Checking for longterm complications

Obviously, depending on how long you've had T1DM, you may have some evidence of diabetic complications after a transplant. The following is still necessary to watch for potential problems:

1 Eye exams must continue once a year even though your blood glucose is now normal because the progression of eye disease doesn't stop abruptly after transplantation.

1 Foot exams must continue, especially if you've had neuropathy (see Chapter 5). You must have your feet checked for sensation and examine them regularly for cuts and infections that you may not be able to feel.

Check out Chapter 7 for general information on eye and foot examinations.

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