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[IP] islet tx & pregnancy

Here is some info I received regarding islet cell transplants and pregnancy, in 
case anyone is curious.

> > Julie:  We want your agreement that you will not attempt pregnancy during
> > the 3-year study period.  There are several of our possible candidates who
> > want children in the future.  We do have a number of normal, healthy
> > babies
> > born to our whole organ transplant recipients (whole organ transplant take
> > a
> > higher dose of immune suppression medication).  We do not anticipate any
> > problems, but pregnancy would be another factor for the study that we do
> > not
> > want to include.  Pregnancy can stress the islet cells because of the
> > hormonal changes during the pregnancy.  It would be hard to make
> > predictions, and the woman would have to take very close and good care of
> > her blood glucose levels.
> > 
> > Barbara A. Culbreath, RN,
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