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    Some time ago i heard that there was cure for this. Does anyone know if there is? My dad has diabetes type 2. I heard about the spray so that you dont need to use injections. Im sure i heard there was some kind of cure.
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    An actual cure or just medication?
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    as far as Im aware there is no cure. because a cure is something that gets rid of something rather than just helps you manage it.
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    (Original post by confused?)
    Some time ago i heard that there was cure for this. Does anyone know if there is? My dad has diabetes type 2. I heard about the spray so that you dont need to use injections. Im sure i heard there was some kind of cure.
    a few months ago there was news that a team at Kings College Hospital had managed to "cure" a patient's type one diabetes by transplanting pancreas cells over a period of a few months into the liver until they started monitoring and producing insulin by themselves. the man was in his 60s i think and had been insulin dependent for 30 odd years. so there is hope! but that was only one case and they tried it on other people at the same time and it didn't work - there's not enough research been done into it yet.

    but there is a good possibility there will be a cure developed in our lifetimes.

    I don't know about type II as that has a different cause but the more research done the higher the chance of a cure being found. i didn't think you needed injections for type two though??

    here's the link to the first story:

    http://www.kingsch.nhs.uk/news/details.asp?item=93

    and also the bbc report on it:

    http://newswww.bbc.net.uk/2/hi/health/3805603.stm
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    I think ... some people can manage type II by diet, some have tablets and others have to have injections.
    I doubt this spray will be a cure, just a less invasive way of managing it. I think at the moment there's a lot of research into formulations in general delivered using a spray because it's less invasive than some other methods and so people are likely to be more compliant.
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    Type 1 - Insulin dependent (endocrine cells of pancreas are buggered) - you need regular injections of insulin
    Type 2 - Insulin resistant (has a little bit of pancreas problems too, but the main problem is that the cells dont respond to insulin like they should. Treatment is by giving tablets (mainly sulphonylureas) which make cells more sensitive to the bodies own insulin.

    Very advanced type 2 can also require injections.

    The Kings islet transplant was for a long standing type 1 diabetic. Your father has type 2 (according to you, but its usually very far on if they have type 2 AND need injections) Type 2 would be much harder (or rather pointless) to treat in this manner due to the insulin resistance of the cells.

    If your dad wants to control his TYPE 2 diabetes better tell him to lose some weight. because i'll bet money he is overweight...

    HTH
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    (Original post by -Emmz-)
    I think ... some people can manage type II by diet, some have tablets and others have to have injections.
    I doubt this spray will be a cure, just a less invasive way of managing it. I think at the moment there's a lot of research into formulations in general delivered using a spray because it's less invasive than some other methods and so people are likely to be more compliant.
    The spray you are referring to is another form of insulin delivery they are working on (as well as a capsule which releases its contents only in the duodenum) so that injections aren't needed. these people would still need to do BMs 3 times a day, but the delivery method would increase compliance, and hence their control of the disease.
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    Sorry - that's what I meant about the spray being less invasive. I just didn't explain myself very well.
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    (Original post by -Emmz-)
    Sorry - that's what I meant about the spray being less invasive. I just didn't explain myself very well.
    just wanted to make it clear the type 2s nearly always take tablets, it stype 1s (who are the minority of diabetics) who need injections (so will benefit both from this spray, AND transplants)
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    (Original post by foolfarian)
    just wanted to make it clear the type 2s nearly always take tablets, it stype 1s (who are the minority of diabetics) who need injections (so will benefit both from this spray, AND transplants)
    Yeah, that's what I wasn't sure about so it's good you cleared it up. I don't do about diabetes until next year I think.

    On a side note, do you know if the same type 1 and type classification applies to dogs?
 
 
 
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