of fast-acting carbs.
    14: Eperienced temporarily by about 1 to 4 percent of pregnant women.
    15: A hormone that is necessary for the body to change food into the energy it needs.
    16: The body cannot produce enough insulin, can’t use it efficiently, or both.
    17: High blood sugar.
    18: Starts working in a little more than an hour but then keeps working without peaks for twenty-four hours.
    19: Starts working in five to ten minutes.
    20: A doctor who specializes in the care and treatment of a diabetic’s eyes.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m wondering whether you’ve actually given any thought to this homework.

      Anyway, here are the correct answers:

      1: Means that the person getting tested doesn’t eat or drink anything except water for at lease eight hours before the diabetes test. – fasting

      2: Begins working in thirty minutes to an hour. – regular insulin

      3: The acidic product that results from the body burning fat, which happens when the body runs out of insulin. – ketones

      4: A specialist in diseases of the endocrine system, of which the pancreas is a part. – endocrinologist

      5: A disease in which the body either does not produce or des not properly use the hormone insulin. – diabetes

      6: Full name of the disease diabetes. – diabetes mellitus

      7: The body cannot produce any insulin. – type 1 diabetes

      8: Someone trained in helping people manage day-to-day diabetes treatment and concerns. – diabetes educator

      9: The clear part of blood that carries red and white blood cells. It also carries glucose. – blood plasma

      10: The body’s main fuel which is made in the stomach and small intestine from the conversion of carbohydrates you eat. – glucose

      11: Someone who can help you understand what you should be eating in order to manage your diabetes. – nutritionist/dietician

      12: Glucose – “blood sugar”

      13: Low blood sugar – could be in need of fast-acting carbs. – hypoglycaemia

      14: Experienced temporarily by about 1 to 4 percent of pregnant women. – gestational diabetes

      15: A hormone that is necessary for the body to change food into the energy it needs. – insulin

      16: The body cannot produce enough insulin, can’t use it efficiently, or both. – type 2 diabetes

      17: High blood sugar. – hyperglycemia

      18: Starts working in a little more than an hour but then keeps working without peaks for twenty-four hours. – ultra-long-acting insulin

      19: Starts working in five to ten minutes. – rapid acting insulin

      20: A doctor who specializes in the care and treatment of a diabetic’s eyes. – ophthalmologist

  28. QUESTION:
    what is the progress for a cure or treatment for type 2 diabetes?
    how close are we to an all-out cure?

    • ANSWER:
      A ketogenic diet will help to control NIDDM if you stick to it. It could “cure” almost all type 2 cases. Type 1 is a different story.

  29. QUESTION:
    I have been offered a Job in Adelaide, I have type 2 diabetes & im worried about treatment & costs.?
    I have been told that the condition itself neednt be a problem with the visa but im worried about the cost of my medication and treatment. As it is currently covered by the NHS would it be covered under the reciprocal agreement between the Uk & Australia?
    I would move over on a working visa then immediately apply for residence.

    • ANSWER:
      No – that only applies to holiday visitors – as you will be working you will not be considered a holiday visitor. Are you coming on a PR? If so you will also get a medicare card which reduces the cost substantially. If not you will have to pay full cost.

  30. QUESTION:
    Could a Dr. help me design an integral treatment for diabetes?
    Hello, I would like some help. Could a Dr. or any other qualified health professional help me with an integral project for treatment of Diabetes Type 2? It needs to be more complete than pills, diet and exercise.

    It’s for a homework. Im currently a Med Student, and was asked to create a Complete Treatment for Diabetes Type 2 for my Public Health Class.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Now im not another teenager but i highly suggest cannabis its relieving helps with ALOT.

  31. QUESTION:
    Why is insulin “also” a treatment for type 2 diabetes?
    I understand why type 1 diabetes patients need to inject insulin, but why for type 2 ?
    under type 2, there is a production of insulin but (frankly speaking) its useless, at least that is what I think type 2 diabetes is….

    I’m only guessing “the more Insulin one has, the better glucose goes in the cell” or ” the patient injects insulin that is suitable for type to diabetes”

    again, I was just guessing

    • ANSWER:
      You’re talking about insulin resistance – when the pancreas still makes insulin, but the cells are unable to effectively use that insulin. Over time, though, many Type 2 diabetics will become insulin deficient, too. By the time the average Type 2 is diagnosed, around 50% of the beta cells (cells in the pancreas that produce insulin) remain. A person can do well on only 50% as long as they eat right, exercise (improves insulin efficiency), and try to reduce insulin resistance by losing weight, if necessary. Beta cell loss will just occur over time, though, regardless of how well a diabetic can control his blood sugar. Blood sugar control may help slow down the deterioration, but not always.

      Some Type 2s are never all that insulin resistant, though, and losing weight won’t help them.

      You’re right that a person who’s insulin resistant will have some difficulty with insulin. First, they usually have to inject a lot more than a Type 1 because they’re not as insulin sensitive. Second, insulin may not be as effective. But for a Type 2 who’s not making a lot of insulin anymore, oral medications can only do so much and injected insulin may be necessary.

  32. QUESTION:
    Type 2 Diabetes–The Cause??
    What is the actual cause of type 2 Diabetes?
    I am looking for information on a scientific study that proves the cause.
    PLEASE GIVE ME THE NAME AND WEB ADDRESS OF THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY.

    I am not looking for a description of the disease.
    I am not looking for someones opinion.
    I am not looking for your opinion on what causes the disease.
    I am not looking for information about the prevention of the disease.
    I am not looking for information on the treatment of Diabetes.
    I am not looking for the cure.
    I am looking for the actual cause.
    I would like the url of the scientific study that proves the cause.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no definitive cause or cure.

      Here are the links to actual journals:

  33. QUESTION:
    Type 2 Diabetes, rapid weight loss, and D.A.F.N.E.?
    I was recently diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes in November, 2009.

    The problem I have is that there isn’t much I can eat due to having high cholesterol too.
    I am losing about 5 pounds of weight a week.

    I will not eat vegetables so that is out.
    I am not on any medications whatsoever either. I can usually eat 10g to 15g of carbs without spiking too much.

    Anything more than that and I have to walk for 30 minutes for every 20g of carbs I eat. Since it’s wintertime, I won’t be able to walk if at all. I am not healthy enough to exercise indoors.

    What can I do to be able to eat so my rapid weight loss is slowed down? At the rate I am losing weight, I will be dead by this august.

    Remember, no carbs due to blood sugar problems, no fat or cholesterol due to high cholesterol & high triglycerides. And no veggies due to abuse issues when I was very young. I am now 49 years old. Chicken and fish will get really old really fast, no matter how you prepare it.

    I am very tired all the time too and my muscles scream in pain if I walk too much at one time or too many times a day.

    My doctor’s office seems to be incompetent. They checked my lipid profile and did not check to see how much insulin I was actually making. They just assumed I was a Type 2 based on my GTT of 294. If not enough insulin, then I need that addressed. If plenty, then only insulin resistant.

    I want to use fast acting insulin for mealtime only – dose on eating. My last (and only) a1c was 6.8 .
    Diet and exercise just isn’t going to work for me.
    My dietitian wants me to eat 75g of carbs 3 times a day plus 2 snacks. I refuse to do this as I do not want my blood sugars in the 300 range every day. I want to keep my eyes and toes and kidneys.

    Right now, my average blood sugars via testing are about 113 for the past month, and that’s including the spikes.

    What can I eat to slow the rapid weight loss rate? Remember, NO VEGGIES, NO FAT, NO CHOLESTEROL, NO SUGAR, NO CARBS.

    Do I just knuckle under and eat anyway, hoping that I don’t go blind to lose my toes? Or have a heart attack from too high a cholesterol level?

    If all it takes is an a1c level above 7.0 to get insulin, I can just eat a bunch of frosted cinnamon rolls every day.

    D.A.F.N.E. is Dose Ahead For Normal Eating. In essence, take a shot of insulin so you can eat and have a NORMAL life. I only want to eat one or two large meals a day, around 125-150g each. I am not looking to abuse insulin to have a sugary chocolate malt or anything. And maybe once a month eat a REAL meal, say about 250g of carbs like spaghetti and meatballs, or even pizza.

    I am ONLY diabetic when I eat. Not eating, and I have perfectly NORMAL blood sugar levels.

    What am I to eat? What am I to do? How do I convince my doctor to give me insulin and not pills? I want to save what’s left of my beta cells for when I really need them, in my old age. Insulin will help this, but pills won’t.

    I don’t know how to get my doctor to accommodate my needs. Doctor shopping is too expensive.

    I am not living, I am existing. The treatment of diabetes is both to keep you alive AND restore some semblance of a normal life. I have neither. Eat, walk, eat, walk. Over and over every day.

    I am just in a quandary over this horrible disease.

    Any credible and practical suggestions?

    In 16 weeks I will weigh less than 80 pounds but should weigh at least 135-150.

    For me, Diabetes is a death sentence.

    • ANSWER:
      Get a new doctor.I hope you are seeing an endocrinologist as normal GPs really aren’t that knowledgeable about diabetes.
      If you are at the stage of losing weight (called ketoacidosis) then you need treatment with insulin asap.
      If you are also insulin resistant you may have no choice but to go on pills – you said so yourself that diet and exercise just isn’t working. Doesn’t matter how much insulin you pump into your body if you are insulin resistant – it still cant use it. Although I think there is a type of insulin that is used for t2, called byetta or something. Ask your dr about that.

      Its very hard to cut carbs altogether from your diet; if you dont get enough, your body will convert protein into carbs. I really think you should seriously reconsider your stance on pills; at least till you can it undercontrol. Anyway, make an appt with a new endo right away!

  34. QUESTION:
    What in the world is going on in Yahoo! Answers lately?
    I’ve been getting frivolous violations that, upon checking, were not violations at all and having my answers deleted. And no response from customer care when I complain about it whatsoever. Recently, I discovered that I had two questions removed with no warning or explanation at all….

    Q 1. “Can someone please tell me how this is “spam and advertising”?” (with perfectly “clean” example in details section omitted)

    Q 2. “Why do so few “Get it” when it comes to type 2 diabetes treatment?” (also, with a “clean” example in details section omitted)

    I’m guessing I ticked somebody off and they’re turning me in for everything I do here. And since the YAT doesn’t check the validity of violation CLAIMS and does nothing to stop it, I guess I’ll have to find another Q&A forum. Oh well, back to the old forums, I guess.

    I would dearly like to hear from others who are becoming seriously disappointed with this Answers nonsense and what avenues you’ve taken to rectify this ridiculous situation.

    • ANSWER:
      this has happened to me too, what i can suggest is that you go to the forum link above and express how you feel.( the yahoo answers team do visit that forum and have often helped people who have been reported wrongly.

      you can also write to them with your concerns to

      y_ansrws_team@yahoo.com ( no E in answers ).

  35. QUESTION:
    Faith or Evolutionary biology? Which to choose for diabetes treatment?
    Is our current epidemic of both atherosclerosis and diabetes predictable on the basis of evolutionary biological principles?

    http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/105/1/2

    Or is it better we just pray?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/28/wprayer128.xml

    Don O, you can redefine it any way you like, but Evolution is a change in the gene pool of a population over time. A gene is a hereditary unit that can be passed on unaltered for many generations. The gene pool is the set of all genes in a species or population.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a very sad situation. I certainly would have taken her to a doctor and prayed as well. The question you raise to pit Faith against Evolution is a rather unfair one though as if to say it must be one way or the other which is done by redefining or under-defining both which you have done here. By Evolutionary processes should not this girl have died because she failed to adapt. Had she survived by medical intervention and her genes been passed on then the problem of her failure to adapt would only have propogated having been enabled by science.

      Had she been taken to a doctor and yet died anyway this story would never have made headlines but of course the parents would still have been responsible to pay the medical bills. Had the child died under medical care, would it bring discredit to the medical community in the same way you seek to discredit Faith? No, I don’t think so.

      Had the parents prayed and she recovered then who would have believed it was a miracle? Again, it never would have been in the paper and most people would just say she got better on her own. And so the prayer of faith is discredited when those who do Not have adequate faith pray and their prayers are not answered. Yet, when prayers Are answered it is dismissed out of hand or the medical community takes credit. But when a child dies under medical care, they can say, “I am sorry, we did all that we could” and that’s that and no trust in medical science is lost.

      Sounds kinda ‘one way’ to me, dontchathink. How many people die in spite of medical care every day?

  36. QUESTION:
    What are the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
    I’m looking an answer more in terms of the internal biological effects and not the treatment for these types of diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      In type 1 diabetes, some agent, very likely a virus, attacks and destroys the beta cells that produce insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the insulin producing mechanisms wear out over time, and those insulin producing mechanisms can be exceeded by and/or exacerbated by too much weight, mass. Physical injury to the pancreas can also cause diabetes.

  37. QUESTION:
    if u have type 2 diabetes and u start getting treatment for it will those symptoms go away ?
    health

    • ANSWER:
      Some symptoms will go away. Others may be irreversible.

  38. QUESTION:
    Any information on type 2 diabetes due to fluke parasites?
    I am not overweight but i have type 2 diabetes and have to take insulin, I am a very “unusual” case because I look so healthy, I have recently started alternative treatments and have found out that my diabetes came from these fluke parasites, is there anyone out there like me or with info on this?

    • ANSWER:
      who told you it came from a parasite? From what I know about parasites they cannot and will not cause type II diabetes. Stop going to back alley doctors or people like naturalKandy. find a new doctor, preferably one that has a listing in the yellow pages.

  39. QUESTION:
    What is are the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
    What is are the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

    Main things Im looking for are:

    Cause
    Treatment
    Lifestyle changes

    Stuff like that..
    Thanks =]

    • ANSWER:
      Cause:
      -type 1 is usually autoimmune (body attacks insulin producing cells)
      -type 2 is usually insulin resistance that the body can’t keep up with. That is, the body needs more and more insulin to fulfill normal insulin requirements. Not all with insulin resistance develop diabetes. Insulin resistance is usually due in part to excess weight and poor diet. Genetics play a role, but not in a clear “1 gene causes this” type of way. It’s likely the interations of many, many genes and environment.

      treatment:
      -type 1s need insulin, although it can be injected or with a pump
      -type 2s vary. Ranges from diet and exercise alone (fairly rare) to various meds to insulin.

      lifestyle changes:
      -for both, diet is really important.
      -type 1s have to pay really close attention to diet since how much insulin is given depends upon food intake. On the other hand, type 1s can adjust insulin depending upon food so it’s easier to “cheat” by just giving extra insulin. Requires a lot of planning–testing blood sugar frequently, snacking depending upon when insulin was given, blood sugars, etc. Exercise is important, but has to be planned for to avoid/minimize low blood sugars.
      -type 2s: since most are overweight, diet and exercise are very important. Weight loss should be a goal and can even help to slow down the disease process.

      Check on the American Diabetes Association website for more information.

  40. QUESTION:
    Why do doctors think that finding a cure for type 2 diabetes is more important then finding a cure for type 1?
    i had a doctor come in to my class today and non stop talk about how they were in pursuit of finding a cure for type 2 diabetes. Im of course glad to hear that, but what about type one. Ive had type one for about 10 years now and i havent heard about any new treatments other then stem cells, and the pump. why? type one is way worse then type 2

    • ANSWER:
      Type 2 affects a greater % of the population and is preventable. By educating people about t2 diabetes it is hoped that the rate of diagnoses and diabetes related complications will eventually go down. Type 1 on the other hand is unpreventable and affects a small amount of the population.

      On the plus side, many of the advancements for t1 have occurred because of the rise in t2. Improvements in glucose monitors, insulin etc are more profitable for companies to invest in if there is a large part of the population who needs them.

  41. QUESTION:
    Diabetes, insulin, Type 1 and 2?
    Why is insulin important in proper body function?
    Why does your body need insuline?

    What are the 2 types of diabetes. Explain. What are they also known as?
    What causes type1/2 diabetes? What are the treatments?
    Who is most likely to get Type1/2 diabetes
    What are the warnings that you may possess Type1/2?
    What changes should you make living with Type1/2?

    The type1/2 must be answered separately
    Thank you for your time

    • ANSWER:
      Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas. It triggers your body tissues to metabolize blood sugar to make energy.

      Type 1 and 2 diabetes are completely different diseases, different causes, different treatments, but they have the same results. In type 1 your immune system attacks your pancreas and damages or destroys it, so you don’t have enough insulin. So type 1s have to take supplementary insulin. In type 2, your pancreas is fine and makes plenty of insulin but your body tissues are ‘insulin resistant’, so they aren’t able to use the insulin to burn off the sugar in your blood. In both cases, sugar (glucose) builds up in your blood and causes complications–blindness, gangrene and amputation, kidney failure, etc.

      Type 1 used to be known as ‘juvenile diabetes’ and type 2 used to be called ‘adult onset diabetes’. But adults can get type 1 and kids can get type two, so these names poly ureaonger used. There are other types, but they’re rare.

      Symptoms are very similar, but there are lots of symptoms and they are different for everyone. They can include constant thirst and frequent urination (polydipsia and polyurea), weakness, trouble focussing your eyes (because high blood sugar changes the refractive index of the vitreous, the fluid inside the eyeball), tingling in the extremities caused by poor circulation, high blood sugar levels, and lots of other symptoms. But all these symptoms can be caused by other things, so when a doctor suspects diabetes he orders a whole series of tests for various things. Simply testing blood sugar can rule out diabetes–if your blood sugar is normal, you are not diabetic, period.

      In both cases, treatment is mostly a matter of control of blood sugar. For type 2s, meds can help but the main form of control is diet and exercise. For type 1s, insulin is vital, but diet and exercise helps. In both cases you must be aware of how many grams of carbohydrates you’re eating, and how different kinds of carbohydrates affect you. Your body becomes one big science experiment, as you test your blood as often as several times a day to see the effects of a certain food or a certain amount of exercise. For instance, I have found that I can eat half a potato, and that doesn’t affect me, but an equivalent amount of rise spikes my blood sugar off the chart. I can have an apple or pear before going out on my walk, but a banana affects me much more. We’re all different, and each diabetic has to do these experiments for himself.

  42. QUESTION:
    I was getting phone calls from fax machine to my cell phone at 2 oclock in the morning.?
    It called at least three or four times at night for three nights straight. So I looked up phone number on the internet. The number belonged to some diabetes treatment office Ive never even heard of or even been to, haven’t been to doctor for years. I called their office phone number and asked them what was going on. They apologized and said it was very odd that this was happening and that they would fix the problem. They didn’t know how they got my phone number or why this was happening. Does anyone know how this could of happened or how they even got my phone number??

    • ANSWER:

  43. QUESTION:
    What are the prevention and treatment options for type 1 and 2 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    What can you say about the treatment for type 2 diabetes that could increase the risk for stroke & heart dse.?

    • ANSWER:
      Having untreated diabetes also increases your risk for heart attack and stroke as well as a number of other conditions. There are other treatments for diabetes that are safe.

  45. QUESTION:
    Does Type 2 Diabetes ever disappear with treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know if “disappear” is the correct term to use here. Type II diabetes is ordinarily associated with obesity and insulin resistance. Insulin levels are actually normal or increased.

      A patient who loses weight to a normal level and who eats well and exercises may eliminate the need for diabetic medications. This is not really the same as a cure, though, more of a means to control the problem.

      Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult for obese people to lose even modest amounts of weight, and many diabetic medicines lead to a gain in weight.

  46. QUESTION:
    has anyone had any success with gluconorm (repaglinide) for treatment type 2 diabetes?
    any adverse effects and how long have you been taken them

    • ANSWER:
      You can treat type 2 diabetes without medications, by changing your lifestyle, “Eat to live not live to eat” ,by eating low carbo high fiber diet, eating a lot of fresh green vegetables , plenty of fresh fruits. and most important exercise /walk.

      I have been type 2 diabetic since a year and not using any diabetic medicine and all my levels are within the range. I have shared you my personal experience.

      visit my free website http://www.reddiabetes.com for more information.

      About gluconorm (repaglinide) following is the detailed information

      Repaglinide is an oral blood glucose-lowering drug used in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Repaglinide is a short-acting insulin secretagogue which lowers blood glucose levels (as measured by HbA 1C and fasting plasma glucose) and is effective in regulating meal-related (prandial) glucose loads. Repaglinide lowers blood glucose levels by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas. This action is dependent upon functioning beta cells in the pancreatic islets. Insulin release is glucose-dependent and diminishes at low glucose concentrations.

      Repaglinide is chemically unrelated to oral sulphonylurea insulin secretagogues used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

      Repaglinide closes ATP-dependent potassium channels in the b-cell membrane by binding at characterizable sites. This potassium channel blockade depolarizes the b-cell which leads to an opening of calcium channels. The resulting increased calcium influx induces insulin secretion. The ion channel mechanism is highly tissue selective with low affinity for heart and skeletal muscle.

      Pharmacokinetics: Absorption: After oral administration, repaglinide is rapidly and completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. After single and multiple oral doses in healthy subjects or in patients, peak drug levels (C max) occur within 1 hour (T max). Repaglinide is rapidly eliminated from the blood stream with a half-life of approximately 1 hour. The mean absolute bioavailability is 56%. When repaglinide was given with food, the mean T max was not changed, but the mean C max and AUC (area under the time/plasma concentration curve) were decreased 20% and 12.4%, respectively.

      Distribution: After i.v. dosing in healthy subjects, the volume of distribution at steady state (V SS) was approximately 31 L, and the total body clearance (CL) was 38 L/h. Protein binding and binding to human serum albumin was greater than 98%.

      Metabolism: Repaglinide is completely metabolized by oxidative biotransformation and direct conjugation with glucuronic acid after either an i.v. or oral dose. The major metabolites are an oxidized dicarboxylic acid (M 2), the aromatic amine (M 1) and the acyl glucuronide (M 7). The cytochrome P450 enzyme system, specifically 3A4, has been shown to be involved in the N-dealkylation of repaglinide to M 2 and the further oxidation to M 1. Metabolites do not contribute to the glucose-lowering effect of repaglinide.

      Excretion: Within 96 hours after dosing with 14C-repaglinide as a single oral dose, approximately 90% of the radiolabel was recovered in the feces and 8% in the urine. Only 0.1% of the dose is cleared in the urine as parent compound. The major metabolite (M 2) accounted for 60% of the administered dose. Less than 2% of parent drug was recovered in feces.

      Pharmacokinetic parameters: Data indicate that repaglinide did not accumulate in serum. Repaglinide demonstrated pharmacokinetic linearity over the 0.5 to 4 mg dose range.

      The pharmacokinetic parameters of repaglinide obtained from a single-dose, crossover study in healthy subjects and from a multiple- dose, parallel, dose-proportionality (0.5, 1, 2 and 4 mg) study in patients with Type 2 diabetes are summarized in Table I.

      Variability: The intraindividual and interindividual variabilities (coefficient of variation) in AUC were 36% and 69%, respectively, after multiple dosing of repaglinide tablets (0.25 to 4 mg with each meal) in patients.

      Geriatrics: Healthy volunteers were treated with a regimen of 2 mg taken before each of 3 meals. There were no significant differences in repaglinide pharmacokinetics between the group of patients <65 years of age and a comparably sized group of patients ³65 years of age.

      Gender: A comparison of pharmacokinetics in males and females showed the AUC over the 0.5 to 4 mg dose range to be 15 to 70% higher in females with type 2 diabetes. This difference was not reflected in the frequency of hypoglycemic episodes (male: 16%; female: 17%) or other adverse events. With respect to gender, no change in general dosage recommendation is indicated since dosage for each patient should be individualized to achieve optimal clinical response.

      Race: No pharmacokinetic studies to assess the effects of race have been performed, but in a U.S. 1-year study in patients with type 2 diabetes, the blood glucose-lowering effect was comparable between Caucasians (n=297) and African-Americans (n=33). In a U.S. dose-response study, there was no apparent difference in exposure (AUC) between Caucasians (n=74) and Hispanics (n=33).

      Clinical: A 4-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose-response trial was conducted in patients with type 2 diabetes using doses ranging from 0.25 to 4 mg taken with each of 3 meals. Repaglinide therapy resulted in dose-proportional glucose lowering over the full dose range. Plasma insulin levels increased after meals and reverted toward baseline before the next meal. Most of the fasting blood glucose-lowering effect was demonstrated within 1 to 2 weeks.

      In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 3-month dose titration study, repaglinide or placebo doses for each patient were increased weekly from 0.25 mg through 0.5, 1, and 2 mg to a maximum of 4 mg, until a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) level <8.9 mmol/L was achieved or the maximum dose reached. The dose that achieved the targeted control or the maximum dose was continued to end of study. FPG and 2-hour postprandial glucose (PPG) increased in patients receiving placebo and decreased in patients treated with repaglinide. Differences between the repaglinide- and placebo-treated groups were -3.41 mmol/L (FPG) and -5.78 mmol/L (PPG). The between-group change in HbA 1C, which reflects long-term glycemic control, was 1.7% units. See Table II.

      Another double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was carried out in 362 patients treated for 24 weeks. The efficacy of 1 and 4 mg preprandial doses was demonstrated by lowering of fasting blood glucose and by HbA 1C at the end of the study. HbA 1C for the repaglinide-treated groups (1 and 4 mg groups combined) at the end of the study was decreased compared to the placebo-treated group in previously naïve patients and in patients previously treated with oral hypoglycemic agents by 2.1% units and 1.7% units, respectively. In this fixed-dose trial, patients who were naïve to oral hypoglycemic agent therapy and patients in relatively good glycemic control at baseline (HbA 1C below 8%) showed greater blood glucoselowering including a higher frequency of hypoglycemia. Patients who were previously treated and who had baseline HbA 1C ³ 8% reported hypoglycemia at the same rate as patients randomized to placebo. There was no average gain in body weight when patients previously treated with oral hypoglycemic agents were switched to repaglinide. The average weight gain in patients treated with repaglinide and not previously treated with sulfonylurea drugs was 3.3%.

      The dosing of repaglinide relative to meal-related insulin release was studied in 3 trials including 58 patients. Glycemic control was maintained during a period in which the meal and dosing pattern was varied (2, 3, or 4 meals/day; before meals x 2, 3, or 4) compared with a period of 3 regular meals and 3 doses/day (before meals x 3). It was also shown that repaglinide can be administered at the start of a meal, 15 minutes before, or 30 minutes before the meal with the same blood glucose lowering effect.

      Repaglinide was compared to other insulin secretagogues in 1-year controlled trials to demonstrate comparability of efficacy and safety. Hypoglycemia was reported in 16% of 1 228 repaglinide patients, 20% of 417 glyburide patients, and 19% of 81 glipizide patients. Of repaglinide-treated patients with symptomatic hypoglycemia, none developed coma or required hospitalization.

      Indications: As an adjunct to diet and exercise to lower the blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus whose hyperglycemia cannot be controlled satisfactorily by diet and exercise alone.

      Repaglinide is also indicated for use in combination with metformin to lower blood glucose in patients whose hyperglycemia cannot be controlled by exercise, diet, and either repaglinide or metformin alone. If glucose control has not been achieved after a suitable trial of combination therapy, consideration should be given to discontinuing these drugs and using insulin. Judgments should be based on regular clinical and laboratory evaluations.

      In initiating treatment for type 2 diabetes, diet and exercise should be emphasized as the primary form of treatment. Caloric restriction, weight loss and exercise are essential in the obese diabetic patient. Proper dietary management and exercise alone may be effective in controlling the blood glucose and symptoms of hyperglycemia. In addition to regular physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors should be identified and corrective measures taken where possible.

      If this treatment program fails to reduce symptoms and/or blood glucose, the use of an oral blood glucose-lowering agent or insulin should be considered. Use of repaglinide must be viewed by both the physician and patient as a treatment in addition to diet, and not as a substitute for diet or as a convenient mechanism for avoiding dietary restraint. Furthermore, loss of blood glucose control on diet alone may

  47. QUESTION:
    What treatment option is only effective for Type 2 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Many of the same treatments used to treat type 2 also are used to help type 1 people better control their diabetes.

      The only treatment that is used only on type 2 would be the medications that help the pancreas produce more insulin.

      Metformin, one of the common diabetes medications, helps the body take longer to digest the sugars in food to help prevent blood sugar spikes.

      Diet and exercise are crucial to helping to control blood glucose by allowing the body be able to use the insulin better.

      The only reason some people think that only type 2′s benefit from diet and exercise and type 1′s don’t is because type 1′s still have to take insulin injections, but diet, exercise, and some medications can help control type 1 in the exact same way as they help control type 2.

  48. QUESTION:
    Natural treatment for type 2 diabetes?
    Are there vitimines, minerals, herbs that are effective in controling type two diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      All I know about is diet, exercise, and medication. ———————-

  49. QUESTION:
    Why is there little to no medical progress in these 2 areas?
    In 1942 there was renal hemodialysis which could save the lives of patients with endstage renal disease but only at the cost of utterly destroying their quality of life. The same situation obtains today. In 1922 there was insulin to treat diabetes, but the treatment dosing was onerous and dangerous, and no amount of precision obtainable could prevent neurological and vascular complications and premature death. The situation is still the same today.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, dialysis is much better than it was even 20 years ago. However, see the link below.

      I do not see a ‘cure’ to type 2 diabetes in the near or far future. Prevention and delaying the onset is the only thing that will happen. Type 1 diabetes has a better potential for cure.

      In either case, when my next door neighbor was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes back in the early 60s, she was expected to live to only about 35. She is now 58. This despite her poor choices in her early 20s. So clearly, advances have made a huge difference. My grandmother had diabetes for more than 20 years without any advancement using just insulin. Her diabetes only become uncontrolled after being struck by lightening. Try seeing progress instead of blinkers.

  50. 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.


Diabetes 2 Treatment

uvenile diabetes is a chronic disorder caused by the body?s inability to manage sugar or glucose and store it properly to be used as fuel. When the body can?t efficiently break down glucose to be absorbed by the cells, it stays in the blood and causes health problems. An estimated one hundred and twenty individuals worldwide have diabetes, of which, approximately 3 percent have juvenile diabetes. It is projected that juvenile diabetes affects one in every 7,000 children per year. More cases reported concern individuals who are less than twenty years old.

Type 1 diabetes and juvenile diabetes are the same. The term juvenile refers to the onset of the disorder which begins in childhood. Children who are diagnosed to have juvenile diabetes depend on insulin to equip their body with the necessary insulin levels to convert food into energy. Research conducted by medical practitioners and scientists indicate that juvenile diabetes is an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders are characterized by the breakdown of the body?s immune system, which directs the immune response of the body toward fighting its own defenses.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    A transmittance of 0.051 (5.1%) is obtained for a 2.07 x 10-4 M solution of IG007 (a new diabetes treatment dr
    A transmittance of 0.051 (5.1%) is obtained for a 2.07 x 10-4 M solution of IG007 (a new diabetes treatment drug) in a 1.00 cm spectrophotometer cell at 271 nm (wavelength). The molar extinction coefficient for IG007 at 271 nm is?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to use the equation called Beer’s law. You have all the data needed. Because of the greek letters, I can’t reproduce it here.

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had positive results with alternative adult onset (type 2) diabetes treatments?
    I am interested in finding out any and all alternative (besides the regular medical advice) type 2 diabetes treatments.Any answers are welcome-thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Cinnamon capsules can help with blood glucose (works with the pancreas) as well as high cholesterol and high blood pressure levels and it’s great for general heart health. In particular if you’re gonna eat any sweets take a cinnamon cap about 20 min ahead of time (in addition to daily cinnamon supplements).

      The next thing is gymnena (may be hard to get but if you have a good herbal store they should carry it). The gymnema will help your pancreas start doing the correct production of sugar levels. A lot of people have been able to stop any Western Medicine treatment for Type 2.

      If you are on Western Medicine treatment make sure you stay well away from grapefruit (in any form).

      Also I would highly recommend a Gluten Free diet, it’s done wonders for many.

      Good luck with your search and I hope some of these suggestions help.

  3. QUESTION:
    type 2 diabetes treatment?
    can someone help me with telling me what types of treatment are used. i need information about a diet a mediacation and physical activity to prevenmt the symptons of diabetes being severe

    • ANSWER:
      There are 4 key steps to controlling glucose levels and help prevent complications :

      1) EXERCISE- Walking is fine but Nordic Walking is Great. Exercise also lowers Glucose levels , lowers Cholesterol and lowers Blood Pressure. Google it.Exercise is Non-Negotiable !!!Thats why it is Number 1 on the list.
      2) Knowledge- http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/index.ph… This is a great site for info
      3) Meds. Metformin to start. Never , ever take Actos or Avandia. They may kill you. Bone fractures, heart problems and what diabetics really don’t need is that they change Bone Stem Cells to Fat Cells.Also never ever take Onglyza or Januvia . They can can inhibit the bodys immune system and let cancer spread.
      4) Diet- A low carb diet is in order. I can’t count carbs so I use Mendosa’s Glycemic Index Diet. Great for the whole family. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

      Take care

      TIN

  4. QUESTION:
    For Diabetes Treatment, TRIGUNIL 2 IS prescribed by a Doctor. I want details of this medicine.?

    • ANSWER:
      go to http://www.drugs.com to look up this medicine. All drugs in different countries have different trade names. Not all drugs are available in all countries.

      another site to get info on drugs is http://www.webmd.com

  5. QUESTION:
    Should people with type 2 diabetes receive expensive treatment?
    Do you think that its fair for people with type 2 diabetes to receive expenisive treatment, that people with type 1 could use?
    x

    • ANSWER:
      Just what is the difference. Should we just kill all type 2 diabetics. This is a dumb question. Type 1 take up most of treatment because they are diabetic longer.

  6. QUESTION:
    I need herbal treatment of Diabetes type- 2 ? I am allergic to most allopathc medicin?
    I am allergic to most allopathy medicines. This is great curse on me.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no herbal treatment for any type of Diabetes, juvenile or adult so your doctor will probably put you on a restricted ADA diet.

  7. QUESTION:
    My cat has been at the vet for 3 days for (newly diagnosed) diabetes treatment. How long should this take?
    They are having problems with finding the right level of insulin. One day 1 his blood sugar dipped very low after a 2nd small dose of insulin. This went from a possible 1 day stay to now working on 4 days. Any suggestions of questions to ask them? Could he had a different illness? (Can’t other illnesses cause fluctuations in blood sugar?)

    • ANSWER:
      While as someone has already stated you can give insulin at home, the biggest part of getting an insulin dose regulated is to check blood glucose levels often and watch for serious elevations or serious drops in that level related to the dose of insulin given. Depending on the patient and the reaction to the insulin given, it can indeed take several days to find the appropriate dose and schedule for giving the insulin to control blood glucose levels safely.

      If you are concerned about how long it is taking, call your vet and discuss the situation with him. He can give you details on your cat’s situation and explain why he is doing what he is doing. This will get you much better answers than asking on here.

  8. QUESTION:
    What are treatment methods for diabetes 1 and 2?
    I am doing a research paper on diabetes that is due in less than three weeks. I dont know alot about this condition, and need some help. I am not sure what all the treatments are and what they all do. (drugs, diet, excersice, ect.)

    • ANSWER:
      For type 1 diabetes the only treatment is INSULIN>>

      For type 2 , here is the best way , really the only way:

      There are 4 key steps to controlling glucose levels :

      1) EXERCISE- Walking is fine but Nordic Walking is Great. Exercise also lowers Glucose levels , lowers Cholesterol and lowers Blood Pressure. Google it.Exercise is Non-Negotiable !!!Thats why it is Number 1 on the list.
      2) Knowledge- http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/index.ph… This is a great site for info
      3) Meds. Metformin to start. Never , ever take Actos or Avandia. They may kill you. Bone fractures, heart problems and what diabetics really don’t need is that they change Bone Stem Cells to Fat Cells.Also never ever take Onglyza or Januvia . They can can inhibit the bodys immune system and let cancer spread.
      4) Diet- A low carb diet is in order. I can’t count carbs so I use Mendosa’s Glycemic Index Diet. Great for the whole family. http://www.mendosa.com/gilists.htm

      Good luck

      TIN

  9. QUESTION:
    what is the different of treatment between diabetes mellitus type 1 and 2?
    pharmacology and non-pharmacology… thanks…

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes 1 your body produces no insulin and you must take insulin to keep your blood sugar under control (diet, excercise and oral hypoglycemics will sometimes be given to help control sugars).

      Diabetes 2 your body does not produce enough insulin so treatment is aimed at helping your body control sugar … start by controlling diet, then add oral hypoglycemics (metformin, glyburide, avandia etc…) and insulin only if necessary.

      HbAic test to see wether treatment is helping with longterm sugar control.

      Hope this helps,

      C

  10. QUESTION:
    Complications in diabetes treatment?
    1.
    “Even with successful treatment, diabetes survivors are at risk of serious complications, such as CV disease, kidney failure, and blindness”

    2.
    “Truly successful treatment minimizes complications by narrowing the gap between a healthy glucose homeostasis pattern and that derived from therapeutic treatment”
    -Matching basal and post-prandial glucose and insulin levels to those of healthy individuals.
    -Individuals have different levels of dysfunction.

    What’s the second point trying to say?
    And what’s it mean by basal and post-pranial glucose/insulin levels?

    • ANSWER:
      The 2nd to me is saying that Diabetics if they follow the patterns of a healthy Ind. glucose pattern, on what the Non-Diabetics blood glucose levels are before a meal, after a meal, while sleeping, etc. they will have less health problems.

      Basal rate, as it relates to Diabetics is calculated by how much insulin a normal pancreas secretes to keep a persons blood sugars in normal range or in a Diabetics case with the help of an insulin pump; it allows a Diabetic (insulin dependent) to set the appropriate basal rate or amount of insulin to pump every hour to maintain their blood glucose levels to the similar levels of a non-diabetic (ex. 0.65 per hour basal rate)

      Post-prandial not 100% sure but have a strong feeling it means After Eating glucose levels which should be checked two hours after eating to ensure that your basal rate or as I call it fasting (no food) glucose level versus what my blood sugar is after I eat. Which determines if a Diabetic is taking to little or too much insulin over a period of time and if monitored closely a Diabetic can come close to the blood sugar levels of a non-diabetics basal and post prandial glucose levels and in the end have fewer complications.

      Hope this helps a little, even I got a bit confused by this wording and pretty knowledgable about diabeties treatment and slang.

  11. QUESTION:
    Diabetes – treatment? For help with a uni assignment :)?
    Hi, How does a doctor decide if a person with TYPE 2 diabetes requires insulin tablets or just a healthy regime (exercise/ diet) to control it? Thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      I fall the healthy eating & exercise fails to control blood sugar levels, and if all the other non-insulin medicines fail to adequately control blood sugar levels then they may try insulin. This is a last resort therapy in this case. Incidentally insulin is injected, they have not yet perfected the technology to get it into the blood any other way, certainly not as a tablet.

  12. QUESTION:
    What do you feel like during/after diabetes treatment?
    So I think I have diabetes (yay -_-). I’m tired all the time, always hungry (after a buffet I’d be hungry in like an hour), blurry vision (got contacts), pee a lot, zone out a lot, and you get the idea. So I want to know: what happens during/after treatment. I don’t really know how they treat diabetes, I know you start looking at your diet and they hop you up on insulin and such, but what happens then? Will I have more energy? I’m on an intense work out program (P90X) over the summer, will it affect that? Will I be able to keep exercising intensely like that? I’m currently pretty healthy: I’m 18, male, 160lbs, exercise 6 out of 7 days of the week, and eat better than the average teen. I used to be really fat tho, but I lost the weight like 2 years ago. WILL THAT WEIGHT COME BACK?! Oh, I’m gunna be pissed if it does, I read diabetes causes weight loss so it better not come back after treatment (-.-). Also I take Creatine Hydrochloride supplements for working out so will I still be able to use those? Oh, and will the symptoms disappear (hunger, fatigue etc..)? Thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes is a disease treated with insulin , exercise , and some times ills like metformin. if it turns out you are diabetic , they will probably admit you into the hospital for about a week like they did with me . they will constantly run blood tests and finger pricks , and they will start you on insulin to bring your sugar down . they will also check your ketoacidosis with blood tests or urine samples . when your sugar is balanced , they train you how to use your pens , or pump , whatever you get ! ;) you will feel sooooo much better after they start insulin . you probably won’t gain your weight back , just maybe few pounds as a reaction to the insulin :P . go to the doctors as soon as you get the chance , and lay off the p90x until then just in case you become hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) . good luck :D

  13. QUESTION:
    What would happen if you don’t take teh treatment for type 2 diabetes?

    How long would it take to die also?

    • ANSWER:
      Type 2 is a condition, and you must take ir very seriously. Diabetes (type 1 or 2) affects everything in your body. Long term, if you’re not careful, you can eventually go blind. You can suffer amputations (toes, whole feet and even the leg up to the knee. Cardiac complications, the list never ends. You do what you must to try to delay the inevitable….

  14. QUESTION:
    does anyone know if cinnamon is effective for treatment with diabetes?
    My mom has diabetes and i want to help her control her type 2 diabetes. i have read in some articles that cinnamon can lower blood sugars? Is there anyone who currently uses cinnamon for treatment of their diabetes? As much as possible i would like a personal experience on the effectiveness of cinnamon and what form of cinnamon (powder, capsules, etc) and how much should be taken. I hope you can help me. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      I have taken cinnamon bark in capsule form and it does help. But, it causes really nasty heartburn. I’ve taken 1000-2000mg at a time and it would assist in lowering my blood sugar. I did notice a real difference. But, I do prefer a lesser dose mixed with other herbs, because of the heartburn.

      One herb formula I absolutely love is Nature’s Way Blood Sugar. It contains gymnema sylvestre, bitter melon, fenugreek, bilberry and nopal opuntia. It used to contain cinnamon, but I think the formula changed. It is still the best herb formula I’ve tried. It helps so much to lower my blood sugar.

      I also take a multimineral with chromium. My favorite is Solaray’s Biocitrate Multimineral. It recommens taking four a day, but I only take two. I don’t feel the need for that many.

      Hope this helps! Best wishes. :)

  15. QUESTION:
    I have been offered a Job in Adelaide, I have type 2 diabetes & im worried about treatment & costs.?
    I have been told that the condition itself neednt be a problem with the visa but im worried about the cost of my medication and treatment. As it is currently covered by the NHS would it be covered under the reciprocal agreement between the Uk & Australia?
    I would move over on a working visa then immediately apply for residence.

    • ANSWER:
      No – that only applies to holiday visitors – as you will be working you will not be considered a holiday visitor. Are you coming on a PR? If so you will also get a medicare card which reduces the cost substantially. If not you will have to pay full cost.

  16. QUESTION:
    Could a Dr. help me design an integral treatment for diabetes?
    Hello, I would like some help. Could a Dr. or any other qualified health professional help me with an integral project for treatment of Diabetes Type 2? It needs to be more complete than pills, diet and exercise.

    It’s for a homework. Im currently a Med Student, and was asked to create a Complete Treatment for Diabetes Type 2 for my Public Health Class.

    Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Now im not another teenager but i highly suggest cannabis its relieving helps with ALOT.

  17. QUESTION:
    Are there alternative treatments to diabetes?
    I am a type 2 diabetic. My doctor tells me that regardless of what I do as for as medication, diet, exercise, etc that my numbers will continue to get worst.

    Are there diabetes treatments that work but are not accepted by the medical community in general? Please site your sources.

    • ANSWER:
      Hydrotherapy is one of the oldest therapeutic methods for treatment. Additionally in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes, it can help to provide better sleep, reduce blood sugar levels and increase well being. Hydrotherapy can be performed in a water type tank or hot tub of various sizes. It has been recommended that soaking in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day for 5-6 days per week can change your diabetes condition drastically. In one study, an average diabetes patient had a reduction in blood sugar levels of 13 percent.

  18. QUESTION:
    what is the progress for a cure or treatment for type 2 diabetes?
    how close are we to an all-out cure?

    • ANSWER:
      A ketogenic diet will help to control NIDDM if you stick to it. It could “cure” almost all type 2 cases. Type 1 is a different story.

  19. QUESTION:
    Why is insulin “also” a treatment for type 2 diabetes?
    I understand why type 1 diabetes patients need to inject insulin, but why for type 2 ?
    under type 2, there is a production of insulin but (frankly speaking) its useless, at least that is what I think type 2 diabetes is….

    I’m only guessing “the more Insulin one has, the better glucose goes in the cell” or ” the patient injects insulin that is suitable for type to diabetes”

    again, I was just guessing

    • ANSWER:
      You’re talking about insulin resistance – when the pancreas still makes insulin, but the cells are unable to effectively use that insulin. Over time, though, many Type 2 diabetics will become insulin deficient, too. By the time the average Type 2 is diagnosed, around 50% of the beta cells (cells in the pancreas that produce insulin) remain. A person can do well on only 50% as long as they eat right, exercise (improves insulin efficiency), and try to reduce insulin resistance by losing weight, if necessary. Beta cell loss will just occur over time, though, regardless of how well a diabetic can control his blood sugar. Blood sugar control may help slow down the deterioration, but not always.

      Some Type 2s are never all that insulin resistant, though, and losing weight won’t help them.

      You’re right that a person who’s insulin resistant will have some difficulty with insulin. First, they usually have to inject a lot more than a Type 1 because they’re not as insulin sensitive. Second, insulin may not be as effective. But for a Type 2 who’s not making a lot of insulin anymore, oral medications can only do so much and injected insulin may be necessary.

  20. QUESTION:
    Faith or Evolutionary biology? Which to choose for diabetes treatment?
    Is our current epidemic of both atherosclerosis and diabetes predictable on the basis of evolutionary biological principles?

    http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/short/105/1/2

    Or is it better we just pray?

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/03/28/wprayer128.xml

    Don O, you can redefine it any way you like, but Evolution is a change in the gene pool of a population over time. A gene is a hereditary unit that can be passed on unaltered for many generations. The gene pool is the set of all genes in a species or population.

    • ANSWER:
      This is a very sad situation. I certainly would have taken her to a doctor and prayed as well. The question you raise to pit Faith against Evolution is a rather unfair one though as if to say it must be one way or the other which is done by redefining or under-defining both which you have done here. By Evolutionary processes should not this girl have died because she failed to adapt. Had she survived by medical intervention and her genes been passed on then the problem of her failure to adapt would only have propogated having been enabled by science.

      Had she been taken to a doctor and yet died anyway this story would never have made headlines but of course the parents would still have been responsible to pay the medical bills. Had the child died under medical care, would it bring discredit to the medical community in the same way you seek to discredit Faith? No, I don’t think so.

      Had the parents prayed and she recovered then who would have believed it was a miracle? Again, it never would have been in the paper and most people would just say she got better on her own. And so the prayer of faith is discredited when those who do Not have adequate faith pray and their prayers are not answered. Yet, when prayers Are answered it is dismissed out of hand or the medical community takes credit. But when a child dies under medical care, they can say, “I am sorry, we did all that we could” and that’s that and no trust in medical science is lost.

      Sounds kinda ‘one way’ to me, dontchathink. How many people die in spite of medical care every day?

  21. QUESTION:
    What is the cause of type 2 Diabetes?
    I am looking for information on a scientific study that proves the cause.
    I am not looking for someones opinion.
    I am not looking for information on the treatment of Diabetes.
    I am not looking for the cure.
    I am looking for the actual cause
    I would like the url of the scientific study that proves your answer.

    • ANSWER:
      Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells ignore the insulin.

      Usually occurs gradually. Most people with type 2 diabetes are overweight at the time of diagnosis. However, the disease can also develop in lean people, especially the elderly.

      Genetics play a large role in type 2 diabetes and family history is a risk factor. However, low activity level, poor diet, and excess body weight (especially around the waist) significantly increase your risk for type 2 diabetes.

      Other risk factors include:

      - Race/ethnicity (African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Native Americans all have high rates of diabetes)
      - Age greater than 45 years
      - Previously identified impaired glucose tolerance by your doctor
      - High blood pressure
      - HDL cholesterol of less than 35 or triglyceride level of greater than 250
      - History of gestational diabetes

  22. QUESTION:
    if u have type 2 diabetes and u start getting treatment for it will those symptoms go away ?
    health

    • ANSWER:
      Some symptoms will go away. Others may be irreversible.

  23. QUESTION:
    What are the prevention and treatment options for type 1 and 2 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:

  24. QUESTION:
    What can you say about the treatment for type 2 diabetes that could increase the risk for stroke & heart dse.?

    • ANSWER:
      Having untreated diabetes also increases your risk for heart attack and stroke as well as a number of other conditions. There are other treatments for diabetes that are safe.

  25. QUESTION:
    Does Type 2 Diabetes ever disappear with treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t know if “disappear” is the correct term to use here. Type II diabetes is ordinarily associated with obesity and insulin resistance. Insulin levels are actually normal or increased.

      A patient who loses weight to a normal level and who eats well and exercises may eliminate the need for diabetic medications. This is not really the same as a cure, though, more of a means to control the problem.

      Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult for obese people to lose even modest amounts of weight, and many diabetic medicines lead to a gain in weight.

  26. QUESTION:
    has anyone had any success with gluconorm (repaglinide) for treatment type 2 diabetes?
    any adverse effects and how long have you been taken them

    • ANSWER:
      You can treat type 2 diabetes without medications, by changing your lifestyle, “Eat to live not live to eat” ,by eating low carbo high fiber diet, eating a lot of fresh green vegetables , plenty of fresh fruits. and most important exercise /walk.

      I have been type 2 diabetic since a year and not using any diabetic medicine and all my levels are within the range. I have shared you my personal experience.

      visit my free website http://www.reddiabetes.com for more information.

      About gluconorm (repaglinide) following is the detailed information

      Repaglinide is an oral blood glucose-lowering drug used in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Repaglinide is a short-acting insulin secretagogue which lowers blood glucose levels (as measured by HbA 1C and fasting plasma glucose) and is effective in regulating meal-related (prandial) glucose loads. Repaglinide lowers blood glucose levels by stimulating the release of insulin from the pancreas. This action is dependent upon functioning beta cells in the pancreatic islets. Insulin release is glucose-dependent and diminishes at low glucose concentrations.

      Repaglinide is chemically unrelated to oral sulphonylurea insulin secretagogues used in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.

      Repaglinide closes ATP-dependent potassium channels in the b-cell membrane by binding at characterizable sites. This potassium channel blockade depolarizes the b-cell which leads to an opening of calcium channels. The resulting increased calcium influx induces insulin secretion. The ion channel mechanism is highly tissue selective with low affinity for heart and skeletal muscle.

      Pharmacokinetics: Absorption: After oral administration, repaglinide is rapidly and completely absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. After single and multiple oral doses in healthy subjects or in patients, peak drug levels (C max) occur within 1 hour (T max). Repaglinide is rapidly eliminated from the blood stream with a half-life of approximately 1 hour. The mean absolute bioavailability is 56%. When repaglinide was given with food, the mean T max was not changed, but the mean C max and AUC (area under the time/plasma concentration curve) were decreased 20% and 12.4%, respectively.

      Distribution: After i.v. dosing in healthy subjects, the volume of distribution at steady state (V SS) was approximately 31 L, and the total body clearance (CL) was 38 L/h. Protein binding and binding to human serum albumin was greater than 98%.

      Metabolism: Repaglinide is completely metabolized by oxidative biotransformation and direct conjugation with glucuronic acid after either an i.v. or oral dose. The major metabolites are an oxidized dicarboxylic acid (M 2), the aromatic amine (M 1) and the acyl glucuronide (M 7). The cytochrome P450 enzyme system, specifically 3A4, has been shown to be involved in the N-dealkylation of repaglinide to M 2 and the further oxidation to M 1. Metabolites do not contribute to the glucose-lowering effect of repaglinide.

      Excretion: Within 96 hours after dosing with 14C-repaglinide as a single oral dose, approximately 90% of the radiolabel was recovered in the feces and 8% in the urine. Only 0.1% of the dose is cleared in the urine as parent compound. The major metabolite (M 2) accounted for 60% of the administered dose. Less than 2% of parent drug was recovered in feces.

      Pharmacokinetic parameters: Data indicate that repaglinide did not accumulate in serum. Repaglinide demonstrated pharmacokinetic linearity over the 0.5 to 4 mg dose range.

      The pharmacokinetic parameters of repaglinide obtained from a single-dose, crossover study in healthy subjects and from a multiple- dose, parallel, dose-proportionality (0.5, 1, 2 and 4 mg) study in patients with Type 2 diabetes are summarized in Table I.

      Variability: The intraindividual and interindividual variabilities (coefficient of variation) in AUC were 36% and 69%, respectively, after multiple dosing of repaglinide tablets (0.25 to 4 mg with each meal) in patients.

      Geriatrics: Healthy volunteers were treated with a regimen of 2 mg taken before each of 3 meals. There were no significant differences in repaglinide pharmacokinetics between the group of patients <65 years of age and a comparably sized group of patients ³65 years of age.

      Gender: A comparison of pharmacokinetics in males and females showed the AUC over the 0.5 to 4 mg dose range to be 15 to 70% higher in females with type 2 diabetes. This difference was not reflected in the frequency of hypoglycemic episodes (male: 16%; female: 17%) or other adverse events. With respect to gender, no change in general dosage recommendation is indicated since dosage for each patient should be individualized to achieve optimal clinical response.

      Race: No pharmacokinetic studies to assess the effects of race have been performed, but in a U.S. 1-year study in patients with type 2 diabetes, the blood glucose-lowering effect was comparable between Caucasians (n=297) and African-Americans (n=33). In a U.S. dose-response study, there was no apparent difference in exposure (AUC) between Caucasians (n=74) and Hispanics (n=33).

      Clinical: A 4-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled dose-response trial was conducted in patients with type 2 diabetes using doses ranging from 0.25 to 4 mg taken with each of 3 meals. Repaglinide therapy resulted in dose-proportional glucose lowering over the full dose range. Plasma insulin levels increased after meals and reverted toward baseline before the next meal. Most of the fasting blood glucose-lowering effect was demonstrated within 1 to 2 weeks.

      In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, 3-month dose titration study, repaglinide or placebo doses for each patient were increased weekly from 0.25 mg through 0.5, 1, and 2 mg to a maximum of 4 mg, until a fasting plasma glucose (FPG) level <8.9 mmol/L was achieved or the maximum dose reached. The dose that achieved the targeted control or the maximum dose was continued to end of study. FPG and 2-hour postprandial glucose (PPG) increased in patients receiving placebo and decreased in patients treated with repaglinide. Differences between the repaglinide- and placebo-treated groups were -3.41 mmol/L (FPG) and -5.78 mmol/L (PPG). The between-group change in HbA 1C, which reflects long-term glycemic control, was 1.7% units. See Table II.

      Another double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was carried out in 362 patients treated for 24 weeks. The efficacy of 1 and 4 mg preprandial doses was demonstrated by lowering of fasting blood glucose and by HbA 1C at the end of the study. HbA 1C for the repaglinide-treated groups (1 and 4 mg groups combined) at the end of the study was decreased compared to the placebo-treated group in previously naïve patients and in patients previously treated with oral hypoglycemic agents by 2.1% units and 1.7% units, respectively. In this fixed-dose trial, patients who were naïve to oral hypoglycemic agent therapy and patients in relatively good glycemic control at baseline (HbA 1C below 8%) showed greater blood glucoselowering including a higher frequency of hypoglycemia. Patients who were previously treated and who had baseline HbA 1C ³ 8% reported hypoglycemia at the same rate as patients randomized to placebo. There was no average gain in body weight when patients previously treated with oral hypoglycemic agents were switched to repaglinide. The average weight gain in patients treated with repaglinide and not previously treated with sulfonylurea drugs was 3.3%.

      The dosing of repaglinide relative to meal-related insulin release was studied in 3 trials including 58 patients. Glycemic control was maintained during a period in which the meal and dosing pattern was varied (2, 3, or 4 meals/day; before meals x 2, 3, or 4) compared with a period of 3 regular meals and 3 doses/day (before meals x 3). It was also shown that repaglinide can be administered at the start of a meal, 15 minutes before, or 30 minutes before the meal with the same blood glucose lowering effect.

      Repaglinide was compared to other insulin secretagogues in 1-year controlled trials to demonstrate comparability of efficacy and safety. Hypoglycemia was reported in 16% of 1 228 repaglinide patients, 20% of 417 glyburide patients, and 19% of 81 glipizide patients. Of repaglinide-treated patients with symptomatic hypoglycemia, none developed coma or required hospitalization.

      Indications: As an adjunct to diet and exercise to lower the blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus whose hyperglycemia cannot be controlled satisfactorily by diet and exercise alone.

      Repaglinide is also indicated for use in combination with metformin to lower blood glucose in patients whose hyperglycemia cannot be controlled by exercise, diet, and either repaglinide or metformin alone. If glucose control has not been achieved after a suitable trial of combination therapy, consideration should be given to discontinuing these drugs and using insulin. Judgments should be based on regular clinical and laboratory evaluations.

      In initiating treatment for type 2 diabetes, diet and exercise should be emphasized as the primary form of treatment. Caloric restriction, weight loss and exercise are essential in the obese diabetic patient. Proper dietary management and exercise alone may be effective in controlling the blood glucose and symptoms of hyperglycemia. In addition to regular physical activity, cardiovascular risk factors should be identified and corrective measures taken where possible.

      If this treatment program fails to reduce symptoms and/or blood glucose, the use of an oral blood glucose-lowering agent or insulin should be considered. Use of repaglinide must be viewed by both the physician and patient as a treatment in addition to diet, and not as a substitute for diet or as a convenient mechanism for avoiding dietary restraint. Furthermore, loss of blood glucose control on diet alone may

  27. QUESTION:
    What treatment option is only effective for Type 2 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Many of the same treatments used to treat type 2 also are used to help type 1 people better control their diabetes.

      The only treatment that is used only on type 2 would be the medications that help the pancreas produce more insulin.

      Metformin, one of the common diabetes medications, helps the body take longer to digest the sugars in food to help prevent blood sugar spikes.

      Diet and exercise are crucial to helping to control blood glucose by allowing the body be able to use the insulin better.

      The only reason some people think that only type 2′s benefit from diet and exercise and type 1′s don’t is because type 1′s still have to take insulin injections, but diet, exercise, and some medications can help control type 1 in the exact same way as they help control type 2.

  28. QUESTION:
    Natural treatment for type 2 diabetes?
    Are there vitimines, minerals, herbs that are effective in controling type two diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      All I know about is diet, exercise, and medication. ———————-

  29. QUESTION:
    Has anyone tried the cinnamon and honey treatment for diabetes?
    My husband is type 2 and he is only 45 years old and they have him on so many meds for his condition. I am afraid he is going to wind up dying from overmedication like his grandmother did. She was also type 2 and on too many meds and her heart just gave out one day. I feel that the doctor is just dosing him because of the pharmaceutical companies give them a kickback prescribing these drugs. Serious answers only please.
    Here’s the thing: I have taken cinnamon for years and I only need to take supplements(multi vitamin, garlic(fresh and pill form), flaxseed, B complex, etc.) for my health. Diabetes does run in my family also and I am 50 lbs. overweight. I never believed in prescription meds. I feel there is a holistic approach to this without the risk of overmedicating and contraindications.
    And I go for yearly checkups and they find everything in order.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to educate your husband and yourself about what each of these drugs are. Diabetes is very serious and attacks so many parts of your system. Do not give up on the meds. His grandmother’s heart probably was weak from the diabetes. Talk to the doctor about what each one does and the repurcussions for not taking it. Have him cut down on carboydrates and start excercising (if he doesn’t already).

  30. QUESTION:
    Are people with untreated diabetes 2 subject to irrational mood swings?
    A close female relative has been diagnosed with diabetes 2. She refuses treatment, and she exhibits ALL of the classical symptons, but in addition is subject to frequent angry and nasty moods. Abusing everybody close to her and being particularly unpleasant while accusing everybody of not liking her. Is this a sympton or cause of the diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sorry that a family member has to deal with this the rest of her life. yes irritability is a symptom of the diabetes. usually when the persons blood sugar is to low they can get very aggravated and irritable. she most definitely should start taking her medication and watching what she eats. not only does the medication help to control her blood sugar level it helps to maintain normal functioning of her organs. most people don’t know that diabetes affects your kidneys, your eye sight, etc. taking the med’s and watching what she eats will prevent the deterioration of such things. good luck do some research it’s not as bad as she thinks.

  31. QUESTION:
    will anybody tell me about a plant called madhunasini which is used for the treatment of diabetes?
    98, KALAKUNJ SOC. No. 2
    B/H WATER TANK
    KARELI BAUG
    VADODARA – 390 018,
    INDIA.

    • ANSWER:
      You could get more information from the websites given below:

      http://nmpb.nic.in/gudmar.htm

      www.disabilityindia.org/traditionsjune05D.cfm
      www.pnbkrishi.com/madhu.htm
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      EDIT: The correct description of the second item is:

      http://www.disabilityindia.org/djtraditionsjune05D.cfm

      I am sorry for the slight error.
      Please let me know if you found these sites useful. Thanks.

  32. QUESTION:
    do you believe that cinnamon can help in treatment of type 2 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      I read the study that came out about cinnamon. You have to take 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon every day. The study was for 45 days. They found that after patients went off the cinnamon, their high blood sugar returned. They are still studying the long term possibilities.

  33. QUESTION:
    What are some experimental treatments for type two diabetes?
    Im doing an essay over type 2 diabetes for biology and I have to find an experimental treatment for diabetes. If anyone can help that would be great, thanks! :)

    • ANSWER:
      There are no experimental treatments for type 2 right now.

  34. QUESTION:
    does anyone know of a medical treatment for type 2 diabetes??

    • ANSWER:
      My doctor has me on Avandia and Metformin; seems to be doing the trick. Just as important is changing your eating habits and getting lots of exercise. Try walking a mile or two every day.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are the treatment options for stage 2 ovarian cancer patients with pre-existing diabetes?
    I am quite skeptical about a friend ‘s (supposedly a stage 2 ovarian cancer/diabetes patient) opting not to undergo chemo and/or hysterectomy. Her ovarian cancer was diagnosed more than a year ago and since, her doctors had just removed an ovarian cyst. She was advised chemotherapy with insulin (?) but she refused, upon learning the possible complications/reactions accompanying the treatment. Right now, aside from her diabetes medications, she actually gets NO TREATMENT for the cancer at all, but is up and about, and is even working.

    I just couldnt believe that someone (supposedly) with such condition would refuse chemo and/or hysterectomy. Sometimes I wonder if she really has such condition at all. Her diabetes complications have worsened, having survived two strokes and being in comatose in a span of 2 months in 2005. I kinda believe that part of her story … but the cancer thing, it sounds incredible to me.

    Pls enlighten me on this … Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      Well you have reason to be skeptical, as the information you are relaying doesn’t make sense. Having diabetes would not affect her treatment and it isn’t even a factor. There are people who refuse treatment and they have every right to do so, it is their life, but if she were diagnosed over a year ago with no treatment at all she would be showing visible signs of decline and abdominal distention by now. You should also know most people who refuse treatment initially will usually seek treatment at some point if only palliative.

      Surgery is always required in ovarian cancers, as it is very import to remove the tumor intact or at least as much of it as possible. Unlike most cancers where the biggest concern is that it will metastasize to other organs, this is not the case with ovarian cancer. This kind of cancer seeds, or forms little implants, over the abdominal organs until they are incased causing death from intestinal obstruction and/or lack of nourishment. This is a horrible way to die and pales in comparison to the possible complications she claims to be avoiding. I find it absolutely inconceivable that ANY doctor would remove a cyst and leave a cancerous tumor behind. It just does not happen.

      I don’t know how people can lie about such a thing, but they do. They can carry on with the charade far past the point of there being any possible shred of truth and even the inconsistencies in their stories does not deter them. There is a woman who has been asking endless questions in this section about an imaginary ovarian for some time now, but when she lies herself into a corner she just starts a new account in another name and starts her B.S. all over again. Your friend doesn’t have that luxury. Good luck.

  36. QUESTION:
    treatment for diabetes?
    in practice how does the GP the determine the best course of treatment for patients with type 2 diabetes when lifestyle changes are deemed insufficient?. i.e. are genetic tests done, or is it a sugar water test or is the patient just trailed on different meds until favourable results are achieved?

    • ANSWER:
      So, as you mentioned lifestyle changes are the first thing a Type 2 Diabetes patient would do, which includes taking regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, and losing weight if overweight or obese.

      Type 2 Diabetes usually gets worse over time though, and diet and exercise may not work as well as they did before. So you may need medicines to reduce the level of blood glucose (blood sugar).

      Your GP or diabetes health care team will need to measure your long-term blood glucose level every 2-6 months. This is called the HbA1c level. A target level will be set for you and it will usually be less than 7.5%.

      You can also measure your blood glucose at home using a finger prick blood test.

      Type 2 Diabetes medication (glucose-lowering medication) will usually be needed if diet and exercise are not effective in controlling your blood glucose levels. Initial treatment involves giving a tablet called metformin, which works by reducing the amount of glucose that your liver releases into your bloodstream. It also makes your body’s cells more responsive to insulin.

      If a second glucose-lowering drug is needed, a suphonylurea is added. Some examples of sulphonylureas are glibenclamide, gliclazide, and glipizide. These medicines increase the amount of insulin that is produced by your pancreas.

      If a third glucose-lowering treatment is required, then there are other things that can be added which include a glitazone, a gliptin, exenatide, or insulin.

      Glitazones, or thiazoledinediones, make your body’s cells more sensitive to insulin so that more glucose is taken from your blood. Examples include pioglitazone and rosiglitazone.

      Gliptins are a new group of treatments for type 2 diabetes that work by preventing the breakdown of a naturally occurring hormone called GLP-1. GLP-1 helps the body produce insulin in response to high blood glucose levels, but is rapidly broken down. Therefore, gliptins prevent high blood glucose levels. Examples include sitagliptin and vildagliptin.

      Exenatide is a new injectable treatment that acts in a similar way to the natural hormone GLP-1. It boosts insulin production when there are high blood glucose levels and so reduces blood glucose levels.

      Other drugs include acarbose, nateglinide and repaglinide, but these are not commonly used.

      Insulin treatment may be required if glucose-lowering tablets are not effective in controlling your blood glucose levels. Insulin comes in several different preparations, which includes injections, pump therapy, and jet system. You can’t take insulin orally as tablets because insulin is a protein and the enzymes in your stomach would just digest it like food

      Type 2 Diabetes patients should be aware of hyperglycaemia and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). DKA would require urgent treatment in hospital involving intravenous (IV) insulin.

      If you have Type 2 Diabetes, it puts you at risk of other conditions such as heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. You may be required to take anti-hypertensives (ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, diuretics) to control hypertension (high blood pressure). A statin may be indicated to reduce high cholesterol levels. Low dose aspirin to help prevent stroke. An ACE inhibitor if you have early signs of diabetic kidney disease.

      Regular check-ups are required because your eyes and feet may be affected (diabetic retinopathy, diabetic neuropathy).

  37. QUESTION:
    is any home remedies for cure of diabetes?to replace medicines?,any treatment 2 reproduceB cells in pancreas?

    • ANSWER:
      There are, at this writing, NO cures for diabetes mellitus (either Type 1 or Type 2, which are quite different diseases with shared symptoms). Whether herbal or otherwise. We now understand diabetes well enough to understand what it is, and what a cure would behave. And nothing comes close so far.

      There is some prospect of cures for both, however. In the case of uncomplicated Type 1, replacement of the beta cells which have been lost would be a cure. The problem is that beta cells from anyone else are attacked by the immune system and destroyed. There are various schemes for evading this in the research labs, and some of them are showing promise. A clinically successful approach is (probably) going to be found relatively soon, and if so, Type 1 will be curable. The ‘graft rejection’ immune system problem could be evaded if beta cells could be developed from the body’s own cells. This will likely be possible if we could understand stem cells well enough, and this possibility is one of the strongest promises of that research. The political situation surrounding stem cell research (especially in the US) merely complicates the research problem, but doesn’t change the underlying possibilities and promise of the science.

      Type 2 is more difficult as the characteristic problem is the resistence of cells throughout the body to the action of insulin in getting body cells to absorb glucose from the blood. However, we are close to understanding the underlying cellular mechanism of insulin action (and perhaps to the cause of its failure) and this may lead to a theraputic advance good enough to be called a cure.

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      One of the most serious problems in regard to diabetes is the frequency and variety of the quackery which surrounds it. It is a serious disease (both of the most common Types) and is a real nuisance to treat in all Type 1 cases (insulin is required) and many Type 2 cases (unending scheming about diet, exercise, and medication of various types). With no cure from standard medicine, there seems to be an open invitation to sharp operators. The variety of ‘ancient cures’ from somewhere else in the world, ‘non-toxic treatments’, and so on is substantial. Absolutely none of these ‘cures’ or ‘supports’ has been shown to actually work; if any of them did, it will be adopted quite promptly by regular medicine since there are no effective treatments for diabetes which aren’t a nuisance for both patient and doctor. Patients would demand it with no doubt at all, as such a breakthrough would certainly be first page news around the world. Diabetes and insulin research have won at least 4 Nobel Prizes so far, and there’s little reason to think there wouldn’t be another for such a breakthrough. Quite an incentive for researchers, actually.

  38. QUESTION:
    questions about diabetes?
    please match these

    Diabetes
    Insulin
    Glucose
    “blood sugar”
    type 1 diabetes
    type 2 diabetes
    gestational diabetes
    diabetes mellitus
    fasting
    blood plasma
    diabetes educator
    hypoglycemia
    hyperglycemia
    ketones
    regular insulin
    rapid acting insulin
    ultra-long-acting insulin
    endocrinologist
    nutritionist/dietician
    ophthalmologist

    1: Means that the person getting tested doesn’t eat or dirink anyting except water for at lease eight hours before the diabetes test.
    2: Begins working in thirty minutes to an hour.
    3: The acidic product that results from the body burning fat, which happens when the body runs out of insulin.
    4: A specialist in diseases of the endocrine system, of which the pancreas is a prt.
    5: A disease in which the body either does not produce or des not properly use the hormone insulin.
    6: Full name of the disease diabetes.
    7: The body cannot produce any insulin.
    8: Someone trained in helping people manage day-to-day diabetes treatment and concerns.
    9: The clear part of blood that carries red and white blood cells. It also carries glucose.
    10: The body’s main fuel which is made in the stomach and small intestine from the conversion of carbohydrates you eat.
    11: Someone who can help you understand what you should be eating in order to manage your diabetes.
    12: Glucose
    13: Low blood sugar – could be in need of fast-acting carbs.
    14: Eperienced temporarily by about 1 to 4 percent of pregnant women.
    15: A hormone that is necessary for the body to change food into the energy it needs.
    16: The body cannot produce enough insulin, can’t use it efficiently, or both.
    17: High blood sugar.
    18: Starts working in a little more than an hour but then keeps working without peaks for twenty-four hours.
    19: Starts working in five to ten minutes.
    20: A doctor who specializes in the care and treatment of a diabetic’s eyes.

    • ANSWER:
      I’m wondering whether you’ve actually given any thought to this homework.

      Anyway, here are the correct answers:

      1: Means that the person getting tested doesn’t eat or drink anything except water for at lease eight hours before the diabetes test. – fasting

      2: Begins working in thirty minutes to an hour. – regular insulin

      3: The acidic product that results from the body burning fat, which happens when the body runs out of insulin. – ketones

      4: A specialist in diseases of the endocrine system, of which the pancreas is a part. – endocrinologist

      5: A disease in which the body either does not produce or des not properly use the hormone insulin. – diabetes

      6: Full name of the disease diabetes. – diabetes mellitus

      7: The body cannot produce any insulin. – type 1 diabetes

      8: Someone trained in helping people manage day-to-day diabetes treatment and concerns. – diabetes educator

      9: The clear part of blood that carries red and white blood cells. It also carries glucose. – blood plasma

      10: The body’s main fuel which is made in the stomach and small intestine from the conversion of carbohydrates you eat. – glucose

      11: Someone who can help you understand what you should be eating in order to manage your diabetes. – nutritionist/dietician

      12: Glucose – “blood sugar”

      13: Low blood sugar – could be in need of fast-acting carbs. – hypoglycaemia

      14: Experienced temporarily by about 1 to 4 percent of pregnant women. – gestational diabetes

      15: A hormone that is necessary for the body to change food into the energy it needs. – insulin

      16: The body cannot produce enough insulin, can’t use it efficiently, or both. – type 2 diabetes

      17: High blood sugar. – hyperglycemia

      18: Starts working in a little more than an hour but then keeps working without peaks for twenty-four hours. – ultra-long-acting insulin

      19: Starts working in five to ten minutes. – rapid acting insulin

      20: A doctor who specializes in the care and treatment of a diabetic’s eyes. – ophthalmologist

  39. QUESTION:
    Any treatment for type 2 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      These pranayam exercises will help control the diabetes and the side effects.Build up the timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after about a minute.The benefits will be noticed in weeks as the sugar level is checked daily.Over the long term the diabetes will be in full control.

      Kapalbhati -(Do it before eating) Push air forcefully out through the nose about once per second. Stomach will itself go in(contract in). The breathing in(through the nose) will happen automatically. Establish a rhythm and do for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day.
      Children under 15 years – do 10 to 15 minutes twice a day.
      Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently(once in 2 seconds).

      Anulom Vilom –
      Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril
      then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril
      then -keeping the left nostril closed deep breath-in through right nostril
      then – close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
      This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
      Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30 minutes twice a day.
      Children under 15 years – do 10 to 15 minutes twice a day.
      You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.

      Also everyday, press the centre point of the palm of both your hands 40 times with the thumb and press the tips of all fingers 40 times each.
      To stimulate the pancreas to produce insulin: mandukasan(not for pregnant women) – kneel down(with feet pointing inwards,and sit on the ankles/heels, Vajrasan position), breathe in and breathe out completely and hold your breath, pull the stomach in, press both your hands on stomach, bend forward as much as possible keeping the head straight, hold for 5 to 15 seconds and come back up while breathing in.Do this asan 3 times daily before meals, to stimulate the kidney and pancreas.Mandukasan2 – Repeat the whole process(mandukasan) 3 times,but this time with with fists of both hands pressing against the stomach(by the navel).Mandukasan can be done sitting on a chair, if you cannot bend the legs.This asan should be done before meals.
      Continue the breathing exercises once a day for life, after the diabetes is in full control.
      Make a habit of doing this everyday, and you will stay healthy. At some point let me know, your progress. December 16, 2010

  40. QUESTION:
    Type 2 Diabetes–The Cause??
    What is the actual cause of type 2 Diabetes?
    I am looking for information on a scientific study that proves the cause.
    PLEASE GIVE ME THE NAME AND WEB ADDRESS OF THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY.

    I am not looking for a description of the disease.
    I am not looking for someones opinion.
    I am not looking for your opinion on what causes the disease.
    I am not looking for information about the prevention of the disease.
    I am not looking for information on the treatment of Diabetes.
    I am not looking for the cure.
    I am looking for the actual cause.
    I would like the url of the scientific study that proves the cause.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no definitive cause or cure.

      Here are the links to actual journals:

  41. QUESTION:
    Does any one know of any alternative treatments for type 2 diabetes?
    I was diagnosed type 2 a year ago and am interested in alternative therapies.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are one of the many millions struggling with diabetes (type 1 and type 2 combined) there are natural approaches which can help greatly.

      As in almost all areas of health, exercise and proper diet can help tremendously for diabetes. That does not mean a heavy exercise regimen nor does it mean a radical weight loss. Moderate exercise and a weight loss of only 5% or slightly more can make a substantial difference (and that holds true for those considered significantly overweight as well as those carrying a few pesky extra pounds. To achieve a 5% or more weight loss may require no more than cutting out soft drinks and taking regular walks for example. At any rate, losing 5% is easily achievable with modest exercise and a sensible diet that includes plenty of vegetables, especially raw and lightly steamed vegetables, some fruits (though little or no fruit juice because of its high sugar content), fermented whole grains, and getting rid of dangerous trans fats.

      Iodine and Diabetes:

      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. While it is well known that diet, obesity, food allergies, viral infections, and stress are all contributing factors for diabetes, it is less widely recognized that these factors are often either a cause of or caused by a weak liver, spleen, and pancreas.

      For example, obesity is the result of poor diet and/or a sluggish liver which causes a sluggish metabolism. A sluggish liver is often associated with gallstones because the liver and gallbladder are interconnected. And gallstones are formed because of “bile stasis” due to a sluggish gallbladder. Fatty liver (a common complication of diabetes) is also an indicator of liver weakness, and chronic diarrhea (yet another common diabetes symptom) is caused by a weak spleen according to Chinese medicine.

      It is well known that diet, obesity, food allergies, viral infections, and stress are all contributing factors for diabetes, but my understanding is that these factors either cause or are caused by a weak liver, spleen, and pancreas. For example, obesity is the result of poor diet and/or a sluggish liver which causes a sluggish metabolism. A sluggish liver is often associated with gallstones because the liver and gallbladdder are interconnected. And gallstones are formed because of “bile stasis” due to a sluggish gallbladder. Fatty liver (a common complication of diabetes) is also an indicator of liver weakness, and chronic diarrhea (yet another common diabetes symptom) is caused by a weak spleen according to Chinese medicine.

      In women, iodine’s ability to revive hormonal sensitivity back to normal significantly improves Insulin sensitivity and other hormones.

      For diabetes, take at least 50 mg per day of Iodine (a combination of both elemental and potassium iodine) and selenium must also be taken in order for iodine to work properly.

      Natural Remedies for Diabetes:

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

      • GTF Chromium (Glucose Transport Factor Chromium) – The primary role of insulin is glucose transport is the primary role of insulin, 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 such as is found in the herbal product 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, don’t even think about using the raw plant!

      • 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.

      • 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 medicinal properties and has been used for thousands of years (Click here for more information). Preliminary research in animal trials has shown that that an extract from Nigella sativa seeds can reduce elevated blood sugar levels and the antioxidant activity of the extract may prevent the complications associated with uncontrolled type II diabetes.

      • Fenugreek seed – Soak fenugreek seeds in about one teaspoon in water at night, drink that water in the morning and chew and eat the soaked seeds. Helps reduce blood sugar.

      • Green plaintain peels – Wash a green plantain and peel it, then put the peel in a jar and cover with water. Let sit overnight, and then drink this water three times a day. Lowers your blood sugar level. Keep drinking as needed and change the peel every other day and refill the jar with water.

      • Agaricus Blazei Murrill (ABM) Mushroom – referred to in it’s native Brazil as “The Mushroom of the Gods” with good reason due to it’s amazing immune boosting and disease fighting properties. Available in health food stores and online at various sites including http://www.agaricus.net.

      • Alpha Lipoic Acid – In Germany, alpha-lipoic acid is an approved medical treatment for peripheral neuropathy, a common complication of diabetes. It speeds the removal of glucose from the bloodstream, at least partly by enhancing insulin function, and it reduces insulin resistance, an underpinning of many cases of coronary heart disease and obesity. The therapeutic dose for lipoic acid is 600 mg/day. In the United States, it is sold as a dietary supplement, usually as 50 mg tablets. (The richest food source of alpha-lipoic acid is red meat – but to insure proper health, use lean cuts of organic beef that has not been subject to antibiotics or feed lot practices).

      • Cat’s Claw – Used by indigenous tribes in Peru and South America to treat diabetes. Available at health food stores.

      • Cinnamon – Cinnamon has been shown to help regulate blood glucose levels and several studies indicate that it may be helpful against diabetes, particularly type II diabetes.

      • Mullaca – Mullaca is employed in herbal medicine systems today in both Peru and Brazil. In Peruvian herbal medicine the plant is called mullaca or bolsa mullaca. To treat diabetes, the roots of three mullaca plants are sliced and macerated in 1/4 liter of rum for seven days. Honey is added, and 1/2 glass of this medicine is taken twice daily for 60 days. In addition, an infusion of the leaves is recommended as a good diuretic, and an infusion of the roots is used to treat hepatitis. For asthma and malaria, the dosage is 1 cup of tea made from the aerial parts of the plant. In Brazilian herbal medicine the plant is employed for chronic rheumatism, for skin diseases and dermatitis, as a sedative and diuretic, for fever and vomiting, and for many types of kidney, liver, and gallbladder problems.

      • Other Good Foods and Supplements – Almonds, apples, oranges, coconut oil, and substances high in omega three oils (olive oil, flaxseed oil, fish oil, borage oil).

  42. QUESTION:
    what is the treatment for type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
    and any other detail about diabetes :)

    • ANSWER:
      Type 1 Diabetes must be treated with insulin shots. This involves injecting insulin under the skin — in the fat — for it to get absorbed into the blood stream where it can then access all the cells of the body which require it. Insulin cannot be taken as a pill because the juices in the stomach would destroy the insulin before it could work. Remember, insulin is a hormone, and like all other hormones, insulin is a protein and therefore it has a very important 3-dimentional structure which is destroyed by the acid in the stomach. Even if it did make it through the stomach, the digestive enzymes secreted by the digestive part of the pancreas would digest the insulin protein molecule. Scientists are looking for new ways to give insulin. But today, shots are the most widely used method. Some new insulin pumps are being developed and tested.

      Type 2
      All treatment strategies should emphasize cardiovascular risk reduction, focusing particularly on hypertension control, smoking cessation and correction of dyslipidemia. Diet, exercise and weight reduction should be the cornerstone of management. Before selecting a medication to improve control of diabetes, the family physician should understand the comparative glucose-lowering effects of available agents. The dose-response for the oral agents on levels of FBG, postprandial glucose and HbA1c is described in Table 4.16-18 The goals of therapy for type 2 diabetes are outlined in Table 5.20

      Few clinical trials have been conducted to evaluate the possibility of a “ceiling effect” with select antidiabetic agents. A dose-dependent reduction in HbA1c was observed with glimepiride (Amaryl) in one clinical trial.21 Splitting the total daily dosage of sulfonylurea into two separate doses may be necessary to achieve optimal glycemic control in most patients on medium to high daily dosages of these agents. Patients with type 2 diabetes become less responsive over time to one agent alone and frequently require combination therapy to adequately control their disease>

  43. QUESTION:
    Type 2 Diabetes, rapid weight loss, and D.A.F.N.E.?
    I was recently diagnosed as Type 2 diabetes in November, 2009.

    The problem I have is that there isn’t much I can eat due to having high cholesterol too.
    I am losing about 5 pounds of weight a week.

    I will not eat vegetables so that is out.
    I am not on any medications whatsoever either. I can usually eat 10g to 15g of carbs without spiking too much.

    Anything more than that and I have to walk for 30 minutes for every 20g of carbs I eat. Since it’s wintertime, I won’t be able to walk if at all. I am not healthy enough to exercise indoors.

    What can I do to be able to eat so my rapid weight loss is slowed down? At the rate I am losing weight, I will be dead by this august.

    Remember, no carbs due to blood sugar problems, no fat or cholesterol due to high cholesterol & high triglycerides. And no veggies due to abuse issues when I was very young. I am now 49 years old. Chicken and fish will get really old really fast, no matter how you prepare it.

    I am very tired all the time too and my muscles scream in pain if I walk too much at one time or too many times a day.

    My doctor’s office seems to be incompetent. They checked my lipid profile and did not check to see how much insulin I was actually making. They just assumed I was a Type 2 based on my GTT of 294. If not enough insulin, then I need that addressed. If plenty, then only insulin resistant.

    I want to use fast acting insulin for mealtime only – dose on eating. My last (and only) a1c was 6.8 .
    Diet and exercise just isn’t going to work for me.
    My dietitian wants me to eat 75g of carbs 3 times a day plus 2 snacks. I refuse to do this as I do not want my blood sugars in the 300 range every day. I want to keep my eyes and toes and kidneys.

    Right now, my average blood sugars via testing are about 113 for the past month, and that’s including the spikes.

    What can I eat to slow the rapid weight loss rate? Remember, NO VEGGIES, NO FAT, NO CHOLESTEROL, NO SUGAR, NO CARBS.

    Do I just knuckle under and eat anyway, hoping that I don’t go blind to lose my toes? Or have a heart attack from too high a cholesterol level?

    If all it takes is an a1c level above 7.0 to get insulin, I can just eat a bunch of frosted cinnamon rolls every day.

    D.A.F.N.E. is Dose Ahead For Normal Eating. In essence, take a shot of insulin so you can eat and have a NORMAL life. I only want to eat one or two large meals a day, around 125-150g each. I am not looking to abuse insulin to have a sugary chocolate malt or anything. And maybe once a month eat a REAL meal, say about 250g of carbs like spaghetti and meatballs, or even pizza.

    I am ONLY diabetic when I eat. Not eating, and I have perfectly NORMAL blood sugar levels.

    What am I to eat? What am I to do? How do I convince my doctor to give me insulin and not pills? I want to save what’s left of my beta cells for when I really need them, in my old age. Insulin will help this, but pills won’t.

    I don’t know how to get my doctor to accommodate my needs. Doctor shopping is too expensive.

    I am not living, I am existing. The treatment of diabetes is both to keep you alive AND restore some semblance of a normal life. I have neither. Eat, walk, eat, walk. Over and over every day.

    I am just in a quandary over this horrible disease.

    Any credible and practical suggestions?

    In 16 weeks I will weigh less than 80 pounds but should weigh at least 135-150.

    For me, Diabetes is a death sentence.

    • ANSWER:
      Get a new doctor.I hope you are seeing an endocrinologist as normal GPs really aren’t that knowledgeable about diabetes.
      If you are at the stage of losing weight (called ketoacidosis) then you need treatment with insulin asap.
      If you are also insulin resistant you may have no choice but to go on pills – you said so yourself that diet and exercise just isn’t working. Doesn’t matter how much insulin you pump into your body if you are insulin resistant – it still cant use it. Although I think there is a type of insulin that is used for t2, called byetta or something. Ask your dr about that.

      Its very hard to cut carbs altogether from your diet; if you dont get enough, your body will convert protein into carbs. I really think you should seriously reconsider your stance on pills; at least till you can it undercontrol. Anyway, make an appt with a new endo right away!

  44. QUESTION:
    What in the world is going on in Yahoo! Answers lately?
    I’ve been getting frivolous violations that, upon checking, were not violations at all and having my answers deleted. And no response from customer care when I complain about it whatsoever. Recently, I discovered that I had two questions removed with no warning or explanation at all….

    Q 1. “Can someone please tell me how this is “spam and advertising”?” (with perfectly “clean” example in details section omitted)

    Q 2. “Why do so few “Get it” when it comes to type 2 diabetes treatment?” (also, with a “clean” example in details section omitted)

    I’m guessing I ticked somebody off and they’re turning me in for everything I do here. And since the YAT doesn’t check the validity of violation CLAIMS and does nothing to stop it, I guess I’ll have to find another Q&A forum. Oh well, back to the old forums, I guess.

    I would dearly like to hear from others who are becoming seriously disappointed with this Answers nonsense and what avenues you’ve taken to rectify this ridiculous situation.

    • ANSWER:
      this has happened to me too, what i can suggest is that you go to the forum link above and express how you feel.( the yahoo answers team do visit that forum and have often helped people who have been reported wrongly.

      you can also write to them with your concerns to

      y_ansrws_team@yahoo.com ( no E in answers ).

  45. QUESTION:
    What are the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
    I’m looking an answer more in terms of the internal biological effects and not the treatment for these types of diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      In type 1 diabetes, some agent, very likely a virus, attacks and destroys the beta cells that produce insulin. In type 2 diabetes, the insulin producing mechanisms wear out over time, and those insulin producing mechanisms can be exceeded by and/or exacerbated by too much weight, mass. Physical injury to the pancreas can also cause diabetes.

  46. QUESTION:
    What is are the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?
    What is are the differences between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes?

    Main things Im looking for are:

    Cause
    Treatment
    Lifestyle changes

    Stuff like that..
    Thanks =]

    • ANSWER:
      Cause:
      -type 1 is usually autoimmune (body attacks insulin producing cells)
      -type 2 is usually insulin resistance that the body can’t keep up with. That is, the body needs more and more insulin to fulfill normal insulin requirements. Not all with insulin resistance develop diabetes. Insulin resistance is usually due in part to excess weight and poor diet. Genetics play a role, but not in a clear “1 gene causes this” type of way. It’s likely the interations of many, many genes and environment.

      treatment:
      -type 1s need insulin, although it can be injected or with a pump
      -type 2s vary. Ranges from diet and exercise alone (fairly rare) to various meds to insulin.

      lifestyle changes:
      -for both, diet is really important.
      -type 1s have to pay really close attention to diet since how much insulin is given depends upon food intake. On the other hand, type 1s can adjust insulin depending upon food so it’s easier to “cheat” by just giving extra insulin. Requires a lot of planning–testing blood sugar frequently, snacking depending upon when insulin was given, blood sugars, etc. Exercise is important, but has to be planned for to avoid/minimize low blood sugars.
      -type 2s: since most are overweight, diet and exercise are very important. Weight loss should be a goal and can even help to slow down the disease process.

      Check on the American Diabetes Association website for more information.

  47. QUESTION:
    give the main signs,symtoms,causes and treatment of these diseases.Asthama,Diabetes mellitus type 2.?

    • ANSWER:
      All foods are converted into glucose by the body.
      Fats in 6-8 hours or more, Proteins (meat,eggs,beans) in 3-4 hours, and Carbohydrates in 30 minutes. Carbohydrates include starches such as rice, pasta, breads and cereals.
      A proper diet will combine fats, carbohydrates, and proteins at each meal, to provide nutrients and create an even release of glucose into the blood. Whole Grain carbohydrates turn into sugar slowly and help keep the blood sugar stable.
      Avoid sugar and high amounts of carbohydrates. Eat moderate, balanced meals at regular times. Losing weight helps control Diabetes.

  48. QUESTION:
    diabetes, not started treatment yet?
    hi, i’m 29 year old female. August 09 i was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. My father has type 1 my mother has type 2…Anyway my gp said i should check my glucose daily and i have been on diet control since then. She said she would start me treatment if diet control didn’t work in december 09. I went back in december and she said she would take my fasting glucose again in jan ( last week) and go from there. I haven’t got results back from it yet, but all my previous results were high. My daily readings are between 7 and 8 when waking, and flactulate up to 12 or 13 before bed. Why have i not started treatment yet, does it take a couple of months to see if i could lower it on my own, and is this normal??? (by the way the readings are in mmoh/L

    • ANSWER:
      First things first. Get rid of that quack that you call a doctor. Why haven’t you gotten yourself a glucose meter and checked yourself. My God , thats how these idiot doctors work. You must take it upon youself to chose what treatment you need. All this time the high glucose is slowly ruining your body.
      Your diet should be a low glycemic diet. 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.

      Remember this is for life. A great way for the whole family to eat.
      Next , exercise is as important as diet and meds. Nordic walking is great. I use plain old sticks.

      And with your readings you should be taking metformin. And please don’t let the quacks put you on Actos or Avandia. They are killer drugs. Bone loss , fractures and heart problems.

      Normal Fasting Blood Sugar
      A normal fasting blood sugar (which is also the blood sugar a normal person will see right before a meal) is:

      83 mg/dl (4.6 mmol/L) or less.

      Many normal people have fasting blood sugars in the mid and high 70 mg/dl (3.9 mmol/L) range.

      Though most doctors will tell you any fasting blood sugar under 100 mg/dl (5.6 mmol/L) is “normal”, there are several studies that suggest that testing with a fasting blood sugar in the mid 90 mg/dl (5 mmol/L) range often predicts diabetes that is diagnosed a decade later.
      Post-Meal Blood Sugar (Postprandial)
      Independent of what they eat, the blood sugar of a truly normal person is:

      Under 120 mg/dl (6.6 mmol/L) one or two hours after a meal.

      Most normal people are under 100 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/L) two hours after eating.

      Welcome to the club
      Tin

  49. QUESTION:
    treatment of diabetes? anyone help plz?
    My mother is 44 years old. Recently she tests the diabetes and positive result found. She feel very upset. her diabetes level is 275. after 6 days sugar level is 82 but again after 2 days it was 275. She wants to get rid of diabetes. plz help ……….

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Any permanent cure of diabetes. A longlife treatment without any side effect?
    A complete cure of stage 1 & 2 diabetes without any sid effect ? As a number of research being made in the world in different fields….. have any research about this disease whic I say a good achievement( except insuline)?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know, diabetes is a physiological abnormality with no permanent “cure.” It occurs because of a lack of insulin production (Type 1) or loss of sensitivity to the insulin in body receptors (Type 2). The only solutions to this is addition of insulin or increasing the sensitivity of the receptors (which is what most anti-diabetic medications do). There is a great deal of work being done, currently, on early diagnosis (through new techniques including gene modification, since it seems to be somewhat hereditary), and prevention. Once you have diabetes, there is no way that currently exists to get rid of it. However, exceptions to this rule do exist. That is, some pregnant women get diabetes during their pregnancy, but the disease resolves itself after they give birth. Furthermore, proper care and treatment can keep the diabetes mild, while without keeping it under control can lead to even worse problems.


Diabetes 2 Cure News

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone heard about a cure for diabetes used with…?
    I hear this one scientist found that lettuce could possibly cure diabetes, this guys name is Henry Daniell… has anyone heard about it, I just found out that it was on the news 2 years ago and i never knew a thing about it, until i tried to research about the cure myself… I mean, has anyone heard about any follow ups on that research? and if you want to see it on the news go to youtube and type in “Diabetes cured with lettuce”

    • ANSWER:
      The key to curing a disease that affects 21 million people in the U.S. could be found on your dinner table nearly every night.

      One University of Central Florida professor may have finally unlocked the code to wipe diabetes completely off the map.

      Dr. Henry Daniell and his team of 20 bio-medical researchers have worked for five years, experimenting with genetically modified lettuce and its affect on diabetes patients.

      They have come up with what they believe is a cure for diabetes.

      “This would be not only a cure, but also an inexpensive cure,” Daniell said.

      A person with diabetes is sentenced to a lifetime of needles and careful monitoring of their blood sugar levels.

      “I believe that it’s going to be a very significant advancement and so far there has been no permanent cure for diabetes,” said Daniell. “This is the first time the root cause of the problem, the immune disorder, is tackled.”

      Genetically modified lettuce is grown in a lab at UCF.

      A leaf is placed in a machine and injected with the human gene for insulin.

      “We can really be happy that we have made progress that helps a society, especially large numbers of people,” said Daniell.

      For people living with diabetes, the find is a major breakthrough.

      Daniell said he has been stunned by the response from his find.

      He’s received thousands of e-mails and phone calls, mostly from Florida residents.

      Daniell first tested his insulin-producing lettuce on mice, and the results were shocking.

      “By the end of the study, the diabetic mice had normal blood and urine sugar levels,” Daniell said. “And their cells were producing normal levels of insulin.”

      These results occurred after just eight weeks of treatment.

      Daniell said if human trials, which are now under way, are successful, it would impact millions of diabetics worldwide and provide a permanent and affordable cure for the disease.

      His team has found a way to grind the lettuce down to a fine green powder that can be distributed in the form of a capsule, which helps regulate the dosage.

      Daniell is currently conducting clinical trials with a major pharmaceutical company.

      If all goes well, this cure for diabetes could be made available to millions of people with diabetes in four years.

      Now if you believe this , I have a bridge over here in THAILAND that I would like to sell to you.
      Pipe dreams are easily sold to the unwary.

      Kitty

  2. QUESTION:
    Diabetes sufferers here seems some good news from the BBC UK site think it will work?
    Tea could help combat diabetes

    Some constituents of tea are thought to combat diabetes
    Drinking black tea could help prevent diabetes, according to new findings by scientists at Dundee University.
    The researchers said black tea may have the potential to combat type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the disease.

    Dr Rena stressed that further research was needed.

    “People shouldn’t be rushing to drink masses of black tea thinking it will cure them of diabetes,” he said. “We are still some way from this leading to new treatments or dietary advice.

    “Our research into tea compounds is at a preclinical, experimental stage and people with diabetes should continue to take their medicines as directed by their doctor.”

    “However, there is definitely something interesting in the way these naturally occurring components of black tea may have a beneficial effect, both in terms of diabetes and our wider health.”

    • ANSWER:
      Common tea can be an effective weapon in the fight against diabetes because it boosts insulin activity in the body by more than 15-fold,

      Insulin problems lie at the root of the potentially fatal illness diabetes, Not only that, this insulin-boosting phenomenon may explain why tea can help fight heart disease and high blood pressure as well.

  3. QUESTION:
    They’re closer then ever to curing it!?
    Hello, I am a 13 year old female, with Diabetes. I was wondering if any of you know how far they are getting along with the cure! I found this website:http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/news/story.html?id=a042812e-492c-4f07-8245-8a598ab5d1bf&p=2
    Mice got injected with a subtance, involving chill pepers. The mouse no long had diabetes! I am amazed and would love for more info, about were thier getting with the cure. I have had diabetes since I was 4 years old, I began the pump at 5. Give me more info, and tell me some news!
    Thanks!!

    • ANSWER:
      Scientists Hold Out Hope for Diabetes Cure
      03.23.06, 12:00 AM ET

      THURSDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) — Three years ago, scientists announced a new treatment had cured diabetes — in mice.

      But researchers reporting in the March 24 issue of Science say three separate attempts to replicate that pioneering study have proven only partially successful.

      The results, while not stellar, still leave the cup of hope at least half-full for people with diabetes, experts say.

      In fact, Dr. Denise L. Faustman, the scientist who performed the first study, contends the cup is still “100 percent full, because the new studies confirm that it is possible to stop the process by which the immune system mistakenly destroys insulin-producing islet cells.” Islet cells reside in the pancreas, but are destroyed in the type 1 form of diabetes.

      Faustman is director of Massachusetts General Hospitals Immunology Laboratory. Her group reported in 2003 that a two-phase treatment had restored islet cell function in mice with a condition similar to human type 1 diabetes, in which the body does not produce insulin.

      Type 1 diabetes generally appears early in life and is much more difficult to treat than obesity-associated type 2 diabetes, in which the body’s insulin production gradually declines.

      Plans for a trial to see if type 1 diabetes can be reversed in humans are well underway at Massachusetts General Hospital, Faustman said, despite the partial failure of the three subsequent trials in mice.

      In the original trial, the diabetic mice were first injected with TNF-alpha, a naturally occurring protein that stopped the immune system’s attack on the islet cells. That was followed by an injection of spleen cells from healthy mice, used because they carry proteins that help immune cells to recognize and ignore normal tissue.

      The idea was that the spleen cells would stop the autoimmune attack, giving transplanted islet cells time to restore insulin production. But, in a surprising development, no transplants were needed because insulin was produced by islet cells that suddenly grew on their own in the rodents’ pancreas — some of them transformed from the injected spleen cells.

      Those same steps were taken in the three new studies, reported by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, the University of Chicago and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

      Again, diabetes was cured in some, but not all, of the mice — four of 22 in the Washington University trial, seven of 22 in the University of Chicago trial, and more than half of those in the Brigham and Women’s trial.

      What the researchers in all three trials did not see was the transformation of the injected spleen cells into insulin-producing cells, however.

      “We were able to cure mice with established diabetes, [just] not as well as she did,” said Anita S. Chong, an associate professor of surgery and a member of the University of Chicago research team. “But this second aspect of her work we were not able to replicate.”

      The big question now is why insulin production was resumed in just some of the mice, Chong said. There are two possibilities, she said — either a small percentage of insulin-producing cells survived the initial autoimmune attack and swung back into action when the attack stopped, or new islet cells were being produced from surviving stem cells.

      Either way, the result of the studies opens up a new route for diabetes therapy, Chong said, showing that “a diabetic mouse, even as an adult, has an ability to make new insulin-producing cells.”

      Dr. David M. Nathan, director of the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, said he’s eager to see if the same thing can be done in humans. A proposal for human trial has been approved, Nathan said, and researchers are waiting on the development of a highly sensitive assay that can track immune cells that attack and destroy insulin-producing cells.

      “Denise is working feverishly to perfect the assay,” Nathan said. “It is trying to pick out a very small number of a huge population of cells, one in every 100,000. To try to go from mice to humans is a huge technical problem, and we cannot start any human studies until we have an assay for those autoimmune cells.”

      “We have patients who are coming in every day donating blood for testing,” Faustman said. Her estimate is that it will take 18 months for the tests and equipment necessary for a human trial to be ready. The trial will use injections of a well-known molecule called BCG to try to reverse the immune system attack, she said.

      Meanwhile, she said, “We are actually elated by these studies. For 20 years, the hope has been that humans can regenerate insulin-producing cells. When we began this work we were not even allowed to use the word ‘regeneration’ in our papers. By 2003, we were able to use the word. These three landmark papers are extraordinarily important.”

      http://www.forbes.com/lifestyle/health/feeds/hscout/2006/03/23/hscout531722.html

      More information

      For much more on diabetes, head to the American Diabetes Association.

      http://www.diabetes.org/home.jsp