Patients with type 1 diabetes that has caused kidney failure may be eligible for a combined kidney and pancreas transplant. During the transplant, the surgeon replaces both a kidney and the pancreas. Following combined kidney and pancreas transplantation, the kidney will be able to filter wastes so dialysis will not be needed. The transplanted pancreas will produce insulin and control blood sugar levels.
Talk to your doctor to learn if you qualify for a combined kidney and pancreas transplants.
Videos about combined kidney and pancreas transplant
Curing Diabetes with Kidney & Pancreas Transplant: Keona McKnight's "Whole New Life"Keona McKnight is now free of the diabetes that plagued her body, including her eyesight since the age of one. Meet Keona and see why she says her kidney & pancreas transplant gave her "a whole new life."
Ask Dr Abrams Curing DiabetesPeter Abrams, MD, is a transplant surgeon with the MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute specializing in pancreas and kidney/pancreas transplant, which can treat some forms of diabetes. Watch Dr. Abrams answer questions patients ask him the most.
Curing Diabetes with Kidney & Pancreas Transplant: Coach Dennis Harris Tells His StoryMaryland High School Football Coach Dennis Harris used to be a diabetic. But thanks to a kidney/pancreas transplant at MedStar Georgetown he no longer needs to check his blood sugar or worry about taking insulin.
Curing Diabetes with Kidney and Pancreas Transplant: Marhea Ruzanic’s StoryFor some patients with diabetes that cannot be well-controlled with medication, a kidney/pancreas transplant is an option to consider. After years of the disease raving her body, Marhea Ruzanic of Virginia is now diabetes free after receiving a kidney/pancreas transplant.
Celebrating a New Life Without DiabetesA group of former patients along with some friends and families got together for pizza, conversation and updates on their lives. The topic… a new life without diabetes. The gathering was hosted by Dr. Peter Abrams. A surgeon who has helped many beat their diabetes through a pancreas transplant. And, a great many are grateful to have their new organs.
Woman Cured of Her Diabetes with a Pancreas TransplantKeona is now living diabetes-free thanks to a pancreas transplant. Transplant Surgeon, Dr. Peter Abrams, and his patient, Keona, joined us live on Facebook to share her story, talk about the benefits of a transplant, who is a candidate, and how a transplant can improve quality of life.
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