The essential role of islet transplantation in diabetes treatment
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For many years, different studies have been performed for potential methods in order to reach independence from insulin in diabetic patients. One prospective treatment, known as islet cell transplantation, has been examined as a possible method for treatment of severe diabetic symptoms. This technique, involving the transplantation of islet cells, which are responsible for producing insulin in vivo, into patients suffering from severe type 1 diabetes in order to combat their lack of insulin, has been seen as a controversial treatment method due to possible negative side effects and difficulty in obtaining necessary components and resources for effective procedures. However, there are also many positive consequences that can be achieved for patients with diabetes who undergo this treatment. When taking into consideration both the negative consequences and possible benefits of islet cell transplantation in treating patients with type 1 diabetes, it is clear that the technique is an effective method, because it has become an increasingly safe procedure as treatment, can minimize the severe complications associated with diabetes, can help improve a diabetic’s quality of life, and can lead to the possibility of a cure for the prominent, detrimental disease.