Advanced technologies and research in diabetes and pancreas transplant

Mayo Clinic offers many new and advanced technologies in diabetes and pancreas transplant. Doctors conduct research in pancreas transplant and potential therapies for diabetes and other conditions.

Mayo Clinic researchers are developing an artificial pancreas for people with type 1 diabetes. This device constantly monitors a person's blood sugar (glucose) and automatically delivers the appropriate amount of insulin the person needs. The artificial pancreas has the potential to improve the quality of life for people with diabetes.

Researchers in the Center for Regenerative Medicine also are studying stem cell therapy, or regenerative medicine, as a potential treatment for type 1 diabetes and many other conditions. In stem cell therapy, researchers study how stem cells may be used to replace, repair, reprogram or renew your diseased cells. Read about research in beta cell regeneration.

Watch Mark Stegall, M.D., and Richard Daly, M.D., discuss lowering rejection risk in organ transplants.