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Leading Type 1 diabetes doctor predicts cure in next 7 years - EMS1.com

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Leading Type 1 diabetes doctor predicts cure in next 7 years EMS1.com In his office near Jackson Memorial Hospital, he keeps framed photographs of his most compelling Type1 diabetes patients near his desk, as a reminder of why he continues the...
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A leading doctor believes there will be a cure for  Type 1 diabetes in the next three to seven years. He is a leading researcher in diabetes cure-focused research. He describes the most experimental trial as being the islet transplant. Islets, which are in 3,000 to 4,000 clusters in the pancreas, regulate insulin and control insulin. This transplant is in phase 3, and after this is complete, the FDA will review it.It has also been approved in four other countries. Three to seven years is extremely soon, and the trial treatments so far are very promising. This article really makes a cure seem like it is very possible.

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The difference between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 - WDBJ7

The difference between Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 - WDBJ7 | Type 1 Diabetes | Scoop.it
In Type 1 diabetics, the body doesn't make any insulin. In Type 2 diabetics, the pancreas can't make enough. Either way, it's a problem.
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I think that there's too many people that don't understand the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It is often categorized into the same category, but is actually very different. Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in people under the age of 40. It is an autoimmune disease with an unknown cause. Type 2 diabetes arises either from genetics, age, or weight. With type 1 diabetics their bodies don't produce insulin and with type 2 diabetics their bodies don't produce enough insulin. This was a very informative article, and I believe it's important for people to know the difference between the two.

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Leading Type 1 diabetes doctor predicts cure in next 7 years - EMS1.com

Leading Type 1 diabetes doctor predicts cure in next 7 years - EMS1.com | Type 1 Diabetes | Scoop.it
Leading Type 1 diabetes doctor predicts cure in next 7 years EMS1.com In his office near Jackson Memorial Hospital, he keeps framed photographs of his most compelling Type1 diabetes patients near his desk, as a reminder of why he continues the...
Michelle Milici's insight:

A leading doctor believes there will be a cure for  Type 1 diabetes in the next three to seven years. He is a leading researcher in diabetes cure-focused research. He describes the most experimental trial as being the islet transplant. Islets, which are in 3,000 to 4,000 clusters in the pancreas, regulate insulin and control insulin. This transplant is in phase 3, and after this is complete, the FDA will review it.It has also been approved in four other countries. Three to seven years is extremely soon, and the trial treatments so far are very promising. This article really makes a cure seem like it is very possible.

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DailyTech - Artifical Pancreas for Type 1 Diabetics Approved by FDA

It will roll out in the next few weeks

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This shows that steps are being taken to make type 1 diabetes easier to handle. This "artificial pancreas" provides an insulin pump to deliver insulin, as well as a blood sugar monitor to prevent blood sugar from getting too high or low.

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Researchers to study barriers to Type 1 diabetes self-management | Penn State University

Researchers to study barriers to Type 1 diabetes self-management | Penn State University | Type 1 Diabetes | Scoop.it
Penn State College of Medicine has received a nearly $500,000 Type 1 Diabetes Targeted Research Award from the National Institutes of Health. The application was one of only two selected to receive funding.

Via Ellen H Ullman, MSW
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Penn State College of Medicine has received $500,000 for the research of the barriers and facilitators of type 1 diabetes. They plan to use qualitative research to discover better interventions in self management. 

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Ellen H Ullman, MSW's curator insight, November 1, 2014 12:59 PM

Half a million dollars to review diabetes blogs.... - I'd rather the money go to research to cure type 1 diabetes (even though I like these researchers). 

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Scientists move closer to stem cell cure for type 1 diabetes

Scientists move closer to stem cell cure for type 1 diabetes | Type 1 Diabetes | Scoop.it
Researchers say they have reversed equivalent of type 1 diabetes in mice using stem cell transplants

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This is a recent possibility that could change so many lives. A potential cure for type 1 diabetes could also lead to a cure for type 2 diabetes

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My Vice Is Hypoglycemia: Living With Type 1 Diabetes

My Vice Is Hypoglycemia: Living With Type 1 Diabetes | Type 1 Diabetes | Scoop.it
Type 1 diabetes is physically taxing and its maintenance exhausting, but I've learned to live with my self-afflicting body.
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This is a very insightful article that is very different from the others I posted. This is a first person documentary of a man's struggle with type 1 diabetes. I really enjoy it because it doesn't just describe the facts behind the autoimmune disease, but it describes the struggle and the hardship behind it. The author describes his symptoms and the haunting reality that if we would have been diagnosed with the disease before the discovery of insulin in the 1920's he would not have survived. He also describes type 1 diabetes as a disorder due to the mental stress it causes. He talks about how every day activity are very difficult for him due to the disease, such as going on a bike ride or drinking alcohol. He ends by describing his fear of starting a new routine with new technology. It really humanized the disease.

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Melton Lab Cells Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes - Harvard Crimson

Melton Lab Cells Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes - Harvard Crimson | Type 1 Diabetes | Scoop.it
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Melton Lab Cells Could Help Cure Type 1 Diabetes
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A team of Harvard researchers led by natural sciences professor and Eliot House Co-Master Douglas A.
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This has been a buzz in the news. Harvard researchers found a way to create human insulin- producing beta cells that closely resemble normal functioning beta cells. They are able to develop them in quantities that could make cell transfer and pharmaceutical use possible. With limited treatment options for type 1 diabetics, opening up options for stem cell research could very well lead to a cure.

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Social networks pushing type 1 diabetes research forwards

Social networks pushing type 1 diabetes research forwards | Type 1 Diabetes | Scoop.it
Social media networks are becoming an increasingly important part of recruitment for clinical studies into pioneering research for type 1 diabetes.
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Social media is being used to reach out and find recently diagnosed type 1 diabetics that are willing to participate in research studies. These studies will be helpful with taking tests to try to find a cure. This highlights the advantages of developing technology and social media.

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Melissa Wright's curator insight, February 10, 2015 1:59 PM

Research Question: What's the latest research information? Is there a cure in sight for Type 1 Diabetes?

I think this websites gives a good bit of information on some research of information. Although it doesn't provide an answer for a cure just yet.

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Benaroya Research Institute to unravel insulin mystery in type 1 diabetes

Benaroya Research Institute to unravel insulin mystery in type 1 diabetes | Type 1 Diabetes | Scoop.it
Phys.org Science News Wire : Benaroya Research Institute to unravel insulin mystery in type 1 diabetes -- a press release is provided to you ìas isî with little or no review from Phys.org staff.

Via Ellen H Ullman, MSW
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This article looks at an important difference between people with type 1 diabetes. Some type 1 diabetics completely stop producing insulin, while others continue to produce a small amount. Research is being done to learn more about their immune systems, and keep those that still produce insulin to continue to produce it longer with a combination of drugs.

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