Islet cell transplantation for Type 1 diabetes.

  title={Islet cell transplantation for Type 1 diabetes.},
  author={Shinichi Matsumoto},
  journal={Journal of diabetes},
  volume={2 1},
Islet transplantation is an attractive concept for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes because of its potential high efficacy and minimal invasion to patients. The treatment may effectively control blood glucose for brittle Type 1 diabetes, resulting in a marked reduction in hypoglycemic episodes and improvements in HbA1c. In addition, approximately 70% of transplanted Type 1 diabetic patients have achieved insulin independence. However, there are still important issues to be addressed before this… CONTINUE READING