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  1. StephenS
    StephenS March 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm | | Reply

    Scott, thanks for the great detail you provide here. It’s one of the things I always like about your reporting. And you ask great questions too!

  2. Karl Fenn
    Karl Fenn March 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm | | Reply

    Of course you raise a very good point on the subject of bugets, I think it’s fair comment in relation to obtain ture figures in the diabetic arena, I think there is just to much bureaucracy, huge amounts of resources are being wasted in this area creating none sensical jobs that do little in terms of real scientific research, this is where the buget would be better spent. i have noted some cases in my own area, where gastric banding has delayed the development of the condition, I am aware of 2 insulin dependent cases, who after this proceedure are no longer on medication, however just two cases studies are not conclusive in these findings. but if there is a clear amount of evidence where to surface, it could be an indication the condition could be slowed down until a cure is available, of course I think a shared view imput will speed up the progress and better understanding of the condition, I read an article recently about USA it stated in some areas 1 in 3 people have the condition, surely they have have made an error in this findings, it would be good to hear about the condition in all parts of the world, a central learning data base will only prove to be to the advantage of everyone!

  3. John
    John March 27, 2013 at 4:23 pm | | Reply

    Anything the JDRF says or does must be greeted with skepticism. They had no choice to change their mission statement since they were “exposed” by JDCA and others that took a deep dive I to their annual statements and revealed how little they invest in ‘cure’ research. The artificial pancreas will most likely fail in read world testing with patients of varying body type and real stress impacts. It’s a band aid and a very expensive one. How much will the insulin and glucose analogs cost? What if there’s an occlusion? How much bigger will the pump need to be?

    Why not invest in pig islets and implantation with encapsulation?

    The JDRF must be looked at with great skepticism but the parents need to be able to say something positive to their children. That’s right, 80 years later and we still inject insulin. Joke!

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