To prevent this, medical experts recommend the dressing of wounds to foster skin growth. Aside from medications and treatments, patients also need to change to their lifestyles. This includes having a balanced healthy diet and a proper amount of exercise. Eating foods that are low in sugar and high in nutrients can help in balancing the insulin that the body produces with the amount of sugar in a patient's body.

Current Diabetes Research

According to Ackinson and Wilson (2002), in their study on Type 1 Diabetes, several discoveries from recent researches and studies have revealed the difference in findings regarding the causes of Type 1 Diabetes. Some of them are the following.

Old Notion: Blymphocytes play no role in type 1 diabetes. (Ackinson & Wilson, 2002).

New Notion: Blymphocytes play vital roles in presenting autoantigens necessary for disease development (Ackinson & Wilson, 2002).

Old Notion: Aspects of immune system were overlooked

New Notion: A new life in the aspects of immune system was found in relation to Type 1 Diabetes. An instance of which are the antigen-presenting cells.

Cures to Type 1 Diabetes

Current medical practice performs islet cell transplants or pancreas transplants as potential cures and methods of treating Type 1 Diabetes. In islet cell transplants or pancreas transplant, beta cells that produce insulin are planted in the patient's body. This procedure aims to provide the body with cells that are capable of producing insulin that the body lacks. After islet cell transplantation, the body will need immunosuppressive drugs to help maintain the transplanted cells. If this procedure is not followed, there will be a possibility of loosing the transplanted islet cells.

There are many methods that are being studied and researched by medical professionals to discover other possible cure to Type 1 Diabetes. This includes insulin patch and painless ways of monitoring the patient's blood sugar. On top of these, however, experts indicate that nowadays there are no better cure to Type 1 Diabetes but proper and healthy diet and a good habit of regular exercise. A healthy diet would include foods that are rich in nutrients and low in sugar. This is important so as not to add more sugar to those that are already building up in the patient's body. Regular exercise is also important to burn the sugars in our body, thus helping in the regulation of the amount of sugar and insulin.


In the current medical practice, there is no permanent cure yet for Type 1 Diabetes. The road that Type 1 Diabetes patients take would require a lot of effort and patience particularly in the regular monitoring of a patient's health condition, as well as the monitoring of the patient's blood glucose level. However, from proper treatment, Type 1 Diabetes patients will benefit a lot.

Any disease that is not properly managed may result into more serious risks. Though Type 1 Diabetes is a disease that makes millions of people suffer, patients must be informed that the risks and sufferings can be reduced if a strict management and care of the disease is performed. Type 1 Diabetes is a disease that gradually develops. Hence, if treatment and care is conducted after diagnosis, the disease is still preventable and can prolong health.


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