Is a cure for Diabetes Mellitus now a reality?
Let us look a little deeper….
Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects more than 17 million people in the United States alone. The condition can lead to complications that range from blindness to kidney problems,cardiovascular disease and stroke.If you are reading this article then you may have Diabetes or have a person in your family who has this condition. If that is the case then you probably already know that.
If you have been doing your own research then you will have come across researchers, scammers, holistic physicians and well meaning doctors who have all claimed to have found a cure for diabetes.
I am going to tell you the truth.
With good lifestyle choices, nutritional intake and exercise most people who experience pre-diabetic symptoms may go through the rest of their lives without ever suffering diabetes.
However, many who have Type 2 diabetes are not able to make the necessary changes and choices that cease their life-long poor choices.
That is Type 2 which usually appears in adulthood.
With Type 1 it is a different story…..
Those who suffer from Type 1 diabetes get this condition because the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin have completely shut down. These cells are called the islet cell as they resemble little clusters of cells in the pancreas.
The thing is that no scientist has discovered the reason why this happens .Why does the immune system of the body attack and destroy these cells in the Pancreas.
Some theories maintain that the lack of insulin production is a result of an immune response in the body to some environmental trigger, such as a toxin or virus. The question still remains and no definitive cause for Type-1 diabetes has been identified. Of course once the cause of Diabetes is discovered then it opens the path to find a cure.
Finding a cure for diabetes requires that the cure also addresses the reason behind the diabetes. So, the jury is now out on whether some of the promising research has indeed found a cure. If a cure was discovered for type 1 Diabetes this would mean less of a financial burden on both families and insurance companies and of course better health for the millions of Americans and people around the world who suffer from this chronic condition
Having blood sugar control is a daily struggle that involves insulin, diet, exercise and lifestyle changes. Diabetics have two choices – cure or better control. At this present time there are several avenues being pursued for a cure for diabetes mellitus.
Islet cell transplantation
Each has its own challenges, including prevention of immune rejection. Only one has had significant results in initial trials of Diabetics with type 1 diabetes. (1,2)
There have been seven out of seven successful islet cell transplantations done that have been producing insulin for greater than 1 year. And this has been nothing short of a miracle and has given hope to type 1 Diabetics. This new procedure was researched and designed by Dr. James Shapiro at the University of Alberta and is known as the Edmonton procedure. It is a non-steroid combination of three drugs that will prevent rejection of the transplanted cells – and also appears to prevent the autoimmune diabetes from returning.
Seven patients were surgically implanted with the new islet cells and then given the combination of medications. Seven have remained successfully producing insulin with indication that the original autoimmune problem with the pancreas is not returning.
Dr. Ray Rajotte, a veteran islet cell transplant research member, and his team are teaching other medical teams the Edmonton procedure around the world. Clinical trials are now beginning in the US and Europe. If you are interested in the clinical trials that are being planned in the U.S. contact the Immune Tolerance Network through their website (immunetolerance.org). A cure for diabetes mellitus could now be a reality and also appears to be just around the corner for type 1 diabetics.
Lets talk about type 2.
Sixty five percent of people with Type 2 diabetes do not really understand their blood test readings and consequently do not realse what having their blood sugar under control really means to their long-term health. For many type 2 diabetics, they believe that once their sugar is ‘under control’ they have achieved a cure and so no longer require medication, lifestyle changes, or any changes to their nutritional intake….this is a big mistake.
These assumptions are not only not true but will result in people who suffer the long-term affects that will negatively impact their lives for years. It is perfectly reasonable to assume that a person who has their blood sugar at normal levels one day can find their sugar level too high the next and so consistent control is just not there.
There are ways to adjust your diet that will reduce the need for medication and even totally eliminate the need after some months or year. If you are type 2 then it is worth your while to research ways of adjusting your diet and lifestyle and be Diabetes free.
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(1) National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: Pancreatic Islet Transplantation
(2)University of IL at Chicago: Promising Advances in Islet Cell Transplants for Diabetes