• Question: are you able to get rid of diabetes

    Asked by anon-249837 to Toby on 4 Mar 2020.
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      Toby Candler answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      One day I hope we will at least find a cure for type 1.
      The first reported cases in history go back to the 2nd century! Since insulin was first administered in 1922 to a human (initially tried in dogs) we have come a long way with many children with diabetes having insulin by a pump (a machine that gives insulin they wear).
      There was a flame lit in 1989 in Canada that continues to burn until there is a cure for diabetes (insulin is a treatment but not a cure). I hope we will see the flame go out at somepoint in our lives!