No Cure for Diabetes: What that means…

Diabetes is complex and not completely understood. There is no cure.

 
 

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Kerri Morrone Sparling of Six Until Me wrote that there is no cure for diabetes in today’s BlogHer. All I have to say is hear, hear.

Diabetes is a medical condition. You can call it a disease if you want to. And there is no cure.

The causes of diabetes are complex and not completely understood. And there is no cure.

Diabetes is not a moral judgement of people’s lifestyle. You cannot give yourself diabetes. And there is no cure.

Diabetes takes a couple of different forms.I’m sure you’ve heard of Type 1 and Type 2. Maybe you’ve heard of pre-diabetes or LADA. And there is no cure.

Diabetes treatment takes many forms. What’s effective is determined by what’s going on with the individual’s body. Sometimes a number of treatments need to be tried before an effective one is found. And there is no cure.

Some people have been able to control their diabetes with diet and exercise only and do not need to take medication. But they are not cured.

A cure would mean that the person’s body produces the insulin that it needs and uses it effectively.

A cure would mean that the person wouldn’t have to draw blood several times a day to check her sugar levels.

A cure would mean a person wouldn’t have to take a kit of medicine, glucose tabs and a glucose meter with her wherever she goes.

A cure would mean that a person wouldn’t have to figure out where to place an insulin pump on her body so that she can “hide” lengths of tubing under her clothes.

A cure would mean a person could eat food without counting grams of carbohydrates or reading labels looking for hidden sugar.

A cure would mean no medication, no machines and no special regime.

A cure would mean a normal life.

And there is no cure.

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