FUDiabetes

The Four Research Pathways to a Practical Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

http://mailchi.mp/thejdca/research-pathways-to-a-practical-cure-for-t1d-vut38bf3gz?e=[UNIQID]

I wish they had set their goal a little better on the A1C!

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15 years for trials and FDA approval? This is ridiculous. How about a fast track when it comes to a cure?

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Totally agree. If there’s some approach that’s proven to be tested enough and verified to be a “cure” (for any disease), it should be fast tracked. I’m talking weeks instead of years. By doing so could save lots of lives.

I saw this recently. But it seems like this approach WILL take at least 5-10 years; current cell transplants often stop working after 5 years, so you’d have to show they’re better than that, or at least as good, before a cell treatment would be approved.

The direct vascularization of the implanted cells is expected to allow for robust and consistent engraftment but will necessitate the use of maintenance immune suppression therapy.

That always seems to be the fly in the ointment.