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Transplants from 2000

  1. My five month old baby has been diagnosed with neonatal diabetes. I know there are data to prove that pig islets work. (2 Dec 2000)
  2. I want your suggestions for an insulin free life. Can we go for pancreas drafting or transplant? Any other new invention? (15 Nov 2000)
  3. My son had nesidioblastosis and now has diabetes. Our doctor told us he is a perfect candidate for a transplant. Do you have any information? (7 Nov 2000)
  4. Will I ever be able to come off these drugs if a better treatment arises? (1 Nov 2000)
  5. Is it worth trading diabetes for possible cancer? (31 Oct 2000)
  6. I have heard rumors about new medicines so he will not have to have shots. Is there any truth to this? (12 Oct 2000)
  7. Would it be possible to extract some of her own remaining "good" islet cells and either transplant them or clone them for later transplant? (10 Oct 2000)
  8. My son has had type 1 diabetes for two years and really hates it. I was wondering if there are pancreas transplants or any sort of cure. (10 Oct 2000)
  9. My brother-in-law has diabetes. He has heard of a shot available only in Canada for the treatment of diabetes. Can you give us more information? (8 Oct 2000)
  10. At this time, my husband's mother is very close to expiring. Could she be a cell donor for my son? (6 Oct 2000)
  11. Could my daughter take my kidney if I pass all the tests for kidney donors? (20 Jul 2000)
  12. If my daughter should require a kidney transplant, what tests are done to check for compatibility? (3 Jul 2000)
  13. Is it feasible that enough donated pancreas can be found to "cure" a large portion of the population? (28 Jun 2000)
  14. My daughter read of the successful islet cell transplant performed at the University of Alberta in Canada. (20 Jun 2000)
  15. I read something about a British doctor who was able to surgically put some insulin cells in the bodies of 8 of patients. (12 Jun 2000)
  16. What is the success rate/statistics of Pancreatic Islet Cell Transplantation? (6 Jan 2000)

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