A 39-year-old member asked:
Could i have a pancrease (pancrelipase) transfer to cure diabetics?
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Dr. Lisa Hogananswered
General Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: In diabetics a pancreas transplant is often performed together with a kidney transplant. There is also research into using pancreatic islet cell transplantation which is less invasive usually than a whole organ transplantation in diabetics to restore beta cell function (the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas.) islet cell transplantation is still considered experimental.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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