Cures To Diabetes

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there underground cures for diabetes?
    I am not looking to bring out the truth or share what I discover.

    I am just seeking if I can cure diabetes so I won’t have to suffer through any more treatments. I feel like I wanna die.

    If it is being underground I wanna know for Me plz I am sick of No hope.

    Are there any cures for type1 diabetes????

    • ANSWER:
      Um, no, if there was a cure to diabetes, it certainly wouldn’t be underground, it would make whoever discovered it unbelieveably rich.

  2. 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.

  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:
    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.

  5. QUESTION:
    How can we stop people from promoting scam cures for diabetes?
    There is one guy on here that I have flagged dozens of times, but it doesn’t seem to do any good.
    Anita, thank you, thank you, thank you.
    I know that you know what I’m referring to. I won’t say it here, because thay might draw more attention to it.

    Emailing the FDA is good, too.

    • ANSWER:
      Good question. I know it takes yahoo about a million years to investigate these violators too. Perhaps those of us that are regulars to this category could band together and all thumbs down these scam artists. Then perhaps when people are coming here to seek honest knowledge, they may think twice about believing something with so many thumbs down. I’ll do my part.

  6. QUESTION:
    Diabetes????
    please any way to cure diabetes??? if so please help

    • ANSWER:
      There is no known cure. The best that is available is a treatment – medication or insulin injections or both.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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…

  10. QUESTION:
    I have read that there is a intestine surgery method to cure diabetes?
    I read that now diabetes can be CURED by a surgery, replacing small intestine parts, which are know as producing some insulin, to stomach where they can secrete insulin..is that true?

    • ANSWER:
      the only surgery even contemplated now to cure diabetes is a pancreatic transplant – is it really worth going down that direction?

      keep in mind that a) whilst you will not require insulin
      b) any transplant involves subduing your immune system which means you have to be extremely careful for any type of illness / infection and also there is no guarantee that whatever caused your diabetes in the first place that it will not happen again.

      i am diabetic but would not consider that an option, they are constantly coming up with new ideas though, so best wait and see a few more years down the line – something like using your own cell tissue to fix your pancreas sounds more realistic, even if it is still a long way off

  11. 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.

      :)

  12. 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

  13. QUESTION:
    Is there a registration fee for the walk to cure diabetes charity event? if so how much.?
    Is there a registration fee for the walk to cure diabetes charity event? if so how much. (i couldnt find info on site.) thanks
    sorry, haha, um,
    the walks for diabetes
    Los angeles, CA – dodger stadium
    11-7-10
    10 am- ?

    • ANSWER:
      tell people with diabetes (type 1 or 2) to go on the Raw Food Diet!

  14. 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.

  15. 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!

  16. QUESTION:
    Can you tell me the story that how to cure diabetes?
    I am interested to know how cure diabetes by the treatment of homeopathy. There are lot of remedy in homeopathy to copeup with diabetes symptom. So far I am concerned specifically there no remedy for diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure at the time for either Type I or Type II Diabetes. Diabetes can only be controlled. It sure would be great if you could come up with something that will work! You’d be very wealthy! Good luck!

  17. 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/

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I cure diabetes?
    Is there any cures yet to diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      How do you cure diabetes? You don’t. It’s a chronic condition that you have to manage every day.

  19. QUESTION:
    How is xenotransplantation helping to cure diabetes?
    I would like to a have a good reliable site. Thanks :D

    • ANSWER:
      It is not a cure.

  20. 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.

  21. 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 -

  22. 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/

  23. QUESTION:
    What are some possible solutions that researchers are using in an attempt to cure diabetes?
    Help!

    • ANSWER:
      There are so many considerations regarding health today and it should be alarming to everyone on the planet. How many elements on the Periodic Table? Only 92 of them are natural with the point being, what do you think is happening with the thousands of chemicals produced on the planet? They are cycling around the globe and through our bodies, through our food, we add more and are sick as a result.

      Anything unnatural to your body produces an autoimmune response where your body attacks the invader. Your body doesn’t recognize an acceptable level of toxicity, it is designed to eliminate them one way or another.

      Answer this question when you think about health of the environment that sustains all life including yours. How does a baby get mercury, banned pesticides, fire retardents, Teflon, incinerated garbage, plastics, fossil fuel emissions, cleaners and hundreds more chemicals inside their body before they take their first breath?

      Answer is mom drank, ate and breathed it without having to work in an industrial environment. Go to this website and scroll down to the picture of the fetus where you can click on the link to polluted newborns. Do you know how many were poisoned? All of them.

      Curing diabetes or anything is going to mean taking responsibility for our health with exercise, proper nutrition and not taking drugs treating symptoms. Medicine isn’t supposed to be poisons treating symptoms.

      Here is a link to a very unique group of health professionals employing alternative medicine in conjunction with western medicine and the results have been unparalleled in medicine. Your nerves are your bodies communication system, just like the wires in your house turn on light switches. This group uses a specifically designed magnetic field to increase nerve conduction signicantly.

      In double blind studies related to Diabetic Neuropathy, these specific magnetic products increased nerve conduction an average of 75% with a corresponding reduction in numbness, burning and tingling. http://www.thermoguy.com/pdfs/A_New-Wave_Therapy_for_Diabetic_Neuropathy.pdf

      http://www.thermoguy.com/pdfs/Diabetic_Article_From_United_Kingdom.pdf

      These magnetic field designs are being lectured in medical education programs and that means doctors as well as other medical professionals get CME Credits they need for licensing. Their lectures are the most advanced medical programs in the world as they discuss the bodies electrical problems with toxins. http://www.ihfglobal.com

      Here is a time-lapsed temperature video completed with one purpose in mind. If these magnetic designs weren’t doing anything, there would be no changes in physiology. http://www.thermoguy.com/magstride-time-lapse.wmv

      Contact them as their program is being lectured across North America and everyone needs to see it. It shocked me as it dealt with the simplicty of science, the molecules and electrons we are.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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…

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. 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

  30. 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!]

  31. 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

  32. QUESTION:
    What are some Fund-raising Options coming up in 2009? (Like Walk for the Cure, Diabetes Run… ETC…) ?
    Every month I do a different thing to help out. Like food drives, toy drives, blood drives, run for the cure (breast Cancer), Diabetes walk. I need some other ideas. If anybody has anything please let me know I really need the help.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a campaign to donate nets for Africa in order to prevent Malaria. You can help through different organizations, I recommend you to do it through JCI, since I am part of this organization.

      JCI, Junior Chamber International has different community programs. You can search the local and/or national organization nearest to you and find out by yourself what options are available.

  33. 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

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      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

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      “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

  34. QUESTION:
    When will stem cells cure diabetes?
    I’ve been reading many different articles on stem cells being the way to cure type 1 diabetes. I just haven’t found a straight answer for an approximate time for when it will be available for the public. I also haven’t been able to figure out if you will need to take immunity suppressors with the stem cell treatment. In fact, any info on it would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  35. 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

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. QUESTION:
    help me , diabetes cures ?
    im so worry , i went to a doctor but there was nothing change . i wwant to know mor about diabetes cures

    thanks for help

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for diabetes. All you can do is control it through diet and medication (depending on the type and severity of the diabetes).

  40. QUESTION:
    which food medication can totally cure diabetes?
    I need an expert on diabetes to tell me the food therapy that can cure diabetes. Is food therapy better than drugs. if it is better what makes food to be better than drugs. im dying slowly. kindly help me out

    • ANSWER:
      None. There is no cure for diabetes. It may not be what you want to hear but it’s true. Maybe someday there will be but as of now, there isn’t one.

      Believe me, I wish there was…and so do millions of other folks just like me.

      EMT
      type 1

  41. 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:

  42. QUESTION:
    what herbal medecine is known to cure diabetes?
    herbal medecine for diabetes that is accessible to everyone.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Jesus E

      Here are some answers on diet and tips to help the healing process. #7 has the herbs you requested.

      Diet: Proper diet is critical for both preventing and treating diabetes, especially Type II diabetes. One of the most important dietary precautions you can take is to eliminate all refined sugars and sugar products from your diet. Such products include refined sugar, corn syrup, cornstarch, dextrose, dextrin, fructose, fruit juice concentrates, glucose, lactose, malt, maltodextrin, maltose, mannitol, sorbitol, sorghum, sucrose, and xylitol. Honey, Maple syrup, Agaves or Chicory syrup must also be eliminated if you are pre-diabetic or diabetic. Also reduce or eliminate your intake of alcohol and caffeine. Remove fast food, refined foods, processed “junk” foods, soda, fried foods, and all products containing white flour. Choose quality protein snacks between meals, or soaked nuts, and fresh vegetables and vegetable only juices as between meal options.

      To help your body better regulate blood glucose levels, also reduce your overall carbohydrate intake, replacing simple carbohydrates with complex carbohydrate foods. This means use whole flours and grains, beans, legumes, and fresh fiber-rich vegetables, rather than choosing to eat refined foods. Eating five to six small meals a day, instead of the traditional three larger meals, can also help balance blood sugar levels and prevent excessively high insulin spikes after eating. In addition, a vegetarian diet high in organic vegetables and complex whole grains, along with small intakes of whole fruit that contains seeds or pits, rather than fruit juice, has also been found to be helpful for many people suffering from Type II diabetes. Jerusalem artichoke is another food that can help diabetics control blood sugar levels. A diet rich in healthy fats, such as avocados, nuts, seeds, extra virgin olive, raw virgin coconut butter and high lignin flax seed oil also supports you in maintaining level and stable blood sugar levels.

      Many Type II diabetes patients fare well on a diet that consist of 55 to 60 percent complex carbohydrates, 15 to 20 percent protein (with a minimum of 45 grams of protein per day), and 20 to 25 percent healthy fats. In addition, you should increase your fiber intake to a daily level of 40 to 50 grams of fiber, with 10 to 15 grams of soluble fiber. High-fiber foods like beans and whole grains can be added slowly, perhaps at a rate of one serving per week, along with an increase in your intake of pure, filtered water.

      Quick Action Plan for Diabetes

      1. Be aware for early signs of blood sugar problems. Have the proper yearly tests performed.

      2. Keep in mind that the goal of diabetic treatment and self-care is to restore blood sugar levels close to normal and to correct related metabolic disorders. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by eating small, frequent meals throughout the day that emphasize fresh, organic foods that are low on the glycemic scale, such as raw and lightly steamed vegetables, low sugar whole fruits, nuts, seeds, whole grains and legumes, yams, wild fish, poultry, lean cuts of beef, bison meal lamb or veal.

      3. Minimize or eliminate your intake of simple carbohydrates and all sugars, as well as tobacco and processed “junk foods.” In addition, reduce your intake of alcohol and caffeine. Both alcohol and caffeine could be enjoyed on special occasions, rather than daily or even weekly habits.

      4. Remain hydrated; drinking adequate quantities of pure water is essential for all aspects of your health.

      5. Engage in regular light exercise and stress reduction because they are keys to maintaining lower levels of blood sugar.

      6. Consider supplementing with nutrients such as B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, chromium, magnesium, potassium, essential fatty acids, CoQ10, alpha lipoic acid, and vanadium. Stabilized rice bran supplements can also be helpful.

      7. Herbs such as astragalus, bitter melon, fenugreek, garlic, ginseng, Gymnema sylvestre, and huerque can also provide significant benefits.

      8. If you have already developed Type I or Type II diabetes, combine the above self-care natural cures with professional care from a holistically oriented physician or other alternative health care practitioner. Particularly useful professional care therapies for treating and preventing diabetes include chelation therapy, food allergy testing, parasite testing and if necessary, cleansing, oxygen therapy, and professional dietary and nutritional counseling. Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine can also be helpful.

      9. Prevention, if you are pre-disposed and managing a diabetic condition, is a life-long commitment. By committing to the guidelines above, you can significantly improve your symptoms, and, if you suffer from Type II diabetes, quite possibly reverse them altogether. Implementing diet and lifestyle changes can help improve your energy levels, and your confidence in your ability to experience greater health.

      Best of health to you

  43. QUESTION:
    How many of you are doing the telus walk to cure diabetes?
    in Ottawa June 8th???
    Rose-Ottawa,Canada…….. go to telus.com for info:)

    • ANSWER:
      I picked up a phamplet for a run in Calgary, around stampede time, for Canadian Diabetes Association, should be interesting!

  44. QUESTION:
    Has anybody heard the rumor about a man that got rid of his diabetes by eating ants?Maybe it was the chitin…
    I heard this rumor a LONG time ago, could there be a scientific basis to this? Maybe ants, or specifically the ants he ate (if it is true) had a compound that helps, fights or cures diabetes. Ants, and for that matter, insects in general have CHITIN. This is dietary fiber that comes from animals. Shellfish also have chitin. Fiber is always good in the diet and for diabetics it is even better, because it usually lowers the GI (glycemic index) of the food in question, keeping blood glucose levels stable. I heard this rumor in th news, a long time ago. It was covered in a sensationalist manner, so this is probably not true. Nevertheless, the question is scientific and I am asking this question in a serious manner. Serious answers would be appreciated. Thank all of you.

    • ANSWER:
      No never heard that one. I don’t know all that much about Type 2 diabetics but there is no cure for Type 1 you can control your blood sugars with insulin but it will not cure it.

  45. QUESTION:
    I have a question about diabetes?
    Lately on tv, I’ve been seeing commercials saying stuff like ‘Donate to cure diabetes’ and ‘Donate to cure juvenille diabetes’.
    Why differentiate between the two like that? Is there a difference between the diabetes in adults and the diabetes in kids? It’s the same disease, right?

    • ANSWER:
      There are two different types of diabetes. Type 1 (used to be known as juvenile diabetes), and type 2 (also known as adult onset). There are two large groups that do diabetes research – the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). Both are legitimate organizations dedicated to research for the cure and new treatments for diabetes, but JDRF focuses entirely on type 1. Be sure to check out any organization that you choose to donate to if it is other than ADA or JDRF because there are lots of scammers out there looking to make money off of people’s sympathy.

  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:
    How to cure diabetes without medicines?

    • ANSWER:
      first off, do NOT take anything anyone says here as medical advice. You need to talk to a doctor. Diabetes is serious and it is unique in each person.

      depending on what type you have, you might be able to adjust your diet, exercise more, or make other lifestyle adjustments. But, seek a doctor’s advice first.

  48. QUESTION:
    how effective is amzylite for curing diabetes or atleast to treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      Its just another hoax. Gets your hopes up then drops you. A scam.

      Tin

  49. QUESTION:
    Cures for type 2 Diabetes?
    I’m doing school homework. What research is being done into cures for diabetes? I’ve done one of type 1 diabetes.. But what methods are there to ‘cure’ or help treat type 2 Diabetes? I’ve been googling, but so far… hardly anything is helping me :/ Any help/Knowledge is helpful

    • ANSWER:
      Type 1 Diabetes is caused by the failure of an internal organ called the PANCREAS. The pancreas make insulin, and when the pancreas fails you become diabetic. At this time, there is NO CURE for Type 1 Diabetes. It is TREATED by taking insulin injection to replace the insulin that the pancreas no longer makes.

      Type 2 Diabetes is a LIFESTYLE disease. It is caused by being overweight. When this happens, the pancreas is STILL WORKING (probably normally), but you have “too much body” for the amount of insulin produced.

      The treatment for Type 2 Diabetes is simple: Eat less, exercises more, and lose weight. Until the patient is entirely successful t this, they may need various medication, adn even insulin injections. But once the Type 2 Diabetic gets their body weight and diet under control, the symptoms of diabetes will go away.

      THERE IS NO CURE FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES!! It can be CONTROLLED, but if the patient reverts back to their old lazy, eat-anything habits, they will gain weight and the diabetes will return

  50. QUESTION:
    Dia-IonX cures pet diabetes? is that true??
    Dia-IonX claims it cures pet diabetes? Can this claim be true? Could it be harmful to try? My 8 year old pug was diagnosed with diabetes just a few days ago. The poor baby is suffering, and I can’t stand to watch him this way. Please help any way you can. Thank you in advance for your assistance!

    • ANSWER:
      I searched the net and hope that it helps you best way is to take your pet to a vet.

      DiaIonX will address your pet’s blood sugar and will help stop the progression of your pet’s cataract problem as you put your pet’s blood sugar in control. Apply a couple of drops daily in your pet’s eyes along with the daily intake in the drinking water.

      Your pet will experience a noticeable blood glucose level drop within two weeks of starting on DIAiONX™. At the end of 30 days, the drop will be significant.

      DIAiONX primary action is to naturally and gently heal your pet, which takes time. It does NOT artificially and instantly force blood sugar levels way lower like drugs or insulin. As your pet approaches normal levels, you will see blood sugar levels taper off. Your pet will not drop 50 points if they do not need it. Clinical tests have shown that pets with normal blood glucose levels do not experience a drop.

      As your pet heals, its body will regulate its own correct insulin production, as it should. It does NOT artificially and instantly force you to produce more insulin, like some drugs.

      The effectiveness of DIAiONX™ will help reduce the amount and frequency of insulin usage. With a healthy lifestyle and prolonged use of DIAiONX™

      DIAiONX is taken two ways. DIAiONX should be placed in pet’s drinking water, 20 drops per 8 oz of water. Also a dosage should be placed directly into your pet’s mouth.


Cures For Diabetes Uk

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Have you heard about the 7 people who were cured of Type II Diabetes in the UK?

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/severe-low-calorie-diet-reverses-diabetes-231427394.html

    They were put on a 600 calorie per day diet for 8 weeks. 7 of 11 people were cured and still free of symptoms after 18 months.
    I was going by what the article said. It said 7 people could go off medication and eat a sensible diet and the pancreas worked on its own again.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I saw that too.

      It is amazing how such shitty pseudo-science can actually be published in a reputable journal.

      I’d craft a rebuttal but a better writer than me has already done it, have a look : http://diabetesupdate.blogspot.com/2011/06/idiotically-dangerous-diet-reverses.html

  2. QUESTION:
    is there a cure yet for diabetes in the uk or anywhere in the world?

    • ANSWER:
      As of now, diabetes remains a problem to be solved. There are however drugs aimed to prevent its symptoms from occurring, whch would depend if ur type 1 or 2. Type 1s have to take insulin regularly. type 2s(from too much glucose) take oral antidiabetics. New researches are geared towards preventing the disease itself from occurring especially if u have risks, and as i’ve recently learned here, stem cells for its treatment.

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is ladyfingers capable of retarding, arresting and curing the deadly disease diabetes?
    Okra (pronounced US: /ˈoʊkrə/, UK: /ˈɒkrə/) is a flowering plant in the mallow family (along with such species as cotton, cocoa, and hibiscus), valued for its edible green fruits, which are also called okra, lady’s fingers, or gumbo. Okra’s scientific name is Abelmoschus esculentus; it is occasionally referred to as Hibiscus esculentus L.

    • ANSWER:
      Ladyfingers is the best vegetable capable of curing the troublesome disease called diabetes…. Please note that another name for Lady Finger (Bhindi) is “OKRA “. Take two pieces of Lady Finger (Bhindi) and remove/cut both ends of each piece. Also put a small cut in the middle and put these two pieces in a glass of water. Cover the glass and keep it at room temperature during the night.

      Early morning, before breakfast simply remove two pieces of lady Finger (Bhindi) from the glass and drink that water.

      Keep doing it on a daily basis. Within two weeks, you will see remarkable results in the reduction of your SUGAR level.

  5. QUESTION:
    Does this mean that they have found a……?! CLICK HERE; ;]?
    Does this mean that they have found a cure for diabetes?
    Is it a tablet that you would have to take?! does it cure you’re diabetes?

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/4/20090907/tuk-breakthrough-in-fight-against-diabet-dba1618.html

    *Any NEW Updates About This?*

    [btw; im diabetic so i just hope that they have found a cure and that it actually works (: ]

    thanks. x

    • ANSWER:
      hmm we’ll have to wait and see. I hope so, if God wills.

      Also u know, try black seed oil. like put a teaspoon in a cup and then had a teaspoon of honey and then drink it every day. It really helps. :)

  6. QUESTION:
    Can UK-trained Osteopaths Cure Baldness?
    A certain amusing UK-trained osteopath was busted recently for falsely claiming to be a doctor (he protests: “I only use the title occasionally”).

    To deflect criticism, he charges that skeptics mock only obsolete osteopathic treatments. As usual, he’s missed the point. The object is to demonstrate osteopaths’ continuing inadequate criteria for evidence. Andrew Taylor Still, the founder of Osteopathy, claimed, for example, to absolutely cure yellow fever, malaria, diphtheria, rickets, piles, diabetes, dandruff, constipation and obesity, all through physical manipulation. He also claimed absolutely to be able to grow 3″ of hair on a bald head in one week, also through physical osteopathic manipulation.

    So, was Still lying, or was he delusional? Which is it? Probably both. Still was widely judged (even by his own family) of being mentally ill. Almost all the biographical data in Still’s highly amusing autobiography has been found false or grossly exaggerated (this seems to be a common pattern among osteopaths…).

    The point is, delusion and sloppy standards of evidence are regular characteristics of UK-pattern osteopathy even today. Take, for example, today’s Cranial Osteopathy (or its close cousin craniosacral therapy, or several other variations). Practitioners, (such as our bogus “doctor”) convince themselves they can place their fingers on a patient’s skull and command brain fluids to change direction, this “facilitating” some vaguely positive change in the body. Cranial osteopaths claim TODAY to treat the following diseases with cranial osteopathic skull feel-ups:
    allergy, arthritis, asthma, autism, birth trauma, bone disorders, bronchitis, cerebral palsy, colic, depression, digestive problems, dyslexia, hormonal imbalance, impotence, infertility, rheumatism, spinal curvature, stroke, cancer, and many other diseases.
    (Incidentally, the Advertising Standards body of the UK recently told them to stop making these bogus claims).

    So what do responsible (mostly USA-based) Osteopaths think of Cranial Osteopathy and its variants? Two professors at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine:

    “Our own and previously published findings suggest that the proposed mechanism for cranial osteopathy is invalid and that interexaminer (and, therefore, diagnostic) reliability is approximately zero. Since no properly randomized, blinded, and placebo-controlled outcome studies have been published, we conclude that cranial osteopathy should be removed from curricula of colleges of osteopathic medicine and from osteopathic licensing examinations”.

    Osteopathy, as practiced in the UK (and unfortunately among too many USA-based osteopaths) remains deeply quacky and delusional. So, if as some osteopaths claim, A. T. Still was not a liar, do they believe osteopathic manipulation can cure baldness?

    • ANSWER:
      Lightning, after all that you didn’t answer the question. Do osteopaths believe osteopathic manipulation can cure baldness?

      I have a personal interest…

      ——-
      EDIT: @Goodhealth Surfing, no – that wasn’t the question buddy. In any case I don’t see any claims here that ‘conventional’ medicine can cure baldness, so you are setting up a strawman and that is NOT the logic used in the skeptical process. FAIL.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw_man

  7. QUESTION:
    How to work onown reserach idea?
    I have finished my Masters in Biotechnology from UK.During my Masters I worked on the cure of Diabetes Type-1 by using embroyonic stem cell. I want to work on my idea. But I dnt know where to approach and how to work for this. Please provide me all relevant information.

    • ANSWER:
      Hey I m 2 a Biotech Graduate and intending to move UK for my masters, in my advice you should search in world how many labs/Professors of different Universities are working on topic of ur interest /research and send them your Idea as abstract with wish to do PhD under,they will surely apply +vly if they find your abstract attractive. And if you are applying in US then do give GRE before applying.

      All the best
      abhi4biotech@gmail.com
      www.atbiotechbook.com
      A good book for biotech beginners
      and to earn part time by writing articles

  8. QUESTION:
    The way this world works, will diabetes ever be cured?
    From Wikipedia:
    Exubera, inhalable insulin developed by Pfizer, was approved for use in 1-2006. In 4-2006, the UK’s NIH advised against the use of inhalable insulin on the grounds that avoiding injections did not justify the higher cost of the new product, estimated at £1100 per year. The NIH recommended in 6-2006 that diabetics should use Exubera only if they could establish 1) a medically proven fear of insulin injections or 2) chronic problems with their insulin injection sites.

    Novo Nordisk, filed a lawsuit against Pfizer on 8-2006, claiming patent infringement, seeking both compensatory damages and injunctive relief. Novo sought an injunction preventing the release of Pfizer’s 9-2006 launch of Exubera. A federal judge delayed a decision on Novo Nordisk’s request for injunctive relief until 12-2006 court hearing. Pfizer’s answer contends Novo wants to deny diabetics access to Exubera because it’s the only FDA approved inhalable insulin & would hurt Novo Nordisk’s business.
    The above evidence supports my theory that all major diseases and complications will never really be cured. We as diabetics are pharmaceutical companies’ cash cows. If they can help us a little, it will be at an outrageous monetary cost. On top of that, even if there is a success, another company will attempt to squash it. Sick, huh? Is capitalism really a good thing for medical advancement? Something is really screwy here. Your comments?
    I don’t want this to turn into an FDA battle. I honestly belive the FDA does a good job keeping crap and quacks out of the mix. The FDA makes decisions on the results of clinical trials. I have administered clinical trials, so I know that it is a lengthy and tedious process that requires decisions based on statistics using sample populations. Please do not disregard the FDA process. It is very sound and keeps people alive and well.

    It is the greed factor of the companies involved that is so disturbing and inhibiting.

    Lots of people are jumping on the stem cell bandwagon thinking there is hope for many things, but nothing has been proven. In fact, around a year ago, some major Korean researcher was totally disgraced by all his research lies in stem cells. Many others’ work were based on his research. FDA approval is strict and stringent. Thank God for that. Thank the Devil for the greedy health care industry.

    • ANSWER:
      When was the last time any big moneymaking disease was cured? In this advanced scientific age you would think quite often. I don’t have an exact answer, but I can’t think of anything recent. It would not be profitable for the pharmaceutical companies. So instead, we just get better ways to control our disease and we live longer so that they can make even more money from us. Will it ever happen? Probably. Will it happen in our lifetime? Doubtful.

  9. QUESTION:
    Why do we spend so much money on finding a cure for AIDS?
    Diabetes kills 20 times more people in the UK, yet receives only 2% of the money spent on AIDS research

    • ANSWER:
      good question…i don’t know

  10. QUESTION:
    Should I have received a violation notice for calling out this guy as spam and possibly endangering the health
    of others:

    THERE IS FULL CURE FOR DIABETES WITH MY NEW HERBAL REMEDY. I have tested is on a number of persons and it?
    I have tested the plant extract severaly and it had worked for them, and this treatment is maximum 2 weeks cure. If you doupt it, then give it a try. fill free to contact me. on thompson607@yahoo.co.uk
    Dr. Thompson

    1 hour ago – 3 days left to answer. – 2 answers – Report Abuse
    You’ve already answered this question.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/my/profile;_ylc=X3oDMTBxZjVlc3FkBF9TAwRzZWMDdXNyX3VzcgRzbGsDc2VuZGVy?show=Jxu321Toaa

    • ANSWER:
      No, you should not.
      I would report that person for advertising/spam.
      And yes, that’s reckless of him to be pushing some home remedy as a cure for diabetes.

      Put the link to his profile.

      Looks like his “question” was removed.

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

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

    I have never drank or smoked at all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Below is a list of medication.

    on wake up:
    Lercanidipine 10mg

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

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

    Before bed:
    simvastatin 40

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

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

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

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

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

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

  12. QUESTION:
    so we all agree that cannabis should be legal?
    no matter how much research you do, you will not find any solid reasons for weed being illegal, this is because there are none.

    How can somethings that grows naturally be illegal? it is an amazing plant with so many magical features, medically it does wonders, its the only cure for glaucoma , it cures asthema, insomnia, diabetes, lung cancer, migraines and much more.

    there has never been a reported death from an overdose of weed. and it is estimated to take a small office full of weed to make kill you.

    i genuinely cant think of a bad thing about weed, and think that people only make up bad things about it because it is labeled as a drug so that instantly class all users as drug addicts but in reality a cannabis user is very unlikely to commit crime because when it comes to it they would much prefer to just sit down to a movie and cup of tea.

    this song is an excellent example of how weed is better than alcohol:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwDRBm-qbQI

    if you agree with me that cannabis should be legal, even if you dont smoke it yourself please go on this website and join the lca and together we can get it legalised.

    http://www.lca-uk.org/

    jah bles
    xx

    • ANSWER:
      Cures lung cancer and etc.? You are a prime example of what it does to the brain. So no, not for it being legal.

  13. QUESTION:
    Ban on Stem Cell Research Funding Lifted. Break out the Champagne?
    Obama today lifted the 8 year ban on federal funding for stem-cell research by executive order. Given the headlines I thought this would be a good time to resurface the (friendly) debate.

    I read the book by Ian Wilmut and Keith Campbell almost 10 years ago- about Dolly the sheep, about biomedical research, and about it’s promises. Here is my argument supporting stem cell research.

    Do you know anyone with one or more of the following?

    Parkinsons, Alzheimer’s diseases, spinal cord injury, stroke, burns, heart disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia, lymphoma, liver disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis, brain disease, blindness, deafness, HIV, or aids?

    Studies show these can all be treated or even cured using stem cell treatment. Recently, there are reports of a low-cost procedure to -cure- heart attacks using stem cells (see link below).

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-415156/Stem-cell-cure-heart-attacks.html

    What’s more important? The survival of an embryonic cell or the survival of the boy in the article below? His fatal disease was -cured- using stem cells.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2008/jun/07/science/sci-stem7

    Some individuals say killing embryonic cells is equivalent to murder- but by that logic don’t I commit mass murder every time I sneeze, or scratch my arm, as both actions kill millions of cells?
    Shane- read the title of my question- i am not misinformed. You just are’nt reading the question

    • ANSWER:
      I’m breaking out the champagne for A LOT of things he’s done this short week. Good for him. People who are against stem cell research are more commonly misinformed on what it is and don’t understand the science of it. I hope we get some good results from this research soon because it’s been a LONG time coming.
      And yes bush didn’t ban the research but he banned federal funding which is how a lot of companies and researchers get their money. So it did put a HUGE damper in being able to research and having pharmacy companies even wanting to try. Again some people don’t know what they are talking about.

      Anyway, Hooray Obama!

  14. QUESTION:
    Is Type 2 giving Type 1 a bad name?
    I strongly believe that type 1 and type 2 diabetes should have different names, i.e. not both referred to as “diabetes”. Type 1 diabetes suffers due to it’s sharing it’s name with type2.

    Type 1 diabetes is genetic, and it is not brought on by something the sufferer did. It was out of his/her hands and they did nothing to cause the illness.

    Some will argue that type 2 diabetes is also genetic, but we all know, and it cannot be denied, that type 2 is avoidable. The reason that sufferers get type2 diabetes is 99% down to their lifestyle. They didn’t have to get it, unlike the type 1 sufferer who had no say. Even in the UK alone, a new case of type2 diabetes is diagnosed every 13 seconds and it’s due to obesity, smoking, eating too many fatty foods and generally lifestyle choices.

    The vast majority of books dedicated to diabetes are about how to avoid getting it, which is unfair to the type 1 sufferers as they cannot avoid it.

    Because 90%+ sufferers have type 2, it takes away from funding in type 1 and finding a cure. The two illnesses should not have the same name. Type 1 is unavoidable and we need to tackle and research the causes, whereas type 2 could always have been avoided. It’s sad for type1 sufferers because all of the media reports talk about how diabetes is linked to obesity and it’s not true for type 1, which I think of as true diabetes. Type 1 sufferers must be sick of people thinking they have it because of poor lifestyles.

    Type 2 is giving diabetes a bad name and image in society. Type2 should keep the term “diabetes” as they have stigmatised it and type1 should get a new name. They are not the same!
    I am soooo not alone Just found the following web page:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/riva-greenberg/the-type-1-versus-type-2_b_611662.html

    Shocking how similar the views are to mine

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with you, but only that type 2 diabetes should have a different name. Even people who have absolutely no genetic family history of diabetes can get type 1 diabetes. ALL of the type 1 diabetics I have talked to either face to face or online had some kind of viral infection, often with a high fever for several days, before they were diagnosed. For those who want to give my response a thumbs down, you honestly don’t know what you are talking about. Type 2 definitely can be genetic. Type 1 may not be, although if there is a genetic predisposition for type 2 diabetes because of racial heritage, like Native American Indian blood, you may be more susceptible to developing type 1 if you get a viral infection. I had roseola, a strep infection, when a 1 year and 8 months old. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 26 months old in May, 1955. A young adult who was diagnosed with type 1 in her 20′s had had pneumonia. Two brother’s had chicken pox before they were diagnosed. I suspect Mary Tyler Moore also had some type of viral infection before she was diagnosed in 1969. I also believe that type 1 diabetes is NOT a “conventional” auto-immune disease, as the paradigm for the last 25 years or so claims. Have your EVER heard of a type 1 diabetic going into remission where they need significantly less insulin for weeks or months, discounting the effects that male or female hormone cycles can have? I haven’t, but there very well may be gaps in my knowledge that I am not aware of. I didn’t know until September 1 this year that Type 1 diabetics can become insulin resistant. I’ve been a type 1 diabetic for almost 55.5 years, long before there WAS a type 1 and type 2. Even though I am now taking two shots of Levimer and 4 shots of Novolog a day, all of my doses are less than 10 units. The nursing home I was in for 3 months was giving me 18 units of Levimer twice a day, and they couldn’t figure why my BS was dropping into the 40′s (mg/dcl) around 4 am after the midnight to 2 am dose of Levimer. Then they forgot to give me ANY Levimer for two or three days. Of course I was throwing up at meals (fortunately I was eating in my room most of the time) because my blood sugar was in the 400′s and 500′s. The doctor, who specialized in respiratory problems ( I had double pneumonia when I was admitted to the hospital), and the physician’s assistant ( who owned the nursing home along with his wife) had me on Glucophage and Januvia , oral medications for type 2 diabetes as well. Glucophage is for insulin resistant type 2. My “sister” in New Orleans who is an M.D. and is now a type 2, takes Glucophage (and Avendia. Yikes!) The nursing home didn’t put me on a diabetic feeding formula until I threatened to make a big stink about it. Thank goodness the one excellent night shift LPN told me that it wasn’t a diabetic formula..

      Sorry. I’m letting off steam. I was released from the nursing home on May 9. I know MANY medical personnel, including M.D.s, do not realize that type 1 and type 2 are almost two different diseases. Then there the diabetics who have low tolerance for fructose or lactose, but not sucrose. Those are different types of diabetes, not diabetes mellitus.

      (My “sister” is not my blood sister. We were both only children raised by older parents in the 1950′s and 1960′s. We’ve been close friends for more than 39 years, mostly because we think alike. We can have a conversation while driving two different cars, and finish each other ‘s sentences. She’s the only friend who can follow the sudden “left turns” in my conversation without warning. Her conversation can take left turns too. ;-D )

  15. QUESTION:
    Spme questions regarding Dibetes?
    1.What is Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)? What is the main difference?
    2.What are the main risk factors for Type 2 DM?
    3.What is the main treatment for DM?
    4.Is there a cure?
    5.Approximately how many people suffer from DM? Say whether your figures are for England, the UK or some other well-defined geographical area.
    6.What is the main psychological burden of DM?

    • ANSWER:
      Type 1 diabetes is when the pancreas makes little to no insulin. This person must take up to 6 injections of insulin each day. The pancreas may have been attacked by a virus at some point and damaged it. This is just a theory, they don’t know for sure why the pancreas stops making insulin. Type 1 can be diagnosed anywhere from birth all the way to about the age of 35.
      Type 2 diabetes many times starts out with the person being insulin resistant. This is when the pancreas is making lots of insulin, but the body does not use it correctly. In some cases, the pancreas actually makes too much insulin and the body just does not know what to do with it all. Type 2 is usually treated with oral medications, insulin, or both. About 11% of those with type 2 can control their disease with diet and exercise for many years, but in time, later in life, the pancreas becomes tired and worn out, and no longer can do its job, and the person must now take some kind of medication to control it. Type 2 is normally diagnosed from around the age of 40 and up, although, it is not uncommon for it to be diagnosed at earlier ages. Both types of diabetics must watch their diets and limit the amount of carbs they eat and get some daily exercise. There is no cure for either kind of diabetes except a pancreas transplant. Regardless of what people think, type 2 cannot be cured any more than type 1. Although some type 2 diabetics can control with diet and exercise, it is not a cure, and is not reversed….only controlled. Eating too much sugar, or junk food, and not being active enough does NOT cause diabetes. It is a problem with the pancreas and how the body uses insulin. Most type 2 diabetics (62%) are not, or ever have been overweight. Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes itself, can cause some weight gain in those that are insulin resistant. Both types of diabetes are many times genetic, especially type 2. If one or more of your parents have diabetes, you are in a high risk category.
      In the U.S. there are 120 million men, and 11.5 million women with diabetes. Of these 5 to 10% have type 1 and 90 to 95% have type 2.
      Approximately 186,300 people under the age of 20 have type 1 and 2 diabetes. (U.S)
      The main burden of diabetes of any kind is learning how to eat to keep your blood sugars in good range.

      Here is a little more information I just got…
      World wide, type 1 diabetes has been increasing at about 3% a year. Type 2 is increasing at a much faster rate. In Australia alone, ther has been a 300% increase in the last 20 years or so. China is another country where the % rate is climbing. Currently China and India are home to about 40 million people with diabetes…each. United States has about 24 million. (with type 1) Rates of type 1 diabetes are highest in Italy and Finland. Here the proportion of children under 15 who have type 1 60 times high as in some other countries. Populations experiencing the largest rise in type 2 diabetes are those of non-European descent, such as Asians Hispanics, blacks and indigenous populations

  16. QUESTION:
    “Diabetics Cured By Stem-cell Treatment”?
    Do you think this might influence the hearts and minds of diabetics who are opposed to stem cell research on moral or religious grounds?

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article1637528.ece

    “Diabetics using stem-cell therapy have been able to stop taking insulin injections for the first time, after their bodies started to produce the hormone naturally again.

    In a breakthrough trial, 15 young patients with newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes were given drugs to suppress their immune systems followed by transfusions of stem cells drawn from their own blood…..”

    Try tell us what you think about this issue without bashing, Thanks! Love ya all!

    • ANSWER:
      I am an insulin dependent diabetic and news like this is truly amazing.

  17. QUESTION:
    How many of your relations are alive, thanks to the NHS?
    When my mum was born there was no NHS. She had a difficult childhood, due to illness. She spent a lot of time in hospital at great expense to my grandparents. Complications from all that led to her needing a heart operation almost 30 years ago. She got that on the NHS for free. They’ve basically extended her life by decades. She’s an old woman now, and is currently in hospital again. She keeps falling foul to old age. Basically they keep her going and going. The NHS has fixed her heart, cured her cancer, caught and controlled her diabetes, they’ve rescued her from pneumonia and a few other complicated stomach problems. She’s had her money’s worth.

    I know that things go wrong sometimes, but the NHS is a valuable institution. Why are people so keen to knock it?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/events/nhs_at_50/special_report/123511.stm

    MRSA is a curse. Sorry to hear that.
    Kiki, that is shocking. My mum actually received what was supposed to be the best possible heart valve at the time. It was made in the USA. It was subsequently found that many of them had production faults that caused the death of a number of patients. Fortunately mum’s has been a good one. The private system made faulty goods.
    Circus Beardy. That is exactly what has happened to me. I used to have a good dentist, who went private. There’s a lack of NHS dentists in my town now, because the majority have gone over to private practice, which is a disgrace.

    • ANSWER:
      Thank you for posting this thread. I hope it gets a lot of informative answers. I live in the United States. I am one of the lucky ones, who currently has health insurance. But here are some things I’ve actually witnessed or heard about regarding people in my community:

      My uncle has had some heart problems and had to have bypass surgery. Even with insurance, they owed ,000 after his recent surgery.

      A couple in my town had a preemie baby. They had insurance, but even after insurance paid what it would, they were left with ,000 in debt. They took out a second mortgage on their house.

      My uncle was in a bad car accident. He was in ICU for like two months. His bill was about 0,000 when he died.

      A co-worker with cancer (and the same health insurance as me) is approaching her lifetime cap of what they will spend (,000,000). She does not know what she will do to pay her medical bills after that.

      A man in a local town was in a bad car accident and had to have multiple surgeries. His bill was approaching ,000,000.

  18. QUESTION:
    Stem cell research will never ever work???
    Two or three years ago, a commercial with a bunch of celebrities opposing stem cell research came out, They claimed that stem cells will never provide any useful medical treatments. Everyone knew that in reality, there motives were religious. I wrote a question a couple years ago on here stating that I supported stem cell research. Half the people responded by calling me a baby killer. If you read the link above, you will know that they have now cured a few people who have type 1 diabetes with stem cell therapy and now they are trying to cure cancer with the same therapy. After all the name calling people like me had to endure from idiotic religious people for supporting stem cell research, it’s finally nice to throw it back into their faces that we were right. It’s also nice to finally be able to hold them accountable for the suffering of all those who did not receive the treatment in time.

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article1637528.ece

    • ANSWER:
      Couldn’t agree with you more!

      This has been one of the most maddening things I’ve seen with the recent fundamentalist movement in the US. Most of the people that are so against this kind of research don’t have a clue what it entails beyond something they heard in bible study; which is unfortunately very typical behavior for a believer. A little corrupted “knowledge” can cause a great deal of harm in the hands of the wrong people.

      Certainly, now we have been able to obtain some stem cells from other sources, but the advances we are now just beginning to see have been pushed back for the better part of a decade. How many people have suffered and died needlessly because of a minority group of bigoted, deluded jack-asses? This should be nothing short of a criminal offense in my opinion.

      -”It’s not what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you’re sure you know, but are wrong about, that causes your downfall.”

  19. QUESTION:
    Sky News: A Hindu group in India release a soft drink made from cow’s urine, would you consider drinking it?
    SKY NEWS HEADLINE: Holy Cow! Hindus Plan Wee Drink

    A Hindu group in India is taking healthy living to the extreme – with plans to release a soft drink made from cow’s urine.

    “Cow urine offers a cure for around 70 to 80 incurable diseases like diabetes. All are curable by cow urine,” said Om Prakash, the head of the RSS cow protection department.

    “It is useful for the whole country and the world as well.”

    link: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090212/twl-holy-cow-hindus-plan-wee-drink-3fd0ae9.html

    • ANSWER:
      I was told they were planning on calling it “mellow Yellow”

      A lot of Hindus do drink Cow’s Urine during festival times…..but I will definitely stay well clear of it when I next visit India. But who knows – If I didn’t know what I was drinking I may even like it….but the mere thought makes me feel sick!


Cures Of Diabetes

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Are there underground cures for diabetes?
    I am not looking to bring out the truth or share what I discover.

    I am just seeking if I can cure diabetes so I won’t have to suffer through any more treatments. I feel like I wanna die.

    If it is being underground I wanna know for Me plz I am sick of No hope.

    Are there any cures for type1 diabetes????

    • ANSWER:
      Um, no, if there was a cure to diabetes, it certainly wouldn’t be underground, it would make whoever discovered it unbelieveably rich.

  2. QUESTION:
    Do you know that the bark of an Indian tree cures diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      I didn’t think there was a cure for diabetes. What is the reference for that?

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. QUESTION:
    How can we stop people from promoting scam cures for diabetes?
    There is one guy on here that I have flagged dozens of times, but it doesn’t seem to do any good.
    Anita, thank you, thank you, thank you.
    I know that you know what I’m referring to. I won’t say it here, because thay might draw more attention to it.

    Emailing the FDA is good, too.

    • ANSWER:
      Good question. I know it takes yahoo about a million years to investigate these violators too. Perhaps those of us that are regulars to this category could band together and all thumbs down these scam artists. Then perhaps when people are coming here to seek honest knowledge, they may think twice about believing something with so many thumbs down. I’ll do my part.

  6. 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!

  7. QUESTION:
    How come you can not cure diabetes?
    I know there are treatments for diabetes but I do not know the reason on why you can not cure diabetes, any type of diabetes. Please Help! Thank You.

    • ANSWER:
      It all boils down to the fact that it is just too complicated to cure.
      Many people have had pancreas transplants but the transplant is difficult due to the fact that the pancreas is very delicate and not everyone is an organ donor. Right now they only do these transplants when someone is dying from diabetic complications. My uncle had a pancreas/kidney transplant and lived for 15 years until he had a heart attack.

      Doctors all over the US and Canada have been working on islet cell transplantation. I know that in Philadelphia they had cured several people this past summer. The islet cell transplantation is only in the clinical trial stages right now. The medical community has recently found a better way to transplant these cells and they have had better results but it will be years before this is available to all diabetics. I was in the clinical trial in Philly and only know all of this info because I asked. I unfortunately had other health problems and had to drop out.

      The medical community has been working for years on an artificial pancreas or implantable insulin pump. There have been way too many problems with these however.

      There seems to be new discoveries and hope on the horizon everyday. I’ve been reading for years that a cure is just around the corner. Hopefully one day soon someone will find the thing that finally works perfectly.

  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:
    How true that Omega 3 substance from tuna can cure diabetes?
    Diabetes is the one of the killer disease today.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s not true. There is no cure for Diabetes. However, with Type 2 Diabetes ( Adult Onset or Lifestyle Diabetes) if a person loses weight, eats healthy, exercise and, monitoring of blood sugar levels, then they may no longer require oral hypoglycemics ( to lower blood sugar) and/or insulin. Omega 3 fatty acids are helpful with some conditions because it helps the body to build healthy new cells. There are studies that suggest that fish oil is good for heart health, reduction of bad cholesterol and, there is some evidence that it may reduce blood sugar levels but, it does not cure Diabetes. I hope that this helped some. Here’s a web:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega-3_fatty_acid

  10. 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.

      :)

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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!

  15. QUESTION:
    Can you tell me the story that how to cure diabetes?
    I am interested to know how cure diabetes by the treatment of homeopathy. There are lot of remedy in homeopathy to copeup with diabetes symptom. So far I am concerned specifically there no remedy for diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure at the time for either Type I or Type II Diabetes. Diabetes can only be controlled. It sure would be great if you could come up with something that will work! You’d be very wealthy! Good luck!

  16. QUESTION:
    Are there any known alternative cures for Diabetes?
    Looking for an alternative or otherwise cure or aid in dramatically reducing the blood sugar level of diabetics.

    • ANSWER:
      Not a one. There is a widespread back of the mind conviction among many that there exists an entire alternative medical structure (ancient knowledge, traditional approaches, …) which offers cures or treatment ordinary medicine does not. That’s a false belief, by and large. Any natural cures which worked as well as ordinary medicine would be quite prominent indeed and wouldn’t remain alternative for very long.

      consider, in the case of diabetes alone, that a plant long known to help with diabetes (goat’s rue) is the source of Glucophage (metformin) and the biguanides generally. Gila monsters (the poisonous lizard from the N American SW desert) is the source of a new diabetes drug nearing approval and release for clinical use. An herb, used in cosmetics because it makes the pupil larger in small doses, is the source of digitalis, still one of the primary drugs in cardiovascular medicine.

      The common sorts of diabetes mellitus (type 1 and type 2) is a condition without a cure. And it’s a real pain literally and figuratively. There is a lot of quackery and snake oil om consequence. so far, diabetes related research has earned 4 Nobel Prizes, and any advance as effective as some of the advertising claims about ‘traditional’ cures or treatments would be high on the eligible list for another.

      We now understand diabetes about as well as we understand broken legs. There’s little treatment for a broken leg aside from setting it, splinting it, treating it carefully, and waiting. And for good reason. Likewise there’s good understanding of what’s going on in diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and what would be needed to fix them (mostly). We can’t do that yet, just as we can’t get a broken leg to mend in a couple of days. And that’s the state of the art in diabetes treatment, alternative included.

      Someday, there’ll be a cure… Would save a bundle of money and a lot of nuisance. Support diabetes research and encourage those with research money to assign some to diabetes.

  17. QUESTION:
    Can sweet potato be a cure for diabetes?
    This is for our research thesis. Please do answer. What are the components of sweet potato that can cure diabetes???

    • ANSWER:
      Not likely. Trust me, if it were that simple it would have been done already.

      They’re loaded with carbs and don’t benefit ME in any way. They can only be of help if the glucose-raising carbs can be controlled.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is it true that based on the perspective of Chinese medicine, diabetes is curable ?
    I have read that some Chinese medicine can cure diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine cures diabetes. Some people are either ignorant or dont want to believe in them. Basically English medicine only control diabetes and does not cure it. Some people want to be guinea pigs, so leave them alone. It is the diet and healthy lifestyle that cures diabetes.

  19. 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/

  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:
    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:
    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

  23. 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!]

  24. QUESTION:
    any new medical interventions for curing diabetes?
    I have had type 1 diabetes for my whole life. I was just wondering if anyone knew of any new medical interventions that would help in the management, or totally getting rid of diabetes.
    Thank you :)

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve had diabetes since I was three. So, I know exactly what you’re going through :)

      So far, they don’t have an official cure for type one diabetes except for implanting a new pancreas. This process is fairly new and they’re still in the trial and error phase of it.

      Depending on your age, diet and exercise are your best bet for getting your blood sugar numbers under control.

      Hopefully, with the law that passed to promote stem cell research, they will be able to find a cure. Wouldn’t that be amazing? :)

      Hope this helps you out! :)

  25. 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

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      ——————————————————————————–

      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

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      “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

  26. 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!

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. 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/

      ..

  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:
    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

  32. QUESTION:
    How many of you are doing the telus walk to cure diabetes?
    in Ottawa June 8th???
    Rose-Ottawa,Canada…….. go to telus.com for info:)

    • ANSWER:
      I picked up a phamplet for a run in Calgary, around stampede time, for Canadian Diabetes Association, should be interesting!

  33. QUESTION:
    Has anybody heard the rumor about a man that got rid of his diabetes by eating ants?Maybe it was the chitin…
    I heard this rumor a LONG time ago, could there be a scientific basis to this? Maybe ants, or specifically the ants he ate (if it is true) had a compound that helps, fights or cures diabetes. Ants, and for that matter, insects in general have CHITIN. This is dietary fiber that comes from animals. Shellfish also have chitin. Fiber is always good in the diet and for diabetics it is even better, because it usually lowers the GI (glycemic index) of the food in question, keeping blood glucose levels stable. I heard this rumor in th news, a long time ago. It was covered in a sensationalist manner, so this is probably not true. Nevertheless, the question is scientific and I am asking this question in a serious manner. Serious answers would be appreciated. Thank all of you.

    • ANSWER:
      No never heard that one. I don’t know all that much about Type 2 diabetics but there is no cure for Type 1 you can control your blood sugars with insulin but it will not cure it.

  34. QUESTION:
    Pig pancreas trials in humans, can this cure diabetes?
    Will insurance pay? How can someone get information on the results of this procedure.

    • ANSWER:
      this procedure is still in trial stage and is not available for treatment purposes for beta cell transplant. stem cell research is a more promising option.

  35. 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

  36. QUESTION:
    Is the reason there are no cures 4 cancer, diabetes, aids etc (so they say) not just because it is profitable?
    but because it is a form of population control?

    • ANSWER:
      I think any thing is possible.

  37. QUESTION:
    Cures for type 2 Diabetes?
    I’m doing school homework. What research is being done into cures for diabetes? I’ve done one of type 1 diabetes.. But what methods are there to ‘cure’ or help treat type 2 Diabetes? I’ve been googling, but so far… hardly anything is helping me :/ Any help/Knowledge is helpful

    • ANSWER:
      Type 1 Diabetes is caused by the failure of an internal organ called the PANCREAS. The pancreas make insulin, and when the pancreas fails you become diabetic. At this time, there is NO CURE for Type 1 Diabetes. It is TREATED by taking insulin injection to replace the insulin that the pancreas no longer makes.

      Type 2 Diabetes is a LIFESTYLE disease. It is caused by being overweight. When this happens, the pancreas is STILL WORKING (probably normally), but you have “too much body” for the amount of insulin produced.

      The treatment for Type 2 Diabetes is simple: Eat less, exercises more, and lose weight. Until the patient is entirely successful t this, they may need various medication, adn even insulin injections. But once the Type 2 Diabetic gets their body weight and diet under control, the symptoms of diabetes will go away.

      THERE IS NO CURE FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES!! It can be CONTROLLED, but if the patient reverts back to their old lazy, eat-anything habits, they will gain weight and the diabetes will return

  38. QUESTION:
    how does genetic engineering help with diabetes?
    as part of my science project i have to find out how genetic engineering can help maybe cure diabetes. i have no idea so far and i,ve been searching the internet and books for about 4 days now, please if you can help and share what you know about genetic engineering helping diabetes that would be great :) thankyou x

    • ANSWER:

  39. 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:

  40. 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.

  41. QUESTION:
    is it true that removal of the duodenum is a cure for diabetes?
    I have heard that it is done in Europe and it cures the disease.

    • ANSWER:
      Actually that is true. I just finished nursing school and we learned about that. I don’t know all of the details, try to look it up on the internet.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. QUESTION:
    I know of people cured naturally of diabetes through detoxing and diet – what is best detoxing?
    A friend of mine’s husband was cured of diabetes naturally through diet, nutrition, and most especially, detoxing. I have been out of touch with my friend for a while now, but I never found out what detoxing is and if there is any special nutrition.

    • ANSWER:
      This is kind of funny when someone has to put “blah, blah, RETIRED NURSE…” thinking that people will be impressed. With me, it is quite the opposite – as though you are trying to justify some shortcomings. I say this because I am living proof that it can be completely cured – my brother-in-law showed me how because I was thirsty, tired, and I had to urinate all the time. I went to the doctor and was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. It took about 6 months and after 5 months I knew I did not have diabetes anymore. Why? Because I wasn’t tired, thirsty, and did not have to urinate all the time anymore.

      I had not been to the doctor during this time, and kept giving the doctor excuses for not going back. After I decided to go back, my brother-in-law told me not to tell the doctor anything. The doctor did a blood test again and said, “That’s really strange – there is no sign of diabetes in your blood anymore…but you know, this happens sometimes…” Of course it does doc!! LOL

      It was through detoxing and good nutrition that I was cured. As the person above mentioned about the sun revolving around the earth, the “retired nurse” and the others still living in the time when the sun revolved around the earth need to realize what a crock so much “modern” medicine actually is.

      The people who are actually curing people of Type 2 diabetes and cancer everyday can be found at www.gerson.org.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. QUESTION:
    How can diet be effective in the prevention or cure of diabetes?
    How can diet be effective in the prevention or cure of diabetes ?

    • ANSWER:
      Diet and exercise are equally important in reversing type two diabetes. (note that I did not say “cure”). It is vitally important that the type two diabetic adjust their lifestyle to include lots of healthy raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains and to exclude any and all refined, processed, enriched, packaged, preserved, man made carbohydrates (especially high fructose corn syrup) from their diet. It is equally important for the type two diabetic to get daily moderate exercise. I emphatically disagree with the good doctor. I am living proof that the disease is reversible. It is only progressive if the patient persists in living the lifestyle that brought us here in the first place. Very few doctors seem to realize this. Bear in mind that type two diabetes is a modern disease and it’s existence was practically unheard of 200 years ago, when factory processed foods were rarely found in people’s diets. Look up the Pima Indian’s plight for more on this. There are a few doctors that have done their homework and have found as I have that with healthy diet and regular exercise, a type two diabetic can live a long, healthy, and medication free life. All it requires is a lot of research and some practical application of that knowledge. I was getting worse and worse until I became desperate enough to learn for myself how to deal with the disease. The chances of gleaning this knowledge from a conventionally trained M.D. are slim. But there are a few out there that have learned. Search Dr. John McDougall, Dr. Neal Barnard, and Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Or simply click the diabetes info link in my profile.

  48. QUESTION:
    What was Drew Careys diet that cured his diabetes?
    My grandpa has type 2 diabetes – the very same that Drew Carey had before he went on a diet. What did this diet consist of? Thank you in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Drew Carey is not cured of Diabetes. There is no cure but control. Drew Carey has his Diabetes under control with Diet and Exercise instead of medications. I’m not saying this isn’t absolutely fantastic news, it is FANTASTIC NEWS! As for what diet, he had nutritionists develop a diet plan for HIM. This type of program is tailored for each individual and isn’t some book or grapefruit diet.

  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:
    I recently heard of a hospital in Madras, India that has developed a cure for diabetes. How can I contact them?
    This hospital claims to have a cure for diabetes type 1. I would like to email or call the hospital but do not have an address or any means of communication with them. Has any1 else heard of this hospital? How can I contact them? – Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      If there was a cure for diabetes, it would make the news worldwide.
      You would never have to call a researcher yourself.


Cures For Diabetes Type 2

Youll find his TV show playing on more cable channels than I Love Lucy reruns.

Mornings, noon and night, the half hour Natural Cures infomercial airs, with its host, author Kevin Trudeau, hawking his book series, Natural Cures.

Mr. Trudeaus best-seller had the established medical community up in arms when it was first published several years ago.

Critics charged that his holistic-based remedies were simplistic and, possibly dangerous.

But over 5 million people begged to differ with traditional healthcare professionals and bought his book.

Based on calls we receive from Type 2 diabetics on a daily basis, theyre not just buying his book, but strongly subscribing to his advice. Heres why.

When a person is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, their doctor usually prescribed a diet and exercise regimen to control their condition. Physicians give their diabetic patients little hope of recovery, few promises or belief in a restoration of their prior healthy selves.

Most patients leave the doctors office feeling depressed and hopeless. They return home, turn on their television sets and see Kevin Trudeau selling a message of hope. Theyve found a health messiah someone who believes in their future.

We talk with these people daily and hear the same complaints over and over. The established medical community tells their patients that theyre incurable. Mr. Trudeau says thats not necessarily true and gives them specific, non-prescription places to go to find remedies to restore themselves.

Were not passing judgment on the Natural Cures books. But repeatedly, the established medical world has turned their back on anything that doesnt come from a large, well-known pharmaceutical company.

Unfortunately, there have been too many health risks and warnings about prescription products for diabetics to place their faith in them.

On the flip side, doctors usually reject anything natural, herbal or homeopathic as snake oil. Even when medical community evidence proves otherwise, doctors prefer the more expensive, pharma remedy. On the other side is one of the worlds most commonly used and effective medicines is aspirin, a natural cure that comes from the bark of a willow tree.

Heres an example. For centuries, people in India have known of a wild growing magic pumpkin called garcinia cambogia thats been used to control appetite and weight gain.
Its relatively cheap, natural and has no known side effects.

When this ancient folk medicine was subjected to rigorous scientific scrutiny at Harvard and other respected medical centers, it helped overweight or obese study participants to lose fatty weight, lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels three chronic problems among Type 2 diabetics.

Yet despite modern scientific evidence supporting its benefits, the established medical community has been slow to embrace this herbal remedy.

Until the medical community in the United States overcomes their unscientific bias in favor of pharmaceutical industry and starts taking a critical look at natural remedies, people will continue to follow the advice of Kevin Trudeau, instead of their own doctors.

For More information click the link below:

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Cures for type 2 Diabetes?
    I’m doing school homework. What research is being done into cures for diabetes? I’ve done one of type 1 diabetes.. But what methods are there to ‘cure’ or help treat type 2 Diabetes? I’ve been googling, but so far… hardly anything is helping me :/ Any help/Knowledge is helpful

    • ANSWER:
      Type 1 Diabetes is caused by the failure of an internal organ called the PANCREAS. The pancreas make insulin, and when the pancreas fails you become diabetic. At this time, there is NO CURE for Type 1 Diabetes. It is TREATED by taking insulin injection to replace the insulin that the pancreas no longer makes.

      Type 2 Diabetes is a LIFESTYLE disease. It is caused by being overweight. When this happens, the pancreas is STILL WORKING (probably normally), but you have “too much body” for the amount of insulin produced.

      The treatment for Type 2 Diabetes is simple: Eat less, exercises more, and lose weight. Until the patient is entirely successful t this, they may need various medication, adn even insulin injections. But once the Type 2 Diabetic gets their body weight and diet under control, the symptoms of diabetes will go away.

      THERE IS NO CURE FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES!! It can be CONTROLLED, but if the patient reverts back to their old lazy, eat-anything habits, they will gain weight and the diabetes will return

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

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. QUESTION:
    what is the natural cures for type 2 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      You CAN’T cure diabetes, Type I or Type II. The only thing you can do is lose weight and follow a proper diet in hopes of not progressing into an insulin dependent Type II DM.

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

    • ANSWER:

  6. QUESTION:
    Cure for Diabetes Type 2?
    Hi, Any one have any information on Surgical cure for diabetes type 2? I am planning to go through the surgery in next 30 days time and I would like to know the postoperative care and symptoms.

    http://www.diabetessurgeryindia.com/getPage.asp?page=mainPage.asp

    http://www.metabolicsurgery.in/

    Your comments and help is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

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

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

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

      Exercise is also an important part of the equation.

  8. QUESTION:
    does diabetes type 2 have a cure?
    ok so i wanna know if it diabetes type 2 have a cure if it does whats the name?
    oh i also want to know if theres a cure for diabetes type 1 & if there is then what the cure?
    thanks

    • ANSWER:
      There’s no cure for type 1.

      For type 2, significant weight loss (for example, after gastric bypass), can enable DM2 patients to get rid of their meds.

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

    • ANSWER:
      Right now, neither one.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. QUESTION:
    Researchers have fornd a cure for type 2 diabetes. But why is it being kept under wraps?
    A cure has been found for type 2 diabetes and its not some man made chemical mediscine. Its as simple as eating raw foods for 30 days! I know this sound like a buncha bull considering the huge medical companys insist that there is no cure for type 2 diabetes. But of course they want you to think that, its a billion dollar company! Just go to rawfor30days.com. The proof is in the pudding. But doesn’t it make you angry that these medil companys dont publicise this information to keep their pockets fat? Think of all the people struggling and suffering with this condition.
    excuse the type is meant “found a cure”
    This is real people just go to the website it will blow you away!
    bmac look at the facts before you judge, how could medical companies make money off of a person eating raw healthy foods for 30 days? you dont need a doctor to do that.

    • ANSWER:
      I think that we are being too harsh here. Yes, there is no miracle pill or “cure diet” for Type 2. But many medical studies have shown time and time again that in many cases, Type 2 patients can increase their insulin sensitivity and decrease dependence on meds if they make the appropriate lifestyle changes soon after they are diagnosed.

      That means, biting the bullet and making the effort. A healthy diet rich in whole grains, fibre, good fats, and lean protein. Low in saturated fat, simple carbs, and overall carbs/calories.

      At least 45 min-1 hr of aerobic exercise each day. That can be as simple as a walk after dinner.

      Both of these things lead to weight loss the majority of the time. And that leads to a decrease in insulin resistance, the cause of Type 2 diabetes.

      BUT studies have found that diet and exercise can help Type 2 diabetes, even if the person doesn’t lose weight!!

      Of course, some people have a form of Type 2 that is due to genetics, such as MODY. MODY is a rare form of Type 2 that occurs in young and thin people, and it runs in families. Some need insulin, some don’t.

      80% of Type 2′s are overweight, and studies have proven that the majority if Type 2 cases can be prevented or diet and exercise treated if people make the effort. This has been proven, whether people like to hear it or not. I have heard of many Type 2 patients who were threatened with insulin by their doctors, who went on to finally make the changes and lose the weight. They were able to improve their outcome.

      Of course early Type 2 can go into “remission”, but it cannot be cured. If the person stops their diet and exericse program, their BG will start to rise again. It is healthy living for life.

      If people are simply handed a precription from their doc, and not given information to help themselves through lifestyle changes, this is wrong. Maybe doctors feel their pateints won’t listen.

      Another issue is that people have been walking around for YEARS undiagnosed, and it is too late. That is why we need to prevent Type 2 in the first place.

  12. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for type 2 diabetes & hiv/aids?
    is there a cure for both type 2 diabetes & hiv/aids? i’d really like to know.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately there is no cure for hiv yet ..

  13. 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.

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

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

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

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

    • ANSWER:

  15. QUESTION:
    Type 2 Diabetes researchers?
    Does anyone know of at least 20 scientists (their names) trying to find the cure for type 2 Diabetes? Ones that are alive and working?

    • ANSWER:
      Look on the American Diabetes web site and JDRF web site (although JDRF is more concerned with type 2).
      You may not find this information because a lot of the research is done by pharmaceutical companies, and insulin pump companies like Medtronic and not by individual researchers. There are teams of people working on the various aspects of diabetes within these big corporations.

  16. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure out for Diabetes (Type 2)?
    I heard from a friend but I’m not certain if there is a cure.

    • ANSWER:
      Some doctors have had success with diabetes patients by getting them to exercise and helping them understand how food affects them. These doctors believe diabetes is caused by nutritional deficiencies. Some patients are able to completely come off of their medications as a result.

      I have found a website that helps explain the food and other areas to help you make the best choices for a better life.

      Good luck to you.

  17. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for type 2 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      No a cure is not available. Diabetes is an autoimmune disorder and there are no know cures for Autoimmune disorders as of yet.

  18. QUESTION:
    has anyone heard of the bitter melon, chinese origin, a cure for type 2 diabetes it appeared in a woman’s mag

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I have heard of it, but it does NOT cure diabetes,…any type. You need to be very careful using any herbal remedies. They do not cure diabetes and can be very harmful to you. I was going to a very reputable Chinese doctor for awhile, he said he could cure diabetes. Ha ! I ended up in the hospital for 2 weeks and almost died from the crap he gave me to make into tea. If there was a cure for diabetes or easier way to treat it, your doctor would tell you. Most of the things you hear about are not good treatments, and certainly not cures, but they are money makers for someone selling them. The only cure for diabetes 1 or 2 to this date is a pancreas transplant.

  19. QUESTION:
    how close are they to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes?
    I’m 17 and I have had diabetes for 16 1/2 years. I heard they were quite close to finding a cure a few times but what do you guys know about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps closer the we can imagine. CNN, Fox, ABC LA TIMES New York Times announced on the 17/02/2011 the sensational news that cancer and diabetes could very soon be a disease of the past. Here is the gist of this incredible story, after studying people afflicted with Larons disease collecting and collating data, people with Larons are immune to cancer and diabetes .This is an unusual genetic defect .Apparently these people hav a very low growth hormone balance hence they are short in stature. Experiments are being conducted as we speak and medical people are quietly confident that they are on the right track. It really is an amazing story and you ought to check this out yourself. Thinking of our western way of life, hmm we eat beef which is laced with growth hormones, chicken are being fed with dioxin ( chemical explosion in Seveso Northern Italy, which caused birth deformities) Fruit and vegetables which are genetically modified , snap frozen , DDT sprayed. Its then no wonder people are getting ill. Our water is polluted with mercury, fish ingest mercury, so do humans eating fish. Hope you read the website attached, enjoy and live a healthy life

  20. QUESTION:
    South Indian diet for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes?
    What is the healthy South Indian diet to cure insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Fiber
      The Indian Council of Medical Research suggests a daily intake of 25 to 35 grams of fiber. Fiber helps to naturally reduce glucose levels. In the Indian diet, high fiber foods include things like bran, whole grains, cereal, fresh fruit, dried fruit, raw vegetables, red beans, bean sprouts, mullet preparations, cluster beans, drumstick stems, lotus stems, curry leaves, pomegranate, green chilies, coriander, and cardomon seeds.Introduction to high fiber foods should be done slowly and progressively; increase the amount of fiber by five grams a day until you meet the 35 grams per day limit. Doing so will help you to avoid the feeling of a distended abdomen and problems with flatulence or bowel regularity.

      Carbohydrates
      The diabetic should consume 65 to 75 percent of daily calories in complex carbohydrates. This will ensure that blood sugar levels remain regulated. Complex carbohydrate consumption helps minimize blood cholesterol triglycerides and also improves digestive processes. Food sources for the diabetic include legumes, rice and whole wheat bread.

      Proteins
      25 percent of daily calories come from protein. Food sources include soy beans, cheese, chicken, egg whites, fish and leafy green vegetables. A diet that is excessive in protein can have harmful effects on the liver and kidneys, forcing them to work harder.

      Channa
      Channa dal is a legume that us a common part of the Indian diet; these legumes are revered for their anti-diabetic properties. Channa is fiber-rich and lower blood sugar levels naturally. It also reduces fasting blood sugar levels by thwarting the passage of sugars into the urine; this reduces one’s insulin requirements.

      Cholesterol
      The Indian diet for type 2 diabetes also recommends lowering cholesterol intake. High levels of cholesterol contribute to cardiovascular disease; no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol should be eaten daily.Baking, steaming, roasting or grilling foods reduce cholesterol levels,rather than frying them. Consume low-fat or skim milk products instead of whole-milk varieties.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      SEVEN REASONS TO EAT MORE SATURATED FATS -

      1) Improved cardiovascular risk factors

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

      2) Stronger bones

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

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

      4) Healthy lungs

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

      5) Healthy brain

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

      6) Proper nerve signaling

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

      7) Strong immune system

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

  23. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  26. QUESTION:
    Whats the best ‘cure’ for type 2 diabetes?
    I have type 2 diabetes 42 yr old female with hemachromatosis, mild heart condition and slightly overweight.I want to avoid medication and try to control the diabetes by diet and excercise alone.Has anyone had sucess doing this if so how did you do it? I have some excercise restrictions due to back surgery but willing to try anything and I do walk a lot anyway. Thanks for any help.
    to macc
    I dont believe that actually. I do know of someone who was obese with diabetes type 2 she lost 57kilos and is no longer on tablets.

    • ANSWER:
      My mom has had diabetes for several years. She lost a lot of weight (she had been extremely overweight) and her blood sugar came down to well within normal range. I don’t think she’s cured. She has to take maintenance pills and monitor her sugar levels. She watches her weight carefully and is vigilant about sores or cuts on her feet and hands.

      While her blood sugar was off kilter, she took cinnamon capsules because we’d read that cinnamon helps stabilize the insulin production and release.

  27. QUESTION:
    DIabetes Type 1 and 2 Questions!?
    URGENT!!!!

    I have a project to work on…and I need so answers…
    1) What is the needle for diabetes called and used for?
    2) There is no cure for diabetes,but there are helpful medications, right? What are their names….?

    ***PLZ HELP ME N MY PARTNER>>>>>
    *** if there is any additional VRY IMPROTANT INFO..plz we dont mind, just type away n give to us

    n dnt tell me to research…cuz i have but i need these answers….n if u r a diabetic patient, plz give us ur story…thnx!

    • ANSWER:
      The needle is called an insulin syringe and it is used to inject insulin

      There is no cure for diabetes but some medications are insulin, Glucophage, Precose, Glyset, metformin, Januvia.

      Diet is also very important to a diabetic. We must watch our intake of sugar and also carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, and potatoes.

      Try checking out the website www.webmd.com and www.diabetes.org.

      Hope I have helped you some.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  30. 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.

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

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

  32. QUESTION:
    Do you believe that a cure is in sight for type 2 diabetes or a fix with the pancras of a pig?

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, my friend, no.

      Finding a cure for type 2 diabetes MAY prove elusive for quite some years to come. It’s not going to come from a pancreas transplant either. That MAY help those with type 1 diabetes, but one of the difficulties in finding a cure for type 2 diabetes would surround finding how and why insulin resistance occurs. (This is to do with why the body’s cells can’t utilise [utilize, if you are one of my American cousins] the insulin that is already being produced by the beta cells (islets of Langerhans) of the pancreases of those with type 2 diabetes.)

  33. QUESTION:
    Could I still overcome diabetes? (undiagnosed)?
    This Guy says if you lose weight that could be a easy way to cure type 2 diabetes But what Im Slim i dont have much weight to lose. Will Exercise and a low carb no bread diet still be enough for me to reverse diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      You can’t reverse diabetes. You can in some cases manage diabetes with diet and exercise alone. To truly be considered ‘cured,’ I would expect your blood sugar to be 100% normal after eating something very high in carbohydrates, like several doughnuts and a tall glass of milk. If you need to restrict your carbohydrates to maintain non-diabetic blood sugar levels, then that means you have diabetes. Non-diabetics can eat whatever they want and never spike into diabetic range.

      Many Type 2 diabetics are not overweight at the time of diagnosis and so weight loss can do nothing for them.

      Because you haven’t been diagnosed, do you even know if you are diabetic? If you are, you may need more help than diet and exercise can provide. Some diabetics just have to take oral medication and/or insulin, and you may be one of them. Even if you can control blood sugar without meds, I would caution you not to get complacent believing that you’ve healed yourself. Diabetes is a progressive disease, and so what works this month may not work next month. You need to keep testing your blood sugar in case your control disappears.

  34. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure around the corner for type 2 diabetes?
    just curious

    • ANSWER:
      I take exception to the answer that says it’s not reversible. It absolutely is. I’m living proof… along with thousands of others who have adopted the natural foods and daily exercise lifestyle. Maybe not in every single case, but in most cases, it is.

      I was taking Metformin for years and watching helplessly as my blood sugar numbers slowly worsened despite the medication, a low carb diet, and daily exercise. Once I found the right combination of nutrients, my blood sugar numbers plummeted and I was able to quit all medication. That was a year and a half ago. My numbers are still absolutely normal. One might even say that I’m cured. I won’t, though. I really don’t think it would be wise to become so complacent, that I would be tempted to go back to the old lifestyle. I have far more energy and feel great at 57. I’m not going to give that up.

      Sure, there’s a genetic component, but it’s mainly a disease of poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. One need look no further than those who live in the rural areas of South America, Africa, and Asia where they eat a primarily raw fruits and vegetables diet and enjoy plenty of physical activity. The incidence of diabetes there is practically unheard of.

      So, the answer to your question is, “yes and no”. As long as people follow the path of too many refined carbs, not enough natural foods, and sedentary lifestyle, there will always be type two diabetes. Regardless of what modern medicine comes up with… they have no interest in a cure. They’re making billions off of us now. Why would they want to give that up?? Meanwhile, thousands of us have found our way off the drugs with high nutrient, low refined carb, natural foods based diets along with plenty of daily exercise. Trust me, the AMA, FDA, big pharma, Con Agra, Kraft and all the rest of those profiting off of our naivete, aren’t going to support a revolution of going back to basics any time soon.

  35. QUESTION:
    Cure for diabetes not regulated in USA?
    Approximately two years ago, as far as I understand it, a cure for diabetes type 2 was released to the world yet the FDA wouldn’t and still won’t allow it to be distributed throughout the US.

    I need all information and bibliographies. Thank you.

    (I’m not looking for opinions on this, just info please)

    • ANSWER:
      There are many treatments for Type II diabetes but there is certainly no cure currently on the market or in clinical trials. It is too complex of a disease process to be able to cure with a single treatment. I guess the only thing that could eventually cure type II DM is aggressive lifestyle modificaitons (diet and exercise.) I have had patients on medications for type II diabetes that lost weight and were able to get off of all their diabetes medications. So I guess it is a possible cure.

      Type I Diabetes is a whole other story. There are numerous trials underway studying medications that could potentially cure Type I Diabetes. These are two very distinct entities and have very different causes and treatments.

  36. QUESTION:
    i have one son type 1 and now i might have a 2 yr old and 11 yr old right now with prediabetes til we go to Dr
    how common is it to have more then one child with type 1 I have a 2 yr old and 11 yr old who goes to the Endocrinology the end of the month. it’s hard to wait to brick her little finger and have to wait that long to take them to the Dr. my nerves are a wreck waiting. There BS were 155-125 that was blood drawn . I have been checking them and noone have been over 125 so far and my son 11 has been having normal ranges or the meter reading low. Please let me know if you have any sites on more then one sibling in the same family having type 1 diabetes. Thanks and all I do is Pray and hope thay come up with a cure for type 1 my oldest has had it since 4 th grade and now is in 10 th your all in my prayers.

    • ANSWER:
      I am a type 1 diabetic and I was diagnoised as an adult (at 29) I asked my endocrinoligist and my childrens doctor about the likely hood of my kids getting it. I was told that type 1 there is a 3 – 5 % chance and if I were type 2 then the odds jump to 30 +%. But I do have friends that have more then 1 type 1 in their family. And I have read stories about siblings having it in diabetic magazines. Good luck

  37. QUESTION:
    What is the best remedy for Type 2 Diabetes?? Is there any cure possible with naturopathy of alopathy??

    • ANSWER:
      In foreseeable future no cure for Diabetes is is known.Type 2 Diabetes is generally seen in overweight people who eat well but exercise less.Stirct dieting ,strenuous exercise almost always reduces blood glucose to acceptable levels.But many do not follow this regimen .Such men and women should take two typed of drugs. 1)Metformin etc. These drugs facilitate the transfer of Insulin from blood to cells where Insulin is needed.2)Sulfonyl ureas. These drugs stimulate beta cells of Pancreas to produce more Insulin.Generally a combination of these is used.
      Any claim of cure is only from quacks.Consult your doctor.

  38. QUESTION:
    cure for diabetes 2 please please somebody help me!?
    just diagonised for diabetes type 2. Iam looking for a possible cure pleassssssssse Iam desperate

    • 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 later(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 and the medicine can be reduced in consultation with the doctor.

      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 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
      Not for pregnant women. Seriously ill people do it gently.

      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 5 to 10 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.
      Also do this: kneel down, breathe out,pull in stomach, keep your both hands on stomach, bend forward as much as possible keeping the head straight.Do this 3 times to stimulate the kidney and pancreas.
      Continue the exercises once a day, after the diabetes is in full control.

  39. 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

  40. QUESTION:
    Should Ins. companies pay for gastric bypass surgery if lives are at risk and the surgeryis there best hope?
    Gastric Bypass surgery ( roux en Y ) has now been proven through long term studies to cure type 2 diabetes in 95 percent of patients. Reported on MSNBC

    • ANSWER:
      This is still a “hot topic” in insurance. There are many pros about gastric bypass and lap band intervention, which all are readily published and advocated.

      However, insurance carriers are still very doubtful of its ability to be a too quick fix and long-term solution for justifying the cost of the surgery and follow-up care that comes with it as well as the potential of long-term permanent side-effects that can accompany it. Many companies want to see what you, the patient have truly done to make an effort to modify your lifestyle and eating habits prior to any approval. Medicare wants proof of 2 years of attempt of every available diet, nutritional modifications, and even psychological review prior to approval.

      Another point of view of the cons is this….

      It is now being proven that both are not permanent soltuions for permanent weight loss because many recipients of either surgery have had history of regaining weight, becoming alarmingly overweight, and having difficulty in losing it again. So even with the considerable stomach size reduction, one can still manage to become overweight with improper diet and exercise. This would be viewed by insurance companies as a monetary loss as it did little for long-term prevention.

      Unfortunately, even after intervention surgery, it still comes down to self-control, behavior and eating modification, and life style changes involving exercise too.

      NOTE: This question would probably best responded to in surveys & polls or health instead of insurance. Most insurance questions asked are regarding defintion of coverages or how to best use the insurance

      EDIT ADD: Both of these surgeries should be viewed as the possibility of offering a quick fix to helping a person get on the right path for lifestyle modification when traditional methods may not have helped them to begin and to sustain if for the long haul. i.e. a overweight person labor of breathing and exercise stamina may be only 5-15 minutes. The dramatic weight loss resulting from the surgery will help mobility and breathing to help them maintain exercise for 20 minutes or longer as time passes and mobility continues to improve. Again, dietary moderation would always need to be observed. I do advocate the lap band as it is the least permanent types of surgery for those who have a clear understanding that this is not a permanent fix but only a tool to assist them for long term behavior changes.

  41. 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.

  42. QUESTION:
    What’s being done in regards to finding a cure for type 2?
    I see so many breakthroughs in regards to other diseases but all I’ve seen in the last 10 years in regards to diabetes is softer lancets and free meters. Why isn’t more being done/spent considering this is becoming a serious epidemic? 800,000 people in the U.S. each year are diagnosed with this disease. It seems like very little attention is given to this disease. I feel forgotten…kind of dispensable. Like it was my fault I became this way. Any constructive thoughts and comments are welcome…maybe more open dialouge would help.

    • ANSWER:
      There’s tons of research regarding possible cures for diabetes. If you’re making this statement, pause and go out looking for them–but with better sources. And don’t get too worked up over which celebrity is promoting which cause and assume they are representative of the actual research being done–most of these people only have high school diplomas.

      For instance, research Islet cell transplants. Getting them to survive has been quite difficult, but there have been numerous cases where the operation has been performed successfully. Islet cells are transplanted into the liver, and glycemic control is attainted. The surgeon/doctor who perfects this technique is not only going to be rich but extremely famous.

      Look at the many new drugs that have come out. Byetta is a perfect example. It’s a fabulous drug that not only controls blood sugar but lowers the appetite and leads to weightloss–thereby increasing insulin sensitivity. And it was designed from nothing less than the venom of the Gilla monster. ;)

      As for diabetes, there exists a cure in gastric bypass surgery or gastric banding, both of which lead to cures in 80+% of the people who undergo them. More is involved than more weightloss, however, and doctors and scientists are examining alterations in signaling molecules in the stomach, duodenum, and proximal ileum that result from the procedure.

      That said, diabetes is a largely preventable disease. If humans would drop all the processed sugars and stick to vegetables, meats, and fruits, along with regular exercise, there wouldn’t be a diabetes epidemic. There wasn’t one 30 years ago for a reason. Yes, there’s a big genetic component to diabetes, but that can be overcome and has been for centuries. Our modern day surge in diabetes is due to a lifetime of abuse of the human body.

      Keep your chin up, and perhaps seek some better sources to keep you informed. Medical journals are far better than the fluff you’re going to get from the mainstream media, which I find uninformed again and again.

  43. QUESTION:
    Is there any cure for type 1 diabetise?
    My brother is only 14 years old. And he is suffering from type 1 diabetes. He has to take 2 insuline injection daily. My brother is in great pain. I cant see him in this condition. Is there any permanent cure for the dease.. Any one who knows any thing about it pls help me Pls….

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Is Type 2 giving Type 1 a bad name?
    I strongly believe that type 1 and type 2 diabetes should have different names, i.e. not both referred to as “diabetes”. Type 1 diabetes suffers due to it’s sharing it’s name with type2.

    Type 1 diabetes is genetic, and it is not brought on by something the sufferer did. It was out of his/her hands and they did nothing to cause the illness.

    Some will argue that type 2 diabetes is also genetic, but we all know, and it cannot be denied, that type 2 is avoidable. The reason that sufferers get type2 diabetes is 99% down to their lifestyle. They didn’t have to get it, unlike the type 1 sufferer who had no say. Even in the UK alone, a new case of type2 diabetes is diagnosed every 13 seconds and it’s due to obesity, smoking, eating too many fatty foods and generally lifestyle choices.

    The vast majority of books dedicated to diabetes are about how to avoid getting it, which is unfair to the type 1 sufferers as they cannot avoid it.

    Because 90%+ sufferers have type 2, it takes away from funding in type 1 and finding a cure. The two illnesses should not have the same name. Type 1 is unavoidable and we need to tackle and research the causes, whereas type 2 could always have been avoided. It’s sad for type1 sufferers because all of the media reports talk about how diabetes is linked to obesity and it’s not true for type 1, which I think of as true diabetes. Type 1 sufferers must be sick of people thinking they have it because of poor lifestyles.

    Type 2 is giving diabetes a bad name and image in society. Type2 should keep the term “diabetes” as they have stigmatised it and type1 should get a new name. They are not the same!
    I am soooo not alone Just found the following web page:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/riva-greenberg/the-type-1-versus-type-2_b_611662.html

    Shocking how similar the views are to mine

    • ANSWER:
      I agree with you, but only that type 2 diabetes should have a different name. Even people who have absolutely no genetic family history of diabetes can get type 1 diabetes. ALL of the type 1 diabetics I have talked to either face to face or online had some kind of viral infection, often with a high fever for several days, before they were diagnosed. For those who want to give my response a thumbs down, you honestly don’t know what you are talking about. Type 2 definitely can be genetic. Type 1 may not be, although if there is a genetic predisposition for type 2 diabetes because of racial heritage, like Native American Indian blood, you may be more susceptible to developing type 1 if you get a viral infection. I had roseola, a strep infection, when a 1 year and 8 months old. I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 26 months old in May, 1955. A young adult who was diagnosed with type 1 in her 20′s had had pneumonia. Two brother’s had chicken pox before they were diagnosed. I suspect Mary Tyler Moore also had some type of viral infection before she was diagnosed in 1969. I also believe that type 1 diabetes is NOT a “conventional” auto-immune disease, as the paradigm for the last 25 years or so claims. Have your EVER heard of a type 1 diabetic going into remission where they need significantly less insulin for weeks or months, discounting the effects that male or female hormone cycles can have? I haven’t, but there very well may be gaps in my knowledge that I am not aware of. I didn’t know until September 1 this year that Type 1 diabetics can become insulin resistant. I’ve been a type 1 diabetic for almost 55.5 years, long before there WAS a type 1 and type 2. Even though I am now taking two shots of Levimer and 4 shots of Novolog a day, all of my doses are less than 10 units. The nursing home I was in for 3 months was giving me 18 units of Levimer twice a day, and they couldn’t figure why my BS was dropping into the 40′s (mg/dcl) around 4 am after the midnight to 2 am dose of Levimer. Then they forgot to give me ANY Levimer for two or three days. Of course I was throwing up at meals (fortunately I was eating in my room most of the time) because my blood sugar was in the 400′s and 500′s. The doctor, who specialized in respiratory problems ( I had double pneumonia when I was admitted to the hospital), and the physician’s assistant ( who owned the nursing home along with his wife) had me on Glucophage and Januvia , oral medications for type 2 diabetes as well. Glucophage is for insulin resistant type 2. My “sister” in New Orleans who is an M.D. and is now a type 2, takes Glucophage (and Avendia. Yikes!) The nursing home didn’t put me on a diabetic feeding formula until I threatened to make a big stink about it. Thank goodness the one excellent night shift LPN told me that it wasn’t a diabetic formula..

      Sorry. I’m letting off steam. I was released from the nursing home on May 9. I know MANY medical personnel, including M.D.s, do not realize that type 1 and type 2 are almost two different diseases. Then there the diabetics who have low tolerance for fructose or lactose, but not sucrose. Those are different types of diabetes, not diabetes mellitus.

      (My “sister” is not my blood sister. We were both only children raised by older parents in the 1950′s and 1960′s. We’ve been close friends for more than 39 years, mostly because we think alike. We can have a conversation while driving two different cars, and finish each other ‘s sentences. She’s the only friend who can follow the sudden “left turns” in my conversation without warning. Her conversation can take left turns too. ;-D )

  45. QUESTION:
    what do you know about diabetes?
    is there a sure fine cure for type 2 diabetes? without takeing bills

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases that result in high blood glucose levels.
      Causes of diabetes tend to be a combination of genetic background and environmental factors; “How much of a role does genetics play?” Each of the five activities in this kit explore a different aspect of diabetes.
      Students compare a “normal” DNA strand with one that has a mutation known to cause diabetes, test solutions with glucose test strips to determine the glucose levels of each, examine the disorder from a Mendelian perspective (pedigrees), workout a diet according to NIDDK guidelines and investigate techniques used to determine if a person carries the genes for diabetes. Developed by Bill Humphries.
      Includes: instructions, glucose test strips, glucose, food coloring and manipultives.

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

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

  47. 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.

  48. 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:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Cures For Diabetes Symptoms

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.

  2. QUESTION:
    Are these symptoms of diabetes?
    I will get it checked out by a doctor soon, but I wanted to know what you lot thought :)

    ATM, I eat a packet of crisps everyday and a small chocolate bar every day. I eat Indian food (as my parents are Asian) for dinner and sandwiches for lunch (sometimes pizza or pasta).

    For the past 2 days, I’ve been feeling slightly ill (could be due to the sugar/fat) but I’ve had no fever. I feel thirsty (maybe due to the fact I feel a bit ill). I also have been urinating more (I pee 2 or 3 times a day now) and my age is under 20…I’ve been on the NHS diabetes checker, and it says I have a low risk of getting diabetes. Also, I exercise 5 times a day for 30 mins per day, by playing ping pong. I also walk to and fro from school, which adds up to around 100 mins a total (per week).

    Do you think these symptoms will pass, or do I have diabetes (any type)? I’m getting the feeling I’m having these “symptoms” due to eating sweet/fatty foods…What can I do to cure these symptoms- will eating no crisps/ sweets help?
    Also, I keep on coughing more often…I am 5ft 4 and weigh 50.5 kg
    I never used to drink much water, but maybe drinking more is a good thing and could it be cause by hormone changes, as I’m a teenager?

    • ANSWER:
      It really is not a likely diagnosis given the symptoms you describe. Simply ask your practice nurse to check a urine dip simply for your reassurance.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can you tell me the story that how to cure diabetes?
    I am interested to know how cure diabetes by the treatment of homeopathy. There are lot of remedy in homeopathy to copeup with diabetes symptom. So far I am concerned specifically there no remedy for diabetes.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure at the time for either Type I or Type II Diabetes. Diabetes can only be controlled. It sure would be great if you could come up with something that will work! You’d be very wealthy! Good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    My Siamese Cat age 9 yrs had diabetes. Do you know of any cures or aids other than insulin injections daily?
    I am looking for holistic or any answers other than insulin injections (which do not cure or cover symptoms and cat dies usually within a year or two even with the injections)…and am currently on a Glucose support powder, wet food only regimen with my little cat. Any input welcome. He is doing OK but cant seem to regain his weight and is still very hungry – his fur looks great, as do his lively bright eyes and attitude though!

    • ANSWER:
      I gave twice a day injections to my diabetic cat for 3 years after diagnosis, which is how long the vet gave at diagnosis. So, with good care, your cat can live longer than a year. My cat did not mind the injections at all, in fact he looked forward to them because after the shot, he got to eat, which was his favorite thing in the world to do. I know of no wholistic way to care for diabetes.

  5. QUESTION:
    does oral insulin pills exist for those who have TYPE 1 diabetes?
    also, if taking the insulin daily does it neccessarily cure the symptoms of dehydration and frequent urination?

    • ANSWER:
      No, the digestive system would destroy the insulin and render it ineffective.

      Maintaining healthy blood glucose levels does appease the symptoms of diabetes, yes.

  6. QUESTION:
    My father is really sick and the doctors don’t know how to diagnose or cure any of his symptoms?
    My father has had diabetesand been insulin dependant since he was 17, and he also developed chronic diarrhea and has had it since way before I could remember. Just about four years ago he began to get really sick and had severe recurring stomcah pain and nausea, he almost died several times because he couldn’t eat for months. Doctor tried to say it was heartburn, appendicitis, gastropericus, or just blame it on his diabetes, and they haven’t really helped him except by given him morphene to help with the pain. My father is only 41 and he is about six feet tall, but he only weighs about 90 lbs. He is so sick and my mom is so depressed because we can’t help him. The doctors have done so many tests on him and they always come back negative.

    Has anyone ever had some similar symptoms or if diabetes and liver failure really do cause this pain for people? I have known people on dialysis and who had diabetes who were never in this much pain? Please help.
    I do appreciate all the help and like I said we have been dealing with this sickness for quite a few years now and have done so much research ourselves, tried different diets, he has had so many surgeries, taking so many drugs and vitamin supplements, and seen so many specialists, but no one has given us any answers that will actually help him. I was just hoping that maybe someone had went through this before or knows something we don’t. Please keep trying though, it really means alot.
    Everyone has helped so much, and yoiu guys really did answer from your hearts, so it is too hard to choose a best answer if I could I would give everyone the best answer.

    • ANSWER:
      I was reading a Men’s health on time, and there was this doctor who dealt with Diabeties the old way, before insultin let u eat whatever u wanted. Has he tried eating less of the bottom of the food chart. More fruits and veggies and proteins less starch. If he tried that, there would be not as much glucose to fill his blood stream and there for he could live more normally.
      I am not associated with the medical field, but my mom is an RN who might have more professional terms for what i described, I am also sure that Men’s Health would subscribe u the name of the doctor if u e-mailed them with ur problem. Good Luck and Godspeed.

  7. QUESTION:
    what are the sources of diabetes? is total cure possible?
    what are the symptoms to know about diabetes, how it happens and
    whether there is permanent cure for it?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no ‘source’ of diabetes-it isn’t something you ‘catch’.
      There is NO CURE-period. Any shyster claiming they have a ‘cure’ for diabetes is ripping you off.
      It would take a large BOOK to answer your question on how it happens and explaining what the symptoms ‘could’ be…so you are not going to get any answers here…there are diabetes WEB sites that have all the answers for you-just search google or yahoo yourself!

  8. QUESTION:
    Diabetes??
    November is national diabetes month and I was wondering (without going to my doctor) what some of the symptoms that might lead to diabetes and once you have diabetes can it ever go away? I know there isn’t a cure but does that mean you have to watch your blood sugar level for ever?

    I am Hypoglycemic and I know that it can lead to diabetes so I am just curious about all this.

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms of diabetes are:
      -Feeling thirsty
      -Frequent Urination
      -Feeling Tired, irritable
      -Losing weight fast.
      There isn’t a cure for diabetes. It doesn’t mean you can have the chocolate bar every once in a while, but you should definately watch what you put in your mouth (even if you aren’t a diabetic) Try water when you’re thirsty (only 1 glass of soda a day) Don’t eat sweets when you’re hungry and exercise for 3-5 hours a week. This will prevent diabetes. I also recommend seeing a doctor to make sure that you do not have diabetes.

  9. 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

  10. QUESTION:
    Have you heard about the 7 people who were cured of Type II Diabetes in the UK?

    http://uk.news.yahoo.com/severe-low-calorie-diet-reverses-diabetes-231427394.html

    They were put on a 600 calorie per day diet for 8 weeks. 7 of 11 people were cured and still free of symptoms after 18 months.
    I was going by what the article said. It said 7 people could go off medication and eat a sensible diet and the pancreas worked on its own again.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, I saw that too.

      It is amazing how such shitty pseudo-science can actually be published in a reputable journal.

      I’d craft a rebuttal but a better writer than me has already done it, have a look : http://diabetesupdate.blogspot.com/2011/06/idiotically-dangerous-diet-reverses.html

  11. QUESTION:
    Type 2 Diabetes, rapid weight loss and taking Metformin?
    I started developing Type 2 diabetes symptoms a few months ago. I have been warned for years that I was a border line diabetic. During a visit to my doctor, he said my blood sugar was too high. I started taking Metformin and my blood sugar went down to 115 or so. After discussing this with my doctor, I thought I was cured and quit taking the medicine. Bear in mind, I was talking with a German doctor so evidently I was incorrect in quitting the med’s. Soon there after I started having frequent urinations. I went back to the doctor and found out about staying on Metformin. HOWEVER, I am taking the medicine 3 x a day. I have dropped about 25 lbs in the past 3 months. I am still losing a little bit every week. While I look healthy and trim, there has to be some leveling off (I think). My blood sugar is now hovering around 280-310. And it really doesn’t matter what I eat,it stays up there. I don’t feel any of the symptoms of blurred vision or finger or toes issues. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      If your blood sugar is consistently 280-310 then the Metformin is not helping you enough and you need to be on additional treatment to lower your blood sugar.

      Blood sugar that high is very dangerous and will, in the long run, lead to all the nasty diabetic complications.

      You should be aiming for blood sugar under 140mg/dl.

      You should make an urgent appointment with your doctor to take action to lower your dangerously high blood sugars.

  12. QUESTION:
    I have had type 1 diabetes since 1982. As i get older i don’t have symptoms for low blood sugar any more. Why?
    with all the science and tech why can’t they cure type 1?

    • ANSWER:
      This is called Hypo Unawareness. The more times one has Hypo episodes the less aware they are of the lows. This is the reason for us to be checking our glucose levels frequently and trying hard not to go Hypo very often.

      Why cure diabetes and kill the Golden Goose?? That is what would happen if they accidently did cure this disease, either form of it.

  13. 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

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

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

  15. QUESTION:
    What does a good concluding paragraph on insulin consist of?
    I’ve done A LOT of research on insulin for my project. I’ve went into depth such as its history, what it is, what it does to the body (but not as in depth as chemical reactions, what insulin is composed of), how it has cured people, what is diabetes, what are the symptoms. What is a good concluding paragraph? What does it consist of? Any ideas? I don’t expect a paragraph written for me, but I want ideas. Thank you!
    *Sorry, first answerer is correct. My mistake. I know that and I have wrote it, just a mistake with the question.

    • ANSWER:
      A concluding paragraph (or paragraphs — two or three are often required) will consist of a summarization of the points you made, discussed, and expanded upon in the main body of your paper.

      If you made six major points in the paper, then you should have two r three concluding paragraphs, with the ideas “grouped” in a logical manner.

  16. QUESTION:
    Do you know anything about diabetes??
    I have a couple questions so if you could answer any of these that would be awesome……….
    also if you can plz give a site for these answers so i can make sure it’s true..
    1.who discovered diabetes?
    2.How did diabetes get it’s name?
    3.what are the symptoms of diabetes?
    4.Is diabetes found in an particular group or population?
    5. what is the life expectancy ?
    6.are there any cures?

    • ANSWER:
      1. Diabetes has been known for thousands of years. The Romans diagnosed diabetes by tasting urine; if it tasted sweet, you had diabetes.

      2. The word diabetes comes from greek and latin roots associated with excessive urination, one of the main symptoms of diabetes. Also, you wil often see diabetes referred to as diabetes mellitus, where mellitus is from the greek word meaning honey, since the urine tasted sweet due to the very high concentration of sugar filterered out of the blood into the urine.

      3. Symptoms include, excessive thirst, dehydration, constant urination, extreme weight loss, blurry vision, constant hunger, and the list extends much further.

      4. Type 1 seems to occur more in whites than other races, also the percentages of people far from the equator with type 1 are much higher than people who live closer to the equator.

      5. Currently, life expenctancy for a type 1 diabetic that properly controls their diabetes is the same as a non-diabetic.

      6. Currently, there are no real cures for diabetes that have a proven record. Some procedures such as islet cell transplantation are in clinical trials and have promising futures, but its long term effects are still unknown. Also, there is work by several companies for an artificial pancreas, but the limitations to it are still to great to be called a cure.

  17. QUESTION:
    what are the cure and home first aid for these symptoms?
    my dad has diabetes type II and high blood pressure.
    nowadays he suddenly gets unconscious, saliva drips from his mouth,and he doesn’t know what he speaks then. his body gets cold.

    what should be the first aid.
    what is his problem?

    doctor asks him to take pills and says its nothing.
    but to him in such a state almost every alternate day or 3 days in a week is pathetic. it’s tough to see a loving dad in such a state. please help.
    he doesnt take drugs like heroin…
    he doesnt take drugs like heroin…

    • ANSWER:
      dad needs better glucose control. he needs to check his blood sugar, pre-meals, and pre-bedtime. he needs to take his meds as prescibed. he needs 1800 – 2200 calorie diet daily. he also needs to reduce the sodium in his diet to control his high blood pressure. dad needs a bedtime snack to ensure blood sugar does not go too low during sleep. he needs light exercise daily and continue to keep regular scheduled appointments with his doctor. keeping daily logs of blood sugars will be helpful for your dad to watch the trend of his blood glucose. last recommendation is to have your dad google diabetic nutrition/ diets to get better understanding of foods better suited for him.

  18. QUESTION:
    Is wu long tea the same as oolong for weight loss?
    I am trying to mitigate the symptoms of diabetes. I know better than thinking it can be cured. Eleotin sounds interesting, but offers no substantiation.

    • ANSWER:
      I can be nearly cured. Don’t listen to western doctors,find a hollistic m.d. in your area. I got rid of Lupus and the western m.d.’s said it couldn’t be cured.

  19. QUESTION:
    Cure for Diabetes Type 2?
    Hi, Any one have any information on Surgical cure for diabetes type 2? I am planning to go through the surgery in next 30 days time and I would like to know the postoperative care and symptoms.

    http://www.diabetessurgeryindia.com/getPage.asp?page=mainPage.asp

    http://www.metabolicsurgery.in/

    Your comments and help is appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  20. QUESTION:
    How to treat diabetic’s tingling feet?
    My mom has been suffering from diabetes for about 10 yrs now and she is always telling us, her kids, that her feet tingle like nuts.. that’s one of diabetes’ symptoms.
    She said it never goes away and she either has to lift her legs against the wall when lying down or she gets ice packs and put her feet on them, but a doctor said ice is bad for her feet.

    So I need to know what can she do to ease the tingling? I know it won’t go away until she gets cured from diabetes.

    Thanks!
    she’s already taking vit. B12, D and B1, but she says it’s still pretty bad.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for diabetes, do not put ice packs on feet as diabetics must keep their feet warm to keep the circulation going, she will need to see the podiatrist about her feet, who she is suppose to see yearly and let them know if there is any change in her feet?

  21. QUESTION:
    Do I have diabetes…?
    I certainly have had the symptoms. Excessive fluid in take, constant bladder usage, somewhat blurred vision (mainly when I stare at a book for a long time then look up my vision is blurry but only when the room temperate is cold), fatigue, acanthosis nigricans, headaches ( mainly due to anxiety), tingling in hand and foot, and obesity. But for the past months are so I have not experienced any of these symptoms. I’m losing weight and exercising intentionally. My acanthosis nigricans is clearing up. I actually have to force myself to drink fluids b/c I’m never thirsty. My bladder usage is like 3 or 2 times a day compared to 7. I have a lot more energy I don’t get tired hardly ever. I do have tingles in my hand and feet but not often. Could weight loss and exercise have cured my diabetes? I went to the doctor while I was having the symptoms and my blood sugar was normal and my blood pressure was normal so he dismissed the thought of me having diabetes but looking back I think I did, maybe a pre-diabetic I probably still am. Should I just go back to the doc and make sure or should I not be to worried?

    • ANSWER:
      If you notice that you’re drinking and and you’re yurinating alot, there’s a good chance that you might have diabetes. I really think that you should go and see a doctor if you’re concerned about it

  22. QUESTION:
    What would be a good conclusion for this essay?
    The population of Bahrain suffers from one of the highest prevalence rates of diabetes in the world. Talk to any medical professional in the kingdom and they’ll tell you it is one of the most pressing health issue the country faces. Currently around 15 per cent of the population suffers from diabetes, with the illness causing five percent of deaths in Bahrain. Yet, thanks to the symptoms being so various and relatively difficult to self-diagnose, up to half of those suffering don’t even know they’ve got it.
    Diabetes is a metabolic disease which is caused by abnormal insulin secretion that regulates glucose use by the cell for energy. The result is a high glucose in the blood leading to damage to the blood vessels supplying main organs and tissues like the kidney, eye, nerves and the heart.
    According to the International Diabetes Federation, five countries among the six highest diabetes prevalence rates in the world are Gulf States countries, including Bahrain which is ranked the fifth. The seriousness of the problem is that 50 percent of cases are unaware that they have the disease but even those diagnosed with diabetes are identified after years of the disease with no symptoms. This is a silent disease and most patients have no symptoms and this underscores the need for early screening for those at risk of the disease. It is estimated that diabetes prevalence will increase by more than two fold in Bahrain in the next two decades. Diabetes mellitus has become one of the most common public health problems in the country. In 1988 it was estimated that 3.4% of total deaths in Bahrain were due to diabetes.
    There are many solutions to cure diabetes before it occurs and after it occurs; depending on the stage it is in. each solution depends on the stage and type of diabetes the individual has. The solutions are; Hydrotherapy, Detoxification, Herbal medicines, and Mud Therapy. These solutions should be carried immediately for individuals in order to solve the diabetes problem. The symptoms can be very unnoticeable so check ups are highly recommended if any of the less visible are seen or felt by the individual.

    • ANSWER:
      Summarize the topic and the main points, then think of something memorable, maybe a joke or deep piece of insight to finish it off with.

  23. QUESTION:
    Do you think it’s diabetes?
    I am 10 years old. I’m a girl. I am 90 pounds. Anyway, in January (early), two hours after eating chocolate pudding, my random finger prick thingie was 124. I do have a fruity (strawberry-banana) taste in my mouth, weakness, and i’ve been getting alot of fevers. I HATE going to the doctor, and i’m deathly afraid of needles. I have perfect vision, and the only foot infection was when I picked my toenail and got an infection, which was like 4 years ago, and got cured quickly. I’m afraid of amputation. What should I do? My mom is 100% posotive I don’t have it. I pee every 4-6 hours. On my mom’s side, 4 or 5 people have/had diabetes (type 2) and on my dad’s side, 2-3 (type 2). My cousin’s friend, when she was diagnosed, had 600. What could MY symptoms be, besides diabetes? I’m not underweight, i’m a stong (muscular armed) 10 year old, who is 90 pounds. I am also 4’10. Remember, 10 points for best answer. Thanks
    * I haven’t brushed my teeth in like 3 days…oops…and I have a sore throat, and my mom said that’s probably why I have the weird fruit taste. It dosen’t taste that sweet, it tasted like a rotten strawberry banana taste! No one in our family has/had type 1.
    *I DID, like 5 minutes ago, which developed last night, has a fruity taste in my mouth…that just went away!!
    * I have no feet problems, except I do have a big space between my big toe and second toe. But, that’s how I was born. It’s on both feet. My feet always smell bad..lol…but we DO sweat! I polish my toes like most girls do, and I keep my feet clean.

    • ANSWER:
      type 1 diabetes is classified by increased thirst, increased hunger, and increased urination. Hunny you would be peeing at least 2-3 liters a day. the approximately 2-3 quarts. 124 is a very normal blood sugar, nothing wrong with that at all. type 2 diabetes, which i think you are much to thin to have, has basically the same 3 symptoms as type 1. type 1 you lose weight even though you are increasing the amount of food you are eating. i don’t think there is anything wrong with you. eat healthy and exercise and you probably will never have to worry about diabetes.

  24. QUESTION:
    bio question…?? help!?
    A research group had begun testing a potential cure for type 1 diabetes. An immunosupressant drug is administered twice daily to a test group of 150 people…

    a) why can the immunosupressant drug prevent diabetes?

    b) researchers found that drug wasn’t effective once symptoms for diabetes were expressed in test subjects. What conclusions can you draw from this?

    c) explain why researchers are working on a test to indentify antibodies that destroy insulin-producing cells.

    d) list 3 important research questions that remain to be answered.

    -thanks in advance……..every little bit helps!

    • ANSWER:
      A) an immunosupressant could possibly not saying it would defiantely but could possibly prevent Type 1 diabetes because in a type one diabetic (myself) the immune system attacks viral cells attached to the islet (insulin producing) cells of the pancreas. By controlling the immune system such an attack would not occur.

      B) It would not work as the damage to the pancreas has already been done. Also it could show that the viral cells attached to the islets did the damage themselves.

      C) assuming you made a typo and meant identify. Identifying the anti-bodies that attack the insulin producing cells could potentially lead to finding a preventative solution. however as for curing diabetes it would do no good, it could possibly indefinately extend the honeymoon period for a type one patient which would make his/her life incredibly easier.

      D) What makes the immune system attack the islet cells?
      What kind of virus attacks these cells?
      Why is the virus attracted to the islet cells?

      And I’ve only been diabetic six months…how about that

  25. QUESTION:
    I’ve Just been diagnosed with Type II diabetes. Can it be cured/reversed?
    I am only 33 years old and have just been diagnosed with Type II (March ’10). I am SO angry! I’ve lost over 20 lbs since the diagnosis with diet and exercise and I’m know at the right weight for my height. However, I’ve stopped working out 4 weeks ago but I’ve still kept my calorie intake within 1200 to 1500. I am now having symptoms again, but I am NOT over weight! What’s going on here? I’m going to get back in the gym today, meanwhile I am SO tired and sleepy after a meal that I swear the food was drugged. I’m tired of this disease ALREADY!!! I want it cured. Have you, or anyone you know, ever had this disease so under control that it didn’t show up on a blood test anymore? If so, HOW?
    I am not on medication.

    • ANSWER:
      diabetes cant be cured or reversed but it can be well controlled. you need to review with yr Dr to see if you need drugs which i strongly think you do becoz dietary means seem to have failed. poorly controlled diabetes quickly leads to complications- a thing which you dont like at yr age. also you shld be wary of getting into negative nitrogen balance by aiming at yr weight too much forgetting to control the sugar. EXERCISE IS VERY GOOD though. So see your Dr for proper advise and care

  26. QUESTION:
    Estimated time for a cure for type one (juvinial) diabetes?
    Im scared i might have it but im not sure and i just want to know the estimated time and mabe other facts, Im 14 and my dad has this and ive been peeing all the time lately like every 15 minnutes and 3 times a night but im not thirsty or tired or any other symptoms. Exept this morning i vomited this weird green and black substance that looked like coffee grounds but i thiks all that is bc of the 1200 mg of ibuprofen i take a day bc ive been to the doc and he found no sugar in my urine so he checked my prostate and he thought it was inflamed so he gave me ibuprofen. But please give me an estimated time on the cure based on how research is going. Thanks :) im realy scared:(

    • ANSWER:

  27. QUESTION:
    Estimated time for a cure for type 1 (juvinal) diabetes?
    Im scared i might have it but im not sure and i just want to know the estimated time and mabe other facts, Im 14 and my dad has this and ive been peeing all the time lately like every 15 minnutes and 3 times a night but im not thirsty or tired or any other symptoms. Exept this morning i vomited this weird green and black substance that looked like coffee grounds but i thiks all that is bc of the 1200 mg of ibuprofen i take a day bc ive been to the doc and he found no sugar in my urine so he checked my prostate and he thought it was inflamed so he gave me ibuprofen. But please give me an estimated time on the cure based on how research is going. Thanks :) im realy scared:(

    • ANSWER:
      Well my little brother was diagnoses with type one. He had the same symptoms, he kept peeing like every 15-30 min. This is because the body is trying to get rid of blood sugar. He was never thirsty, or hungry. When we went to a neighbor who was a nurse, she said stick out your tongue, so he did, and he had a white “film” on his tongue. Then our neighbor said to take him to the ER. My little brother had these symptoms from about a week until he went to the hospital. His crab count was 800, 700 more than needed. If I were you, go to the ER, and tell them all of your symptoms, and ask about diabetes. Sadly, there is no cure for type one Diabetes yet. But if you do have type one, and you do not seek medical care soon, you could go into a diabetic coma, this is when your body has to high of levels of carbs, so you go into a coma. the only way to be revived is by a glucagun. It is this big shot to bring down carb levels fast. So go to the ER asap. and until you get there, drink LOTS of water, this brings down carb levels, and eat low carb items. Also check your carb count by using your dad’s meter, he should know how to do that.

  28. QUESTION:
    can i possibly at 19 have developed type one diabetes?
    iv been having some really weird symptoms latly. fainting alot. one time the medics were called. they tested my blood pressure which was low and then my blood glucus which was also low. they wanted to take me to hospital to do a blood test but i said no. i diddnt tell them that i am prone to faint quite a lot but anyway as long as someones their to look after me and keep me warm i recover.
    iv also been having other symptoms, migrains that are not helped simply cured by panadole and after taking asprin i have to wait quite a while for it to work.
    also sometime i have this burst of energy but then after that i get dizzy and will pass out
    i get extreamly cold all the time. people will think im crazy wearing all these jumpers while their only wearing shirts, but my hands will fill like ice and i just will fill like i just cant get warm enaugh. i might miss a day of tafe tommorow to get a blood test but i dont know weather i should sometimes i feel i might be wasting the doctors time
    and no im not fat. i lost like 5 kilos in the space on 2 days by doing hardly any excersice. im only 43 kilos and 154 cm tall

    • ANSWER:
      Type 1 Diabetes has a rapid onset, so from your symptoms, I don’t think you have it. How did they test your blood glucose without taking a blood test? In diabetics, the blood glucose is high because there is no insulin to break down the sugar (glucose). Get you blood test done by a doctor it might just turn out to be a viral infection. However fainting is a serious symptom, so go see a doctor ASAP.

  29. QUESTION:
    Seriously i am kind of fed up…This is so so so annoying?
    See.. i am a boy of 14 years of age…the main problem is that i urinate often nowadays.. I have no idea why but still i urinate kind of often…=((
    Like it would ruin my whole day .. thinking about it and urinating ..I usually urinate like 4 times a day.. which is normal thing .. Like at the normal times.. i urinate like after each 6 hours.. i think that is normal..But two days back..I am urinating like anything.. Like after one hour i feel like urinating which is so annoying..I can control it but still.. you know … i need a cure for this…Well,Frequent urination is also one symptom of diabetes..But i have only one symptom..Which i dont think is diabetes…
    Since Last two days.. I didnt get enough sleep. Only 4 or 5 hours of sleep…because of worrying and crying too much..AGRRRhhh.. This frequent urination is so so annoying..Because i have to urinate each time after like one or one and a half hours…
    Any cure for this??? Any Idea what is this???IF there is,Are they any natural cures for this like eating fruits,vegatables or taking herbals???
    It doesnt hurt when i urinate.. No blood or anything…For Further information i masterbate like 2 times a day….=(
    I have dry skin nowadays…Cuz i drink antibiotics for acne and the side effects are dry skin and lips

    • ANSWER:
      The frequent urination is another side effect of the antibiotics you are taking mate ……. they wash out all your b complex of vitamins …….. side effects of a deficiency in one of the b complex…. b6 (pyridoxine)…. is frequent urination, excessive sweating,nausea and vomiting, dry mouth so bad that no amount of water will resolve it,night sweats and muscle cramps… it will also contribute to night muscle spasms, leg cramps, hand numbness ….. vitamin B6 is essential for the production of magnesium and hydrochloric acid in our bodies and must be present for the production of red blood cells and antibodies……… so without it you would be suffering from all the symptoms of iron deficiency anemia too like fatigue and exhaustion, dizzy spells, excessive feelings of being cold, nasty headaches, paleness of skin …. along with having other digestive issues such as bloating and cramping, constipation etc…. and of also being deficient in magnesium (the antistress mineral) as B6 is needed for the production of same …….. a deficiency in magnesium will produce unecessary stress, headaches and migraines, nervous tension, muscle twitching like eyelids and muscle tics…… eat more foods rich in B6 such as lean meats, fresh fish, cantaloupe, cabbage, unsulphured organic blackstrap molasses, unmilled brown rice, eggs and oats. ….. and eat more foods rich in magnesium such as brown rice, fresh salmon or sardines and tuna, green salads and raw nuts and seeds like almonds or brazil nuts………. or just ditch eating and drinking processed sugary drinks and foods and your acne will clear up…. promise.

      ditch any sodas anyway cos they’ll definitely wash out all your b complex of vitamins and trash your magnesium and calcium supplies.

      xo

  30. QUESTION:
    High Protein in the Urine (Proteinuria): Causes and Cures? Please help, friend is freaking!?
    A friend of mine was told he has Moderate to High levels of Protein in his urine. He went in to the doctor specifically because of the symptom of “Foamy Urine”.

    He is in generally good health.

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    ✖ He is overweight but not obese.

    ✖ He has high blood-pressure that is 95% under control.
    His doctor gave him a short term prescription for an additional blood pressure medication because it was high when he went in a few days ago and then told him that he would see him in a month to check his symptoms again and do some more blood work.

    ✖ He has no history of unprotected sex with unknown partners.
    He has only had 1 sexual partner in the last few years and that was my aunt that contracted Hepatitis A or B from a blood transfusion back in the late 1990′s.

    ✖ He has never done any drugs… I don’t think he has even tried Marijuana.

    ✖ He doesn’t drink alcohol, well, he has about 2 beers or glasses of wine a year.

    ✖ He has anxiety and depression that he refuses to get treated.

    ✖ He eats out a lot and knows he eats too much meat.

    ✖ The doctor ruled out diabetes.
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    My friend is FREAKING OUT thinking that he has, like, renal failure and I’m trying to get some hard data on Proteinuria.

    From what I’ve read, the causes can be anything from just eating too much meat combined with the heat wave all the way to ‘You have AIDS’.

    He has been under a lot of stress in general due to his high pressure job and family concerns like paying for college for his two girls, alimony, house payments, the IRS, etc. He has rather severe depression and anxiety but refuses to get that treated because… Well… Because he is male and therefore kinda’ retarded.

    The heat has been HORRIBLE for the last week or two and that has hit him hard.

    His doctor is a really good doctor (My father goes to him as well) and I keep telling him that if his doctor thought he was about to die from renal failure or a kidney tumor etc. he wouldn’t have been sent home with 30 days worth of extra pills and an appointment for a month from now.

    I know I’m going on but I want you to know everything because my friend is REALLY worried and that caused him to not sleep last night and have anxiety today…

    ANY advice for him would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      your correct in what you have learned so far. here’s the thing. your friend is now worried, it’s only going to make him worry more the more he reads up on this. so my advise is to let him speak to the physician again about his concern and what he can do to be proactive about it. when he see’s him in a month, that’s the opportunity, and should not be wasted, advise your friend to eat healthy, and to drink water. maybe don’t overdo it on the protein consumption. and stop worrying. practically nobody is perfect in the lab values in all areas does no good to obsess over it.

  31. QUESTION:
    How is it possible to absolutely categorize Alcoholim as a disease and not an illness?
    “Disease” is a very loosely defined term in many respects. There are multiple disorders, infenctions, and symptoms that can be typical of a definable disease. Also, a disease must have specific and constant cause(s), which in the case of Alcoholism is the CHOICE to drink ethyl-alcohol. The cause of the “disease” is the recurring and disregarding CHOICE to drink. A choice, however pathological or illogical, doesn’t seem to be appropriate as a cause or a condition of any disease. Despite the negative psychological, physiological, and other results of long-term alcohol abuse, it seems that it shouldn’t be classified as anything more than a treatable mental disorder.

    “Illness, although often used to mean disease, can also refer to a person’s perception of their health, regardless of whether they in fact have a disease. A person without any disease may feel unhealthy and believe he has an illness. Another person may feel healthy and believe he does not have an illness even though he may have a disease” – Wikipedia on ‘Disease’

    It is true that if some Alcoholics didn’t have a disease to blame for their disorder, they would not be able to stop drinking. It is also true that because of Alcholism-as-a-disease, many people who ABUSE alcohol are led into misperceptions about their drinking habits. In fact, it is only alcohol DEPENDENCE that could possibly even begin to be categorized as a disease.

    An individual who is alcohol-dependent exhibits behavior indicitive of addiction. Drink-seeking, withdrawal and tolerance, and psychological malfunction among others are the results and symptoms of addiction. My father and friends have struggled with alchohol and drug addictions and I have seen the both successful and unsuccessful treatments implemented in their lives.

    It seems that Alcoholism and drug addictions are psychological disorders that in a vast majority of instances could be cured by a conscious choice (however difficult) to STOP using the cause of the addiction. It has been proven in many instances that an addict can stop using the object of their addiction without any complications, as long as they are commited to quitting.

    It seems that diseases should only be those such as Cancer, Diabetes, Hepatitis and the like. People who have these diseases cannot make a choice to simply stop a behavior to ease their pains. Whereas, although undoubtedly difficult, an addict can ease his or her addiction by making a powerful choice to stop using.

    By allowing alcoholism to be categorized as a disease, it seems that negative stigma is removed from addicts’ behaviors and people who drink are given an excuse to justify their behavior. Instead of feeling like they’ve let themselves and their families down, they are able to blam their behavior on a cause outside of their control, which is simply not true.

    “Neither the U.S. Veterans Administration nor the Social Security Administration makes payments to individuals, whose disabilities stem from substance abuse, including alcoholism.” – From Shoutwire

    I am NOT pro- or anti- any of this I am looking for factual objective evidence and ideas that could lead to helping me understand why Alchoholism is given reprieve by its disease classification.

    • ANSWER:
      The so called “holy bible” of the world of Psychology and Psychaitry classifies Alcoholism as an addiction, and a psychological disorder (call it illness, disease, whatnot). With it’s classification in the DSM-IVTR, it is now possible to use this disorder as reason for non-competence for crimes, permanent psychiatric disability and other medical claims.

  32. QUESTION:
    I am having muscles cramps in legs and side muscles of chest, please tell me the prevention & cure?
    Meds i take for diabetes and puffer for asthma like symptoms

    • ANSWER:
      Usually a cramp disappears of its own in a few minutes. But if you experience cramps frequently and also to get over that numb feeling after the sudden spasm, you can try massaging your affected muscles with garlic oil.

  33. QUESTION:
    Should some knowledge be kept away from the public for our own good?
    An example that I’m currently dealing with is my diabetic father who has heard that fasting can cure diabetes… he doesn’t know how long, or whether or not a doctor needs to observe and watch for dangerous symptoms, he just thinks he knows how to cure himself of diabetes at home… it would be safer if no one had told him that… should certain things like the specifics of that cure be kept secret to keep people from trying it at home? Any other examples of dangerous knowledge come to your minds?
    I’m currently looking into it as best I can. He has Type II diabetes, which does seem to have some chance of being cured by some sort of fasting. Different accounts have said between 3 days of total fasting or 90 days of limited fasting. Type I diabetes cannot be cured, period.
    The only reason I’m asking is because I never thought that I would find myself thinking that.

    • ANSWER:
      No. It’s better to know that to be kept in the dark when it comes to facts. That’s the key, facts. It’s also up to each person to make sure that they have the facts and do some critical, sceptical thinking before they act on the information they have.

      The problem with your father is that he has not applied critical, sceptical thinking and he hasn’t looked for information that supports the idea as a fact. It’s not the information he got that’s the true problem, it’s how he acted upon it. It’s like someone telling him that jumping off a cliff will cure his diabetes and he walks off to jump off a cliff. Same logic though different solution.

      My father died a couple of months ago. He was stubbornly clinging on to the idea that he had the “stubborn 5 week cough” because someone had said that they had it. He died from lung cancer. he was the problem, not the information that he got.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  35. QUESTION:
    Has any one tried METFORMIN and experienced weight loss?
    i’m going to make this quick, since 2008 i have been feeling horrible, i gained 50 lbs. i couldn’t shift it, i hardly eat, i run 45 minutes on a treadmill per day, i went for a blood test, it said i had an underactive thyroid, then i had another and it came back fine, then i demanded a 3rd because i felt so ill, it said i had high testosterone levels and i was missing periods for months and everything!!! my doctor finally diagnosed me with pcos, i was gained weight and having skin boils on my backs, legs, face ect :(

    I’m an 18 year old female, i am so happy right now cause I’ve finally been diagnosed and he has put me on metroformin and he told me, i am going to have drastic rapid weight loss on these pills and the reason i wasn’t losing weight before was because of the disease i didn’t no i had. and now I’m going on pills I should be getting better. and all my symptoms will be cured in time.

    I then googled anyone who has been on the same pill as me, (it can be used for pcos or diabetes) and some people have said:
    ” I have been taking metformin since Nov11th and have already lost 11lbs I was currently diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) He gave it to me for my pcos and said it would help me lose weight too!”

    - “I take it for diabetes, and have lost 57 pounds in one year.”

    - “I guess I should amp mine up.I have it and forget to take it…But usually a dr. doesn’t prescrib just metformin for a diet..Diabetics take that…I have lost 40lbs already..”

    -I have lost 40 pounds on it. But before you run to your doctor for it, understand that I follow a rather strict diet 1000-1200 calories a day, limit sweets, and exercise daily (yoga, weight training and interval cardio training)

    I- have lost 30lbs in 2 months using Metformin and the Insulin Resistance diet. I think the diet change is what did it more than the Metformin, honestly. Check out the book about the insulin resistance diet.

    I- HAVE PCOS AND I AM TAKING MWTFORMIN 2000 MG I LOST 12 POUNDS THE FIRST MONTH, THE SIDE EFFECTS LEFT ME IN THE BATH ROOM ALOT SO I GUESS THATS HOW I LOST THE WEIGHT

    - I also have pcos and take metformin. i know that metformin can cause stomach problems and alcohol can make it worse. I did lose about 55 lbs the first 6 months of being on it. drink lots of water and watch your sugar intake because metformin does effect your insulin levels. you are not going to lose weight just by taking metformin but it does help with moderate diet and excercise.

    - I started metformin in July with a starting dosage of 1000mg working up finally to 2500mg for PCOS. In that amount of time I’ve lost 34 pounds, and also have become pregnant (which was my goal).

    - I’ve lost 11 pounds in 10 weeks. The diarrea (sorry sp) only lasted one or two times,

    - I lost about 30 pounds……..w/out even changing anything in my diet………actually i started eating more and horribly so after i lost the 30 i gained back some

    - I lost 40 pounds the first year I was on it, but I think that happened for a few different reasons.

    - My doc switched me from avandia to metformin and I lost 30 lbs without trying.

    after reading these stories people on yahoo answers have said, now I feel like there is hope!

    so will I loose weight on these?

    anyone has stories who’s been on metroformin?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      this is a question for your Endocrinologist – I really don’t feel qualified to answer this question.

  36. QUESTION:
    Metroformin and weight loss with PCOS?
    i’m going to make this quick, since 2008 i have been feeling horrible, i gained 50 lbs. i couldn’t shift it, i hardly eat, i run 45 minutes on a treadmill per day, i went for a blood test, it said i had an underactive thyroid, then i had another and it came back fine, then i demanded a 3rd because i felt so ill, it said i had high testosterone levels and i was missing periods for months and everything!!! my doctor finally diagnosed me with pcos, i was gained weight and having skin boils on my backs, legs, face ect :(

    I’m an 18 year old female, i am so happy right now cause I’ve finally been diagnosed and he has put me on metroformin and he told me, i am going to have drastic rapid weight loss on these pills and the reason i wasn’t losing weight before was because of the disease i didn’t no i had. and now I’m going on pills I should be getting better. and all my symptoms will be cured in time.

    I then googled anyone who has been on the same pill as me, (it can be used for pcos or diabetes) and some people have said:
    ” I have been taking metformin since Nov11th and have already lost 11lbs I was currently diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) He gave it to me for my pcos and said it would help me lose weight too!”

    - “I take it for diabetes, and have lost 57 pounds in one year.”

    - “I guess I should amp mine up.I have it and forget to take it…But usually a dr. doesn’t prescrib just metformin for a diet..Diabetics take that…I have lost 40lbs already..”

    after reading these stories people on yahoo answers have said, now I feel like there is hope!

    so will I looose weight on these?

    anyone has stories who’s been on metroformin?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Since PCOS is an insulin based syndrome and Metformin is used to regulate insulin it should in fact help you to lose weight. Insulin controls almost all functions in the body in some way, shape or form. If you are gaining weight from the PCOS, which will happen even if you exercise be sure to watch what you are eating. Low carb, low glycemic index foods are the best. Stay as far away from simple sugars i.e. sweets, candies, certain fruits and veggies. These cause a fast rise in blood sugar and make your PCOS symptoms worse in the long run. Everyone is different but the metformin should give you good results. Just watch your diet and continue to exercise. With PCOS it has to be a lifestyle change…not just a diet. Good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    Metroformin and weight loss with PCOS please help?
    i’m going to make this quick, since 2008 i have been feeling horrible, i gained 50 lbs. i couldn’t shift it, i hardly eat, i run 45 minutes on a treadmill per day, i went for a blood test, it said i had an underactive thyroid, then i had another and it came back fine, then i demanded a 3rd because i felt so ill, it said i had high testosterone levels and i was missing periods for months and everything!!! my doctor finally diagnosed me with pcos, i was gained weight and having skin boils on my backs, legs, face ect :(

    I’m an 18 year old female, i am so happy right now cause I’ve finally been diagnosed and he has put me on metroformin and he told me, i am going to have drastic rapid weight loss on these pills and the reason i wasn’t losing weight before was because of the disease i didn’t no i had. and now I’m going on pills I should be getting better. and all my symptoms will be cured in time.

    I then googled anyone who has been on the same pill as me, (it can be used for pcos or diabetes) and some people have said:
    ” I have been taking metformin since Nov11th and have already lost 11lbs I was currently diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) He gave it to me for my pcos and said it would help me lose weight too!”

    - “I take it for diabetes, and have lost 57 pounds in one year.”

    - “I guess I should amp mine up.I have it and forget to take it…But usually a dr. doesn’t prescrib just metformin for a diet..Diabetics take that…I have lost 40lbs already..”

    after reading these stories people on yahoo answers have said, now I feel like there is hope!

    so will I looose weight on these?

    anyone has stories who’s been on metroformin?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      If this was quick, I’d hate to read your long questions. Here is my quick answer:

      It’s not surprising at all that physicians recommend either drugs or even surgical interventions for many problems. They are trained in through educational institutions that derive most of their money through industry grants. Even the most prestigious universities are heavily dependent on industry money. However, every drug that is prescribed has toxic side effects. No two people have exactly the same reaction. You may be a person who does not tolerate this drug. If less than 2% of a population has strong negative reaction, the FDA doesn’t necessarily block the drug’s use. In fact the drug manufacturer may not have detected these side effects until after the drug trials, when the drug is being sold in large scale quantities.

      The thing you must remember is that there is very little training given to professionals that relate to the cause of disease. Our medical establishment is superb at providing care that relieves symptoms, but they are clueless about cause. Most disease in Western countries relate to a diet that is too rich in calories, animal proteins, and cholesterol. These excesses result in heart disease, stroke, osteoporsis, and yes, diabetes.

      The healthiest diet around reduces the risks of these diseases. It is a whole plant based diet. For more information read: T. Colin Campbell, John McDougall, Neal Barnard, and Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr.

      After you’ve been on a healthy diet for 6 months, I suggest you read Joel Fuhrman “Fasting and Eating for Health.” I lost my food cravings and lost 100 pounds by eating right and going on two medically supervised water fasts.

  38. QUESTION:
    Diabetes related question.?
    Is anxiety a typical symptom of someone who as Type 1 diabetes. Its not real strong anxiety attacks, but it is enough to make life trying. Its not just mental. I can feel my body actually trembling. Its there for a few days and then its gone for a while.I take xanax. Is there a better med or natural cure.

    • ANSWER:
      Here’s a little different take on the subject of diabetes–

      There are many things you can do to overcome type II diabetes, and improve life as a Type I diabetic. I’ve been researching alternative medicine, and the amount of help that’s available to diabetics is amazing.

      Natural remedies are quite effective, and include:

      Cinnamon
      Bitter Melon
      Gymnema Sylvestre
      Nopal cactus
      American Ginseng
      Fenugreek
      Chromium picolinate

      If you are serious about learning how to use these herbs and not falling victim to diabetes needlessly, I suggest getting a copy of–

      “One Son’s Quest for the Cause and Cure of Diabetes”, ISBN 7890766313

      The author, a doctor, lost his mother to diabetes and spent the next 20 years finding a way to overcome it. My brother was dying of diabetes, and I was just starting to need insulin when we came across this definitive work which was first availale in February 2005. We both lead mostly normal lives now. It’s a life saver, and the best money you’ll ever spend on the subject.
      You might want to check Abe Books, Alibri’s, or Amazon.com for a good used copy cheap. I bought mine new, and I think it was about . I don’t get any money from anybody for telling you this–just want to help, and the techniques in this book is what made the difference for me and mine. Best of luck.

  39. QUESTION:
    How to rid this persistent yeast infection?
    I went to the gyno and they gave me a 7-day cream. About halfwya through, I called up because it wasn’t working. Then they prescribed me 2 diflucans and told me to take one every 48 hours. It’s slightly working, but not a whole lot. I had some issues recently; I had a UTI last year (cured up), then I had bv (cured), and NOW I have this yeast infection. I think I got it because I didn’t respond well to flagyl for the BV, so then they gave me cleocin, and then I had to take keflex for my UTI; guess what? Hardly any effect so then they gave me Amoxicillin. Then I thought I was fine, but then this crap happens. I sure hope it’s nothing major. I’ve read posts where a yeast infection can be caused by scary factors like diabetes and leukemia. Scary. But I’m not weak and don’t have symptoms of diabetes. Help?!

    PS…I was born with thrush in my mouth and it was also hard to get rid of, but I don’t know how the pros did it.
    Thanks jf, and when they did the culture it definitely came back as yeast and nothing bacterial, like bv. Also, I’m still a virgin, so I’m not sexually active.

    • ANSWER:
      There is one medication that I really like that cures the yeast infection pretty quickly. Also have you been given Cipro for the bacterial infections? Has the dr. done a culture to see what type of bacteria is growing? Usually when a culture is done the lab work comes back with suggestions of antibiotics that work the best. As for the yeast infection you may want to try something that was given to my by my dermatologist cause he said usually the over the counter stuff doesn’t work well. It was ketoconazole and it worked within two days to get rid of my symptoms. I’m glad you are at least getting to a dr. Usually Cipro is a very strong antibiotic that gets rid of a lot of bacteria. Whenever I’m on antibiotics I eat yogurt and use over the counter stuff but I prefer the Ketoconazole that was prescribed by my dermatologist. If you have a dermatologist you may want to see him/her for possibly the medication. They specialize in skin disorders and although gyn dr’s usually diagnose and treat vaginal infections, the time I went on Tetracycline for my face I had to call the dermatologist on call and he just called in some of this after Monistat didn’t work. If you are having sex please don’t do this while you are treating an infection cause I’ve heard or seen on here that it can pass from one partner to the other. Good luck and feel better. Try getting some Ketoconazole as I swear by this and is the best medication I’ve ever used for yeast infections. Here’s a link about it. Beware though that there is a message about the drug possibly causing liver problems but if you want to get a handle on the yeast it may do you better than trying other things that don’t work.

      http://www.questdiagnostics.com/kbase/topic/detail/drug/hw113019/detail.htm

      “Azoles are effective in curing thrush, especially when other topical treatment has not been helpful.2

      Ketoconazole and fluconazole can cure thrush that has spread into the esophagus.”

      If you keep getting recurrent yeast infections you may be required to stay on a maintenance dose to keep the yeast down. I take prophylactic (as needed) antibiotics to prevent UTI’s if I have sex as it prevents them from coming back.

      Heres another link about thrush and at the bottom it talks about Ketoconazole.

      http://www.gmhc.org/health/treatment/factsheets/vagth.html

      “If recurrences become bothersome it may be useful to take stronger medication using antifungal pills ketoconazole (Nizoral) or fluconazole (Diflucan). These medications will usually hold down vaginal and oral thrush if used. However, over time, the fungus may become used to these medications and the medicines may not work as well. ”

      “Ketoconazole (Nizoral) or fluconazole (Diflucan) can cause side effects (rash, nausea or abdominal cramps) and can interfere with the action of other medications. They also require monitoring for liver and kidney problems. On the other hand, for many women who have suffered with constant vaginal thrush, weekly oral medication provides great benefit. Talk with your doctor about whether taking medicine to prevent chronic vaginal yeast infections is right for you.”

      You’re welcome. Being sexually active or not doesn’t mean that someone won’t get a yeast or bacterial infection. Even young girls taking antibiotics for an ear infection can get a yeast infection.

  40. QUESTION:
    Dealing with some weird symptoms please help?
    So I am epileptic and taking meds which already have their many side effects.A little over a year ago I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia which is a form of diabetes.Inmy family my grandparents from my father’s side both have diabetes,my dad might have the beginning of diabetes(where you do not use a needle and are still producing insulin),my sister did a test and figured out that she is hyperglycemic and predisposed to diabetes which also puts me at risk. Here is the twist:I would go and eat out with my bf at the time and would be so dizzy but thought that I did not have enough food to eat so I would grab some lunch only to have my headaches return after my meal.That continued for a semester and I found out that I was hypoglycemic when I went to the doctors on campus asking them what is wrong.After the tests came back and the results came I was advised to eat meat which I get tired of a lot so they advised high protein and low carb diet.So I followed that but even so when ever I would go out or especially after I would eat a bowl of pasta with chicken on top(grilled) and minimal or no dressing I would still be dizzy or rather what it felt like a headache gone bad.That in the end has cost my GPA to go down for the past 3 semesters as my health deteriorated.Last semester before finding out that I was pregnant and after having a miscariage I still had headaches caused by what I had no idea,I would have to keep a bottle of Advil and one of Exedrin with me for migranes as well.As of now when I am with my family and friends they think that having something sweet like a cookie or a glass of soda with cure it or spike my sugar level which it will do but temporary.I am worried because I have not as much energy as before,I have these headaches or lite headeness that I had before and I know that something is not right.My sister told me to get tested with the same test she did and see what the outcome is.I am 25 years old,120-125 lbs,5 foot 5 inches and petite.I need someone’s help on what to do because all I feel like doing is sleeping the day away, when I was at the mall the other day I had a shake and I had the biggest headache even though I had some food to eat.What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      You need to go to a few experts. First is a neurologist about these headaches and second is a GI doctor to find out why you are getting these problems after you eat. These doctors will get to the bottom of what is going on with you. Please have your doctor give you a referral in the morning for them. You don’t need to be tested for the same thing as your sister as she is a different person alttogether and different people don’t always have the same problems. Make sure you jump on this right away too as you need to getback to a life you left so long ptoir to go to. Good luck and God Bless

      . Good

      luco,s`

  41. QUESTION:
    Could I Have Diabetes?
    Recently I’ve been very very tired all the time. About three weeks ago I was so tired that I couldn’t keep myself awake any longer and fell asleep at ca. 19:00. It was a very deep sleep and I slept ’till like 14:00 the next day. I was so tired I couldn’t have gotten up for anything, I couldn’t even open my eyes. I’d gotten 9 hours sleep the night before and hadn’t had practice or anything that day.

    In general I’m just really tired all the time, even though I usually get at least 8-9 hours sleep. I can’t concentrate in school and often can’t focus enough to do my homework. My eyes are also always really tired. If I sit at the back of the class I sometimes can’t see the blackboard + sometimes I can’t read things that are close to my eyes. I’ve never had to wear glasses and my sight has always been great.

    During the last week or so I’ve also been really thirsty all the time, when I wake up my mouth feels like dry sandpaper and my nose, lips and skin feel really dry too. I have go to the bathroom 10-12 times during the day. I don’t wake up to do it during the night but sometimes I wake up before my alarm to go. Yesterday I drank about 3000ml of liquids (2,3 of water) and still went to bed thirsty(didn’t want to drink too much before bed, drank like 200ml though). Today at 12:15PM(GMT) I’ve drunk 1550ml thereof 1300 are water and I still feel thirsty.

    I get migraines about two to three times a year(sometimes I get many in row though, like 3 times in one week) so I associated this with a migraine aura, especially since I often feel really dizzy(both hazy&tired and vertigo) too and had been having mild headaches. But the headaches didn’t really feel like migraine ones so I checked online for other things it could be(taking it with a grain of salt of course) and it got me thinking.

    My mom thinks everything can be cured by drinking more water and that all problems come from being dehydrated so I can’t really talk to her about it. If I try she says it’s just hypocondria and to stop worrying. So should I be worried? Is it maybe totally normal to drink this much? I’m also worried that my body may just be making up symptoms to fit the things I read about, can that happen? All these things started happening before I read about them though.

    My stats:
    16, female
    BMI, ca. 123
    Not overweight or unhealthy but should exercise more though(walk to school + activities, 2 miles/day + 2x week PE + work 1-2 shifts a week at a restaurant waitressing)
    Eat pretty healthy, parents run a health food restaurant but have bad habits like eating Lay’s chips(maybe once a week) Don’t drink sodas except when out(1x a week to 1x every two weeks). Usually drink sugary juice drinks for lunch though(half the time healthy all juice nothing added, the other half fake juice). Sometimes I have white bread at school although my mom never buys it.
    I would but I was worried I might be fine and the doctor would think I was stupid and one of those people that have a stomach ache – google it and are convinced they’ve got cancer.

    What I meant was that I already do these things(for exercise) but I should do more.

    • ANSWER:
      Sorry to inform you that you seem to be the textbook patient for diabetes. You should immediately consult an endocrinologist and have all the tests for diabetes. If by chance these should come out negative, (which I do not believe) you should have all your thyroid hormone level radioactively checked in view of your other symptoms,
      From now on: no soda any more, no white bread: whole grain, and instead of liters of water add a liter of cranberry juice a day. And exercises: excercise in your case does not mean a walk in the park: it means any type of physical activity. with your heart at 110 beats/m during 45 min. a day.

  42. QUESTION:
    My boyfriend has diabetes….?
    My boyfriend and I have been going long distance for a while, we’re happier than ever and i fking love him…He has told me he has pre-diabetes and i never thought that was a terrible thing. I thought that could be cure, as long as it wasnt type 1 or 2…. lately, he’s been losing a lot of weight, he barely sleeps and i thoguht that would be the cause of it, not the diabetes..he eats a lot…how long do people with pre-diabetes last?…..=[ i know it may be a regular symptom, its just a general question….

    • ANSWER:
      Pre-diabetes is diabetes and his diabetes will never go away; however, with weight loss and the right diet and exercise regimen, he can possibly stay off medication/insulin for a long time. Diabetics can live just as long as anyone else. Diabetes itself isn’t dangerous – complications from high blood sugar are what’s dangerous. As long as he can control his blood sugar, then he’ll be okay.

      There are no other kinds of diabetes. There’s Type 1, Type 2, and something called Type 1.5 that’s a little rarer. Your boyfriend probably has Type 2.

  43. QUESTION:
    no cure for diseases?
    I mean they havent even found cures for even small diseases or symptoms that don’t kill people like hepatitis, herpes, eczema, etc etc., and those are minor ones compared to cancer, aids, diabetes etc etc. But how can we make technology to fly to the moon, or military weapons with high accuracy, bombs that can blow up cities, fast planes, but scientist can’t find cures. New high technology coming out every year, cell phones, t.v, cars, every year. And these are just toys. It’s like technology never stays in one level but medicine takes really really small baby steps. And I know technology is not something simple. And I know there are vaccines and cures coming out but not as the same rate as technology. So why is this? Im confused.

    • ANSWER:
      humans and diseases are biological organisms. they are constantly changing, no 2 people react to medicine the same way, and its not a hard science.

      engineering and physics are always obeying the same laws, so its easy to figure out how to get to the moon.

      diseases are different in every person and they are CONSTANTLY evolving.

  44. QUESTION:
    I think I may be Diabetic?
    So Im up right now and was randomly watching a King of the Hill episode where the character Bill has to go to the hospital for Diabetes…and I noticed that a lot of symptoms the doctor said I have. Ive had thyroid problems, and recently went off medication because they said I was cured. But Diabetes could explain why I have ‘dizzy spells’. It’s not that I even eat a lot of sugar, I just sometimes randomly feel like I have to pass out and I’m in a cold sweat. I would save I have more of the Type 2 symptoms.

    I’m also tired a lot and I dont know why, I sleep and rest most days. Also I’ve had tingling in my fingers and toes.
    My grandmother had diabetes and died at the age of 84, she had her legs amputated then died shortly after that. I dont know if that could be a factor or not. But I also have a Heart Murmur.

    I think I remember the doctors checking me for Diabetes a year or so ago…they always would take blood from me when I went to my Thyroid appointments, but I dont know if they checked me for Diabetes. My last appointment was around May and they told me I could get off my meds.

    • ANSWER:
      I would be concerned about and want to check out three possibilities:
      1. You definitely could have diabetes, since it runs in your family.
      2. Given your symptoms of feeling like you’re going to pass out, being dizzy, and having cold sweats, I’m actually wondering if you might have the opposite of diabetes: low blood sugar.
      3. Since you have a heart murmur, you should see a cardiologist to make sure your symptoms aren’;t from a heart condition.

  45. QUESTION:
    What is left for me to say…..?
    I typed up a report on diabetes, it is supposed to be 6 pages dubble spaced, but now i don’t know what else to put, all i need is a half a page more. Thank you!

    Diabetes Type 1
    Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. People with diabetes have problems using food for energy. After a meal, carbohydrates in food are broken down into a sugar called glucose, which is carried by the blood to cells throughout the body. Cells require insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas, to help use blood glucose for energy. People develop diabetes because the pancreas does not make enough insulin or because the cells in the muscles, liver, and fat do not respond to insulin properly, or both. As a result, the amount of glucose in the blood increases while the cells are starved of energy.
    Prior to 1997, the type of diabetes typically diagnosed in young people was called juvenile diabetes or type 1. Diabetes emerging in adults was called adult-onset diabetes or type 2. Then in 1997, the official names of the types were changed to type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is the second most common chronic disease in children (after asthma). About 13,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Patients with type 1 diabetes make up about 5 percent of all cases of diabetes. It most commonly appears in girls and boys when they are about 14 years old. Usually, type 1 diabetes is first diagnosed in children, teenagers, or young adults but it can occur at any age. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin. As a result, the pancreas does not make insulin, a hormone which helps use blood sugar (glucose) for energy. The cells become starved of energy and there is an excess of glucose in the blood. People with Type 1 diabetes must have daily injections of insulin to live. Proper diet, exercise and home blood sugar monitoring are essential to manage the disease. Food and exercise must also be balanced because of the risk of hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, and hyperglycemia, high blood sugar. Both are life threatening concerns. When hypoglycemia develops, cells are not getting enough glucose. Confusion, loss of consciousness, comma and death results when the brain is deprived of glucose for too long. Hyperglycemia and prolonged absence of insulin may lead to ketoacidosis, the accumulation of ketones in the blood when the body uses fat for energy instead of glucose. Ketones make the blood acidic and slow down all body functions. Like hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia can also lead to comma and death. The only cure available today for type 1 diabetes is a pancreas transplant, which is rarely done. Because both pancreas transplants and kidney transplants require lifelong use of powerful drugs to suppress immune reactions that can reject the organs, pancreatic transplants are usually done to those with type 1 diabetes who also need a kidney transplant. The side effects of immune- suppressive drugs can be severe and even worse than the disease. One or two people out of every 10 who get the surgery die within a year. Also the new pancreas is rejected by half of the people who get this operation. If the transplant fails, diabetes returns. Recently, experimental treatments with stem cells have shown some promise. For most people, type 1 diabetes is a life-long disease that can be effectively managed with insulin.

    Signs and Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes
    •Urinates frequently. The kidneys respond to high levels of glucose in the bloodstream by flushing out the extra glucose in urine. A child with diabetes needs to urinate more frequently and in larger volumes.
    •Is abnormally thirsty. Because the child is loosing so much fluid from peeing so much, he or she becomes very thirsty to help avoid becoming dehydrated. A child who has developed diabetes drinks a lot in an attempt to keep the level of body water normal.
    •Loses weight. (or fails to gain weight as he or she grows) in spite of a good appetite. Kids and teens who develop type 1 diabetes may have an increased appetite, but often lose weight. This is because the body breaks down muscle and stored fat in an attempt the provide fuel to the hungry cells.
    •Often feels tired. Because the body can’t use glucose for energy properly.

    But in some cases, other symptoms may be the signal that something is wrong. Sometimes the first sign of diabetes is bedwetting in a child who has been dry at night. The possibility of diabetes should also be suspected if a vaginal yeast infection (also called a Candida infection) occurs in a girl who hasn’t started puberty yet. If these early symptoms of diabetes aren’t recognized and treatment isn’t started, chemicals called ketones can build up in the child’s blood and cause stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, fruity- smelling breath, breathing problems; even loss of consciousness. Sometimes these symptoms are mistaken f

    • ANSWER:
      Watch out on using advice from yahoo answers if truthfulness is graded. While 80% of type 2′s are overweight, only 18% of obese people are diabetic.

  46. QUESTION:
    How to cure my water addiction?
    I drink 10+ liters of water a day, usually in 2 liters of tap water, 6.25 liters of bottled water, 1-2 liters of sodas (coke), 2 cups of fruit juice (real), and 1-2 cups of milk…

    I know many of you will say it’s diabetes, but, I had both my blood and urine checked, and i am negative for kidney problems, urinary tract infections, and diabetes (mellitus)… So, the cause is not diabetes.

    I even went to two doctors in two different countries, and they both said I was perfectly fine. Which makes me think this is all psychological…

    I am not 60 years old… I am just 23 years old, going to school… I dont have a job, and I don’t do any really hard physical activities.

    I go to the bathroom at least 3 times a night (usually 5-6). I go to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes, and have a desire for water, especially cold, or carbonated liquids. I do not exercise much, if, at all. As much as I drink, my skin is really, really, dry, almost as dry as your fingers get after playing with chalk…

    Does anyone have similar symptoms, or know of a cure?

    Perhaps, there are some people who have overcome ‘psychological’ addictions (chocolate, candy, non-physical addictions), who know how to get over them?

    Thanks for your time and opinions :P
    Edit: to first poster, yes, water consumption IS healthy, however, overconsumption of water can make the sodium levels in your blood decrease, which makes electricity flow slower to your brain, which can actually result in death due to electricity not being in your brain.

    Normal consumption (2-3 liters/day) is okay, however, 10+ liters, i do not think is so adequate, and can be a catalyst to possible braindeath.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Strong Headache, then Nausea, then Vomit and it stops?
    I am quite worried. It’s happened for a long time but not often (sometimes for months, sometimes in weeks). I dont know if its migraine, sinusitis, diabetes, etc. I want some advice.
    Symptoms: I wake up fine. A moment later I start getting a headache. Headache gets worst as the day goes by. Once its night, the headache is strong and I loose my apetite. I try to eat a little bit. After I eat, I start feeling weird nausea. Later when I’m almost going to sleep, I start having feelings that I’m going to vomit. Once I have that feeling, I know I’ll vomit so I get a trashcan or bag ready. I vomitted. After I vomit, I feel alot better and the headache is really low as if vomitting cures my sickness. After I vomited and started washing my mouth and throat with water, I see red color. I feel like I had hurt or a cut inside my throat. When I clear my throat and spit a few times: saliva and red(probably blood) comes out. IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE AND SAME SYMPTOMS ALWAYS. What could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      See a doctor . . . it sounds like a cluster headache instead of a migrane. They r worse than any migrane as they can last longer and no one knows what triggers them. They come and go at random from possibly 6 weeks to six months without 1 then bam u have one that can last for a week. My hubby gets them about 2x a yr and always has to goto doctor for shot to ease it. Go see a doctor as only they can give u a proper diagnosis

  48. QUESTION:
    Cystic Fibrosis question?
    My girlfriend has Cystic Fibrosis, and right now she is very sick with flu-like symptoms. She also has diabetes. Doctors told her she would not live past 18. She is 18 now. I am so scared that she will not recover from her flu. Lung transplants only increase life span from 1-5 years i read. Is there any chance that there will be a cure for CF soon?

    • ANSWER:

  49. QUESTION:
    Need help, frequent urination (polyuria)…?
    I’ve had this problem for about 9 months now. I’ve seen 5 doctors, including two urologists. I’ve been tested for diabetes melitus, diabetes insipidus, interstitial cystitis, UTI and they’ve all come up negative.

    The main problem is that I go pee about every 1-2 hours, and it’s always a full amount (4-6 oz). I can barely drink anything and I still need to go. I also have a slight pain, or tender feeling in my mid-back area (kidney area) and above my testicles (bladder?). Right after I go pee, I usually feel the need to go again right after. I’ve been prescribed 4 different types of overactive bladder medication and they haven’t worked. I’ve also had a catscan, ultrasound, and scope inserted into my bladder and they’ve come up negative.

    I’m just wondering if anyone has any ideas of what is wrong with me, or has experienced similar symptoms and have found a cure.
    BTW, I’m 26 years old. And I measured my urine output and it was pretty much 4-6 oz. every hour.

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    PLEASE HELP summarize this?!!?
    does anyone know how to summarize this article?
    like what the dispute is over?
    Please help!
    Vatican reasserts stem cell stand

    http://archives.cnn.com/2001/WORLD/europe/07/25/vatican.stem/index.html

    July 25, 2001 Posted: 8:03 PM EDT (0003 GMT)
    VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has stressed that it considers all research using stem cells from human embryos morally unacceptable.
    The announcement was aimed to quash any doubts about the stance Pope John Paul II laid out to U.S. President George W. Bush at a meeting on Monday.
    At the meeting, the pope urged Bush, who is weighing federal funding for work with stem cells, to reject research on human embryos.
    Some observers and commentators later interpreted the pontiff’s remarks as possibly exempting embryos created in fertility clinics and left over after a woman becomes pregnant.
    In response, Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls issued a statement on Wednesday saying the pope’s condemnation applied to all research using stem cells from human embryos.

    The statement quoted from a 1995 papal encyclical that said: “This moral condemnation also regards procedures that exploit living human embryos and fetuses — sometimes ‘produced’ for this purpose by in vitro fertilization — either to be used as ‘biological material’ or as providers or organs or tissue for transplants in the treatment of certain diseases.
    “The killing of innocent human creatures, even if carried out to help others, constitutes an absolutely unacceptable act.”
    Embryonic stem cells are the basic building blocks for body tissue.
    To extract these cells for research requires killing the embryo — an action consistently rejected by the Roman Catholic church and other abortion opponents as the taking of human life.
    Vatican Radio said the pope’s appeal to Bush has set off a debate regarding John Paul’s capacity to influence American public opinion.
    Observers say that in stem cell research, Bush faces one of the toughest issues of his young presidency.
    Allowing federal funding could alienate some of America’s 44 million Catholics, who make up an important political bloc. If Bush cuts or restricts the funding, he risks being accused of bowing to the pope and other religious and conservative leaders.
    Bush said after meeting with the pontiff that he would take John Paul’s views “into consideration.”
    Scientists believe research using stem cells might unlock cures for diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and diabetes, as well as spinal cord injuries. The pope himself suffers from symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s a discussion of the US position on stem cell research and how the Catholic Church might influence opinion in the US.

      An encyclical is an official position of the Catholic Church that all Catholics are expected to uphold. This one says that stem cell research that uses cells from embryos is condemned by the Church. Some people feel this kind of research may be helpful in curing some diseases. The article discusses how a statement from the Pope, the leader of the Catholic Church, might influence the 44 million American Catholics. As there are so many US Catholics, President Bush might want to consider this in any statement he makes about stem cell research.

      This article is from 2001, and is outdated, The Church’s position has not changed, but President Obama has a different view of stem cell research than President Bush.


Cures For Diabetes Type 1

Are you urinating more frequently than the usual? Do you easily feel tired and weak recently? Are you experiencing some tingling and numbness of your extremities? And did you lose weight so suddenly during the past days? If you say yes to all these, chances are you are suffering from a disorder known as diabetes. If your not too familiar with this health condition, you might as well start doing your research now in order to learn more about it and find natural cures as much as possible.

Diabetes Facts

Diabetes is a health disorder whereas the body is not able to regulate the amount of sugar, specifically glucose, in the blood. Glucose functions mainly by giving you energy so you can perform your day-to-day activities. But if this regulates the amount of sugar in the blood, the insulin in turn regulates it so it will always be on the right level. And so, when the body produces not enough insulin or does not use it properly, then that’s when diabetes comes in.

Diabetes has three types: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes. In type 1, the body does not produce insulin or produce too little to regulate the blood glucose level. Meanwhile, in type 2, there is enough insulin but the body is unable to use it partially or completely. And in gestational diabetes, pregnant women experience a sudden increase in blood glucose level during the second half of pregnancy. This, however, goes away once the baby is delivered.

Natural Cures for Diabetes

Although there are lots of prescription medications nowadays, you can always have that option to manage diabetes with natural cures. These may include changing your eating habits, having a healthier lifestyle by observing regular exercise, and going for a rawfood diet or vegan diet. Changing your eating habits means eating the right amount and eating the right food. If you are fond of eating fast foods, then it’s time you choose healthy snacks instead. And make sure that you don’t eat too much or too little. But to really manage diabetes, you have to combine good eating habits with regular exercise. It is important that you do various physical activities daily so you won’t gain too much weight. You should avoid being a diabetic and an obese as this would mean life and death for you.

Now, let’s go to raw foods and vegan diets. More people, including celebrities, have already proven that these really work not only in weight loss but also in managing diabetes. Fruits, vegetables, and other raw food snacks can help you achieve a controlled sugar level. So, instead of being dependent on sweet snacks, fast foods, processed meals, and drinks with high sugar content, why not go raw and natural this time?

Managing diabetes with natural cures may seem difficult to accomplish at first. But if you are focused on your goal of keeping your blood sugar at the right level, you can very much take these lifestyle changes as a challenge. Now, if you want to know more about raw foods, organic foods, and vegan diets, read on David Wolfe’s Sunfood Nutrition as it provides vital information about curing diabetes and other disorders the natural way.

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:
    How do I get sponsors to be the youngest runner to cross America and support the cause for diabetes type 1?
    I am 14 and I am training to be able to run all the way across the continental US in hopes to set a record and at the same time be able to raise much needed money for the research and hope for a cure for type 1 diabetes, which I have and is on the rise, rapidly. I don’t know where to begin to get this cause started and actually make it worth something. I am hoping for huge contributions to this cause. How should I begin?

    • ANSWER:
      I love your enthusiasm. Never let diabetes stop you from doing anything !!

      Good luck.

  3. QUESTION:
    how close are they to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes?
    I’m 17 and I have had diabetes for 16 1/2 years. I heard they were quite close to finding a cure a few times but what do you guys know about it?

    • ANSWER:
      Perhaps closer the we can imagine. CNN, Fox, ABC LA TIMES New York Times announced on the 17/02/2011 the sensational news that cancer and diabetes could very soon be a disease of the past. Here is the gist of this incredible story, after studying people afflicted with Larons disease collecting and collating data, people with Larons are immune to cancer and diabetes .This is an unusual genetic defect .Apparently these people hav a very low growth hormone balance hence they are short in stature. Experiments are being conducted as we speak and medical people are quietly confident that they are on the right track. It really is an amazing story and you ought to check this out yourself. Thinking of our western way of life, hmm we eat beef which is laced with growth hormones, chicken are being fed with dioxin ( chemical explosion in Seveso Northern Italy, which caused birth deformities) Fruit and vegetables which are genetically modified , snap frozen , DDT sprayed. Its then no wonder people are getting ill. Our water is polluted with mercury, fish ingest mercury, so do humans eating fish. Hope you read the website attached, enjoy and live a healthy life

  4. QUESTION:
    What kind of experimental research is going on for the cure of diabetes type 1 (juvenile onset)?
    and what have the results been?
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    Narvegiy… – That link just took me to a Mexican pharmacy. It is not what I am looking for.
    Atheist Bean – That is amazing.

    • ANSWER:
      All across the US and in Canada the National Institute of Health is working on transplanting Islet Cells, the cells that make insulin in the human body.
      I was involved in one of the clinical trials in Philadelphia. They were having great success in Philly. The doctors have already cured 3 people of type 1 diabetes. There are still many problems with islet transplantion that the doctors across the country are trying to solve by doing these clinical trials. The goal is to make type 1 diabetes a thing of the past.
      By the way, anyone interested in getting involved, like I was, google ‘islet transplant clinical trials’. They are still looking for people to cure. I unfortunately couldn’t go through with the transplant because of antigens from being pregnant.

  5. QUESTION:
    any potential cures for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Dr. Roger Unger and Dr. Young Lee found in an animal study that blocking the hormone glucagon might eliminate the symptoms of type 1 diabetes.

      This is a new experimental “cure” that is being researched with hope.

      Hope this helps.

  6. QUESTION:
    What is the guaranteed cure for type 1 diabetes?
    If someone out there knows the answer. I too would like to know.

    • ANSWER:
      there is no cure for Diabetes…yet

  7. QUESTION:
    When can we expect a cure for type 1 diabetes?
    If at all? And I mean a proper tested cure avalible to the public.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s been “around the corner” for years. I don’t expect a cure any time soon, but companies are getting closer and closer to an “artificial pancreas”. The idea is to have a unit that can test sugar and provide appropriate insulin automatically. That will be close to a cure. Stem cell research may provide good treatment options someday, but that research is in its infancy.
      To help find a cure, participate in JDRF fundraising events as much as possible. This doesn’t have to cost you a cent, because they are always looking for volunteers to work at the events.

  8. QUESTION:
    how do scientist research for type 1 diabetics cures?
    what is stopping scientist from getting a cure for type 1 diabetes? what exactly are they looking for.

    • ANSWER:
      Stem cell research is being thwarted by Christian fundamentalists who have too much say in politics right now. Contact your congressmen and support stem cell research!

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you think a cure for type 1 diabetes is close or is there one already that is being hidden?
    There has been controversial discussion that there is a cure ad that the goverment is covering it up because its a multi-billion dollar industry. What are your thoughts on this?

    • ANSWER:
      We need to recognize that the companies that profit from diabetes (pharmaceutical companies, insulin manufacturers, pump manufacturers, supply companies) aren’t going to help find a cure. It’s not in their business model, and it makes no sense to expect them to participate other than for PR purposes. It’s going to be up to the universities and research centers to come through with a cure. But I can’t imagine someone has discovered a cure and is withholding it. A discovery like that means big money to an organization, so they’re not going to keep quiet. Until then, the best hope we have is islet cell transplants. But until they can figure out how to minimize the anti-rejection drugs you have to take, how to get a large supply of these cells, and how to make the cells last, we just have to wait. A cure has been “right around the corner” the whole 24 years I’ve had it, and long before that, so I don’t expect a cure within my lifetime. Not holding my breath.

  10. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how close they are to finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes?
    Well, I’m 14, and I’ve only been a diabetic for 5 months (almost 6) and I’ve heard they are working on a cure for it and I was wondering if anyone knows any information about it.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately even if there is a cure, the diabetic company’s make so much money they have the power for a little while to do whatever they can to keep the product from being made or sold. Pfizer lost 2 billion dollars making, selling and trying to get doctors to write for Exubera (an inhaled insulin). The insulin pumps are advanced almost to the point of being ready for a device that could take a thousand readings a day and inject the appropriate amount of insulin. The Dexcom has this feature. It is not accurate so it would not work as an adjunct to the pump. If you took 1% of Pfizer’s money they lost on Exubera thats 10 million dollars. I believe with this funding The people working on the Dexcom could make that ready to test with a the appropriate group. People don’t want to believe this. When you have 1 million new cases of diabetes a year and growing. The money the rich people is enough to buy anything they want and if that meant buying the cure for diabetes some company’s doing what the have to to keep a device like that off the market, They would considering that an ivnestment.

  11. QUESTION:
    Do you think there will be a cure for type 1 diabetes by 2015?
    I really would like to join the Marines or Air Force but cant because of my fucking diabetes abd 2015 is when I graduate high school.

    • ANSWER:
      what??!! and let all that money go to waste on getting people better??

  12. QUESTION:
    How many years away do you think we are for a cure for diabetes type 1?

    • ANSWER:
      There will never be a cure for anything,although there really are natural cures that they don’t want you to know about.If they cured disases the drug companys wouldn’t make much money.The only cures you find will be natural cures but if they tell you it will cure a disease the FDA will call it an unapproved drug and will prosecute them.The FDA says if you say something will cure a disease then it is classified as a drug.The FDA says there are no natural cures,they say only drugs and surgery can cure a disease. >

  13. 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

  14. QUESTION:
    Do you think it is likely that there will be a cure for type 1 Diabetes by 2015?
    I want to be in the USMC or something but I cant.

    • ANSWER:
      I don’t think that there’ll be a cure, but it will be 99x more easier and automatic. Why do I say that? Because right now, we’re able to have closed-loop systems overnight. Now, they just need to tweak the day-time formula and then we’ll just manage with a canula and pump that manages and boluses for itself.

      So, a cure? Not yet. But give it another 10 or so years and we’ll be closer.

  15. QUESTION:
    will we ever find a cure for type 1 diabetes?
    Do you think they are going to make a cure for cancer sometime in my life time i just am waiting and praying that they do.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a study in development of Type 1 Diabetes being cure by a bone medulla transplant. If the patient has just been diagnosed with diabetes it probably have a high chance that the pancreas beta cells have not yet being totally destructed, so after transplant you will have a new immune system that won’t attack the pancreas no longer. Leading to the total cure.

  16. 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.

  17. QUESTION:
    why can’t you cure diabetes (type 1)?
    the title says it all..why can’t you? can’t doctors inject something into your body that produces insulin correctly? or a transplant? or something?

    (oh, please don’t say “they’ll never be a cure”, you’ll just make me fell bad for myself..ugh, sorry if i sound like a brat)

    • ANSWER:
      In normally healthy people, insulin is produced by certain special cells. In diabetics, either those cells don’t produce enough insulin, or they don’t produce any insulin at all.

      Transplants work…sort of. Usually diabetics don’t get transplants of just those insulin producing cells, because a transplant patient has to be on an even more regimented treatment plan than a diabetic. So if a diabetic needs a transplant of some other organ, s/he might very well get a transplant of those cells, as well, because s/he’ll have to take anti-rejection medicines and do all that other stuff anyway.

      I think that there WILL be a cure. I have no idea when. I think that we should be doing a lot more research with stem cells.

  18. QUESTION:
    how long do you think it will take to find a cure for type 1 diabetes?
    because i really want to join the marines!

    • ANSWER:
      I have a tendancy to agree with the others that they already have a cure, but just aren’t willing to release it to the public because of the $$$$ they make off of us who can not survive without our insulin and our pills to keep us running. However, the islet cells they have transplanted are inspiring and even better the ones that they can take from our own bodies and “reprogram” them to make insulin! The fact that we know this is hopefull and I think its possible in the next 15-20 years or less that we’ll either have a cure or atleast this disease will be much more manageable as well as the cures and treatments of its nasty side effects. Hang in there your not alone! : )

  19. QUESTION:
    do u know about the new way for cure of diabetes type 1 for children has 7 years old?
    i looking for definite cure, not about control of diabeted type 1. please informe me for any vaccine or drug for definite cure. thankf

    • ANSWER:
      At this time, there IS NO DEFINITE CURE.

      But on the horizon are some new possibilities that are STILL in the animal testing stages.

      The first uses adult stem cells to regrow the Islet Cells in your pancreas that produce insulin. This has worked IN MICE — but is a LONG way from being given to humans. IF this proves effective in HUMANS, then a commercial treatment is still 15-20 years away.

      A Pancreas Transplant is a possibility, but is very very dangerous. Pancreas Transplant is the least effective of all the transplanted organ. Heart transplants easily live 10-15 years longer. Kidney transplants live 15-30 years longer.

      But pancreas transplant live only 5-7 years longer. In fact, more than 50% of the patients are dead within 5 years. Therefore, most doctors will NOT do a pancreas transplant unless the patient is going to die anyway. In this case, even a couple of years longer is better than nothing.

      But Type 1 Diabetes in a 7-year-old is EASILY treatable with insulin, diet, and exercise. NO doctor would recommend a transplant to an otherwise healthy patient!

      There are some other possibilities, but they are are even more unsure, and have MANY years of experiment to go through before humans can be involved.

      In the mean time, the 7-year-old needs to learn what CAN and CANNOT be eaten, and that the medication are KEEPING HER ALIVE, and without them shot she WILL die.

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

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

  21. QUESTION:
    When will they find the cure for Diabetes? (Type 1)?
    I have had diabetes for almost 5 years now and its getting old… When are they supposed to discover the cure? Are they at least close???

    • ANSWER:
      Never !! The drug companies make so much profit from diabetes that they would be silly to find a cure. Period. >

  22. QUESTION:
    Is there an alternative cure for type 1 diabetes, that does not still require insulin?

    • ANSWER:
      As far as I know, there is none. The primary defect of the body in type 1 diabetes is it is unable to produce insulin for its own use. That is why we give type 1 diabetics insulin but not type 2 diabetics because they can produce their own insulin but they are “resistant” to it. If someone can find an alternative medicine that is ABSOLUTELY PROVEN through randomized, double blind studies to be able to repair the pancreas so that the body can produce insulin, then they’re going to be a hero.

  23. QUESTION:
    What is the latest kind of medicines and the best cure for a diabetes type 1.?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for diabetes at present however research is on the trail of one it seems. http://www.informationaboutdiabetes.com/diabetes-news/a-cure-for-diabetes-3/
      The latest treatment i know of is insulin pumps http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulin_pump#Advantages_of_pumping_insulin

  24. QUESTION:
    JDRF: Walk to find the cure for Type 1 Diabetes!!!!!?
    On October 11th, 2008, millions will join us in Virginia Beach to walk to find the cure for Type 1 Diabetes. Please help my team raise money. http://walk.jdrf.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=extranet.personalpage&confirmid=87046854 that is my teams site, please help save millions a year.

    • ANSWER:
      I can’t wait till they find a cure for type 1 diabetes. Wish the government would invest more money for research. Good luck getting donations. This is a good cause.

  25. QUESTION:
    Will there ever be a permanent cure for type 1 diabetes?
    I’ve had it for so long now..my twin has it too..
    I’m sick of it! It affects every part of my life..I feel so depressed.. will there ever be a permanent cure? permanent insulin? Something to wake those pancreas up????

    • ANSWER:
      I have heard that a resarch team out of Gainesville, FL is working on a project which uses lettuce! have found bits and pieces in its regard on the internet, but nothing new lately.

      Believe me! You sound just like me. I’ve had Type 1 for 40 years and would love to hear of a”cure” but, it isn ‘t on thehorizon quite yet.

      Keep your chin up. I’ll try to do the same.

  26. 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.

  27. QUESTION:
    DR H L TRIVEDI OF AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA IS ON THE WAY TO CURE TYPE 1 / JUVENILE DIABETES ?
    DR H L TRIVEDI OF AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA IS ON THE WAY TO CURE TYPE 1 / JUVENILE DIABETES ?

    Here in India, ETV Gujarati telecasted interview of Dr H L Trivedi on 15th August 2007.

    Click the link to see the news in detail:-

    http://www.medicaldaily.net/link.asp?ID=225107&Title=Stem%20cell%20cure%20for%20diabetes%20in%20offing:%20Gujarat%20docs

    On 17th, I contact his hospital TELEPHONICALLY & inquired about the availability of the treatment to Diabetics; especially about my 16 yr Juvenile Diabetic only Son*. A lady named Nalinibahen, replied on his behalf over the telephone that I may go to there in Ahmedabad during any Monday to Friday with prior appoint. On inquiry, She got confirmation that blood group of my son & of mine is equal. She told me about the procedure that on arrival, they, through minor surgery, collect a piece of fat from my stomack & let us leave the hospital for about 15 days. During these period, they will cultivate stem cells from it. When stem cells r ready from the fat, they will call us for treatment of my Juvenile/Type 1 Diabetic Son. She informed me over TELEPHONE that they will transplant the stem cell into lever of the patient. After that, the patient has to let admitted for about 1 month. On inquiry, she told me their charges, Rs. 1 Lac.

    WHAT DO U THINK ABOUT THIS NEWS WHEN SUCH TYPE OF RESEARCES ARE CONTINEOUSLY GOING ON ALL OVER GLOBE ?

    HONEST OPINION PLEASE…!!!

    Prakash Thakrar, India
    prakashthakrar@gmail.com
    +919974093554

    *You can see more about a DIABETIC SHOOTER by clicking this links :-
    www.lohanaonline.com/achievers/achievers_ravi.asp
    www.lohanaonline.com/loteam/loteam1.asp
    www.lohanaonline.com/cartoons/page1.asp

    • ANSWER:
      I personally think it is bunk!!!!! I don’t think that research has gone far enough to be able to do this. Do what you want. I will wait for the real researchers here to come up with something.

  28. QUESTION:
    Does Type 1 Diabetes have a cure?
    Some of us know Nick Jonas has Diabetes, and his song about theres a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. is that true is there a cure? cause i might get Diabetes and im not fat. im really skinny im 5 foot 3/93.8 pounds and im 12 years old until September 25 i turn 13.

    Im just really curious. and if you could, can you list everything you know about Type 1 Diabetes even the type of routine you have to go through to keep yourself from being sick of this.

    and can Type 1 Diabetes kill you?
    List everything and anything you know.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a cure for type one, it just hasn’t been ‘discovered’ yet. Dr. Denise Faustman is apparently very close. So close, in fact, that organizations that depend on us diabetics for their income, like the JDRF, and various pharmaceutical companies, won’t fund her research because it might put them out of business. See source:

  29. QUESTION:
    I have had type 1 diabetes since 1982. As i get older i don’t have symptoms for low blood sugar any more. Why?
    with all the science and tech why can’t they cure type 1?

    • ANSWER:
      This is called Hypo Unawareness. The more times one has Hypo episodes the less aware they are of the lows. This is the reason for us to be checking our glucose levels frequently and trying hard not to go Hypo very often.

      Why cure diabetes and kill the Golden Goose?? That is what would happen if they accidently did cure this disease, either form of it.

  30. QUESTION:
    Cures for type 2 Diabetes?
    I’m doing school homework. What research is being done into cures for diabetes? I’ve done one of type 1 diabetes.. But what methods are there to ‘cure’ or help treat type 2 Diabetes? I’ve been googling, but so far… hardly anything is helping me :/ Any help/Knowledge is helpful

    • ANSWER:
      Type 1 Diabetes is caused by the failure of an internal organ called the PANCREAS. The pancreas make insulin, and when the pancreas fails you become diabetic. At this time, there is NO CURE for Type 1 Diabetes. It is TREATED by taking insulin injection to replace the insulin that the pancreas no longer makes.

      Type 2 Diabetes is a LIFESTYLE disease. It is caused by being overweight. When this happens, the pancreas is STILL WORKING (probably normally), but you have “too much body” for the amount of insulin produced.

      The treatment for Type 2 Diabetes is simple: Eat less, exercises more, and lose weight. Until the patient is entirely successful t this, they may need various medication, adn even insulin injections. But once the Type 2 Diabetic gets their body weight and diet under control, the symptoms of diabetes will go away.

      THERE IS NO CURE FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES!! It can be CONTROLLED, but if the patient reverts back to their old lazy, eat-anything habits, they will gain weight and the diabetes will return

  31. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for diabetes type 1 yes or no question?

    • ANSWER:
      No, only a treatment

  32. QUESTION:
    Is there a cure for type 1 diabetes?
    Is there any cure yet? Or tests?

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for type 1 diabetes. Your pancreas doesn’t make any insulin which is needed to uptake glucose in our cells for energy. The only way it can be managed is to take insulin injections for the rest of ones life.
      There is a clinical study taking place in the US and Canada. They take islet cells from a donor and put them in your liver. There are several different versions of this study taking place.

      Hope this helps.

  33. QUESTION:
    Do you think there will be a cure for type 1 diabetes in the near future?

    • ANSWER:
      NEAR future — no.

      But there is some promising work on curing Type 1 Diabetes with Adult Stem Cells. Experiments have proven effective in mice.

      but it is a LONG way from mice to men! First, the experiments must be duplicated, even triplicated, by other laboratories, just to make sure it was not a “fluke”.

      Next, other lab animals, maybe pigs, might be tried. Being omnivores like humans (we eat anything), a pig’s system is very much like our own.

      IF this treatment proves successful, the proper techniques must be developed. Where do Adult Stem Cells come from? How do the get into the patients body?

      Clinical trials can then begin. a Clinical Trial is just like the rat and pig experiments, except human volunteers are used. they will need to test on both diabetics and on “healthy” people to make sure there are no adverse side effects. Clinical trials of this nature can tke 5-10 YEARS to complete.

      Finally, all the results are given to the FDA, who must approve the treatment for human use. The approval process, especially with something as serious as this, could take 3-5 years.

      SOOooo…..
      When we look at all the experimenting that is STILL needed, it is a safe bet that a cure for Type 1 diabetes will not show up for 20-30 years.

      Cure in the NEAR future — No. Cure in the not-too-distant future — MAYBE.

  34. QUESTION:
    When will there be a cure for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Ignore the clowns, Molly. If there were actually a definitive “cure”, it’s unlikely that they’d be able to keep that secret for very long.

      I’m assuming that you realise [realize, if you're one of my American cousins] that not all type 1 diabetics are born with the condition. In fact, it’s comparatively rare to be born with diabetes mellitus.

      I doubt, very much, that it’s going to be within the very near future. (I’ve been waiting almost 30 years now since I was told that there was a cure “just around the corner”.)

      So far, the “cures” that have come about have tended to be short-lived. They tend not to last for very many years. (These include pancreas transplants and islet cell transplants.) However, various ways at changing how islet cell transplantation are still being investigated, and so is stem cell research. Both of these areas look quite promising.

      I do hope that you won’t have much longer to wait.

      Be well.

  35. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural cure for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Jeremy P.
      Fortunately this type of diabetes can be controlled and managed more comfortably than type 2 diabetes. However, this does not change the fact that this is a serious condition and if you have the disease, you have to be very careful. Diabetes is not a condition that you can neglect; medical attention is required as soon as it is diagnosed. If left untreated, it will lead to more serious health problems. You have to be careful about what you eat and what you do.

      As the pancreas stops the production of insulin in type 1 diabetes, the treatment for this disease would include the introduction of insulin to the body. There are about 20 types of products available which could provide the much needed insulin. Which product should be taken depends on the patient and the physician providing the health care.
      Jason Homan

  36. QUESTION:
    Why is there no cure for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      well, i have it, and quite frankly, i don’t give a dahm. lmao.
      its a part of who i am.
      honestly, it will be a longggggggggggg time before they find a cure.
      and we’ll just have to wait untill they get one.
      but thats okay. just have a good attitude about it and you’ll be fine.

  37. QUESTION:
    anyone heard of any cure for type 1 diabetes (yeh aside from insulin)?
    any promising researches or possible soon to be cures?

    • ANSWER:
      Well you can get a full pancreatic transplant (which is normally done as well as a kidney transplant) or you can get an Islet Cell/Stem Cell transplant, but none of these are really mainstream as of yet. They all require drugs that would suppress the immune system so the organs/cells wouldn’t be rejected. In years to come they’re hoping to be able to cure it by the islet/stem cell transplant where the cells would be coated with Teflon or the like so the immune system couldn’t destroy them, but this is a few years away.

      Hope I helped :)

  38. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have a cure for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Actually there is. Getting a new pancreas through a transplant. Since diabetes is caused by problems with the pancreas (the pancreas doesn’t make insulin) getting a transplant would cure diabetes.

      They have done this on a few occasions

  39. QUESTION:
    Is this a good introductory paragraph to a Type 1 Diabetes research paper?
    “I’m sorry to say, but you have been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.” Upon hearing such a statement, children may become extremely frightened of their novel disease. “Am I going to die?” is often the first asked inquiry. What may be the most puzzling aspect of diabetes, though, are its quintessential causes and risks. A flurry of miscomprehension- from not only their selves, but also friends- leaves children disconsolate and outcast; approximately three million Americans will agree (JDRF). Despite ongoing research, a cure for type 1 diabetes has not yet been discovered. Assisted by proper research and a plethora of optimism, though, and victims can easily lead a happy, healthy life.
    __________

    Thank you very much! Any and all opinions are much appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, leave out the words “I’m sorry”

  40. QUESTION:
    will there ever be a cure for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Of course there will. Some day there will be cures for many so far incurable diseases. Except possibly the common cold.
      Unfortunately some day is not here yet.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does Anyone know of a cure for Juvenile Onset Type 1 Diabetes?
    I’m desperate for a sure cure!

    • ANSWER:
      no there is no cure but i 2 was a type one diabetic but my kidneys failed after 26 years and i had a kidney and pancreas transplant and i am longer a diabetic. it is a hard way to get cured but at least i am sttill alive.

  42. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for type 1 diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      Pancreas transplant or islet cell transplant, though neither has yet proven to be permanent, and both have their own risks as you have to take anti-rejection drugs for the rest of your life. Research into stem cell treatment appears to hold good promise for a type 1 ‘cure’, but don’t hold your breath waiting for it. It’s still some way off yet.

  43. QUESTION:
    When will stem cells cure diabetes?
    I’ve been reading many different articles on stem cells being the way to cure type 1 diabetes. I just haven’t found a straight answer for an approximate time for when it will be available for the public. I also haven’t been able to figure out if you will need to take immunity suppressors with the stem cell treatment. In fact, any info on it would be greatly appreciated.

    • ANSWER:

  44. QUESTION:
    Why did I have to get Diabetes? (Type 1)?
    It’s coming up to my second anniversary of having it and I’m well pissed off about it.. If gods real, he can f****** cure it for me! ****head! If god is real then why choose me? Why not some bad bad person like a rapist? I’m just a 14 year old kid! And why is the government spending money on AIDS and Diabetes Type II cure research? I only know of two charities for Juvenile Diabetes, JDRF and my local hospital.. Stupid government spending money to cure fat people, it’s more or less their own fault they got type two for getting overweight but type 1 isn’t a lifestyle driven disease, it just happens.. We need a cure. If it’s all about the money then the government and doctors better rip up the Hypocratic Oath.
    No I didn’t get it genetically because NO ONE in my WHOLE family has EVER had ANY sort of DIABETES!!!
    Probably was your mums fault! Do you know what it’s like to take injections 4 times a day for the rest of your life until some supposed cure decides to appear? No you don’t. I’d rather speak to someone with a condition the same as mine but unfortunately I don’t know anyone which is why I’m on here so you can go away.
    I respect others! But I don’t respect rich wealthy people who get overweight and end up with type 2 because they should of dieted or exercised! And I don’t deserve the money for a cure? You are a sick twisted person. Rot. In. Hell. When I win the lottery, every single person with juvenile diabetes mellitus shall be cured! That, is assured!
    Nicholas, typically, do they have bigger waists than average?
    Nicholas I am thinking of trying to Acquire an Omnipod but they are only in the USA and are really expensive :(
    Thanks for understanding Nicholas :)

    • ANSWER:
      I understand and FEEL you COMPLETELY. I am 21 and I have had type 1 for 12 years and I am outraged with the money that pretty much goes NO WHERE for a cure. There are 40 kids every day that become diagnosed with diabetes. If you take the 40 kids a day, and mutiply that by a month (30 days) that is 120 KIDS A MONTH! There are so many factors as to what can trigger and cause the development of Diabetes. It can be environmental, medicines that your mother took while she was pregnant, the food you have eaten throughout your life, the type of sounds that enter your ears, its F******* crazy! So after over 40 years of teh JDRF foudation researching, WHY IS THERE NO CURE YET! Because the government is restricting their ability to reserach SO MUCH and they will never find a cure. So, i just pay the hundreds of dollars for my insulin and my pump supplies and hope that someday I can find the cure and help every child and adult out there suffering just like us.

  45. QUESTION:
    is there a cure for type 1 juvenile diabetes?

    • ANSWER:
      The only cure to date is a pancreas transplant. Don’t get caught up in phony drugs or treatment that claim to cure diabetes. They are just money makers and can be very bad for your health
      Dr Atkins diet can be very dangerous to diabetics because it can cause the ketones to rise. Most doctors and nutritionists will tell you to stay away from this diet. Studies on Chromium Picolate have shown that is does not help blood sugars to go down or help the diabetes. It only reduced the blood sugar readings by about 10 points in most cases. There were over 1,000 people that participated in the study.
      Yes, type 2 can SOMETIMES be controlled by diet and exercise, but usually requires medication later in life. Not all type 2′s can control their disease this way, because type 2 is also caused by a disfuntion in the pancreas.
      Yes, Ali is totally WRONG

  46. QUESTION:
    DIabetes Type 1 and 2 Questions!?
    URGENT!!!!

    I have a project to work on…and I need so answers…
    1) What is the needle for diabetes called and used for?
    2) There is no cure for diabetes,but there are helpful medications, right? What are their names….?

    ***PLZ HELP ME N MY PARTNER>>>>>
    *** if there is any additional VRY IMPROTANT INFO..plz we dont mind, just type away n give to us

    n dnt tell me to research…cuz i have but i need these answers….n if u r a diabetic patient, plz give us ur story…thnx!

    • ANSWER:
      The needle is called an insulin syringe and it is used to inject insulin

      There is no cure for diabetes but some medications are insulin, Glucophage, Precose, Glyset, metformin, Januvia.

      Diet is also very important to a diabetic. We must watch our intake of sugar and also carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, and potatoes.

      Try checking out the website www.webmd.com and www.diabetes.org.

      Hope I have helped you some.

  47. QUESTION:
    This is really depressing.. my mom has diabetes Type 1 which is un cure able and..?
    my mother has diabetes type 1. im a 13 year old girl, the only child. with a father who has a bad temper.
    it kills me to see my mom half dead every night. and she does so much for me and i cant do anything for her. i still try my best by not stressing her a all, try to do all my work on time and help her in the house hold stuff. she has a habit of taking little things to her heart and thats the reason she got diabetes. as diabetes occurs because of stress. i have my own life problems, and then no siblings, a father who loves us but gets a little hot tempered at times, and a mother who is SO UNWELL. i really dont know what to do. this does not let me consentrate on my studies n stuff. i dont know what to do. theres not a day that i dont cry thinking of all this, Im just 13 n ive got so many responsibilities, I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. im crying even while writing this. please, help.
    ..

    • ANSWER:
      Honey, your mom didn’t get Type 1 diabetes from stress. Type 1 diabetes is caused because the body’s immune system kills the beta cells in the pancreas. Beta cells make insulin so the body can not manufacture it’s own insulin. Many experts think that there is a genetic tendency and that some environmental factors increase the risk of developing the disease.
      What your mother needs to do is keep her blood sugar under control. She must follow a diabetic diet and test her blood sugar and take insulin as her doctor prescribes. I know that you are worried sick about your mom because of all the horror stories that you hear about diabetics dieing at an early age or having severe health problems, but all of this can be avoided if she controls her blood sugar,
      You can help her. I know at 13 a lot is going on in your life with school, friends, family life, but little things like keeping your room picked up, offering to help with laundry, dishes, and meal preparation will go a long ways toward relieving some stress off your mom.
      Let me tell you a story that may help ease your worries. I am 58 years old and my own mother was diagnosed at age 10 (in 1935) with diabetes. She has taken insulin since that time and she raised 3 children and my own father was no picnic to live with either. My mom was not expected to live beyond her 30′s. Well, I just saw her this weekend. She is 85 years old, but still living in her own home and her health issues have nothing to do with her diabetes, BUT she stuck to the diabetic diet religiously all her life.
      You are dealing with a lot for a 13 year old. You might try talking to your mom about your feelings or maybe even a school counselor.
      Good luck.

  48. QUESTION:
    Is there any breakthrough in finding permanent cure for ‘Type-1′ diabetes?.?
    I want my 7 years old son to get permanent remedy from ‘Type-1′ diabetes at the earliest. Are transplantations working? I am willing to give my pancreas to him. What is the status of stem cell research on treating diabetes ?

    • ANSWER:
      I wish there were, but I have not heard of any. The best news I have heard about Type I is the inhaled insulin trials. As for transplants, frankly, they don’t do them until the diabetic is so near death that not doing them would mean certain death. The reason is that taking the anti-rejection drugs is more dangerous than being a well-controlled diabetic.

      I do want to warn you about something. I was diagnosed as a Type I just before my fifth birthday and am now nearing my fourth decade. I was totally uncontrolled as a child, teen, and young adult. I was 24 before I finally got serious about it. I have 0 complications at this point, low blood pressure, low cholesterol (I do not exercise regularly but I do eat well) and my A1Cs have been in the “non-diabetic” range for over 10 years (like 4.5 to 6). My two, healthy children, were born at 6 lbs 9ozs and 6 lbs 12 ozs (I am female).

      Don’t burden your son by telling him how great a cure will be. I remember how often people told me that while I was growing up. It made me feel like there was something wrong with me because I had diabetes and that diabetes would be the reason I could not accomplish things. Fortunately, I “accidentally” found some great literature and accomplishments by Type Is. There are lots of famous people with Type I who have accomplished many things.

      Life can be great with Type I. Sucks your son got it, but it does not have him. Show him how, once he makes taking care of himself a part of his life, it is an easy one if not one just like everyone elses (he should take pride in what he does to take care of himself). Now that I just automatically check my glucose, determine my level of activity, and base my food choices on how I doing that day, it feels strange to me that non-diabetics don’t do this and complain so bitterly about being told not to overeat. I don’t even need to check a books anymore, I know how carbs and fats affect my life off the top of my head.

      Of course, I want a cure. But, I am just fine and dandy without one. So, baring a cure, the best wish I can make for your son is that he focus on learning about the disease and how it functions in his body so that he can do all he wants to do in life.

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

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

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

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

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  50. QUESTION:
    type 1 diabetes has a cure?
    iv been type 1 now for two years and since i startde taking herbalife products am i m now off insulin amazing

    • ANSWER:
      This is not a cure, it means you are probably getting a vitamin that is helping you in breaking down your insulin, that you can regularly break down. If you stop taking herbalife, will you continue to break down insulin, for your system. My suggestion is that you go back to your doctor, and find out exactly what herbalife is doing.


Cures For Diabetes Cinnamon

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Has anyone stopped taking all prescription drugs based on Kevin Tredeau’s Natural Cures Book?
    I am attempting to do this. Started with Garlic pills for my blood pressure that also have ingredients that help the heart. Also taking Cinnamon tablets and Fenugreek for my diabetes and will be adding a high dose biotin capsule this week. Any one heard of this biotin cure? Although most days I feel pretty good, there are times when I just get a little nervous and will take my B/P & diabetes medication as a precaution. I have no way of monitoring my blood pressure at this time except when I go to the doctor.

    I’d like to hear from people who have successfully gotten off their medications and are going all natural. Tell me how you did it and anything else that will put my mind at ease. I really want to stop taking my prescriptions (especially Avandia) but have some concerns. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Here’s the thing…. Kevin Treudau (and any other author that writes a book) is not a doctor that can talk to you in person, look at your labs, and run any needed tests on you to see if you can safely get off any given medication.
      Yes, there are many supplements that can help you, and it’s possible that you could get off of many/all of your prescriptions…. but the safest way is to see a doctor in person to ask.

      The major problem that comes up with blindly stopping prescriptions based on a book is that many drugs have added side effects that occur when you just drop from a high dose and need to be slowly taken off to avoid the withdrawal. Diabetes is an even more serious problem…. if it’s not checked by a doctor, you could get too little or too much support between the supplements and drugs, and with something as severe as Diabetes, too much or too little support could be as severe as being fatal. With something like that, it’s not worth the risk, and you really should talk to a doctor in person… or at least a nutritionist, dietitian, or natural doctor that is willing to help you.
      I wish you good luck and the best of health!


Cures For Diabetes Insipidus

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know if diabetes insipidus is temporary/curable?
    My daughter was diagnosed 3 months ago. They put her on desmopressin.Were hoping for a cure or a natural approach.Does any one have any idea on this? Please if you know some way out let us know.
    Thanks
    Michael

    • ANSWER:
      Homeopathic Medicine for treating and curing Diabetes :-

      Blood Sugar :-

      Very efficacious remedy for blood sugar Syzygium J.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly,8 – 10 drops

      Diabetes mellitus with emaciation Uranium Nit 3X 4 hourly

      When diabetes is due to nervous weakness; apathetic condition; general weakness; specially in men Acid-Phos 1X, or 6X, 4 hourly

      Complaints with excessive thirst; wasting disease; melancholy; constipation; in sad persons Natrum Mur 12X or 30X, 4 hourly

      Intercurrent remedy Medorrhinum 200 fortnightly (3 Doses).

      General debility; thirst for large quantity of water; profuse and frequent urination; recurrent boils with much itching; diabetic itching Cephalandra Ind. Q (Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 5 -10 drops

      Dryness of mouth,thirst increased; frequent urination at night; urine profuse; weakness after passing urine; general debility; pruritus vulvae without eruptions Gymnema Syl. Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 5 – 10 drops

      Dryness of mouth without thirst. Feels thirsty for large quantity of cold water at night; involuntary urination. Weakness in legs; better rest and pressure Sulphonamide 30X, 4 hourly

      Sugar In Urine :-

      Well proven indian drug Cephalandra Ind.Q(Mother Tinture) 4 hourly, 5 – 10 drops

      Head remedy Syzygium J.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 5 -10 drops

      Sugar in urine; fidgety feet Zincum Phos.30X 4 hourly

      Sugar in urine; urine copious; emaciation, patient ill tempered Tarentula Hisp 30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      With great emaciation; craves for icy cold water Phosphorus 30X or 200X 4 hourly (3 Doses)

      The proven indian drug called ‘Gur Mar’ Gymnema Syl.Q(Mother Tincture) 4 hourly, 5 – 10 drops .
      *****************************
      Take the remedy which is similar to your symptoms.
      No side effects or complications if taken as directed, please do not exceed the given dosage and under any circumstances do not try to mix any remedies and avoid Chocolates, Mints, Coffee, Red Meat, Alcoholic and Carbonated drinks, Spicy Rich Food while taking any Homeopathic remedies, and keep the medicines away from direct sunlight, heat strong smells and perfumes and do not store them in the fridge.
      Curing without any side effects or Complications Thats the Beauty of Homeopathic Medicine (Cures Par Excellence)

      Take Care and God Bless you.

  2. QUESTION:
    Is it even possible to poison a person with salt?
    Some think not. http://www.msbp.com/forum/about969.html
    Just watch Casino Royal. Bond swallows salt water to get himself to throw up. If thats what happens when someone injests toxic amounts of salt, how can someone be poisined?

    Yet a couple in England spent 15 years in prison for this thoeoretically impossible deed before they were finally cured.

    http://www.daylife.com/story/07iW3RL3dCdFK/1?lead_article=101000000018149621

    It seems like it was more likely the boy had a condition that prevented him from expelling normal levels of salt. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diabetes_insipidus

    Much of the fuel behind this case was from a now discredited former British paediatrician, Roy Meadow.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Meadow#Ian_and_Angela_Gay

    • ANSWER:
      If you ingest a large amount of salt at once it will make you vomit. I’ve read in some health guide or another that you can induce vomiting by disolving a tablespoon of salt in a glass of water and then drinking it. If you look up survival guides you’ll notice that they always warn you not to drink salt water if you are dehydrated, and in the few that give an explanation they point out that the salt will cause kidney failure which is fatal. So I’m guessing it depends on your current health, and the rate at which you ingest the salt. I doubt there is much evidence of anyone being killed by being fed too much salt simply because there are so many other poisons out there that work better.

  3. QUESTION:
    Need help, frequent urination (polyuria)…?
    I’ve had this problem for about 9 months now. I’ve seen 5 doctors, including two urologists. I’ve been tested for diabetes melitus, diabetes insipidus, interstitial cystitis, UTI and they’ve all come up negative.

    The main problem is that I go pee about every 1-2 hours, and it’s always a full amount (4-6 oz). I can barely drink anything and I still need to go. I also have a slight pain, or tender feeling in my mid-back area (kidney area) and above my testicles (bladder?). Right after I go pee, I usually feel the need to go again right after. I’ve been prescribed 4 different types of overactive bladder medication and they haven’t worked. I’ve also had a catscan, ultrasound, and scope inserted into my bladder and they’ve come up negative.

    I’m just wondering if anyone has any ideas of what is wrong with me, or has experienced similar symptoms and have found a cure.
    BTW, I’m 26 years old. And I measured my urine output and it was pretty much 4-6 oz. every hour.

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Cures For Diabetes Mellitus

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Is there any cure for neuropathic pain caused by diabetes? any way to ease the pain?
    Neuropathic pain are numbness, tingling, burning type of pain experience in the legs feet and hands as a result of damage to the peripheral nerves such as in diabetes mellitus.

    • ANSWER:
      Diabetic neuropathy approaches 50% in most diabetic populations, many with painful symptoms. Neuropathic pain due to diabetes involves the peripheral nerves causing the tingling, etc. While the first goal of therapy is to relieve pain, goals should be realistic. Patients often hope for a “cure,” but this is not always possible. Complete pain relief may not be achieved with treatment. A more realistic goal is to decrease pain to a tolerable level. Successful treatment should improve ADLs (activities of daily living). This includes improved ability for patient self-care, and increased ability to socialize. Specific goals should include activities the patient wishes to resume with pain relief. Effective treatment usually combines nonpharmacologic methods with medication.
      Nonpharmacologic techniques are usually used as an adjunct to medication. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) is frequently used to augment pharmacotherapy. Skin electrodes applied on the skin near the affected nerve endings are used to transmit mild electrical impulses in an effort to block transmission of pain signals to the brain.5 Acupuncture has been used for diabetic neuropathy with some success.12 Other techniques include physical therapy, occupational therapy, biofeedback, relaxation therapy, meditation, and hypnosis.
      Pharmacotherapy is the mainstay for treating neuropathic pain. Medication from several different drug classes are used to treat neuropathic pain, including topical agents, tricyclic antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and nonopioid analgesics. The common underlying mechanism of action is reduction of neuronal hyperexcitability, either peripherally or centrally. In a sense, the nerve impulses are blunted. Carbamazepine is currently the only medication that carries an FDA- approved indication for neuropathic pain, specifically for trigeminal neuralgia. Clinical trials give some guidance on agent selection, but they do not predict which agent will relieve an individual patient’s pain. Patients should be informed of the need for sequential drug trials to determine the optimal agent for treating their neuropathic pain.
      Read more here:http://www.uspharmacist.com/oldformat.asp?url=newlook/files/feat/jun00pain.htm

  2. QUESTION:
    What would be a good conclusion for this essay?
    The population of Bahrain suffers from one of the highest prevalence rates of diabetes in the world. Talk to any medical professional in the kingdom and they’ll tell you it is one of the most pressing health issue the country faces. Currently around 15 per cent of the population suffers from diabetes, with the illness causing five percent of deaths in Bahrain. Yet, thanks to the symptoms being so various and relatively difficult to self-diagnose, up to half of those suffering don’t even know they’ve got it.
    Diabetes is a metabolic disease which is caused by abnormal insulin secretion that regulates glucose use by the cell for energy. The result is a high glucose in the blood leading to damage to the blood vessels supplying main organs and tissues like the kidney, eye, nerves and the heart.
    According to the International Diabetes Federation, five countries among the six highest diabetes prevalence rates in the world are Gulf States countries, including Bahrain which is ranked the fifth. The seriousness of the problem is that 50 percent of cases are unaware that they have the disease but even those diagnosed with diabetes are identified after years of the disease with no symptoms. This is a silent disease and most patients have no symptoms and this underscores the need for early screening for those at risk of the disease. It is estimated that diabetes prevalence will increase by more than two fold in Bahrain in the next two decades. Diabetes mellitus has become one of the most common public health problems in the country. In 1988 it was estimated that 3.4% of total deaths in Bahrain were due to diabetes.
    There are many solutions to cure diabetes before it occurs and after it occurs; depending on the stage it is in. each solution depends on the stage and type of diabetes the individual has. The solutions are; Hydrotherapy, Detoxification, Herbal medicines, and Mud Therapy. These solutions should be carried immediately for individuals in order to solve the diabetes problem. The symptoms can be very unnoticeable so check ups are highly recommended if any of the less visible are seen or felt by the individual.

    • ANSWER:
      Summarize the topic and the main points, then think of something memorable, maybe a joke or deep piece of insight to finish it off with.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can anyone say the reason for(cause of) “metabolic syndrom”=hypertension,diabetes mellitus,Adiposity,?
    The predisposing factors of Arteriosclerosis,heart attack
    and stroke are considered Hypertension, Dysfunction of Cholesterol Metabolism, Adiposity and Diabete Mellitus (DM)
    At present “control” of these factors are thought be helpful
    in preventing heart attach and stroke.Nobody thinks of treating the real cause.

    If you do not know, i will gladly share with you some impotant causes for the etiology of metabolic syndrom and how you can cure a patient from these unresoled problem.

    • ANSWER:
      I think they can be genetic.
      Some are carried on the foxc2 gene of the 16th chromosome. I have metabolic syndrome, most notably PCOS an high blood pressure, as well as mild obesity…

      I also have another disorder linked to foxc2 which is Primary Lymphedema type 2,

  4. QUESTION:
    Which genetic condition should I choose for a biology project?
    Agammagoblulinemia
    Albinism
    Alcaptonuria
    Alzheimer’s
    Charcot-marie-Tooth
    Cleft lip/palate
    Clubfoot
    Coffin Lowry syndrone
    Colorblindness
    Diabetes mellitus
    Down’s syndrome
    Fragile X syndrome
    Galactosemia
    Glaucoma
    Hereditary deafness
    Hereditary cataract
    Hurler’s syndrome
    Hypercholesterolemia
    Hypertension
    Maple syrup urine disease
    Marfan syndrome
    Muscular dystrophy
    Phenylketonuria
    Progeria
    Pyloric stenosis
    Spina bifida
    Thalassemia
    Trisomy 9
    Trisomy 13
    Trisomy 18
    Turner syndrome
    Tuberous sclerosis
    Xeroderma pigmentosa

    These are the genetic conditions that I have to choose from, but I may choose a genetic condition not on the list as long as there is enough information for me to use to answer a couple of questions.

    These questions are about the affects of the condition, symptoms, treatment, inheritance pattern and a lot of other genetic information, genetic cause, diagnosis, cures or research for a cure, expected life span of a person w/ condition, frequency, and a punnet square to represent possible outcomes of offspring, etc.

    If anyone would like to know what the exact questions are, please feel free to post a comment letting me know, and I will try to post up the questions ASAP

    Which genetic conditions will allow me to find significant information? please give me a few conditions as I might now get my first choice, and please explain why you recommend it. Thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Hard to really say but if I was doing it I would chose Tay-Sachs disease (abbreviated TSD, also known as GM2 gangliosidosis or Hexosaminidase A deficiency).

      It is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. In its most common variant known as infantile Tay-Sachs disease it presents with a relentless deterioration of mental and physical abilities which commences at 6 months of age and usually results in death by the age of four.

      Research in the late 20th century demonstrated that Tay-Sachs disease is caused by a genetic mutation on the HEXA gene on chromosome 15. A large number of HEXA mutations have been discovered, and new ones are still being reported. These mutations reach significant frequencies in several populations. French Canadians of southeastern Quebec have a carrier frequency similar to Ashkenazi Jews, but they carry a different mutation. Many Cajuns of southern Louisiana carry the same mutation that is most common in Ashkenazi Jews. Most HEXA mutations are rare, and do not occur in genetically isolated populations. The disease can potentially occur from the inheritance of two unrelated mutations in the HEXA gene. Which is one of the reasons that it is so interesting because generally you need the same mutation.

      Until the 1970s and 80s, when the molecular genetics of the disease became known, the juvenile and adult forms of the disease were not always recognized as variants of TSD. Post-infantile Tay-Sachs was often mis-diagnosed as another neurological disorder, such as Friedreich ataxia.[5] Patients with LOTS frequently become full-time wheelchair users in adulthood, but many live full adult lives if psychiatric and physical difficulties are accommodated. Psychiatric symptoms and seizures can be controlled with medications.

      If you want to do it on this and need any help please let me know.

  5. QUESTION:
    Spme questions regarding Dibetes?
    1.What is Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM)? What is the main difference?
    2.What are the main risk factors for Type 2 DM?
    3.What is the main treatment for DM?
    4.Is there a cure?
    5.Approximately how many people suffer from DM? Say whether your figures are for England, the UK or some other well-defined geographical area.
    6.What is the main psychological burden of DM?

    • ANSWER:
      Type 1 diabetes is when the pancreas makes little to no insulin. This person must take up to 6 injections of insulin each day. The pancreas may have been attacked by a virus at some point and damaged it. This is just a theory, they don’t know for sure why the pancreas stops making insulin. Type 1 can be diagnosed anywhere from birth all the way to about the age of 35.
      Type 2 diabetes many times starts out with the person being insulin resistant. This is when the pancreas is making lots of insulin, but the body does not use it correctly. In some cases, the pancreas actually makes too much insulin and the body just does not know what to do with it all. Type 2 is usually treated with oral medications, insulin, or both. About 11% of those with type 2 can control their disease with diet and exercise for many years, but in time, later in life, the pancreas becomes tired and worn out, and no longer can do its job, and the person must now take some kind of medication to control it. Type 2 is normally diagnosed from around the age of 40 and up, although, it is not uncommon for it to be diagnosed at earlier ages. Both types of diabetics must watch their diets and limit the amount of carbs they eat and get some daily exercise. There is no cure for either kind of diabetes except a pancreas transplant. Regardless of what people think, type 2 cannot be cured any more than type 1. Although some type 2 diabetics can control with diet and exercise, it is not a cure, and is not reversed….only controlled. Eating too much sugar, or junk food, and not being active enough does NOT cause diabetes. It is a problem with the pancreas and how the body uses insulin. Most type 2 diabetics (62%) are not, or ever have been overweight. Undiagnosed type 2 diabetes itself, can cause some weight gain in those that are insulin resistant. Both types of diabetes are many times genetic, especially type 2. If one or more of your parents have diabetes, you are in a high risk category.
      In the U.S. there are 120 million men, and 11.5 million women with diabetes. Of these 5 to 10% have type 1 and 90 to 95% have type 2.
      Approximately 186,300 people under the age of 20 have type 1 and 2 diabetes. (U.S)
      The main burden of diabetes of any kind is learning how to eat to keep your blood sugars in good range.

      Here is a little more information I just got…
      World wide, type 1 diabetes has been increasing at about 3% a year. Type 2 is increasing at a much faster rate. In Australia alone, ther has been a 300% increase in the last 20 years or so. China is another country where the % rate is climbing. Currently China and India are home to about 40 million people with diabetes…each. United States has about 24 million. (with type 1) Rates of type 1 diabetes are highest in Italy and Finland. Here the proportion of children under 15 who have type 1 60 times high as in some other countries. Populations experiencing the largest rise in type 2 diabetes are those of non-European descent, such as Asians Hispanics, blacks and indigenous populations

  6. QUESTION:
    How to cure my water addiction?
    I drink 10+ liters of water a day, usually in 2 liters of tap water, 6.25 liters of bottled water, 1-2 liters of sodas (coke), 2 cups of fruit juice (real), and 1-2 cups of milk…

    I know many of you will say it’s diabetes, but, I had both my blood and urine checked, and i am negative for kidney problems, urinary tract infections, and diabetes (mellitus)… So, the cause is not diabetes.

    I even went to two doctors in two different countries, and they both said I was perfectly fine. Which makes me think this is all psychological…

    I am not 60 years old… I am just 23 years old, going to school… I dont have a job, and I don’t do any really hard physical activities.

    I go to the bathroom at least 3 times a night (usually 5-6). I go to the bathroom every 20-30 minutes, and have a desire for water, especially cold, or carbonated liquids. I do not exercise much, if, at all. As much as I drink, my skin is really, really, dry, almost as dry as your fingers get after playing with chalk…

    Does anyone have similar symptoms, or know of a cure?

    Perhaps, there are some people who have overcome ‘psychological’ addictions (chocolate, candy, non-physical addictions), who know how to get over them?

    Thanks for your time and opinions :P
    Edit: to first poster, yes, water consumption IS healthy, however, overconsumption of water can make the sodium levels in your blood decrease, which makes electricity flow slower to your brain, which can actually result in death due to electricity not being in your brain.

    Normal consumption (2-3 liters/day) is okay, however, 10+ liters, i do not think is so adequate, and can be a catalyst to possible braindeath.

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  7. 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.

  8. QUESTION:
    help English preposition poem revision?
    could you please help me revise this i wrote a preposition poem about type 2 diabetes
    Diabetes
    After meals eaten every day
    Upon piercing the finger
    With a Unilet Lancet
    In order to draw blood to test his glucose level
    Because of the inability of his beta cells
    To produce insulin
    In spite of having to inject insulin everyday
    For survival
    Despite the pain
    Of the two inch needle piercing into his outer right arm
    Besides living with a dysfunctional pancreas
    With the threat
    Of dying any minute
    Without a cure but lots of hope
    Along with seventeen million humans affected
    By this chronic disease
    Stands a victim of type two diabetes mellitus

    i know its real bad this is just my rough draft also most of them were a sentence but i thought i would get them wrong since it had to be prepositional phrases and any ideas on how to improve it

    • ANSWER:
      it’s not horrible, but you could fix the beginning up a bit maybe something more like- he knows the time is nearing, his body and soul tells him, just one prick on the tip of your finger, that’s all, nothing to worry about, at keast that’s what the doctors say…

      i’m not to sure if that’s what you were looking for but i hope it helped you some.

  9. QUESTION:
    Math. probabilities. PLS HELp?
    A rare, but serious disease called Wolfram syndrome ( it is a rare genetic disorder causing diabetes mellitus, optic atrophy, and deafness as well as various other possible disoders), occurs in 7 out of 1000 men (i.e 0.7% of the male population)

    A test can spot the disease before the man gets sick, so treatment can be started in time to cure it However, like all these tests, sometimes the result is wrong.

    For men with the disease, the test will find it 91% of the time. But, for the other 9 % the test will wrongly say they dont have the disease ( meaning the disease is not treated in time)

    For men who do not have the disease , the test shows this 94% of the time, but the other 6% of the results say the man tested actually has the disease, when in fact they dont ( meaning unnecessary stress and wasted treatments)

    A randomly selected man is tested. The test shows he has Wolfram syndrome.

    What is the probability he actually does have Wolfram syndrome?

    Thank u for taking yr time

    • ANSWER:
      I think that a good way to understand this is to start with a table of all the possibilities.

      P(True positive) = .91 * .007 = .00637
      P(False negative) = .09 * .007 = .00063
      P(True negative) = .94 * .993 = .93342
      P(False positive) = .06 * .993 = .05958

      P(positive) = P(True positive) + P(False positive) = .00637 + .05958 = .06595

      Now you analyze just the positive results.

      P(Wolfram’s) = P(True positive) / P(Positive) = .0966 or 9.66%


Cured Of Diabetes Weight Loss

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Type 2 Diabetes, rapid weight loss and taking Metformin?
    I started developing Type 2 diabetes symptoms a few months ago. I have been warned for years that I was a border line diabetic. During a visit to my doctor, he said my blood sugar was too high. I started taking Metformin and my blood sugar went down to 115 or so. After discussing this with my doctor, I thought I was cured and quit taking the medicine. Bear in mind, I was talking with a German doctor so evidently I was incorrect in quitting the med’s. Soon there after I started having frequent urinations. I went back to the doctor and found out about staying on Metformin. HOWEVER, I am taking the medicine 3 x a day. I have dropped about 25 lbs in the past 3 months. I am still losing a little bit every week. While I look healthy and trim, there has to be some leveling off (I think). My blood sugar is now hovering around 280-310. And it really doesn’t matter what I eat,it stays up there. I don’t feel any of the symptoms of blurred vision or finger or toes issues. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      If your blood sugar is consistently 280-310 then the Metformin is not helping you enough and you need to be on additional treatment to lower your blood sugar.

      Blood sugar that high is very dangerous and will, in the long run, lead to all the nasty diabetic complications.

      You should be aiming for blood sugar under 140mg/dl.

      You should make an urgent appointment with your doctor to take action to lower your dangerously high blood sugars.

  2. QUESTION:
    Has anyone read the Kevin Trudeau books on curing disease and weight loss solutions?
    He talks about eating organic foods with no preservatives and how aspartame should have never gotten approved and how a tablespoon of coconut oil at breakfast and lunch will make your pants fall down in three days (from losing weight)…then he says that DMSO (an industrial solvent is fine to apply for pain). He talks about eating organic meat for breakfast, so that sounds similar to Adkins diet? No white bread or bread with honey or sugar (Is there such a recipe?).Does anyone know what the secret herbal cure for diabetes is that he claims the FDA will not allow him to mention that the Asian Diabetic Assoc says is a cure? The books are a lot of hype with not a lot of substance in my opinion. He says lupus and MS are not so much diseases as doctors putting a name on stuff that they can’t pinpoint a cause. What do you think about his books if you have looked at them?
    I saw him advertising for “free” the 2 curing disease books for shipping costs and it was .95 apiece for shipping the two books. I am reading it piecemeal from copies at the library and I would suggest to others to do that before buying the books as I do not see any obvious “cures” in them. There is generalized nutrition advice and general advice as to several potential causes to each of several diseases.
    I saw another YA question on this with some very interesting info about how he went to jail for 2 years for using people credit card numbers to enrich himself (besides buying his products) and how he is forbidden by the FDA in a 2004 agreement from hawking ANY product in an infomercial (but he ignores that agreement apparently)…here is the question

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AsSXUwP2LuA_ir.DHZ308_RIzKIX?qid=20070224120221AAMYWtI

    Thanks VnP for the input on the 2 rating of his books on Amazon. I got the impression that there is a lot of loosely organized “health tips” and “weight loss tips” (like drinking 8 glasses of water) and no real substance to the claims of “disease cures”…also thanks for the information on the “diabetic cure” and the debunking information about the companies that make it , hiding the place where they make it and making it under different names against the FDA crackdown on them….

    • ANSWER:
      I haven’t looked at his books personally,but just from watching the infomercial is immediately came off as propaganda to me.He was metioning that the cure to obesity was used by many celebrities and a “Princess”,and that you can lose a pound a day.Losing a pound a day isn’t healthy.Maybe I should read it before i judge,but it’s hard to believe.If something sounds too good to be true,it usually isn’t true.

      Here is a review from Amazon(notice the average rating is only 2 stars):

      I purchased this book from a website which sells Kevin Trudeau’s books and other propaganda. Please don’t waste your money! While the beginning of the book does provide valuable information regarding the food industry, food additives, etc there are many other books written about those same subjects which don’t have another agenda – the almighty dollar! “Fast Food Nation” for instance offers a good look at many of these same subjects without operating under the guise of providing the reader with an answer to their weight loss/gain issues. Information for the sake of informing the reader is the objective of books such as “Fast Food Nation” while this piece of trash has the objective of making someone spend their hard earned dollars to buy a book which delivers nothing but ridiculous weight loss “plans” and common sense hints.

      For instance, in Phase 1 you are advised to do such common sense things such as drink water, walk, eat breakfast, eat dinner before 6 p.m., eat salads, stay away from artificial sweetners, limit carbonated drinks, no fast food, etc. If these things I mentioned are not common sense to you then perhaps you should move out of the cave you are living in and turn on the tv, read a book or wake up the hamster which runs in the wheel in your head so the power to your brain can be turned on again. Also in Phase 1, however you are encouraged to get colonics every other day, use a colon clense product (of which he provides the websites for purchasing), take tons of natural/herbal supplements (also providing websites for purchasing), sweat 20 minutes a day in an infrared sauna, get sun (hard to do during the winter in the Northeast, I assure you), get as many massages as possible, do as many yoga sessions as possible (in addition to walking 1 hour a day, doing mini-trampoline exercising 5-10 minutes 1 or 2 times a day), listen to de-stressing cds (also available to purchase), lift weights (on top of the other activities you should do), etc. WHOA! Not only would you have to be rich (I’m sure Kevin is with sales of books, products and all the credit card scams he ran in the 90s-do a google search) but have no job or family since you won’t have time for any of those things while doing your new full-time Kevin Trudeau weight loss “job”.

      I know, personally, that weight loss and gain are a constant struggle however spending your money making some slimeball rich because he says he has the answer is not the way to do it. Speak with your doctor and he or she will be able to give you some guidelines. Then do those common sense things mentioned earlier and you’ll be on your way. However, most important is to do your best and LOVE YOURSELF as you are.

      http://www.amazon.com/Weight-Loss-Cure-They-About/dp/097878510X

      Natural “cure” for diabetes:

      http://alternativehealthsecrets.com/Diabetes.htm

      I’m pretty sure the “cure” is a fraud:

      http://chinese-school.netfirms.com/reviews/diamaxol-scam.html

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

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

  4. QUESTION:
    So there’s no possible way of diabetes going away even with losing massive amounts of weight?
    I mean besides getting an organ transplant. So the doctor that said it could be reversed with weight loss and be “cured” or whatever, lied? What is the truth?

    • ANSWER:
      your Dr. is right, lose weigh and eat right and most cases go away. My friend was like this and got gastric bypass and it went away completely just from the weight loss. type 2 not type 1, type one is different and will never go away.

  5. QUESTION:
    weight loss solution?
    i used this visalus thing and its been REALLY working its gotten me in shape and kept me there. i dont know what is up with this stuff but my friends aunt was cured of her diabetes while loosing weight on here. i want to know if theres any other secrets about this plan?

    if your interested in it in what it is let me know or just go here:
    www.camcam1144.bodybyvi.com

    • ANSWER:
      That’s nice that it’s really working for you.
      I guess keep it up.
      No one can ‘cure’ diabetes, maybe it’s helped her control it.
      Bernie

  6. QUESTION:
    Is wu long tea the same as oolong for weight loss?
    I am trying to mitigate the symptoms of diabetes. I know better than thinking it can be cured. Eleotin sounds interesting, but offers no substantiation.

    • ANSWER:
      I can be nearly cured. Don’t listen to western doctors,find a hollistic m.d. in your area. I got rid of Lupus and the western m.d.’s said it couldn’t be cured.

  7. QUESTION:
    Are more insurances covering weight loss surgery?
    Since there have been new breakthroughs (such as studies proving that diabetes disappears before most of the weight loss), and since Medicare and Medicaid have started paying for gastric bypass surgery as a “cure” for diabetes, are more insurance companies covering this procedure?
    Before I am chastised for wanting to take the “easy way out”, let me assure you that this is most definitely NOT the easy way. Obesity, diabetes, many different types of cancer, heart disease, etc., run rampant in my family. I am insulin resistant, meaning the weight won’t come off with dieting. I am 25 years old. Due to a total knee replacement at age 16, my weight has ballooned. I am unable to exercise, as just bending my knee while sitting grates bone-on-bone. I am 5’3 and weigh 275 lbs, with a BMI of 48.7. I have considered this for 7 years. I’ve watched my mother struggle with her own WLS and she has come out on top. Adversely, I have watched my aunt eat her way back to where she began after WLS.
    My insurance is Humana PPO, and on the back of the card it says Choice Care Network.

    • ANSWER:
      It’s probably best to check out a few bariatric doctors and.or weight loss surgery centers. Most times the process takes a few months minimum to go through all of the testing, paperwork, etc. They will be familiar with the insurance companies that have accepted their patients for previous weight loss surgeries. You can also get more info at

      http://www.weight-loss-surgery-or-weight-loss-program.com

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

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

  9. QUESTION:
    Do I have diabetes…?
    I certainly have had the symptoms. Excessive fluid in take, constant bladder usage, somewhat blurred vision (mainly when I stare at a book for a long time then look up my vision is blurry but only when the room temperate is cold), fatigue, acanthosis nigricans, headaches ( mainly due to anxiety), tingling in hand and foot, and obesity. But for the past months are so I have not experienced any of these symptoms. I’m losing weight and exercising intentionally. My acanthosis nigricans is clearing up. I actually have to force myself to drink fluids b/c I’m never thirsty. My bladder usage is like 3 or 2 times a day compared to 7. I have a lot more energy I don’t get tired hardly ever. I do have tingles in my hand and feet but not often. Could weight loss and exercise have cured my diabetes? I went to the doctor while I was having the symptoms and my blood sugar was normal and my blood pressure was normal so he dismissed the thought of me having diabetes but looking back I think I did, maybe a pre-diabetic I probably still am. Should I just go back to the doc and make sure or should I not be to worried?

    • ANSWER:
      If you notice that you’re drinking and and you’re yurinating alot, there’s a good chance that you might have diabetes. I really think that you should go and see a doctor if you’re concerned about it

  10. QUESTION:
    Metroformin and weight loss with PCOS?
    i’m going to make this quick, since 2008 i have been feeling horrible, i gained 50 lbs. i couldn’t shift it, i hardly eat, i run 45 minutes on a treadmill per day, i went for a blood test, it said i had an underactive thyroid, then i had another and it came back fine, then i demanded a 3rd because i felt so ill, it said i had high testosterone levels and i was missing periods for months and everything!!! my doctor finally diagnosed me with pcos, i was gained weight and having skin boils on my backs, legs, face ect :(

    I’m an 18 year old female, i am so happy right now cause I’ve finally been diagnosed and he has put me on metroformin and he told me, i am going to have drastic rapid weight loss on these pills and the reason i wasn’t losing weight before was because of the disease i didn’t no i had. and now I’m going on pills I should be getting better. and all my symptoms will be cured in time.

    I then googled anyone who has been on the same pill as me, (it can be used for pcos or diabetes) and some people have said:
    ” I have been taking metformin since Nov11th and have already lost 11lbs I was currently diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) He gave it to me for my pcos and said it would help me lose weight too!”

    - “I take it for diabetes, and have lost 57 pounds in one year.”

    - “I guess I should amp mine up.I have it and forget to take it…But usually a dr. doesn’t prescrib just metformin for a diet..Diabetics take that…I have lost 40lbs already..”

    after reading these stories people on yahoo answers have said, now I feel like there is hope!

    so will I looose weight on these?

    anyone has stories who’s been on metroformin?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      Since PCOS is an insulin based syndrome and Metformin is used to regulate insulin it should in fact help you to lose weight. Insulin controls almost all functions in the body in some way, shape or form. If you are gaining weight from the PCOS, which will happen even if you exercise be sure to watch what you are eating. Low carb, low glycemic index foods are the best. Stay as far away from simple sugars i.e. sweets, candies, certain fruits and veggies. These cause a fast rise in blood sugar and make your PCOS symptoms worse in the long run. Everyone is different but the metformin should give you good results. Just watch your diet and continue to exercise. With PCOS it has to be a lifestyle change…not just a diet. Good luck!

  11. QUESTION:
    Metroformin and weight loss with PCOS please help?
    i’m going to make this quick, since 2008 i have been feeling horrible, i gained 50 lbs. i couldn’t shift it, i hardly eat, i run 45 minutes on a treadmill per day, i went for a blood test, it said i had an underactive thyroid, then i had another and it came back fine, then i demanded a 3rd because i felt so ill, it said i had high testosterone levels and i was missing periods for months and everything!!! my doctor finally diagnosed me with pcos, i was gained weight and having skin boils on my backs, legs, face ect :(

    I’m an 18 year old female, i am so happy right now cause I’ve finally been diagnosed and he has put me on metroformin and he told me, i am going to have drastic rapid weight loss on these pills and the reason i wasn’t losing weight before was because of the disease i didn’t no i had. and now I’m going on pills I should be getting better. and all my symptoms will be cured in time.

    I then googled anyone who has been on the same pill as me, (it can be used for pcos or diabetes) and some people have said:
    ” I have been taking metformin since Nov11th and have already lost 11lbs I was currently diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) He gave it to me for my pcos and said it would help me lose weight too!”

    - “I take it for diabetes, and have lost 57 pounds in one year.”

    - “I guess I should amp mine up.I have it and forget to take it…But usually a dr. doesn’t prescrib just metformin for a diet..Diabetics take that…I have lost 40lbs already..”

    after reading these stories people on yahoo answers have said, now I feel like there is hope!

    so will I looose weight on these?

    anyone has stories who’s been on metroformin?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      If this was quick, I’d hate to read your long questions. Here is my quick answer:

      It’s not surprising at all that physicians recommend either drugs or even surgical interventions for many problems. They are trained in through educational institutions that derive most of their money through industry grants. Even the most prestigious universities are heavily dependent on industry money. However, every drug that is prescribed has toxic side effects. No two people have exactly the same reaction. You may be a person who does not tolerate this drug. If less than 2% of a population has strong negative reaction, the FDA doesn’t necessarily block the drug’s use. In fact the drug manufacturer may not have detected these side effects until after the drug trials, when the drug is being sold in large scale quantities.

      The thing you must remember is that there is very little training given to professionals that relate to the cause of disease. Our medical establishment is superb at providing care that relieves symptoms, but they are clueless about cause. Most disease in Western countries relate to a diet that is too rich in calories, animal proteins, and cholesterol. These excesses result in heart disease, stroke, osteoporsis, and yes, diabetes.

      The healthiest diet around reduces the risks of these diseases. It is a whole plant based diet. For more information read: T. Colin Campbell, John McDougall, Neal Barnard, and Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr.

      After you’ve been on a healthy diet for 6 months, I suggest you read Joel Fuhrman “Fasting and Eating for Health.” I lost my food cravings and lost 100 pounds by eating right and going on two medically supervised water fasts.

  12. QUESTION:
    Has any one tried METFORMIN and experienced weight loss?
    i’m going to make this quick, since 2008 i have been feeling horrible, i gained 50 lbs. i couldn’t shift it, i hardly eat, i run 45 minutes on a treadmill per day, i went for a blood test, it said i had an underactive thyroid, then i had another and it came back fine, then i demanded a 3rd because i felt so ill, it said i had high testosterone levels and i was missing periods for months and everything!!! my doctor finally diagnosed me with pcos, i was gained weight and having skin boils on my backs, legs, face ect :(

    I’m an 18 year old female, i am so happy right now cause I’ve finally been diagnosed and he has put me on metroformin and he told me, i am going to have drastic rapid weight loss on these pills and the reason i wasn’t losing weight before was because of the disease i didn’t no i had. and now I’m going on pills I should be getting better. and all my symptoms will be cured in time.

    I then googled anyone who has been on the same pill as me, (it can be used for pcos or diabetes) and some people have said:
    ” I have been taking metformin since Nov11th and have already lost 11lbs I was currently diagnosed with pcos (poly cystic ovarian syndrome) He gave it to me for my pcos and said it would help me lose weight too!”

    - “I take it for diabetes, and have lost 57 pounds in one year.”

    - “I guess I should amp mine up.I have it and forget to take it…But usually a dr. doesn’t prescrib just metformin for a diet..Diabetics take that…I have lost 40lbs already..”

    -I have lost 40 pounds on it. But before you run to your doctor for it, understand that I follow a rather strict diet 1000-1200 calories a day, limit sweets, and exercise daily (yoga, weight training and interval cardio training)

    I- have lost 30lbs in 2 months using Metformin and the Insulin Resistance diet. I think the diet change is what did it more than the Metformin, honestly. Check out the book about the insulin resistance diet.

    I- HAVE PCOS AND I AM TAKING MWTFORMIN 2000 MG I LOST 12 POUNDS THE FIRST MONTH, THE SIDE EFFECTS LEFT ME IN THE BATH ROOM ALOT SO I GUESS THATS HOW I LOST THE WEIGHT

    - I also have pcos and take metformin. i know that metformin can cause stomach problems and alcohol can make it worse. I did lose about 55 lbs the first 6 months of being on it. drink lots of water and watch your sugar intake because metformin does effect your insulin levels. you are not going to lose weight just by taking metformin but it does help with moderate diet and excercise.

    - I started metformin in July with a starting dosage of 1000mg working up finally to 2500mg for PCOS. In that amount of time I’ve lost 34 pounds, and also have become pregnant (which was my goal).

    - I’ve lost 11 pounds in 10 weeks. The diarrea (sorry sp) only lasted one or two times,

    - I lost about 30 pounds……..w/out even changing anything in my diet………actually i started eating more and horribly so after i lost the 30 i gained back some

    - I lost 40 pounds the first year I was on it, but I think that happened for a few different reasons.

    - My doc switched me from avandia to metformin and I lost 30 lbs without trying.

    after reading these stories people on yahoo answers have said, now I feel like there is hope!

    so will I loose weight on these?

    anyone has stories who’s been on metroformin?

    thank you

    • ANSWER:
      this is a question for your Endocrinologist – I really don’t feel qualified to answer this question.

  13. QUESTION:
    Low blood sugar/weight loss on medication?
    Well, I’m a teenager (16) with epilepsy. Unfortunately, my seizures are intractable, which means they can’t be cured (I’m always going to have seizures- medication just means I have less. Instead of daily or weekly seizures, I have them once a month or so). However, I was put on Trileptal, which made me gain a little weight (I was glad, since I was too skinny before) but it didn’t help my seizures at all. Plus the side effects were terrible- I was ALWAYS dizzy, uncoordinated, drowsy, and my head hurt constantly.

    Then I started on Keppra. Keppra’s reduced my seizures to once a month, which is good (for most epileptics, that’s very frequent. For me, that’s rare.). Plus I love the side effects- I have more energy than usual but that’s all. However, I’ve lost the weight I gained from Trileptal, and then some. Plus, my blood sugar is very low, and now I have hypoglycemia (blood sugar should be between 80 and 150. Mine used to be 95 on average. Now, it’s 65). This means that I have to carry around hard candy in case I start to get dizzy, and I also have to carry around a shot. It’s like having diabetes AND epilepsy. And now people are starting to think I’m anorexic, because I lost weight!

    I really don’t want to switch off Keppra, because it’s a medication I tolerate well and I really like it After shifting around from 5 different meds that didn’t work, I’m really happy I’ve found one that does. I want to stay on Keppra, but I want my appetite back, and more important, I don’t want to carry around a needle “just in case”, along with all my epilepsy meds. Any way to combat this, or do I just have to compromise by eating more candy or something?

    • ANSWER:
      besides hard candy in your pocket, you can also eat small meals every couple of hours or so on a regular basis.
      That would give you more calories than a piece of hard candy, be healthier for you and may eliminate the need for every using the candy.
      I would suggest a carton of full fat full sugar yogurt or a half a turkey sandwich,or a glass of milk and some graham crackers. There are many other options but the point is to have a carb and protien snack. the carbs bump up your blood sugar and the protein slows the digestion of the snack so it stays with you longer and evens the blood sugar.
      Example of meal plan for the day.
      breakfast of choice.
      1 1/2 -2 hours later, a carton of yogurt.
      lunch about 2 hours later
      1 1/2-2 hours later, half a sandwich
      dinner
      glass of milk and graham crackers at bedtime
      This is classic diabetic meal plan but without the strict carb counting.
      This also gives you a constant slow digesting foods in your stomach and will keep your blood sugar and a more even level. It may also help you to gain a bit of weight.
      The candy is an excellent emergency option to treat a sudden low blood sugar but regular healthy snacks are better.

  14. QUESTION:
    Do it yourself healthcare! People Keep asking me-what can you do for diabetes?
    What can you give me for arthritis and bloodpressure, weight loss, thyroid, hot flashes, cancer, reflux, chronic fatigue…. What they are really saying is- what majic bullet can you give me that will cure my problems and still allow me to continue my toxifying self-destructive lifestyle of self abuse? I know where this idea came from. This is the promise of organized medicine: our health is not our responsability. Disease and illness are not are fault. It’s a bug, or better yet it is genetic.

    Blind luck may suddenly reveal that the cause of most of your health problems is what you are putting in your mouth, both food and drugs.

    After a while when all has failed, a little light goes on-for some. And that’s the idea that these guys really do not know what they are doing. And that if you are going to stop this downward spiral, it will be totally 100% up to you!

    Well what is your opion about this? I wrote it becasue of previous questions I put up to help, but was looked down on!

    • ANSWER:
      you are right, and i totally agree. I see this everywhere. Sometimes, I cannot blame the people who dont know. And cannot blame the people who develop things that just develop with no real causes. Some things like cancer and stuff. Nobody really knows what causes it so when they develop it, I cant blame them. It is partially genetic, and some of it is their diet. then there are other factors that we dont know about. But, well anyways. Some people want to lose weight, and they go get a diet that is a some sort of pill. They look for the one that has no excercise, no changing of their diet, and no twitching what so ever. How is this possible when they got fat because alot of times, they sat around doing nothing. Am I right on this? Im not trying to get on everybodys case, but I want everybody to realize what they are doing and what they are asking for. To be honest, you ask for too much when you ask for things that seem like the miracle drug or pill. How can you follow those things on tv? Do 2 minutes of work out per day and get a 6 pack? Didnt you develop your 1 pack because you sat around for 10 years? So, how can you make up 10 years by doing 2 minutes a day for 6 weeks? See? It doesnt make sense. You have to put a serious effort into it, change your diet, and do what is necessary. And I agree, it is 100% up to everybody. I have to be honest that I am 20 pounds overweight. But, I dont ask for a miracle drug because I know it wont work. I got fat because I got into an accident and sat around for a year and a half. Now after I started walking again, I lost 10 pounds. Its my fault im fat, but Im not complaining. To the others, I dont think there should be complaining when you dont want to do anything. You work and you have money, so you are allowed to buy what you want to buy. And if you want to buy these miracle pills then it is your choice. Its your money right? However, if they dont work, you cant blame anybody but yourself. The time you lost still has to be made up. How short can a short cut be and still be effective? Not that very short if you ask me.

  15. QUESTION:
    have I developed diabetes?
    I think i may have developed diabetes. for at least 5 or 6 years now, every once in a while i would feel like i was going to pass out if i didn’t eat some sugar. it’s a hard feeling to describe. i would just get really light headed and have an extremely strong urge to eat something sugary. and then after i did, i would feel fine.

    now in the past couple of weeks i’ve had a sudden weight loss. i’m about 6’3″ or 4″ and i only weigh around 140 lbs right now. normaly my wieght would be around 160ish. i’ve always had a really high metabolism but that just doesn’t seem right.
    i’ve also been really dehydrated of late. and some times i just feel like i’m going to pass out out of nowhere. one minute i’ll be fine and then the next i’ll have trouble keeping my eyes open or even holding my head up. it seems that eating sugar is the only cure when this happens.
    i won’t be able to get to a dr. for almost another week because i have just recently filed for my benefits at my job. can anyone help?

    • ANSWER:
      yes … I would deffintly go get checked out, it sounds like u may have type 1 diabetes. I don’t understand what u mean about not going to the doctors … isn’t that free? Unless u like in the United States, then I don’t know what it’s like there … Canada is an equal free healthcare for the entire country.

      But deff check it out

  16. QUESTION:
    Could I have diabetes?Since few days I always feel sleepy…?
    Ok so I’ve just turned 16 I’m in the 9th grade and the school is about to end.It has been an extremely tiring year as I’ve been so busy with my tennis training as well as tons of private lessons.Ok I do believe I have diabetes and I’m scared about talking that with my parents.I have been pretty sleepy the last 2-3 days.Sometimes in the mornings I feel dizzy too.I am not extremely hungry(on the contrary I don’t really like eating too much)and I haven’t had a sudden weight-loss(I’ve always been somehow skinny yet not anorexic).I always drink like 4-5 liters of water per day.I don’t go to the bathroom too often though.I sleep well etc.I haven’t had many wounds yet so I don’t know if I should say it takes them a long time to cure.As for sugar.I don’t know what to say as my parents rarely brought candies/chocolate to me.Yet when they did I ate them really quickly (like 2-3 bars of chocolate everyday.)and that may be the cause.
    So please help me I am unsure if I should go to the doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      It could any number of issues happening with your body. Could be hormones, the quality of sleep you are getting, the amount of sleep you are getting, nutrients, and the list goes on. But, if diabetes runs in the family, you may just want to have your sugar checked every year anyway. It runs on both sides of my family, and I was told once that I am pre diabetic. I still eat pastas and rice, but a whole lot less. My sugar is fine as of today :) By the way, the sugar in breads and pastas are far more worse than those in candy, especially when it comes to diabetes. When I was in high school, I slept a lot. I went to school, had a part time job, was active, but teenagers need a lot of sleep. Just tell you parents that you are always tires/sleepy and that you think something is wrong. If you are a girl, they might think you are pregnant….prepare for that. Going to the doctor is always good, when in doubt or scared. But, I honestly think they are going to tell you that you are fine, and just send you home.

      As for the dizziness in the morning, a lot of people get dizzy or light headed. I can be normal, but it can be something serious. In high school, and the first 2 years of college, I use to get so dizzy, that I would duck and cover. My room mates thought I was crazy. But, I got so dizzy, that I would just get on the floor, before I could fall down. It was that bad. But, it didn’t happen a lot, and eventually it just stopped happening. Years later, I got really light headed and my vision blacked out, and I fell down. Because of that, my doctor scheduled a tilt table test for me. Also, because I told him that I get light headed and my heart beats like crazy, when I do little things such as get out of bed to turn off the lights. I haven’t had my test yet, so can’t tell you more about it.

      But, really it sounds like you need to eat more food!!!

  17. QUESTION:
    A low-carb wet diet for a diabetic kitty….thoughts?
    I’ve gotten some fantastic resources and links on other questions about this topic, and I post this as a follow-up. So far I have cured Kitty of her kibble habit and have her happily eating two 85-gram (3 oz) tins of AvoDerm Select Cuts daily. Basic math tells me this stuff is about 56kcal/tin, roughly 40kcal protein, 18kcal fat, and 8kcal carb. Kitty’s weight is just over 8 kg. Needless to say I’m looking for her to drop a kilo or two.

    Am I feeding her way too few kcal for her weight (roughly 110kcal/day)? I definitely do want her weight loss to be sustainable and healthy, and want to be careful not to push her into hepatic lipidosis due to too few calories.

    The vet recommended Hill’s W/D but I have declined that route due to recommendations here.

    Also, referencing her diabetes, she’s getting 4u of Humulin every 12 hours, and at last check her glucose was still a TAD high…but she hasn’t been checked since the diet change.

    Thoughts?

    • ANSWER:
      I f you are using humilin N. That is a very high dose. N is very fast acting, not the best insulin for cats. it has a short duration and doesn’t usually last the 12 hours needed. Please contact me so I can help you with this’Please cut that dose in half at least till you learn more. High blood sugar can kill slowly, low blood sugar can kill cripple blind right away and lowering the carbs can make the numbers alot lower. Are you in europe? If so then it may be beef based and acts differently. You should still cut that dose in half as it is too much to start with.
      Do you know about hometesting? it is the only way to know if it is safe to give insulin as well as giving you the info you need to treat this. I can teach you how. Click on my name and read my profile
      WD is the WORST food for a diabetic cat as it is laoded with carbs. That food was recommended for diabetiocs more then 10 years ago, I am glad you researched this
      As far as the amount you are feeding it does seem a bit low. A very general guideline is 20 calories fed per pound of cat. For now, i would feed him as much as he will eat and worry about the right amount in the future. With uncontrolled diabetes, food is not properly processed so weight will be lost till it is controlled somewhat no matter how much is eaten.
      Avoderm chcken in % Protein 31 fat 60 carbs 9 Calories per 5.5oz can 190 calories Beef protein 30 fat 61 carbs 8 (kcal) calories. 191 (5.5 oz can) so 2 cans is not so bad
      Please contact me so I can help

      Attn lil bit- Purina MD and the dm is not the best for diabetics or anything else sorry to say. Read the ingrediants. There are better choices available commerically

  18. QUESTION:
    i want someone to paraphrase this for me ?
    (Hypnotherapy is widely used to help reduce nicotine cravings and to break drug addictions. It is also common for people to use hypnosis for weight loss and to help overcome phobias such as fear of flying, and to increase self confidence.
    It is also used to compliment conventional medicine in diabetes care, pain management, reduction of bleeding in haemophiliacs, to reduce asthma and hay fever attacks, and irritable bowel syndrome.
    It won’t cure cancer, heart disease or infections but some people may find it effective as pain relief.
    Hypnosis has been proven to reduce anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia, especially when it is combined with cognitive behavioural therapy)

    • ANSWER:
      Hypnotherapy has been widely used for several medical problems, such as diabetes care, pain management, reduction of bleeding in haemophiliacs, to reduce asthma and hay fever attacks, and irritable bowel syndrome. People have also used hypnotherapy for phobias, addictions and self esteem issues.
      Hypnotherapy has been shown to help with psychological issues, especailly when combined with cognitive behavioral therapy.

  19. QUESTION:
    Can a diabetic person with High Blood Pressure be Vegan, and healthy?
    I’d like to meet the guy who first decided to try cow’s milk. Did he start salivating over a cow’s teet? Mmmm, I want to suck the mucus from those teets, they look so delicious! Hey everyone! Try this! Ewww! My question is about my mom, who has type II diabetes, and high blood pressure (who also has eaten meats and cow mucus all her life). Can going vegan CURE her of this disease? She is scared to eat raw fruits, because she says it will spike her blood sugar, so she’d rather eat some meat instead. I am really worried about her, and I’ve just converted (cold turkey/overnight) to full vegan, and already my belt is at it’s last hole, and I need to buy new pants! But even more than that, I’m not sleepy all day (digesting meat consumes a LOT of energy) and I can’t help but walk, run, bicycle, and stretch more. I have so much more energy, and my complexion is already clearing up. Instantly, I feel like a new person. Does anyone have advice for a diabetic/high blood pressure person to start a Vegan lifestyle? She keeps quoting doctors (who only make money if they keep her on pharmaceuticals) about how she needs to eat a “balanced” meal, and she totally thinks I’m stupid. I tell her how no one has ever gotten sick from “protein deficiency”, but she won’t listen, and she’s scared of fresh, raw, sweet fruits.

    She’s overweight, fatigued constantly (just as I have always been, because I listened to her advice), and “sick”.

    I have also found, that I have always been quite aggressive, but this is basically gone. My demeanor is so much mellow and relaxed, and I believe this aggression came from the imbalance in my life for PAYING OTHERS to murder animals for me to consume – that way my hands don’t get bloody, and I don’t have to see, smell, or even be aware of what’s really going on.

    I wear leather (because I ride a motorcycle and non-leather shoes and belts just suck), and I went vegan for my health, not for the animals – about the opposite of most vegans I know – but I also don’t salivate when I see a dying animal on the road – like any carnivore does. I don’t get hungry when I see a grazing cow, and jump on it’s back and sink my teeth into it’s hide, like a meat eating tiger might do. I actually feel ill when I see a bloody carcass, and I don’t like touching raw steaks. I believe this is natural.

    I need help convincing my mom to go vegan, but also in a safe way. Please don’t say, “consult a physician”, because that’s all she ever does, and I believe that they don’t get paid by vegans.

    If everyone went vegan, all of the following industries would suffer (in no particular order): Pharmaceuticals, Farmers (dairy, meat), Trucking Industry (transporting dead animal products), The Restaurant Industry (including the bussers, servers, cooks and dishwashers), Nurses, Doctors, Oil Companies (less fuel to transport all that poison), toothbrush companies, mouthwash companies, floss, ALL THE WEIGHT LOSS SCAMS and infomercials, books, fads, gyms, etc.

    If you’re a die-hard meat eater, leave this question alone, please. Go be gross somewhere else.

    Any vegans that are diabetic, or have been? Please help! Thanks!
    Oh, I forgot to mention the best part for my transition! No more painful (and gross) bowel movements!!!! It all flows so easily now, and my time on the “throne” is much shorter and pleasant!

    • ANSWER:
      I’m vegan, and I’m diabetic. I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after almost 14 years as a vegan.

      No, you cannot reverse diabetes; once you’ve got it, you’ve got it.

      But type 2 diabetes is usually controlled by diet, and dietary and lifestyle changes (such as more exercise) are what doctors recommend for it, not drugs. Drugs are used in the few cases where patients can’t control their blood glucose levels through diet or – a more likely situation – where they won’t.

      You absolutely cannot cure diabetes by going vegan, and I strongly suggest you stop putting pressure on your mother to do this.

      Her doctor should have given her a list of foods that are low, medium and high on the Glycaemic Index. The GI is a ranking of foods based on their effect on blood glucose levels; slowly absorbed foods have a lower rating, while the foods that are most quickly absorbed have a higher rating.

      She doesn’t have to stick to low GI foods alone; high GI foods aren’t necessarily banned altogether, but when she eats one she should eat a low GI food along with it – combining foods with different GI levels affects the overall rating of a meal. It isn’t the case that carbohydrate is carbohydrate is carbohydrate; a jacket potato or slice of white bread is much higher than a portion of wholemeal pasta of the same weight.

      Examples of foods with a low GI rating include legumes, wholewheat pasta, porridge, apples and some other fruits, and sweet potato; medium GI foods include new potatoes in their skins and couscous; high GI foods include white bread and mashed or baked potato.

      Important – please note: not all fruits are low GI, and some are high – pineapple, for example has a high GI; so do bananas – the riper, the higher.

      If her doctor didn’t give her a such a list, or she’s lost it, you can find a complete list by googling Glycaemic Index (US – glycemic).

      Once you have the list, talk with her about it and if she doesn’t believe you urge her to show it to her doctor so that s/he can confirm that this is what she should be doing. I assure you her doctor will approve, and it seems she she needs to hear it from her doctor.

      It’s more important that she eats an appropriate diet than that she adopts a vegan one. As it happens, meat has a low GI rating, so a moderate amount of meat won’t hurt. She should – her doctor will confirm – be eating a low fat diet though, which will limit her intake of meat somewhat.

      Eating low GI becomes second nature – if I didn’t have to test my blood and have regular check-ups I’d forget I was diabetic.

      A book you might find helpful is Neil Barnard’s The Reverse Diabetes Diet . I dislike the title, and don’t know why he agreed to that title, or to the blurb on the back; he makes it quite clear in the book itself that he is talking about CONTROLLING diabetes, not reversing it, and that diabetes is NOT reversible.

      He gives the usual good advice – a low GI diet and a low fat diet. It’s a good and persuasive book, and includes a lot of vegan recipes suitable for diabetics, including recipes for sweet treats and desserts. My reservation is the amount of mock meat and other processed food he suggests, but there are many recipes without them.

      Increasing exercise levels is also an important factor in keeping your blood glucose levels under control, as is losing weight if you need to.

      I don’t have high blood pressure, but losing excess weight and adopting a healthy diet will help with that too.

      You’re rather gung ho about veganism; you’re a recent convert, so that’s no surprise. But keep things in perspective, and be wary of unsubstantiated claims for the health benefits of veganism. I have not only been diagnosed with diabetes during my years as a vegan, but with an aggressive cancer too. And through cancer support networks, I’ve met 5 other vegans who have or have had cancer, one of them a lifelong vegan

  20. QUESTION:
    Asalam w.do u know how fasting can actually improve your health?
    I read this article and it helped me learn what are the ways that fasting can improve someones health.Also on tv the sheik advises anyone with any health problem like high blood pressure ,diabetes,cholestrol to fast even during the fitr days .

    1. Attitude About Juice Fasting: One key to juice fasting over water fasting is the ability to prevent ketosis (disrupted carbohydrate metabolism in response to chronic starvation) by continuously providing simple carbohydrates that are used by your body for energy and nutrition to the cells. Some individuals, however, believe that carb overload is the reason why Americans are fat.
    2. Attitude about Skipping Meals: One study suggests that skipping a meal occasionally is not all that bad, especially if weight loss is a goal. However, be aware of changes in metabolic rate (see below).
    3. Autonomic Nervous System: According to this article, fasting appears to have a normalizing effect on the overall tone of the autonomic nervous system. This normalization decreases possibilities for a number of issues ranging from digestive disturbances to anxiety disorders.
    4. Awareness: Fasting can heighten awareness, depending upon the health of the individual, the goal for fasting and the ability to eliminate toxins from the system.
    5. Back Pain: Back pains caused by muscular tightness and stress rather than from bone disease or osteoporosis may be alleviated with a lighter diet or juice fasting.
    6. Bad Health Habits: In some people, fasting has helped break cravings for alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and some drug addictions.
    7. Blood Pressure: Water fasting may correct your high blood pressure to a safe range within two weeks without drugs. This level of pressure can be maintained if the diet is changed rather than going back to old eating habits. This study was conducted in a controlled setting.
    8. Cell Proliferation: This study, done on mice, showed that intermittent fasting slowed cell production, which also showed cancer development. Slowing down the rate of cell proliferation essentially buys time for the cells to repair genetic damage that may cause cancer.
    9. Cholesterol: One study about a 30-day Muslim fast showed significant decrease in LDL (”bad” cholesterol), total serum cholesterol and serum triglycerides at the end of the fasting period. There also was a significant increase in “good” cholesterol (HDL) that showed at the end of the fast and continued to show for one month after the fast.
    10. Chronic cardiovascular disease and congestive heart failure: Fasting can reduce triglycerides, atheromas, total cholesterol and may increase HDL levels.
    11. Energy Flow: Through this logic, fasting enables the body to slow down to the point where the individual can listen to the body through the mind. This ‘vital force’ is clouded when the body is filled with toxins. However, one study with flies showed that the value of diminished appetite to an animal’s survival may vary with the infecting microbe.
    12. Fat Mobilization [PDF]: Fasting may move the body to mobilize fat stores from adipose tissue (the fat under your skin) to consume that fat as energy. Short fasts also may protect proteins in your body with the release of a growth hormone.
    13. Heart Health: The day-long, once-a-month fast many Mormons undertake as a part of their faith may help explain the lower rates of coronary artery disease in this population, according to a study presented at the American Heart Assn.’s scientific sessions in Orlando, Florida, in 2007.
    14. Homeostasis: Basically, your metabolic equilibrium, or ability to heal, could undergo a change during fasting. When fasting is employed as a therapeutic measure, it changes the playing field for disease and infection. This article quotes Louis Pasteur, “The pathogen is nothing, the terrain is everything” for an argument on why fasting can be used as a cure for injury or disease.
    15. Insulin and Blood Sugars: A study from the National Institute on Aging found that skipping meals frequently can help mice maintain healthier glucose and insulin levels. The study provides insight into the possible effect of fasting on glucose metabolism.
    16. Life Span: The point behind this list of articles and studies is that caloric reduction, overall, is one way to increase a life span. Lower metabolic rates, slower cell proliferation and less body fat that holds toxic matter all lead to a healthier life. This translates, for many people, into a longer life.
    17. Lifestyle: If you want to change your life to feel healthier and more productive, this author believes that fasting provides the pivot for that change.
    18. Mental Alertness: When toxins are removed from the lymphatic and blood systems, this change improves mental clarity. Eating less also results in energy conservation, which can be used by the brain for thinking tasks.
    19. Metabolism: While many people believe that a fast metabolism is key to weight loss,
    ramadan kareem

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    • ANSWER:
      Ramadan Mubarak……..
      thanks for the info……….

      @ batman, it doesn’t need proving, medicine proves it ask doctors & they will say that too… it relaxes the stomach.
      actually fasting is in all religions, not only islam…. the other prophets did it, just the months or day was different….

  21. QUESTION:
    What could be wrong with me (symptoms in details)?
    I went to the doctor recently. Everyone is saying there is a chance that I have diabetes, but my doctor is completely clueless and she thinks it’s seizures (this doesn’t make any sense at all, as there is nothing to support that). So I’m gonna ask Y!A.

    This all started when I was frequently fainting. Apparently from low blood sugar. I would get really pale and shaky, and my stomach would hurt. Orange juice would always cure it! I fainted at my mother’s wedding, and the caterers gave me orange juice when I woke up, and they said my blood sugar went down. I looked up how you know if your blood sugar went down, and every single thing happened to me. This is the main thing.

    Others:
    - My weight is fluctuating a lot (10 – 15 pounds). I’ll suddenly lose a ton of weight. But then I’ll suddenly gain it all back and more. I’m not doing anything unusual. I eat normal food and do normal things. I don’t really exercise like I’m supposed to, but it’s not like I sit on the couch all day. Either way, there is nothing I’m doing to cause these sudden weight losses/gains.

    - My appetite. I feel like eating everything in sight some days. It’s ridiculous. But most days, I have a very small appetite, and never eat anything at all. After I eat, there’s always an extreme stomach pain after it and I get full easily. I hate eating because of it.

    - Throwing up. This is recent as it happened just now. I’ve been throwing up bile, and the bile has some kind of black something in it.

    - I also have low blood pressure, according to the nurse that took it. She also said my heart was a little slow.

    What the f*ck is wrong with me? Please answer. What is it possible that it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      Ulcers also called Peptic Ulcer or Peptic Ulcer Disease (PUD). Ulcer is a mucosal erosion is an open injury in your stomach with little or null tendency to the spontaneous healing. Ulcers can be located in stomach (called gastric ulcer), Esophagus (called Esophageal ulcer), Duodenum (called duodenal ulcer), Meckel’s Diverticulum (called Meckel’s Diverticulum ulcer.

      The majority of the ulcers is caused by a called bacterium Helicobacter pylori, although also by the excessive ingestion of irritating, spicy, greasy food, or by aggressive medecines via oral. Ulcers can cause that your stomach hurts after eating because the production of gastric juice is increased which contains water, clorhidric acid and three enzymes, the acid irritates the Ulcer and cause pain.

      Several factors can worsen an ulcer, such as stress, poor diet, taking little water, eat salty foods and irritating fatty foods, coffee, alcohol, etc..
      Symptoms of an ulcer :D uodenal ulcer: It feels better when you eat or drink and then worse after an hour or two
      Gastric ulcer: Feel worse when you eat or drink
      Stomach pain that wakes you at night.
      Feeling of fullness after eating little
      Heaviness
      swelling
      burning
      pain in the stomach.
      vomit
      Unexplained weight loss

      Tips for Ulcer
      Do not drink alcohol, coffee and other beverages irritants.
      Do not eat spicy, greasy or too much salt.
      Avoid processed foods or foods high in sugar.
      Reduce stress.
      Avoid discussions.
      Eating foods high in fiber and vegetables.
      Stop smoking.
      Rest after each meal.

  22. QUESTION:
    Can emotional problems cause this level of health-issues?
    It all started back in the end of 2004. I started to feel fatigued, then diarrhea (with fresh blood) started to come, then I started to lose weight, and I began to imagine I was dying of AIDS. Then I started to develop a very strong hair loss that occurred everywhere in my body. Then blood pressure problems began to show up (tachycardia and palpitations), and strong symptoms after eating anything. Then a pharyngitis showed up and it remains 24/7 ’til this very day. When I finally got the balls to do the HIV exam (in the end of 2008) it revealed negative, type I and type II. I have a very strong suspicion on this particular disease that characterizes as “Tricky to find, hard to treat, impossible to cure” (It’s called Celiac disease).

    But my family and even my shrink friend (shes my friend, I’m not her patient) keeps telling me that I’m hypochondriac and that its all in my head.

    A quick sum up of the symptoms:

    – Tachycardia

    – Palpitations

    – Diarrhea (that been coming and going for five years, and it use to come with fresh blood, colonoscopy revealed nothing abnormal)

    – Abdominal Pain around the belly button (indicating the small intestine area, and hell, it’s a severe pain (rating 9 out of 10) that been coming and going for all these years)

    – Extreme hair loss on all my body.

    – Lightheadedness (especially after eating)

    – Blood pressure and cardiac rythm alter drastically when I lay down or stay on my feet, so much so that my vision starts to go black and I have to hold on to something so that I wont fall.

    - Pharyngitis

    - A small red itchy rash that shows up uninvited and leave as it came in, unexplained. It shows up anywhere in my body.

    - Discoloration of the penis (only the skin)

    - Extremely low bad cholesterol (suggesting malabsorption)

    - Severe malabsoption (Even though I eat like hell I lose weight)

    - Bloating

    - Gassy

    And a few others that I may have forgotten at the moment.

    Needless to say that I literally went through around 30% of the exams known to man that ruled out tons of diseases, especially the simple ones, like Hepatitis C, HIV, Diabetes, Thyroid problems, etc.

    I keep stroking the key that these symptoms are impossible to manifest from a simple thought, I mean, FRESH BLOOD coming from the anus, come on.

    What do you guys think, can a thought make someone as skinny as me?
    Hell, if it could those depressed girls wouldn’t be fatty, that’s my opinion. And while on that matter, I’m quite happy, I love to love, love to live, sleep well, have a lot of friends and healthy social relationship.
    Forgot to add a symptom:
    - Hypoglycemia
    Yes, when I say 30% exams known to man I have been through tons of bloodwork. And by tons I mean that I have a huge folder full of blood work results that range from simple to very complex.
    Its a very good idea to contact the show mystery diagnosis, only I am having a hard time finding a way to send in my story.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi. The most important question i have for you is, have you had any blood tests done since you’ve had all these issues? A complete blood work up would be my first step if i were you. I was having a lot of the same issues you are having, and that is the first thing i did. I was able to find out what was wrong with me by a simple blood test ( and it wasn’t Aids ). When you say you had 30% of the exams, do you mean blood tests??? I highly doubt that all these symptoms are just your imagination. Sometimes you have to keep going to doctors until you get an answer. If you only had 30% of the tests done, there’s 70% left. You really have to be persistent with doctors, or they sometimes tend to blow you off. Trust me, i’ve been there. Nobody knows you better then you do. If you have a feeling that something’s wrong, it probably is. Keep trying. Good luck, hope you find the answer, and feel better soon :-)

  23. QUESTION:
    Do it yourself healthcare! People Keep asking me-what can you do for diabetes?
    What can you give me for arthritis and bloodpressure, weight loss, thyroid, hot flashes, cancer, reflux, chronic fatigue…. What they are really saying is- what majic bullet can you give me that will cure my problems and still allow me to continue my toxifying self-destructiv lifestyle of self abuse? I know where this idea came from. This is the promise of organized medicine: our health is not our responsability. Disease and illness are not are fault. It’s a bug, or better yet it is genetic.

    Blind luck may suddenly reveal that the cause of most of your health problems is what you are putting in your mouth, both food and drugs.

    After a while when all has failed, a little light goes on-for some. And that’s the idea that these guys really do not know what they are doing. And that if you are going to stop this downward spiral, it will be totally 100% up to you!

    Well what is your opion about this? I wrote it becasue of previous questions I put up to help, but was looked down on!

    • ANSWER:
      My opinion is, like yours, just an opinion until I back it up with facts and empirical data. Telling someone their lifestyle is all wrong does no good if you can’t tell them what is right. If they already knew a better, more satisfying, and healthier way to live, they’d be doing it. Of course, that’s just my opinion – I could be wrong.