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Old September 9th, 2013, 09:24 AM   #1
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This Saturday I will be walking at the Detroit zoo to help find a cure for this horrible disease. I'm sure someone you know either has this or is effected in some way with this disease. My girlfriend was diagnosed with type one a couple years back and we would love to help find a cure. As rules I will post pics ( no boobie pics but good bikini ones) if anyone donates. Thanks in advance. Any amount helps.

https://donations.diabetes.org/site/...&PROXY_TYPE=22
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they already technically have a cure, pancreas transplant.

My Dad and granpda both have it, and I know another three my age that have it offhand.

I won't be in Detroit because I'll be at my bachelor party. so props to all who attend!
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I have lived with T1DM for most of my life, and conduct drug research for T2DM and other metabolic disorders. T1DM is definitely a treatable disease with insulin therapy, especially using pumps such as the omnipod which is made for athletes and lacks tubing; however this is not a "cure" as it requires life-long therapy

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Transplants are not without their own issues (ie, life-long anti-rejection therapies, "moon-face", etc.), but it is very promising that they have made advances.

Perhaps most interesting is that in mice, they are able to differentiate pre-beta cells to mature beta cells. Historically it was believed that once the beta-cells were gone, they were gone and you were screwed. These new findings suggest that it you can "turn off" the autoimmune response, the pancreas would start to produce it's own insulin again. This is why we need more research...and more funding.

Keep up the good work! I'll donate to your site since I'm not walking this year. Money well spent. You can't take it with you when you go.
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I was diagnosed at age 35 with T-1 Diabetes. With diet, exercise and an insulin pump, I keep it under good control and don't suffer from the chronic complications of D. T-1. it is a nasty and dangerous to say the least. As far as a pancreas transplant goes, those usually are reserved for kidney transplant patients and serve as a last resort effort for people who suffer from severe complications with D. According to the ADA, it doesn't sound like a cure for a controlled T-1 diabetics with little to few complications, not at this time anyway.
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I'm not sure what allowed him to, but a buddy's dad got a pancreas transplant and had to go to Minnesota for it. He had some complications at first but now he is in good health. He is still a huge smartass though.
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I'm not sure what allowed him to, but a buddy's dad got a pancreas transplant and had to go to Minnesota for it. He had some complications at first but now he is in good health. He is still a huge smartass though.
Wish there was a cure for this too.
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I have lived with T1DM for most of my life, and conduct drug research for T2DM and other metabolic disorders. T1DM is definitely a treatable disease with insulin therapy, especially using pumps such as the omnipod which is made for athletes and lacks tubing; however this is not a "cure" as it requires life-long therapy

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Transplants are not without their own issues (ie, life-long anti-rejection therapies, "moon-face", etc.), but it is very promising that they have made advances.

Perhaps most interesting is that in mice, they are able to differentiate pre-beta cells to mature beta cells. Historically it was believed that once the beta-cells were gone, they were gone and you were screwed. These new findings suggest that it you can "turn off" the autoimmune response, the pancreas would start to produce it's own insulin again. This is why we need more research...and more funding.

Keep up the good work! I'll donate to your site since I'm not walking this year. Money well spent. You can't take it with you when you go.
Are you using the Omni Pod? I considered it but went to a Ping because read that they tend to disconnect.
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Are you using the Omni Pod? I considered it but went to a Ping because read that they tend to disconnect.
Omnipod is very good, but very expensive.
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Omnipod is very good, but very expensive.
Any disconnection problems? I was concerned it would get in the way of my active lifestyle, camping, kayaking, off-roading and fixing broken off-road vehicles.
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Any disconnection problems? I was concerned it would get in the way of my active lifestyle, camping, kayaking, off-roading and fixing broken off-road vehicles.
I am fairly active and generally don't have issues. It is the size of a CGM with self-adhesive and remote PDA control. I generally don't have issues, but occasionally it will get torn off if it catches on something while I'm moving.

Note, you don't have to carry the remote PDA with you while you are exercising (running, swimming, etc); you just have the 1.5" pod attached to your body.
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Cool. thanks. Good to hear from other T-1s. Helps combat ignorance of the disease.
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Are you guys bothered by all the "diabeetus" meme's? I know I get bothered by it.
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I was diagnosed with Type 2 in December,

Lost an Aunt to type 1 in June
Lost grandfather to type 2 in 1984
Grandmother with type one and is starting to become insulin resistant
Uncle with Type 2 and going downhill


I hate diabetes.

I did a large donation in my aunt's name this spring, but will try to help your cause as well.

I worked on the American diabetes association meeting earlier this year and they had announced that they found a genetic marker/ identified a gene that is related to diabetes and are working on lab testing, with some success to reverse it / block it's spread.

Good news.
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Grandmother with type one and is starting to become insulin resistant
This one is a little puzzling. Not very common.
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Are you guys bothered by all the "diabeetus" meme's? I know I get bothered by it.
Im not aware of them, but I doubt they would bother me. Many snarky comments Ive heard are based on limited understanding and usually based on those with D. type 2, over weight, out of control and have poor eating habits. I dont fit any of that description. I am in good shape and you would never suspect I deal with this if I didnt tell you. Besides T-1 is a caused by an auto immune disfunction and has nothing to do with diet in cause even though diet is greatly involved with how you treat it. I guess I get irritated with being lumped in with T-2s and general jack ass statements directed at me personally. Occasionally it will effect me at work and I have to treat the symptom and I get a comment that I could do with-out. Unfortunately, as diets become more calorie rich and physical activity drops in our society D. T-2 will rise and ignorance will abound.
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This one is a little puzzling. Not very common.

She's hasn't exactly managed it as well as she should be. My mom has a feeling it is more other organs starting to fail, and her diet being bad.

It's second hand info, so could be slightly incorrect.
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Im not aware of them, but I doubt they would bother me. Many snarky comments Ive heard are based on limited understanding and usually based on those with D. type 2, over weight, out of control and have poor eating habits. I dont fit any of that description. I am in good shape and you would never suspect I deal with this if I didnt tell you. Besides T-1 is a caused by an auto immune disfunction and has nothing to do with diet in cause even though diet is greatly involved with how you treat it. I guess I get irritated with being lumped in with T-2s and general jack ass statements directed at me personally. Occasionally it will effect me at work and I have to treat the symptom and I get a comment that I could do with-out. Unfortunately, as diets become more calorie rich and physical activity drops in our society D. T-2 will rise and ignorance will abound.
I hear that. I get a ton of crap from, well, everyone that knows my dad/grandpa. Since I'm 6'1" and 300 lbs, although nobody would guess I'm over 260, I get the "YOU'RE GONNA GET DIABETES RIGHT NOW" talks and how I should weigh 190 lbs. If I weighed 190 lbs I'd look like i just came out of a Nazi concentration camp.

Yes, I know I need to lose some weight. yes, I know I have trouble staying motivated to lose weight. Yes, I know Type 2 diabetes runs in my family. Leave me the hell alone.

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This one is a little puzzling. Not very common.
This is a puzzling subject for me too. Insulin resistance is often associated with a sedentary lifestyle. I deal with this in the morning and Im not sedentary. My blood sugar goes way up in the morning even with insulin bolus and higher basil rate so I hit the treadmill immediately after a low carb breakfast. Brings it right down for the rest of the day.
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I hear that. I get a ton of crap from, well, everyone that knows my dad/grandpa. Since I'm 6'1" and 300 lbs, although nobody would guess I'm over 260, I get the "YOU'RE GONNA GET DIABETES RIGHT NOW" talks and how I should weigh 190 lbs. If I weighed 190 lbs I'd look like i just came out of a Nazi concentration camp.

Yes, I know I need to lose some weight. yes, I know I have trouble staying motivated to lose weight. Yes, I know Type 2 diabetes runs in my family. Leave me the hell alone.

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190 would be ridiculous. Im not a big fan on the BMI scale as it doesnt take into consideration bone mass or muscle mass. I would be considered overweight at 5'8 185#. I am muscular but look thinner than my weight suggests. Studies show that D T-1 and T-2 patients tend to "get it" from their paternal side of the family. Father to son and so on, so be aware of that. The food nazis are annoying since they tend to be ignorant. For example mashed potatoes are worse for me (per blood testing) than a chocolate bar, which I do avoid both but I could expect all kinds of stares at the candy bar but not a second glance at a drum of mashed potatoes sitting before me. Down with food nazis!
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