Study: Islet transplantation aids diabetic neuropathy

06/16/2014 | Healio (free registration)

A long-term study of 44 subjects found healing effects among people with diabetic neuropathy following islet transplantation, according to David M. Thompson, medical director of the Vancouver Islet Transplant Program in British Columbia. Thompson presented the report at the American Diabetes Association's 74th Scientific Sessions in San Francisco. The study "suggests that islet transplant can actually cause nerves to heal rather than slow their rate of decline,” said Thompson.

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