“Steven’s diabetes had gone into remission”. Eh? It’s still there and will come back later when he’s older? I’m right in thinking that dieting puts the body under less strain and will reduce the symptoms, but you’ve still got T2, no?
What a load of crap.. What is it all about? All these people who have recently been diagnosed, about to be diagnosed and perhaps many who have had type 2 diabetes for a number of years are going to think that they can all have some surgery and hey presto; all done and dusted.
Really need the NHS/Diabetes UK or anyone to have some balls to stand up and let these guys know that articles/reports are usually factually incorrect and misrepresents the people living with the disease.
Have a super duper smiley day everyone! Remember a gastric band a day keeps the betes at bay!! ???
Totally agree, I really get annoyed with these articles written by people with no real knowledge on the subject. It just feeds ignorance. The article says they don’t know why the diabetes went into ‘remission’ but then goes on to say what ‘could’ be the reason. Any one of us could speculate on the reasons but all be wrong (in my opinion, the man can now eat so little carb compared to before that his blood sugars are not swinging all over the place, meaning he needs to inject less/no insulin and the insulin he produces himself is now more effective – I could be wrong but think I have a lot more knowledge than the writer of the article). Wow, sorry, my first post and I really did rant ha ha :o)
Hi @Claire and welcome to Shoot Up (though I see you’ve been lurking for some time ) I agree with your point – if you don’t eat carbs you don’t need insulin. As you know, this was the “cure” for diabetes before insulin was discovered cf. the Fred Allen diet (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Madison_Allen)
Anyway, I would have expected better of the BBC. …licence fee payer, mutter mutter mutter, disgusted of Tunbridge Wells, etc. etc.
Hi Tim, and thanks – yes, have been ‘lurking’ a little while lol. Have to say, have read some really amusing and interesting things on the website, and it helps to know there are other people out there with diabetes who all seem ‘normal’ (well, as normal as me :o)).
Hang on a second, what tone is this? I’m tone deaf! That’s not fair! If there’s any lowering being done I should at least be able to hear and be horrified!
I know that a type 2s cells cannot ‘see’ insulin as they have been bombarded with too much, but surely the re-recognition of insulin takes a little longer than that? Or is there a longer time frame than I am imagining?
I once heard a DSN who had a nice way of telling whether someone was type or type two. Simply withhold their insulin. The one that dies fairly quickly was type one, the one that dies fairly slowly is type two.