Reports about the Diabetes Research Institute’s successful procedure that restored insulin production in a woman with type 1 diabetes.
Wendy Peacock, 43, from San Antonio, TX, underwent a minimally invasive procedure on August 18, 2015, and is now producing her own insulin naturally for the first time since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 17.
In this pilot study, DRI researchers are testing a new transplant technique for insulin-producing cells, building upon decades of progress in clinical islet transplantation.
This trial is an important first step toward the development of the DRI BioHub, a bioengineered mini-organ that mimics the native pancreas to restore natural insulin production in people with type 1 diabetes.
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