Islet transplantation restores blood sugar awareness and control in type 1 diabetes

Posted by on April 18, 2016 4:07 pm
Categories: Science

New clinical trial results show that transplantation of pancreatic islets — cell clusters that contain insulin-producing cells — prevents severe, potentially life-threatening drops in blood sugar in people with type 1 diabetes. Researchers found that the treatment was effective for people who experienced episodes of severe hypoglycemia — low blood sugar levels that can lead to seizures, loss of consciousness and death — despite receiving expert care.

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