A Quantum Leap in Diabetes Treatment
A cure for diabetes may be available in the next decade. Close to 10% of the U.S. population is estimated to be diagnosed or undiagnosed with diabetes. After a century of research that has focused on improving insulin, a cure for diabetes that restores the body’s own ability to produce insulin could soon be available. Hear from a panel of leading scientists, clinicians, and executives who are collaborating to bring these stem cell-derived therapies to diabetic patients, moderated by WBUR’s CommonHealth Blog Editor, Carey Goldberg. Understand the state of the science and the status of bringing that science to the clinic, including planned studies for beta cell transplantation and how this will translate into breakthroughs for patients.