Scientists at the renowned Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami may be just five to seven years away from curing Type 1 diabetes.
Recommending gastric bypass as a national solution for our diabetes epidemic is bad medicine and bad economics.
Yes, obesity is a tenacious problem, but surgery is only a Band-Aid solution, albeit one that is growing in popularity.
If you were diagnosed more than a decade ago, like me, you heard that there would be a cure in five to 10 years. We're still searching, but we've probably made more progress in the last 10 years than the last 40.
We are closer to understanding the genetic contribution and environmental factors of type 1 diabetes. But when something develops over several years, like diabetes, it's much more difficult to determine the cause.