Andy Waller is grateful. He’s grateful to spend time with his wife, Suzie, and daughters Ava, Sydney and newborn Ryan. Grateful to teach special education children. Grateful for the ample support he has received from his community following his son Eli’s death. And every day, Waller is grateful that Eli’s legacy is not only captured in his First Day of School Foundation, but also through family conversations, marvelous galas, and jokes made at dinner time. Read More
Finnish researchers have developed an experimental vaccine against type 1 diabetes, and tested it successfully on mice. Type 1 diabetes may be more common in Finland than anywhere else in the world. Read More
A prototype vaccine, decades in the making, that could prevent type 1 diabetes in children is ready to start clinical trials in 2018.
It's not a cure, and it won't eliminate the disease altogether, but the vaccine is expected to provide immunity against a virus that has been found to trigger the body's defences into attacking itself, potentially reducing the number of new diabetes cases each year. Read More