If you have pancreatic islet cell surgery because of
type 1 diabetes, a surgeon will insert a small group
of working pancreas cells (islet cells) from two or more donors through the
portal vein in your liver. After surgery, these cells slowly begin producing
insulin. When the cells produce enough insulin to stabilize your blood sugar,
you may no longer need insulin injections.
Because the surgery is less complicated than
organ transplantation, usually fewer complications occur. But you must
still take medicine to prevent rejection.
Total health care costs for diabetes in the U.S.: $218 billion.
Estimated number of people in the U.S. who have prediabetes: 79 million.
Total health care costs to cover prediabetes: $25 billion.
Reduced risk of developing diabetes over three years if you follow a healthy food and exercise program: 58%.
Length of time diabetes diagnosis may be delayed through lifestyle or medication intervention: up to 10 years.
Reduced risk of developing diabetes over three years if...
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July 16, 2013
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