People living with type 1 diabetes can never take a break from their
disease. Dependence on insulin therapy and the dedicated management of
the disease plays a significant role in daily life.
We are getting closer in our search for a curative treatment for
type 1 diabetes.
Together with leading research universities around the world, we
have been able to transform stem cells into glucose-sensing,
insulin-secreting beta cells, just like those produced in the pancreas
of a healthy person. In animal studies, these transformed stem cells
successfully cured mice with type 1 diabetes.
We have made significant steps forward, and continue to work on
the remaining challenges. Luckily, we are not alone. We have a solid
network in the scientific community for stem cell research, and with
each day it grows stronger.
It is only a question of when these collaborations will lead to
a cure for the millions of people living with type 1 diabetes.