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Research: Cure from 2000

  1. I have several questions about type 1 diabetes which I hope you might answer. (14 Dec 2000)
  2. If we were to start to clone people with diabetes would we be able to use the clone's pancreas? (12 Dec 2000)
  3. If the pancreas is able to regenerate itself, why can't it resume production of insulin or be stimulated to produce insulin in type 1 diabetes? (26 Nov 2000)
  4. My wife is curious if it is wise to keep the umbilical cord blood stored for later use if necessary. (20 Nov 2000)
  5. I want your suggestions for an insulin free life. Can we go for pancreas drafting or transplant? Any other new invention? (15 Nov 2000)
  6. My son has had type 1 diabetes for two years and really hates it. I was wondering if there are pancreas transplants or any sort of cure. (10 Oct 2000)
  7. Could he be a candidate for this kind of procedure, or does a person have to be 18? (4 Oct 2000)
  8. I have had type 1 for 15 years. I am interested in finding out about the possibility of getting a pancreas transplant. (15 Sep 2000)
  9. My friend's four year old son has type 1 diabetes. He wants to know if there is a chance to be cured and what proper methods the family should take. (13 Sep 2000)
  10. I read about a trial of some new kind of autoimmune suppressant. Is this likely to help kids now in the honeymoon? (11 Sep 2000)
  11. Can a family member be a donor for pancreas cells? How old should you be to be eligible for this? (11 Sep 2000)
  12. Does intravenous immunoglobulin work to prevent or slow the progression of type 1 diabetes? (20 Aug 2000)
  13. A TV broadcast mentioned a study that succeeded in stimulating insulin production in type 1 patients under age eight through the use of a high-fat diet. (18 Aug 2000)
  14. Recently, a research team in the Netherlands published results of what they called a possible cure of diabetes. Are you familiar with these results? (17 Aug 2000)
  15. My daughter and I both have type 1 diabetes. How can I volunteer for the transplant trials and are children being considered? (15 Aug 2000)
  16. I am curious if you have run across any cures for type 1 diabetes. Has anyone who has type 1 diabetes actually gotten off of Insulin? (9 Aug 2000)
  17. Do you think my child's diabetes will ever be cured? What meter do you recommend for him? (4 Aug 2000)
  18. Several days ago, I was told that there is a new medicine discovered which can cure this disease. (5 Jul 2000)
  19. What can be taken to stop lymphocytes from killing cells that produce insulin? What causes the dawn phenomenon? (29 Jun 2000)
  20. Is it feasible that enough donated pancreas can be found to "cure" a large portion of the population? (28 Jun 2000)
  21. My daughter read of the successful islet cell transplant performed at the University of Alberta in Canada. (20 Jun 2000)
  22. Is there a form of tablet or something to replace the shots? (20 Jun 2000)
  23. Has there been any information in regards to the recent research carried out in Florida with lab mice? (19 Jun 2000)
  24. My sister would desperately like to be a part of the islet cell research. (17 Jun 2000)
  25. I read something about a British doctor who was able to surgically put some insulin cells in the bodies of 8 of patients. (12 Jun 2000)
  26. As we believe that my son is still in the pre-diabetic stage, where can we go to have him try nicotinamide? (19 May 2000)
  27. I'm trying to find any way to find out if diabetes is completely curable. (5 Apr 2000)
  28. Is there any merit to extracting some of her still functioning islets? (4 Apr 2000)
  29. I was wondering if you have heard of any research done on the GAD protein and how it relates to finding a cure. (8 Mar 2000)
  30. I was wondering what info you could give me on the protein they are testing on lab mice. (15 Feb 2000)
  31. Is this condition is permanent or can the cells regenerate? (31 Jan 2000)
  32. They were told that there is a new medication in the USA that will help them stop the injections. (6 Jan 2000)
  33. What is the success rate/statistics of Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation? (6 Jan 2000)

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