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Why does medicine treat symptoms rather than diseases?

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5 minutes ago, swansont said:

There are penalties for making false medical claims in advertising  

why does it simultaneously act on 3 different mechanisms: neoglucogenesis, glucose absorption by cells and blocking of the mitochondrial respiratory chain, is there a connection?

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1 hour ago, molbol2000 said:

In this case, questions to theorists, because it cannot work by definition.

It makes much more sense to ask th epatients.

It does work.

 

1 hour ago, molbol2000 said:

(restoration of tissue susceptibility to sugar)

Most tissue isn't explicit;y sensitive to glucose.
The tissue with the most obvious sensitivity is the cells in the pancreas.

If those are dead then restoration of their response is hopeless.
If the various sensors are present, but not responding well then the usual treatment is metformin

"Metformin is a biguanide antihyperglycemic agent.[6] It works by decreasing glucose production by the liver, by increasing the insulin sensitivity of body tissues,["

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20 minutes ago, John Cuthber said:

It makes much more sense to ask th epatients.

It does work.

So the medical theory that type 2 diabetes is insulin resistant is wrong?

 

20 minutes ago, John Cuthber said:

Most tissue isn't explicit;y sensitive to glucose.
The tissue with the most obvious sensitivity is the cells in the pancreas.

I meant the restoration of receptors through which glucose enters the cell, the ability of the cell to take glucose from the blood

 

Edited by molbol2000

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3 hours ago, molbol2000 said:

So the medical theory that type 2 diabetes is insulin resistant is wrong?

No, your bizarre idea that resistance is an "all or nothing" thing is wrong.

3 hours ago, molbol2000 said:

I meant the restoration of receptors through which glucose enters the cell, the ability of the cell to take glucose from the blood

So, you don't mean receptors when you say receptors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glucose_transporter

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20 minutes ago, John Cuthber said:

So, you don't mean receptors when you say receptors.

Insulin doesn't actually transport glucose, it just activates receptors

(And only for GLUT4)

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