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Offline SarahMay

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BioHub islet cell transplant
« on: August 26, 2015, 09:20:16 PM »
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  • Curious to hear thoughts on this:
    http://www.diabetesdaily.com/blog/2015/08/diabetes-tech-first-human-biohub-transplant-a-success/

    Is it essentially any different than transplants that have been done before? Seems to me solving the immune response problem is a huge hurdle they still haven't figured out, so why is this a big deal? Or is it a bigger step forward than I realize?
    Sarah - wife to Aaron, mom to
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    Re: BioHub islet cell transplant
    « Reply #1 on: August 27, 2015, 10:37:20 AM »
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  • If I remember right this will be a little sponge or something and it'll be filled with islets. Then will have to be replenished every so often.

    I honestly have no opinion in this one...I've not done tons of reading on it but if it'll involve anti rejection meds, it's off my list

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    Re: BioHub islet cell transplant
    « Reply #2 on: August 27, 2015, 10:48:19 AM »
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  • if it'll involve anti rejection meds, it's off my list

    That's how I feel.
    Sarah - wife to Aaron, mom to
    Matthew (9) non-D
    Jonah (8) DX 02/05/14 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
    Isaiah (8) DX 01/10/13 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
    Gideon (5) non-D


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    Re: BioHub islet cell transplant
    « Reply #3 on: August 27, 2015, 10:50:54 AM »
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  • From what I understand the islet cells would be protected so that the immune system could not attack them. It does not address the immune response, however it does stop the cells from being destroyed. From what I have read it would not need anti-rejection drugs.

    They showed us a form of it at CC and it is about the size of a bandaid that gets implanted under the skin. I think it has potential, but we are many years out from it being in market. Also it's not a cure, but would definitely help with living better until.
    -Stephanie  Mom to Kaelyn, age 7 DX 10/31/10




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    Re: BioHub islet cell transplant
    « Reply #4 on: August 27, 2015, 11:28:17 AM »
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  • I could still be a bit bitter about the touting of it being a cure right before they announced this

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    Re: BioHub islet cell transplant
    « Reply #5 on: August 27, 2015, 02:17:48 PM »
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  • Transplant and in general surgery, even minor, don't particularly interest me.  I suspect that the risk/benefit doesn't work in our favor.
    Angela- Mom to S- 8/9/04 (dx 5/4/11)  G- 6/4/08 and L- 4/3/12 and W- 3/18/15

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    Re: BioHub islet cell transplant
    « Reply #6 on: August 27, 2015, 03:25:28 PM »
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  • Transplant and in general surgery, even minor, don't particularly interest me.  I suspect that the risk/benefit doesn't work in our favor.

    Kinda what I was thinking. So why is there so much money and press attention thrown at it?
    Sarah - wife to Aaron, mom to
    Matthew (9) non-D
    Jonah (8) DX 02/05/14 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
    Isaiah (8) DX 01/10/13 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
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    Re: BioHub islet cell transplant
    « Reply #7 on: August 27, 2015, 03:46:21 PM »
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  • See, I am the exact opposite. Given the choice between encapsulation and he AP/BP I would choose encapsulation hands down.

    Of course cure is what we all really want, but until and if....
    -Stephanie  Mom to Kaelyn, age 7 DX 10/31/10




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    Re: BioHub islet cell transplant
    « Reply #8 on: August 27, 2015, 04:13:06 PM »
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  • See, I am the exact opposite. Given the choice between encapsulation and he AP/BP I would choose encapsulation hands down.

    Oh, I am an equal opportunity hater for both  <roflmao> cause I think they both have serious drawbacks. Of course, I'd still sign up for either of them if they were available...  ::)

    I was confused 'cause the BioHub thing didn't seem like "encapsulation" to me, because separating the cells from the immune system's attacks doesn't seem to be what they did in this case. It was a transplant into fatty tissue rather than the liver... big deal??
    Sarah - wife to Aaron, mom to
    Matthew (9) non-D
    Jonah (8) DX 02/05/14 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
    Isaiah (8) DX 01/10/13 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
    Gideon (5) non-D


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    Re: BioHub islet cell transplant
    « Reply #9 on: August 27, 2015, 06:16:37 PM »
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  • Ohhhhhh, I think I was thinking of via cyte. I will have to rea more on biohub. There are so many things that are similar with different names now. :loco:
    -Stephanie  Mom to Kaelyn, age 7 DX 10/31/10




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    Re: BioHub islet cell transplant
    « Reply #10 on: August 27, 2015, 10:09:50 PM »
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  • Ohhhhhh, I think I was thinking of via cyte. I will have to rea more on biohub. There are so many things that are similar with different names now. :loco:

    Right?? The one you saw at CC (whatever it's called LOL) sounds a lot smarter to me than this BioHub thing.
    Sarah - wife to Aaron, mom to
    Matthew (9) non-D
    Jonah (8) DX 02/05/14 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
    Isaiah (8) DX 01/10/13 (Animas Ping, Dexcom)
    Gideon (5) non-D




     


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