The cure for juvenile diabetes
(type 1 diabetes)
Leo Rogier Verberne
One is cured of juvenile diabetes if daily insulin injections are no longer necessary
Crucial in the development of juvenile diabetes (type 1 diabetes) is an auto-immune reaction in the pancreatic islets that shuts down β cells. The key-evildoers to that reaction are islet autoreactive CD8 T cells. Selective killing of these T cells will stop the auto-immune reaction and enable the restart of insulin production. Because residual and still functional β cells are present in many juvenile diabetic patients, even with disease durations of more than 50 years.
After isolation of insulin to treat juvenile diabetes,