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Research: Cure from 1999

  1. My son was diagnosed four months ago. Is there a medical solution for this problem? (24 Dec 1999)
  2. I have read about islet cell transplantation, but nowhere I have seen anyone mention the possibility of using the child's own islet cells. (5 Dec 1999)
  3. I recently read that the vitamin niacin in the form of niacinamide has been shown to restore beta cells. (3 Dec 1999)
  4. Were there any cases of full recovery from juvenile Type 1 diabetes? (24 Nov 1999)
  5. What do you know about an outpatient cell transplant operation being tried recently? (13 Oct 1999)
  6. I read an article recently about a cell replacement operation that was performed on Jackie Warren Demijohn. (22 Aug 1999)
  7. Is it true that the child can eat all kinds of food and I can simply increase the dose for her without any complication? (13 Aug 1999)
  8. My daughter is 5 years old. I am interested in trying to preserve whatever pancreatic function she still has left. Is this possible? (8 Jul 1999)
  9. Are there any experiments drug or test in our area that we could volunteer our son for? (8 Jul 1999)
  10. Is there any serious research going on to find the cause and the cure for diabetes? (28 May 1999)
  11. I am interested in learning about trials with Islet Cell Transplants and also Pancreas Transplants for myself. (8 May 1999)
  12. When first diagnosed, we were told it may be a hormonal imbalance causing the symptoms. (17 Apr 1999)
  13. How far are we for "cloning" islets? Is stevia recommended as a sugar substitute for diabetics? (24 Mar 1999)
  14. In September 1989, a woman at the University of Alberta had an islet cell transplant. (22 Mar 1999)
  15. My son has had diabetes since he was 16 years old. Is there any hope to cure him by an islet transplantation? (22 Mar 1999)
  16. I have heard that the University of Florida has found a way to transplant islet cells without rejection. (19 Feb 1999)
  17. My granddaughter has type 1. How do you tell this child there is no cure for type 1? (19 Feb 1999)
  18. Is there any hope for there being help with keeping the cord blood and diabetes cure or treatment? (15 Feb 1999)
  19. Wouldn't it prove good research to extract one cell, clone it enough times to replicate normal numbers, then transplant them back? (11 Feb 1999)
  20. I would like to know whether cloning allows growing a new pancreas using the cells of the patient. (6 Feb 1999)
  21. I have heard that a recent medical breakthrough is the ability to cultivate "stem cells". (17 Jan 1999)
  22. I am looking for research data on simultaneous pancreas-kidney transplant for a juvenile diabetic with renal failure. (11 Jan 1999)
  23. A friend has told me about a pancreatic transplant that her cousin had. Are these transplants occuring more frequently? (2 Jan 1999)

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