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Type 1 Diabetes => On the Cure Front => Topic started by: shortstopmom on November 04, 2015, 10:47:03 AM

Title: Going to be tested for Dr. Faustman's BCG Phase 2 Trial
Post by: shortstopmom on November 04, 2015, 10:47:03 AM
I have an appointment later this month to be tested to see if I qualify for Dr. Faustman's BCG Trial.  So....we are headed to Boston in a few weeks!  I'm so excited.  They are looking for people who have had Type 1 for a long time and who still produce a small amount of insulin. If they find that I still produce some insulin, then they will call my doc for other medical info. They are looking for people with no complications (I have none) and who have an A1C average between 6.5 and 8.5.  So, I fall into all those categories, except I don't know about the insulin production.

So....wish me luck!  If I get in, the trial will last for five years and I will have to go to Boston about four times a year for testing.  I could get the BCG, or I could get the placebo.  Either way, I don't care, I'm just excited about the chance to take part! I know that there is still a long way to go before we can all get our cure.  I hope it won't be too late for me! 

I'll keep you all updated!
Title: Re: Going to be tested for Dr. Faustman's BCG Phase 2 Trial
Post by: SarahMay on November 04, 2015, 11:14:34 AM
They couldn't have picked a better person to participate! So excited for you... please give lots of updates!  <hug>  <t-up>
Title: Re: Going to be tested for Dr. Faustman's BCG Phase 2 Trial
Post by: jcsamom on November 04, 2015, 11:30:11 AM
How exciting!  Good luck!!
Title: Re: Going to be tested for Dr. Faustman's BCG Phase 2 Trial
Post by: Mich*09 on November 04, 2015, 09:51:46 PM
That sounds really exciting!  Hope you get picked!  <fx'd>
Title: Re: Going to be tested for Dr. Faustman's BCG Phase 2 Trial
Post by: Bernadette on November 04, 2015, 09:55:03 PM
Im hoping you get chosen!!!!
Title: Re: Going to be tested for Dr. Faustman's BCG Phase 2 Trial
Post by: andrea on November 05, 2015, 10:17:08 AM
Still so thrilled for you!
Title: Re: Going to be tested for Dr. Faustman's BCG Phase 2 Trial
Post by: HD on November 05, 2015, 10:56:48 AM
 <bclap> I hope you get in  <fx'd>
Title: Re: Going to be tested for Dr. Faustman's BCG Phase 2 Trial
Post by: stefaniemsmith1 on November 05, 2015, 06:50:10 PM
So excited for you!
Title: Re: Going to be tested for Dr. Faustman's BCG Phase 2 Trial
Post by: gsmama on November 15, 2015, 04:14:39 PM
I so hope you get picked. It would be amazing on so many levels.