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  1. Stoyan
    Stoyan November 24, 2011 at 8:17 am | | Reply

    I will make a blog about this story too. People need to be aware of all the efforts out there for finding a cure – projects like this need our support.

  2. John
    John November 28, 2011 at 1:51 pm | | Reply

    Funding any medical research is a noble gesture but all too often medical research has over promised and under deliverd and its all too exemplified with type 1 diabetes. While the above may one day be a ‘better’ treatment, I doubt it. The immune system has proven to be too resilient when jumping from animals to people and until we can identify what causes type 1, this is all in vain in my opinion. Not to mention, for over 30 years I have had my hopes crushed for anything beyond sub-q injections. Which as a treatment itself is totally unacceptable.

  3. Taylor Lawrence
    Taylor Lawrence January 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm | | Reply

    I truly hope that these guys can make it happen —but I am all too cynical to believe that a cure can reach the masses.
    The amounts of money diabetes generates world wide –from blood strips, syringes to nurses and doctors, to hospitals…and those are the positive things, the enablers.

    Lastly to the world wide pharmaceutical conglomerates—-they will be very upset, their investors as well. If the mighty bread winner—that diabetes is–disappears, these companies will lose billions. The want us to stay diabetic for centuries, to enable us to live the same way diabetics have lived since its discovery, you test your blood sugar and you take insulin.
    So what you’ve got a new pen that chimes when you need a shot—still have to take the shot. Where’s the cure?

    How we manage that hasn’t really changed or made the disease any easier to deal with—the disease is so much more then just simple maintenance…..its a nightmare that ages your insides faster than the out side and It’s a full time job

    “Hey let’s go to Rite Aid and get our flu and diabetes vaccination” never happen.

    There is no money in a cure!

    There are billions of dollars made every year on diabetes and diabetics (people)–world wide. It is said in the US alone that
    1-3 people will have type 2 diabetes by the year 2040. These companies want that market, then imagine how many jobs are dependent on the on going presence of the dreaded disease. A cure, not likely too much at stake—too much to make.

    God bless the team and Lisa & Guy.

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