There are two hopefuls in the quest to find a cure for diabetes, and Cosmopolitan International provided start-up funding for both.
1) The First is INGAP, a drug developed concurrently by the Eastern Virginia Medical School and McGill University in Montreal, PQ. This is a drug that gets a pancreas producing natural insulin. There is a problem that must still be addressed, and that stems from the fact that when a body contracts diabetes, it develops a capacity to destroy insulin cells. So for INGAP to work properly, it must be administered with a second drug to suppress this problem. It’s working very well on animals, human testing to follow soon.
2) The other hopeful discovery is the Edmonton Protocol. In this treatment islets are harvested from a newly born piglet and injected into a human pancreas. This gets that pancreas producing natural insulin immediately, and many patients become diabetes free. There is still a rejection problem when foreign cells are placed in a human, so anti-rejection drugs are used. They may or may not have difficult side effects. Nonetheless, the treatment is proving to be very successful and we have Cosmopolitans who are happy patients of this treatment.