How Long Do People Live With Diabetes?

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The Continued Hope of Beta Cell Production in People With Type 1 Diabetes

We have talked about the "Gold Medalists" of Joslin Clinic--those people with diabetes who lived long lives and passed away from natural causes. The beta cells of those gold medalists were examined, and much to the surprise of all, a small percentage were still producing insulin! This is a very exciting paradigm insofar as that for many years it was believed that once the beta cells were attacked by the autoimmune response, eventually all would be destroyed with the eventual loss of an insulin...

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