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  1. Will
    Will November 26, 2013 at 5:33 am | | Reply

    They spent more money than the space program on finding the cure. What no one came up with anything! Bull$&)/. I’m 27 years t1 now. They tried to stop Dr Faustman, and they did. We will put a man on the moon in 10 yrs(remember ). But we can’t cure an auto immune disease in god knows how long, with more money than a bull can $:)?. I don’t buy that. At the top of the FDA is some one in bed with the biggest Pharma companies, and they love giving it to each other… Money that is.

    1. ian
      ian August 25, 2014 at 8:57 pm | | Reply

      I completely agree will. It’s sick.

      This article doesn’t really address the issues with the Faustman lab funding at all. That seeking alpha article is primarily based on the premise that a cure could bring in tens to hundreds of billions of dollars in the first year alone. Look at the reasons he gives and nearly every one of them is based on not losing competitive advantage or utilizing higher net present value from cure $$$.

      Well in the case of the faustman lab, none of the logic applies. The drug is an 80 year old generic with no possible profits to be made! And yet this article does nothing to address the real issue here: NIH funding for research. Research that is completely divorced from the shareholder/profit/quarterly statement manipulations.

      “the clincher: type 2 diabetes will still exist even with a cure for type 1 diabetes.” This is a logical fallacy in that will exist with or without a T1 cure, so T2 has nothing to do with the decision to fund T1 R&D.

  2. Loretta
    Loretta December 14, 2013 at 2:41 pm | | Reply

    Dear Dear Alison. What an eclectic and “neutral” apology for monopoly corporate biotech and pharmaceuticals you have written. They wouldn’t just operate for profit now would they? Of course the would! They have expanded the threshold of diabetic testing, which is non -specific to begin with, in order to increase their customer base! Insulin is toxic to all cells and causes cancer.

  3. Scott
    Scott January 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm | | Reply

    United Healthcare estimates that over the next decade the United States will spend $3.4 trillion in costs related to diabetes. Why would major manufacturers of insulin’s like Novo Nordisk (NVO), Sanofi-Aventis (SNY), and Eli Lilly (LLY) let scientist or themselves cure diabetes. The question is, “How many cures have they bought up so they can continue providing us with their great tools?” I do appreciate the fact that we have amazing insulin and testers to make diabetes manageable, yet what happen to all those cures they were working on? Estimates of just 5 more years and we will have something. They have been saying this for the last 41 years that I’ve had type 1 diabetes. Just a question!

  4. S. Chapman
    S. Chapman January 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm | | Reply

    If there are companies sabotaging a cure, that is disciptable. If they had it or a cihild or grandchild money would not seem so important. They will have to answer to God someday for their choices.

  5. Vicky
    Vicky February 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm | | Reply

    The first thing first is to investigate why are medicines and devices for diabetes cost so much. Drugs and devices used on daily basis by about 400 million people should cost few cents per dose. The cost of diabetes drugs and devises must be forced to affordable by the poorest person on earth then you can be thinking of expecting cure.

    1. Ian
      Ian August 25, 2014 at 9:03 pm | | Reply

      It’s really sad what’s happening. Take test strips for example. Lifescan ultra brand test strips cost around $1 EACH here in the USA for the uninsured. In many South American countries, they only cost $0.25. The insurance companies won’t reveal how much they pay Lifescan (J&J) for the strips so the uninsured get screwed and die younger or end up paying significantly more for their health.

  6. KB
    KB March 14, 2014 at 3:46 pm | | Reply

    What the heck is wrong with these people. So no cure for money. I hope who ever did this, the no cure thing, I hope you and your family get diabetes so that you can feel the pain of always having head aches and always shaking and always watching what you eat. DO YOU KNOW HOW IT FEELS. I REALY HOPE YOU DO, AND I SAY THAT FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. RIGHT NOW GOD PLEASE SHOW THEM, SHOW THEM HOW IT FEELS

  7. james
    james March 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm | | Reply

    I believe there is no cure for type 1 diabetes yet my meaning of cure is off insulin and any drug for life. Im just worried cause ya the fda and pharma companies will hide it. Just like more and more pll are realizing the cure for cancer is a vitamin c intervenus or multiple ones. The truth really is ugly. I hope more and more ppl are starting to realize these dark secrets.

  8. joanna smyth
    joanna smyth March 29, 2014 at 8:06 am | | Reply

    Please find a cure I worry so much bout my 16 year old son who has diabetes and his bloods run high constantly x

  9. Michelle
    Michelle April 7, 2014 at 10:11 pm | | Reply

    I believe the cure was found long ago, and I believe people are being purposely infected via vaccines to create more lifelong customers.

  10. MARY
    MARY April 10, 2014 at 7:12 am | | Reply


  11. Charles
    Charles May 6, 2014 at 10:03 pm | | Reply

    Irony – advertisements for diabetes products and medications on a site article about the “benevolence” of such companies…just a thought. There are ridiculous caveats regarding insulin products, patents, biosimilarity, patented formulations that prevent a “generic” branding of insulin, etc. that make it so frustrating.

  12. Carlos Blanco
    Carlos Blanco May 7, 2014 at 5:13 pm | | Reply

    I do believe that it is all a big conspiracy for $$$. Every day the Pharma companies are developing new free meters just to suck diabetics into buying much more expensive test strips. They do not do that to help us diabetics at all. It is all about the $$$. Personally i do not trust doctors anymore and am starting to take notice to other nutrients and treatments that these GODS refuse to give us. I started taking Chromium picolante, cinnamon and other home remedies to hopefully cure myself. In addition I have stopped taking these wonderful drugs like Glucophage, Glypizide, etc… that fight our metabolism and actually helps us to gain weight and not lose it. I got off of these meds 8 months ago and lost 50 lbs which really helped me allot. I started taking them again 2 months ago and I started gaining again. NO MORE. The hell with doctors that do not give a &^%&(^ about me and only cre abouit their $$$. If I sound bitter, I am damn it! I just wish I could meet a doctor that I could trust and feel that they really are looking out for my best interest. Most just disregard anything that is not apprved by the AMA as a real solution. Maybe it is the AMA that leads the conspiracy.?

  13. Tanja Gower
    Tanja Gower May 15, 2014 at 7:56 am | | Reply

    I am like every night reading about possible cure to find for my daughter who has type 1 diabetes for 6 years now she is 14. This is the first forum and you all have made my day! Finally people who do understand what is going on!!!Type 1 is the worst diseases in the world it is 365 days 24 hrs non stop … I admire everyone who lives with it and I know how it is watching my daughter night and day and it is hard very hard!!!!
    The cure, what a joke it is everyone who is not mentally retarded by now knows that cure will never come … They will admit, that extra terrestrial beings Re among us and yes they will put a man on the moon they are even building another space station = habitat for the selected ones and I bet they will be all free of any diseases before they depart to leave this Earth they destroyed and left sick and drained and polluted.
    You bet it is conspiracy but than it is on the big scale and diabetes is a small part of it big to us all who have something to do with it one way or another.
    I have researched thousands of pages of research it has been done not only on type 1 diabetes but also HIV and cancer as they are very connected all three of them and when ever research comes to stage III it is buried and just disappears.
    Archives and dust is covering it never to see day light!
    No one cares about human life’s it is all about the money speaks and money rules!
    Yes I do hope from the bottom of my heart and curse them all who have anything to do with stopping the cure to reach you all and give you back the lives you deserve!
    Shame on the industry and politicians and everyone who is covering this!
    Hope you all burn in hell!
    God be with you all who suffer from diabetes and bless you be strong and try to help your selfs with the diet with the natural things and supplements like someone said cinnamon and so on …

  14. Roberto Illa, M.D.
    Roberto Illa, M.D. June 2, 2014 at 10:24 pm | | Reply

    You can’t find a “cure” for a disease when
    your basic assumptions….the fundamental
    paradigms you take for granted are completely incorrect.
    1. High blood sugar, by itself, does not define
    “diabetes”. (The ADA definition). In the Somogyi
    phenomenon, a high blood sugar follows a low
    blood sugar within minutes (1938). This occurs
    in, not only, excesses of hypoglycemic medications,
    but in several other clinically important conditions…
    such as Nesidioblastosis, insulinoma etc.
    See my textbook “Disorders of Blood Sugar”
    2. There is no such thing as “insulin resistance”.
    This theory was developed in 1932. There are
    situations in which you may be born with abnormal
    insulins, but in these cases the children die in infancy.
    You cannot develop “insulin resistance” later in life.
    There is no such example in nature. So….if you
    are an “insulin resistant” Type 2 diabetic why is it
    you can suffer injury and death from an overdose
    of insulin?
    3. Obesity does not lead to diabetes. There is
    no causal relationship. More than half the diabetics
    I have treated over the last 43 years are not, were not,
    It takes a great deal of money to keep these myths
    alive for decades in the absence of evidence.
    If you want to see how good the diabetes “establishment”
    is at treating diabetes see The ACCORD trial published
    in July 2008 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
    About 10,000 patients, at about 300 hospitals. About 240 deaths. The trial was stopped 17 months early. Patients
    likely died of the complications of hypoglycemia. (Insulin
    resistant”….Really?). The “government mandated” hemoglobin A1c test. Totally worthless and misleading.
    The evidence of “mainstream’s” failure has been available
    for years.

    SANDRA STRAWSER June 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm | | Reply

    I just changed doctors and got a Nurse Practioner. She said my A1C was too high , a 9. Yes, but it covered Christmas and Valentine’s day and I am not a good taker of medicine. I take metformin with glypicide for type 2 diabetes. The new nurse prescribed Invonaka and I took it and it caused severe headaches and yeast infections (it works through your kidneys) the nurse also knew I have a fatty liver. I called her and told her my symptoms and she said go ahead a take it for five more days. I told her I could not bear the symptoms and asked for time released meformin and she said no, you have to take a new medicine if you can not tolerate this one. I do not have time to argue with you …I have other patients to see and hung up. Needless to say I am getting a new doctor. Yes, I do believe she was getting a bonus or extra money to push this dangerous medicine. GOD PLEASE HELP US …IT IS LIKE THE MEDICAL PEOPLE ARE SO MEAN TO US AND TALK TO US LIKE WE ARE CRIMINALS.

  16. semblant
    semblant June 17, 2014 at 12:40 am | | Reply

    Miles D. White

    Look him up my fellow diabetics. Look up how much he makes off of you(price of insulin per gallon is much more than oil.)

    Look at where he stands…on national medical boards, in companies(MCDONALDS etc.)

    Follow the money. It’s always the money.

  17. Anon
    Anon June 21, 2014 at 2:45 am | | Reply

    We all need to take a stand against the major pharma companies, everyone knows they have a cure, greed is what is stopping us diabetics from enjoying life.

  18. Jenny
    Jenny June 22, 2014 at 7:45 pm | | Reply

    I have had T1 for 45 years. I am completely convinced that there will NEVER be a cure. The so called ‘treatments’ are unreliable; and the fallacy of telling some one gullible that this disease can be controlled and/or managed just literally makes me see red. I do what I can to stay out of the Dr. office because they always have the “we can’t treat you if or unless…” stuck in their back pockets. I do not trust the medical industry and I feel sorry for people who think they can control the uncontrollable. You can do everything right and your body will still fail you; your numbers will still not satisfy. I have lived a lifetime of being told I’m not good enough, I’m a failure. I’m sick of it and I give up. I don’t even try any more. I’m tired of perfect strangers spouting off as if they’re experts just because their Uncles Cousins Daughter-in-laws best friend had it back when. There is no hope and the article I read the other day just proved that people are lemmings. There was no improvement, just a new machine with continued needles, strips, tests, insulin and glucose. I apologize for the disordered rambling; I just needed to have my say.

  19. labgucc
    labgucc July 12, 2014 at 12:35 pm | | Reply

    I’m really glad that more and more people are catching on to the home remedy mindset. NBC news did a GREAT segment on home remedies today,absolutely worth watching if you haven’t seen it already:

  20. Danny
    Danny July 26, 2014 at 5:58 pm | | Reply

    Here’s what’s on my mind we need to start focusing on type 1 diabetics not type 2…. Simply because they’re too lazy to get off the couch and take a nice walk down the street. TYPE 2 DIABETES IS REVERSEABLE, unlike type 1 diabetics, we’re stuck with it until we pass. I do infact believe there is a cure and people need to know that. We don’t need people to be discouraging us by saying there is no/wont be a cure. In the next couple of years I bet there will be a break through stem cell research adding on top of that modern medicine! To my fellow type 1 diabetics do not give up hope! We’ll go every step of the way to find a cure for this terrible disease.

  21. Andreas lambert
    Andreas lambert August 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm | | Reply

    Go to canada for the cure, or Europe . Stem cells are now standard treatment for type 1and 2 diabetes.they don’t take playoffs from American pharmaceuticals and poison their citizen with drugs that kill for a profit!

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    gardening with patrick stewart September 11, 2014 at 1:24 pm | | Reply

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  23. MachinaMage
    MachinaMage September 20, 2014 at 2:52 pm | | Reply

    I have been Type 1 Diabetic for the last 26 years. This awful disease has completely ruined my life.

    I know Big Pharma is happy keeping me as a customer. They don;t want to lose me to a cure, no. They don’t care about my health or well being. They would rather peddle their poisons.

    The FDA is no better. Pharmaceutical Execs hold Offices within the FDA. None of the official positions are elected. There should be a law forbidding anyone who has or had financial ties to Big Pharma from holding any position in the FDA. But politicians pockets are lined by Big Pharma.and they are discouraged from making any changes to the status quo. Corruption at its finest.

    And doctors. I wouldn’t trust one no further than I can throw one if I were a flea. Everytime I see a doctor, I take only the insulin prescriptions and throw away the others. I have heard about doctors taking kickbacks from Big Pharma for prescribing their products. To me, those kickbacks are nothing more than blood money.

    We as Americans have to take back our health right. We must force the Federal Government to shut down the FDA and fire every FDA Official who was a Big Pharma Exec. A new Drug administration with far stricter rules must be put in place. And any drug with deadly side effects must never be approved. And furthermore, any doctor who takes kickbacks from Big Pharma must have their medical license revoked and they be banned for life for ever practicing medicine on a professional level. And Pharmaceutical companies that offer kickback to doctors must be forced to pay heavy fines.

    I know these measures are extreme but hey. Extreme Problems require Extreme Solutions.

  24. Jonathan Christie
    Jonathan Christie October 11, 2014 at 8:51 pm | | Reply

    Oh my goodness! I’m type I for 30 years, my HbA1c is 5.5% and my coronary artery calcium score is zero – I’m not cured but I don’t take any drug but insulin and I’m not at risk for complications or hypoglycemia. My ” secret” is Dr Richard Bernstein’s low carbohydrate diet, search for it The useless ADA diet is a death trap – I know because I tried to make it work for 15 years – it can’t be done. Low carb, on the other hand, is a no-brainer. Please don’t fall for their scam

  25. John Cash
    John Cash October 28, 2014 at 9:38 am | | Reply

    Tell’em God’s gonna cut’em down

  26. RWP
    RWP October 28, 2014 at 6:12 pm | | Reply

    ” More important, any company that found the cure would be celebrated and immortalized for eliminating an ancient disease. That triumph, that breakthrough, would be worth far more in prestige and honor than any financial gain derived from these products.” ”

    LOL. This person actually believes that pharmaceutical companies would sacrifice billions of dollars for honor and recognition.

    If you think they give a damn about finding (or releasing) a permanent cure that would instantly end their sales of meters, insulin, test strips, etc., costing them a whole lot of lost revenue. Much more profitable to use the diabetic’s as monthly cash insurance, as they HAVE TO come back to give you more money.

    This isn’t a conspiracy theory, it’s common sense. What’s the last disease they cured? Polio? With all of these billions of dollars going into research that “does nothing.” Get real.

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