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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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).