First Patient In Diabetes Trial Is Now Diabetes-Free

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First patient in diabetes trial no longer needs insulin therapy.

In a new clinical trial to observe a new method of injecting islet cells into a patient with Type 1 diabetes, doctors from the University of Miami’s Diabetes Research Institute have confirmed that their first trial patient no longer needs insulin therapy.

Wendy Peacock, their first patient, has been giving herself insulin injections and following a strict daily schedule to take care of her diabetes since she was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at 17.

Now 43, Peacock has undergone the surgery in this new trial and no longer needs injections because her body is producing insulin naturally.

Since the minimally-invasive procedure in August 2015, she also no longer has the dietary restrictions that coincide with having Type 1 diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes is caused by the body’s own immune system, which is supposed to attack harmful bacteria and viruses, and instead

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