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Sorry George, unfortunately there's no cure for Diabetes yet.
When there is one, the whole world will kmow about it that day.
 

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Hey Peter: :)

Yes, I know of that breakthrough and many others and they are
getting closer to a cure but they haven't succeeded yet. ;)
As you know it's been "forever" to us.
 

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Yeah, We have sorted the immune T-cells to keep the icelet cells that houses the insulin from being attacked and import the beta cells that makes the insulin so It's just to get the icelet to get the inplant is just the only stumbing block. ;)
I have had a read of your public profile and you are allmost the same as me.
I had my diagnosis in '77 so 37 years a diabetic. :(
 

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Yeah, We have sorted the immune T-cells to keep the icelet cells that houses the insulin from being attacked and import the beta cells that makes the insulin so It's just to get the icelet to get the inplant is just the only stumbing block. ;)
I have had a read of your public profile and you are allmost the same as me.
I had my diagnosis in '77 so 37 years a diabetic. :(

Hello Peter: :)

I noticed your nick is Anthill. How did you come across a name like that for yourself?? :D Do you prefer to be called Anthill or Peter or either?

Yes, you are right about the cells. It's just the immune system that is the big problem now. I think I read somewhere that they still say another 5-10 years before it's all figured out. That would be hard to believe after all this time of having Diabetes.

Ya, you're almost as many years with Diabetes, as I am. How old were you when were you diagnosed?

Well, we are still doing pretty Good considering, eh? When I was 7, I heard my Optometrist tell my Mom that I would be blind by age 19. And of course, other older citizens said I'd have to have my legs amputated and I would be dead by age 35. None of that stuff has happened to me yet(touch wood). It sure wasn't much Fun with those thoughts in the far back of my mind while growing up though. I guess you heard the same remarks from People also.

***Congrats on Your 37th Year With Diabetes*** ;) Terrific!!

Hey, Cool sig that you have there Peter. I haven't put any thought into mine yet. Be Good. :D

*Terrie*
 

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Hello Peter: :)

I noticed your nick is Anthill. How did you come across a name like that for yourself?? :D Do you prefer to be called Anthill or Peter or either?
Anthill was about how technolagy get smaller the ant would be able to use it but please you can call me Peter.

Yes, you are right about the cells. It's just the immune system that is the big problem now.
Ahh, They have found that with just four drugs to curb the T-cells so there is not much to go on. :p
I think I read somewhere that they still say another 5-10 years before it's all figured out. That would be hard to believe after all this time of having Diabetes.
With the human triles that I think it's underway It's not far off I dare say. :eek:

Ya, you're almost as many years with Diabetes, as I am. How old were you when were you diagnosed?
I was 11 or was I 10 in '71 and you would not reconize me as I was thin, Too thin as you know that ballet dancers are slim as I was thinner. :(

Well, we are still doing pretty Good considering, eh? When I was 7, I heard my Optometrist tell my Mom that I would be blind by age 19. And of course, other older citizens said I'd have to have my legs amputated and I would be dead by age 35. None of that stuff has happened to me yet(touch wood). It sure wasn't much Fun with those thoughts in the far back of my mind while growing up though. I guess you heard the same remarks from People also.
Yes, I have some compications though like just lately a stroke and eye problems. :( Not good at all. :mad:

***Congrats on Your 37th Year With Diabetes*** ;) Terrific!!
Hey thanks terrie. :D
Hey, Cool sig that you have there Peter. I haven't put any thought into mine yet. Be Good. :D
Thankyou. :)
Do you like ballet?
 

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Anthill was about how technolagy get smaller the ant would be able to use it but please you can call me Peter
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Well, that certainly is true and an interesting way to choose a nick.


Anthill said:
I was 11 or was I 10 in '71 and you would not reconize me as I was thin, Too thin as you know that ballet dancers are slim as I was thinner
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Ya, that's how most Kids with Type 1 end up before they are dxd. Then it takes some time to gain the weight back.


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Yes, I have some compications though like just lately a stroke and eye problems. :( Not good at all.
Geez, sorry to hear of your complications Peter, especially the stroke. I just had the retinopathy but my Ophthalmologist lasered it so that's Fine.
Do you have retinopathy also?

I also have some hypo unawareness. But I think when we get that, that we have a 6th sense like a blind Person. I get a feeling (kind of a buzzy feeling on my skin of my head if I occasionally get a low now. When I feel that, I stop and test my sugar. Sure enough I would need a juice. I never had that
feeling for a low before. So that's helpful.

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Thankyou. :)
Do you like ballet?
You're Very Welcome. That's alot of years you've made it through. I hope that you have many more Good ones until that cure comes around.

Ummm...nope, I do not care much ballet. I used to love doing gymnastics and I still watch the competitions on tv. I also like the figure skating.

*Terrie* ;)
 

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Hey, do you know that Insulin Is Not Always Necessary For Long-Term Control Of Type 2 Diabetes. Some patients with type 2 diabetes can control their disease for years yet avoid insulin injections by using multiple classes of oral diabetic medications, a new study found. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 90th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

Findings from the study contradict common beliefs about non-insulin diabetic medications, said principal investigator Arthur Swislocki, MD, of the Veterans Affairs (VA) Northern California Health Care System in Martinez. Oral diabetes medications help control blood glucose, or sugar, levels in people whose bodies still produce some insulin, as is true for many patients with type 2 diabetes.

"Generally, both patients and physicians believe that long-term use of oral diabetic medications is not possible because these drugs lose their effectiveness over time as the patient's pancreas fails," Swislocki said. "Our data suggest that some patients can remain in good glucose control for years using non-insulin, oral diabetic agents."

The study result is good news for people who need medical therapy for type 2 diabetes, according to Swislocki. "They may be able to delay or avoid the use of insulin," he said.

Some patients prefer pills over insulin injections because they are easier to use or because the patient fears needles or getting low blood sugar, as is possible with insulin treatment, he said.

Swislocki and his coworkers studied the VA medical records of 191 veterans (188 men and 3 women) with type 2 diabetes who received treatment beginning in 1992 and received follow-up for 15 consecutive years. Of these patients, 96 began treatment solely with oral drugs. The researchers found that 55 percent of the patients (53 of 96) who started treatment with oral diabetic agents were able to continue using them 15 years later and achieve good blood sugar control. A measure of long-term blood sugar control - hemoglobin A1c - improved from an average of nearly 8 percent to about 7 percent 15 years later in this group.

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Ahhh! Terrie and Peter, two of my favirite peeps! How nice........Did someone say it has been forever for us? I have survived 62 years of forever. How more years does it take until I have survived forever??? I fully intend to live forever. Will I be the first diabetic to do that? LOL!

Hey Terrie, why aren't there any smileys on this board? Maybe Merien can give us some. Do you think?

Richard
 

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Hey Man! :) Always Good to see you. Are you okay Richard? Merien has supplied us with smileys. ;)

Well, I think that you have to celebrate 75 years with Diabetes in order for you to have lived forever Richard. You get a medal for that also. :cool: I'm sure that you will live forever....and Yes, you will be the first to do it. You've done Excellent in your own right already! Great Job Richard! :)
 

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Smileies

Aye Terrie, are we allowed to inport our own smilies?
 

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Hurry up

Hey to all reserchers, We need a cure now!!! I don't want much do I. :p
 

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Yes Peter, we can import our own smilies.
 

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Yay!!!



Yes Peter, we can import our own smilies.
OH WOW!!! :p


This is so cool and pretty too. :)

Gladys C. Lester Dull was diagnosed with Type 1 in 1924 , just three years after the discovery of insulin. She is believed to be the longest living person with diabetes.
In November 1924, three years after the discovery of insulin in 1921, six-year-old Gladys Dull began her long life of insulin injections. To our knowledge, she is the longest-living person with diabetes to date.
WOW!!! :eek: Now that is just amazing!!

How did you manage the daily diet like when I was diagnosed I had to weigh everything and stay away from sweets, Honey and the like. Monitoring is another bug bare as the color royal blue is so desirable. When I was at the barre, I see that too often. :(
 

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Peter, my parents were told that they were not to give me sugar but nothing was said about carbs. I ate tons of carbs but no sugar. I had high sugar in my urine for 40 years. Then I learned about carbs and my life changed. Why I survived those initial 40 tears without developing diabetes complications noone knows. Perhaps it is explained by good genes. None of my doctors have an explanation.
 

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Thank you for posting that Richard. :) I had forgotten her name. She is a miracle certainly. Am I wrong? I hope she isn't but I thought I heard that she passed away last year. I can't find anything about it though. I'm probably wrong.

The other Miracles are the Cleveland Brothers from Syracuse, New York. They are amazing also and still alive with few complications. They are in their 80's and 90's.

Then of course, there is Richard from Kingston, New York!! ;)

WOW! That's one Beautiful butterfly! :)
 

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WOW! That's one Beautiful butterfly! :)
And what would make it all the more beautiful is a successful beta cell transplant and just hope that just someone would come up with keeping the islet cell surviving since that we have the rouge T-cell from the immune system by just 4 cheap drugs that readily available. (Gee, I wish I knew what those drugs were as the pharmacy don't know it's apart from the cure of diabetes!!) They would be quite cheap!! :D :p :cool:
 

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Your Cure Fo Diabetes

Please man don,t fear much about diabetes cure, because some people die at early stage of diabetes due to fear, all you need to do is to eat healthy food and do regular exercise an you get better.

yours in service
THANKGOD .N.
 
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