Quickly I googled the story - the opening headline is - 'Diabetes sufferers get a shot in the nose with new vaccine'.
The story can be read here -
A NASAL spray vaccine for type 1 diabetes could be available in two years, providing hope to thousands of sufferers. (This is the line I take issue with.)
I read on to see that it is infact a preventative trial of the nasal spray, and there isnt hope being provided to anyone already suffering with the chronic illness.
I subsequently emailed them -
My 8 month old son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. I fail to see how this vaccine provides any hope to him or anyone currently 'suffering' from the chronic illness. This vaccine is a preventative for those who 'may or may not' develop diabetes in the future - ? . Even with antibodies that show someone may be susceptible, theres no way of knowing if they would infact go on to develop type 1 diabetes. I feel the story is misleading and its important to differentiate between bodies of research and trials that work on either - Prevention
or Treatment of the disease
OR prevention and treatment of complications associated with the disease.
Do you get sick of reading misleading stories about type 1?