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Keep getting told by people that I can get rid of Diabetes Type one

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by carol50, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. Laura39

    Laura39 Type 1 · Newbie

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    it would appear that person doesn’t realise that our pancreas no longer works and this why we need to inject insulin! On saying that though, I do know of an operation T1’s can have, although the NHS don’t like doing it, and that is the islet transfer (this appears to kickstart a diabetics pancreas). I have relatives in Canada and they say as soon as someone is diagnosed as T1, they have the islet transfer op?!
     
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  2. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    I do not think your relatives are correct on that one.
     
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  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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  4. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    just WOW!
     
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  5. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I guess after 49 years my mind is pretty closed to these ludicrous reports BUT hey this guy could become VERY rich after he tells the world about his way to stop injecting for his "type 1" diabetes...........PFFFFFT!
     
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  6. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can you explain type 1 diabetes to me please as I must have misheard OR mis read on what I had to do for the rest of my life!
     
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  7. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Isn't that simply about LADA's who may not need insulin for a couple of years after diagnosis because their antibodies are killing off their beta cells very slowly?
     
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  8. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Moderator
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    yes, we have had LADA members who have delayed the requirement for insulin for years, by adopting a very low carb/keto lifestyle. That doesn’t mean they stayed off insulin for the rest of their lives. I will try to remember the name of the members I am recalling.

    Edited to add (now that the little grey cells have fired) the members were @LucySW and @Ian DP
     
  9. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think we are missing the OPs original thread post here
    Keep getting told by people that I can get rid of Diabetes Type one
    It is NEVER going to happen!
     
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  10. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh I dunno, all I need is a whole new bionic body - should get rid of the coeliac disease, eczema and various other things whilst its at it :):):) (ok, yes I have watched too many sci-fi tv series and films)
     
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  11. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This is why we need different names for the very different forms of diabetes. Autoimmune pancreatic failure is a completely different kettle of fish to metabolic syndrome/insulin resistance.
     
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  12. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    It certainly isn't possible in this day and age. And it is dangerous for people to be telling type 1's (Recent;y diagnosed) that they can get off insulin. I'm not even sure how people can think it's possible.
     
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  13. LooperCat

    LooperCat Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  14. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There are a LOT of Ed Gamble quotes I could put up on here BUT I do like the forum and do not want to be banned :)
     
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  15. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    You tell me

    Screenshot 2019-10-24 at 13.17.38.png
     
  16. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Interesting stuff @bulkbiker. There does seem to be a growing - albeit still tiny - body of evidence to suggest that some folk are able to at least halt the autoimmune attack on the pancreas if action is taken early enough. Perhaps call it indefinitely extending the honeymoon? Personally I have no opinion either way, but there does appear to be some evidence that it may not be impossible.
     
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  17. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Good for the GP if he can carry on throughout his life with no Insulin at all. what about sickness, infections, a serious illness ( god forbid) or if it was a women, periods, pregnancy, nursing a new baby, the menopause too
    He states he avoided DKA by testing promptly, because being a GP , he would know of certain symptoms regarding type 1 diabetes. I would love not to take Insulin, but 30 years on, I think not.
    But, he, the GP has not got rid of daibetes, as the OP's title is :
    Keep getting told by people that I can get rid of Diabetes Type one
     
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  18. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    1 person in how many million type 1s worldwide has managed to stay in the honeymoon period for an extended period of time by eating nuts :hilarious::hilarious::hilarious:
    c'mon......really?????
     
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  19. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    I don't know... A "rebranding" would cost a serous amount of money which might be better invested in a possible prevention or cure..?
     
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  20. NicoleC1971

    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And you can be a double D ( without surgery!) A Type 1 can have insulin resistance (type 2) if they overdo the carbs and need more and more insulin...And a type 2 can get insulin insufficiency too via the same method.
     
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