The impact of clinical islet transplant (CIT) on glycemic variability compared with type 1 diabetes (T1D) subjects and nondiabetic controls has not been explored.

Aim: To evaluate the relationship between glycemic variability (by CGM) and islet graft function in CIT vs. T1D subjects on Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusions (CSII), using healthy, nondiabetic subjects as reference.

Methods: CIT recipients n=39, (insulin independent vs. dependent: n=15 vs. n=24) and subjects on CSII therapy (n=10) all with T1D were assessed at 1 year post-intervention with CGM. Published data from nondiabetic controls were used for comparison. Fasting glucose, C-peptide and HbA1c concentrations and insulin dose were recorded (including in a control cohort, n=28) where applicable; BETA-2 scores were calculated in those with endogenous C-peptide.

Results: CIT recipients had decreased coefficient variation of glucose and lower time in hypoglycemia vs. those on CSII therapy; BETA-2 scores were ∼20% lower in CIT recipients vs. controls (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Islet transplant recipients have diminished glycemic variability with abrogation of hypoglycemia vs. CSII at 1 year. Normalisation of time in range and glycemic variability was observed in insulin independent CIT recipients despite beta cell function ∼20% lower than in nondiabetic subjects.


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