Simple word (unless someone can show me how to do a poll here) (:::Z

Yes or No... do you BELIEVE there will be a cure within your lifetime?!!? I'll start.


Too much money in keeping us diabetics... maintianing us....

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Some of the reasons appear in sixuntilme blog entries about the artificial pancreas test done by one of the auteurs: and

I am still not a big fan of the AP as I think that I could beat one realatively easily but the fact that the trial was "cut short by vomit" doesn't make me wildly optimistic about it's prospects.

I think that's what's needed is a revsion to the current paradigm of "see your doctor every 6 months if you behave yourself or 3 months if you don't..." with more responsive care and communication with medical providers. I'm not sure how to fund it though. I think that message boards are a good substitute but there's probably not that many people willing to jump right in to taking advice from people named AcidRock or who look like Alfred E. Neumann...


I may have answered this one before. I would guess that answer would be NO as well.

It will be cured by one of those socialist countries where it is actually cheaper to cure a disease than maintain it.

That's a good point James - in fact, I would argue that in any country, including the U.S., a cure would be cheaper. Mostly because a cure will hopefully be one process, or one campaign. Living with diabetes, as all of us know, is very expensive and there are a great deal many thing we have to consider and pay for.

It is a basic truth that the major foundations shy from but we need to pressure them in order to get on track in the search for a cure.



I have heard for several years that they were real close to finding a cure. But I don't think there will be any time soon.

i have been a T1 diabetic 46 years.. during the days of pork insulin and test stip for urine testing...
i believe that there has been a cure for a while now ... BUT... IT IS MORE PROFITABLE TO KEEP TREATING US..

think about it $8000 insulin pump... $300 a month in pump supplies... and with myself $240 in test strips... over $210,000 in hospital stays (3 visits at 4 days each) this year alone...

Good point robd - we can't rely on the pharma companies to find or even search for a cure. Their priority is money, not the real people.

That is why many people place their hopes on the major diabetes foundations, and donate money towards them - for a cure. Sadly, the majority of that money does not get used for a cure either. That is why the process is slow - we have the money and the resources, it is just not being used properly...and it's up to us to change that.

i believe that a cure has been around for a while now... IT IS MORE PROFITABLE TO KEEP US DIABETICS...

THINK ABOUT IT: $8000 insulin pump... $300 per month for supplies...i test 8-10 times a day #240+ per month... not to mention (3 - 4 day hospital stays @ $70,ooo each time totaling #210,000 this year alone...and as you get older guys and nerve damage takes you penis, $40,000 penis implant... $21,000 in eye surgery... and i don't even know how to calculate all the prescriptions... oh my last 6 bottles of insulin cost $950... 40 years ago i paid $4 per bottle about the average persons hourly wage.... today $150 per bottle about the average persons daily wage.. that is called gouging.. synthetic is cheaper to produce and they charge way more... thank god for great insurance..!

and that is just one person in over 500,000 diabetics in the usa alone...

I think there will be a cure in my lifetime.
Yes, all of these companies would lose money, but if a cure was found, they would try to sell it and make money off of it, too.




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