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Can Someone With Diabetes Donate Their Pancreas
I have severe sharp pain as soon as I begin to eat. The pain is NOT my stomache but just to the left of my stomache. Exactly where the pancrease (pancrelipase) sits.
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
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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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother, aged around 5, has diabetes. I want to know that can pancreas be replaced in his case?
Is it possible that i give him at least a little bit of my pancreas so he can have a healthy pancreas again and no more diabetes?
Basically no...: A. For you, risk too high for serious complications from the surgery, and amount obtained would not reverse his diabetes b. Patients must confirm to current criteria- frequent low sugars or terrible complications pancreas/islet cell transplants are being done only from patients who've died-eg: trauma and donate organs other techniques being evaluated- stem cells in medical research centers. ...Read more
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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