On September 6, 2016, the Juvenile Diabetes Cure Alliance announced the launch of The 2nd Annual More for a Cure Petition calling on the largest diabetes fundraising organizations to substantially increase funding for type 1 diabetes cure research, which dropped to a record low in 2015. Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed during childhood and affects an estimated two million people in the United States. The competitive fellowship, which is available to ISPAD members below age 40 who wish to pursue a career in diabetes-related research, will fund up to $25,000 USD per fellowship and will be offered to four researchers per year from 2017 through 2020. Long term consequences of type 1 diabetes are often dire and include eye, heart, nerve, and kidney failure. The fundraising goal for the Logistics Leaders team is to raise over $50,000 in support for a cure. Please consult with a health care professional before starting a yoga program, as some yogic techniques can be harmful if practiced with certain conditions. Keep in mind that this is not the first time that flaxseed has been found to improve blood sugar disorders.
“Realistically, it’ll take five years” to conduct a demonstration in a patient that proves the approach is viable, he said. Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have now found a potential cure for type 1 diabetes, and it turns out that the fix is in the blood vessels. Let’s cross our fingers this may be a step in the right direction for the people yet to be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. With research spending still on the decline, the need for the T1D community to come together and speak out against this trend is now more crucial than ever. I don’t believe I will ever be cured. Our staff and volunteers throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. I have come to terms with it and diabetes is part of my life.
It is something that walks alongside me and sometimes overshadows every aspect of my life. Other times it sits there and behaves. Sometimes, but not often. But you know what? The stem cells and Ig-GAD2 combination helped regrow blood vessels that fed pancreatic islets, which in turn allowed the islets to produce new beta cells. I am not saying I wouldn’t be happpy if I was cured. I would be ecstatic.
I imagine it would be very very strange. Worse than the house after your children have moved out, or that feeling that something is missing when you come back from an amazing holiday. I actually imagine that in some strange way I would miss diabetes. How would you feel if you were cured? For those of us who have type 1 diabetes now, my hope is that we can continue to get breakthroughs in management tools and devices that will make our daily lives easier. It would also be really nice if we could work out why our body gets all angry and attacks those innocent islet cells. Because then we could grow new ones, or get donor islets and really truly be cured, without the need for nasty anti rejection drugs.
Getting continuous blood glucose monitoring on the National Diabetes Services Scheme so we could all access this life saving device, would be a good start too, as the quality of our daily lives is critical.