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Will a new pancreas from a donor cure my diabetes?

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In brief: Not a cure

A new pancreas will not cure the diabetes per se.
It will keep your glucose controlled better than any other technique; and hopefully stabilize the diabetic changes that have taken place prior to the transplant.

In brief: Not a cure

A new pancreas will not cure the diabetes per se.
It will keep your glucose controlled better than any other technique; and hopefully stabilize the diabetic changes that have taken place prior to the transplant.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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In brief: Yes

Pancreas transplantation cures diabetes, but just like everything else in life, you don't get something for nothing.
Pancreas transplantation requires surgery and lifelong immunosuppression. Because of the costs and risks involved, nearly all pancreas transplants are done simultaneously in patients undergoing kidney transplantation or in patients who have already undergone a kidney transplant.

In brief: Yes

Pancreas transplantation cures diabetes, but just like everything else in life, you don't get something for nothing.
Pancreas transplantation requires surgery and lifelong immunosuppression. Because of the costs and risks involved, nearly all pancreas transplants are done simultaneously in patients undergoing kidney transplantation or in patients who have already undergone a kidney transplant.
Dr. Barry Browne
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