Home > JAMA REPORT > Stem Cell Transplant May Free Diabetics of Insulin Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Feb 29, 2008 by RichBurt, Views: 4155 JAMA Report: Type 1 diabetes affects millions of people, most of them young. Patients must use insulin to stay alive. A new study in JAMA shows that adult stem cell transplant may help free patients of the need for insulin. Dr. Richard Burt Northwestern Univ. Med. Cicago, Ill.