Is Diabetes the Easiest Incurable Disease to Cure?

Screen Shot 2015-05-14 at 20.28.24

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but an incurable disease is being cured. I went over to my local library last fall, to do some research on diabetes. It was an interesting experience. I picked about 10 books off the shelf, and took them to a study table. You can see a list in the references at the bottom.

One of the books, one in ten, claimed to cure diabetes. The others provided ‘treatments’ and guidelines on ‘how to live with your diabetes’, assuming, even stating clearly in most cases, that “diabetes cannot be cured”. The truth is a bit longer sentence: “”Diabetes cannot be cured by medicines”.

There are two ‘types’ of diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes (in theory) exists when your body loses ALL of the islet cells in the pancreas, thus, according to the Theory of Cures, it is a disability, not a disease. Disabilities cannot be cured. But if the theory is wrong, if our understanding of type 1 diabetes is wrong, it might be curable. Or maybe it’s curable some of the time?

Type 2 diabetes covers a wide range of conditions, with causes and contributing factors.  It is a disease with an ongoing cause so, in theory, it can be cured.

Read more