Some practictioners promise people living with diabetes that after taking their treatments, they will have a cure for diabetes mellitus. This is bogus and deceptive. Why is this so?
- In people that have type 1 diabetes mellitus, the beta cells of their pancreas have been totally destroyed by autoimmune disease process leading to absolute insulin deficiency. But, in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients, about 50-75 percent of their pancreatic beta cells are destroyed by the time they are diagnosed with diabetes mellitus resulting in relative insulin deficiency. In the latter, with time, the remaining beta cells will be depleted of insulin. Because no medication – orthodox, herbal etc can revive a dead pancreas, it’s obvious that diabetes mellitus is not curable.
Inability of the target cells in the body (mainly liver, fat cells and skeletal muscle) to respond appropriately to circulating insulin (referred to as insulin resistance) is another means by which type 2 diabetes mellitus results. Currently, there are drugs targetting this insulin resistance but they don’t completely reverse it. Thus, one can’t talk of cure for diabetes mellitus.
There’s some disorders involving the satiety center in the brain resulting in disorders of appetite and resultant obesity. This is not easily corrected.
Abnormal high production of glucose by the liver cells is, also, central to onset of type 2 diabetes. This process is not curable.
Finally, there are, also, disorders of gut hormones and kidney reabsorption disturbances which have been found to contribute to type 2 diabetes developing in a person.
Because the above processes involved in diabetes mellitus development cannot be totally reversed by herbs, nutritional products or drugs , one cannot talk of a cure for diabetes mellitus. At least for now! One has to live with it all the days of his/ her life.
However, there are promising developments in the care of people living with diabetes mellitus. The future is obviously bright.