A Cure for Type 1 Diabetes?


I saw this article about a possible cure for Type 1 Diabetes and wonder why it is not getting MUCH more attention.

Haven’t we been told the cure is 5 to 10 years away? I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been hearing that for 24 years.

This study looks promising though; the dogs in question have maintained “normal blood sugars”. One set of injections has ‘cured’ them for 4+ years! That’s good enough for me. Give me a shot every couple of years and I’ll skip the thousands I’m taking now (when I’m not wearing a pump).

Would you consider these injections for yourself or a loved one? Leave a comment below…


  1. Michele Fridley
    Michele Fridley02-18-2013

    Absolutely! I would do anything to give my daughter her life back!

  2. Jill

    Ken, where is the article? What year were you diagnosed? Was it in 1989, like me?! I agree, 24 years ago you heard of a cure that was supposedly a decade or so away. 21/2 decades later there is no more talk of a cure. One shot every four years sounds GREAT to me too!

    • Ken

      Here is the article:
      I was diagnosed 2 days before Thanksgiving in 1988 when I was 8.

      • Heather

        Funny same year but summer and i was 10 Just found your blog. Love the cgm experiment I have always thought I would want to do that. I sometimes check with two different meters then compare to my cgm. Most of the time one is way off. About to read your blogs on a long car trip 🙂

        • Ken

          The CGM manufacturers recommend you use the same meter for the duration of the sensor. Going from meter to meter can sometimes show a big difference, kind of scary seeing as how we base out insulin dose on those numbers.
          If you are getting a big enough difference, usually the meter company will send you a new one.
          Enjoy your trip!

          • Heather

            I just check with different meters for my personal entertainment. Sad but true and it is scarey. It freaks my husband out a little but the life of us :). I did have one send me a new one a about two months ago but it reads about the same. I think it’s just that different company’s read different. Can’t wait til the end of the week to see how your week with all three cgm went.

    • Sean

      I am a type 1 and I have heard of proceedures that were exponentially better than the barbaric ones we still go through…I am all ears about any of them….my only reaction is big pharma companies don’t want me cured,I knjow that!

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