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September 27, 2006
Islet Cell Transplant for Diabetes
A new study has shown that results for islet cell transplant in patients with diabetes are mixed.
The good news is that nearly half of those who receive an islet cell transplant are insulin-free at one year after transplant; the bad news is that by the end of the second year that number drops to about one in seven. Still, researchers expect that with improvements in the technical aspects of the procedure, and better anti-rejection drugs, those numbers will improve.