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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V5 #50



Not all diabetes is autoimmune.  Am Type 2, not autoimmune, no antibodies.  Linda



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> I have been reading this IP list for a quite some time, but have not
> responded to it..just enjoying all the info I am reading...you all are such a
> great support to each other...that's nice!! I look forward to reading my IP
> digest!
>
> In response to "diabetes does not go away"....I have heard of it "sort of"
> going away and have seen first hand that if you catch it early enough, you
> can reverse it and not need insulin or you can get your pancreas to "heal"
> itself with a nutritional approach...that seems to make sense, because of our
> body's incredible ability to heal itself, when given the proper nutrients...
> and since Diabetes is an autoimmune disease, if you tackle the immune system
> and strengthen it, you could..maybe get the pancreas working again...I say
> this because I have met two two teenagers, who did just that and neither are
> on insulin, after having been diagnosed with IDDM...they may eventually have
> to go on it, but for now (it's been almost five years since they were dx'd)
> they are insulin-free. I myself have gone six days without insulin...my Dr's
> could give me no explanation....my sugars were "perfect" during this time (
> 80-100) and then on the 7th day, I woke up with a 184 BG and started taking
> the insulin again...some people would say it was stored up insulin wearing
> off, but 6 days of it??...anyway, that's the reason I did some research and
> called this Mom of the teenagers...so maybe the diabetes doesn't go away, but
> it seems like it! (-; For me it was a fun few days...when I realized that
> every time i was taking my BG I was within the normal range, I did try to
> watch what I was eating..ate less carbs, etc., but it was fun while it
> lasted... (-: Deb, pumping since October, 2000 and DM for 30 years this
> month!!!!...was actually dx'd right after Easter and a virus...no history of
> diabetes in my family!
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