Joslin 50 year Type 1 study

By bigmarston Latest Reply 2010-02-06 14:12:00 -0600
Started 2010-01-28 16:32:58 -0600

I was 1 of 400 type 1 diabetics put thru the program. 1 of the things they noticed was that some long term diabetics have the ability to start again to produce insulin. Anyone else heard anything?

13 replies

Keary 2010-01-30 16:53:36 -0600 Report

How can I get in touch with those connected to the study?

bigmarston 2010-01-31 13:38:45 -0600 Report

This study contained 400 type1 diabetics and had asked for and received the 50 year Joslin medal and were available. Joslin has many studies going. Today I got an email from Joslin that said Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and their colleagues now have identified a cell-cycle protein that is essential for beta-cell replication to respond successfully to insulin resistance. The finding may point toward eventual therapies for preventing or treating type 2 diabetes. Good luck.

Keary 2010-02-03 18:20:19 -0600 Report

Do you remember who the tall thin doctor was back in the 60,s? We used to go down and throw the football around a lot.

giojuju 2010-01-29 16:21:42 -0600 Report

ive only heard that type 2 can go away with time but wow if it is possible for type 1 then what a great thing

bigmarston 2010-01-30 13:04:26 -0600 Report

Don't forget, Joslin JUST discovered this finding. It never hurts to contact Joslin and offer your services if they have a program you might quilify. They will fly you there and back home and put you up.

pmpa015 2010-01-30 16:39:22 -0600 Report

No, I haven't heard this but I would be willing to go into the study if I would qualify.

I guess compared to most of you, I haven't had diabetes that long. I was diagnosed 12 years ago, but my Podiatriast told me that as bad as my neuropathy is, I had probably had diabetes for at least 10 years before diagnosis.

I am currently in the thrid stage of kidney failure and a conversation I had with my Renalogist about kidney disease I had as a child, he told me I've probably been diabetic since then.

I am now 61 years old and so very tired of being diabetic. I've even considered having a pancreas transplant but I know with my insurance, they probably wouldn't cover it unless it was a life or death matter.

I would love to have the chance to eat what I want, when I want and not have to count carbohydrates. To me, that would be an amazing life.

If anyone can tell be how I can contact Joslin, please let me know. I'm willing to try almost anything at this point in my life.

rankearl 2010-01-29 13:15:19 -0600 Report

wow i have never heard that type one diabetics could produce insulin tha is why we have to take or replce the insulin we do not make i do not see how that would be possible i would like too research that let me know the link thanks hugs julie

bigmarston 2010-01-30 13:06:43 -0600 Report

This was the first I had heard of it and I have been a diabetic since 10/10/1950 so naturally I am truly excited.

Harlen 2010-01-28 17:49:30 -0600 Report

Rich was in it too
No I didnt hear anything like that ?

bigmarston 2010-01-30 12:59:57 -0600 Report

I received a letter from Joslin ahter the tests, and was told that some type 1's, after a long time with the disease can start producing their own insulin. I was told that several type 1's, like you and I, may be called back to Boston and begin a new study on this miracle can be followed up.

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