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Yes, lots: There's a lot of research going on, relative to treatment, prevention and even cure -- but there are no miracles on the horizon for now. Effective treatment, however, is available with diet, exercise, weight loss and medication which can retard or prevent complications and death. Get started now. ...Read more
Ed diabetic: Ed is DX to have a physical rather than psychological reason tho both can play a role if u have type two higher rate of low testosterone may be presentif type one you have enough resins to suspect vascular or neuropathy donot smoke lose weight decrease alcohol replace testosterone if needed can use drugs like viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis if agreed. By md. ...Read more
If one crosses threshold and becomes diabetic, can they ever be "cured" of it by lowering glucose etc?
Ok I was diagnosed diabetic 2 yrs ago not on any medication I have my a1c down to 5.8 am I cured now ?
Diagnosed "pre-diabetic" based on fasting gluc level (110, even though it's lower most days I check it). Exercise often & eat well. How to cure it?
What are the precautions do I need to take as I am diabetic since past a year? Will it ever be cured completely as its diagnosed at a very young age?
Evaluation Needed: Diabetes is important to manage so if you haven't seen a doctor recently and tested for blood sugar levels and a1c lab numbers, then you should get evaluated. Depending on the evaluation, they can recommend lifestyle and diet restrictions and things you can do at home to manage your diabetes. Please do not take it lightly as diabetes is very serious and needs managed. ...Read more
I m diabetic for 10 years now . Sadly, collective knowledge of 21 century haven't came up with cure rather management . Scientific community failed ?
Diabetic: You report that you have type 2 diabetes. Are you sure you don't have type 1 diabetes? You report three medicines - do you really need all three? What is your height, weight, and body mass index? Please go online and look up a number of articles that cover type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Once you have done that please let me know! ...Read more
Depends! Type 1or2?: Type 1 diabetes mellitus is due to pancreatic failure. In other words, pancreas no longer makes Insulin which is why Insulin shots are required. Currently, there is no cure for this. Type 2 diabetes mellitus is usually due to obesity leading to Insulin resistance. Pancreas makes insulin, just not enough. Cure, therefore, is weight loss. In fact, some studies suggest bariatric surgery cures dm! ...Read more
Diabetic infection: With diabetes, people are at risk of infections with many different types of bacteria. Initially, antibiotics are required which cover a broad spectrum of bacteria. Once cultures are taken and the specific bacteria is identified, the antibiotics can be tailored. If the infection reached the bone, you will require either long term antibiotics through an IV or a surgery to remove the infected bone. ...Read more
No cure yet: Diabetic retinopathy cannot be cured but can be effectively treated and in the last 10 years the treatments have improved dramatically with new surgical instruments for the small percentage that require surgery and several new medications that can improve macular edema (swelling of the retina) and control bleeding. But there's no substitute for good sugar and BP control to slow progression. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Benfotiamine: I don't use ther word cure. Diabetics excrete huge amounts of vitamin b1 in urine. Benfotiamine is a b1 derivative that has been shown to prevent diabetic complications. It will not "cure" type 1 but a good diet with this might completely remove the undersying cause of type ii. ...Read more
No real cure: Although there is nothing great at reversing damage, you need to focus on preventing further damage. Good control of sugars and blood pressure is essential. Medications such as ace inhibitors or arbs are also useful. Drink plenty of water, avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, and keep a close eye on your labs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: As of yet there is no cure for dm. You can keep in under good control with few side effects if you follow your doctors advise closely and adhere to proper medication intake. ...Read more
What causes insulin resistance in a non-diabetic person? Can it be cured? Anything important i need to know?
I was diagnosed type 2 diabetic w/ an A1c of 10.2. After radically changing my lifestyle and food intake my A1c is now5.1. Am i effectively "cured"?
Changes with age: Agree with answer provided we would love to see more patients like you you will always be a diabetic who is in control with life style as mentioned make sure the life style has moved your good cholestrol HDL in a good range as you advance in age studies have shown worsening glucose balance attend md regular keep company of whatever motivated you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer