Islet of Langerhans and Diabetes
-Are Islets of langerhans a possible cure for Diabetes?-
Inside of your body there are islets. These make insulin.
Wait... What?... Whats this Insulin thingy?!?
In your body you have a organ called a pancreas. Whenever you eat food it breaks down into carbohydrates and things your body can use. The carbohydrates (carbs) go to your pancreas where there is insulin that kills some of the carbs. If you have type one diabetes your body does not produce insulin, which means you have lots of carbs. So then you have to take a shot of insulin, in your stomach or arm.
ISLET TRANSPLANTATION PROCESS!?!?!
Yup! (Plug your ears if you get grossed out easily please,) a certain doctor will take a pancreas from a deceased organ donor and they put it in a special machine that squeeze and shake all of the blood and such out of it and you will be left with..... ISLETS! (Yay!) The doctor will the sterilize and put them in bags.
The actual surgery will then take place then.
A Day in the Life with Type 1 Diabetes