So, I was talking to a woman today whom was in a bad car accident, destroying 80% of her pancreas, had it removed and had an auto-islet cell transplant, transplanting them into her liver. she required insulin initially but now has normal blood sugars. I've never been told about this, does anyone have more information? Would this work for a type 1, as I looked on web and it said it would be considered 'experimental'. Why wouldn't this work for a type 1, is it due to the autoimmune disease which would continue to destroy any new or transplanted islet cells? Also, this got me wondering if our islet cells are dead, non functioning, are the still floating around in the Langerhans?
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Oh, how I'd love to have a piece of pie, pumpkin..no apple pie, a big frickin piece of apple pie top with vanilla ice cream, maybe in some lifetime, not this one. I wouldn't even dare..ha! :)