A perspective on pancreatic stem/progenitor cells.

  title={A perspective on pancreatic stem/progenitor cells.},
  author={Joel F. Habener},
  journal={Pediatric diabetes},
  volume={5 Suppl 2},
The prevalence of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus is increasing throughout the world along with the ensuant morbidity and early mortality because of premature microvascular and macrovascular disease. Current insulin and drug therapies control diabetes, but do not cure it. Cell-based therapies offer the possibilities of a permanent cure for diabetes. Recently, success in the transplantation of pancreatic islets in the livers of type 1 diabetics has afforded the opportunity for a… CONTINUE READING