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Can a person be cured of diabetes?

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Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
No. Managed, no cure: At the moment, there is no cure for diabetes, not even bariatric surgery like they are spouting in the news. There is lots to be done to manage it, and people with type 2 dm can often go without meds, but it would still need to be managed with proper diet. Research continues to be done on cures and prevention.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
ExcellentTxYesCureNo: Sugar control complex but is sugar, thus ??sugar intake, all forms. Go high fat, moderate protein, extremely ?sugar/carbs, study taubes, attia, lustig. Best carbs: green&yellow above-ground vegetables, but no corn. No processed carbs-health claims mostly bogus. For type ii, victoza (liraglutide) +/- symlin, titrated up by user, not md, can be very helpful. I have seen hba1c ?from >11 to <6.0 in a few months.

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Is diabetes cured?

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Dr. Donald Alves
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No: Closer and closer, but not definitively cured as yet. Cell transplants most promising, + stem cell work, but not as yet ready for prime time. Dr. A. Vinick (and many other researcher-endocrinologists) committed to cure w/in their careers.
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How to cure diabetes?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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What type?: Type II diabetes is often due to obesity. Losing weight can "cure" this type of diabetes, often. Type I diabetes, is not "curable." There are other causes of elevated blood sugars, too, that can be treated and then blood sugar levels may return to normal. See your doc for an explanation in your case.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

What is diabetes and how to cure it.

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Type One Vs Two: There are two main types of diabetes. Type one is an autoimmune disease with no cure. Insulin via pump or shots with careful BG monitoring is the treatment. Type two is caused from eating too much food and sedentary lifestyle. It is cured with permanent behavior change. 10 fruits and veggies daily, 8 glasses water, 10k steps daily, and maintaining BMI 20 to 25, normal weight.
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Perhaps I am more confident that management of DM1 will change markedly over the next 10-15 years. Not a cure but sure to be better at controlling CBG. Is 10 fruits and veggies a day really necessary for DM2?
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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This is based on a mashup of ada, ama, iom, cdc, aha guidelines, connect with me I will dm you reference ranges, 9 to 12 is range most mentioned in most quidelines, male female spread also relevant,
Jun 22, 2015
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
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We are hoping for a hybrid artificial pancreas by 2017! Just hard to get that all in 400 characters!
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