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Could someone have a pancreas transplant?

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Over 1000 are done each year in the US. About 800 are combined with a kidney transplant in diabetics with kidney failure.
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Dr. Joey Bluhm answered:

I'm wondering why can't diabetics have a pancreas transplant?

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but then they have to be on transplant medications that are sometimes more dangerous than diabetes. There are also many complications that can occur so its usually reserved for diabetic patients that are young who can't control their diabetes on the diabetic medications.
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Why is it not possible to have a pancreas transplant?

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There are two common indications for a pancreas transplant: 1. A commitment to lifelong immunosuppresion for another organ transplant in a type 1 diabetic (usually a kidney for diabetic nephrology, but liver and lung have been done as well) or 2. Very poorly controlled type 1 diabetes despite optimized medical care. This usually requires documented episodes of hypoglycemia unawareness.
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Dr. Vadim Sherman answered:

When is it too risky for a pancreas transplant?

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Every situation is different. Your surgeon must assess your general medical condition before deciding on the level of risk.
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Is it possible have a pancreas transplant?

Yes

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In the US over 1000 were done last year. About 800 are combined with a kidney transplant in those diabetics that also have kidney failure.
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If i recieve a pancreas transplant could i join the army?

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A pancreatic transplant would prevent enlistment or commissioning in any branch of the Armed Forces. You would be "Not Physically Qualified".
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Would it be possible to have a pancreas transplant?

Yes, for diabetes

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Pancreas transplants are done for Type 1 diabetes (rarely for Type 2) that has caused kidney failure, or causes unawareness of hypoglycemia. Few good quality organs are available and the risks are greater than for a kidney transplant. So, only about 1000 are performed each year in the US. The purpose of the txp is to normalize blood sugar without the need to use insulin.
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What is the success in a pancreas transplant?

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The international pancreas transplant registry (IPTR) and the organ procurement and transplant network (OPTN) have data available on line. 1 yr pt survival ranges from 95.5-97.4. Graft survival at 1 yr is 78-85 depending on type of transplant with the best results reported for SPK. some centers are reporting 1 year graft survival rates in the 89-90% range with certain immunosuppresion regimens.
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Why can't they do a pancreas transplant for diabetes?

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There are two common indications for a pancreas transplant: 1. A commitment to lifelong immunosuppresion for another organ transplant in a type 1 diabetic (usually a kidney for diabetic nephrology, but liver and lung have been done as well) or 2. Very poorly controlled type 1 diabetes despite optimized medical care. This usually requires documented episodes of hypoglycemia unawareness.
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What risks are associated with pancreas transplant ?

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The risks involved with pancreas transplant involve the risks of surgery. The risks involve death, bleeding, infection, nerve injury, loss of graft function. The risks also involve that of anesthesia. These benefits are that you are freed from insulin and the stability of sugar level. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.
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