Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Stem cell transplants free diabetics from daily jabs

Transplants of stem cells have freed patients with type 1 diabetes of daily insulin injections, researchers have announced.

By Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor
Last Updated: 4:00PM BST 14 Apr 2009

The majority of patients with type 1 diabetes, which mostly develops in childhood and is not associated with obesity, were able to stop their insulin injections for an average of two and a half years after treatment with their own stem cells.

The treatment has been hailed as an exciting development in the management of type 1 diabetes. read more here http://digg.com/d1oiQ6

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