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  Which one of the following innovations do you think is most likely in 2010?  
      Continuous glucose sensing in general use  
  33%     69  
      Closed loop sensing and insulin pumps available  
  6%     12  
      A breakthrough in islet cell transplantation  
  3%     6  
      A breakthrough in halting the autoimmunity  
  7%     14  
      A breakthrough in finding the cause of type 1  
  2%     4  
      Something else  
  0%     1  
      No real change from today  
  49%     100  

Total votes: 206

Which one of the following innovations do you think is most likely in 2010?

Poll dates: December 30, 2009 - January 6, 2010
Total Votes: 206

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 2009, we thought we'd ask our readers what they thought 2010 would bring.

Continuous glucose sensors became commercially available in 2006. One third of our readers -- 33% -- believe that these sensors will be in general use in 2010, down from 40% in December 2008.

With preliminary studies showing that closed loop systems can work, a small number of our readers -- 6% -- think we'll see a closed loop system available.

On the biological side, 12% think that 2009 will lead to some advancement, either in islet cell transplantation, halting autoimmunity, or in finding the cause for type 1 diabetes.

Finally, about half of CWD visitors -- 49% -- think that nothing much will change in 2010.

We've run similar polls in December 2006, December 2007, and December 2008.

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