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Feb112008

Pancreas transplant: An insulin-free treatment for type 1 diabetes

A pancreas transplant is a potential cure for advanced type 1 diabetes. Learn what to expect of the transplant process, the surgery itself and follow-up care.

Type 1 diabetes is a condition in which your pancreas produces little or no insulin, a hormone that allows sugar (glucose) to enter your cells. Treatment for type 1 diabetes is a lifelong commitment of monitoring blood sugar, taking insulin, eating healthy foods and maintaining a healthy weight. For some people, however, insulin therapy and healthy lifestyle choices aren’t enough.

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Pancreas, Transplant, Diabetes, Medical, Anshu Gupta

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