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    reversing type 1 diabetes with diet
    Flowerfairie posted:
    I started going to a chiropractor who is also a nutritionist. He met my husband, who has had type 1 for almost 26 years, and told us that his diabetes can be reversed by diet and he's seen it happen within 3 to 4 weeks. Every time I go in for an adjustment, he keeps trying to get my husband in to see him. I've told him I am skeptical and don't believe it can happen. I've only been going to him for a little over a month and considering stopping seeing him. Anybody else heard of this?
    mrscora01 responded:
    Sorry, but the chiro is full of male cow excrement. Because he is a type 1 diabetic, his insulin producing cells have been destroyed by his body attacking them. No diet will reverse this. I would find another doc for you. This guy wants your money or doesn't know the difference between type 1 and 2.

    anon123567 responded:
    chiropractors are not doctors. Obviously this one has confused type 1 diabetes with type 2.

    type 1 diabetes as Cora stated cannot be reversed. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body kills its own insulin producing cells. No change in diet or exercise can reverse that.

    You should take this info back to the chiro and educate him
    Flowerfairie replied to anon123567's response:
    Thanks Cora and Anon123567 ; )
    I didn't think so. I asked my PCP and he said the same thing. I talked to my husband about stopping going there and he said he thought it was a good idea too. The chiropractor also said my husband my have vertebrae problems and that once he starts his adjustments that the nerves going to his pancreas will start repairing itself and making insulin again! RIGHT!!!
    CKristy replied to Flowerfairie's response:
    Wow. Just think of the people he may talk into his 'treatment'....someone will get sick if they go off of their insulin...believing his 'medical advice"
    Anon_838 replied to CKristy's response:
    That Chiropractor is going to find himself in a huge lawsuit one day by advising his patients with wrong medical advice!!!

    Type 1's cannot survive without insulin. In just 4 hours without insulin he would be in DKA and, if not treated in time the outcome is fatal.

    "SOME" Type 2's can reverse their diabetes into remission depending on what stage they're at. A long time type 2 may not have enough beta cells left and needs to be on insulin. This Chiropactor needs to get educated!!!!
    smip responded:
    Have you confronted your chiropractor for giving you faulse information? This is a serious issue. One day as another poster said, he may end up killing someone.

    My advice.... stear clear of this clown. He may end up giving you a stroke from bad pulling on you.

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