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Can You Get Rid Of Type 1 Diabetes
I doubt it: Type 1 diabetes implys you can no longer make Insulin most often because a virus attacked the pancreas and the injury stopped production. Newly diagnosed type 1 pts may go thru months where they make some but this fades. Once the scaring is complete, you need a source of Insulin (injections) to keep your blood sugar in line.Research may help for later but for now its permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nobody knows: Type 1 dm is an autoimmune disease occurring when an environmental trigger(s) sets off genes in the body to make antibodies against insulin-producing cells. Even with the genetic predisposition, there is only a 40% chance of getting diabetes. If an identical twin has type 1 diabetes, the other won't necessarily get it. ...Read more
May be in future: There is intensive research going on to find a cure for type 1 diabetes and it may be possible in future. There was report of cure of dibetes in mice from aurora colorado . And reserch on pacreatic transplant and stem cells are going on and look promising.Keep tuned up to health tap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rare < 5: The loss or inability to make Insulin defines type1. It is very rare but reported in early infancy.I've seen 2 <2y in 30yr, most cases seem to cluster in 7-12yr age group. With this definition, we also see late teens or adulthood and can be confusing to some who only expect type 2 in adults. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid illness: There is probably a genetic predisposition to dm1 that is like problem waiting to happen.If a kid has a viral infection, then develops antibodies that think his/her Insulin producing cells are related to the virus, then his/her immune system begins killing those cells &dm1 will result.The idea of a vaccine for the virus has been looked into but none are available at present. Research may fix this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insulin: Only Insulin treats type 1 dm. There's a lot involved in terms of learning to check blood sugars, diet management, ways to take insulin, and other education. A diabetes center would offer the best overall education and comprehensive care. Many internists and family practice doctors also manage diabetes though aren't usually part of a diabetes center. Pediatric endocrinologists treat type 1 in kids. ...Read more
None exists: No herbal product can do the impossible. ...Read more
Type 1 diabetes. : Choose a physician who understands how important lifestyle is even for a type 1 diabetic. Eat right, exercise, have your labs checked as directed by your doctor, have a retinal exam at least once a year, and check your feet regularly. Some studies show that taking Alpha Lipoic Acid can decrease the need for Insulin even in a type 1 diabetic. Work closely with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few weeks at most!: Without insulin+amylin, produced by the beta cells, people go into diabetic ketoacidosis & die within days to a few weeks at most, pending how insufficient their production is. While type i rarely occurs in adults, it remains an overwhelmingly <20 y/o onset issue, reasons not understood, but dominant evidence that autoimmunity is key, however triggered & maintained. Check your c-peptide. ...Read more
Swollen feet: If your blood sugars are out of control, you can develop irritation in the nerves as a result of high blood sugar not converting to useful glucose in the nerve cells. Glucose will therefore convert to another type of sugar that actually irritates the nerve cells that therefore can cause nerve swelling which will diminish nerve function. Diminished nerve function can also reduce blood flow or change muscle function as well resulting in swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Double diabetes: Yes. It's possible to get type 2 diabetes on top of type 1. With type 1, your body can't make insulin, with type 2 your body can become resistant to insulin. Risk factors for type 2 include being overweight and a sedentary lifestyle, so it's important to eat healthily and be active even if you're type 1! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Autoimmune disease: Type ! is usually an autoimmune disease, which means that your body attacks and kills the cells in the pancreas that make insulin. This usually happens in childhood and is not inherited. Adults can develop this as well but happens about 15 to 20 years after being diagnoses with type 2 (inherited) and it is usually because the pancreas no longer makes insulin. ...Read more
Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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