Transplant Advice

By Mel1824 Latest Reply 2014-07-06 23:39:20 -0500
Started 2014-07-02 00:26:01 -0500

Hi. I have been a Type 1 diabetic for 25 years I would like to know if anyone can give me their insite or any knowledge or stories of failure or success on the topic of a full pancreas transplant. I only have one kidney shower it is working great thankfully. I really would like to know of pros and con's to this outside of what the doctors have told me. Thanks

7 replies

lara72 2014-07-02 17:48:20 -0500 Report

Hi Mel. My mom has a friend who had a pancreatic transplant ten years ago. She has had nothing but problems since. She is very sickly and her anti rejection drugs make her feel ill. Im sure there are success stories out there though. I would have a have a talk with your doc to get a good medical opinion.

jayabee52 2014-07-02 01:58:27 -0500 Report

Howdy Mel.
Before we can get into the topic, it would be good to know what have the Drs have told you

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

Mel1824 2014-07-03 15:40:12 -0500 Report

Hey James thanks for your reply. I have a consult with UVA soon to see if Im even healthy enough for this my endocrinologist has set up an specialist meeting. I will know more then. I was just wanting to get see if views of other diabetics or families on transplants. Thank you. God Bless you and yours

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