Is a pancreas transplant right for you?

A pancreas transplant is a treatment option for some patients who have major complications from their diabetes

Key points

  • Having a pancreas transplant improves the quality and length of life for most patients who are suitable for the surgery
  • It is not a cure. There are risks as well as benefits
  • Tests will be needed to determine if you are able to have a pancreas transplant
  • Pancreas transplants are not suitable for all patients with diabetes

Discuss your options with your pancreas or kidney doctor (diabetologist or nephrologist)

If you’re considering a pancreas transplant, your first step is to talk to your pancreas or kidney doctor. 

If you and your doctor agree a pancreas transplant may be a good treatment for you, they will arrange for you to have a series of tests.

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