Friday, June 19, 2015

If I had a nickel...

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the media is reporting yet another potential cure for diabetes.  This one is a vaccine that supposedly stops the autoimmune response, but of course in order to truly "cure" the person they have to still have to be able to still produce enough insulin to adequately control their body's sugars.  Which means you have to catch it early in order for this vaccine to work -- by the time most people are diagnosed, their body isn't producing enough insulin and therefore their sugars are way high.

At least they seem to know what they're up against, though:
“Type 1 diabetics are a pretty skeptical audience,” says Faustman. “There’s been a lot of disappointment [from other research].”
Ha!  You don't say?  Maybe we're tired of the media crying wolf every other year.

In any case, the vaccine is moving into the next stage of testing, so we'll see what comes of it.

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