Rep. Rosendale Introduces Islet Transplantation Bill
July 5, 2023
Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) introduced the Increase Support for Life-saving Endocrine Transplantation Act or ISLET Act to improve outdated regulation of islet transplants for patients with Type 1 Diabetes.
Islets are micro-organs found in the pancreas that secrete hormones like insulin, which those with Type 1 Diabetes cannot produce on their own. Islet transplantation is the process by which islets are taken from deceased donors and given to diabetes patients to help them produce insulin inside their own bodies. However, current regulations are limiting access to this cutting-edge p...