Scientists are racing to find the grail of diabetes research, a therapy that will eliminate the need for insulin injection. New products, innovative clinical trials, and a boost in federal funding all are contributing to a multifaceted effort to control one of America's most complex and dangerous ailments. With research getting promising results in several different fields, skilled people are in demand.
TRANSPLANT SUCCESS: Transplantation of the whole pancreas should be performed more often, surgeon David Sutherland suggests.
R&D ADVANCES: New medications, delivery systems, and transplantation are all making progress in combating diabetes, says CDC's Frank Vinicor.