Researchers help S.A. diabetic woman with new procedure Print E-mail
Monday, 05 October 2015 10:04

San Antonio has double the nationwide diabetic rate according to the

American Diabetes Association but a local woman could be the

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first person cured with a new cell transplant procedure.

Wendy Peacock is the

first patient in a new clinical trial by the Diabetes Research Institute in Miami. Researchers are using a bio-engineered "mini organ" to help her body produce insulin.


Peacock has suffered from type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years. People with type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin, a hormone that moves sugar into the body. Peacock said she would often pass out because of her low blood sugar levels and it began happening often in the last 5 years. Peacock said she decided to be part of the research because she wanted to get better for her 5-year-old son.


"Paramedics were called out a lot. That was the biggest challenge for me. As a mom, you always want to feel like you're taking care of your son," said Peacock.




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