Type 1 Diabetes will likely be cured in my lifetime - and just in time
Thanks to EVERYONE who donated to this year's walk. We (you!) raised $10,000 in just 10 days. Amazing. I am in awe of you all and I thank you for what you've done. It WILL make a difference. Diabetic mice have just been cured, again, of Type 1 Diabetes:
Diabetes researchers have long known that the Type 1 form of the disease is caused when the immune system attacks insulin-secreting beta cells that reside in islets, round balls of cells, in the pancreas. And they realize that they have to stop that attack if they are ever to cure the disease.
"There are two possibilities," Dr. Buse said. "This treatment works for mice but no derivation of it will ever work for humans. Or this is the paradigm leap that is necessary to find the cure for Type 1 diabetes."
Maybe 5 years, 10, even 20, but I will not be diabetic in my retirement. Now I just need to stay healthy and side-effect free for the next big chunk of my life.
- A Controversial Therapy for Diabetes Is Verified
- Long-acting insulin becomes available in the US
- FDA approves implantable glucose monitoring system
- Elderly brothers describe diabetes treatment in "the old days"
The Diabetes Walk isn't until May 6th, so please do continue to spread the good word about this fundraiser. Perhaps we'll hit $20,000?