One of the most promising therapies in the fight against diabetes is the replacement of insulin-producing cells. This cell replacement therapy includes the transplantation of islet cells provided by a donor pancreas, which can function in diabetes patients for years. Islet transplant recipients can maintain some insulin production; more easily manage their blood sugar levels, eliminate hypoglycemic episodes and experience an improved quality of life. High-impact journals are those considered to be highly influential in their respective fields. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.
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