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  Which one of the following innovations do you think is most likely in 2014?  
      Very accurate continuous glucose sensing in general use  
  12%     6  
      Closed loop sensing and insulin pumps in widespread trials  
  16%     8  
      New drugs other than insulin widely used in type 1 diabetes  
  0%      0  
      A breakthrough in islet cell transplantation  
  8%     4  
      A breakthrough in halting autoimmunity  
  8%     4  
      A breakthrough in finding the cause of type 1  
  8%     4  
      Something else  
  0%      0  
      No real change from today  
  48%     24  

Total votes: 50

Which one of the following innovations do you think is most likely in 2014?

Poll dates: December 25, 2013 - January 1, 2014
Total Votes: 50

Doctors, scientists, and engineers in academia, government, and industry are working hard to develop a cure for type 1 diabetes, to find ways to prevent it, and to develop better tools to improve treatment. Throughout the year, we report on the progress of this work through our weekly What's New email newsletter. To close out 2013, we thought we'd ask our readers what they thought 2014 would bring.

Continuous glucose sensors became commercially available in 2006. Even with insurance coverage pretty widespread, just 12% of our readers believe that very accurate sensors will be in general use in 2014.

With preliminary studies showing that closed loop systems can work, about the same number of readers -- 16% -- think we'll see a closed loop system available. That's a bit more than previous years, and likely reflects the availability of Medtronic's Veo low glucose suspend system in the US.

On the biological side, 24% think that 2014 will lead to some advancement, either in islet cell transplantation, halting autoimmunity, or in finding the cause for type 1 diabetes.

Finally, just about half of CWD visitors -- 48% -- think that nothing much will change in 2014, about the same as last year.

We've run similar polls in December 2006, December 2007, December 2008, December 2009, December 2010, December 2011, and December 2012.

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