Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Treatment shows promise against diabetes: “Thirteen young diabetics in Brazil have ditched their insulin shots and need no other medication thanks to a risky, but promising treatment with their own stem cells – apparently the first time such a feat has been accomplished.” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Some of the recipients have been insulin-free for as long as three years, although the researchers do not claim this is a cure.