Can I Be Cured Of Type 2 Diabetes?

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New Drug Appears To Eliminate Type 2 Diabetes For First Time

Type 2 diabetes, although influenced by a person’s genes, is largely thought to be brought about by a poor diet and being overweight for prolonged periods of time, particularly at an old age. The pancreas is either unable to produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells simply don’t react to insulin, which leads to dangerously high blood sugar levels. This is known as insulin resistance, and at present, there is no medical way to treat this. A new drug forged by a team at the University of California, however, might prove to be a veritable game-changer. As reported by New Scientist, a daily dose of the drug, given to mice with insulin resistance, canceled out the harmful condition. This is the first time that any treatment has effectively “cured” type 2 diabetes. The team of researchers had an inkling that a particular enzyme was responsible for bringing about insulin resistance. The enzyme – cacophonously known as low molecular weight protein tyrosine phosphate, or LMPTP – can be found in the liver, and it appears to interact with cells in such a way that they become resistance to the presence of insulin. Conjuring up a brand new drug that was specifically designed to Continue reading >>

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  1. Jennifer and Katie

    So, my cat Katie has been in diabetic remission for a year now. Yay!! But she has had a couple issues since them, an intestinal infection last November, a UTI in January. Her newest thing now is she's losing the hair on her right flank. I can't see anything causing it, other than she over cleans that spot. My question is, should I be looking for another cause, or is my cat just being OCD?

  2. Lori and Atticus

    I'm not an expert by any means, but when my cat started losing hair on her sides and the base of her tail, she was hyperthyroid. Has she been eating more lately or losing weight? Those are the signs my cat had, along with being more fidgety and restless.
    Edit: I wanted to add that she was losing hair because she was over-cleaning and pulling it out. It was part of her fidgety-ness I guess.

  3. Jennifer and Katie

    She doesn't have anymore weight to lose. She lost it all when she was active diabetic, and hasn't gained it back. As to eating, she hasn't changed in her eating habits. And she isn't fidgety, but she does sleep a lot of the time.

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