Diabetes Can be Reversed, but Not Cured?

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I've read that diabetes (Type 2) can be reversed, but not cured.

Can someone explain the difference? If something is reversed and never comes back, then how is that different from being cured? TY
 

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References?
 
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I was just diagnosed, by the way. :cry::cry::cry::cry::cry:
 
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[oversimplified since the immune system is really, really difficult to explain on PF. Immunology understading is rapidly changing because of genomics and Covid research]

Type II diabetes is an inflammatory mediated disease. As a result. you have developed insulin resistance. Insulin no longer controls blood glucose levels correctly.

Causes are considered environmental, mostly dietary
A gene complex is related but not causative.
From webmd:
Genes associated with type 2 diabetes risk include:
TCF7L2[/, which affects insulin secretion and glucose production.
ABCC8, which helps regulate insulin.
CAPN10, which is associated with type 2 diabetes risk in Mexican Americans.
There are usually other disease processes associated with type II. They are labelled as a complex called metabolic syndrome. (has other names)
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Reversing the symptoms is what you mean, e.g., correcting abnormally high blood glucose levels and some other symptoms of the disease complex.

Usually a dietary change and/or medicines can halt progression of the disease process.
As soon as you stop taking meds, changing your diet, etc., the symptoms reappear.

That is what reversal means. You are stuck with handing the disease effectively.

On a population level Type II uncontrolled patients as a group tend to progress to hypertension, coronary artery disease, and other problems like neuropathy, retinopathy, kidney issues, and the list goes on.

This is anecdotal evidence of how NOT to handle diabetes. From some of your other posts I am assuming this carries weight with you.

My daughter did such a great job of not controlling her diabetes:
her renal function is <20% of normal,
she lost her right eye,
has marginal vision in the remaining eye ,
diabetic dermopathy - a loss of skin resulting in a deformed brown blotch on 40% of her left lower leg, that get easily infected
--- longer list but you get the idea.

Do NOT mess around with this. And yes, I am trying to scare you into living longer in less pain.
Your question is answered. You now know about reversal. Go here to get qualified help:
https://www.diabetes.org


I think you are not in the US, but I believe they can refer you to good medical help.
 
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