Islet Transplantation Improves Quality of Life for People with Hard-to-control Type 1 Diabetes

Islet Transplantation Improves Quality of Life for People with Hard-to-control Type 1 Diabetes

According to a study published online March 21 in Diabetes Care, quality of life for people with type 1 diabetes who had frequent severe hypoglycemia improved consistently and dramatically following transplantation of insulin-producing pancreatic islets. Islet recipients reported better overall health status after transplant, despite the need for lifelong treatment with immune-suppressing drugs. These improvements were observed even among transplant recipients who still required insulin therapy to manage their diabetes. Previously reported clinical outcomes show that islet transplantation prevents severe hypoglycemia and improves blood glucose awareness and control. All 48 study participants in the current Phase 3 trial received at...

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