I already don't eat any wheat or wheat byproducts. That guy's a snake oil salesman and there is zero credible scientific evidence that this person actually was cured, or even really had type 1. Anectotal evidence on a guy's website who's trying to shill his book is total BS. If it worked, and so many type 1s are low-carb or no-carb, why aren't they screaming from the rooftops about being cured? They aren't shouting or making any noise, because they aren't cured. I'm so sick of these miracle cure diet gurus who are shucking and jiving people into false hope of an easy fix because "teh big bad food industry" is the cause of all ailments that befall human beings. Notwithstanding that people have been getting type 1 for thousands of years.
Sitagliptin, a dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitor, raises endogenous glucagon-like peptide-1 levels (GLP-1), and the PPI, lansoprazole, raises endogenous gastrin. The combination of GLP-1 and gastrin produced by these 2 drugs protected existing beta cells in the mice, regenerated new beta cells from the pancreatic exocrine duct cells, and at the same time stopped the autoimmune reaction against the new beta cells.
Prevacid is the wrong search term to look for raising gastrin levels, you need to search for its medical name : lansoprazole
However, merely raising GLP-1 and gastrin through those two drugs alone was not sufficient to show any difference. That's why taking verapamil at the same time as GLP-1 and Gastrin, over a longer period, I believe stands a better chance.
One of the studies there shows they are giving 30mg 2x per day of gastrin, which is 4x my current 1/day dose (15mg per pill). It costs like fifty bucks for a pack of 3 x 14 pills, so it could get expensive over time unless I score an RX for it. What's the medical reason I should give for needing to take it consistently? Instead of, say, for mere heartburn. It's Rx-only here in Canada, which is maybe a good thing because then my insurance should cover it.
Edited by Hoping4Cure, 03 December 2014 - 11:27 AM.