Can a Pancreas Transplantation Be An Option For Diabetics

Individuals with chronic Type 1 diabetes incur serious health complications because of their pancreatic malfunction i.e the pancreas produce less insulin than that is required to control blood sugar levels. In this situation, pancreas transplantation is the most viable option especially when the patient is suffering with diabetic kidney disease or failure. Just like other organ transplants, pancreas transplantation also involves replacement of diseased pancreas with a whole or partial pancreas from the donor.

Generally, patients with the following medical requirements are considered as suitable for Pancreas transplantation -

  • Diseased or failed kidney with suitable condition for kidney transplantation
  • Significant problems with insulin supplements and control of blood sugar levels
  • Severe metabolic complications and failure of other treatment approaches