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Re: [IP] Re: Diabetes Update tonight on ABC



In a message dated 98-01-29 22:59:06 EST, you write:

<< Sounds like there ought to be positive feature news story about how well
 people with type 1  do with an insulin pump.  Would be nice to see, but the
 news people would probably focus on the down side of it.
  >>
the point of the abc news article was that islet cell transplants have been
SUCCESSFULLY completed..what this means is that there would no longer be a
need to take insulin injections or use a pump to LIVE...

and there are alot of downsides to diabetes..neuropathies, nephropathies and
retinopathies are a problem...diabetes affect 16 million americans and is the
fourth leading cause of death in the US. it is also one of the most expensive
diseases going. stories about how well diabetics do have been done to
death(just pick up an issue of the Forecast, if you don't beleive
me),realisitcally, if we want to truly cure diabetes..people need to see the
downside.