In my 20 years of clinical practice, I have never been so excited to talk about a new approach in treating chronic and progressive diseases. We were taught in our medical training that type 2 diabetes is a life sentence and that for the most part, it cannot be cured; it can only be managed with medications.
Despite major advances in technology and a variety of pharmaceutical options in managing diabetes, the disease remains a major public health epidemic. At present, we have more than 50 different combinations of oral medications and more than 15 different types of insulin options available. Despite that, prevalence of diabetes has been rising. Now, that should make us wonder if we are missing something.