Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Type 1 Diabetes Vaccine
Tue, 07-02-2013 - 3:52pm

This sounds like promising research: 

It may be possible to reverse type 1 diabetes by training a patient's own immune system to stop attacking their body, an early trial suggests.

Their immune system destroys the cells that make insulin, the hormone needed to control blood sugar levels.

A study in 80 patients, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, showed a vaccine could retrain their immune system.

Experts described the results as a "significant step".

Any thoughts on the possibility of a vaccine to retrain your body?