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  • berob99 Dec 21, 2012

    Diabetes cannot be cured, only managed and controlled.

  • kenshi Dec 19, 2012

    @lindaburton2004... what NCishome said is correct. There really is no cure for either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, however with treatment of careful diet and proper exercise one may not need any drug treatment with type 2. This is not indicative of being cured because as soon as you go off your diet and exercise the diabetes symptoms will be there. Also there are people with type 2 that diet and exercise alone will not be sufficient to keep glucose levels normal.

  • IPayYouPay Dec 14, 2012

    NCishome: Type 2 is treated with diet and exercise (hence, weight loss with exercise). Once under control, I know personally, medications can be taken away. Type 1 is not.

  • pedsRN Dec 13, 2012

    Type 2 Diabetes can be controlled by diet, exercise, & weight loss(as most type 2 diabetics are overweight), but once damage has been done by diabetes, that damage doesn't go away.
    The Duke Eye Center has retinal specialists that can do wonders with diabetic retinopathy patients.

  • NCishome Dec 12, 2012

    jacamoe - I do not agree with your comment that T2 has a cure. Once a diabetic always one. T1 or T2 you ALWAYS have to be aware of what you eat and excercise. Along with all the other damage that comes with being diabetic.

  • jacamoe Dec 12, 2012

    The first sign to that told me something was wrong was my vision got blurry, almost overnight. I was diagnosed with Type 1 adult onset juvenile diabetes two months later. It has been seven years now and my vision, once on insulin, seemed to get back to normal. We need more research on juvenile diabetes because there is already a cure for Type 2. It just requires a lot of self discipline. Once T2 diabetics let theirs go for a long period of time without taking strict care of themselves , they become insulin dependent as well. However, Type 2 can be cured by strict diet and excersise.

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