Type 1 diabetes wreaks havoc, cure would be welcome

Re "Can stem cell treatment cure Type 1 diabetes?" (Forum, March 3): As someone who has survived for 47 years with Type 1 diabete,s I've seen just about everything go wrong that possibly could including retinopathy, neuropathy and acute hypoglycemic unawareness. I read with great interest the article regarding a potential cure through the device being set for testing by ViaCyte using cloned beta cells to produce insulin normally.

I survived as a child in the early 1960s through the efforts of a mother who sacrificed greatly to provide me with an as normal as possible childhood. It wasn't until the birth of my daughter that I realized just how great her level of anxiety must have truly been.

Type 1 diabetes is an insidious disease that can wreak havoc on even those who do everything right in caring for themselves. It demands full time vigilance of those who live with it and a cure is a dream of mine.

-- James D.Taylor, Elk Grove

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