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Can you replace a pancreas when you have type one diabetes?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Philip Kern
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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Yes,but

Major surgery, complications reserved for those with hypoglycemic unawareness, severe, brittle=difficult to control diabetic state.

In brief: Yes,but

Major surgery, complications reserved for those with hypoglycemic unawareness, severe, brittle=difficult to control diabetic state.
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