Diabetes Breakthrough: New clinical trial makes patient diabetes free for first time
In a big boost to diabetes medical treatment, a patient with type 1 diabetes undergoing for the first time a new clinical method of administration of islet cells now no longer needs insulin therapy. The diabetic patient is now diabetes free with the new islet cell administration conceived at the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute.
Wendy Peacock an attorney from Texas is the first patient to have undergone the new type of islet cell administration through the minimally invasive procedure which took place in August 2015. Moreover apart from not requiring insulin therapy she does not even have to abide by dietary restrictions placed upon diabetics.
1 What happens in type 1 Diabetes
Wendy peacock now 43 has been suffering from Type 1 diabetes since she was 17. The disease has plagued her for years till she became the first patient to undergo the amazing clinical trial of new islet cell administration surgically introduced into the body.
In Type 1 Diabetes, it is the immune system that causes diabetes attacking healthy insulin producing cells instead of viruses. Insulin cells are called islet cells found in the pancreas. When a large number of islet cells are destroyed the body produces less insulin vital for metabolizing sugar in the bloodstream for glucose and energy. Sugar ten remains in the blood raising the blood sugar levels and causing the condition of diabetes.