Watch a clip from Patient 13 of Scott King describing how he was diagnosed with type 1.

Read an article by filmmaker Lisa Hepner about her journey with type 1 diabetes and her film-in-progress about the Islet Sheet Project, Patient 13.

Patient 13 – A Documentary About Type 1, Scott King, and the Islet Sheet

The award-winning film production company Vox Pop is making a feature documentary called Patient 13, inspired by Scott King’s decades-long quest to cure type 1 diabetes—and thus to cure himself.

The film follows Scott—medical entrepreneur and founder of Islet Sheet Medical—at the climax of this journey, as he and his fellow researchers and inventors embark on the critical large-animal trials that will determine whether the Islet Sheet can restore normal metabolism in humans. If it does, people with type 1 could be freed from dependence on injected insulin.

Patient 13 also spends time with a delightful young type 1 patient named Sam, age 7, and her parents, who desperately hope there will be a cure before she grows up. “We wanted to show that insulin isn’t a cure,” says Vox Pop cofounder Lisa Hepner (who also has type 1).“It’s life support.”


Follow the making of Patient 13

Support the film through Tenth Muse Films Inc,  the producer of Patient 13 and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation

Read an interview with filmmaker Lisa Hepner

Scott King talks with Elizabeth Snouffer about the film on Diabetes 24/7

Samantha, the young patient profiled in Patient 13.