Ketosis Prone T2 Diabetes, the key to finding a diabetes cure? Are we the missing link?

A interesting piece of information fell across my path today and I’d like to share it.



This paper purports to look at possible cures for Type 1 diabetes but what was done seems very close to what happens to a KPD during sudden onset of DKA.

Researcher engineered mice to respond to a toxin that would destroy 99% of their beta cells inducing a sudden onset of DKA because these mice had essentially no beta cells left.What they found is that the pancreas would, without any further manipulations, grow new beta cells by using the alpha cells. If the mice were kept on insulin this process would continue until the pancreas would once again return to full functioning and the mice would no longer have diabetes.

Does this sound like anyone you know: sudden onset DKA, intensive insulin therapy and a return to near normal glycemic levels independent of insulin?

This gets better. Because of this blog, I have come in contact with quite a few KPD's, and (I might have mentioned this some where else in this blog) I've noted that many KPD's return to having very normal type numbers, hardly ever going over 100. What has seemed to be the case is that the ones who had DKA seemed to have better numbers than those who caught the process early, like me.

The researchers found that the destruction of beta cells had to exceed 95% to get the significant rebound back to glycemic normalcy.

People, we might have caught the break we have been looking for. Researchers are looking at this experiment as a significant breakthrough in the understanding of diabetes but this was done in mice. Typically, mice studies, if the ever prove out, take years before the lessons learned result in any type of treatment. Here we might very well have the process that they are looking at as the key to solving diabetes.


Your intake and analysis into this phenomenon was great… I am type 1 since age 13 ( now 55), and have had very few episodes of DKA ( 3 that I can remember). I always thought that DKA was a sole condition of those of us with autoimmune diabetes and the presence of antibodies. This research and your commentary prove otherwise. It also tends to reinforce my spiritual beleifs that life is meant to be self-sustaining…I do not think even the animals died in the Garden of Eden.( Adam and Eve were probably vegans;)It wasn’t until the “fall of man” (and woman") that anyone or anything started to get sick. Regeneration is part of what life is meant to be.
May sound flakey to some, but for me, Faith is the evidence of things not seen.
From reading this and your previous blogs and posts,You seem to be managing well AND informing/helping others .

God Bless,