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Which one of the following innovations do you think is most likely in 2008?


Continuous glucose sensing in general use






Closed loop sensing and insulin pumps available






A breakthrough in islet cell transplantation






A breakthrough in halting the autoimmunity






A breakthrough in finding the cause of type 1






Something else






No real change from today






Total votes: 404


Which of the following innovations do you think 2008 will bring?

Poll dates: December 30, 2007 - January 6, 2008
Total Votes: 404

Doctors, scientists, and engineers in academia, government, and industry are working hard to develop a cure for type 1 diabetes, to find ways to prevent it, and to develop better tools to improve treatment. Throughout the year, we report on the progress of this work through our weekly What's New email newsletter. To close out 2007, we thought we'd ask our readers what they thought 2008 would bring.

Continuous glucose sensors became commercially available in 2006. Just under half of our readers -- 44% -- believe that these sensors will be in general use in 2008.

With preliminary studies showing that closed loop systems can work, a small number of our readers -- 9% -- think we'll see a closed loop system available.

On the biological side, 11% think that 2008 will lead to some advancement, either in islet cell transplantation, halting autoimmunity, or in finding the cause for type 1 diabetes, down from 16% in 2008.

Finally, almost one in three of you -- 31% -- think that nothing much will change in 2008.

We ran a similar poll in December 2006.

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