If you or someone you know is planning to run in the Chicago Marathon, please ask them to contact Cellmates On The Run @ http://cellmatesontherun.com/. All proceeds from the run will go towards funding for The Chicago Diabetes Project.
In 2005 I was functionally cured of type 1 diabetes through the Chicago Diabetes Project. I have been insulin-free 5 years and no longer risk having complications from diabetes. However, even though I’m insulin-free and have 100% improved quality of life, I am required to remain on immunosuppressant drug therapy so that my immune system does not destroy my transplanted islet cells.
In order to perfect encapsulated islet cells and develop an unlimited supply, The Chicago Diabetes Project global work must continue. The best Doctors and Scientists throughout the world are involved and passionate about the success of this project. Once perfected, the research results benefit diabetics in the following ways:
1) Patients would no longer require ongoing immunosuppressant drug therapy following an islet cell transplant.
2) An unlimited supply of islet cells would become available so regardless of the age of type 1 diabetics, a cure would finally be available to ALL type 1 diabetics throughout the world.
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