Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

Cure for Type 1 Diabetes begins Phase ll Testing

Dr. Denise L. Faustman has announced that a possible cure for type 1 diabetes using an 80 year old very safe TB vaccine will begin trials in July, 2015.

Dr. Faustman working on Cure for Type 1 diabetes
Dr. Faustman working on Cure for Type 1 diabetes

Since 2001, Dr. Faustman has been working on this possible use for the alternative use of BCG an old and safe TB vaccine as a way to help regenerate pancreas beta cells and end type 1 diabetes.

Progress on the use of the vaccine has been aided and acclerated by research from other countries using results from her studies.

It is unfortunate that in the United States with its profit based pharmaceutical industry that support has not been forth coming.

Dr. Faustman and friends have raised 19 or the 25 million needed to begin the study…donations would be gratefully accepted as more funds are needed to conduct a full trial instead of the FDA approved mid-state trial that will begin in July, 2015.
Lee Iacocca and his foundation has been a strong supporter of this effort because Diabetes affected someone in his family.

I have been watching this study since 2012 and can’t believe how long it has taken to get this far.

For more information on the study, here are some links with more information.

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It is so exciting to see the possibility of a cure for type 1 diabetes approaching the final testing phase with human volunteers.

Please support Dr. Faustman’s efforts with sharing on Facebook, Twitter or anywhere you can.
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This has been a long time coming!   As I mentioned in another article I wrote several years ago, finding information about this research takes persistence.  I couldn’t even find a mention of it on the American Diabetes Association website.   Digging into a very few news articles I was able to track down the information that is included in the other article.

From what I have read recently, acceleration of the study and testing has been accomplished by dogged work by Dr. Faustman.

It would be a miracle if people with type 1 diabetes could be cured.  Even with all the modern pumps and gadgets available, insulin dosage is still a hit and miss proposition.
Since needs are affected by many things, like the amount of exercise done, calories in foods consumed and the physical condition of  each person, at best blood sugar readings give a close approximation and indicator of what might be needed.

Translate this into managing care for a 4 year old.  You can see the problems that might cease to exist.

Support Dr. Faustman by visiting the facebook website and reading some of the information provided.   It is revealing.

Here is a reference that validates her credentials in case you have a question.

Denise Faustman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Denise L. Faustman, (born 1958[1]) is a U.S. physician and medical researcher. An Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard University and Director of the Immunobiology Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital, her work specializes in diabetes mellitus type 1 (formerly called juvenile diabetes) and other autoimmune diseases.[2] She has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston since 1985.[1]

Hope for the best!   And help.
Donations for funding this trial can be made here:
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Apply to join the trial:
Dr. Faustman said, “Hi, For anyone who has questions regarding potential trial participation, please remember to contact us directly at

If we band together and support this effort, just maybe we can all be part of a miracle.



Is Controversial TB Vaccine the Cure for Type 1 Diabetes?

Research updates on using Controversial TB Vaccine to Cure or Reverse Type 1 Diabetes. Links to academic publications, background and education on Dr. Denise Faustman are included.

90 year Old Tuberculosis Vaccine Being Studied as Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

Fact Sheet on Denise Faustman Research Download PDF file Here

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Dr. Faustman researches use of Controversial Tuberculosis Vaccine to Cure Type 1 Diabetes.

Articles and News Reports on Research on Type 1 Diabetes are available here.  Dating back to 2006 this list of Media Coverage details the progress and sometimes the road blocks to progress.  Links go to PDF articles, Pod casts and archived Radio broadcasts.

Below is part of an article retrieved from Wikpedia, I have left most links intact.    All this information gives some background into the ongoing research for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes and several other Immunological based diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis.

“Bacillus Calmette-Guerin vaccine”

Further information: Bacillus Calmette-Guérin

Former Chrysler chairman Lee Iacocca, whose wife died of type 1 diabetes complications and who has declared a desire to see the disease cured in his lifetime,[11] is a patron of her work. The Iacocca Foundation helped raise the $11.5 million dollars needed to support a Phase I human clinical trial at Massachusetts General Hospital to test whether vaccination with Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), a weakened strain of bacteria that is used in the prevention of tuberculosis and in the treatment of bladder tumors and bladder cancer, as a treatment for advanced type 1 diabetes. Like CFA in the mouse, BCG induces TNF-α production in humans (CFA is not approved for use in humans). In previous human trials, BCG has not generally been shown to have a benefit in the prevention of type 1 diabetes or remission of the disease in those who are newly diagnosed,[12][13][14][15][16] although one study from Israel did show a benefit (disease remission) in newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes.[17]Faustman hypothesizes that the optimal dosing of BCG has not been utilized in previous trials.[2] “

Keeping up todate with research is important.  Supporting research is even more important.  Just from reading some of the reports, it is possible that the best results were obtained when using an anti inflammatory plus the TB vaccine in mice who had spontaneously developed Type 1 Diabetes.  However this particular drug was not approved for humans so a different approach is being used.

If you are interested in supporting this research, you can click on this link and will be taken to a page where the program and the goals are explained.  There is a link for donations on the page.  There are two downloadable pdf files that you can share.

Here is a link to a page that lists Denise Faustman’s Academic Publications  beginning in 1982.  Some of it is heavy reading, but charts and graphs do make some of the information more accessible and understandable.

A lot of links and information, but hopefully useful to you, which is my intent.

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