Prevention of diabetes for up to 13 years by autoislet transplantation after pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis.

@article{Robertson2001PreventionOD,
  title={Prevention of diabetes for up to 13 years by autoislet transplantation after pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis.},
  author={Rosemary Robertson and Karla J Lanz and David E. Sutherland and David M. Kendall},
  journal={Diabetes},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={
          47-50
        }
}
Patients with chronic pancreatitis who undergo total pancreas resection inevitably become diabetic unless their islets are autotransplanted to prevent diabetes. We studied patients who underwent this procedure to assess its long-term efficacy in providing stable glucose regulation. Six patients were followed for up to 13 (6.2 +/- 1.7) years after intrahepatic islet autotransplantation. From 290,000 to 678,000 islets were transplanted and no patients received drugs to control glucose levels… CONTINUE READING

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