Though type 1 and type 2 diabetes is spreading more and more around the world but still there is no ultimate cure from this disease yet. However, diabetes prevention has moved to its advanced level and focused individuals with diabetes are able to prevent this disease by keeping it away from them, with all the inventions, medication, insulin, alternative supplements, natural vitamins and lifestyle changes.
Some, say they have reversed their diabetes, the usual pattern to do this is to achieve normal body weight in the form of fats, cholesterol, and triglycerides, following pre figured healthy meal planning, monitoring blood sugar few times a day and they achieve a level that has least diabetes complications away from retinopathy neuropathy , chronic kidney disease etc. This is categorized as diabetes prevention.
Diabetes cure, is deeper than prevention. Once a person is diagnosed with Diabetes, he/she is treated for it in such a way that blood sugar range changes back to normal range, without any insulin or medication is diabetes cure.
Medical expert researchers are working constantly to find a cure. From genetics to obesity all common factors found in diabetes are observed and tested to find an actual cure.
Type 1 and type 2 diabetes prevention have made remarkable improvement, and it is becoming easier for patients to stay away from amputations and blindness with these new preventive strategies. Some of them are as follows.
Fredrick Banting and Charles H Best created the first insulin in 1921 and were awarded shared noble prize in 1923. Insulin created an amazing difference in the treatment of diabetes. Since insulin is to be injected for use, it is not easy for everyone especially for children. But seeing its advantages it has become acceptable.
2. Pill formula discovered
An Australian pharmaceutical company and Curtain University’s Erik Helmerhorst worked together on three million compounds to be able to find the drug molecule that copied insulin in 2011. This research created lots of curiosity throughout the world. The pain free insulin tablet or liquid medicine is much easier treatment than insulin injections. It will take sometime for this formula to go through all the necessary steps to come out as a pill. The team lead by Professor Helmerhorst was presented an award on November 3, 2011. This is a great news for diabetics to be able to use a pill instead of insulin injection.
3. Artificial Pancreas by Medtronics (USA)
Medtronics have introduced the newest insulin pump that works very close to human pancreas function. It is called iPro2, a device that monitors blood sugar continously. It is small portable easily accessable, an insulin pump that is able to deliver insulin in small amounts to the body. This system allows medical expert to observe and study the complete picture of patients diabetes, which allows a better focus on diabetes. A patient can use it constantly for three days and then return to the doctor for a check up of data and other related concerns.
Hypoglycemia, is the biggest challenge for this device. As it is hard to know for the device to provide added insulin as needed. The cost of these kind of diabetes preventions is also high.
However, focus on diabetes supplies shows there are different diabetes pumps available, traditional pump that has pump and infusion set, another pump that has tubing attached to it and another one that has a remote control pump. A diabetic adult or a school going child’s parent can choose from these to suit the lifestyle change that suits him/her. Most of these pumps deliver the same amount of insulin at one time. Do a detailed research before taking the pump so you are satisfied while using it.
4. Alternative medicine doctors and diabetes prevention
There are several diabetes natural remedies that can be used to achieve normal blood sugar levels, for example cinnamon, fenugreek, gymnema sylvester and vandium.
Dietary products supplements like chromium picolinate, magnesium GTC, Omega 3, vitamin B12, also help to control blood sugar spikes.
5. Bariartic or Gastric by pass and Lap band surgery
Bariartic or gastric by pass surgery is performed when an obese person is facing or is going to face severe heart problems, diabetes, suffering from sleep apnea, asthma or severe arthritis and is unable to get rid of access weight because of compulsive eating disorder. The bariartic surgeon reduces the size of the stomach to a pouch and therefore patients eat less food and reduces weight for health reasons. The small pouch by passes part of the intestine.
As soon as this surgery is performed the obese and diabetic patients blood sugars comes to normal blood sugar levels. Medical experts and researchers find this to be a very helpful clue to find a cure for diabetes. It sounds like diabetes has something to do with the digestive tracts.
FDA, USA has approved this surgery and lap band surgery ( similar but differently performed surgery) for the medical insurance to cover it. There are certain rules set for the surgery to determine the obesity and dangers causing to the person who needs it. 85 % of these surgeries are successful. Previously it was said that people who are eligible for this surgery paid by their medical insurance must
weight between 204 – 233 lbs and BMI over 35 – 40
Seeing the success of this surgery FDA has relaxed these rules for this surgery a little more as follows:
Weighing 175 lbs and BMI over 30 to Weighing 233 lbs and BMI over 40 can have this surgery. There are several advantages to this surgery, though it has complications but its 85% success and getting rid of diabetes are the biggest factors for relaxing rules for this surgery. Today people are becoming familiar of this preventive measure for diabetes and prefer this surgery than a life time of insulin and diabetes complications, like heart disease, kidney failure and retinopathy and neuropathy.
Scientists researchers and medical experts all are looking into the possibilities of finding a cure, but it looks like diabetes still requires more effort more brainstorming and more researches to discover a diabetic cure. Right now we have very latest preventions that can be used to overcome this disease.Diabetes can be cured for life if it is checked in the pre diabetic condition of a person and is treated right away to control blood suar spikes. I feel this is the best strategy to control the spread of this epidemic at this point. Besides diabetes prevention has various treatment techniques for maintaining normal blood sugar levels.
The sole purpose of this information is health awareness. This information is real and based on facts. It is not a substitute for medical care from your doctor or health care provider. Please check with your doctor on any related matter that concerns you for your health and well being.