Is there a cure for diabetes? This is the number one question I receive via email. This is also the number one complaint I receive. Sometimes readers feel I am trying to hide the cure.
At the moment there is no cure, but there are accepted standard treatments for diabetes. These treatments have been studied for efficacy and safety.
Keep in mind the diabetes landscape changes rapidly as new treatments are discovered and new knowledge is acquired. It can be hard for even physicians to keep up, so it is a good idea to try to keep up to date with the latest diabetes news and diabetes education.
Other common related questions are whether there is a natural cure for diabetes or alternative diabetes treatments. This area also changes rapidly. News and scientific reports come in daily about the benefits of this or that food. Sometimes a report will refute an earlier finding. It can be very confusing. I personally follow what is considered a natural alternative diet with good results. Do you follow one of these diets? Can you share your experience?
I strongly believe looking and learning from the past can bring us closer to a cure today. Because of this, I have a keen interest in indigenous foods and what can be learned from the history of Native Americans and diabetes. Many Native American foods and recipes have been found to help with the prevention and control of diabetes.
Is there a cure for diabetes? Not that I know of. I hope one is found soon, but in the meantime we have to do the best with what we have got. We have some very powerful tools at our disposal to help us do our best.