The pros and cons of an islet transplant

The advantages of the islet transplantation include 1 Freedom from the need for insulin injections 1 Reversal of long-term diabetic complications 1 An end to hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia 1 A return of hypoglycemic awareness Several risks are associated with islet transplantation. They include the following 1 Danger of bleeding because heparin is given to prevent clotting of the portal vein for the injection 1 All the risks of the antirejection drugs used for intact pancreas transplantation...

The pros and cons of a pancreas transplant

Are you nervous at the thought of undergoing a pancreas transplant Fret not here are several advantages of receiving a new pancreas i The benefit of needing no insulin injection and no dialysis after a combined kidney and pancreas transplant is enormous. Your quality of life improves tremendously. i With a combination kidney and pancreas transplant, your new kidney doesn't suffer the same deterioration as the original, damaged kidney. Without the healthy pancreas, the new kidney would...