Islet cell transplantation for the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

@article{Kendall2001IsletCT,
  title={Islet cell transplantation for the treatment of diabetes mellitus.},
  author={William F Kendall and Bradley H. Collins and Emmanuel C Opara},
  journal={Expert opinion on biological therapy},
  year={2001},
  volume={1 1},
  pages={109-19}
}
Diabetes mellitus is estimated to affect at least 16 million individuals in the United States and 135 million persons worldwide. It is a significant cause of morbidity and early mortality. The related expenses are astronomical with at least 15% of healthcare expenditures in the United States being used for the treatment of diabetes and its complications, a figure that approaches US$100 billion annually. The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial (DCCT) convincingly showed that intensive… CONTINUE READING