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It depends on how long the patient has been on insulin, and whether "pancreatic exhaustion" has been reached. If the person has been on insulin only a few years when there is still endogenous insulin production ( check by doing a C-peptide test ), then yes, it's possible. See the work by Prof Taylor at Newcastle, England using extreme low calorie diets ...


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Yes and no. Type 2 Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which a person’s body still produces insulin but is unable to use it effectively. Reversing Type 2 Diabetes is more a factor of improving the insulin resistance levels in the long term.It depends on several factors whether or not is feasible to reverse the pathology, one among them is the duration of the ...


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I assume by "(added) sugar intake from solid foods" you mean something like, "Is higher-than-average sugar consumption from foods (separate from beverages) associated with increased risk of Type II diabetes?" - If that is not correct, please let me know. CONTEXT Before listing citations to some relevant studies, some brief background information will ...


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In short: In some studies, smoking was associated with reduced risk of retinopathy only in individuals with diabetes type 2, but with an increased risk in those with type 1. In diabetes type 2, nicotine may further increase insulin levels, which may be protective against retinopathy. In this study UKPDS 50: Risk factors for incidence and progression of ...


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Is there any risk for a diabetes patient to undergo this procedure? Yes, root canals carry some risks for everyone, and the degree of risk depends on your health status. Surgical risks for diabetics are generally related to how well their blood sugar is controlled and their other comorbidities. This is a simple MedLine article on surgery for diabetics. In ...


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I have written a few blog posts about this topic, to which I will share the links on the topic. In a short-as-possible answer, this is my thinking. Elevated blood glucose, hyperglycemia is extremely bad for a variety of organs, and the damage can accumulate over time. Free glucose in the blood can bind to positively charge amino acids on proteins. This ...


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Actually, ketoacidosis could occur also in Type 2 Diabetes. It's not common, but it's a possibility and should not be not omitted. In Type 2 Diabetes the insulin secretion is available but insufficient to meet the glucose needs. However, generally, can prevent sustained hyperglycemic states that could lead to ketoacidosis. When DKA occurs in patients ...


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I've previously researched the answer to this question. I've inserted my research on this answer below. I'm very interested to hear what you think. Nicotine is a component of cigarette smoke. Nicotine promotes angiogenesis in the laboratory (1), including in human retinal endothelial cells.(2) However, surprisingly “cigarette smoke” inhibits angiogenesis in ...


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There is no cure yet, however, there are some studies which are showing promising results. For example, one study from 2011 demonstrated the benefits of taking β-Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) in dealing with diabetes type 2 (T2D). This a long-term metabolic disorder, is directly associated with over-use of body fat and calories. Mouse studies ...


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You seem to be on a great track. I think you're doing all the right things. Regarding cinnamon pills: I have indeed read studies regarding cinnamon curbs blood sugar by lowering insulin resistance. Just be aware that it is a warming herb/spice so if you are someone that finds themselves just a bit too hot all the time, this will exacerbate that. Lastly, ...


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No, blood sugar control is not 100% of the battle for complications from diabetes, but it IS the majority of it. Although a lot of the sequelae are related to elevated glucose levels, diabetes is a complex metabolic dysregulation that has many other factors involved. The pathogenesis of diabetes differs between types, they are really quite different ...


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There seems to be no scientific evidence to support the claim that diabetes type 2 generally goes away on its own (without drugs, diet or weight loss) in the elderly. According to one analytical article in BMJ, 2017, remission of diabetes type 2 is "currently very rarely achieved or recorded." In elderly, remission may be slightly more common. In a large ...


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Triceba is actually Tresiba. It is a very long-acting basal insulin, that you take once a day. It is probably the best basal insulin today for people who do not have fast-changing basal needs like athletes: very insensitive to when you are taking it. Toujeo is a 3x concentrated version of insulin glargine -- i.e. 3x Lantus. It acts roughly like Lantus, but ...


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The modern theory on the causation of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is known as the twin cycle hypothesis . The twin cycle hypothesis of the etiology of type 2 diabetes. During long-term intake of more calories than are expended each day, any excess carbohydrate must undergo de novo lipogenesis, which particularly promotes fat accumulation in the liver. ...


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Type 2 diabetes is characterized by a combination of peripheral insulin resistance and inadequate insulin secretion by pancreatic beta cells. Insulin resistance, which has been attributed to elevated levels of free fatty acids and proinflammatory cytokines in plasma, leads to decreased glucose transport into muscle cells, elevated hepatic glucose ...


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Yes. T2D is reversible, with some caveats. T2D is essentially a set of symptoms in a body that has ingested too much sugar, and has lost insulin sensitivity. "Type 2 diabetes primarily occurs as a result of obesity and lack of exercise." --wikipedia Diabetes_mellitus_type_2 T2D is an arbitrary diagnosis based on the easily-measurable blood glucose level: ...


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As Neil Barnard explains in this video, a low fat whole food plant based diet has yielded positive results. But note here that you don't need to go full vegan for this to work, the most important element is to drastically increase your whole grain carb intake, drastically reduce your fat intake, and increase your physical activity levels. This is best done ...


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You pretty much answered your questions, except for 5 and 6. 1) Diabetes is a serious disease, so it needs to be diagnosed accurately and complications detected early (some people will already have complications at the time of first diagnosis). All this requires investigations for which a primary doctor doesn't have equipment/experience and time. Also, from ...


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1) Blood glucose level 64 mmol/L is possible. From a case (a 16-years-old girl with diabetes type 1) report article Severe degree of hyperglycaemia: insights from integrative physiology (OJM, 2002): The physicians seeking the consultation defined the starting point, the very high blood sugar level of 70 mmol/l (1260 mg/dl). (^ ^ From the context it's ...


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The Mayo Clinic page shows only some antidiabetic drugs; they just didn't mentioned few more as you did. A combination therapy for diabetes type 2 (UpToDate) is a combination of at least 2 oral antidiabetic drugs, or a combination of one or more oral antidiabetic drugs with insulin. The term is used when the therapy is planned as combined and not when it ...


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American Diabetes Association has a comprehensive list of complications of diabetes type 1 and 2 (most complications can occur in both types). Here are some complications that are quite typical, but not all are specific for diabetes: Acanthosis nigricans Diabetic dermopathy Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum Eruptive xanthomatosis Diabetic retinopathy ...


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I want to add a supplementary answer which provides a useful infographic produced by the British Medical Journal and based on the diabetes guideline issued by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). The guide shows the advisable combinations of oral medication in type 2 diabetes (there are a few possible combinations) and when to ...


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Conditions listed in the Shrimp list are direct complications of diabetes type 2. For example, "coronary artery disease" results from 2 pathological processes in diabetes type 2 (hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia). Coronary artery disease can result in congestive heart failure, but this is now a complication of coronary heart disease, not diabetes 2. Angina ...


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Firstly energy/calories for this bar are itself high as is case with many energy bars. Now with this small bar if we do get enough energy but does it fill the stomach and urge to eat, no. Now anything except for fibres that we consume in excess even proteins can be used in gluconeogenesis. Also fat is also present in such bars and I see that's saturated too, ...


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Yes, there is a cure. It won't be 100% effective for all diabetics to completely forgo all of their medication, but around 80% of diabetics will be able to go off all of their medication. This is one of many articles that address this particular topic: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1325029/ In short, the cause of insulin resistance is ...


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It would be great to be able to keep an infusion set for that long. The reason why infusion sets cannot stay as long as CGM sensors is that the cannula used for injecting insulin in an infusion set is a lot more invasive and damaging than the very thin fiber that is used for measurement in a CGM sensor. CGM users often make their sensors last much longer ...


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Unfortunately no, I have not found in my research any pumps which can be attached for a longer amount of time, although I did find a study which you may find relates to your question. Link to Study The following is the rationale behind site transfer and the suggested schedule. The manufacturers of IISs and insulin formulations used in insulin pumps ...


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There are no inhaled insulin products that are long-acting, basal products. Today, Afrezza is the only type of inhaled insulin that is available, and it is of course bolus insulin. The only other inhaled insulin product that made it to commercialization, Exubera (PDF), only lasted a year, and was also a fast-acting bolus insulin. By its very nature, inhaled ...


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