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Research: Cure

  1. I've heard that less than 25% of contributions to JDRF and others are actually going toward cure funding. Why is there so much emphasis on treating the disease rather than curing it? (15 Jan 2014)
  2. What is the current research on storing a sibling's cord blood for a potential cure? I am pregnant; are there any preventative measures to reduce this baby's risk of developing type 1? (31 Oct 2012)
  3. For about six years, my son has always been antibody negative. Could we use his brother's cord blood to reverse his diabetes? Should the doctor pursue testing for MODY or such? (8 May 2012)
  4. My sister is having twins. If she were to save one of the twins' stem cells, could they be used in the future to help my daughter should stem cell transplants be done on those with type 1? (22 Sep 2011)
  5. Do you have any information on research projects involving human cord blood stem cells? Should I consider banking my daughter's baby teeth which may also contain useful stem cells? (31 May 2011)
  6. My son was recently diagnosed with type 1. How close is the cure? Is there a vaccine to preserve the remaining beta cells? What can you tell me about the use of Vitalzym and Protocel? (17 May 2011)
  7. Are researchers still working on an implantable pump with a "capsule" that produces insulin indefinitely? Is this realistic? (8 Jan 2010)
  8. For six weeks, I have given my daughter almost no insulin. We limit her carbohydrates and feel that we can heal her pancreas. What is your opinion? (29 Apr 2009)
  9. How promising is human proislet peptide (HIP) as a possible treatment for type 1 diabetes? (21 Apr 2009)
  10. Now a young adult, my daughter is tired of diabetes. Are there any books to help her cope? Are there any new developments on the horizon? (19 Nov 2008)
  11. Where can I find a place here in the U.S. or anywhere in the world to take my daughter to stop her autoantibodies from destroying her pancreas? (9 Nov 2008)
  12. What is your opinion of Dr. Faustman's research using BCG vaccines? (9 Nov 2008)
  13. I've been hearing for eight years that a cure for type 1 is 10 years away. What is the current status of a cure? I want to share some hope with my daughter. (13 Sep 2008)
  14. Can a person newly diagnosed with type 1 be cured or at least protect the amount of islets that are not dead? (12 Sep 2008)
  15. Do you know of any trials going on now that involve stem cells to cure MODY or type 1 diabetes? (25 Aug 2008)
  16. Can a small child diagnosed with type 1 ever recover from the disease? (10 Mar 2008)
  17. I feel like I'm failing my child by not curing her with vitamins and such. What is your opinion? Also, is it true that milk is harmful to those with diabetes? (16 Jan 2008)
  18. Do you think stem cell therapy with the patient's own stem cells injected into the pancreas could be beneficial? (5 Dec 2007)
  19. My body has rejected the pancreas I received in Italy in July 2005. When I travel to New York in the spring, I'd like to meet a specialist. Can you help me find one? (11 Nov 2007)
  20. I'm having control problems, so my doctor has recommended insulin. What can you tell me about stem cell treatment? (31 Oct 2007)

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