Study: Stem cell transplants reduce diabetics' insulin reliance

04/14/2009 | Yahoo!

In a U.S. study, 20 of 23 patients with Type 1 diabetes did not need to take daily insulin therapy for four years after receiving transplants of bone marrow-derived stem cells. The study also found that the patients were able to maintain the increase in levels of C-peptides, an indicator for insulin production, for at least three years.

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