Type 2 Diabetes Experimental Treatment
by Julia Sherman
Today there are many traditional and proven treatments for Type 2 diabetes.
Today there are many traditional and proven treatments for Type 2 diabetes. On the horizon are many experimental, non-proven or hypothesized treatments. Some are valid and can be adapted and some are dangerous.
Duodenum/Jejunum Removal Surgery.
The removal of the jejunum and duodenum or small intestine loop does not cure diabetes but produces weight loss. In this type of gastric bypass surgery insulin is not signaled and released in the small intestine. Blood glucose levels will rise as carbohydrates are metabolized and digested in the gut.
Stem cell research has had some success. The long term has not shown if the inherent DNA will eventually recreate diabetes when the cells mature to the age of diabetes onset. Most hypothesize it will give a diabetic 10 years of medication free life.
Stem cell research has had some success.
There are many new drugs on the market. Byetta,Victoza and others tout promises and bring severe complications. Many new and older drugs now carry black-box warnings that their positive affects may be outweighed by complications and severe reactions. Cancer, heart attack, stroke and paralysis have been reported.
Some of the new-age therapies that claim to cure diabetes often come disguised with new complications. The more dangerous are gemstone shoving, peroxide injections and coffee colonics. Some have had death associated with them and these included penny swallowing, mass amounts of certain foods or certain herbs. Many old style Ayervedic, Homeopathic, Naturopathic and vitamin support therapies have proven useful.
Piggy Back Pancreas Surgery
Piggy back surgery is actively being studied. In either type of diabetes a portion of healthy pancreas from a matching donor with good beta cells is surgically attached to the old pancreas to give it help. This is considered instead of undergoing complete transplant.