To me, it's not "depressing" to avoid a cure. The tools scientists have are centrifuges, scales, genetic sequencers, etc. My tools are a meter and a pump and a CGM. And food. If a B-52 would help me fight diabetes too, I don't have one. I focus on the tools at hand, throw some money at "organizations" to make myself feel good and work to beat diabetes one test at a time. I don't think I get very depressed about diabetes.
I agree to much money being made, world wide.
I wrote this almost 2 months ago when I was in a very bad place with "D". I never posted it to my blog.
I have been meaning to write this blog post for quite some time. I've held off writing it because I didn't have my thoughts organized. At least that's what I told myself. I think I've held off writing it because it's going to sound negative and people don't want to hear it.
I've had type one diabetes about six years ago. That's about as long as my nephew's been alive and half my daughters age. Not a long time but still too long. During the time I have had diabetes I've read articles — some historical and some more recent — suggesting that a cure was in the near future. I remember reading similar articles when I was diagnosed. The near future is apparently further than six years.
I am sure that there are people alive today who have heard something similar their entire life. For some people the near future has been 20 years, for others 40 years. So near future is starting to look like maybe something beyond a 100 years.
Any day now, "We'll have a cure". Shut up! I'm tired of hearing it.
I'm not one of those who believe the big pharma companies and doctors are involved in some conspiracy to suppress research toward a cure because it would affect their business. I don't think that if we raised more money to fund research — why do Americans believe that throwing more money at a problem produces solutions? — we'd have a cure *sooner*.
No. I think we don't have a cure today because the problem is difficult. The disease is complicated. I wish someone with influence would just come out and say the truth (my truth?); the truth is we have a long way to go before there is a cure. This endless cycle of "hope mongering" is exhausting.
I think that's a good way to look at things. Though hopefully we won't have to wait 30 years. But there are many young people today living with diabetes, and if e push for one and get a cure within the next decade or two, plenty will still be at a fairly young age and able to enjoy the benefits of a cure-like lifestyle.
N0T 0N Y0UR LIFE.
Some are saying it is "absolutely" coming. http://jdca2025.wordpress.com/2012/05/15/potential-cure-for-diabete...
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I think it's great that a raw diet worked for you but I disagree completely that diabetes is a choice. I did not choose to get this disease at age 21 in college. Perhaps some type 2's can reverse it but I do not believe type 1s can reverse it completely with diet alone - yes, we can reduce the amount of insulin we take but I think the idea of using diet and no insulin is risky long-term and a raw diet is very hard to maintain longterm and for most people, not very appealing. Again, great that you can do it but I just don't think it's fair to say this disease is a choice, who would chose this?