Diabetes research is an area that is constantly characterized by new developments and discoveries of promising treatment methods. This includes, above all, so-called immune intervention, which is used in type 1 diabetes. The aim of this method is to destroy the beta cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas in order to stop or prevent the autoimmune process.
Pancreas transplantation is also already possible and is performed in certain cases. This procedure is often performed in combination with kidney transplantation in diabetic patients with renal insufficiency. Various studies show that the course of the disease and also mortality have improved significantly as a result of the transplants.