stem always seems like it’s too good to be true, but some of the research has been exciting. I have zero doubt that if the autoimmune problem can be corrected, t1d will “go away”. In my opinion, that’s the whole disease.
every couple of years I begin to make a little (or a lot) of my own insulin. 4 months ago I went 2-3 days without any meal time bolus, with near perfect (69-89 mg/dl blood sugar) which is weird for me and actually caused a lot of anxiety this time. It started with a lunch bolus and then a terrible crash and me having to drink straight coke until I could get my blood sugar above 60. It lasted longer then ever and then went away. I think it took that long for my body to find those “pesky” beta cells and then my autoimmune system ate those just like they did the first time in 1979.
If we could turn off that bad bit of autoimmune programming, THEN regenerate beta cells, we’d all be in great shape.