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Hot on the heels of the study by Professor Roep is another press release spotted in EurekaAlert! titled “Study finds some insulin production in long-term Type 1 diabetes”. This is the second study in a week refuting the idea that a Type 1’s beta cells are doomed as soon as the autoimmune attack begins:
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research has found that insulin production may persist for decades after the onset of type 1 diabetes. Beta cell functioning also appears to be preserved in some patients years after apparent loss of pancreatic function.