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Is there any cure for Diabetes?

is there any cure for diabetes yet?
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jan 2010
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The answer to this question in short is : there is no "cure" for type 2 diabetes, or type 1 for that matter. Once you have it, you have it for life. Through diet, exercise and weight loss you can reduce your symptoms, even to the point of not having to take medication and in a way rid yourself of diabetes. But it is still there, if you went back to your old life style when you were diagnosed, it would come right back.  So, while there is no cure. That does not mean there is no hope. You can improve your health to the point of not requiring medication or feel the effects of the disease. And even if you cannot, you can live with this, after a while it becomes second nature.

Answered: Sat, 9 Jan 2010
  Anonymous's Response
Hi. The only known "cure" for Type 2 Diabetes is weight loss (through diet modification & exercise). As mentioned above: it is conditional. Excess fat (especially around your waist line) contributes to Insulin Resistance which in turn causes your sugar levels to rise, due to a relative failure of your islet cells (in your pancreas) to secrete Insulin.
Answered: Wed, 16 Nov 2011
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