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  1. Paula Ford-Martin
    Paula Ford-Martin October 27, 2008 at 7:07 am | | Reply

    Hi Amy. Just wanted to make one correction to your blurb on dLife. While you’re correct that we are launching a new community area, we are *not* dropping our message boards. Instead, boards will be integrated into the community experience.

    I’d appreciate it if you could make that update. I wouldn’t want any of our regular message board users to get the wrong message. Thank you!


  2. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell October 27, 2008 at 7:56 am | | Reply

    It was good to finally meet you at DRI in New York. I wish I’d been able to make the Health 2.0 conference, but flying west on a personal budget isn’t an option.

    I wasn’t a cure believer until about 2004 when I heard about Faustman. Now there’s a number of different projects going on that makes it seem possible that ‘a cure’ might be available…soon. Given that the FDA will have to vet this, I think that soon means not for another ten years, and 15 is a better timeline. So keeping yourself healthy in the meantime makes a lot sense.

  3. anonlurkermom
    anonlurkermom October 27, 2008 at 9:41 am | | Reply

    It is great to hear more people say what I believe is true about “a cure in my lifetime” : Won’t Happen. That’s why I mark all my donations to JDRF to be used for the artificial pancreas project. Success in that project would be a huge help in healthy management and quality of life. The knowledge uncovered along the way may advance the cure cause, too.

  4. Leeanthro
    Leeanthro October 27, 2008 at 11:22 am | | Reply

    My husband and I haven’t given much thought to a cure. But since our daughter is only 4 we are confident that there are going to be great advances in treatment and care in *her* lifetime.

  5. Karen
    Karen October 27, 2008 at 12:31 pm | | Reply

    I have felt that a cure will happen, but not in my life-time. After all, I’ve been living with diabetes since 1979. There comes a point where I needed to accept that a cure may not happen for me and get on with focusing on how to live with this disease every day. I sprung the “cure in our life-time” question to Bernard as we shared a train-ride home on Saturday – and between what he told me and what I heard at the DRI Conference, I am less cynical about it happening. But I think for me, it’s better to live my life with the assumption that I will have this disease for the rest of my life, so I’d better do all I can to stay in the best health possible.

    That said, I sure do believe a cure will be found in Leeanthro’s 4-yo daughter’s life-time.

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