Esther Schuster is celebrating her 50th year of living with Type 1 Diabetes by supporting the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center (UCDC) and asking others to join her.   

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"Fifty years ago, on June 6, 1965, I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. Thanks to all the  years of research... from the development of insulin to the sophisticated methods of managing and treating diabetes today... I am alive and well and celebrating my life fifty years later! Living with Diabetes is a full time job and the outcomes can be challenging. I am ready for retirement from this effort. Please join me in supporting the UCDC in their efforts to find a cure!"

ester 2 cropUCDC scientists are working every day to develop new and better treatments for people with diabetes and performing
 pioneering research on the role of a special protein that may hold the key to developing curative therapies for Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.  They have discovered that a common blood-pressure drug can target this protein and reverse diabetes in mice and a clinical trial is now ongoing to test whether the drug also has beneficial effects in patients with new-onset Type 1 diabetes.  Read more about this discovery here.

Click here to join Esther in the fight against diabetes by supporting the work of the UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center.

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