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Will you survive diabetes longer after a kidney transplant?

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Dr. PHILLIP KIM
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

Diabetes has a host of related issues.
But if the kidneys are damaged due to uncontrolled blood glucose, any new kidney would be predisposed as well.

In brief: No

Diabetes has a host of related issues.
But if the kidneys are damaged due to uncontrolled blood glucose, any new kidney would be predisposed as well.
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: Yes, usually

On average people live longer with a kidney transplant than without one.
Having the transplant will not cure your diabetes and it may make it harder to control. However it is not the diabetes itself that leads to death but the results of diabetes (which includes renal failure). Strict management of the diabetes is still required in order to prevent other complications.

In brief: Yes, usually

On average people live longer with a kidney transplant than without one.
Having the transplant will not cure your diabetes and it may make it harder to control. However it is not the diabetes itself that leads to death but the results of diabetes (which includes renal failure). Strict management of the diabetes is still required in order to prevent other complications.
Dr. Ralph Layman
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