Is There a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes?

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Type 1 which used to be called juvenile diabetes is a [xx] reaction where the body destroys the cell that make insulin, and the present from what we understand, yes, you're stuck with having diabetes for the rest of your life. However, there is a period called the honeymoon period which is immediately after it is discovered, diabetes is discovered.

Some people recover and can live without insulin for weeks, months or even years. I saw a patient last week we're celebrating her 10th anniversary of living without insulin after showing up with what's clearly Type one diabetes. So she has the antibodies, she had the initial episode that brought her into the hospital, it happened 10 years ago and she's still holding on without insulin, but we're all preparing for the day when she will need it.