Islet cell transplantation

The feasibility of islet transplantation has been demonstrated, and with novel immunosuppression techniques islet survival has improved considerably, eliminating the need for injected insulin over increasing periods of time up to three years. Intensive research of this technique is in progress, and at present it is only available for those participating in carefully organised research trials now conducted in several centres including some in the United Kingdom.

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Effect of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion on plasma glucose

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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