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Can Beta Cells Be Healed?

Can Type 2 or Type 1 diabetes be not only reversed, but cured? Can beta cells start producing enough insulin? Can the liver store glucose better, and can body cells learn to handle glucose more efficiently? We always hear that diabetes is incurable, and so far it has been. But people are trying. Diabetes affects so many organs; we’ll have to investigate them one at a time. This week we’ll look at beta cells in the pancreas. If you have Type 1 or 2 diabetes or prediabetes, you have damaged beta cells. So you don’t have enough insulin, and what you have may not be released when it’s needed. If the cells were healed, diabetes would pretty much go away. But is this possible, and how could it be done? In Type 1 diabetes, cells from the immune system attack and destroy beta cells. Type 1.5 diabetes or LADA (latent autoimmune diabetes of adults) probably involves a similar process. So restoring beta cells in Type 1 or 1.5 will probably require changing the immune system. Reducing the need for insulin by eating a healthy diet helps, but I don’t know of any Type 1s or people with LADA who recovered normal beta cell function by diet alone. Many are looking at surgically replacing b Continue reading >>

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  1. david 90274

    Hi,creon25000,your pancreas will never totally heal,it's up to you to take the pressure of the pancreas to stop it becoming chronic pancreatitis which I have and it's no picnic,keep following your diet and I'm afraid you will have to stop drinking .im sure you don't want to experience that sort of pain again,if you keep drinking you will have pain every day and believe me I've been to hell and back with chronic pancreatitis,stay strong ,all the best

  2. corinne34476

    I agree with everything you say, the pain is horrendous I've only just got over a bad flare up. I can't add anything to your advice but its reassuring to know we aren't alone. Take care.

  3. david 90274

    Hi corrinne,you are not alone with this disease,I too have just recovered from a bad flare up,you think it's never going to get better,two years ago I was nine stone ,now I am thirteen and learning to live with this horrible disease,hope you are keeping well and just to say 40000 has helped me a lot

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