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TYPE 1 DIABETES CURE

ANCHOR LEAD: CAN TYPE ONE DIABETES BE CURED?  ELIZABETH TRACEY REPORTS

We’re closer than ever to a cure for type one diabetes.   That’s the take home message of an editorial by Christopher Saudek, a diabetes expert at Johns Hopkins, in a recent editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

SAUDEK: There are a number of approaches being used to address curing diabetes, and I chose to break them down into biological cures or mechanical cures. The biological cures involve things like transplantation of pancreas, stem cell work, islet transplantation, the mechanical approaches are on the lines of insulin pumps and glucose sensors, sensors that measure glucose all the time. Will the cure of diabetes happen someday? Absolutely. :30

Saudek says for now, people with diabetes should make sure they utilize all the possibilities for controlling their disease at their disposal, including medications, insulin, exercise and diet.  At Johns Hopkins, I’m Elizabeth Tracey.


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