Promising Advances for Type 1 Diabetes: Islet Cell Transplant

  • Topic Info:In type 1 diabetes, islets in the pancreas are destroyed by the body's immune system. Without islets, the body cannot produce insulin. People with type 1 diabetes require several injections of insulin each day.

    The Director of the Islet and Pancreas Transplant Program and the Chief of the Division of Transplantation at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Jose Olberholzer, MD discusses how he and fellow researchers have modified the procedure for islet cell transplantation and achieved insulin independence in diabetes patients.
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS