News Article – relationship between graft function after islet transplantation and measures of glucose control
Emily Chu and Martin Gilmour of the Diabetic Hypoglycemia Editorial Team
Diabetic Hypoglycemia February 2013, Volume 5, Issue 3: page 25-29
Relationship between graft function after islet transplantation and measures of glucose control
Islet transplantation can restore endogenous β-cell function to people with type 1 diabetes, reducing or even avoiding the need for exogenous insulin for glycemic control. However, while the short-term effectiveness of islet transplantation has been demonstrated, the period of insulin independence associated with acceptable glycemic control rarely extends beyond 2 years. Vantyghem et al recently evaluated the influence of islet graft function on different components of dysglycemia following islet transplantation, assessed by continuous glucose monitoring.