How to disable ion-tab on selection?

Here’s my problem. I am in one of the tabs getting a bunch of pages pushed on top.
Then suddenly, if the user clicks the same tab page, he gets redirected to the bottom of the navstack for that tab.

I would like to disable the selection event for the ion-tab, for the tab that is selected.

I could not find anything on the documentation. Tried disabling the tab based on whether it was selected, but that did not work either.

Is there a way / easy way to do this?


EDIT: From what Im reading, it seems like the refresh depends on ionic page/DOM caching, but I am unsure how to control it.