Hello Today I have another thought. It is just my thought and everyone has their own opinion which i respect and I am in no way disputing or challenging anyone else's view. I was reading a lot of sites over the weekend (Michael Mosely and David Unwin to name a couple) and there is this thought that it is our B cells going in to a dormant state that causes the resistance to insulin. The cells are not dead or dying but have just gone dormant. It is also possible in theory to wake them up, tap in to additional cells or generate new ones, though I don't think anyone has done that yet. Why hasn't medical science talked about this? Well there is another theory that big Pharama companies are developing a drug to generate artificial b cells and that the drug industry is so lucrative with so many people depending on drugs that these companies are rubbing their hands together with £ or $ signs in there eyes. Lets face it, if there was a way to not be drug dependant these companies will lose out. Yes I accept there sadly will be many people who will need to take drugs to control their levels but I believe there will also be a lot of people that could if they wanted to try a more drug free option. Now my next question is if the human body can fix most other parts or at least to some level, why is it the pancreas that is the exception to the rule? It doesn't make sense to me. Surely there must be instances where eating properly and getting the right "repair ingredients" will crank start my B cells, I would be surprised if there has never been a case where someone with T2 has actually returned to normal, proper normal. There has to be a combination to do this. Diabetes is an epidemic and I don't believe its being treated as say a virus outbreak would be. The general approach seems to be manage it rather than cure it. Correct me if I am wrong here. I also know for a fact, as I have supported the risk management and medicine management software that huge pharmaceuticals supply GPs with that set "achievements" which are converted in to financial rewards from the government. For example one tick box may be "have 70% of male patients between the ages of 50 and 75 to have a particular screening, or are put on a particular drug". If they achieve this then the GP practice may get £1000 per patient or they could get a lump sum of £25K for example. There are loads of questions, stats, graphs, data mining that the software does. IMHO, pharmas make the drugs by the billions, governments buy them for their health services, GPs need more funding so they prescribe more drugs than is realistically needed, the patient pays for the drugs (unless exempt but then everyone else who pays subsidises these people), the government gets their money back and passes a cut to the GP Practice. Are we being guided down a drug dependant road without trying other methods first? Who is to say that instead of being dependant on drugs, there is not another way of managing my Type 2, taking an over all approach that allows for the odd day of "normal food" here and there and generally being strict but with allowances? Maybe a holistic approach rather than eat, measure and react is an option and that it is possible to cut risks and complications and return to a somewhat normal condition by these changes? Maybe I am alone in this thought, maybe not but its my thought of the day and my hope that one day someone will come up with a cure and not rip off or exploit those who need it.