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at some point in time maybe?

Needles`n pins..Needles`n pins..2

 

 A very interesting article appeared  in the TIMESONLINE  on the 11th of this month concerning the treatment of type 1 Diabetes. As a member of this “club”  for some 27 years I found it to be the most important development I`ve seen in recent years re. this disease. Basically,  “Diabetics using stem-cell therapy have been able to stop taking insulin injections for the first time, after their bodies started to produce the hormone naturally again.” This appears to be the “Holy Grail” of Diabetes research, how to get the pancreas to restart/resume the supply of insulin.

 As you can maybe see in the two pics above of some of my own equipment, being on insulin can be a serious drag! This is carried around with me where ever I go, if I`m staying out for longer than a couple of hours that is. So the idea that one day in the not too distant future people will be able to get “normal” again without infusion pumps or all the stuff above is truly good news. An end in sight for this disease do you think?

 

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  1. April 13, 2007 at 2:08 am

    I actually saw this on the news last night…they did a short segment on it…showing a young boy who seems to have beat the disorder, and an adult with the same outcome.

    The end might be in sight…who knows for certain. We can only hope and pray. I am sure there will be more advances, though, due to this project. It was exciting news, for sure!!

  2. April 13, 2007 at 4:33 am

    That is great news. I hope you are able to say, “goodbye needles”……..very very soon.

  3. April 13, 2007 at 8:25 pm

    Lorri ~ thanks for your comment, yes, the end may well be in sight! Another few years of testing/research may bring alot of relief!

    Catherine ~ yep, great news to me thats for sure!!! But even better for the young `uns who I really feel for having to control themselves via insulin, thanks for your comment!!

  4. April 14, 2007 at 4:05 am

    I sure hope so, for you, everyone, and especially the youngsters, Charles…I agree.

  5. April 15, 2007 at 5:28 am

    Wouldn’t that be wonderful!!! Another great advancement in modern medicine.

  6. April 15, 2007 at 11:13 am

    Thanks Martha! Yep, it IS wonderful!! An end maybe in sight for us and the world in general!

  7. May 2, 2007 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks for coming to visit ceeque. I really appreciated your positive feed back. We go live today if you want to see the site associated with the blog please drop in.

  8. May 2, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Thanks Martha! Really really nice to see such a lovely blog with such great subject matter too!! I hope it is a roaring and satisfying success! 🙂

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