This news clip is referred to all over the diabetes blogosphere today. It provides cautious hope for Type 1 diabetics around the world. Researchers have found a cure for Type 1 diabetes in mice using drugs that are already on the market (for cancer). This is notable because since the drugs are already on the market, the time from mouse testing to human testing is greatly reduced. Other reasons we're excited about this story are because they properly differentiate between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes (unusual for mainstream media!), the research could move into human testing within ONE YEAR as opposed to the 10+ years that many studies promise, and because it seems that after treatment for a short period ("a few months"), the disease is cured. Not controlled. Not improved. Cured. I am hopeful about this news.
(And I wouldn't mind a party with lots of chocolate, a large tent, and Johnny Depp to celebrate, either!). ;)