Islet Cell Implantation Research

Type I diabetes destroys the islet cells that deliver insulin to the body. It's not fair. No matter how well I take care of my diabetes, in diet and exercise, the disease is relentless. If I could simply add islet cells back into my pancreas I wouldn't be diabetic any longer. Easier said than done. This area has been researched for decades: how to successfully implant islet cells without having them rendered useless by excessive scarring or other forms of somatic rejection. Maybe, just maybe, some progress is being made. Read on.