Hope is a wonderful thing, as long as you don't let it interfere with reality. The parents who let their children die while believing God will cure them, are the victims of misplaced hope.
So OF COURSE I will hope for a cure for diabetes, or, even better, foolproof prevention, but I will also support those who work on the reality of easing the life I live with it every day. Having been diagnosed as an adult, I KNOW what life is like when you don't have to worry about what you put in your mouth, and you can have treats when you feel like it, and you have never had a blithering idiot low nor a hallucinatory high. I really DID like my life before diabetes better, and I will accept any help I can get in making it as convenient and comfortable now, even if it's not a cure.