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DRI study: CGM metrics in islet transplant recipients with long-term insulin independence show near-normal glucose control

June 8, 2019

Islet Transplant Recipients with Long-Term Insulin Independence Show Near-Normal Glucose Control

Continous glucose monitoring in islet transplant recipients who have been insulin independent for an average of 10 years clearly demonstrates that islet transplantation can result in glucose levels that are close to those in people who do not have type 1 diabetes, and show improved time-in-range and other key metabolic data compared to hybrid-closed loop systems. 

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'Reporter Islets' in the Eye May Predict Autoimmunity in Type 1 Diabetes'Reporter Islets' in the Eye May Predict Autoimmunity in Type 1 Diabetes
May 14, 2019 -- In an innovative study, researchers show that islets transplanted in the anterior chamber of the eye (ACE) may be reliable reporters of type 1 diabetes development and progression and help guide early intervention.



Out of the KitchenSouth Florida's Top Chefs Cook "Out of the Kitchen" to Benefit the DRI
March 20, 2019 -- Imagine 21 of South Florida’s most popular chefs all under one roof simultaneously cooking innovative, three-course meals right at the tableside! It’s happening at Out of the Kitchen, where adventurous diners—who won’t know what they’re being served until that very night—will be seated at tables of 12 and have the opportunity to interact with these culinary artists while they create.


Engineered 'suicide genes' safely grow insulin-producing beta cells from stem cellsDRI Scientists Engineer 'Suicide Genes' to Safely Grow Insulin-Producing Beta Cells from Stem Cells
February 19, 2019 -- For the first time, DRI scientists have engineered a stem cell line containing two ‘suicide genes’ that induce cell death in all but the desired insulin-producing cells. This double fail-safe approach opens the door to creating safe cell-replacement therapies for people living with type 1 diabetes.



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DRI In the News

Islet cell transplants see near-normal glucose levels without insulin after ten years
June 14, 2019 | Diabetes.co.uk

In milestone trial, experimental drug delays type 1 diabetes
June 9, 2019 | Science

Finding Innovative Ways to Predict Autoimmunity in Type 1 Diabetes
May 15, 2019 | dLife

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