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Can Diabetes Be Cured?  Potential Biological and Mechanical Approaches

Christopher D. Saudek, MD
JAMA. 2009;301(15):1588-1590. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.508.
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For individuals with diabetes, the ultimate hope is cure. But how will this cure ever be realized? If the answer was obvious, all effort would be directed to it, and a Manhattan Project model would succeed. But not knowing where the cure will be found, a series of diverse approaches must be pursued, with the hope that at least one will prove successful. The broad paths to a cure may be considered either biological and surgical or mechanical.

Corresponding Author: Christopher D. Saudek, MD, Osler 575, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 700 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287 (csaudek@jhu.edu).

Financial Disclosures: Dr Saudek reports serving on the medical advisory board for Array Biopharma and serving as a consultant to MicroCHIPS Inc (both developers of glucose sensors).

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