Fact: The only known "cure" for type 1 diabetes is a risky pancreas transplant surgery. There is no known cure for type 2 diabetes yet. Once you have diabetes, you have it forever.
Even if you don't need insulin or medication and your blood sugar levels are under control, you still have diabetes. If you stop following your diabetes treatment plan, your blood sugar levels will rise.
If you have more questions about diabetes, talk to your doctor. He or she will be able to separate fact from fiction.