Ha...no. Diabetes accounts for about 175 billion in government spending in the US alone. We're extremely profitable to keep sick. It's unfortunate, because I haven't found the ideal treatment for myself within the time since my diagnosis. I don't believe I'll live beyond 60 at this rate.
No because i'm now in my 50's.
me too, well, newly 50 ;) or 39 as my aunt would say...
i've been hearing 'just around the corner' since i was dx'd in 1964. well, ok, i was 2 so probably a few years after that :) unfortunately, i don't believe it will happen, i have to agree with stuart's opinion. 'research' is so heavily controlled especially in the us that real solutions never seem to happen for anything that can be profitted. however, if you have 'inadequate(or not enough)eyelashes'-i'm sorry, that commercial kills me-hey, you're in luck! i can only imagine the horrible research that went into that one. well, just my opinion...
I will repost that I do think that there will be a cure ( I volunteer in the Faustman Studies, giving blood yearly) in my lifetime. And I am 57 years old, have lived 43 years with type one, active and happy.. I do not think I will die from this disease, and I do not see my lifespan being limited by it. All the women in my family are strong and live LONG, into late 80's and 90's ;some close to 100... and I do not see my having diabetes to cause me to be an exception.. Yes My glass is almost always "half-full" ( Actually as I have posted before", My cup runneth over::) But That is JUST MY OPTIMISM AND FAITH..... Another poster called it "Livabetes" and that is what I will do until a cure is found...
And baby Peanut.. I laugh about the eyelash commercial with Brooke Shields, too.. If I want them longer, I can do the MAC mascara or false ones..Would not invest in a such a product.. Yet, everybody does what they feel is necessary for them..and evidently there IS a market(LOL).. I will give blood and a bit of money to Dr.Faustman.