New Islet Cell Transplant Research Offers Hope To People With Diabetes

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We’ve discussed the transplant of insulin producing cells, or islet cells, to help reduce the onset of hypoglycemia in people with Type 1 diabetes before — here and here. The desire for approval of this treatment in the U.S. is something we’ve been eagerly awaiting for quite some time. Why? Because if successful, it could mean that individuals with Type 1 diabetes could live without insulin injections.

Well, a new study gives hope to that dream, as it shows the treatment is beneficial to people most in danger of diabetes-related complications. Researchers hope this new evidence will be a step in the right direction.

In the video below Dr. Nancy Bridges from the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases discusses the procedure in a way that’s easy to understand. Check it out to learn more about this incredible and potentially life-altering research.

Take a look, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.