A 34-year-old member asked:
How can we transplant the beta cells of the pancrease (pancrelipase)?
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Dr. Tracy Berganswered
General Surgery 34 years experience
Work in progress: Islet or beta cell transplant for Insulin production has scientific backing. Check out jdf/juvenile diabetes foundation website 4 links. The enduring problem is not so much the mechanics of the transplant, but preventing autoimmune response from attacking the new cells. In the meantime, if your'e type i, take advantage of amazing technology for management. Pump, sensor, transmitter, amylin.
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