While watching the TV news, we saw a news story about implanted beta cells in capsules which eliminate the need for injection of insulin. What should I tell my 13 year-old son with Type 1 diabetes about this news?
I would tell your son that researchers are working very hard to find a cure for diabetes. News like this is always encouraging. As of this moment, we do not have a cure but there is always room for hope. If this procedure becomes frequent and commonplace, it will be a huge step. For right now, it remains experimental.
Original posting 1 Mar 1998
Posted to Research: Cure
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