At present there is no known scientific cure for diabetes, either Type 1 or Type 2. The scientists are getting nearer to discovering a cure but there are no definite possibilities as yet. Many clinical trials on mice and humans are being conducted around the world each year in an attempt to find the cure for diabetes.
Having said this, several experiments involving people with Type 1 diabetes have suggested that it can be cured already. Type 1 diabetes sufferers have a pancreas that is not producing any insulin at all. Several patients with Type 1 diabetes have had pancreas transplants that have proved to have been effective at preventing their diabetes and allowed them to be insulin independent. It has not been successful in all cases and the logistics of providing every Type 1 diabetes patient to a new pancreas is unsurpassable.
Other tests that have been performed on mice and humans may also suggest that we are closer to finding a cure for diabetes. Beta cells were placed into the bodies of the patients in an attempt to cure the condition. Unfortunately it was found that the beta cells were attacked by the immune system. This was also the case when stem cells were transplanted into patients with both types of diabetes.
Many who practise alternative and therapeutic medicine believe that there is already a cure for diabetes. The products that they provide claim to be able to prevent or deter the symptoms of diabetes. Treatments are available which are supposed to protect existing beta cells from attack and help the body to produce insulin.
You will find these products are widely available on the internet but they can be quite costly; you will need to decide if these alternative practises are the right thing for you individually. There is the potential that they will not work and you will be out of pocket.
Until a scientific cure for diabetes is found you may wish to keep using the various diabetic supports already available. You can access diabetic supplies in a number of ways. Firstly, it is worth noting that insulin can only be prescribed by a medical doctor and will be dispensed to you by a pharmacist.
All of the other supplies you need can be bought over-the-counter at pharmacies and drugstores; you can also access diabetic supplies via the internet. Items such as syringes, glucose monitors, lancets and testing strips can be ordered online and delivered to you. There are several companies who can provide you with what you need, when you need it.
Support and information are readily available to help you monitor and control your diabetes. The day that a cure for diabetes is found is drawing nearer and will mean a lot of relief for a lot of people.
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About 2 months ago we found out our daughter has Type 1 Diabetes. These have become a part of our daily lives. She has to take insulin shots 3 times a day. I am beginning to get over my fear of needles.
She is a trooper. Already she gives her own shots, tests her own blood, records her sugar levels and watches what she eats. I am so proud of her … she is being so responsible.
I just wish she didn’t have it … or they had a cure.