Curing type 1 diabetes means replacing the lost insulin secretion with a perpetual, autonomous, and self-regulating source of insulin delivery able to correct all the metabolic abnormalities and prevent the long-term chronic complications of the disease. In Milan, substantial experience in islet transplantation and beta-cell replacement has been gained and maintained during the last three decades, thereby achieving a leading position in the production of human islets for transplantation and its establishment as one of the most experienced centers in the world with more than 370 islet infusions performed and high-level scientific production. During this long period the field of islet transplantation has evolved significantly from the breakthrough of the first cases in early 1990s, since significant advances in islet isolation and engraftment, together with improved immunosuppressive strategies, have been reported. A major effort is now being focused on a special multidisciplinary and integrated project aiming at bringing islet transplantation and beta-cell replacement to the level of a successful clinical routine procedure.

Treating diabetes with islet transplantation: Lessons from the milan experience

Venturini M.;
2019

Abstract

Curing type 1 diabetes means replacing the lost insulin secretion with a perpetual, autonomous, and self-regulating source of insulin delivery able to correct all the metabolic abnormalities and prevent the long-term chronic complications of the disease. In Milan, substantial experience in islet transplantation and beta-cell replacement has been gained and maintained during the last three decades, thereby achieving a leading position in the production of human islets for transplantation and its establishment as one of the most experienced centers in the world with more than 370 islet infusions performed and high-level scientific production. During this long period the field of islet transplantation has evolved significantly from the breakthrough of the first cases in early 1990s, since significant advances in islet isolation and engraftment, together with improved immunosuppressive strategies, have been reported. A major effort is now being focused on a special multidisciplinary and integrated project aiming at bringing islet transplantation and beta-cell replacement to the level of a successful clinical routine procedure.
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