Islet transplant may curb atherosclerosis risk in type 1 diabetes

12/4/2012 |

A study in Diabetes Care showed that type 1 diabetes patients who underwent pancreatic islet transplantation attained significant reductions in carotid artery thickness at 12 months, and the decline continued for up to 50 months after the procedure. Researchers said the surgery could help cut the risk of atherosclerosis by lowering A1C levels in patients.

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