Successful Islet Cell Transplants in Italy

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By: dhtest

An Italian research team reports the success of islet cell transplant experiments conducted on ten patients with Type I diabetes. All of the patients involved in the experiments were immunosuppressed, and received islet cells in conjunction with kidney or liver transplants. In total, over 70% of the patients who received islet cells no longer required insulin therapy.

One patient has been off insulin for two years, another for one year, and two others for three and four months, respectively.

The researchers plan to evaluate the sustainability of normal glycemia in follow-up studies.

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