Their glucose metabolism, body weight and insulin sensitivity improved— three problems associated with type 2 diabetes.
“There have been similar reports looking at treatment of type 1 diabetes by stem cell-based replacement, and there are many people around the world who are interested in that,” said lead study author Timothy J. Kieffer, a UBC molecular and cellular medicine professor. “Until this point, nobody to our knowledge had tested such a stem cell-based transplant study in a Type 2 diabetes model.”
Type 2 diabetes accounts for nearly 95 percent of the 400 million diabetes cases worldwide.
A similar story appeared on Global News.