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Is There A Cure?

No there isn’t a cure for diabetes right now. Here, we take a look at the life-changing research taking place both for type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Scientists are working on putting type 2 diabetes into remission.

Remission is when blood glucose (or blood sugar) levels are in a normal range again. This doesn’t mean diabetes has gone for good. It’s still really important for people in remission to get regular healthcare checks. But being in remission can be life changing.

Is there a cure for type 1 diabetes?

In type 1 diabetes, insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are destroyed by the immune system. This means you can’t make the insulin you need to live.


To stop type 1 diabetes we need to disrupt the immune system’s attack on beta cells. Scientists are aiming to develop and test treatments – called immunotherapies – that target the immune system to stop it destroying beta cells.

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