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Transplants

My brother-in-law has diabetes. He has heard of a shot available only in Canada for the treatment of diabetes. Can you give us more information?

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My 55 year old brother has brittle diabetes, and even with the newly prescribed pump, seems to be getting worse. I saw something on television about some kind of transplant. Can you tell me where this was done? Who might I contact for more information on this procedure?

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Would it be possible to extract some of her own remaining “good” islet cells and either transplant them (in her liver’s portal vein) or clone them for later transplant? If human stem cells can be differentiated into islet cells, could these then be transplanted into the liver’s portal vein?

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I have had diabetes for more than 20 years, and I would like some kind of transplant, if they have one for me. Is there some kind of information on transplants?

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My 12 and a half year old son has had type 1 diabetes for two years and really hates it. He’s a loverly natured boy, but has changed very much since his diagnosis. We struggle every day with him. I was wondering if there are pancreas transplants or any sort of cure around the world.

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I have been following progress of adults having cell transplants, and there have been so good successes. Is there a study going on as to how successful this procedure would be in children? How can I find out more information on this?

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My five year old son has recently been diagnosed with Type�1 diabetes. I have heard rumors about new medicines so he will not have to have shots. Is there any truth to this?

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Is it possible to transplant islets from a healthy person to a person with diabetes? I understand the person donating the cells would probably have diabetes, or will the islets reproduce themselves in a healthy person? I know some parents, grandparent or relative who would gladly do this for a child, grandchild or another family member. Would one healthy person’s cells be enough for a person with diabetes?

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My 10 year old child is suffering from diabetes and depends on insulin. He is also suffering from weight loss and looseness of the skin. I want your suggestions for an insulin free life. Can we go for pancreas drafting or transplant? Any other new invention?

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My 12 month old daughter was just diagnosed with type 1 diabetes about three weeks ago, and I have heard of a procedure that can be done to remove her own islet cells and transplant them back to her. Does this procedure exist? Since they are her own cells, would she need immunosuppressive drugs? If she does, why can’t she just take the drugs without the transplant?

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