Living with a pancreas transplant


Find out what to expect after a pancreas transplant

Key points

  • Once your pancreas function is stable, you should have more energy and be able to get back to your usual activities
  • Eating well, keeping active and looking after yourself will help you recover
  • It's important to remember that everyone's recovery is different
  • Support is available if you or your loved ones are struggling or if you need to talk

Complications to watch out for

Warning signs after a transplant

What do you need to watch out for after a pancreas transplant and when should you seek medical advice?

Learn about warning signs

Rejection and transplants

Rejection is when your immune system starts to attack your transplanted pancreas. You'll be given medicines to prevent this.

Learn about rejection

Delayed graft function

Around 10-20 in 100 simultaneous pancreas and kidney (SPK) transplant patients develop delayed graft function. 

Learn about delayed graft

Infections and transplants

Infections are very common immediately after a pancreas transplant, partly due to the medications.

Learn about infections

Things to know



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