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Is Type 2 Diabetes reversible?

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 ...
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Is there any cure for type 2 diabetes?

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 ...
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Is sugar in beverages worse than sugar in solid food (i.e. candy, chocolate) with respect to diabetes type 2

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 ...
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Are there beneficial compounds in cigarette smoke?

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, ...
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Root canal therapy for diabetes patient?

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 ...
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Why is there no ketoacidosis in Type 2 diabetes mellitus?

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 ...
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Are there beneficial compounds in cigarette smoke?

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. ...
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Is there any cure for type 2 diabetes?

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 ...
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What are the effects of hyperglycemia

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 ...
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What are some natural remedies for lowering blood sugar besides diet and exercise?

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. ...
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Are all Type 2 diabetes effects caused by sugar levels?

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 ...
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Type II Diabetes (T2D) Remission with Age?

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 ...
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Are there any significant differences between Triceba and Toujeo?

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 ...
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What causes Diabetes mellitus type 2?

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 ...
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What causes Diabetes mellitus type 2?

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 ...
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Is Type 2 Diabetes reversible?

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 ...
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Is Type 2 Diabetes reversible?

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 ...
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How does Diabetic specialist clinic work?

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 ...
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T2DM Fasting glucose level - extreme cases

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): ...
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T2DM medication treatment pathway

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 ...
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How to differentiate between Type 2 and Type 1 Diabetes

The answer to this question is for classification as Type 1 or Type 2 in adults (age >20 years) known (or believed) to have diabetes. Distinguishing Type 1 from Type 2 diabetes in children (age &...
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Is it possible that there are some people who cannot get Type 2 diabetes?

I think you're confused by what is meant as a genetic disease. A disease like Huntingdon's Chorea is a genetic disease because we know the genetics, and we know that it occurs due to mutation in an ...
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Covid-19 mortality rates lower among some diabetes patients

The latter paper (Crouse, et al.) discusses this: Interestingly, metformin has previously been shown to also have anti-inflammatory (16, 17) and anti-thrombotic effects (18, 19) and excessive ...
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Side-effects or other medical conditions for diabetic patients

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 ...
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T2DM medication treatment pathway

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 ...
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How to interpret diabetic complications?

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 ...
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Assessing protein bars with artificial sweeteners for diabetics type 2

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 ...
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Is there any cure for type 2 diabetes?

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 ...
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Are there any insulin pumps which are attached for more than a few days?

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 ...
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Are there any insulin pumps which are attached for more than a few days?

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 ...

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