Woman Not Diabetic After Cell Transplant
A diabetic woman no longer needs to take daily medicine after she received a stem cell transplant.
The daily insulin injection had helped control the amount of sugar -- or glucose -- in her blood. Wendy Peacock was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 17, according to the Miami Herald newpaper.
Ms. Peacock, who is now 43, received the stem cells in mid-August in a "minimally invasive procedure" at the University of Miami-Miller School of Medicine in Florida. Doctors called the operation simple and said Ms. Peacock recovered quickly.
After the operation, her body started producing insulin naturally.
Ms. Peacock "is now completely off insulin," one of her doctors said.
"These are the best ... results we've seen," said Dr. Camillo Ricordi, director of the Cell Transplant Center at the Diabetes Research Center in Florida.
"If these results can be confirmed, this can be the beginning of a new era in ... transplantation," said Dr. Ricordi. If other doctors study the results and confirm the outcome, the procedure could become available to other diabetics.
Ms. Peacock says her life has changed dramatically as a result of the operation. Before the operation, Ms. Peacock was unable to sense when her blood glucose dropped dangerously. Low glucose can make a person confused or unconscious. It may even lead to death.
Now she does not need to monitor her blood glucose. "As any type 1 knows, you live on a very structured schedule," Ms. Peacock explained. "I do a mental checklist every day in my head ... glucose tabs, food, glucometer, etc., and then I stop and say, 'WOW! I don't have to plan that anymore.' "
Asians will find the medical news encouraging. Studies have shown that Asians are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, when compared with people of European ancestry. That's according to the Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative at Harvard University in Massachusetts.
Asian populations have fewer overweight and obese people than people in the West. But they have a higher percentage of people with diabetes. Currently, 60 percent of the world's diabetic population is Asian, according to the Initiative's website.
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1.Now she does not need to monitor her blood glucose. "As any type 1 knows, you live on a very structured schedule," Ms. Peacock explained. "I do a mental checklist every day in my head ... glucose tabs, food, glucometer, etc., and then I stop and say, 'WOW! I don't have to plan that anymore.'
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2.Asians will find the medical news encouraging. Studies have shown that Asians are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes, when compared with people of European ancestry. That's according to the Asian Diabetes Prevention Initiative at Harvard University in Massachusetts.
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每天注射胰岛素有助于控制其血液中糖或葡萄糖的含量 。据《迈阿密先驱报》报道，温迪•皮科克(Wendy Peacock)在17岁时被初次确诊为1型糖尿病患者 。
现年43岁的皮科克女士，于8月中旬在佛罗里达州迈阿密大学米勒医学院接受了干细胞移植的微创手术 。医生们表示手术很简单，并称皮科克女士恢复得很快 。
佛罗里达州一所糖尿病研究中心所属的细胞移植中心负责人卡米洛•里科尔迪（Camillo Ricordi）医生表示，“这是我们所见过的最好的术后效果 。”
里科尔迪表示，“如果这些成果得到认可，很可能会开启一个移植领域的新时代 。”倘若其他医生研究并认可此项成果，该手术就可以用来医治其他糖尿病患者 。
皮科克女士表示，这次手术的成功让她的生活发生了巨大的变化 。手术前，当血糖降到危险水平时她无法察觉 。低血糖会让人眩晕或昏迷，严重的话可能会导致死亡 。
现在的她再也不需要监测自己的血糖了 。皮科克女士表示，“正如每位1型糖尿病患者所经历的那样，每天都生活得非常程式化 。每天我都得在脑海里列一份清单，葡萄糖片、食物、血糖仪等等 。而现在的我可以完全终止这种生活，大声说，‘哇哦，我再也不需要计划这些事情了 。’”
这一则医学新闻将令亚洲人大受鼓舞 。研究表明，亚洲人患2型糖尿病的风险要远远高于欧洲人 。这一结论是由马萨诸塞州哈佛大学的亚洲糖尿病防治倡议中心所得出的 。
与西方人相比，亚洲人超重或肥胖的人口更少 。但是患糖尿病的比例却更高 。据该倡议中心的网站显示，目前全球糖尿病患者中，60%的患者分布在亚洲地区 。