Simple word (unless someone can show me how to do a poll here) (:::Z

Yes or No... do you BELIEVE there will be a cure within your lifetime?!!? I'll start.


Too much money in keeping us diabetics... maintianing us....

Tags: cure, in, lifetime, poll, your

Views: 12962

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion


To much money to be made selling us drugs and pump upgrades. Have been hearing about a cure for 52 years.
YES! believing for it!

1. Because all the meter, insulin, and pill manufactures have to stay in business... LOL....

2. Can't have a cure, if the public is not willing to change lifestyle..

Even if we had a cure for diabetes, we still have the issue of obesity, cholesterol, hypertension, etc.,
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!
No not in my lifetime anymore but it may help millions of others which is also cool.
I believe we already have the cure
No, not from the medical community.
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.

I am still learning......:-))
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.




From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service