A 39-year-old member asked:
can you replace a pancreas when you have type one diabetes?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Philip Kern answered
42 years experience Endocrinology
Pancreas transplant: A pancreas transplant is usually only done when you are having another transplant, like a kidney. With any transplant, you have to take powerful anti-rejection drugs, and that causes complications. Even in the setting of combined pancreas/kidney transplant, the new pancreas does not always function well, and you may still need insulin.
Answered on Oct 1, 2013
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