Category Archives: Type 1 diabetes

Tiny drug-delivering capsules could sustain transplanted insulin-producing cells.

Researchers have long explored ways to transplant pancreatic islets to treat type I diabetes in the long term to eliminate the need for continuous glucose monitoring and insulin injections. However, there are several challenges to this approach. Now, a study from researchers at the University of Illinois demonstrates insulin-secreting cells, called islets, show increased viability and function after spending twenty-one

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