Diabetes Disappears Like Magic
By Trissean McDonald
Modern physicians of today’s medicine know how to make diseases disappear. However, breakthroughs still lay dormant as doctors continue to worsen patients’ symptoms by masking them with prescribed pharmaceuticals.
”Diseases are illusions. They don’t exist,” according to a youtube video posted by Rangan Chatterjee, M.D.
Chronic diseases result from a long-term suppression of treatable symptoms; however, many physicians usually approach these diseases as they would acute illnesses. For instance, insulin resistance is becoming more of an epidemic. Yet, even though chronic illnesses are extremely combative, these ailments are becoming more defeatable by the day. Therefore if approached properly, in order to prevent a continuous downward spiral in a patient’s well-being, healthcare professionals could aid in the alleviation of diabetes without the use of insulin.
”I am a type-2 diabetic, and they took me off medication simply because I ate right and exercised. Diabetes is not like a cancer, where you go in for chemo and radiation. You can change a lot through a basic changing of habits,” said Sherri Shepherd, a former co-host of ABC The View.
Type 2 diabetes is most likely to go into remission rather than Type 1. However, individuals with Type 1 diabetes will find it more difficult to enter remission because of cell damage to the pancreas which produces insulin.
”If we don’t address the causes for that particular patient, we’ll never get rid of the disease,” Chatterjee said.
Rather than giving patients drugs to suppress one issue, causing them to perhaps develop other complications because of side effects, medical scrutiny from a physician should not even come into question. However, it is. And many people with chronic illnesses are displaying exacerbated symptoms.
Every time the human body has to endure a lot of stress, cortisol levels increases. This is a chemical that is responsible for elevating blood sugar level, causing it to become insulin resistant. Another cause of insulin resistance is inadequate sleep.
”In some people, one-night sleep deprivation can give you as much insulin resistance as six months on a junk food diet,” Chatterjee said.
The least amount of hours a person sleeps, it is most likely for that person to produce an increased number of ghrelin, which is a hormone that stimulates appetite and promotes cravings for carbohydrates or high-calorie foods. Diabetes is incurable; however, it could, in fact, go into stages of remission. There are three known diabetic remissions according to Diabetes Care: partial, complete, and prolonged remission.
Partial remission occurs when a patient’s blood glucose level is lower than that of a person who is diabetic for at least 1 year without medication. Complete remission is when the blood glucose level returns to normal for at least 1 year without medication. Lastly, prolonged remission is when complete remission lasts for 5 or more years. Therefore, even if a person with diabetes has a normal blood glucose level for nearly 20 years, that person is still in remission.
Boston Children Hospital is one of many hospitals that is attempting to combat chronic diseases like diabetes without the use of insulin. The hospital is aware that blood stem cells in those who are diabetic are defective. However, there is a remedy the hospital has discovered.
”We found that in diabetes, blood stem cells are defective, promoting inflammation and possibly leading to the onset of diseases, ” said Paolo Fiorina, M.D., according to the BCH Vector.
BCH uses their patient’s own blood stem cells that are treated with gene therapy, to stimulate those cells to produce more PD-L1, a specific type of protein that has a robust anti-inflammatory effect. When introduced to the pancreas, treated cells begin to bind to T-cells, which are insulin inhibitors. The T-cells either die or become inactive.
“There’s really a reshaping of the immune system when you inject these cells, ” Fiorina said.
It seems as if diabetes is in the hopes of a fast-paced medical breakthrough.