I have to say that I'm 42 years old and I have had type 1 diabetes. The diabetic research foundation has been around probably longer then me. Well, I always hear that they are close to a cure. I tend not to believe that. After 40 years I have not seen anything close to a cure. I even stopped to donate. I think they are only there to improve the manage of diabetes so you can still continue spending money. It's all about making money. There is no way that the pharmaceutical companies wants a cure. If they fin a cure, can you imagine the money the pharmaceutical companies would loose if they found a cure. We are talking of Billions of $$$. I truly believe that they are paying scientist not to find a cure. They pray on your hopes. We are in an age of technology. We have found out what causes Type I. A bacteria that attaches to a protein in cows milk. Now, your mother has to have the gene first since it's handed down from the mother. It may sound like paranoia, but until they can show me some research, witch they have not, I think that the pharmaceutical companies have the monopoly. If they know what causes it they should find a cure quickly. Take for example: It use to be thought that ulcer were caused by stress. Well, they found out that 95% of ulcers are caused by a bacteria, They found a drug to get rid of them. I know, my father was diagnosed with that bacteria. Once they started the medication on him he never had an ulcer again. I remember when I was 7 years old I had to be a chemist to check my glucose. I had to take 2 pills the size of an aspirin and put them side by side. I then had to putt urine on one of them and water on the other on. A change in color after 10 minutes would tell me my glucose. But, that was not accurate since it came from the urine. Then they came out with the keto sticks which was easier, but that still was not accurate. The blood glucometer was definitely a revolution. you had an accurate reading. But, still no cure. I will come back to discuss this issue because I could write a book about it.
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