Tuesday, June 22, 2010

$100 Question

Back in April I asked What is a Cure? Today I'm going to ask you how you would spend money on finding a cure.

Let's pretend for a minute here that $100 will go a very long way. It is enough money to find a cure for diabetes. The question is how you split up the $100. You can spend it all on one area of research or choose to split it up in different areas of research. It is all up to you. There are no right answers.

How would I "spend" the $100? This is a hard question and my answer will probably change from time to time but I'm going to do my best to answer it now.

  • $25 for research projects like  JDRF's Artificial Pancreas Project
  • $30 on complications research. What good is a cure if I already have kidney damage, eye damage, ect?
  • $30 on immunology research
  • $15 on prevention research
How would you spend $100 to cure diabetes?


  1. Wow - what an innovative way of thinking! I don't even know where to start! I think your breakdown is pretty on par with how I would do it. Although now you have me thinking!

  2. I posted this comment on Diabetic Connect:

    Great question, because it brings in all kinds of issues. I would spend $50 on educating the masses that are soon to become (probably Type 2) diabetics because of weight gain, etc. I figure you have to try to prevent the incoming explosion of overweight kids into our "club"—we don't want any more members.

    I would spend $25 on educating and motivating the newly diagnosed diabetics. The "big misery" of the disease are (is) complications which contributes to the very costly and personally challenging problems which can almost totally be minimized/prevented with good control.

    The remaining $25 would be on finding a cure. (Give it all to Joslin to manage the research…