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#Diabetes and Endocrinology #Pathology and Lab Medicine #Pharmacist #Transplantation
Islet transplantation helped some patients with type 1 diabetes achieve long-lasting glycemic control, revealed a French study.
Ten-year outcomes for 28 patients who underwent allogeneic islet transplantation with the Edmonton protocol showed 28% free from insulin and maintaining HbA1c levels of ≤6.5%, reported Marie-Christine Vantyghem, MD, PhD of the University of Lille in France, and colleagues. Nearly 40% of these patients were able to achieve insulin independence with A1c ≤6.5% -- the studys primary endpoint -- only 5 years after islet transplantation, they wrote in Diabetes Care.