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  Which one of the following innovations do you think is most likely in 2012?  
      Continuous glucose sensing in general use  
  17%     21  
      Closed loop sensing and insulin pumps available  
  5%     6  
      New drugs other than insulin used in type 1 diabetes  
  2%     2  
      A breakthrough in islet cell transplantation  
  7%     9  
      A breakthrough in halting autoimmunity  
  4%     5  
      A breakthrough in finding the cause of type 1  
  6%     7  
      Something else  
  1%      1  
      No real change from today  
  60%     75  

Total votes: 126

Which one of the following innovations do you think is most likely in 2012?

Poll dates: December 28, 2011 - January 4, 2012
Total Votes: 126

Doctors, scientists, and engineers in academia, government, and industry are working hard to develop a cure for type 1 diabetes, to find ways to prevent it, and to develop better tools to improve treatment. Throughout the year, we report on the progress of this work through our weekly What's New email newsletter. To close out 2011, we thought we'd ask our readers what they thought 2012 would bring.

Continuous glucose sensors became commercially available in 2006. Just 17% believe that these sensors will be in general use in 2012, down from 27% in 2010 and 33% in 2009.

With preliminary studies showing that closed loop systems can work, a small number of our readers -- 5% -- think we'll see a closed loop system available. That's the same as the past couple year.

On the biological side, 17% think that 2012 will lead to some advancement, either in islet cell transplantation, halting autoimmunity, or in finding the cause for type 1 diabetes.

Finally, almost two-thirds of CWD visitors -- 60% -- think that nothing much will change in 2012, up from last year.

We've run similar polls in December 2006, December 2007, December 2008, December 2009 and December 2010.

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Last Updated: Wednesday January 04, 2012 14:33:00
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