Posted 5/29/2018 9:17 AM (GMT -6)
Hi Marel & welcome to the forum. The moderator on this forum is Lanie, who is out of town for the week. I wanted to pop on & tell you welcome aboard.

Not sure what to think about the study. It was only a 90 day study & depending on how many more studies it will take, time will tell. It would be great if they could come up with an easy treatment for diabetes as simple as this. Modern medicine makes advances daily.

Take care.
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Posted 5/29/2018 10:10 AM (GMT -6)
Thanks for the greeting, real medicine works miracles.
I was interested in the very concept of a similar solution to the problem of diabetics.
Posted 5/29/2018 10:42 AM (GMT -6)
My husband is diabetic & so is my daughter. A small study like this may or not may not get off the ground. The funding is the key issue to any study. We can always hope.
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Posted 5/30/2018 8:24 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Marel and Welcome!

I'm sad to say, "NO! This experiment to cure diabetes using mice and probiotics will not work for any type of Diabetes. Mice and people are no where similar. I cannot believe the government is still wasting tax payers money by continuing to give it to scientists conducting these ridiculous studies.

There have been so many experiments done with mice to cure diabetes through the years and none have worked for us. They just continue disappointing people.

Real Scientists and Drs. are beyond using mice. Dr. Faustman and others at Joslin Diabetes Centre and elsewhere have come close to curing Type 1's but the darn immune system continues messing things up. Stem cells have been tried also. Most of us Long Termers have given up hope for a cure in our time. Both Type 1, Type 1.5, Type 2's and others are very complicated diseases.

Low carb diets back in the early 1900's kept Diabetics alive for usually 6 months to a year. It was only 500-600 calories. It was called the Starvation diet. Eventually people in North America forgot about low carb diet after insulin was discovered. Then, I think it was Dr. Bernstein who brought it back thankfully.

I found out about low carb diet back in 2006 on other forums and we've been passing it along since, even to our Doctors. Some still do not agree with it however. They prefer for us to eat 60 gms. of carbs for each meal, which is ridiculous. It is not a cure but it is good for maintaining our blood glucose levels much of the time. I'm on drugs for other diseases, so I lost my appetite. I had to switch to a moderate carb diet which is working okay for me along with using a bit more Insulin, of course.

You've probably heard this all before but it's worth recalling.
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - Microcytic Anemia - Dry Eye-other stuff

Ferrous Glucanate - Pantoloc(irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indocid - Morphine ER - Morphine IR - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - Tylenol ES - Refresh Plus - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Lipitor - Hydromorphone - Vits - Cod Caps

Post Edited (msOuchie) : 5/30/2018 7:30:19 PM (GMT-6)

Posted 6/4/2018 2:17 PM (GMT -6)
Thanks Straydog and Ms Ouchie! I agree that a study like that is misleading. Probiotics are beneficial for the body but don't eat them to expect any kind of diabetes control! They may help with digestion or the works in your gut especially when eaten regularly. Yogurt, real sauerkraut, miso soup, kimchi and other food are good sources of probiotics.

What helps diabetics? Eating right. Being active. Keeping blood sugar as near to a non-diabetic's level as possible.


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