He cured type 1 diabetes. It only took 30 years
This article first appeared in the Times.
The first sufferer is now free of the genetic form of the disease thanks to the work of Doug Melton, a US scientist inspired by his baby son’s illness.
When Doug Melton set out to cure type 1 diabetes, it is fair to say he underestimated the scale of the task.
It was 1991 and his six-month-old son Sam had just been diagnosed with the autoimmune condition. The symptoms were terrifying: the tiny baby shaking and vomiting until he was given the insulin that would save his life.… Click here to continue reading this article