There is no definite diabetes cure, but only treatments that will keep your blood sugar levels in check. Diabetes can be a lifelong disease, and is the result of a shortage of insulin produced by the body. This is a disease that can seriously affect your health; even the slightest infection can set the disease in motion. Here are some of the treatments and potential cures that have been attempted:
- Type 1 diabetes is managed with insulin injections and unfortunately cannot be prevented. This type of diabetes at this time can only be managed with these insulin injections into a fatty part of the body, which would be the buttocks or thigh areas. There had been a potential cure for Type 1 diabetes and this would have been via a pancreas transplant. While effective in the short term, due to the need of immuno suppressive drugs there is eventually a need to return to the insulin injections.
- Type 2 diabetes has been known, but in extreme rare cases to go into remission through the use of dietary changes and a regulated fitness regimen. The problem is that remission is not the cure that is wanted, but the need for medication to be stopped is the end result that is sought after.
There are a number of research initiatives that are being attempted, one of which is the transplanting of exogenous beta cells, but the main problem is the immune system which continually in mice and humans is rejected. Stem cell research is another option that is being attempted for the both types of diabetes, with the same rejection results that is the same as what happens to the beta cells.
Another attempt that is showing some promise and may one day lead to a cure for both Type 1 and type 2 diabetes would be from the nano technological and microscopic technologies. This would mean that tiny insulin implants would be used to regulate the blood glucose levels when and if they are needed. With a number of scientists working on this potentially life altering theory it remains a potential cure, even though it seems to be something that will be realized in the distant future.
As stated above, however when it comes to Type 2 diabetes, a simple weight loss of 5% has shown great promise in reducing the chance of getting the disease and requiring the daily need for medications. This has shown that simple changes in one’s lifestyle, with proper diets and a new physical exercise regimen are the way to be used as a potential disease preventive measure.
The problem now is that there is no diabetes cure that has been developed and as of now is not within reach; it can only be regulated with changes to one’s lifestyle and the use of medications to regulate the disease.