The prospect of a cure for Type 1 diabetes has never been brighter. Research into islet cell transplants and a bioarticifial pancreas bring us ever closer to the day when our children will no longer need to endure daily insulin injections and checking blood glucose level and will be freed from the ever present risk of hypoglycemia. While there remains no true cure, the following links will help you learn about important research underway today.
- Islet Transplantation Using The Edmonton Protocol
- The Edmonton Protocol for Islet Transplants
- Report on the Alberta Foundation's Successful Islet Transplants
- Clinical Outcomes and Insulin Secretion After Islet Transplantation With the Edmonton Protocol
- Reversal of Type 1 Diabetes
- Dr. Denise Faustman, at Massachusetts General Hospital, is working to reverse type 1 in humans based on work in the NOD mouse. For more information, see Reversal of established autoimmune diabetes by restoration of endogenous beta cell function (free full text available as HTML and PDF), Islet regeneration during the reversal of autoimmune diabetes in NOD mice, and Role of defective apoptosis in type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. This is the research being funded partially by the Iacocca Foundation.
- Diabetes Studies Conflict on Power of Spleen Cells
- Prevention of Type 1 Diabetes
- Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet is a group of studies looking at the prevention and early treatment of type 1 diabetes. Current studies include:
- The Natural History Study of the Development of Type 1 Diabetes will study people at increased risk for type 1 diabetes to learn more about how type 1 diabetes occurs.
- The MMF/DZB Study will see if it is possible to stop the immune system from destroying beta cells in new onset type 1 diabetes patients (within 3 months of diagnosis).
- New Treatment Arrests Progression of Type 1 Diabetes in Newly Diagnosed Patients
- Other Research
For More Information
- Research News and Information provides links to the most current research information.
- The Diabetes Research Institute is a leader in islet transplantation research.
Last updated September 11, 2014
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