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Cord Blood Infusion Gives Hope to 11-Year Old with Diabetes

Barrett Ross, an 11-year old suffering from type I diabetes, refuses to allow the seemingly endless stream of finger pricks, blood tests, and insulin shots to prevent him from participating in his favorite activities. After he was first diagnosed, Barrett’s parents enrolled him in a clinical trial that tested the ability of cord blood stem cells to regulate the body’s production of insulin and eventually cure diabetes. After the cord blood infusion, Barrett’s body produces more insulin and he can enjoy his childhood to the fullest.

Barrett Ross, an 11-year old suffering from type I diabetes, refuses to allow the seemingly endless stream of finger pricks, blood tests, and insulin shots to prevent him from participating in his favorite activities. After he was first diagnosed, Barrett’s parents enrolled him in a clinical trial that tested the ability of cord blood stem cells to regulate the body’s production of insulin and eventually cure diabetes. After the cord blood infusion, Barrett’s body produces more insulin and he can enjoy his childhood to the fullest.

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