While on a recent trip to Boston, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down for a chat with Dr. Denise Faustman, one of the many diabetes researchers on the quest to find a cure for diabetes. Dr. Faustman's research has been hotly debated for the past several years, and because of that, much of the research has been funded through private donations.

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We last spoke with Dr. Faustman almost two years ago, in April 2009. Since then, she has completed Phase I of her research and is gearing up for Phase II human trials. We wanted to find out her thoughts about how things are progressing.

Watch the video below to hear, in Dr. Faustman's own words, answers to some burning questions:

* What exactly is your research and how does it differ from other research being done?

* How do you handle negative criticism and skepticism of your work?

* What about the other research trials that reportedly couldn't duplicate your results?

* How do you feel about the progress of your research?

* What's next for your research?


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