Kristin - thanks for the good wishes!
Essentially, it’s one of the honeymoon “save beta cells” treatments. It uses teplizumab, which is an anti-CD3 antibody. The treatment is supposed to extend the honeymoon period and help keep A1c under control, etc. From what I understand, it actually works, but can send liver enzymes out of whack in the short term.
Tomorrow I get to drink a special milkshake and have my blood tested every 30 mins for 5 hours. The nurse with whom I spoke tells me that they’ll know more about my blood than I’d ever want to know. If I pass, there are 2 rounds of 14 days of infusions, one fairly immediately and 1 six months later.
For information, see http://www.clinicaltrial.gov/ct2/show/NCT00385697.
Crossing fingers . . . .