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can diabetes be cured/controlled?

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Dr. David Geffner
53 years experience Endocrinology
Controlled not cured: Diabetes leads to the inexerale loss of the Insulin producing beta cells. Even the "surgical cure" of a roux-en-y in morbid obesity will not permanently cure. We have no drugs to reverse the continued loss of beta cells in the pancreas.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe/yes: Currently we don't have the ability to cure diabetes short of a pancreas transplant. But, aggressive treatment/management plan such as wt loss (gastric bypass=very effective) to ideal wt can revert diabetes for years. These folks are still at high risk for getting the diabetes back and so these are not cure. Thus healthy life styles/maintaining ideal body is very important. Consult doc. Good luck.
Answered on Mar 18, 2017
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