In a new clinical trial to observe a new method of injecting islet cells into a patient with Type 1 diabetes patient not required insulin anymore. Doctors from the University of Miamiâ€™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. 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 201. She also no longer has the dietary restrictions that coincide with having Type 1 diabetes.