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

Possible complications


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

Learn about infections

Delayed graft function

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

Learn about delayed graft


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

Learn about rejection

Things to know

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