From Baroda, Gujarat, India:
My 171/2 year old nephew has had diabetes since the age of 10. His pancreas was totally damaged and all his insulin need is being met by injections. Would an islet transplant be suitable for him?
Islet cell transplantation is not yet being performed routinely. It is still in its early stages, but initial reports are very encouraging. It won't be available to young patients for some time yet.
Original posting 21 Jun 2001
Posted to Transplants
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:21
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