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Research: Cure from 2005

  1. What are the best web sites to follow diabetes research? (15 Dec 2005)
  2. I heard about a cure for type 1 in England. Does it really exist? What type of pump is best for a seven year old? (23 Aug 2005)
  3. What is your opinion of the effort to find a cure for type 1 that the Iacocca Foundation is funding? Is this for the newly diagnosed or long-term sufferers? (17 Aug 2005)
  4. Have they tried to do pancreatic transplants in children yet? If so, where do I need to go to look for information on this subject? (16 Jul 2005)
  5. I'm 43, diagnosed with type 118 months ago. My endocrinologist says I'm producing some insulin, but not in a honeymoon, as I seem to be "recovering." Is this possible? (29 May 2005)
  6. In your professional opinion, how long does a clinical trial take before a procedure or drug is ready for use? (29 May 2005)
  7. Do you know an organization helping find a cure without the destruction of embryos? I am looking for one that can benefit from financial support. (21 May 2005)
  8. With the recent success of a live donor transplant, and encapsulating the islets to prevent immunosupression drugs, when do you realistically view this being available? (11 May 2005)
  9. Some have said that Roux-en-Y surgery is a "cure." Am I correct in that it is not, even for type 2s, if they resume a diet of "junk food?" (30 Apr 2005)
  10. How can I get my nephew on the list for an islet transplant? Where can I find information on pediatric diabetes doctors in Des Moines? (12 Mar 2005)
  11. How can I participate in the islet cell transplantation trials? (2 Mar 2005)
  12. What do you know about the technique used by Argentine Dr. Fernandez Vina to cure diabetes using stem cells? Are the results validated? (23 Feb 2005)
  13. What can I expect for the next 10 years? Can I expect a cure with either stem cells or islet cells? (19 Feb 2005)
  14. Is there any way I could get a stem cell operation? (21 Jan 2005)
  15. I've heard a lot about an "artificial pancreas"' that is being developed. Is there any hope for it being available in the near future? (20 Jan 2005)

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