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Can someone with diabetes donate their pancreas?

Can someone with diabetes donate their pancreas?

Not for transplant: There may be scientific groups interested in diabetic organs for research. However, a diabetic pancreas will not be used for transplant. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Pancreas (Definition)

Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more


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Can someone with diabetes receive a pancreas transplant?

Can someone with diabetes receive a pancreas transplant?

Yes: Type 1 diabetes mellitus is the most common indication for a pancreas transplant. The transplant pancreas cures the hyperglycemia or high blood sugars associated with diabetes. ...Read more

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Why people with diabetes can't get their pancreas replaced?

Why people with diabetes can't get their pancreas replaced?

Pancreas transplant: A pancreas transplant is a big deal. You would then have to take drugs to prevent rejection of the transplant, and those drugs have many side effects. And the new pancreas does not often work, and you still have to take insulin. ...Read more

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Can people with hemoglobinopathy donate their blood?

Can people with hemoglobinopathy donate their blood?

Some can: For example , those with sickle cell trait can give but not sickle cell disease. For an extensive listing of doner information and qualifications go to www.Redcrossblood.Org ...Read more

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Can a person with diabetes donate sperm?

Can a person with diabetes donate sperm?

No: Most facilities have exclusion criteria for semen banks, and diabetes is one of the diseases that generally precludes donation. ...Read more

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Can a person who has diabetes mellitus have alcohol levels in their blood, even though they don't drink?

Can a person who has diabetes mellitus have alcohol levels in their blood, even though they don't drink?

No.: The only thing that will cause measurable levels of ethanol in the blood is consuming ethanol (alcohol found in beer, wine & liquor/mixed drinks). ...Read more

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Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Can HGH help people with kidney disease and diabetes?

Kidney and growth: While growth hormone will not improve kidney disease and is a diabetogenic medication, we use it in children who have poor growth due to renal failure. It helps to promote longitudinal growth in such patients who would otherwise be small. The use of hgh in children with growth failure secondary to kidney failure is fda approved. ...Read more

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Can someone donate their organs for science?

Yes: This is of potential value in those who have unusual diseases. If you are one of those, contact the charitable organization for that disease regarding donation when the time comes. ...Read more

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The major histocompatibility complex (mhc) tells you who you can donate organs to?

The major histocompatibility complex (mhc) tells you who you can donate organs to?

Among other things: The physiologic function of mhc proteins is regulation of immune response. Organ transplants are an artificial situation, however, you are correct in that matching the hla types of donor and recipient are critical in most transplants. ...Read more

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Will someone with aids be able to donate their eyes after they die?

Will someone with aids be able to donate their eyes after they die?

No: The following is an excerpt from the lion's bank: "under the following conditions, donation cannot occur: HIV or aids, active hepatitis, active syphilis, rabies, viral encephalitis, or active meningitis.". ...Read more

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What can happen to someone with diabetes that takes insulin shots and never checks their blood sugar?

What can happen to someone with diabetes that takes insulin shots and never checks their blood sugar?

Complications: The risks of not checking: life-threateningly high/low blood sugar, progression of kidney failure until dialysis needed, progression of diabetic retinal disease (retinopathy) until blindness occurs, painful diabetic nerve disease (neuropathy). The benefits of not checking: fingers a bit less sore, i suppose, at least until neuropathy sets in. A shame to invite tragedy when it is so preventable. ...Read more

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Can diabetic person live with one kidney?

Can diabetic person live with one kidney?

Slippery slope: Diabetes and hypertension are the #1 and #2 causes of kidney failure. If a diabetic has only one kidney, the likelihood of decline is greater. Be aware that not all diabetics develop kidney disease and that non-diabetics with one kidney can live just fine. ...Read more

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Can someone with diabetes have bariatric surgery?

Can someone with diabetes have bariatric surgery?

Absolutely!: Not only can they have surgery, but if you have type ii diabetes and your body mass index is over 35 gastric bypass procedures like the roux-en-y and mini-gastric bypass will likely cure or significantly improve your diabetes. Immediately after surgery i take all of my diabetic patients off of their diabetes meds including insulin. 85% of them never need those meds again! ...Read more

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Is it safe for someone with von willebrand disease donate their organs when they die?

Is it safe for  someone with von willebrand disease donate their organs when they die?

Yes! : Von willebrand disease is a blood disorder; it has no adverse effect on your organs. Persons with von willebrand disease can certainly donate their organs if they so desire. ...Read more

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Can someone who is diabetic get a pancreas transplant and be cured?

Can someone who is diabetic get a pancreas transplant and be cured?

Not completely: Pancreas transplant will replace the needed Insulin for the patient, but does not really cure the diabetes. One reason is the disease has been present for years-even decades-and has taken a toll on the blood vessels and other organs and tissues of the body. ...Read more

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Can someone with kidney transplant take plexus slim?

Can someone with kidney transplant take plexus slim?

Be cautious: It's ingredients are chlorogenic (green coffee bean extract), garcinia cambogia fruit extract, Alpha lipoic acid. While none may have a direct toxic effect on the kidneys but they might interact with the immunosuppressive medication and change their desire blood level and consequently their effect. Provide supplements's detail to your kidney specialist. ...Read more

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How can I help someone with stage 4 kidney disease with their diet?

How can I help someone with stage 4 kidney disease with their diet?

40grams protein diet: And low phosphrus diet (no cola, chocolate, hard beans, and dairy) also, low salt diet at 2000 mg sodium or less/ 24hrs and control calories per instructions if diabetes is present. Of course this patient sees a nephrologist and you can get more details from him or her or a dietitian. ...Read more

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Anny food can't be taken patient kidney failure ..? Give example..? And person who can get the kidney failure?

Anny food can't be taken patient kidney failure ..? Give example..? And person who can get the kidney failure?

Low phosphorous: Phosphorous is present in milk, cheese, nuts, meats and other foods. Limiting the amount of phosphorous eaten and taking binders, pills that stick to phosphorous in the gut preventing absorption, is of vital importance for a dialysis patient. High levels of phosphorous are associated with itching, red eyes and over the long term vascular injury by being stuck into the walls of arteries. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

A group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the ...Read more