Sounds to me like a egregious case of mis-diagnosis. Type 1 does not instantly cure itself.
"The future is here; it's just not evenly distributed" - Williams Gibson, Author
Well, it seems to me this guy no longer qualifies to be on this forum. He needs to join the magically cured T1 diabetic forum that consists of 1 person and stop breeding false hope and spouting B.S. on this forum.
You did say that you are now pre- diabetic.... surely that must actually be post-diabetic.... I think that there must be something else going on with your body, or you were mis-diagnosed. It happens, all the time. Considering that you were diagnosed at a later age, the possibility that you were type 2 not 1 is more likely.
IDDM is exactly that, Insulin Dependent. Although it is odd that whoever diagnosed you chose to go with type 1 rather than type 2.
My Uncle was 50 when he was diagnosed (after me) and because of his age they stuck him with type 2. He is and was a very fit man at the time, and it was obvious to me that he was more likely type 1, and now 10 years later, it seems that I was right. He has been on insulin for 9 years and his control is great.
The truth is, that if you are type 1 and on insulin, you don't come off insulin, unless you undergo the islet cells transplant. And even then it is not guaranteed. So while I am happy for you Keith, I would be questioning your original diagnosis, as it is a fact that there is no cure...... yet.
I think that's AWESOME and I believe you might have the key for them to actually RELEASE the cure... i believe there IS a cure and i've found a doctor in Bethlehem, Penn that says there's something in lettuce that can affect the beta cells. He says he has the cure... but time will tell... unless the FDA tries to stop it, because we all know... SO MUCH MONEY IS MADE FROM DIABETES! :)
Watch yourself, plaidjack. Keith has been an excellent addition to Juvenation. Much more, so far, than the posts I've read by you. Keith has a unique case of type 1 where his beta cells were not completely destroyed and the remaining cells have taken over insulin production. Maybe he didn't explain that quite as well, but he's not a spewer of bull ***, and we aren't kicking him out. He struggled with diabetes highs and lows and injections like we all have. Despite the fact his pancreas has gone back to producing insulin, he is still one of us. Be nice or I'll cease to bite my tongue.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Autoimmune disorders can reverse themselves. My doctor had gillium bar (no idea how to spell it), an autoimmune disorder that attacks the nerves and left him temporarily paralyzed. He recovered from it and with that disease you either recover or are paralyzed forever. Even though with type 1 diabetes it's extremely rare to recover from it, it's not necessarily impossible. Keith proves that. The body is a mysterious thing.
Keith, I'm so happy to hear that you've improved health-wise, but what a bummer that you already have the tattoo!! You've been such a great addition to this community, and I wish you (and your envy-inducing working pancreas) all the best. ;)
life is an interesting thing, tahst all I have to say
The lesson in this is??? Never get a tattoo!
So if you were one of those rarity that got cured from Type 1, shouldn't you be all over the news specially throughout the whole diabetes sites or even in the news?
Do I sense a bit of jealous here?! isnt a CURE what we've ALL been waiting for?! WHAT IF THIS GUY has a cure IN HIS BODY and diabetics are giving him a hard time about it?!!? i mean REALLY YALL?!!? support the guy... maybe he's being tested or maybe his DNA was simply reversed naturally and NO ONE yet has an explanation for it!? WHO ARE WE TO BELITTLE SOMEONE WHO HAS GOTTEN HEALED from this condition?!! SERIOUSLY GUYS!?!? BE HAPPY FOR SOMEONE!!! THIS IS A GREAT THING!!! HOWEVER... a simple post on a forum doesnt prove anything... if something so radical HAS happened, then let's hear MORE details about it! :) Cheers!
Keith please hang around and keep us posted on what happens. Don't listen to all the negative people.
I hope that I didn't come as being negative or jealous. I was just curious. You know, he could be someone who they could test what happened why all of a sudden, he got cured. If doctors are able to find out why, then maybe perhaps they can see if this could also be the case to us, you know?
Whatever. Even by C's definition, Keith was never truly a T1 diabetic. He was misdiagnosed. He's instilling false hope. It's shameful.
Spreading this kind of stuff around encourages T1 diabetics not to take care of themselves because they believe a cure is going to happen before any serious complications occur.
If Keith would have been more straight forward in his post, it wouldn't have been so bad but did he really have to say he was "Cured, no longer diabetic!!!" and then make it sound like he was some sort of miracle man?
He could have approached the subject of his misdiagnosis is a much more humble and understanding way. He choose not to. I'm sure Keith was excited but he took no one else's feelings but his own into consideration when making this post and most others. Like I said, it's shameful.
The psychological issues of accepting T1 diabetes are monumental. Keith is making a mockery of them. So if that's positive contribution, I'm confused.