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  Which one of the following innovations do you think is most likely in 2011?  
      Continuous glucose sensing in general use  
  27%     44  
      Closed loop sensing and insulin pumps available  
  5%     8  
      New drugs other than insulin used in type 1 diabetes  
  4%     7  
      A breakthrough in islet cell transplantation  
  9%     15  
      A breakthrough in halting autoimmunity  
  2%     4  
      A breakthrough in finding the cause of type 1  
  4%     6  
      Something else  
  1%      1  
      No real change from today  
  48%     77  

Total votes: 162

Which one of the following innovations do you think is most likely in 2011?

Poll dates: December 29, 2010 - January 5, 2011
Total Votes: 162

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 2010, we thought we'd ask our readers what they thought 2011 would bring.

Continuous glucose sensors became commercially available in 2006. Just about a quarter of our readers -- 27% -- believe that these sensors will be in general use in 2010, down from 33% a year ago.

With preliminary studies showing that closed loop systems can work, a small number of our readers -- 5% -- think we'll see a closed loop system available. That's about the same as last year.

On the biological side, 15% think that 2011 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 -- 48% -- think that nothing much will change in 2011. That too is about the same as last year.

We've run similar polls in December 2006, December 2007, December 2008, and December 2009.

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Last Updated: Wednesday January 05, 2011 15:45:42
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