The other question I have is, is this really a cure? It sounds more like a 'permanent treatment' for the individual (which is a good thing). Genetically they still carry the gene that could pass down diabetes to the next generation.
I wonder if the next (or even real) step to proclaiming a cure to a hereditary disease like diabetes is being able to change a person's DNA so that they no longer have the disease and can't pass it on to their descendents.
For instance, who put the current head of the FCC in place, and where and for whom did he work prior? To summarize:
Thomas Edgar Wheeler (born April 5, 1946; Redlands, California) is the current Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
He was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in November 2013. Prior to working at the FCC, Wheeler worked as a venture capitalist and lobbyist for the cable and wireless industry, with positions including President of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and CEO of the Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA).