It has NOT been proven that a change of lifestyle will cure Type 2. Delay, probably, prevent, not likely, cure, definitely not. There are a LOT of hormonal and enzymatic abnormalities in Type 2, and if you have the genes for them, then you're going to get Type 2, obese or not.
Secondly, the metabolic syndrome (cholesterol, obesity, hypertension) is also a complex genetic constellation of issues, and not amenable to an easy cure. There is still so much unknown about the metabolism that it will take decades if not centuries to come to terms with this. And while Type 2 diabetes often does coincide with the metabolic syndrome, it is not synonymous -- there is a whole bowl of spaghetti to unwind!
A cure for Type 1 will come a whole lot sooner than for Type 2 -- it's a scientifically much simpler disease!
I do not even think about a cure as I feel it is a waste of my time. I need to concentrate on ME and how to help myself. A cure will come when it comes so for the past 53 years as a Type 1, I have lived a pretty good life, making lots of mistakes, having lots of good days and bad days etc etc but here I am today at age 74; still healthy and active. Perhaps it is just luck? Perhaps it is because I concentrate on the positive side of life.
YES. I'm a parent of a newly diagnosed 6 year old and I will never give up the hope! I also personally work in a scientific field and even though there are companies that make a lot of money from it, our health care system will crumble if something is not done. What about a artificial pancreas? It may not be a "Cure" but it would get us close.
I heard a test case with the continuous meter and insulin pump (that worked), then canned because there was no market for it. I do think the smaller <10% are Type 1 and a cure, if found, would impact their revenue less and might come to us.
Type 2 is the growing dilemma and won't be cured without a change in attitude, food supplies, (NO MORE McD/BK/Wendys/KFC/ on and on) tear down the fast food restaurants and start eating right.
But then, if it takes more than a month to maybe cap an oil rig spewing tons of gallons oil into the Gulf, and the owner makes billions in profits weekly, spending so little on the solution compared to their revenue, where is the hope that anyone knows what they are doing. It all relates.
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