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sharkus40 posted:
Ive been living with type 1 diabetes for 25 years and am ready for a cure. Ive been hearing a lot of rumors about stem cell research studies. Does any one know what I would need to do to be a candidate for a trial?
kidneypanc responded:
you need to do a search for medical universitites that still have programs up and running for these studies. I know when I asked about it at the University of Washington while there for transplant clinic they said their program had been shut down. I am not sure where your kidney function is at, but I am on a transplant list for a kidney & pancreas which will not only cure my kidney disease, but also cure my diabetes. The entire reason for my kidney failure in the first place.
MrsCora01 responded:
Beware of the advertisements featuring stem cell therapy for diabetes. I don't believe there have been any successful trials but there are plenty of sites on the net that claim to cure diabetes. I've had both a kidney and a pancreas transplant and am doing very well. But they will only do pancreas transplant if you need a kidney as well or have severe hypoglycemic unawareness.. Otherwise the risks of the anti-rejection drugs are greater than the risks of developing complications.


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