Risking progress

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It is with heartbreak and disgust that I read the article “Type 1 Diabetes: A Treatment in Sight But Where’s the Funding?” (Feb. 10). As the wife and mother of people who suffer and live with this disease, I cannot tell you how many times we’ve been told that “a cure is right around the corner!” To hear that concrete research on this extremely complex autoimmune disease could lack the funding to go forward makes me sick.

Largely because of the sequester, the United States is losing huge amounts of research money that will cause loss of precious time in trying to find cures and relief for not only Type 1 diabetes but also Alzheimer’s, autism, many cancers, Parkinson’s and multiple other afflictions. Our nation’s priorities are so wrong on this subject, and we will suffer the consequences of decreased funding of biomedical research.

DEBBIE McTIERNAN
Sewickley


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