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Research: Cure

I have a long family history of type 1 diabetes. I have had diabetes for 21 years and my daughter has had it since age four. How can I volunteer for the transplant trials and are children being considered?

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I am at a point where I soon must decide if we are going to invest in our daughter’s future by saving the cord blood of both her aunts’ babies. According to your website’s advice, I infer it would be a waste of money, but I have read other seemingly well-informed positions that contradict that advice. How do I decide what to do?

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Is pancreas transplantation possible for a four year old with type 1 diabetes? Worldwide, where are the centers?

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My wife has type 1 diabetes and is about to deliver twin girls within the next few weeks. She is curious if it is wise to keep the umbilical cord blood stored for later use in stem cell transplantation, if it is necessary, should our daughter(s) ever be diagnosed.

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What can be taken to stop lymphocytes from killing cells that produce insulin? What causes the dawn phenomenon?

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My daughter was diagnosed with diabetes type 1 a week ago. The doctor mentioned that at this stage her immune system had destroyed about 80% of her pancreas. Is there anything that can be done to maintain the other 20%? How close are we to finding a cure with stem cell research?

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I have heard about a procedure which effectively cures people with diabetes. Part of a pancreas is donated to someone who has diabetes eliminating the need for insulin. Is this true? At what stage is this medical procedure at this time?

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I read that an experiment involving cloning of pancreatic beta cells was successful. Do you know when it will be done with humans?

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Our five year old daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes last week, and my wife and I were wondering if there is something that could be done now which could help in the future.

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Can you explain my nephew’s antibodies’ results? Other than taking insulin, is islet transplantation the best way to treat type 1 diabetes?

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