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  1. John
    John January 17, 2012 at 9:17 am | | Reply

    This comment says it all.. “The companies, the regulators, the lobby groups — all have to make it happen. ” This is why newly diagnosed Type 1 patients are forever stuck using needles and/or insulin pumps!

    It’s also sad that, once again money alone kills potential progress… “The name may bring to mind that once-hot controversy about the removal of C-peptide from insulin analog products, which many patients believe may help prevent complications such as neuropathy and kidney disease, but experts have dismissed as too complex and expensive.”

    What changed in the 10 years? “We appreciated his cautionary modesty, especially since earlier hype about the release of DiaPep277 went unfulfilled (it was initially planned for release in 2005). A second, global study is planned and should be completed by 2014. The company now hopes to get DiaPep277 to market by 2015 — a mere 10-year delay! Sheesh, science is glacial sometimes.”

    If only governments would stop urinating away $billions – $trillions of dollars on more efficient ways to eradicate life than to save it… Do we need another $3.4 billion dollar airplane (singular) that only flies practice sorties!!!!!!!!!

    And we have the audacity to call ourselves civilized!

  2. kathy
    kathy January 19, 2012 at 4:51 am | | Reply

    I find this study to be very encouraging. The fact that the C-peptide shows an increase in long term Type 1s says it all. Insulin is being made available that was not present before this intervention. I am about 3 1/2 years post islet cell transplant and no longer have a high C-peptide. But even with a low C-peptide, life is SO much easier. I don’t have any wild swings like before my transplant. This could be an effective treatment for any Type 1 just as it is. I will be watching closely to see where this might take us.

    1. jasbir
      jasbir January 30, 2012 at 8:45 am | | Reply

      Please let me know about islet cell transplant as I need to know for my daughter

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