Jason's page http://www.tudiabetes.org/forum/topics/islet-transplant-patient-here
Suggest to look him up and befriend him on FB ??? ....Jason Turner
Hope this helps
Would you rather have your 100,000 dollars now or 30 thousand a year for life?
Your math doesn't work out. Unless you can afford a few million for that cure, you are short changing them for your lifetimes worth of doctors appointments and testing supplies/insulin/insulin pumps/etc etc.
I don't want it to be this way, but it absolutely is. They will use a cure for anything when it comes packaged with a lifetimes worth of back-up medicine and expenses for the end user to continue to purchase.
This is a business. The nature of business is to make money, not remove all of your customer base.
The only hope is that along comes a company with a big enough F-You attitude to other gigantic companies who want to screw the other organisation over. More often than not though they will just get into bed with one another and agree to share the market.
If the cure for Diabetes sold like I-Phones, we all know where we'd be. It just doesn't, and I've yet to hear any arguments to the contrary that aren't (albeit understandably from a hope fueled viewpoint) based on make believe that the world cares if you live or die.
I likely have made myself sound like a depressive fool, but I'm not.
Things just do NOT work this way.
" or 30 thousand a year for life " spent on what ?
Just an example.
In a competition winning scenario, this is often the way a payout is doled out, and in this case was used as an example of how in a business/financial sense, which would you rather opt for?
A business would much rather have you pay every year for your whole life than one lump sum.
Funnily, this just popped up today. Not necessarily saying this is all of them of course, but how would I know it isn't either?
You are right, the world does run on business and profit incentive. Although, I don't agree that the profit incentive lies solely in keeping us all dependant on drugs and supplies. Whoever someday invents a cure for this, or any other problem, stands to make a fortune. So does whoever brings it to market-- of course this will come at the expense of those bringing current supplies and drugs to the market. Business models evolve with new technology and breakthroughs.
No. And most of the other No voters have already explained why.
I don't think so. If we're lucky, maybe when I'm like 90 (I'm almost 15).
I also have been hearing this 'just around the corner" cure story for my
19 years of having had diabetes. For some reason I imagine that if it does happen, it will be near my dying days when I'm old or just after. (I'm just under 30). In the meantime, too much money is being made off of us: test strips, lancets, syringes, insulin, pills, pump supplies, additional medications needed for other health concerns that come up, doctors appointments, insurance coverage...
I do believe technology will continue to try and make our lives easier as it has been
doing, but for me, I think a cure may just be out of my reach.
So, to keep with your tally, I believe my vote adds to a NO. :(
I have been hearing a cure is right around the corner for 55 years now, so don't hold your breath!
No because of reasons stated by others. I have a hard time believing anyone who is trying to work themselves out of a job or career.