Talk of the artificial pancreas has opened up another discussion: When will we see a cure for diabetes?
I have heard parent after parent, and patient after patient say this week that they were told at diagnosis that a cure would be found within 10 years.
I do not remember our care team saying this to us. I do remember them saying that management has improved tremendously over the last decade and that we would see even more improvements over the next.
One of the nurses said, “If your child is diagnosed with something, at least with diabetes there is a ton of money going into research. No one is giving money to cure rare brain tumors.”
So, were you told that there would be a cure within 10 years of your (or your child’s) diagnosis?
What the DOC is saying:
Rachel of What life Has Become: I know that I shouldn’t feel this way but….
Lorraine of This is Caleb: The Day of the Hard Look
Hallie of Window to My World: The Reality of Hope
Kerri of Six Until Me: JDRF, Animas, and Dexcom Walk Into a Bar: Not a Diabetes Joke – An Artificial Pancreas.
Lindsey of blogabetes: Hope on the Horizon?
Scott of Scott’s Web Blog: Commentary on the JDRF “Artificial Pancreas” Announcement
Did you give your thoughts about finding a cure or the artificial pancreas? Let me know and I will add you above.