For Type 1 Diabetes, Another Step Forward

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Medicine: Reversing Diabetes.

Remember the difference between Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2?

Type 1’s the type where the pancreas just can’t produce insulin, period.

Without insulin you die.

So. If you’re a “Type 1” you can plan on a regimented life of becoming an expert on your own body, carefully monitoring your glucose levels, eating with scrupulous exactitude, and self administering calibrated amounts of insulin.

With motivation, discipline, and luck, Type 1’s can have great lives. Like our new Supreme Court Justice.

But who wants to be a poster child?

Better to cure the disease.

Step by step, this thing’s going away. I really believe that.

But what if you’re waiting for a cure, watching the damage accumulate in parts of your body? Well, good news! A monkey in Virginia has seen his Type 1 diabetes reversed for a year.

Not a thousand monkey. Not a hundred monkey. Not replicated by other labs (yet). And, most certainly, not in humans. But, according to the article in the Roanoke Times, we may be a few years away from human trials.

MISTER ScienceAintSoBad is ‘sposed to love science.

He does. He does.

But it can be so SLOWWWWW.

This good work was done (mainly) at Revivicor, a small private company in Virginia. To Revivicor and a monkey that’s feeling so much better, ScienceAintSoBadRating = 9 .

(Hey. I’ll bump you up to 10 for a cure.)

2 Responses to “For Type 1 Diabetes, Another Step Forward”

  1. Diabetes can be prevented by just having a physically active lifestyle. Just exercise everyday and avoid eating too much. Avoid sweets and high carb foods too.

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