Mohammed received his islet transplant only 1 week ago but his blood glucose control is already normal.
For now he still takes insulin to protect islets, while they engraft into the liver during the first 2 months.
However he needs only 40% of insulin and maintain optimal glucose control (80-160).
He can finally sleep through the entire night without waking up every few hours to check his blood glucose and correct the lows!
"For the first time in almost two decades of spiritual, psychological, and physical colonization by diabetes, I have been able to liberate a narrow territory of night sleep. Though I am still taking insulin, my first Islet transplant has given me a sweet moment of truce, a tantalizing bough of hope, a warm trace of triumph, and a splendid node of vitality. So yes to the prodigious devotion of Dr. Witkowski, yes to his inspirational will to fight in the trenches for diabetics, and yes to his unpretentious honesty and empathy. My gratefulness absolutely extends to everybody who assisted and accommodated Dr. Witkowski in this heroic enterprise, including Lindsay, Laurencia, Moniece, the supremely skillful phlebotomy ladies, and the tender-hearted hospital nurses, just to mention a few. To conclude, as a black African being it's incumbent on me to advocate and push forward the dispensation of Islet transplant remedies not only for marginalized and poor groups, but also for blacks- whether Latinos, Caribbeans, Americans, or Afroasians- who have the most odds stacked against them. Come to us heavenly Islet come!"
Mohammed with his wife Allyson
10 weeks after his islet transplantation Mohammed came back to Chicago for testing.
He passed Mixed Meal Tolaerance Test, his blood glucose was 95, went to 145 and went down to 87.
His A1c was 5.8.
Dream came true. Mohammed was told to stop his insulin!