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Table 1 Basic characteristics of the interviewees (names haven been pseudonymized)

From: What does it take to consent to islet cell xenotransplantation?: Insights from an interview study with type 1 diabetes patients and review of the literature

Interviewee, age Diabetes history Therapy (history and assessment)
Mr. A (mid 40s) Since adolescence; has used insulin from pigs and cows Very happy with insulin pump; allows for flexibility in his work routine
Mr. B (50) Since birth; has used insulin from pigs and cows Using insulin patch pump; excited about continuous glucose monitor (CGM), but not paid for by health insurance
Mrs. C (late 50s) Since 2013 Happy with multiple daily injections (MDI) therapy
Mr. D (30) Since 2009 Using (tethered) insulin pump (due to problems with patch pump); appreciates flexibility in virtue of the pump
Mr. E (late 20s) Since 2007 Happy with MDI
Mrs. F (late 40s) Since age 13; has used insulin from pigs and cows Very happy with using insulin pump and CGM
Mrs. G (60) Since age 12; has used insulin from pigs and cows Happy with insulin pump (before pump: often unconscious); occasionally additional injections necessary; stent (due to diabetes)