Distinction from the Disease and the resulting diagnosis
In the intro to this article there is an incorrect statement that T1D/JD is "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus". That is incorrect.
There are between 2 and 4 diseases, depending on which philosophies you follow, but the distinction between the "insulin-dependent" and "non-insulin-dependent" diagnoses has nothing to do with the disease, it has to do with the treatment. These references should be removed as they can contribute to the misinformation surrounding this group of diseases.
As an aside, I'd like to take an actual shotgun and shoot a giant physical hole in every web-page that references "Diabetes" as a singular thing. Unfortunately the bridge between rendered electronic code and a physical shotgun bird-shot (had to look that term up) won't have the effect I'm looking for. "Diabetes can be prevented." AAAHHH!!!!
Another aside, thank you to the authors who appear to have done an excellent job noting the rest of this page with disease-specific names, and attempting to not make any reference to the group as a singular disease. (User:miketosh) 19:10 1 February 2012 (UTC)
I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Diabetes mellitus's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.
I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT⚡ 06:07, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
I still don't understand it. I've read about a cure yet there isn't anything about it anywhere. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Skele (talk • contribs) 23:13, 17 June 2014 (UTC)
Probably because no viable cure exists.--Coro (talk) 22:27, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
If you have reliable sources we can consider. But yes no cure really except if you count bariatric surgery. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 23:21, 18 June 2014 (UTC)
The magazine article was in my country's (Finland) science magazine called Tieteen Kuvalehti. It was published in the 80's. It read about a Russian scientist/doctor who started giving electric treatment to the pancreas of the patients who had been diagnosed with diabetes under a year of the treatment. The treatment was given once a week for a few months if I remember correctly and after that the patients were completely cured of diabetes (It didn't specify which type but probably type 1).
I think the scientist was trying to kill the bacteria or virus that was blocking the passage to the pancreas and, according to the article, succeeded. Yet there is a possibility that the electrical treatment had some side effects and because of that wasn't marked as a cure. Nevertheless if the article was true it would be a viable cure, but I just can't find any source of the experiment taking place which makes it less possible that the article is true even though the magazine is a very reliable source. Skele (talk) 00:20, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
We would need a high quality source. The popular press often get a little ahead of themselves. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) (if I write on your page reply on mine) 02:49, 19 June 2014 (UTC)
Well, just need to keep looking.Skele (talk) 12:25, 19 June 2014 (UTC)