Interesting points but I’m thankful I’m still fighting after 62 years. Life as a T1D definitely sucks but it sure beats 6 feet under. IMHO we have the new insulins, insulin pumps, CGMs, blood glucose meters because those products can and are used by T2s, which are 95% of the target population. In the 90+ years since insulin’s invention, T1 in the public’s mind, is cured! We’re not dying in a matter of months from diagnoses anymore.
Plus, according to most of the mainstream media, diabetes is just a lifestyle disease and really doesn’t need research or study. “Diabetics should just get off the couch, work out, eat Atkins, Paleo, gluten-free, organic, fresh, vegan, non-inflammatory, no artificial sweeteners, unprocessed…and they could reduce everyone else’s outrageous insurance premiums”.
I won’t see a cure in my lifetime. Even if a cure came tomorrow, Id be too old, the wrong gender, in the wrong location, have too many or not enough diabetic complications to qualify.
But I’m still fighting!