Shapiro, Dr. James
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The Edmonton protocol towards a cure for diabetes. The history of diabetes and the research for a cure. The discovery of insulin. Cases diagnosed today. The cost to Canadian society. A number of choices in the way that diabetes is treated and controlled. A discussion and explanation of the process of islet transplantation. The complications of diabetes. Progress in the transplanation procedure. A review of advances in the treatment of diabetes. The status of current research. Drug treatments to prevent rejection. Balancing the risks of diabetes against the treatments. The need for enough islets to treat everybody. Being able to say now that islet transplant for diabetes clearly works. The challenge that faces us now. The ultimate goal. The team at Edmonton.