Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Sonora, Mexico:

Where are we in terms of finding a real cure for type 1 diabetes? Is it more likely that a closed-loop insulin pump will be ready before the stem cells research or the xenotransplantation? How long could it take (5 or 10 years) for each option, and it is expected to be really expensive?


Nobody can answer this question. Research is always too slow for someone with a specific disease. We continue to make good progress, and our understanding of diseases like diabetes continues to grow so, do not give up hope. For now, aim for the best possible day-to-day glucose control and work closely with a team of specialists to learn and utilize current treatment options.


Original posting 17 May 2003
Posted to Research: Causes and Prevention


  Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Return to the Top of This Page

Last Updated: (none)
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.