Is a pancreas transplant right for you?
A pancreas transplant is a treatment option for some patients who have major complications from their diabetes
- 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.